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  1. MSG Overhauls Web Sites

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MSG Entertainment's New York venues are getting a brand new digital image. The company has revealed that Web sites for Madison Square Garden , Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre have been newly resigned, while a brand new site has been ...

  2. AOL Overhauls Programming, Music Service Relaunched

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT America Online has revamped it programming lineup as a part of a broader company restructuring designed to focus more on targeted advertising. The AOL Music service has been relaunched, along with other programming lines like Sports and News. The ...

  3. Cooler Opening for IndigO2

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's AEG-owned O2 arena, formerly known as the Millennium Dome, opens the doors of its smaller, on-site, IndigO2 concert venue June 28 with a show sponsored by AOL Music and featuring EMI Music acts. The "AOL Music Live! Summer Coole ...

  4. Sparks Shines As Sixth American Idol

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a flurry of thank yous and literal sparks, 17-year-old Jordin Sparks was crowned the sixth season winner of "American Idol" tonight (May 23). Competing against 25-year-old Blake Lewis for the crown, the young Glendale, Ariz., native b ...

  5. Napster Says Results Should Beat Forecast

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster Inc. said on Tuesday its quarterly results should exceed its prior outlook, helped by the integration of more than 225,000 AOL Music Now paid subscribers into its service. The news saw shares move up more than 7 percen ...

  6. 'Infinity On' Top: Fall Out Boy Debuts at No. 1

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy rocks The Billboard 200 with its first No. 1 album as "Infinity on High" debuts in the penthouse ... Ashley Tisdale, best-known as a co-star of Disney Channel's "High School Musical," becomes the second member ...

  7. Update: Napster Nabs AOL Music Now Subscribers

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST As previously reported on Billboard.biz , Napster acquired AOL Music Now's 350,000 subscribers just a week after landing the subscriber base of the now-defunct Virgin Digital subscription service. Further details have emerged via a Form 8-K f ...

  8. Napster Nabs AOL Music Now Subscribers

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Just a week after acquiring the subscriber base of the now-defunct Virgin Digital subscription service, Napster is taking over as the official music subscription service for AOL Music. AOL has dumped the Music Now service, which it acquired from C ...

  9. Cingular Unveils Mobile Music Strategy

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST On Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless will become the first U.S. operator to provide mobile access to online digital music services such as Napster, eMusic and Yahoo Music. Unlike rivals Sprint and Verizon Wi On Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless will become the fi ...

  10. Fontana Inks Deals With VH1, INgrooves

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company expands with exclusive distribution pacts. Fontana has signed an exclusive distribution deal with digital media publisher and technology company INgrooves. Fontana will distribute the company's product in the U.S. and Canada, while IN ...

  11. AOL Targets Indie Audience

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Launches weekly Web-only video show. AOL Music is looking to expand its audience beyond the pop crowd by developing new programming aimed at indie rock music fans. As part of the initiative AOL on Oct. 26 launched a weekly Web-only video show call ...

  12. Rich Replaces Flannigan At AOL

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named VP/GM of music, movies and television. AOL has named Mike Rich VP/GM of music, movies and television. Rich, a veteran AOL programming executive, replaces Erik Flannigan, who is exiting the company after a year on the job. Rich reports to Bil ...

  13. AOL Music Reveals Breakers Acts

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists include Johnta Austin, Chris Young, Jibbs. AOL Music has named the latest group of artists for its Breakers artist development program. Participating artists are Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige collaborator Johnta Austin (Virgin), "Nas ...

  14. AOL Music Reveals Breakers Acts

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists include Johnta Austin, Chris Young, Jibbs. AOL Music has named the latest group of artists for its Breakers artist development program. Participating artists are Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige collaborator Johnta Austin (Virgin), "Nas ...

  15. AOL Unveils Revamped Music Store

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offering open to any online visitor. AOL on Tuesday (Aug. 29) unveiled a revamped music product with a Web-based store and subscription service offering audio and video streaming, programmed radio and downloads that can be transferred to compatibl ...

  16. AOL Picks Up Dylan's XM Show

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online radio destination AOL Radio will begin simulcasting Bob Dylan's weekly XM Satellite Radio show "Theme Time Radio Hour" on Wednesday (Aug. 30). Online radio destination AOL Radio will begin simulcasting Bob Dylan’s weekly XM S ...

