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  1. Hacker Opens iPhone To T-Mobile

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of the bigger complaints about Apple's iPhone -- AT&T's network -- has been solved to a degree by a New Jersey teenager. The 17-year-old hacker managed to unlock the device so that it can work with T-Mobile's network, the on ...

  2. Plugged & Unplugged

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Now it really gets interesting. Universal Music Group’s decision to test DRM-free digital sales on a widespread basis is a much-needed complement to EMI’s catalog-wide maneuver, allowing the music industry to finally have a rational discu ...

  3. QOTSA Nixes Samsung/AT&T Concert Appearance

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age will not be playing the inaugural Samsung/AT&T Summer Krush concert series. Organizers tell Billboard.biz that the rock act, which was scheduled to play the free series' Aug. 13 opener at the Music Box at the Fonda ...

  4. Plugged & Unplugged

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Now it really gets interesting. Universal Music Group’s decision to test DRM-free digital sales on a widespread basis is a much-needed complement to EMI’s catalog-wide maneuver, allowing the music industry to finally have a rational discu ...

  5. AT&T Cuts Anti-Bush Lyrics From Pearl Jam Webcast

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam fans and Internet watchdogs are up in arms today after it was revealed that AT&T censored portions of the band's live Lollapalooza concert cybercast on Sunday. While performing "Daughter," the band segued into a portio ...

  6. Plugged And Unplugged

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: AT&T's full-song mobile music download partnership with eMusic almost has it right. Almost. I like the fact that the operator is partnering with companies that have expertise in digital music and I like the fact that it exposes a ...

  7. Samsung, AT&T Partner For Summer Concerts

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens of the Stone Age, Ludacris, the Bravery, Kinky, Big & Rich, the All-American Rejects and Plain White T's will perform as part of the inaugural Samsung/AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight a line ...

  8. AT&T's Blue Room To Stream Lollapalooza

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Not going to Lollapalooza this year? You can catch it online via AT&T's Blue Room music portal, which will stream the entire event live through an exclusive agreement. The festival is set for August 3-5 and features more than 130 performa ...

  9. Mexican Supergroup RBD Plans U.S. Trek

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following dates in Europe and Latin America, Mexican pop supergroup RBD is bringing its "Tour Celestial 2007" to arenas stateside. A 24-hour presale will be held Aug. 3 on a dedicated page at Univision.com for dates beginning Oct. 5 at S ...

  10. AT&T: iPhone Activation Problems Largely Solved

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Inc said on Monday delays in activating service for customers of Apple Inc.'s iPhone had been mostly resolved after the wireless company worked out the problems on a case-by-case basis. About 2 percent of people who had bought iPhone ...

  11. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Can anybody give AT&T a little love? I spend most of the last week doing countless interviews with the press who wanted to know how the iPhone was going to affect the music industry. My answer remains the same -- it won't. Not at ...

  12. Bon Jovi Nabs First No. 1 Album in Nearly 19 Years

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the band's first No. 1 since 1988's "New Jersey" spent four weeks atop the list in October and November of that year. It's the act's thi ...

  13. AT&T's Blue Room To Offer Coachella Exclusives

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AT&T's Blue Room online music and video service will feature exclusive performances, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the Coachella music festival. More than 95 artists will be featured. In addition to streaming audio and vid ...

  14. Daddy Yankee To Hit The Road

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee will support his upcoming album "The Cartel: The Big Boss," due June 5 via El Cartel/Interscope, with a 40-city tour of the U.S. and Latin America, starting Aug. 31 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Billb ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Company Man

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If media moguls had to be screened by the judges of Fox's "American Idol," Simon Fuller wouldn't make it past the first stage. "Too dull. He's essentially nothing better than a karaoke performer," Simon Cowell wo ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Microsoft Unveils Mobile DRM

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fresh off the release of its new Vista and Windows Mobile 6 operating systems, Microsoft has now unveiled a new digital rights management technology called PlayReady. The new DRM scheme is designed for mobile devices, taking what's called a & ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. AT&T Preps Mobile TV Service

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wireless operator AT&T (formerly Cingular) will launch a 24/7 live streaming TV service later this year, using the MediaFLO technology and service from Qualcomm. Unlike today's mobile TV services that deliver on-demand programs made speci ...

