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  1. BACKBEAT: Drake, Janelle Monae, Sid Bernstein, Rodrigo y Gabriela and many more!

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AT&T held its Launch Party for the new BlackBerry Torch on August 11th in Los Angeles. The attendees, including Glee’s Lea Michele and Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden, were entertained by a set from Young Money recording artist Drake. Drake (cent ...

  2. 'Thalia En Primera Fila' Deluxe Edition To Be Released Sept. 28

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Latin is planning to release a deluxe edition of "Thalia En Primera Fila," the live recording by the Mexican pop star, on Sept. 28. The deluxe CD/DVD edition, the label's only deluxe release between now and the end of the ...

  3. Business Matters: Playlist.com, Ticketweb, Lollapalooza and more

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music business news. Playlist.com Files For Chapter 11 -- Playlist.com (also known as Project Playlist) has filed for bankruptcy, according to a report by CNET. The company insists it will “conduct business a ...

  4. Music Subscription Service MOG Unveils Mobile App

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music subscription service MOG finally unveiled its long-promised mobile app today, with support for both the iPhone and Android devices. The app itself is free, but using it requires signing up for MOG’s $10 a month premium subscription service t ...

  5. Judge Clears Way For Suit Against Apple, AT&T

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A judge has cleared the way for a class action lawsuit against AT&T and Apple regarding the exclusive deal between the two companies for the iPhone. The suit, originally filed in 2007, alleges Apple created a monopoly by suggesting its exclusi ...

  6. Consumers Sue Apple Over iPhone Antenna Problems

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has been sued by iPhone customers in at least three complaints related to antenna problems on its newest model. Apple launched the iPhone 4 last week to a huge groundswell of demand. But the launch was also plagued by complaints from som ...

  7. AT&T To Launch Six-Month Latin Concert Series

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AT&T is launching a six-month concert series and social media marketing effort, "Musica Ya!", around more than two dozen Latin acts including Moderatto, Aleks Syntek and Alejandra Guzman. The campaign begins July 4 with a concert by ...

  8. Will Verizon Soon Be Selling The iPhone?

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The will-they-or-won’t-they dance between Apple and Verizon Wireless continues with renewed speculation that the mobile operator will soon begin selling the popular iPhone. This time, the reports come from Bloomberg , which cites unnamed sources & ...

  9. Apple Boasts 1.7 Million iPhone 4 Sales

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc had sold 1.7 million units of the iPhone 4 worldwide by Saturday, June 26, its most successful product launch yet, the company said. Sales of the touchscreen smartphone, which competes with devices from Nokia, Research In Motion, and Mot ...

  10. Pandora's Westergren Talks Facebook, Grilled On Colbert Report

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The issue of Facebook’s privacy settings isn’t going away, and now content partners like Pandora are facing questions about their use of the controversial data. Pandora founder Tim Westergren outlines his thoughts on the matter in this WSJ intervi ...

  11. Apple Says iPad Sales Hit 3 Million

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc said it has sold 3 million iPads since the touch-screen tablet computer hit the market less than three months ago, boosting its stock before the company's iPhone arrives on store shelves this week. Shares in the consumer electronics ...

  12. iPhone 4 Sets Record Sale Pace Despite Gaffe

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of Apple Inc's latest iPhone blew away expectations in its first day on the market despite shortages and an embarrassing online ordering glitch that thwarted many shoppers. Apple shares rose nearly 3% on Wednesday (June 16) after it ann ...

  13. AT&T Hit With Order, Privacy complaints Over iPhone

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Customers trying to reserve the latest version of the iPhone were thwarted by technical glitches that hindered sales on Tuesday (June 15), the first day of pre-orders before the device hits stores on June 24. AT&T Inc customers reported seeing ...

  14. @Apple's WWDC: No Lala, No iTunes Upgrade, But Big iPhone News

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Anyone hoping Apple would introduce its new music strategy during Steve Jobs’ keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference today found themselves disappointed. The CEO didn’t even mention the May 31 shuttering of streaming music service Lala, wh ...

  15. Business Matters: AT&T, Rdio, C-32, eMusic, Vevo and More

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Much has been said about AT&T's plan to limit bandwidth of new mobile subscribers. Some have called it the end of young, innovative music services that have blossomed through mobile apps. But is AT&T really crippling these services ...

