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  1. John Legend Taps Apple's Album Feature

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Legend is the latest artist to embrace iTunes' Complete My Album feature as a marketing tool, leading up to his next album, "Evolver," due Oct. 28. The campaign actually began July 29 with the release of the album's first ...

  2. Nokia Set For "Comes With Music" Launch

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After months of speculation, Nokia has finally disclosed that the United Kingdom will be the first territory to offer its all-you-can-eat "Comes With Music" digital music service. The actual launch date of the service, designed to be in ...

  3. Doors Legal Dispute Nearing Resolution

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of the Doors now that the California Supreme Court has refused to take up their case. Keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger are on the hook for more than ...

  4. Members Of Allman Brothers Sue UMG

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Members of The Allman Brothers Band sued UMG Recordings for more than $10 million on Monday over royalties from compact discs sales and digital downloads. The lawsuit seeks payments from the sale of some of the U.S. Southern rock group's song ...

  5. Zune Pursuing Original Content

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft's Zune is looking to Hollywood to gain an edge on Apple's iPod. Microsoft executives have been making the rounds at talent agencies and production companies in recent months in hopes of licensing exclusive original video progra ...

  6. Sirius XM: Now Comes The Hard Part

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Now that the two U.S. satellite radio broadcasters completed their merger July 29 to form Sirius XM Radio, the combined company will face a host of challenges in navigating the new digital landscape. Over the long haul, the prospect of widespread ...

  7. Dell Tests Music Player To Renew iPod Battle: Report

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In recent months, personal computer maker Dell Inc., has been testing a digital music player that could go on sale as early as September, the Wall Street Journal newspaper said, citing several Dell officials. Dell's new foray would put it int ...

  8. Plugged & Unplugged: The Future Of 'Guitar Hero,' 'Rock Band'

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: With yet another E3 conference now behind us, it's only fitting to dedicate a few lines to the state of music and videogames. It hardly seems possible that only two years ago, the E3 news that MTV bought "Guitar Hero" devel ...

  9. Guitar Hero Aims at iTunes?

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Is the publisher of "Guitar Hero" working on an online music store that could rival Apple's iTunes? In an interview with the Financial Times , Bobby Kotick, chief executive of the recently merged Activision Blizzard, which publishes ...

  10. Plugged/Unplugged: iPhone, Last.fm, Merlin

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: The early iPhone reviews are out and for a change the digerati is treating the launch with some degree of restraint (rare among the Apple-fanboy tech press corps). Most of the hesitation was due to AT&T's 3G network, which is val ...

  11. iPhone 3G Gets Japan Release Date

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Softbank Mobile and Apple announced June 9 that the iPhone 3G will be available in Japan on July 11. “I am delighted at this opportunity to partner with Apple,” said Softbank Mobile (SBM) chairman/CEO Masayoshi Son in a statement. “SBM’s and Apple ...

  12. No New Music Download Method On New iPhone

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs didn’t disappoint the thousands attending Apple’s annual developers’ conference by unveiling, as predicted, the second version of the iPhone. Most significantly, and expectedly, the new version of the advanced mobile phone fea ...

  13. Black Music Month Backed By Apple In-Stores

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple is launching a series of in-store performances beginning in June for Black Music Month. The technology company will feature 22 artists who will perform in seven U.S. cities at different Apple store locations including San Francisco; New York ...

  14. Plugged & UnPlugged: Pandora + Clear Channel, 'Renting' Music?

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Forget about all the "are they or aren't they" talk… Clear Channel and Pandora are definitely working towards a deal that would allow the radio conglomerate to offer the Pandora personalized radio service via its websites . ...

  15. Apple Warms To Variable Pricing?

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Is Apple warming to the idea of variable pricing? One could say it is based on details surrounding its newly announced deal with HBO. Apple is selling several of the company's original TV series at different prices--$2 for episodes of "S ...

  16. Digital Briefs: Radiohead, Zune, BlackBerry

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Internet traffic measurement firm Hitwise takes a closer look at how free digital downloads from Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead affects long-term visits to each artist's Web site. Radiohead takes the prize, but it's hard to sa ...

  17. Nokia Confident Free Music Downloads Will Profit

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Offering unlimited music downloads to phone buyers will make money for Nokia as well as record labels, the handset maker said, dismissing talk the move would come at the expense of profits. "We expect to make money both from our traditional d ...