  21. Gates: 'Digital Decade Is Here'

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates unveiled a slew of new products and content partners Sunday in his keynote address kicking off the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show, vowing to deliver access to video and data no matter where the con ...

  22. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  23. Senate Panel Clears B'cast Flag

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A key Senate committee approved legislation that ultimately will give the FCC authority to promulgate regulations designed to protect content delivered by digital broadcasts. A key Senate committee approved legislation that ultimately will give th ...

  24. Bonnaroo Tickets Sell Out

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT K tickets sold through festival's Web site. After missing the capacity mark in 2005, Bonnaroo has now once again sold out in advance. Bonnaroo’s allotment of 80,000 tickets was sold entirely through the festival's Web site . Set to tak ...

  25. CBS Radio Creates Strategic Partnerships VP Position

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Director of marketing Jonathan Azu promoted to role. CBS Radio has elevated director of marketing Jonathan Azu to the newly-created position of VP of strategic music partnerships. Continuing to report to marketing president David Goodman, Azu will ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. House OKs Budget Plan Setting '09 DTV Date

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. government moved one step closer to shutting down the TV broadcast system that the nation has used to beam programming into people's homes since the medium was dominated by Lucille Ball, Sid WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. government mo ...

  28. Sheppard Mullin Taps FCC/DPB Vet Ferree

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sheppard Mullin has hired Ken Ferree, formerly one of the highest-ranking officials in the Federal Communications Commission and at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to lead the firm's new comm (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Sheppard Mull ...

  29. Bliptones Brings Indies To Mobile Market

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 200 ringtones available. Independent music is going mobile with the launch of Bliptones, an indie-only online ringtone store. Digital music distribution firm Digital Rights Agency is providing the content, with technology provided by Xin ...

  30. Report: Disney Radio Considering 'Reverse Morris Trust'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Goldman Sachs reportedly retained to explore possible sale. No, it's not an intricate new dive you'll be seeing at the summer Olympics. It is, however, a tricky financial maneuver that could spell the Walt Disney's Company's ex ...

  31. Communications Biz Spends $1.1B On Lobbying Gov't

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures from 1998 to September 2004 by the three primary U.S. communications sectors -- broadcasting, cable TV and telecommuications -- amounted to $1.1 billio Campaign contributions and lobbying expenditur ...

  32. Digital Rights Agency Links With Navarre

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital Rights Agency, a digital distributor of independent-label content to music services like iTunes and Napster, has inked a three-year deal to handle more than 10,000 tracks from Navarre Corp. Digital Rights Agency, a digital distributor of i ...

  33. WMG, Mobileway Partner For Ringtone Venture

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group (WMG) and Mobileway, the San Mateo, Calif.-based wireless entertainment and marketing company, have created a partnership that allows customers to purchase ringtones via text messag Warner Music Group (WMG) and Mobileway, the Sa ...

  34. Artemis Goes Commercial

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based indie label Artemis Records has formed a joint venture with commercial production facility JSM Music. New York-based indie label Artemis Records has formed a joint venture with commercial production facility JSM Music. JSM, a high-p ...

  35. Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the wireless music market evolves in the United States, deal-making abounds among labels, handset makers, cell phone companies and entertainment companies targeting the space. NEW YORK--As the wireless music market evolves in the United States, ...

  36. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. RealNetworks Introduces Pre-paid Cards

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks is getting into the pre-paid card business. In an effort to drive use of its subscription service among consumers who do not have credit cards, the company is selling RealRhapsody-branded RealNetworks is getting into the pre-paid card ...

  40. RealNetworks Introduces Pre-paid Cards

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks is getting into the pre-paid card business. In an effort to drive use of its subscription service among consumers who do not have credit cards, the company is selling RealRhapsody-branded RealNetworks is getting into the pre-paid card ...

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