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  1. The Band's Levon Helm Loses BBDO Lawsuit Over 'The Weight' Cellphone Ad

    March 02, 2012 8:45 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- A Manhattan court says Levon Helm long ago signed away rights that let an advertising agency use the song "The Weight" in a cell phone commercia l. The Band's former drummer and singer sued ad agency BBDO Worldwide ...

  2. Sprint to Buy More Than 30 Million iPhones (Report)

    October 04, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. has committed to buying more than 30 million iPhones over the next four years, imposing a heavy burden on an already cash-strapped company, according to a report published Monday. The Wall Street Journal's ...

  3. Nokia Names Schimel Head Of Global Music

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has tapped Elizabeth Schimel as head of global music, to lead its mobile music activities as part of the entertainment & communities group, Billboard.biz has learned. She will report to Tero Ojanpera, executive VP of the entertainment &a ...

  4. Industry Moves To Cash In On Latin Mobile Surge

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With Latin mobile entertainment use outpacing that of the mainstream market, wireless aggregators, labels and artists are all looking to cash in on a surging, fragmented Latin market. The parties discussed the opportunities and challenges in the s ...

  5. Napster, AT&T In Wireless Music Tie-Up

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Napster Inc. and AT&T Inc. said on Monday (March 26) that they had agreed to a deal to provide some of the top U.S. phone company's wireless and high-speed Internet customers with free digital music. The service will be available beginnin ...

  6. Mobile Execs Agree On Three Things

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The impact of the iPhone, ringtones and of course, DRM were all topics of discussion at the SXSW music festival last week. Panelists -- including executives from Motorola, Cingular, Verizon, Sony BMG and Napster -- in a discussion titled: "Co ...

  7. Who Owns The Mobile Customer?

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of the prevailing areas of contention in the mobile entertainment space is the debate over who owns the customer -- the wireless operator or the content provider. Operators feel that wireless subscribers are their assets, and content providers ...

  8. The 'American' Way

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT From the start, Fox's "American Idol" has had some of the most popular kids on the marketing playground in its corner. Coca-Cola, Cingular (now called AT&T) and Ford all jumped in as the show's sponsors in the first two sea ...

  9. Apple, Cisco Near Settlement

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Apple and Cisco Systems are near a settlement over the iPhone name, reports the Wall Street Journal . Both companies have devices coming out that share the same moniker -- Apple's iPhone is a cellular phone operating on the AT&T (formerly ...

  10. Apple Unveils Long-Awaited iPhone

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Saying the goal was "to reinvent the phone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered on all expectations today by introducing the much anticipated iPhone -- one part touchscreen video iPod, one part mobile phone, and one part "Internet commu ...

  11. Warner Music Group, MobiTV Pact For Artist Channels

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group and MobiTV have teamed to create artist-specific mobile TV channels for MobiTV's network. WMG artists like Linkin Park will have personally branded MobiTV channels, featuring music videos, original video both filmed by and ...

  12. UMPG Promotes Eaton

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Tom Eaton to VP of music for advertising. He will serve as a liaison between the publisher, its songwriters and advertising agencies. During his eight years with UMPG, Eaton has placed songs in commerc ...

  13. UMPG Promotes Eaton

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Tom Eaton to VP of music for advertising. He will serve as a liaison between the publisher, its songwriters and advertising agencies. During his eight years with UMPG, Eaton has placed songs in commerc ...

  14. UMPG Promotes Eaton

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Becomes VP of music for advertising. Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Tom Eaton to VP of music for advertising. He will serve as a liaison between the publisher, its songwriters and advertising agencies. During his eight years with UM ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Cingular To Partner With Digital Services

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mobile operator Cingular Wireless is about to unveil its mobile music strategy, the details of which are expected tomorrow (Nov. 2). Unlike competitors Sprint and Verizon Wireless, who have built the Mobile operator Cingular Wireless is about to u ...

  17. Cingular Wireless Introduces Ringback Service

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Becomes last major U.S. carrier to do so. Cingular Wireless at long last has introduced a ringback tones service, becoming the last major U.S. wireless carrier to do so. Dubbed Answer Tones, the Cingular service allows subscribers to replace the s ...

