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  1. iPhone 5: Five Things To Expect At Tomorrow's Launch

    October 03, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Apple will "talk iPhone" with the world Tuesday at an event at the company's Cupertino campus. The event is expected to unveil the next generation of iPhone - dubbed the iPhone 5 - and could include updates to previous incarnations ...

  2. Michael Jackson Trial App Tops Apple Store's Charts

    September 29, 2011 8:09 AM EDT The "Michael Jackson Doctor Trial" smartphone app is the No. 1 seller among the Apple store's paid news apps. Launched Monday, the 99-cent app offers daily highlights, analysis and timelines of Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter ...

  3. Kindle Fire: Low Price May Overshadow Missing Bells & Whistles

    September 29, 2011 7:44 AM EDT On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled not one, but four new Kindle products. It was the Kindle Fire that really had to tech world buzzing. The tablet was quickly called a rival to Apple's iPad, but with a much lighter price tag at $199. The product, ...

  4. Business Matters: Apple to 'Talk iPhone' on October 4

    September 27, 2011 4:57 PM EDT Apple to "Talk iPhone" on October 4 -- Apple has announced it will host a special event October 4 to "talk iPhone." The event will take place at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California and will begin at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. ...

  5. Apple Planning Oct. 4 Press Event, iPhone 5 Announcement Expected (Report)

    September 21, 2011 11:20 AM EDT For the past several years, Apple has held a special event in September to announce some new type of product or service, usually music related. Not this year. Instead, according to a report in AllThingsD , the event will take place Oct. 4. The lik ...

  6. Are Netflix's Best Days Behind It?

    September 20, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Netflix is trying to boost business by chopping its services into two separate parts. Unfortunately for investors, the company's stock price is what's really been cleaved. The company that once seemed like it could do no ...

  7. BMG's Purchase of Bug Music Finds It Closing in on Majors

    September 16, 2011 2:17 PM EDT There's been a persistent rumor about BMG Rights Management, the music publishing joint venture between German media giant Bertelsmann and private-equity firm Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts: If it doesn't succeed in acquiring the publish ...

  8. Simon Watt Named Global Head of Tech for Universal Music

    September 16, 2011 11:54 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has promoted Simon Watt to Head of Technology. Rob Wells, President of Global Digital Business, made the announcement. The move is part of UMG's continued expansion of its g ...

  9. This Week In Music Apps: Jessie J's App, Change Your Ears' Age, Spotify-as-Pandora

    September 09, 2011 1:40 PM EDT It's been raining music apps at Evolver.fm headquarters again, and that means we're due for another installment of our This Week In Music Apps series, which delivers the latest and greatest music apps from the iTunes App Store, Android M ...

  10. Google Music Expands to iPhone, iPad

    September 08, 2011 7:13 PM EDT Although the service remains in invite-only beta, Google has expanded the functionality of its Google Music locker service to support Apple-made devices. The update means users can download an app to their iPhone or iPad that will let them stream ...

  11. Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake Make Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment' List -- Who's Missing?

    September 01, 2011 1:21 PM EDT Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are among the list of influential business people on Vanity Fair's "New Establishment" list . It represents "innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and en ...

  12. Apple Promotes iTunes' Cue

    September 01, 2011 11:44 AM EDT Anyone involved in the digital side of the music biz probably knows Apple's Eddy Cue, who until recently was VP of iTunes. No longer. As one of the first executive moves of incoming CEO Tim Cook, Cue has been promoted to senior VP of Internet ...

  13. Without Steve Jobs, Apple Faces Challenges in Retaining Its Dominance in Digital Music

    September 01, 2011 8:58 AM EDT The resignation of Apple CEO Steve Jobs marks the end of an era not only for Apple, but for the digital music industry that he played a crucial role in shaping. Which is why the timing of this move is so important. By any standard, Jobs is the c ...