  16. MTV Sites Intro Artist-Focused Channels

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks wants to establish its Web properties as the go-to outlets for fans to track all of their favorite artists’ social media activities. The company today will introduce channels on MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com under the brand "Poste ...

  17. @D8: Apple's Jobs On Google, Gizmodo, Adobe, and Advice For The Music Biz

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs rarely speaks at events not hosted by Apple itself. But Tuesday night, less than a week before he’s scheduled to take the keynote stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference June 7, he sat down for a 90-minute interview w ...

  18. AT&T Shuffles Data Plans

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT That unlimited data plan you were required to get from AT&T when you bought your iPhone? It’s about to get limited after all. AT&T introduced a new set of data plans that opt for a more tiered approach based on usage (also called metered p ...

  19. Apple's Jobs Says iPad Idea Came Before iPhone

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs shared a secret with is audience at a technology conference outside Los Angeles Tuesday: The idea for the iPad came before the iPhone. The idea to ditch the keyboard for what Jobs calls a multi-touch display came about in ...

  20. Rumor Mill: What Does Apple Have Planned For WWDC?

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference scheduled for the week of June 7, there are already plenty of rumors and speculation about what the company will announce. Adding significant fuel to that fire is Wal-Mart’s Monday announcement that it ...

  21. Google's Android Takes No. 2 Spot From iPhone

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc displaced iPhone maker Apple Inc to become the second most popular provider of smartphone software in the United States during the first quarter, the latest sign of the increasing competition in the fast-growing mobile market. But Googl ...

  22. 'American Idol' Ratings Down, But Ad Sales Seen Up

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox television heads into the year's biggest advertisement sales period later this month with questions about the future of its ratings champ "American Idol," but a better economy, among several factors, should buoy the show's ...

  23. Sales Snapshot: iPad Vs. iPhone

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For those wondering if the iPad would take off the way the iPhone did, Apple today answered that question by revealing that it has sold 1 million iPads in less than a month. By way of comparison, the iPhone took twice as long to reach the same mil ...

  24. Poor AT&T Service Hurts Smartphone Apps at Coachella

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT iPhone aps are great – except when network gridlock prevents them from working. Coachella’s smartphone app was among those hit by poor AT&T service at the three-day festival in Indio, Calif. Judging from reports coming out of the festival, cal ...

  25. Univision Plans Upfront Showcase In N.Y.

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After skipping a big New York showcase event during last year's upfront season, Univision will return to that format this year, the network confirmed today. Separately, budding Spanish-language network Estrella TV said it would put on its fir ...

  26. Analyst: iPad First Day Sales Between 600-700K

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The iPad, for now at least, is a hit. In the months between Apple’s unveiling of the new tablet device in January and its retail availability Saturday, there was rampant speculation over whether consumers would take to the device the way is has ot ...

  27. Report: Apple May Be Working On iPhone For Verizon

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc appears to be working on a new iPhone model for No. 1 U.S. mobile carrier Verizon Wireless, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Apple, which currently has an exclusive agreement with AT&T Inc to sell iPhones in the United Sta ...

  28. AT&T Revamps Mobile Music Services

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator AT&T is revamping its entire mobile music offerings by merging several new and existing services into a single application called AT&T Music. The move combines applications like Music ID, streaming radio services, lyrics ...

  29. @SXSW: THE DAILY DIGEST: Mobile Emerges As A Major Music Platform

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The discussion around mobile music no longer mentions ringtones, as both mainstream and indie acts see the advantages of mobile platforms for promotion and distribution. Devices have always been at the center of the digital music experience, most ...

  30. @SXSW: What Your Biz Can Learn From Pandora

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Panel: 'How Pandora Navigated the Smartphone Seas' Participants: Tom Conrad, CTO at Pandora; Mark Phillip, Are You Watching This?! Competitors and aspiring startups can look to Internet radio station Pandora to see how a company redefine ...

  31. U.S. To Roll Out Major Broadband Policy

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.S. regulators will announce a major Internet policy this week to revolutionize how Americans communicate and play, proposing a dramatic increase in broadband speeds that could let people download a high-definition film in minutes instead of hour ...

  32. Celeb Endorsements Bigger Than Ever, Despite Tiger's Fall

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rapper and actor T.I. enjoyed the spoils of the thug life, but it ended up costing him his freedom and, by his own estimate, $12 million in a lost General Motors endorsement deal and other work when he was convicted of federal weapons charges. But ...

