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  1. Business Matters: If Smartphone Is Stepping Stone to Subscription Growth, U.S. Doing Well

    September 10, 2012 5:53 PM EDT If the smartphone is the gateway to digital music growth, the United States has got a ton of potential. Data from mobile analytics company Flurry show 165 million iOS and Android devices in the U.S. in July. The country's 78% smartphone penet ...

  2. axs Goes Live in Kansas City

    January 13, 2012 6:06 PM EST Today was a milestone day for Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and their new ticketing operation axs Ticketing, as the system went live at the arena level with on-sales by Lady Antebellum and Drake at AEG's Sprint Center in Kansas City. The ...

  3. Mobile World Congress: Operators Challenge Apple's App Store

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Twenty-four telecom operators have formed an alliance to build an open platform that will deliver applications to all mobile phone users in an effort to compete with Apple's successful apps store. The move is supported by three of the world&# ...

  4. MySpace To Launch Widget for TV

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace is looking to make watching the tube a lot more social. The News Corp.-owned social networking giant has announced plans to launch MySpace Widget for TV, an application which essentially will serve as a mini version of the popular site tha ...

  5. Popkomm IMEA Shortlist Unveiled

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Four European companies, two U.S. ventures, plus one each from Australia and Israel comprise the eights finalists at this year's Popkomm Innovation in Music and Entertainment Awards (IMEA) on Sept 19 in Berlin. Between them, the short-listed ...

  6. WMG, Sony BMG Launch Digital Platform In Russia

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music and Sony BMG, along with two Russian record labels, launched a wholesale digital distribution platform in Russia on Thursday, a market dominated by piracy across the entire entertainment industry. The two majors said they had formed a ...

  7. Napster Mobile Comes To Ireland

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Napster Mobile has made its debut in the European market via Irish wireless carrier O2 Ireland. The move means O2 Ireland's 1.6 million subscribers will be able for the first time to access Napster's catalog of 3 million full-length song ...

  8. HMV Japan Ramps Up Mobile Web Site

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST New service goes live Nov. 23. HMV Japan on Nov. 21 unveiled a major upgrade of its mobile Web site that it says is aimed at taking full advantage of broadband-capable handsets. The site will be upgraded from its current text-based format to one i ...

  9. HMV Japan Ramps Up Mobile Web Site

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST HMV Japan on Nov. 21 unveiled a major upgrade of its mobile Web site that it says is aimed at taking full advantage of broadband-capable handsets. HMV Japan on Nov. 21 unveiled a major upgrade of its mobile Web site that it says is aimed at taking ...

  10. Napster Japan Presses Button On Mobile Service

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Napster Japan today (Nov. 6) launched a mobile-based master ringtone and full-song download service in cooperation with Tokyo-based telecom operator NTT DoCoMo. Napster Japan today (Nov. 6) launched a mobile-based master ringtone and full-song dow ...

  11. NTT DoCoMo To Launch Music Channel

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Multi-media music service goes live Aug. 31. NTT DoCoMo, Inc., the Japanese giant wireless carrier, is launching a High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) service on Aug. 31, in time for the company's new multi-media music service. The move ...

  12. MTV U.K. Launches Social Networking Music Service

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Flux originally unveiled in Japan in June 2005. Flux, the multi-platform social-networking digital service originated by MTV Networks International in Japan, is entering the U.K. market on Aug. 1. Originally unveiled in Japan in June 2005 as a loc ...

  13. MTV U.K. Launches Social Networking Music Service

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Flux originally unveiled in Japan in June 2005. Flux, the multi-platform social-networking digital service originated by MTV Networks International in Japan, is entering the U.K. market on Aug. 1. Originally unveiled in Japan in June 2005 as a loc ...

  14. Warner Japan Invests In Mobile Broadcaster

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Frontmedia, WMJ partner for new mobile projects. Warner Music Japan said today (June 6) it has purchased a minority stake in Tokyo-based mobile-broadcaster and wireless-application developer FrontMedia. Financial details of the deal were not discl ...

  15. NTT DoCoMo Buys Into Tower Records Japan

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile-phone operator, is buying a 42% stake in Tower Records Japan for ¥12.8 billion ($108.2 million), the two companies said today (Nov. 7). The deal, to be carried NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobil ...

  16. Loudeye Launches In Poland

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is powering Poland's first digital-music service, which launched Feb. 28 on Onet.pl, one of the country's leading Internet portals. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is powering Poland's first digital-music ser ...

  17. Loudeye Launches In Poland

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Loudeye Corp. is powering Poland's first digital-music service, which launched yesterday (Feb. 28) on Onet.pl, one of the country's leading Internet portals. Loudeye Corp. is powering Poland's first digital-music service, which laun ...

  18. Loudeye Launches In Poland

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Loudeye Corp. is powering Poland's first digital-music service, which launched yesterday (Feb. 28) on Onet.pl, one of the country's leading Internet portals. Loudeye Corp. is powering Poland's first digital-music service, which laun ...

  19. MTV Music Finder Embraced By KDDI

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Feb. 16) that a new telecom operator has signed on Japan's first music-recognition service, MTV Music Finder. MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Fe ...

  20. MTV Music Finder Embraced By KDDI

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Feb. 16) that a new telecom operator has signed on Japan's first music-recognition service, MTV Music Finder. MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Fe ...

  21. Loudeye, Nokia Team For Mobile Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service lets operators sell under their own brand. Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forces with Seattle-based digital service provider Loudeye Corp. to launch a mobile music platform in 30 countries. Unveiled today (Feb. 14) at 3GSM World ...

  22. Loudeye, Nokia Team For Mobile Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forces with Seattle-based digital service provider Loudeye Corp. to launch a mobile music platform in 30 countries. Unveiled today at 3GSM World Congress, the Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forc ...