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  1. Partial Settlement Reached Over Digital Royalty Rates

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Groups agree on rates for mobile and online uses. A partial settlement over publishers' royalty rates for digital uses was reached today (Sept. 29) as U.K. Copyright Tribunal proceeding were scheduled to begin in London. British labels' ...

  2. Budde To Market Couch Music

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal to exploit catalog for recordings, advertising. Couch Music Publishing in Vienna has signed a long-term exclusive administration contract in which Berlin-based Budde Musikverlage will market Couch’s works for recordings, advertising and other ...

  3. Napster Explores Sale Of Company

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has hired investment banking firm UBS. Napster has put itself up for possible sale in response to what it claims is "recent third party interest in establishing strategic partnerships or potentially acquiring the company." The Los Angele ...

  4. Microsoft Unveils Zune

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft unveiled its Zune digital music device and service today (Sept. 14), providing a glimpse into exactly how the company intends to take on Apple Computer's iPod. Microsoft unveiled its Zune digital music device and service today (Sept ...

  5. Microsoft Unveils Zune

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company offers glimpse at its iPod rival. Microsoft unveiled its Zune digital music device and service today (Sept. 14), providing a glimpse into exactly how the company intends to take on Apple Computer's iPod. The device—which has no offici ...

  6. Duran Duran Videos Prepped For Download

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Twenty clips roll out Oct. 2. For the first time, Duran Duran's glamorous-and sometimes risqué-catalog of music videos is to be made available as digital downloads from Oct. 2. An initial offering of 20 clips will roll out across video-enable ...

  7. Duran Duran Videos Prepped For Download

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, Duran Duran's glamorous-and sometimes risqué-catalog of music videos is to be made available as digital downloads from Oct. 2. For the first time, Duran Duran's glamorous-and sometimes risqué-catalog of music ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. MySpace To Sell Downloads

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Social networking giant MySpace is developing an ecommerce solution that will allow artists and labels to sell music through its site, as well as through other websites and blogs. Social networking giant MySpace is developing an ecommerce solution ...

  11. Apple To Pay Creative $100 Million

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Settlement resolves a total of five pending lawsuits. Apple Computer will pay Creative Technology $100 million to settle a digital music patent dispute between the two companies. Creative, the company behind the Zen line of digital music devices, ...

  12. Apple To Pay Creative $100 Million

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer will pay Creative Technology $100 million to settle a digital music patent dispute between the two companies. Creative, the company behind the Zen line of digital music devices, filed s Apple Computer will pay Creative Technology $1 ...

  13. eMusic Testing U.K., Europe For Launch?

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beta Web sites set up. U.S.-based eMusic, which claims to be the world's second biggest digital-music retailer after Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, has set up beta Web sites ahead of possible U.K. and European launches. The retaile ...

  14. eMusic Testing U.K., Europe For Launch?

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.S.-based eMusic, which claims to be the world's second biggest digital-music retailer after Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, has set up beta Web sites ahead of possible U.K. and European launche U.S.-based eMusic, which claims to b ...

  15. JASRAC, iTunes Royalties Dispute Nearing An End

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A dispute between Japan authors society JASRAC and Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store over royalty payments looks to be nearing a conclusion. A dispute between Japan authors society JASRAC and Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store over ro ...

  16. iTunes Pushes 'Vingles' Promotion

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Digital singles offered as a value add. Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store is expanding its experimentation with offering digital singles as a free value add bonus with the purchase of select music videos. The store is currently running a promoti ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. NARM News: Google's 'Gtunes' Store

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet search giant squashed rumors. Don't look for Google to get into the digital music sales anytime soon. The Internet search giant used a keynote slot at the annual the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) conference to squa ...

  19. NARM News: Google's 'Gtunes' Store

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet search giant squashed rumors. Don't look for Google to get into the digital music sales anytime soon. The Internet search giant used a keynote slot at the annual the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) conference to squa ...

  20. Car Manufacturers To Integrate iPod In '07 Models

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple strikes deals with Ford, General Motors, Mazda. Apple Computer has struck deals with auto manufacturers Ford, General Motors and Mazda to integrate its bestselling iPod line of digital music players into new cars beginning next year. As a re ...

  21. Coke, Apple Enter Music Pact

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soft drink giant's music store closed July 31. Shortly after closing down its pan-European digital music service July 31, Coca-Cola Co. has partnered with iTunes Music Store for a new music marketing alliance, which is set to kick off Aug. 9. ...

  22. Yahoo's DRM Test

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson's unprotected MP3 track on sale now. Yahoo Music's recent offering of a personalized Jessica Simpson song is being hailed as under-the-table test of how unprotected MP3 files may sell online. The Simpson track, "A Pu ...

  23. Q3 iPod Shipments, Revenues Up Over '05

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rev from player grew 36% to $1.4 billion. Apple Computer says fiscal third quarter iPod shipments increased 32% year-over-year to 8.1 million units, while revenues from the portable music player grew 36% to $1.4 billion. Sales of music products an ...

  24. Universal Music Unlocks BBC Vaults

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music will this week begin the digital rollout of rare recordings unearthed from the BBC vaults. The strategy kicks off with an album by veteran dance act The Orb, "The Orb -- The Orb's Adve Universal Music will this week begin ...

  25. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  26. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  27. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  28. NZ's digiRAMA Site Signs All Majors

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand online music store digiRAMA has become the first domestic digital store to secure content from all four major labels. New Zealand online music store digiRAMA has become the first domestic digital store to secure content from all four m ...

