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Blip.fm Planning New SuperShop Experience

As a result of the recent unexpected closure of our merchandise partner, Blip.fm will be developing an even better store that will offer new services and fresh goodies sure to please blippers far and wide!

We apologize for the inconvenience this closure poses for those of you in the Bliposphere who currently have outstanding orders. We want to assure you that we are working very closely with our former partner to get your orders filled as soon as possible, or secure a 100% refund. We will be in touch with each of you over the coming days to give you a status report.

Though the circumstances were beyond our control, we take great pride in being responsive and supportive of you, our valued Blip.fm community members, and will take this opportunity to build an even better experience! We will keep you posted on when the new SuperShop will be launching.

If you have any questions about your order, you know where to reach us: support@blip.fm

Stay tuned and thanks for your patience!

The Blip.fm Team

Calling all DJs - Blip.fm and Griffin Technology team up for Power Prize Pack Giveaway

Starting now, we’ll be randomly selecting 3 lucky DJs each Friday for the next four weeks to win a Power Prize Pack from our friends at Griffin Technology, the leader in ultra cool and useful iPod accessories!

The Power Prize Pack includes:

3 steps to enter:

  1. Simply include the hashtag: #griffin when you blip a song to Twitter. Visit your service settings page to set up your Blip.fm account to post your blips to Twitter.
  2. Be sure you are following both @griffintech and @blipfm on Twitter.
  3. Add GriffinTech as a Blip.fm favorite DJ.

That’s it. Easy!

The cutoff time is 5:00 pm (PDT) each and every Friday for the next four weeks (If you blip after the cutoff it’ll count toward the following week’s contest). Three lucky winners will be randomly selected and notified via email on Friday, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2 and must respond to that email no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) the following Monday to collect their winnings. 1 prize per winner (sorry, you can’t win twice). The more you enter the better your chance to win, so start blipping today and good luck!

FoxyTunes Adds Blip.fm Player

Yahoo! has released a major update to FoxyTunes that, among a host of other new features, now supports Blip.fm playback. FoxyTunes is a FireFox add-on that controls a variety of music players including iTunes, Last.fm, Pandora, and even YouTube directly from the browser status bar. It allows you to listen to your music while browsing other sites, without the need to switch to the player to change the track or find out what’s currently playing.

What’s got us excited about the latest release is the addition of Blip.fm as a music player. Now you can control any Blip.fm stream from the toolbar, without hunting for the tab that’s playing the music. The FoxyTunes add-on supports all the standard playback options you would expect, like play, pause, next and volume control (yes, they even beat us to a volume slider).

Blip.fm in FoxyTunes

In addition to playback, this release of FoxyTunes lets you update your status on Twitter, Facebook, and Yahoo! with the currently playing track. It doesn’t support posting to Blip.fm yet, but you can bet we’ll be working with their team to get that added in the near future.

FoxyTunes Status Update

The FoxyTunes team has done a great job adding an extra layer of information about the currently playing track that makes this add-on indispensable. A compact breakaway information window tells you the artist and title, along with album art (when available), and contextual menus for “Search” and “Explore”.  These menus get you quick access to search results, lyrics, and FoxyTunes’ own mashup artist page containing Flickr photos, YouTube videos, and a ton of other stuff. Ahem, this page is obviously lacking “recent blips” by the artists… something we shall hope to remedy.

FoxyTunes Now Playing Info

Download FoxyTunes and check it out. Also make sure to send feedback to let them know how you like the Blip.fm support. Their development team (like us) thrives on comments, so let ‘er rip.

Blip.fm is a Twiistup Showoff

Blip.fm was selected as the final Twiistup Showoff to present at the Twiistup Conference next week in Los Angeles. Earlier today, Twiistup congratulated us and tweeted that Blip.fm “absolutely blew up Twitter.”  We also heard that we drove so much traffic to the event page that we temporarily took down the server.

We think it’s really important to give props to the people that made it happen for us: YOU. There were thousands of votes from the Blip.fm community, you guys seriously rocked this contest. Brian, Ian, Yan, and I can’t thank you enough for your support in voting for us and getting your networks to participate.  We would like to especially recognize @briangreene, @evablue, and @daretoeatapeach.  These guys are a few of our most dedicated blippers and were especially thoughtful and active in helping us promote this event.

We said we would give 100 credits to five of the blippers who supported us by voting on Twitter, selected at random, from the thousands of tweets generated during the contest. Here are the lucky duckies:

@dojodub
@Simchabe
@mrsblythe
@cynti
@PsychoSid

So what’s going on at the Twiistup Conference?

Blip.fm will be presenting next week on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles.  You can get tickets here.  It’s going to be a great event connecting people from technology, media, and entertainment.  Here’s a bit more from the Twiistup site:

“Our events features an eclectic stage agenda representing leading innovators and 10 startups chosen to ‘showoff’ their products & services to influential bloggers, fellow tech-heads, investors, the media and those interested in learning about what’s hot in tech.

Unlike traditional conferences, Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, beverages, swag and the unexpected.”

The address is:

Universal Hilton
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA, USA

We’ll be wearing our Blip.fm swag so please say hello if you see us.

Thanks again,

Jeff, Brian, Ian, and Yan

Blip.fm SuperShop Now Open!

You’ve all been asking when you’d be able to get your hands on some Blip.fm schwag. Well that day has finally arrived. We just opened the Blip.fm SuperShop where you can sport your very own Blip.fm tees and hoodies. Now these aren’t the same old company shirts you’re used to, all of our designs are completely customizable and have a link back to your unique Blip.fm station printed across the front. Check it out.

Not only is this a great way to promote your Blip.fm station, it’s also a great way to support the humble people busting hump to bring you the best social DJ site on the internets (did I mention humble?). So get your tee or hoodie today and wear it proudly. Let the world know that you’re a Blip.fm DJ.