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  1. Crowley Upped At Koch

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment has promoted Bill Crowley to VP of digital and mobile to oversee the company's expanded new media division. Crowley has led the company's digital music initiatives for the last five years. Koch recently expanded its di ...

  2. Dynamic Pricing Service Boosted By Funding

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital music service Amie Street -- which uses dynamic pricing to change how much each song costs based on its popularity -- closed a first-round funding series that includes such big-name investors as Amazon.com. The exact amount of the investme ...

  3. VEGNA Posts Q1 Profit

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America continued its winning streak in the first quarter of its fiscal year, posting a 15% comparable-store increase in the period ended June 30, according to VEG CEO Simon Wright. That comes on the heels of a 5.2 ...

  4. Sony BMG Strikes Deal With Last.fm

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has become the third major label to sign an international content deal with Last.fm, the U.K.-based online music-recommendation service. Sony BMG joins EMI Music Group and Warner Music Group that are allowing recording ...

  5. EMI Inks New DRM-Free Deal

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The EMI DRM-free train continues to roll, with PassAlong Networks becoming the latest digital music service to license the premium download offer. The deal enables all services using PassAlong's technology to offer the full EMI catalog at a h ...

  6. Berkowitz Named EMI N.A. Digital Senior VP

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music North America has named Lauren Berkowitz as its new senior VP of digital for the North American region. She reports to EMI North American head Roger Ames and Barney Wragg, global head of digital. Berkowitz comes to EMI from Sony ATV Musi ...

  7. Execs Discuss Amazon Store Details, DRM Challenges

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Now that Amazon.com has confirmed it is developing an MP3 download store and has signed up EMI as its first major label partner, questions will now begin to swirl about launch timing and specifics of the new service. Amazon confirms that the store ...

  8. Amazon Store To Sell Music Free Of Copy Protection

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday the company will launch a digital music store later in 2007 with millions of songs, free of copy protection technology that limits where consumers can play their music. The Seattle-based company said music company ...

  9. NARM Coverage: Opening Address

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While music retailers continues to face what National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president Jim Donio termed "seismic shifts in our business," the April 30-May 2 convention convened with music merchants and label partners resolved t ...

  10. Amazon Launches Indie Promo Campaign

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online retailer Amazon.com has launched a massive indie music promotion in which approximately 150 titles will be sold for $9.99 for a limited time. As part of the "Go Indie" sales, Amazon has launched a mini-site that links off of its i ...

  11. Norah Jones Sets Amazon.com Record

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' third album, "Not Too Late," had the largest pre-order in Amazon.com's history, according to the online retailer. While Amazon didn't specify how many copies were ordered, sources say that the figure is in the ...

  12. Nielsen SoundScan Releases Year-End Sales Data

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST While overall album sales dipped 5% to 588.1 million units in 2006, the combined total with digital tracks reached nearly 1.2 billion units, a 20.8 increase from last year's 1 billion units of various music configurations ( For a breakdown of ...

  13. Indie Labels Look To Post-Tower World

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Labels rethinking marketing, staffing in wake of chain's closure. With independent labels slowing down their releases for the fourth quarter, the long-term effects of Tower Records' closing may not be realized for a while in the indie re ...

  14. AOL To Offer Movie, TV Show Downloads

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet giant inks deal with Paramount. Movies and television shows from Paramount Pictures will be available for sale through AOL's new video portal under a deal announced Monday. Classics such as "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and ...

  15. Amazon's CustomFlix Launches On-Demand CDs

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service offers artists and labels per-order manufacturing. Amazon.com subsidiary CustomFlix Labs today (Sept. 19) launched an on-demand CD manufacturing service. Similar to the company's DVD offerings, CustomFlix will target unsigned artists ...

  16. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin bu Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a wi ...

  17. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Unbox' went live Sept. 7. Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin business. Th ...

  18. Amazon Japan Launches Indie Delivery Service

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rights holders can sell CDs, videos, DVDs. Digital retailer Amazon Japan June 12 unveiled the start of its "E-taku Hanbai Service" (E-Delivery Service), which offers artists, producers and labels the means of promoting and selling their ...

  19. HMV Warns Of Tough Times Ahead

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group plc is predicting a slump in profits of up to £36 million ($67 million) for the year ended April 29, 2006. The music retail giant issued a pre-close statement today (May 9), ahead of th HMV Group plc is predicting a slump in pro ...

  20. HMV Warns Of Tough Times Ahead

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Analysts say figures 'worse than expected.' HMV Group plc is predicting a slump in profits of up to £36 million ($67 million) for the year ended April 29, 2006. The music retail giant issued a pre-close statement today (May 9), ahead of ...

  21. Report: Amazon Close To Downloads Launch

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is in advanced talks with four top music companies on starting a digital music service as early as this summer, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is in advanced talks with fo ...

  22. Retail Track

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the first nine years of its history, amazon.com lost money, yet it was the darling of Wall Street. During the last two years, Amazon produced almost $1 billion in net income, but now Wall Stree During the first nine years of its history, am ...

  23. Retail Track

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the first nine years of its history, amazon.com lost money, yet it was the darling of Wall Street. During the last two years, Amazon produced almost $1 billion in net income, but now Wall Stree During the first nine years of its history, am ...

  24. Retail Track

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the first nine years of its history, amazon.com lost money, yet it was the darling of Wall Street. During the last two years, Amazon produced almost $1 billion in net income, but now Wall Stree During the first nine years of its history, am ...

