Amp'd Mobile

  1. Backbeat: B.o.B., Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement Rock Myspace's Amp'd Up! Ad Week Concert

    October 04, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Nothin' On Him: B.O.B. performing onstage during Myspace AMP'd UP opening concert in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/PictureGroup) NEW YORK -- B.o.B., Natasha Bedingfield and Far East Movement were the headliners at Myspace's ...

  2. BACKBEAT: Big Boi Gets Personal At Recording Academy Event

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter held an “Up Close and Personal" event with rapper Big Boi on September 27. The exclusive Q&A session provided a chance for fans and Recording Academy members to gain insight on Big Boi’s career, i ...

  3. Wyclef Unveils Charity Push, Branding Deals During Advertising Week

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean unveiled a new charitable partnership with clothing and footwear company Timberland today (Sept. 24) during an Advertising Week Q&A session conducted by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Times Center in New York. For e ...

  4. The Billboard Q&A: Universal Digital Chief Rio Caraeff

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has never been shy about shaking things up in the digital music space. The company demanded a per-device payment from Microsoft before licensing music to the Zune Marketplace. It spearheaded efforts to monetize online music v ...

  5. Virgin Mobile To Acquire Helio?

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Big changes may be ahead for the U.S. mobile virtual network operator market, with Virgin Mobile USA reportedly set to acquire Helio-the U.S. operator owned by SK Telecom. Helio is a joint venture between SK Telekom and Earthlink, with SK Telekom ...

  6. Amp'd Shutting Service, Virgin Mobile Preps IPO

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two wireless operators shared a similar business plan. One is preparing for a lucrative IPO, the other has gone bankrupt and is selling off assets. Bad news first. Amp'd Mobile is planning to shut down its service Tuesday. The company, which ...

  7. IODA Expands Reach

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT IODA is expanding into the video and film market. The indie music digital distributor says it will add independent film content to such online video outlets as Netflix, RealNetworks and EZTakes, as well as mobile content providers like Amp'd, ...

  8. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Anybody read Doonesbury this week? The comic strip is taking on the music industry's problems. If you're behind on the plot, check it out from the beginning at the main Doonesbury site on Slate.com . In it, occasional character ...

  9. Amp'd Mobile files For Chapter 11

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Startup wireless operator Amp'd Mobile filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late Friday, unable to meet payments due on almost $100 million of debt. The company, which launched service in December of 2005, does not own its own network but instead ...

  10. Amp'd Mobile Gets Influx Of Cash

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Startup wireless operator Amp'd Mobile has raised another $107 million to fund it's content-heavy mobile entertainment strategy for a while longer. Unlike other wireless operators, Amp'd doesn't own a wireless network. It rents ...

  11. MTV Tr3s Goes Mobile

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bilingual entertainment channel MTV Tr3s has launched a mobile platform, MTV Tr3s Mobile, that carries key aspects of its Latino-youth focused programming to cell phones. The original content includes ringtones and artist interviews from flagship ...

  12. Cohen Set For Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! Session

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ted Cohen, former EMI digital music guru and current TAG Strategic managing partner, will be moderating a plenary session at Billboard's upcoming Mobile Entertainment Live! conference March 26, focusing on how to best produce entertainment co ...

  13. Mattera Heads To WMG

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Larry Mattera has left his position as senior VP of music for wireless operator Amp'd Mobile to become the new senior VP of digital sales and marketing for Warner Music Group's WEA Corp. In his new role, he will oversee all WEA's di ...

  14. Helio Launches New Mobile Service

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Yet another wireless operator has launched an over-the-air full-song music download service. This time it's Helio, a startup carrier that went live only last year, which says its mobile music service will be the "corner record shop" ...

  15. Amp'd Mobile Reveals Operating Results

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Youth-focused startup mobile operator Amp'd Mobile revealed operating results today (Jan. 8), for the first time. The results, according to the company, validate its content-heavy strategy. Amp'd's subscribers more than doubled in t ...

  16. The Orchard Partners With Amp'd

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes mastertones, tones, full track downloads. Digital music distributor the Orchard has partnered with Amp’d Mobile, a startup wireless operator leasing airtime on Verizon’s high-speed wireless network. Under the deal, revealed at the CT ...

  17. Wireless Ops Gear Up Concert Broadcast Efforts

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Amp'd Mobile, Verizon Wireless get aggressive. Amp'd Mobile, Verizon Wireless get aggressive. News ...

  18. 'Real World' Producers Focus On Digital Offerings

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST To create content for new media platforms. Bunim-Murray Productions - the producers of reality hits "The Real World" and "The Simple Life“- is bringing its brand of "unscripted television" to digital through a new spinoff ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Sources: MTV Cuts 100 Staff

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks has laid off close to 100 employees, with the cuts affecting multiple divisions and staffers at all levels of the Viacom Inc.-owned company, sources say. MTV Networks has laid off close to 100 employees, with the cuts affecting multip ...

  21. Amp'd Mobile Raises $67 Million In Funding

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group among the investors. Amp'd Mobile said on it raised about $60 million in funding from investors including Vivendi's Universal Music Group and three venture capital funds to set up a U.S. mobile telephone service. Pr ...