  18. Social Network Targets Over 35 Crowd

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT GetBack Media , a social network from the founders of DVD company Shout! Factory that's geared for people over age 35, is set to launch today stocked with music and TV content. The site offers community tools for people ages 35-55. The focus ...

  19. Analyst: Amazon Music Expanding Digital Market

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New figures from NPD Group suggest that the Amazon DRM-free digital music service is doing more to grow the overall digital music market as opposed to simply stealing customers from iTunes. The research group says only 10% of Amazon customers had ...

  20. Plugged & Unplugged: Shoveling Snocap, Wal-Mart Madness

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED Snocap was an over-hyped tech play from the very beginning, primarily because of its association with the former Napster-era bad boy Shawn Fanning. It hinged its digital registry hopes on the mistiest of all vaporware that is/was Mashboxx, ...

  21. Sony BMG Eyes Online Music Service

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz expressed interest in a digital music subscription service to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . It's not clear whether he's proposing a consumer-facing subscription service based exclusivel ...

  22. Apple Corps Sues To Stop Beatles Release

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps and Apple Records have just filed a federal lawsuit in Miami in an attempt to stop bootleg recordings from the Star-Club in Germany from being released to the public, Billboard.biz has learned. One of the defendants, Jeffrey Collins, t ...

  23. Plugged And Unplugged

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged M:Metrics revealed some staggering data this week about the iPhone. It found that while 6.7% of overall mobile users listened to music in some form or another on their phone, and 27.9% of smartphone users did the same, iPhone users blew th ...

  24. Labels, Apple Debate 'Total Music'

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple and major record labels have reportedly stepped up negotiations concerning the idea of bringing the "Total Music" concept to iPod devices. The negotiations, first reported by the Financial Times and since confirmed by industry sour ...

  25. Apple's iTunes Store Has Sold 4 Billion Tracks—But Is It Profitable?

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Research group NPD recently named iTunes the second-largest U.S. music retailer, and the company has just revealed that its store has passed the 4 billion download mark. So Billboard decided to crunch some numbers to see whether the conventional w ...

  26. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The opening day of Canadian Music Week saw heated discussion on who should pay for losses incurred by record companies due to piracy, with many suggesting Internet service providers are central to a solution. A standing-room only crowd watched a g ...

  27. Digital/Mobile Briefs: Apple, AmieStreet, Lionsgate

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Apple is claiming its iTunes service is now the #2 music retailer in the U.S., behind only Wal-Mart, based on data provided by the NPD Group. The analyst firm's MusicWatch Survey counts one CD representing 12 tracks, and excludes any wirele ...

  28. Exec Pledges Radical Expansion Of Radio Delivery

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radio Advertising Bureau president Jeff Haley unveiled a bold industry mission to put radio receivers "on every mobile phone, PDA and MP3 player within the next five years" during his keynote speech at the RAB 2008 conference in Atlanta ...

  29. Beatles, Dion Top IFPI Euro Sales

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' 2000 greatest hits release "1" (Apple/Parlophone) has received a ninth IFPI Platinum Europe Award, making it one of the three biggest-selling albums of the past decade. It has now matched the sales awards already achiev ...

  30. Tech Firms Respond To McGuinness Blast

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McGuinness's big-hitting speech at this year's Midem has inspired a wave of reaction, not all of it positive. The U2 manager's lecture became one of the 42nd annual trade fair's hottest talking points, when he used its pod ...

  31. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  32. Sides Chosen In Royalty Tussle

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST WASHINGTON -- Music publishers, the record labels and digital music distribution outlets began a three-way legal wrestling match today (Jan. 28) over just how much songwriters and the publishing houses should get paid for digitally delivered music ...

  33. Will Apple TV Control The Home Streaming Experience?

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST A memo to all iPod-dock stereo manufacturers -- your time is up. That goes for you, Logic, and you, Emerson, and even you, Sony. The harbinger of your doom -- the new Apple TV. That's right, the device at the hub of Apple's new digital m ...

  34. Apple Introduces Online Movie Rentals

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Apple introduced a movie rental service for iTunes at the annual MacWorld confab in San Francisco, part of a broader upgrade to the Apple TV device that also has implications on how iTunes buyers can access music. In addition to the n ...