  17. YouTube, Labels Talk Video Deal

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site receives over 100 millions views a day. YouTube Inc. said on Tuesday (Aug. 15) it is talking with record labels to post thousands of music videos online, aiming to move beyond being a site for sharing home videos to a provider of mainstream e ...

  18. AOL Hosts Paris

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New album available for streaming for two weeks. AOL Music has an exclusive look at Paris Hilton's upcoming album Paris, which is in stores August 22. Starting today (Aug. 14) fans are able to stream the entire album at AOL Music--the listeni ...

  19. AOL To Launch New Video Portal

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to be 'one-stop source' for online video content. AOL is launching new video portal August 4 that will offer access to music videos, news clips, movie trailers, full length TV shows and user generated content. The portal, AOL Video ...

  20. Publishers File Suit Against Digital Services

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple, Napster, RealNetworks among those named. A small group of independent music publishers filed a class action lawsuit May 16 against major online music services for failing to secure licenses to sell downloads. The copyright infringement suit ...

  21. AOL Opens Content To Web Developers

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AOL Music Now unveiled a Web Services initiative designed to give Web developers access to AOL Music content. The company’s new developer site allows Web site developers, bloggers and others to add AOL Music Now unveiled a Web Services initiative ...

  22. Copyright Tribunal To Hear BPI, MCPS-PRS Dispute

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Month-long hearing starts Sept. 25. The U.K. Copyright Tribunal has set aside a four-week period from Sept. 25 to hear the ongoing online dispute between U.K. labels body the BPI and collecting society the MCPS-PRS Alliance. As previously reported ...

  23. AOL Music Names Editor-In-Chief

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Most recently music editor for RollingStone.com. AOL has appointed Bill Crandall editor-in-chief of AOL Music. Crandall, who most recently served as music editor for RollingStone.com, will fill the newly-created position starting today (March 13) ...

  24. AOL Music Launches Site For GLBT Community

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'G-Sides' sponsored by Motorola. AOL Music launched a new site today (Jan. 23) called "G-Sides, Music for the GLBT Community." An explanation on the Site explains that G-Sides is "the gay and lesbian artists we love. The i ...

  25. AOL, DJ John Digweed Team

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pact to offer exclusive to digital outlets. AOL has teamed with dance DJ John Digweed and digital label INgrooves to release the Digweed-mixed AOL Music DJ Sessions exclusively to digital outlets. The album is only available for sale online, initi ...

  26. Network Live Prepares For Madonna, Urban

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exclusive shows to be broadcast across AOL, XM. Network Live, a joint venture between America Online, XM Satellite Radio and AEG, is producing two exclusive concerts-Keith Urban Nov. 14 and Madonna Nov. 15-which will be broadcast across its multi- ...

  27. AOL Acquires Circuit City's MusicNow

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST America Online said Nov. 3 it has purchased from Circuit City the electronics retailer's MusicNow asset for an undisclosed amount, giving the Time Warner unit a service that looks a lot like the legit (The Hollywood Reporter) -- America Onlin ...

  28. AOL Buys MusicNow

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Preview of the new service is live now. American Online has acquired digital music subscription service MusicNow, which the company is integrating into a new digital music store to replace its existing MusicNet@AOL service. A preview of the new se ...

  29. Nielsen Adds Tethered Digital Tracking

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) will begin tracking tethered digital music downloads, in reponse to the growing business of on-demand music subscription services. Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) ...

  30. Ad Vet Looks To Boost Mobile Music Strategy

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Korte's keynote focuses on licensing, PDAs. The international advertising industry needs to boost its strategy for licensing music for mobile-phone applications as brand owners tighten their relationships with the music industry. That was the ...

  31. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 i ...

  32. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Young To Play Canada. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. At deadline, the only act confirmed for the show was the Pet Sh ...

  33. Backstreet Boys Offering Free Tour Tickets

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two-for-one available on AOL site. Clear Channel Music Group is teaming with the Backstreet Boys and AOL Music to offer two-for-one tickets for the group's upcoming summer amphitheater tour. Beginning June 10, fans who visit aolcityguide.com ...

