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Zingy Gets 50 Cent In Mobile-Content Deal

Zingy Gets 50 Cent In Mobile-Content Deal

Mobile media company Zingy has inked a distribution deal with 50 Cent. Zingy will now be the exclusive worldwide distributor of ringtones, ringback tones and voicemail greetings featuring the rapper.
Microsoft Forms Media/Entertainment Tech Group

Microsoft Forms Media/Entertainment Tech Group

Microsoft has formed a new unit, the Media/Entertainment & Technology Convergence Group, which will oversee the computer giant's strategies for home entertainment, media and personal-computing technologies.
IDJ Names Senior Publicity VP

IDJ Names Senior Publicity VP

Island Def Jam Music Group has named Laura Swanson to the post of senior VP, publicity and artist relations. The executive joins from Arista Records, where she held the same title since September 2000.
U.S.' SoundExchange, U.K.'s PPL Ink New Deal

U.S.' SoundExchange, U.K.'s PPL Ink New Deal

A week after signing reciprocal agreements for their featured artists, U.S. digital rights body SoundExchange and U.K. society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) have inked similar pacts for their respective independent labels.
U.S.' SoundExchange, U.K.'s PPL Ink New Deal

U.S.' SoundExchange, U.K.'s PPL Ink New Deal

A week after signing reciprocal agreements for their featured artists, U.S. digital rights body SoundExchange and U.K. society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) have inked similar pacts for their respective independent labels.
XM Radio Tops 2.1 Million Subscribers

XM Radio Tops 2.1 Million Subscribers

XM Satellite Radio says it added 418,000 new subscribers in the second quarter of 2004, bringing its market-leading total to more than 2.1 million.

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