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  1. Brandle's Global Bits: iTunes Radio Launches in Australia, Eurovision Cracks Down On Vote-Rigging, New CEO At MAMA

    February 11, 2014 6:41 AM EST iTunes Radio Tunes Into Australia: Apple has launched iTunes Radio in Australia -- marking the service’s first expansion outside the United States. The streaming music operation dropped with little fanfare today, boasting more than 100 stations wh ...

  2. Apple Posts Steve Jobs Video, Letter on Anniversary of His Passing

    October 05, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Steve Jobs -- Apple computer co-founder, tech pioneer and revered revolutionary -- died a year ago today, from complications due to cancer. Though his death did not come as a shock, his figure growing gaunt and work becoming more sparse as he batt ...

  3. Australia's iTunes Music Store to be Probed on Pricing Points

    April 30, 2012 10:41 AM EDT Australia's iTunes Music Store is to be probed on its pricing points, according to reports. Apple Computer and Microsoft will be among technology companies asked to explain to Australia's Parliament why consumers pay considerably more fo ...

  4. Exclusive: Yoko Ono to Introduce Flaming Lips' Steve Jobs Tribute at MTV's O Music Awards

    October 29, 2011 1:32 PM EDT MTV is upping the Apple factor at its O Music Awards with a plan to have Yoko Ono introduce the Flaming Lips' musical tribute to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs. Ono, the window of Beatle John Lennon, will speak about her late husband an ...

  5. Australian Copyright Tribunal Sets New Royalty Rate

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia has a new royalty rate for digital music and video downloads. The country's Copyright Tribunal has established a new tariff payable to composers, songwriters and music publishers, and in doing so has put an end to a clash which pitt ...

  6. MySpace Music Launches Down Under

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Music has arrived down under. News Corp has flicked the switch on its digital music platform in Australia and New Zealand, in what the media giant anticipates will be a global roll out. The social music service is a music-lover's one- ...

  7. Sonos Launches New Multi-Room Controller

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sonos, a leading developer of wireless multi-room home music systems, has launched a new color touch-screen controller. The Sonos Controller 200 (CR200) has a 3.5-inch screen featuring text and graphics relating to the music being played such as a ...

  8. That Deal With Napster? It Never Was Going to Happen

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT People love scapegoats. A target for blame makes for an easy explanation of unfortunate incidents. This is common in the music industry. A frequent claim in the many assessments of today's music industry is that it should have made a deal wit ...

  9. No Price Cuts For U.K. iTunes Tracks

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer will not go ahead with plans to cut the price of downloads on its market leading iTunes Music Store in the U.K., explaining that exchange rate changes meant there is no longer any discrepancy between prices in the U.K. and the Europ ...

  10. Cops Spoil Apple Store's Sydney Opening

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has opened an Apple Store in Sydney, its first in the southern hemisphere. More than 1,000 people braved the winter rain to attend the opening on Thursday night at the store's premises in the city's George Street. Some had ...

  11. France's UPFI Names Frerebeau Pres

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT French independent labels trade body UPFI has elected Tot ou Tard MD Vincent Frerebeau as president. A former A&R with EMI and Warner Music, Frerebeau launched record label Tot ou Tard, notably home to Yael Naim, whose single "New Soul&qu ...

  12. iPhone Coming To Japan

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leading Japanese telecom Softbank Mobile said June 4 that it has signed an agreement with Apple Computer to bring the iPhone to Japan later this year. No further details were available at press time. Global ...

  13. U.K. Debate Simmers On Secondary Ticketing

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Heated debate during a conference in central London last night (March 18) illustrated that dialog on regulating the U.K. secondary-ticketing sector will continue to simmer for the forseeable future. Emotions ran high at "Ticket Touting: Going ...

  14. Rahman To Helm Indian Symphony Orchestra

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One of India's most acclaimed composers, A R Rahman, has launched the country's first fully-fledged symphony orchestra. While a name and structure for the orchestra have yet to be finalized, the set-up is to be fully operational over the ...

  15. Midem Quotes Of The Day

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The top soundbites from Monday's Midem panels and debates. "Mr Plant emailed me and said, 'Who's going to prostitute himself first?’" - Peter Gabriel on the Genesis/Led Zep reunion game "I've always been of the a ...