  14. This Is How You'll Cloud: Apple iTunes Match Beta Goes Live (Video)

    August 30, 2011 12:03 PM EDT Apple released a beta version of the iTunes Match feature of its iCloud service to developers today, unveiling new details about how the service will work in the process. Most importantly, it seems the service will in fact allow users to stream mu ...

  15. The Music Industry Reacts To Steve Jobs' Resignation as Apple CEO

    August 25, 2011 5:00 PM EDT No Worries in Music Industry as Apple Gets New CEO The earth did not stop turning when Steve Jobs, the executive most responsible for transforming how music is purchased, distributed and experienced in the digital age, resigned as Apple's CEO ...

  16. Without Steve Jobs, Can Apple Still Deliver?

    August 25, 2011 7:56 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With Steve Jobs bowing out as CEO, Apple Inc. must persuade investors and consumers that it doesn't need the force behind the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad in charge to keep the technology hits coming. Tim Cook, his hand-pi ...

  17. Who Is Tim Cook? Meet Apple's New Boss

    August 24, 2011 8:28 PM EDT Talk about a tough act to follow. Now that Steve Jobs has resigned as Apple CEO to become the company's chairman, the reigns of the company are now in the hands of Tim Cook. First of all, nobody replaces Jobs. Beside the fact that he's a ...

  18. Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO, Named Chairman

    August 24, 2011 7:16 PM EDT Steve Jobs has resigned from his position as Apple CEO, taking on the new role of chairman, according to a company-issued press release. COO Tim Cook has been elected the company's new CEO, and will join the board as well. "I have always ...

  19. How The Google Motorola Acquisition Helps the Music Industry

    August 15, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings today sent shockwaves through the mobile world, fundamentally altering the landscape of the business. For the music industry, this is a significant development given the role th ...

  20. Music Stocks End Dismal Week in Negative Territory

    August 05, 2011 5:20 PM EDT U.S. stock markets posted mixed gains Friday after a miserable week. The Dow fell as much as 245 points and finished the day up 61 and posting a 0.54% gain. The technology-heavy Nasdaq dropped 0.94% and the New York Stock Exchange composite fell 1 ...

  21. Apple's iCloud Launches In Beta, New Pricing and App Info Revealed

    August 01, 2011 8:37 PM EDT Late Monday afternoon, Apple flipped the switch on its iCloud.com domain name, revealing a few key bits of information that was previously unknown. For starters, the pricing is fully listed for the first time. Under the iCloud storage locker plan, ...

  22. Internet Privacy Controls Challenges Tech Industry, Marketers

    July 27, 2011 5:43 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government has put Google, Microsoft, Apple and other technology companies on notice: Give consumers a way to prevent advertisers from tracking their movements across the Web - or face regulation. Yet for all its inno ...

  23. Bjork's App Designer Scott Snibbe Talks In-Depth About 'Biophilia'

    July 26, 2011 5:23 PM EDT Bjork's "Biophilia" brings new meaning to the term "Multi-platform" - it incorporates a massive live show, a 90-minute documentary and of course, the singer's anxiously awaited seventh full-length album, due in Septem ...

  24. Grooveshark Faces More Lawsuits as Competition Intensifies

    July 22, 2011 5:04 PM EDT Not only has a major new competitor emerged in the form of Spotify, but streaming music service Grooveshark has reportedly been hit with yet another copyright infringement lawsuit. CNET reports today that a group of music publishers and songwriter ...

  25. Apple Considering Offer to Buy Hulu (Report)

    July 22, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Apple is considering making an offer for the online video service Hulu, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing sources. The company is said to be in early talks to buy the site, which is owned by Walt Disney, News Corp., Comcast's NBCUniversal a ...

  26. Spotify's Media Metrics: How Much Attention Did the Site's U.S. Launch Get Last Week?

    July 19, 2011 2:10 PM EDT For Spotify to revitalize the U.S. music-subscription market , it needs a lot of media awareness and word-of-mouth buzz from consumers. The company's plan for the U.S. service is to let the media do the heavy lifting, according to marketing m ...