  25. Google Adds Music Search Function

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yahoo! unveiled a similar tool earlier this year. Online powerhouse Google has added a new music search function to its popular search engine. Music searches on Google will provide basic song and album data, album art, pictures, reviews, as well a ...

  26. Napster Joins Lobby Body EDiMA

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Membership includes Apple, OD2, Amazon. Membership includes Apple, OD2, Amazon. News ...

  27. Amazon.com Net Income Dips In Q2

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Company hit with more taxes due to profitability. Amazon.com released its quarterly earnings report July 26 which revealed a jump in sales, but a dip in net income from the same period the previous year, primarily due to taxes. For most of the com ...

  28. Amazon.com Names Music 'Hall of Famers'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Initiative part of retail giant's 10th anniversary celebration To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Amazon.com has compiled a 'Hall of Fame' music list of artists, based on their total sales with the online retailer. For Amazon, thi ...

  29. Amazon Acquires CustomFlix

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Move will expand DVD offerings. Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired CustomFlix in a move that will expand its specialty DVD offerings. The Santa Cruz, Calif.-based CustomFlix compresses film or TV shows into digital files, creating a copy of t ...

  30. Amazon Sales Up In First Quarter

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Profits down without tax benefit. While Amazon's overall sales were up 24.3% to $1.9 billion for its fiscal first quarter ending March 31, profits fell compared to the first quarter in 2004, when the company received a tax benefit. Amazon pos ...

  31. Retail Track

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn’t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn¿t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  32. Retail Track

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn’t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn¿t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  33. Retail Track

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn’t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn¿t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  34. Amazon Reports Big Q4 Gain

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST E-tailer now deeply in black. Amazon.com posted $346.7 million in net income, or 82 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $2.5 billion in its fourth quarter, as the company catapulted deep into black ink for 2004. Amazon's performance durin ...

  35. Amazon Reports Big Q4 Gain

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST E-tailer now deeply in black. Amazon.com posted $346.7 million in net income, or 82 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $2.5 billion in its fourth quarter, as the company catapulted deep into black ink for 2004. Amazon's performance durin ...

  36. EMI Creates E-mail Marketing Post

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K. aims to step up its e-mail marketing activities through the appointment of Shai Eilon to the new role of manager of customer relationship management. EMI Music U.K. aims to step up its e-mail marketing activities through the appoint ...

  37. Walmart.com Lowers DVD Rental Price

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Walmart.com has lowered the price of its three-DVD online rental plan to $17.36 per month. Walmart.com has lowered the price of its three-DVD online rental plan to $17.36 per month. The move comes in response to competitor Netflix’s new $17.99 mon ...

  38. Netflix Stock Plunges

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Firm lowers prices amid possible Amazon competition. Firm lowers prices amid possible Amazon competition. News ...

  39. Netflix Stock Plunges

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shares in Netflix dropped nearly 40% in early trading today (Oct. 15), amid news that the online company is lowering its monthly fees and Amazon.com may be entering the video rental business. Shares in Netflix dropped nearly 40% in early trading t ...

  40. Target, Amazon Get Michael Moore DVD Set

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the "Michael Moore DVD Collector's Set," which streets Oct. 5 from MGM Home Entertainment. Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the “Michael Moore DVD Collecto ...

  41. Target, Amazon Get Michael Moore DVD Set

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the "Michael Moore DVD Collector's Set," which streets Oct. 5 from MGM Home Entertainment. Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the “Michael Moore DVD Collecto ...

  42. Koch Distribution Makes Sales Cuts

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment Distribution has restructured its audio sales staff. Koch Entertainment Distribution has restructured its audio sales staff. Four salespeople have exited the company: L.A.-based national account manager Deb Teague, San Francisco ...

  43. BeMusic Names Knight Law EVP

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST BeMusic in New York names Clif Knight executive VP of legal and business affairs. BeMusic in New York names Clif Knight executive VP of legal and business affairs. Knight joined the company in 1975, then called RCA Music Service and later BMG Musi ...

  44. Amazon Victorious In Domain-Name Dispute

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ruled in favor of Amazon.com after the e-tailer launched proceedings against an entity who registered a "confusingly similar" domai The Geneva-based World Intellectual ...

  45. BeMusic Names Legal/Biz Exec

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST BeMusic has named Clif Knight as executive VP of legal and business affairs. He will oversee all legal activities, reporting to president/CEO Stuart Goldfarb in New York. BeMusic has named Clif Knight as executive VP of legal and business affairs. ...

  46. Bertelsmann Unit To Fork Over $3M In Patent Settlement

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST CDnow has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a patent infringement suit brought by SightSound Technologies. NEW YORK--CDnow has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a patent infringement suit brought by SightSound Technologies. CDnow conceded th ...

  47. Bertelsmann Units Pay $3M To Settle Patent Action

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST CDNow, N2K concede to SightSound Technologies. CDNow, N2K concede to SightSound Technologies. News ...

  48. Bertelsmann Units To Pay $3M To Settle Patent Action

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST CDnow and N2K have agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a patent infringement suit brought by SightSound Technologies. The decision sets a legal precedent for SightSound to attempt to enforce its pate CDnow and N2K have agreed to pay $3.3 million ...

  49. Bertelsmann Units Pay $3M To Settle Patent Suit

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST CDnow and N2K have agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a patent infringement suit brought by SightSound Technologies. The decision sets a legal precedent for SightSound to attempt to enforce its pate CDnow and N2K have agreed to pay $3.3 million ...

  50. Strong Fourth-Quarter Pushes Amazon To '03 Profit

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com revenues surge in holiday season. Amazon.com revenues surge in holiday season. News ...

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