  29. Crystal Method Gives Nike A Run For Its Money

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Drive' to be available June 28 on iTunes. Nike has tapped The Crystal Method to create the first original workout mix for the iPod nano-compatible Nike Air Zoom Moire running shoe, the new initiative put forth by the fitness apparel com ...

  30. Musicbrigade Opens U.K. Office

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims to have largest online video library. Sweden-based Musicbrigade, the pan-European music-video download service that claims to have the biggest licensed online music-video library, has opened its first fully-staffed international office in t ...

  31. Feds Launch Probe Against Apple

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ruling expected within 12—15 months. The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched a probe into whether Apple Computer's iPod infringes on a Creative Technology Ltd. patent, Creative said on Wednesday (June 14). Creative filed a compla ...

  32. Debate On French Copyright Bill Delayed

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Final debate on France's long-awaited copyright bill won't resume before mid-June, industry sources say. Concluding discussions on the bill were anticipated around May 30. Final debate on France's long-awaited copyright bill won ...

  33. Publishers File Suit Against Digital Services

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple, Napster, RealNetworks among those named. A small group of independent music publishers filed a class action lawsuit May 16 against major online music services for failing to secure licenses to sell downloads. The copyright infringement suit ...

  34. Creative Sues Apple

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims iPod's infringe Creative patent Creative Technology, the company behind the Zen line of digital music devices, is suing Apple Computer for patent infringement. The suit seeks an injunction against Apple for the sale, marketing and impo ...

  35. MTV's 'Urge' Set For Launch

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To kick off with 2 million tracks. The underperforming digital subscription business has a new would-be savior: MTV. The music and lifestyle giant on Wednesday (May 17) will unveil its long anticipated digital music service, Urge. MTV tapped Micro ...

  36. French Senate Adopts Copyright Bill

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The French Senate last night (May 10) adopted an amended version of the long-awaited copyright bill with a show of 164 votes for and 128 against. The French Senate last night (May 10) adopted an amended version of the long-awaited copyright bill w ...

  37. French Senate Adopts Copyright Bill

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The French Senate last night (May 10) adopted an amended version of the long-awaited copyright bill with a show of 164 votes for and 128 against. The French Senate last night (May 10) adopted an amended version of the long-awaited copyright bill w ...

  38. Apple Computer Wins Court Battle

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps, the Beatles' record company, has lost a trademark infringement court battle brought against Apple Computer. In London's High Court today (May 8), Mr Justice Edward Mann ruled that the com Apple Corps, the Beatles' recor ...

  39. CISAC and BIEM Applaud DDEX

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Data exchange hailed as 'significant step.' CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday (May 5) welcomed the pan-industry development of the Digital Data Exchange. As reported yesterday , the DDE ...

  40. CISAC and BIEM Applaud DDEX

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday (May 5) welcomed the pan-industry development of the Digital Data Exchange. CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday ...

  41. Interoperability Debate Begins In French Senate

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The French Senate today (May 4) recommenced debate on the country's long-awaited copyright bill. More than 250 amendments have been registered for examination over the next three to four days. The rig The French Senate today (May 4) recommenc ...

  42. Interoperability Debate Begins In French Senate

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Conclusion to talks expected May 10, 12. The French Senate today (May 4) recommenced debate on the country's long-awaited copyright bill. More than 250 amendments have been registered for examination over the next three to four days. The righ ...

  43. Industry Giants Team Up For Digital Data Exchange

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels, technology companies and publisher groups have formed a membership-based organization to create standards for communicating information necessary to license and sell digital enter Major record labels, technology companies and ...

  44. Apple Renews Flat-rate iTunes Music Contracts

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has renewed contracts with the world's four largest music companies to sell songs through its iTunes Music Store, after blocking their attempts to end iTunes' flat-rate pricing scheme, Apple Computer has renewed contracts ...

  45. iPod Sales Boost Apple Bottom Line

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer released the latest iTunes/iPod figures during its fiscal second quarter earnings report for the period that ended April 1, 2006. According to the company, it sold 8.5 million iPods in Apple Computer reports its fiscal second quarte ...

  46. Burst.com Files Suit Against Apple

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Demands injunction against iTunes, iPods. Four months after Apple Computer asked the courts to dismiss its patent claims, Burst.com has filed a patent infringement lawsuit demanding an injunction against the iTunes Music Store, iPod devices, and o ...

  47. French Debate On C'right To Resume May 4

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The debate on the controversial French copyright bill will resume in the Senate on May 4. The draft, which was voted by the French Parliament on March 21 after weeks of passionate discussions, has to The debate on the controversial French copyrigh ...

  48. French Debate On C'right To Resume May 4

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Draft passed March 21 awaits Senate adoption. The debate on the controversial French copyright bill will resume in the Senate on May 4. The draft, which was voted by the French Parliament on March 21 after weeks of passionate discussions, has to b ...

  49. Beatles Eye Online Distribution

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label in process of remastering the catalog. At long last Beatlemania is getting ready to go digital. Apple Corps. managing director Neil Aspinall testified in the company’s trademark court fight with Apple Computer that the label is remastering t ...

  50. iTunes On A Plane?

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Report: Airline content providers press for downloads. In-flight entertainment system providers are courting Apple Computer for the ability to offer iTunes music and video downloads to airline passengers. According to Flight International, executi ...

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