  16. Legendary Japanese Rockers Reform

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Legendary Japanese "visual-kei" band X Japan will play two reunion gigs at Tokyo Dome March 28 and 30, the band’s drummer/leader Yoshiki announced Jan. 19. In 1992, X Japan became the first Japanese band to sell out the 50,000-seat Dome. ...

  17. Sony/ATV Stops Future Licensing of Digital Services

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has instructed the Harry Fox Agency today to stop all future licensing of any of the publisher's repertoire for streaming or limited downloads, Billboard.biz has learned. The instruction is expected to impact service ...

  18. Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' Appears On iTunes

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead has broken its iTunes holdout. The British alternative rock group's latest album "In Rainbows" has been made available to download from Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, the first and only album in its recording ca ...

  19. Reports: Apple Gearing Up For Japan iPhone Launch

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Unconfirmed media reports say Apple Computer is holding talks with Japanese mobile carriers as it prepares for the expected launch of the iPhone in Japan next year. According to the reports, major Japanese telecoms NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank Mobile a ...

  20. Radiohead In Talks With iTunes On 'In Rainbows'

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's camp is in talks with iTunes Music Store for the release of "In Rainbows," Billboard.biz can reveal. The British alternative rockers' EMI catalog remains a notable omission from the world's leading download sto ...

  21. German Court Rules On iPhone Exclusivity

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Hamburg Regional Court today ruled that T-Mobile can continue marketing the iPhone on an exclusive basis, rejecting a petition lodged by rival telecoms giant Vodafone. Vodafone had sought a ruling to prevent the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary fro ...

  22. Court Injunction Keeps iPhone On Hold In Germany

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vodafone has obtained an interim injunction in German, which prevents rival handset manufacturer T-Mobile from selling the iPhone in the lead-up to Christmas. The district court in Hamburg issued the order on Monday, after Vodafone questioned the ...

  23. iTunes Strikes U.K. Distribution Pact With MTV

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has made a series of deals to distribute TV shows for purchase from the U.K. version of the iTunes Music Store. Viacom-owned MTV Networks International has reached an agreement with Apple, which will see programs from MTV, Nickelode ...

  24. Reports: O2 Poised To Strike U.K. Deal For iPhone

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from Apple Computer and O2, the U.K. mobile operator, declined to confirm or deny reports published today which claimed the two firms were collaborating on the launch of Europe's first iPhone service. Today's edition of t ...

  25. Source: Universal Snubs iTunes Deal

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has refused to strike a long-term licensing arrangement with Apple's iTunes Music Store and will instead opt for "flexible," interim agreements, a source close to negotiations tells Billboard.biz. In recent day ...

  26. iTunes Presses Button On London Music Fest

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT iTunes is entering the live music business. Apple Computer's market-leading digital music store said today it is throwing its considerable clout behind the free iTunes Festival concept, which will take place in London throughout July. Amy Win ...

  27. iTunes Movies Coming To Europe?

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Europeans will get a bite of Apple Computer's iTunes movie and video-download service before the end of the year, a senior Apple executive has told reporters. Apple's vice president Europe Pascal Cagni used an interview with French-langu ...

  28. Apple Corps, EMI Settle Beatles Royalty Row

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps, the Beatles' company, has settled its £30 million ($59.2 million) royalties dispute with the band's label EMI. EMI would not disclose details of the settlement, which was reached last month. An EMI spokeswoman tells Billboar ...

  29. EC Official Says iPod May Avoid Regulation

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's top anti-trust official has indicated that Apple Computer's iPod players might escape regulation. Commission director general for competition Philip Lowe said that his services would only intervene in the case i ...

  30. The Youngbloods, Allman Brothers Band Sue Sony BMG

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Youngbloods and the Allman Brothers Band have filed a class action suit against Sony BMG Music over the amount of royalties paid to BMG artists for digital downloads. The suit mirrors the one filed by the Allman Brothers and Cheap Trick last y ...

  31. Record Execs Question Jobs' DRM Position

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Record industry executives and lawyers in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards responded with skepticism to the call by Steve Jobs, Apple Computer CEO, to get rid of digital rights management (DRM) for music. While talking about online services durin ...

  32. France's Fnac, Virgin Make Declare Stance On DRM

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Three months after having begun selling tracks without digital rights management protection, leading online French retailers FnacMusic and VirginMega have taken the next step. The online stores this week released a significant catalog available in ...