  18. Loudeye U.S. Operations Sold To Muze

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal closed for $11 million in cash. Loudeye, which has been openly searching for a buyer since February, has sold its U.S. operations to digital entertainment firm Muze for $11 million in cash. The Seattle-based company will continue to run the U ...

  19. UMG Readies New Short Messaging Service

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled to launch in May. Universal Music Group plans to sell ringtones and other mobile music products via a new premium short-message service (SMS) starting next month. Rio Caraeff VP/GM for Universal Music Mobile says the offering will allow ...

  20. Warner Music, Music Choice, Cingular In Deal

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Terms of pact undisclosed. Music network provider Music Choice said on Tuesday (March 7) it reached a deal with Warner Music Group Corp. to provide Cingular Wireless customers music videos and other content for undisclosed terms. The Music Choice ...

  21. MTV, Fox Bow Mobile Entertainment Services

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks and News Corp's Fox Mobile Entertainment have unveiled their latest mobile content services as part of their ongoing efforts to appeal to wireless customers. MTV Networks and News Corp's Fox Mobile Entertainment have unveile ...

  22. UMG Licenses Over 1,100 Videos To MobiTV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mobile provider introduces four new channels. Universal Music Group has licensed more than 1,100 music videos to mobile video provider MobiTV, which has introduced four new mobile music TV channels to its service. The four channels include The Mic ...

  23. Warner Music Group Signs On With iRadio

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second major label to back service. Warner Music Group has signed on with Motorola’s fledgling iRadio, a service that allows subscribers to access over 400 channels of commercial free music and talk programming from their cell phone. WMG is now th ...

  24. Motorola Unveils iRadio, New Home Products

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cell-phone maker, on Tuesday (Jan. 3) revealed details of its plans for iRadio, a subscription music service that will go on sale this year. It also unveiled a new hom Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cel ...

  25. Cingular Begins 3G Rollout

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST New network launched in 16 cities today. Cingular Wireless switched on its third-generation, broadband wireless network in 16 cities today as the first step of a nationwide rollout expected to continue throughout next year. Such high-speed network ...

  26. Motorola's iRadio To Feature UMG Country Stars

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service expected to launch in Q1 2006. As the result of a deal announced in early October with Universal Music Group (UMG), Motorola’s forthcoming cell phone-based iRadio service will feature channels fashioned around UMG country artists, includin ...

  27. Cingular Wireless Unveils Streaming Music Service

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST MobiRadio includes programming from Music Choice. Cingular Wireless has introduced a streaming music service called MobiRadio, the first music service from partner MobiTV. The MobiRadio service includes 40 music channels programmed by Music Choice ...

  28. Cingular, Billboard Team For Wireless Exclusive

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cingular Wireless and Billboard have joined to offer the new Billboard Mobile wireless music application to Cingular subscribers exclusively through Oct. 25. The Billboard Mobile service, created by B Cingular Wireless and Billboard have joined to ...

  29. Musicland To Carry Cingular Music Devices

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wireless carrier's GoPhone to hit stores in Oct. Musicland Group Inc. and partner Cingular Wireless have launched a pilot program to sell digital and wireless music devices in Musicland retail locations nationwide. Cingular, which recently be ...

  30. Musicland To Carry Cingular Music Devices

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Musicland Group Inc. and partner Cingular Wireless have launched a pilot program to sell digital and wireless music devices in Musicland retail locations nationwide. Musicland Group Inc. and partner Cingular Wireless have launched a pilot program ...

  31. Apple Unveils New iPod-Cellphone

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday (Sept. 7) unveiled a cellphone that plays music like an iPod and a pencil-thin "iPod Nano," both aimed at extending its domination of the digital music market. Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday (Sept. 7) u ...

  32. Foo Fighters Go Wireless

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Next single heads to Cingular before radio. Next single heads to Cingular before radio. News ...

  33. Foo Fighters Go Wireless

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Next single heads to Cingular before radio. The Foo Fighters are debuting their second single from the "In Your Honor" album as a ringtone exclusive to wireless operator Cingular before it's released to radio stations. The track &qu ...

