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  1. MusicNet, Napster Settle With MCPS-PRS

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MusicNet and Napster have reached a settlement with the U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance over online and mobile royalty rates. MusicNet and Napster have reached a settlement with the U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance over online and mobile royalty rates. ...

  2. Partial Settlement Reached Over Digital Royalty Rates

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Groups agree on rates for mobile and online uses. A partial settlement over publishers' royalty rates for digital uses was reached today (Sept. 29) as U.K. Copyright Tribunal proceeding were scheduled to begin in London. British labels' ...

  3. AOL, XM, AEG End Network Live Deal

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Wall acquires company, renaming it Control Room. AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG have ended their Network Live joint venture with Live 8 mastermind Kevin Wall. Wall has acquired full control of the year-old company and has renamed it Control ...

  4. Microsoft Preps YouTube Rival

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Testing to begin Sept. 19. Microsoft Corp. will start testing on Tuesday (Sept. 19) an Internet video-sharing service called Soapbox, the software company's answer to Web sensation YouTube. Soapbox ( http://soapbox.msn.com ) is one facet of M ...

  5. Singer To Split With U.K.'s MCPS-PRS

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 months after joining the collecting society. Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 mont ...

  6. Singer To Split With U.K.'s MCPS-PRS

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 months after joining the collecting society. Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 mont ...

  7. Geffen, DIC Team To Launch Youth Brand

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Partnership to target tween, teen market. Geffen Records and DIC Entertainment have partnered to launch a new youth entertainment brand, SPG. The joint venture will target the tween and teen market using multiple platforms including music, televis ...

  8. Geffen, DIC Team To Launch Youth Brand

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Partnership to target tween, teen market. Geffen Records and DIC Entertainment have partnered to launch a new youth entertainment brand, SPG. The joint venture will target the tween and teen market using multiple platforms including music, televis ...

  9. WMI, Vodafone Germany Pact On SMS Tones

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International said today (July 7) it has struck a deal to distribute short samples of repertoire to German cell phone users. Warner Music International said today (July 7) it has struck a deal to distribute short samples of repertoire ...

  10. Network Live Looks To Japan

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Network Live, the joint venture between AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG, is expanding its activities to Japan. Network Live has partnered with Dreamboat and Dentsu Casting & Entertainment to strea Network Live, the joint venture between AO ...

  11. AOL Readies 'YouTube Killer'

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AOL quietly revealed a beta version of <A HREF="http://communityvideo.aol.com/Main.do">UnCut</A>--the internet giant's new community video application--earlier this week. The 'YouTube Killer,' as it AOL quietly ...

  12. National CineMedia Inks Deals With Live Nation, Network Live

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor and marketer of concerts and other content for movie theaters, has nailed down non-exclusive content agreements with both Live Nation and Network Live. National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor ...

  13. National CineMedia Inks Deals With Live Nation, Network Live

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor and marketer of concerts and other content for movie theaters, has nailed down non-exclusive content agreements with both Live Nation and Network Live. National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor ...

  14. MTV's 'Urge' Set For Launch

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To kick off with 2 million tracks. The underperforming digital subscription business has a new would-be savior: MTV. The music and lifestyle giant on Wednesday (May 17) will unveil its long anticipated digital music service, Urge. MTV tapped Micro ...

  15. ASCAP Revenues Up $50M In 2005

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST ASCAP reported increased revenues for 2005 totaling more than $749 million, $50 million more than the prior year. The 6% increase resulted in royalty payments to members topping $645 million. ASCAP reported increased revenues for 2005 totaling mor ...

  16. Brit Industry To Hold Court On DRM

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Feb. 2 hearing called at House of Commons. A cross-selection of music industry executives have been granted an opportunity to voice their opinions on digital rights management before some of Britain's key decision makers in the Internet field ...

  17. Hill, McGraw Unveil First Soul2Soul Dates

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio. As tipped here earlier this month, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will embark on a sequel to their 2000 Soul2Soul tour this spring. The arena trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio, and is expected to e ...

  18. Legal Matters

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The recent proposed settlement between Sony BMG Music Entertainment and consumers over CDs with faulty digital rights management software brings to mind legal issues that AOL faced a few years ago. Re The recent proposed settlement between Sony BM ...

  19. Legal Matters

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The recent proposed settlement between Sony BMG Music Entertainment and consumers over CDs with faulty digital rights management software brings to mind legal issues that AOL faced a few years ago. Re The recent proposed settlement between Sony BM ...

  20. Bob Geldof Picks Up Award At MIDEM

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Named as one of the personalities of the year. Live 8 mastermind Bob Geldof stopped by at MIDEM, the annual gathering of the music industry, to pick up another prize on Monday (Jan. 23) but he said this one was different. Named with Live 8 partner ...

  21. Clear Channel Readies VOD

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this month of video-on-demand capabilities for 17 station Web sites in five major markets. Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this mon ...

  22. Network Live Offers Gorillaz

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previous broadcasts include Bon Jovi, Madonna. Network Live-the joint venture between AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG—continues its live concert broadcasts series today (Dec. 9) with Gorillaz. The virtual band performed their latest album, "D ...

  23. U.K. Online Royalties Row Heats Up

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. authors and publishers are challenging record companies to declare the details of the revenues they obtain from legal downloads. The proposal came in a legal Answer the Mechanical-Copyright Prote U.K. authors and publishers are challenging re ...