  33. iTunes Sales Falling Or Booming?

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST A pair of analyst reports measuring the sales of Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store have offered contradictory on the success, or lack thereof, of the popular digital music service. Forrester Research -- which recently reported that less tha ...

  34. Vanguard Opens Vault

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Vanguard Records is making a host of out-of-print and previously unreleased tracks available to Apple Computer's iTunes digital music service. In all, 73 tracks from such artists as Mike Seeger, Peter Walker and Al Anderson will be available ...

  35. High School Musical Not Ranked In Top 5 Downloads

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The High School Musical soundtrack may be the top-selling album of 2006 in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but among iTunes downloaders the, recording from the hit Disney made-for-TV movie didn't even make the top 5. In a r ...

  36. iTunes Launches In New Zealand

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer today (Dec. 6) launched iTunes Music Store in New Zealand. The new service becomes the 22nd iTunes Music Store in the world, and arrives as the tenth legitimate download site in New Zealand. Single tracks cost NZ$1.79 (US$1.21) each ...

  37. Barenaked Ladies Suit Up For OnTour Initiative

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST PassAlong Networks, a developer of digital media innovations based in Franklin, Tenn, in conjunction with Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group have launched a special version of its OnTour software th PassAlong Networks, a developer of digital med ...

  38. Microsoft To Share Zune Sales With Labels

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Barely a week before its Zune digital music player hits retail shelves, Microsoft has agreed to share the revenues gained from the device's sales with record labels and artists. This is the first time Barely a week before its Zune digital mus ...

  39. iTunes Launches Latin Offering

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mini-store kicked off Nov. 1. Apple Computer today (Nov. 1) is launching a new mini-store within the U.S. version of the iTunes Music Store dedicated to Latin music and entertainment. iTunes Latino features top Latin music, music videos, televisio ...

  40. Orchard Grows With Saudi Firm Rotana

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rotana a power-player in Arabic music world. The Orchard, the U.S.-based digital-music and marketing group, has clinched the global digital-distribution rights to the music portfolio belonging to Rotana Audiovisual, the Saudi Arabia music and film ...

  41. New Startxt Mobile Service Shines For Indie Labels

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service allows indies to handle mobile services. Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent labels launch direct-to-consumer mobile-music services, goes live today (Oct. 26). It is an offshoot of a generic pla ...

  42. New Startxt Mobile Service Shines For Indie Labels

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent labels launch direct-to-consumer mobile-music services, goes live today (Oct. 26). Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent la ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. AOL To Offer Movie, TV Show Downloads

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AOL and Paramount Pictures have signed a deal that will allow AOL to sell downloadable versions of Paramount films and television shows through its new video portal. Consumers will own the movies and Movies and television shows from Paramount Pict ...

  45. Apple Posts Strong Q4

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT iPod, computer sales continue to power bottom line. Strong sales of iPods and Mac computers continue to power the bottom line for Apple Computer. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company says iPod shipments grew 35% to 8.7 million units for its fiscal ...

  46. Apple: Video iPods Shipped With Virus

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Less than 1 percent affected. A small number of Apple Computer's Video iPods shipped in the past month carry a Windows computer virus. A message posted on Apple's Web site Wednesday (Oct. 18) states that since September 12, less than 1 p ...

  47. DDEX Establishes First Digital Data Standards

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group formed to develop customs. Digital Data Exchange (DDEX) has established its first four standards to facilitate efficient information sharing among companies involved with digital music. DDEX was launched in May to develop voluntary data exch ...

  48. Best Buy Enters Digital Biz With Real

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CD retail giant Best Buy is getting into the digital music business. But unlike other bricks and mortar merchants building their own solutions, Best Buy is partnering with an established brand in the CD retail giant Best Buy is getting into the di ...

  49. Best Buy Enters Digital Biz With Real

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New download store to offer a la carte, subs. CD retail giant Best Buy is getting into the digital music business. But unlike other bricks and mortar merchants building their own solutions, Best Buy is partnering with an established brand in the d ...

  50. Ministry Of Sound Opens Retail Business

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kicks off Oct. 3. Ministry of Sound (MoS), the U.K. independent music-and-media company, is launching an enhanced digital-download retail service as part of its ministryofsound.com Web site tomorrow (Oct. 3). The 75,000-plus tracks from 2,500 inde ...

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