  27. Apple Shares Hit All-Time High

    July 18, 2011 8:10 PM EDT Apple traded at an all-time high Monday of $374.65 before closing a nickel beneath that milestone as investors positioned themselves for what is expected to be impressive quarterly earnings. Apple is scheduled to release financial details of its f ...

  28. Business Matters: Piracy Ravages Earnings in App World

    July 15, 2011 6:09 PM EDT Maybe It's Time for App Developers to Start Selling T-Shirts -- Piracy is no longer a problem for legacy entertainment companies like record labels and film studios. Mobile app developers now must deal with their pirated games being available ...

  29. Business Matters: Smartphones Now Over Half of New Phone Sales in US, iPhone Driving Growth

    June 30, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Increasingly American as Apple Pie: Smartphones -- Smartphones have reached an important milestone in the U.S. According to Nielsen, 55% of mobile consumers who reported buying a new handset in the last three months purchased a smartphone instead ...

  30. Business Matters: Spotify Reportedly Launching in Mid-July -- Will Americans Care?

    June 24, 2011 5:27 PM EDT Spotify Reportedly Launching in Mid-July -- Will Music Fans Care? -- The latest Spotify rumor of the week says the service will launch in the U.S. between July 5 and July 15 and will cost $10 per month. This is according to a post by The Noisecast ...

  31. Prince to 'Hold Off on Recording' Until Piracy Is Controlled

    June 24, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Warner Bros. was no match for "the artist formerly known as Prince" back in the '90s, but in this new digital age, it could be the Internet that keeps him from releasing new music. In an interview with the Guardian , the iconic musi ...

  32. Business Matters: Why We7 Could be the Next Pandora

    June 22, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Is We7 The Next Pandora? -- U.K. digital music service We7 could be the closest thing to Pandora outside of the U.S. With a few years of learning under its belt and a product revamped for the mainstream, and with 3 million unique users a month in ...

  33. Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World

    June 21, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World -- Apple has released a free app that allows HD streaming of live performances from the iTunes Festival 2011 at the Roundhouse in London. An updated version of th ...

  34. Best Buy Reportedly Bringing Cloud-Music Service to U.S.

    June 21, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Big box retailer Best Buy is reportedly eyeing a U.S. launch of a cloud music service it currently operates on the U.K. According to a report in Bloomberg , the retailer is close to announcing an expansion of the My Music Anywhere service from the ...

  35. Business Matters: Research in Motion (RIM) Falters, Android and iOS Safer Than Ever

    June 17, 2011 5:02 PM EDT Business Matters: Research in Motion Falters, Android and iOS Safer Than Ever -- Apple and Google's dominant mobile and tablet market shares probably won't be jeopardized any time soon. Just a couple weeks after Research in Motion (RIM) ...

  36. Germany's Simfy Claims Apple Is Delaying iPad App Approval

    June 16, 2011 2:06 PM EDT BERLIN - Simfy, the German music streaming company based in Cologne, is claiming Apple has delayed approval of its iPad app for over three months and has filed a formal complaint at the German cartel-office in Bonn. Simfy says Apple is misusing it ...

  37. Business Matters: If iTunes Is Still Breaking Even, It Could Cost $1.3 Billion Per Year To Run

    June 14, 2011 8:09 PM EDT If iTunes is Still Breaking Even, It Could Cost $1.3 Billion Per Year To Run -- iTunes could cost Apple $1.3 billion per year beyond royalties to publishers, according to an estimate by market intelligence firm Asymco. The estimate was based on nu ...

  38. Will Apple's iCloud Change the Game -- Financially and Culturally -- Like iTunes Has?

    June 14, 2011 3:48 PM EDT If Apple can convince its iTunes users to sign up for iCloud , it will dominate the cloud like it does downloads. But how many people will actually pay for the service? The media has covered iCloud ad nauseam in recent weeks but has provided littl ...

