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  1. Melua Pieces Together Third IFPI Platinum Award

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Katie Melua's sophomore September 2005 album release "Piece By Piece" (Dramatic) scored a third IFPI Platinum Europe Award in November, according to new certifications unveiled by the trade body today (Dec. 11). "We are extreme ...

  2. Europe Continues 'Love' Affair With Beatles

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) retains leadership of European Top 100 Albums, keeping top five placings in all of the countries where the album debuted there last week. Additionally, it's up 6-1 and 9-3 in the Belgian r ...

  3. EMI To Sell Jones MP3

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI's Blue Note Records has become the latest label to experiment with selling tracks online in unprotected MP3 format. It has given Yahoo! Music permission to sell Norah Jones' new single "Thinking About You" in the unprotecte ...

  4. Beatles Find 'Love' At Euro Chart Peak

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles return to the European Top 100 Albums summit as "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) makes a bestselling start in France and a total of nine other top five starts around the region. It's No. 2 in Germany; No. 3 in the United Kingdo ...

  5. Beatles Find 'Love' At Euro Chart Peak

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles return to the European Top 100 Albums summit as "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) makes a bestselling start in France and a total of nine other top five starts around the region. It's No. 2 in Ger The Beatles return to the Europ ...

  6. Beatles Find 'Love' At Euro Chart Peak

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles return to the European Top 100 Albums summit as "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) makes a bestselling start in France and a total of nine other top five starts around the region. It's No. 2 in Ger The Beatles return to the Europ ...

  7. Beatles Find 'Love' At Euro Chart Peak

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles return to the European Top 100 Albums summit as "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) makes a bestselling start in France and a total of nine other top five starts around the region. It's No. 2 in Ger The Beatles return to the Europ ...

  8. EU Commissioner Calls For Copyright Levy Changes

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST European Union internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy confirmed Wednesday (Nov. 29) his plans to overhaul the system of copyright levies on consumer goods that currently compensate artists in Europe. The commissioner -- who is due next mont ...

  9. EU Commissioner Calls For Copyright Levy Changes

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST European Union internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy confirmed Wednesday (Nov. 29) his plans to overhaul the system of copyright levies on consumer goods that currently compensate artists in E European Union internal market commissioner Ch ...

  10. EU Extend Rules On Download VAT

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Union finance ministers today (Nov. 28) extended rules for charging value-added-tax on digital downloads until the end of 2008. The rules require sellers to collect the tax on goods delivered via the Internet to individual consumers. ...

  11. EU Extend Rules On Download VAT

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Union finance ministers today (Nov. 28) extended rules for charging value-added-tax on digital downloads until the end of 2008. The European Union finance ministers today (Nov. 28) extended rules for charging value-added-tax on digita ...

  12. EC Makes Case For Extension On Digital VAT Rules

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has called for a two-year extension for the European Union's value-added-tax rules on digital downloads and broadcasting, when they expire at the end of this year. The rules are contained in the EU's 2002's e ...

  13. EC Makes Case For Extension On Digital VAT Rules

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has called for a two-year extension for the European Union's value-added-tax rules on digital downloads and broadcasting, when they expire at the end of this year. The European Commission has called for a two-year exte ...

  14. Cingular Unveils Mobile Music Strategy

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST On Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless will become the first U.S. operator to provide mobile access to online digital music services such as Napster, eMusic and Yahoo Music. Unlike rivals Sprint and Verizon Wi On Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless will become the fi ...

  15. EC To Shelve Copyright Levies

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists fear revenues will be stemmed. A European Commission document has called for the copyright levies imposed on consumer electronics in Europe to be reduced to a minimum, saying they are often redundant in today's technological environme ...

  16. BMG Japan Signs Up To iTunes

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the latest Japanese label to sign a deal with Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Tokyo-based label's catalog became available to users of the Japanese edition of iTunes the sa BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the late ...

  17. BMG Japan Signs Up To iTunes

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the latest Japanese label to sign a deal with Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Tokyo-based label's catalog became available to users of the Japanese edition of iTunes the sa BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the late ...

  18. 'Culture First' Launches To Protect Levies

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Campaign put forth by authors, songwriters, artists. European authors, songwriters and artists launched a high profile campaign in Brussels Wednesday (Oct. 18) to protect copyright levies on consumer electronics. The “Culture First” campaign inclu ...

  19. EC: Music Licensing Reforms Are Working

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, with a growing demand for European Union-wide licensing replacing national applications, the European Commission said Tuesday (Oct. 3). Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, wit ...

  20. EC: Music Licensing Reforms Are Working

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, with a growing demand for European Union-wide licensing replacing national applications, the European Commission said Tuesday (Oct. 3). Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, wit ...

  21. MEP Criticizes EU Online Royalty Initiative

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Plan called inadequate. Plans for a one-stop-shop for licenses for online music services in the European Union have been slammed by Members of the European Parliament (MEP) as inadequate from a legal as well as a cultural and political view. Durin ...

  22. EC Proposes Copyright Levies Cut

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission today (Sept. 13) unveiled plans to set up a clear, efficient system on copyright levies, and to boost intellectual property rights. The European Commission today (Sept. 13) unveiled plans to set up a clear, efficient system ...