  34. Clear Channel Debuts First Show in 'Stripped' Series

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Internet-only concert series will begin on 125 Web sites. On May 24, Clear Channel debuted “Stripped,” its new Internet-only concert series, on an initial 125 station Web sites. The first online video concert, available free and on demand, feature ...

  35. Dave Matthews Band Offers AOL Webcast

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live music series continues with Coldplay. The Dave Matthews Band performed a rare and intimate show for AOL Music Live, May 9 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. This show was Webcast live and fans could tune in to hear a simultaneous audio bro ...

  36. Dave Matthews Band Offers AOL Webcast

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live music series continues with Coldplay. The Dave Matthews Band performed a rare and intimate show for AOL Music Live, May 9 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. This show was Webcast live and fans could tune in to hear a simultaneous audio bro ...

  37. AOL Grabs Chevy Sponsorship

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal centers on live music sessions. America Online has signed Chevrolet as the exclusive sponsor of its in-studio performance program, AOL Music Sessions. Under terms of the deal, announced today (May 2), Chevy will sponsor the AOL Music Sessions ...

  38. UMG, WMG Ink Video-On-Demand Deals With AOL

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT America Online will begin paying Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group for access to their music video libraries under a pair of video-on-demand licensing agreements to be announced tomorrow (A America Online will begin paying Universal Mus ...

  39. AOL, XM Team For Web Radio Network

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Service to offer 200 stations. AOL and XM Satellite Radio are joining forces to create what they call the world's largest combined digital radio network. The as-yet-unnamed online service will bring 70 XM channels and AOL's 130 channels ...

  40. Clear Channel Plans Web Performance Series

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rob Thomas, John Legend on board for 'Stripped.' Clear Channel Communications plans to make a big push into the Internet radio space next month with a new performance series that will be syndicated weekly to hundreds of its local-station ...

  41. Clear Channel Snags AOL's Harrison

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST AOL Music GM Evan Harrison is bolting America Online to oversee Clear Channel Communications' Internet radio division. AOL Music GM Evan Harrison is bolting America Online to oversee Clear Channel Communications' Internet radio division. ...

  42. Clear Channel Snags AOL's Harrison

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST AOL Music GM Evan Harrison is bolting America Online to oversee Clear Channel Communications' Internet radio division. AOL Music GM Evan Harrison is bolting America Online to oversee Clear Channel Communications' Internet radio division. ...

  43. AOL Music Closes S.F. Offices

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AOL Music is closing its San Francisco offices and relocating its radio operations to New York, effective Nov. 15. AOL Music is closing its San Francisco offices and relocating its radio operations to New York, effective Nov. 15. The move will aff ...

  44. AOL Bows Music Service For MS Media Center

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sessions performances, videos available. America Online said today that its music video service, AOL Music on Demand, is now available for use with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, which allows for interoperability between the perso ...

  45. Burger King, AOL Grill Up Free Downloads

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AOL and Burger King have announced a free download giveaway promotion. The companies are giving away a free download with every purchase of a Whopper sandwich through Oct. 3. AOL and Burger King have announced a free download giveaway promotion. T ...

  46. Burger King, AOL Grill Up Free Downloads

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AOL and Burger King have announced a free download giveaway promotion. The companies are giving away a free download with every purchase of a Whopper sandwich through Oct. 3. AOL and Burger King have announced a free download giveaway promotion. T ...

  47. New Wind-up Imprint Launches With 'Passion'

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs," an album of original tunes from artists inspired by the movie. In addition to "Passion," the n Wind-up Records will launc ...

  48. New Wind-up Imprint Launches With 'Passion'

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs," an album of original tunes from artists inspired by the movie. In addition to "Passion," the n Wind-up Records will launc ...

  49. Shapiro Launches Management Firm

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT First client is country artist Julie Roberts. Former Atlantic Records co-president Ron Shapiro has set up his own management and consulting business. Shapiro left Atlantic in early March as part of the restructuring at Warner Music Group. He had w ...

  50. AOL To Sponsor New-Artist Shows In N.Y.

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cherie, Christina Milian among featured artists. America Online is sponsoring a summer concert series in New York that will spotlight acts featured in AOL Music's new-artist program "Breakers." The series will kick off June 25 with ...

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