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Another week down and, as per usual, it’s been a busy one. We launched a competition that is already causing a stir with budding musicians, announced some new wireless Bluetooth speakers and started rolling out new software updates for our first Z series devices.

The #GetARecordDeal competition asks musicians to submit their best original track and in return, they get the chance to land a single record deal with Sony. We’ll be helping the winner of this competition to make two official music videos and supporting him/her/them with a major marketing and promotional push. This career-defining opportunity will give the winner mentoring from top label executives, exposure on Sony Xperia’s content portal, Xperia Lounge, and much, much more.

Everyone loves a rock star, but for most of us non-maestros, listening to music is as close we get. Don’t worry, if that’s you, we’ve got your back too. You can now enjoy your music in sparkling clarity with these new wireless Bluetooth speakers thanks to our friends at Sony Electronics. (If the name doesn’t give it away, the speakers are wireless and connect to your smartphone, tablet or PC via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.) With summer and sunshine approaching, what better way to enjoy a barbeque with friends! #NumberOneSummerEssential

On Wednesday, we started rolling out a new Sony User Experience upgrade for our first Z Series devices including the update to Google’s Android 4.4 (KitKat) with some amazing features (if we do say so ourselves). For those of you who are the lucky owners of a Sony PlayStation 4, you may even recognise the new user interface. Not to forget a revamped status bar and “Quick Settings” that make your smartphone more intuitive and customisable.

As always, don’t forget to check out this week’s The Take Out episode with the irrepressible Eoghan McDermott. This episode features two great new movies: Richard Linklater’s new movie ‘Boyhood,’ which was filmed over 12 years so the actors grew as their character did, and ‘America Interior,’ which features Gruff Rhys and is available as a film, album, book and app.

That’s all from us for now. Have a great weekend!