  24. U.K. Online Royalties Row Heats Up

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST MCPS-PRS demands revenue transparency. U.K. authors and publishers are challenging record companies to declare the details of the revenues they obtain from legal downloads. The proposal came in a legal Answer the Mechanical-Copyright Protection So ...

  25. Network Live To Offer John Mayer Trio

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show will broadcast live Nov. 23 on AOL, XM. Network Live continues its slate of live concert broadcasts with the John Mayer Trio on Nov. 23. The company—which is a joint venture between AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG—will broadcast the show live ...

  26. DEMX Awards Finalists Revealed

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL, Napster lead noms. Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL, Napster lead noms. News ...

  27. DEMX Awards Finalists Revealed

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL, Napster lead noms. Billboard and Digital Media Wire today announced the finalists for the 2nd annual DEMX Awards. Winners will be revealed at an awards gala dinner that will be held on Thursday, December 1 from 7-10 PM at t ...

  28. Network Live Prepares For Madonna, Urban

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exclusive shows to be broadcast across AOL, XM. Exclusive shows to be broadcast across AOL, XM. News ...

  29. Goldsmith, Wall To Keynote Midem Live Event

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harvey Goldsmith and Kevin Wall have been tapped to deliver keynote speeches for a special Jan. 23 live music program during the Midem trade fair in Cannes. Harvey Goldsmith and Kevin Wall have been tapped to deliver keynote speeches for a special ...

  30. Goldsmith, Wall To Keynote Midem Live Event

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harvey Goldsmith and Kevin Wall have been tapped to deliver keynote speeches for a special Jan. 23 live music program during the Midem trade fair in Cannes. Harvey Goldsmith and Kevin Wall have been tapped to deliver keynote speeches for a special ...

  31. Case Resigns From Time Warner Board

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Steve Case, who co-founded America Online and was one of the architects of the much-maligned AOL-Time Warner merger, said Oct. 31 that he has resigned from TW's board to focus on media investments via NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Stev ...

  32. Groups Differ Over Webcasting Royalty Rates

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The debate over royalty rates for non-interactive webcasts is heating up. Two major groups -- one representing webcasters and one representing record labels and recording artists -- filed vastly diffe WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The debate over royalty ra ...

  33. MySpace.com Creates Own Label

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Imprint to run through Interscope, Fontana. MySpace.com, one of the top music destinations on the Internet, is starting its own record label. The imprint, to be manufactured by Universal Music Group's Interscope Records and distributed by Uni ...

  34. Groups Differ Over Webcasting Royalty Rates

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label/artists vs. webcasters. The debate over webcasting royalty rates is heating up. Two major groups-one representing webcasters, and one representing record labels and recording artists--filed vastly different recommendations with the new Copyr ...

  35. Network Live Recruits Three Execs

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The AOL, XM Radio and AEG joint venture Network Live has added three new executives to its management team. The AOL, XM Radio and AEG joint venture Network Live has added three new executives to its management team. Andrew Thau has been recruited ...

  36. Yahoo! Adds Podcasting

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Service joins Apple, AOL, Blinkx. Service joins Apple, AOL, Blinkx. News ...

  37. Yahoo! Adds Podcasting

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Service joins Apple, AOL, Blinkx. The podcasting world continues to grow, with Yahoo! introducing its version of a podcast aggregation service. Yahoo! Podcasts, currently offered as a public beta test service, allows users to search for podcasts b ...

  38. UMG To Tap Into New Revenue Streams

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music said it is transforming itself into a broader entertainment company that derives more revenue from untapped sources like advertising. UMG senior executives discussed their strategy wit Universal Music, the world's largest reco ...

  39. Report - Microsoft Ends Talks With Labels

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sofware giant planned subscription music service. Microsoft Corp. has broken off licensing talks with the four global music companies, raising questions about the software giant's plans to start a subscription-based music service, the Wall St ...

  40. Concord, American Greetings Enter Digital Pact

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Myriad of content being created. Concord Music Group has chosen American Greetings Interactive to develop and distribute digital products and services based on its entire music catalog. The two have partnered to create such applications as rington ...

  41. MTV Adds Broadband Coverage for VMAs

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV's Video Music Awards are going broadband, expanding beyond television for a new take on the typically raucous ceremony along with "bonus" performances and other original online coverage, the chann MTV's Video Music Awards a ...

  42. AOL Grabs TicketsNow.com

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Web giant now leader in secondary tickets market. AOL has raised its profile in the secondary ticket market world by adding TicketsNow to StubHub as secondary ticket market partners in what is now called AOL's Ticket Marketplace. Combining th ...

  43. AOL, XM Satellite Radio, AEG Team For Network Live

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG are forming a new joint venture company to deliver live entertainment programming to online, satellite, mobile and digital media outlets. AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG are forming a new joint venture company to de ...

  44. AOL, XM Satellite Radio, AEG Team For Network Live

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Venture to be run by vet promoter Kevin Wall. AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG are forming a new joint venture company to deliver live entertainment programming to online, satellite, mobile and digital media outlets. The venture, announced July 12, ...

  45. AOL, XM Satellite Radio, AEG Team For Network Live

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG are forming a new joint venture company to deliver live entertainment programming to online, satellite, mobile and digital media outlets. The venture, announced July 12 AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG are forming a ...

  46. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services on June 29 referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal their dispute with music pub LONDON -- Label's trade bo ...

  47. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  48. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  49. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services have today (June 29) referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal in their dispute w Label's trade body the Bri ...

  50. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services have today (June 29) referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal in their dispute w Label's trade body the Bri ...

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