  33. Rejected by Apple, Grooveshark App Goes Underground

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST After Apple repeatedly rejected the iPhone version of its mobile app, streaming music service Grooveshark is going around the company's formal App Store and making it available through the underground app community Cydia . Cydia is where user ...

  34. FCC To Propose Faster Broadband Speeds

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has unveiled a plan that would require Internet providers to offer minimum home connection speeds by 2020, a proposal that some telecommunications companies panned as unrealistic. The FCC wants service pr ...

  35. Chart Beat: Going For The Gold (and Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics, "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red ...

  36. 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&# ...

  37. It's Here: Apple Unveils $499 iPad Tablet

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off the company's much-anticipated touch screen tablet computer today in San Francisco. Dubbed the iPad, the computer looks and works very much like a larger version of the iPhone, Apple's touch-screen ...

  38. UPDATE: It's the iPad! Liveblogging The Apple Announcement

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST :32 p.m. - That's a wrap. Check back today for insight and analysis of today's announcements . Below, the new Apple iPad, which will go on sale in March starting at $499. 2:30 p.m. - Jobs in closing: More than 75 million people already ...

  39. Estimate: iPhone App Piracy Costs $450 million

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple boasts that users have downloaded more than 3 billion iPhone apps since it opened the App Store. But no one is certain how many pirated iPhone apps are downloaded as well. One estimate, at financial news Web site 24-7 Wall Street , puts loss ...

  40. Merge Record Labels and ISPs?

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST What if the majors merged with ISPs? It is a question posted at the MIDEM blog by French music industry blogger Hugo Amsellem. Easy answer: disaster. For starters, there is no single music company that can merge with a single ISP. Each country has ...

  41. Latin Briefs: Mega TV, Churchill Media, Eastlan Ratings

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST - Spanish Broadcasting System's Mega TV is launching in Chicago, Dallas, Fresno and Palm Springs, Calif. on Jan. 11. The entertainment channel will be broadcast on Chicago's WOCK Channel 13, Comcast Channel 599 and AT&T U-Verse Chann ...

  42. Business Matters: Apple, Lala, Vevo, Rock Hall Of Fame

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- An analyst at UBS Investment Research believes Apple's purchase of Lala ties into the company's $1 billion data server farm project i ...

  43. Full Coverage: How Vevo's Plan Unfolded

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo Dec. 9 at a grand party in New York. Below, step-by-step look at how the Vevo plans developed over the past year. Analysis: On First Look, Vevo's Three Problems Online music ...

  44. Vevo Launch Date Set

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Vevo online music video service is expected to launch Dec. 8, according to sources close to the company. The launch will kick off with an invite-only party at Skylight Studios in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood for key executives and advertisi ...

  45. Vevo Links With AT&T

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Vevo music video joint venture between Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment has landed AT&T as one of its first advertising partners. Precisely how AT&T will integrate its branding into Vevo’s services won’t be clear unti ...

  46. UK Report Guides Debate On Govt Anti-Piracy Role

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The All Party Parliamentary Communications Group apComms , a group created to provide discussion between the communications industry and British Parliamentarians, released a report on Thursday that is the culmination of an inquiry into what role g ...

  47. Business Matters: Live Nation/Ticketmaster, Net Neutrality, Garth Brooks

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Major concessions would be needed for the Justice Department to approve a merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation , sources have told the Wall Street Journal. The report offered no details or guesses on which concessions could be made. One possi ...

  48. Billboard MEL Keynote Q&A: AT&T's Rob Hyatt

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The iPhone has sparked a number of changes in how the mobile industry approaches music and other entertainment content, and few operators are as intimately aware of the affect that device has had as AT&T--the exclusive provider of the iPhone i ...

  49. Wicked Cool Records Partners With The Music Playground

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records is partnering with The Music Playground, a music supervision and licensing company for creative collaborations in film, TV and advertising. As part of the deal, the Music Playground will release the Wicked Co ...

  50. Will Kanye West's VMAs Outburst Hurt His Upcoming Tour?

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After crashing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend and numerous apologies for his outburst - stating he would "take some time off" to reflect - Kanye West will instead join La ...

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