  23. EC Proposes Copyright Levies Cut

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission today (Sept. 13) unveiled plans to set up a clear, efficient system on copyright levies, and to boost intellectual property rights. The European Commission today (Sept. 13) unveiled plans to set up a clear, efficient system ...

  24. Vodafone In Japan To Give Away iPods

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod nano as a package with one of its handsets. Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod ...

  25. Vodafone In Japan To Give Away iPods

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod nano as a package with one of its handsets. Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod ...

  26. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...

  27. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...

  28. 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. ...

  29. Madison Square Garden To Honor Harrison

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Walk of Fame' plaque to be presented Aug. 1. Madison Square Garden in New York City will mark the 35th anniversary of George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh by installing a permanent plaque in the famed arena’s "Walk of Fame.” Th ...

  30. MTV Taps Interscope Exec

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Holt named digital executive VP for network. Courtney Holt, Interscope Geffen A&M’s top new media executive, is jumping to MTV Networks. Holt has been named executive VP of digital music for MTV Networks’ Music & Logo Group, and will overs ...

  31. MTV Taps Interscope Exec

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Holt named digital executive VP for network. Courtney Holt, Interscope Geffen A&M’s top new media executive, is jumping to MTV Networks. Holt has been named executive VP of digital music for MTV Networks’ Music & Logo Group, and will overs ...

  32. Microsoft's iPod Rival Out By Christmas

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft will start selling a digital music and video player to compete with Apple's iPod by Christmas, sources close to the matter said on Wednesday (July 5). Microsoft will start selling a digital music and video player to compete with App ...

  33. Microsoft Readies iPod Rival

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company already demonstrating the device. Microsoft Corp. is developing a music and video device to compete with Apple's iPod and creating its own music service to rival Apple's iTunes, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday (Jun ...

  34. Apple Unveils New U2 iPod

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Model based on fifth generation 30 GB video iPod. Apple introduced an new version of the iPod U2 Special Edition as a continuation of the partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group (UMG). The new U2 model is based on the fifth generat ...

  35. Emmis Reveals iTunes For All Station Web Sites

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music store integration was piloted in May. Following the rollout of iTunes Music Stores onto the Web sites of two of its premiere radio properties, Emmis Communications has revealed the integration of the popular downloading service onto all of i ...

  36. Japan's KDDI Readies Sony Walkman Mobile

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Handset will store 500 songs. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, is to launch in June a mobile handset with a built-in Sony Walkman music player capable of storing some 500 songs. The Walkman Keitai W42S handset, which KDDI develop ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Cornerstone Marketing Launches Music Supervision Division

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recent clients include Coca-Cola, Apple and Nike. Lifestyle marketing company Cornerstone has launched a music supervision division. With this addition, the 10-year-old, New York-based company is poised to strengthen its reach in the gaming, film ...

  39. France Drafts Copyright Law To Open Up iTunes

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST French parliamentarians finished drafting a law on Friday (March 17) that would open up Apple's market-leading iTunes online music store to portable music players other than its popular iPods. The new French parliamentarians finished drafting ...

  40. France Drafts Copyright Law To Open Up iTunes

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST French parliamentarians finished drafting a law on Friday (March 17) that would open up Apple's market-leading iTunes online music store to portable music players other than its popular iPods. The new French parliamentarians finished drafting ...

  41. Report: Euro Digital Biz To Reach $1.9BN In 2011

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Although the CD will be unshaken as the main music format, the emergent digital music market will account for 16% of the overall pan-European recorded music pie in 2011, a new report predicts. Although the CD will be unshaken as the main music for ...

  42. Report: Euro Digital Biz To Reach $1.9BN In 2011

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Although the CD will be unshaken as the main music format, the emergent digital music market will account for 16% of the overall pan-European recorded music pie in 2011, a new report predicts. Although the CD will be unshaken as the main music for ...

  43. Study: Podcasting To Grow Ads

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Predicts it will reach $150 million by 2008. Podcasting has a long ways to go before it becomes a mainstream medium, but is poised to grow exponentially through the end of the current decade and will increasingly become an attractive outlet for ad ...

  44. iTunes Reaches Billion Download Milestone

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple to unveil new products Feb. 28. Apple to unveil new products Feb. 28. News ...

  45. French Copyright Bill Back On Track

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The parliamentary debate on French controversial copyright bill will resume March 7-9. The new text, presented by minister of culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, will quash the "global blanket license The parliamentary debate on French contro ...

  46. French Copyright Bill Back On Track

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The parliamentary debate on French controversial copyright bill will resume March 7-9. The new text, presented by minister of culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, will quash the "global blanket license The parliamentary debate on French contro ...

  47. NBC's 'Today' Gets iTunes Treatment

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple to offer KT Tunstall single for free In a first, iTunes is offering a download of a performance from NBC's "Today" show. Effective immediately, "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree," the first single from KT Tunstall ...

  48. New iTunes Raises Privacy Concerns

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new version of Apple's iTunes software that makes purchase suggestions based on user listening habits is raising privacy concerns in the computer security blogosphere. A new version of Apple's iTunes software that makes purchase sugges ...

  49. Phish Launches Video Service

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Phish has launched what it describes as the "first-of-its-kind" service for individual live video downloads via its LivePhish.com repository. Through Jan. 15, the service is offering a free download f Phish has launched what it describes ...

  50. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) in a row over unpaid record royalties for the British band. Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) ...

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