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Report: 2012 State Of Online Music
Music consumption analytics company Next Big Sound has released its 2012 State of Online Music report measuring the growth of social networks, streaming services, online radio, and digital sales. In terms of artists, the report found 45 percent growth in total online plays and 67 percent in new fans. Fan activity on Soundcloud reached a monthly average of 6,000 views per artist, making it the fastest-growing social service for music. Additionally, new releases making the biggest social waves in 2012 include the GRAMMY-nominated Lumineers' self-titled album, Gary Clark Jr.'s Black And Blu and Alt-J's An Awesome Wave.
Redfoo Caught Party Rocking With Tennis Player?
LMFAO's Redfoo has taken his party rocking antics from the stage to the tennis court. While the fun-crazed singer is no stranger to tennis (he's attended tournaments around the world and his fashion line, Party Rock Clothing, even sponsors a tournament), he's taking his love for the game to a whole new level and is reportedly dating one of the top female players in the world, Victoria Azarenka. "I'm in love," Redfoo revealed in a recent interview. "I don't like to kiss and tell, but we're really close and she's a very special person and I'm very happy in my life right now." It's safe to assume Redfoo isn't sorry for party rocking this time.