  34. Napstertones Goes After Expanding Mobile Market

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ringtones available through Cingular, T-Mobile. Digital music subscription service Napster has begun offering exclusive mobile content like ringtones, voicetones and wallpaper graphics via a wireless service dubbed Napstertones. The service is bei ...

  35. Joss Stone Teams With The Gap

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone's cover of the Ray Charles/Etta James-popularized "The Right Time" will be the featured music in the upcoming Gap marketing campaign. Joss Stone's cover of the Ray Charles/Etta James-popularized "The Right Time& ...

  36. Coldplay Single To Debut As Ringtone

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cingular lands exclusive for Capitol track. Cingular lands exclusive for Capitol track. News ...

  37. Coldplay Single To Debut As Ringtone

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay is releasing the first track from its Capitol album "X&Y" as a 30-second master ringtone a full week before the entire song can be heard on the radio. Coldplay is releasing the first track from its Capitol album "X& ...

  38. DMI Inks Distrib, Subpub Deals

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Digital label links with Loudeye, W/C. Digital label Digital Musicworks International has formed a distribution agreement with Loudeye Corp. and a global subpublishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. The move will expand the distribution of DMI&# ...

  39. T-Mobile Bows 'Caller Tunes' Ringbacks In U.S.

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST T-Mobile today (Dec. 8) became the first U.S. wireless carrier to introduce ringback tones to its entire subscriber base. T-Mobile today (Dec. 8) became the first U.S. wireless carrier to introduce ringback tones to its entire subscriber base. Bra ...

  40. FCC Conditionally Approves Cingular-AT&T Wireless Deal

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission gave its approval Oct. 26 to Cingular Wireless' $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services Inc., completing the federal regulatory blessing necessary f WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- The Federal ...

  41. Korea's WiderThan Buys Ztango

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WiderThan, the Korea-based mobile Internet service provider, has acquired Reston, Va.-based content provider Ztango. WiderThan says the deal will enable it to bring wireless services such as ringback SAN FRANCISCO -- WiderThan, the Korea-based mob ...

  42. Fuse, AG Interactive Link

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal will create wireless services. The Fuse music network and AG Interactive, the new-media subsidiary of American Greetings Corp., are joining forces to market interactive music programming via wireless. The partnership will eventually allow Fus ...

  43. Korea's WiderThan Buys Ztango

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WiderThan, the Korea-based mobile Internet service provider, has acquired Reston, Va.-based content provider Ztango. WiderThan says the deal will enable it to bring wireless services such as ringback WiderThan, the Korea-based mobile Internet serv ...

  44. MobileWay, InphoMatch Merge

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MobileWay, a company that allows customers to purchase ringtones through text messaging, is merging with InphoMatch to form Mobile365. MobileWay, a company that allows customers to purchase ringtones through text messaging, is merging with InphoMa ...

  45. Xingtone Gets Financing From Siemens

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Funds will aid development, growth. Xingtone, a controversial player in the rapidly emerging ringtone industry, just got a shot in the arm. The Los Angeles-based company secured a first round of institutional financing yesterday (June 8) from Siem ...

  46. Baldur's Gate Coming To Wireless Phones

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Role-playing game among first to hit mobile market. Mobile entertainment developer and publisher Sorrent Inc. is bringing Atari's "Baldur's Gate" franchise to wireless phones. The Dungeons & Dragons game has sold more than ...

  47. Baldur's Gate Coming To Wireless Phones

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Role-playing game among first to hit mobile market. Mobile entertainment developer and publisher Sorrent Inc. is bringing Atari's "Baldur's Gate" franchise to wireless phones. The Dungeons & Dragons game has sold more than ...

  48. Xingtone, Artemis Forge Distribution Deal

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Under the agreement, a free copy of X ...

  49. Xingtone, Artemis Forge Distribution Deal

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Under the agreement, a free copy of X ...

  50. Cingular Offering Recorded-Music Ringtones

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cingular Wireless is now offering its users ringtones that are clips of actual recorded music by original artists from Universal Music Group, BMG, Sony Music and EMI. Cingular Wireless is now offering its users ringtones that are clips of actual r ...

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