  39. Spotify Signs Licensing Deal With Universal Music Group: Report

    June 10, 2011 4:38 PM EDT Spotify is edging closer to a U.S. launch, with a licensing deal reportedly done with Universal Music Group. AllThingsD reported the UMG deal today , which if true would leave only Warner Music Group without a finalized deal, if other published re ...

  40. Is Hewlett-Packard Launching Its Own Cloud Service?

    June 10, 2011 11:27 AM EDT While the music industry focuses on Apple , Google and Amazon , Hewlett-Packard is quietly making plans-again-for its own locker-based service. Multiple sources at the major labels report that the discussions are heating up. The Palo Alto, Calif.- ...

  41. Lady Gaga Criticized Apple's Ping in Meeting With Steve Jobs

    June 07, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Lady Gaga isn't intimidated by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, apparently. The singer last year traveled to Cupertino, Calif., along with her business manager, Troy Carter, at Jobs' request to discuss Apple's music-centered social network Pin ...

  42. Steve Jobs' Apple Keynote By The Numbers

    June 06, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Apple and CEO Steve Jobs love to jam their keynote presentations full of stats, figures, and numbers. Here's a quick list of the most relevant to Billboard readers: -- 200 million iOS devices sold to date -- iOS holds 44% of the smartphone ma ...

  43. Apple Unveils iCloud with Few Surprises

    June 06, 2011 3:30 PM EDT If you've been following the speculation surrounding Apple's iCloud keynote speech today , then the details that have finally emerged proved very little in the way of surprises. Steve Jobs & Co. laid out a vast array of cloud-based p ...

  44. Apple iCloud Preview: Annual Price, Advances to Labels, Impact on Blackberry and Amazon, and More

    June 03, 2011 4:29 PM EDT The long wait is almost over. With Apple expected to unveil iCloud at its Worldwide Developers Conference Monday , the race to dominate music in the cloud can finally get started in earnest. Full details will be given at Monday's conference, ...

  45. APRA's Performance and Broadcast Royalties Up Seven Percent

    June 03, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Performance and broadcast royalties continue to show strong growth Down Under, where the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) this week announced it had distributed a record $71.2 million Australian ($75.9 million) to its members APRA& ...

  46. Apple Signs Deal With Universal Music Group for iCloud, Major Publishers Also on Board

    June 02, 2011 5:25 PM EDT As expected, Apple has signed the fourth major label -- Universal Music Group -- to a licensing deal for its new iCloud service , which is scheduled to be unveiled on Monday at its Worldwide Developer Conference, sources told Billboard today. At t ...

  47. What Apple's Move to Control iCloud Domain and Trademark Signals

    June 02, 2011 11:54 AM EDT Apple earlier this week made the highly unusual move of forecasting the topics of Steve Jobs' keynote at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, causing many to ask… why? The answer, or at least part of it, lies in Apple's desi ...

  48. Apple, Google Licenses in Holding Pattern as Labels, Publishers Battle Over Revenue Shares, Sources Say

    May 31, 2011 6:09 PM EDT One of the issues behind Google's decision to launch its Music Beta Cloud service without the necessary licenses has also been felt in negotiations between the majors and Apple over the latter's forthcoming cloud offering, sources told B ...

  49. Apple to Unveil iCloud at WWDC on Monday

    May 31, 2011 10:56 AM EDT Getting answers out of Apple is like watching the TV series "Lost": Some questions get answered, others not, and new questions ultimately arise. That's what comes to mind with the company's latest press release , in which is co ...

  50. Sony to Post $3.2 Billion Annual Loss

    May 23, 2011 7:29 AM EDT Sony Corp said it expected to post a $3.2 billion net loss for the year that ended on March 31 due to a write off on tax credits, the latest in a string of grim headlines for the consumer electronics giant. The maker of PlayStation video games, Va ...

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