  35. Publishers May Appeal Block On 'iPod Tax'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Collecting society the Canadian Private Copying Collective says it may appeal against a court ruling which has blocked its efforts to obtain compensation for music creators through extending Canada's private-copying levy to cover "digita ...

  36. Update: Apple Standardizes European Download Prices

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple has pre-empted any regulatory action by the European Commission by announcing today that it will lower the prices on its U.K. iTunes store to match the standardized pricing across Europe. Apple says the new pricing will take effect within si ...

  37. Report: Apple Readies HD Radio Push

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to a story at iLounge.com, an independent provider of information about all things iPod- and iPhone-related, Apple plans a push during the Macworld Expo event in San Francisco next month for HD Radio-equipped boom boxes that have iPod do ...

  38. Led Zeppelin Triumphs At London Show

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tonight (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in front of its adoring public, if only for two-plus hours. Led Zeppelin's 16-song set at London's O2 Arena came as part of a benefit for late Atlantic Records f ...

  39. NBC Universal Pulls Content From iTunes

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal made good on its declared intent to pull all of its content from Apple's iTunes, following through during the weekend as its contract with the platform expired. This comes as two separate research reports were published Monday a ...

  40. CEO: 3G iPhone Coming 'Next Year'

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST One of the few criticisms leveled against Apple's iPhone is that it only works with older, slower wireless networks while faster options are available. That will soon change. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson tipped the impending 3G iPhone duri ...

  41. T-Mobile Offers iPhone Without Contract In Germany

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Deutsche Telekom's mobile unit T-Mobile is now offering Apple's iPhone in Germany without a service plan, after Vodafone raised questions about the exclusive agreement which binds the two companies. The Regional Court of Hamburg ruled th ...

  42. WMG To Mobile Firms: Get Your Act Together

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman says mobile operators need to get their music act together before Apple and Google eat their lunch. Speaking to the Financial Times , Bronfman reiterated his long-held stance that today's mobile phon ...

  43. France's SFR Launches 'All You Can Eat' Download Service

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST France's second mobile operator SFR launched an all-you-can-eat permanent music download service, to be integrated in its new 3G+ "Illimythics" mobile offer. Customers will get unlimited download over-the-air access to more than 150 ...

  44. Aus Retailer JB Hi-Fi Forecasts Record Sales

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australasian home entertainment retail powerhouse JB Hi-Fi in on course for another strong financial year. Chief executive Richard Uechtritz told the company's annual general meeting in Melbourne, Australia, yesterday that he expects sales ac ...

  45. Omnifone Arrives In Hong Kong

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, the mobile-music service provider out to challenge Apple's iPhone, entered the Asia-Pacific region live today (Oct. 22) via a deal with wireless carrier 3 Hong Kong. The 3 MusicStation, which Omnifone claims is "the first unlim ...

  46. No Kiddin' -- Kid Rock Gets First No. 1 Album

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though he began charting albums on The Billboard 200 in 1999 -- and started his recording career well before that -- Kid Rock finally notches his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week. His "Rock N' Roll Jesus" debuts atop ...

  47. Report: Apple To Cut Price On DRM-Free Tracks

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple confirmed it will indeed lower the price on its DRM-free tracks to 99 cents, from $1.29, on all iTunes Plus music. Apple CEO Steve Jobs confirmed the move in an interview with the Wall Street Journal . Jobs told the WSJ that the iTunes Plus ...

  48. Report: iTunes To Expand DRM-Free Offering

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple continues to dip its toe with variable pricing. Citing sources close to Apple, tech blog Ars Technica reports that iTunes will expand its DRM-free music plan, iTunes Plus, with additional tracks from a variety of independent labels. However, ...

  49. Plugged And Unplugged

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Few new releases cause the kind of furor that Radiohead's announcement did this week. And little of it had anything to do with the music. The band's decision to sell its new album directly to fans, and to let them decide what th ...

  50. Microsoft Unveils New Zune Devices And Service

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Showing no signs of backing off its effort to be the No. 2 in the digital music wars, Microsoft has a new line of Zune devices and upgrades to the Zune Marketplace service. The new devices, unveiled today (Oct. 3), include two flash-based devices ...

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