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  1. Business Matters: Where Venture Capital Money Is Flowing In Music

    August 10, 2012 8:40 PM EDT Where Venture Capital Money Is Flowing In Music -- It's ironic that Warner Music Group now gets 25% of its recorded music digital revenue from some of services that were supposedly off limits to venture capital. The company announced in its e ...

  2. Vevo, iHeartRadio Among New Partners for Microsoft's Xbox Live

    October 05, 2011 2:08 PM EDT Music companies and other TV and entertainment companies are the newest partners of Microsoft's Xbox Live entertainment service for the Xbox 360 gaming platform. The new services will launch with Xbox this holiday season. Nearly 40 companies ...

  3. Virgin Media to Partner With Spotify: Report

    June 30, 2011 11:05 AM EDT After years of planning an innovative music service, British telecom Virgin Media will instead partner with Spotify, according to a report in The Guardian . The report went on to say the company is planning a limited trial of the service this summ ...

  4. News Corp's Sky News Deal Clears British Government

    June 30, 2011 7:29 AM EDT LONDON (Reuters) - News Corp secured British government backing for its buyout of BSkyB on Thursday after the minister responsible rejected complaints the move would give Rupert Murdoch too much power and influence. The Department of Media gave it ...

  5. U.K. Telecom Giant BT Planning Music Subscription Service

    March 30, 2011 1:33 PM EDT U.K. telecom giant BT is reported to be working on a music download service that would be available to its 5.5 million broadband customers. According to The Guardian , "BT says it will unveil the product 'in the near future,' while ...

  6. BSkyB To Shutter Sky Songs

    December 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Satellite TV giant and U.K. ISP BSkyB is to shutter its Sky Songs service on Feb. 7, 2011. The service was launched in October 2009 and offered unlimited streaming and five MP3 downloads for £4.99 ($7.87) a month. However, it is reported that Sky ...

  7. Copyright Tribunal 'Setback' Dominates PPL's AGM

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Disappointment in the U.K. Copyright Tribunal's refusal to overturn its drastic reduction of tariffs charged to the hospitality sector dominated discussions at the Annual General Meeting of PPL , the U.K. music licensing organization, held to ...

  8. Virgin Media's Delayed Subscription Service Still On Track

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Media 's music subscription service is late but still on track. The company's head of media relations said the service is "well progressed" but added the company is "still working" on licensing deals with conte ...

  9. Mobile World Congress: Omnifone Takes Dolby Pulse Format

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Dolby Laboratories and digital music service provider Omnifone have announced an international collaboration to introduce the multi-platform digital file format Dolby Pulse into music services for mobile, PC, in-home, and in-car streaming and down ...

  10. Mobile World Congress: MusicStation Launches On Android

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital music service provider Omnifone has demonstrated its MusicStation platform working on Android handsets during the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Android vendors, application developers and mobile network operators can utilize the ...

  11. Merge Record Labels and ISPs?

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST What if the majors merged with ISPs? It is a question posted at the MIDEM blog by French music industry blogger Hugo Amsellem. Easy answer: disaster. For starters, there is no single music company that can merge with a single ISP. Each country has ...

  12. Business Matters: Rdio, Keith Urban, Sky Songs

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- See the first screenshots or Rdio , the on-demand music streaming service created by the founders of Kazaa and Skype . The pictures are of Rdio ...

  13. Analysis: Sky Songs, Where's The Buzz?

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST BSkyB, the British ISP, quietly launched Sky Songs a few weeks ago. Very quietly. The hybrid download store/streaming service is the first of many ISP-based music services to launch in the next year or so. By partnering with broadband providers, c ...

  14. Business Matters: Sony, RealNetworks, Google, Warner Music Nashville and More

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Sony Music reported revenue of $1.38 billion and an operating income of $96 million in Sony Corp’s fiscal Q2 ending September 30. That was a 3% ...

  15. Business Matters: Lord Mandelson, EFF, Apple

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Lord Mandelson , the British Business Secretary, will forge ahead with his legislative measures to cut off the Internet connections of illegal ...

  16. Spotify Offers Lower U.K. Subscription

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sweden-based music streaming service Spotify has lowered its premium subscription rate in the United Kingdom from £9.99 ($16.30) a month to £6.49 ($10.60) for certain customers over a 6-month period. The reduced pricing structure is effective imme ...

  17. Business Matters: Sky Songs, The Pirate Bay, DJ Hero

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The European Parliament dropped from a Telecom bill an amendment that would have protected citizen’s right to Internet access. In doing away wi ...

  18. Analysis: Moving Beyond Current Billing Habits

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Access or ownership? Or both? These questions dog a music industry that wants to leave behind the confusion and uncertainty of the last ten years. Ownership, represented by paid downloads and physical purchases, continue to wane. Access models, re ...

  19. Business Matters: ASCAP, Spotify, Wolfgang's Vault

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In a summary judgment that is part of a larger case between ASCAP and mobile carriers, a federal court said ringtones played in public do not constitute public performances and therefore are not due performance royalties. The judgement states & ...

  20. Business Matters: iTunes LP, Sky Songs, Tunecore

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Apple has responded to a claim that it charges a $10,000 production fee for the creation of iTunes LP titles. Said an Apple spokesperson, "We're releasing the open specs for iTunes LP soon, allowing both major and indie labels to crea ...

  21. BSkyB Launches Digital Music Service

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Almost 15 months after first announcing the service with Universal as the first major on board, leading pay-TV provider and Internet Service Provider BSkyB is finally about to launching its digital music service. Sky Songs offers access to over 4 ...

  22. World Will Watch Jackson Memorial

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Talk about event television: The mega-blowout to celebrate Michael Jackson's life and music is expected to draw some of the biggest daytime audiences stateside in decades and through-the-roof ratings in Europe, where the show will air live in ...

  23. Omnifone Unveils Unlimited Music For ISPs

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST London-based Omnifone, which powers various all-you-can-eat services with mobile vendors and operators around the world, has unveiled its latest unlimited offering during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and confirmed it is in talks with lea ...

  24. Playlouder Rebuffs Reports Of ISP Download Deal

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Media technology company Playlouder MSP has rebuffed online reports that it is ready to partner with a major U.K. ISP on a music service that allows users to download from file-sharing networks by compensating rights holders. The London-based comp ...

  25. Britain Agrees Plan To Tackle Online Music Piracy

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of Britain's biggest Internet service providers have reached an accord which voluntarily binds them to a code of practise intended to sharply reduce illicit file-sharing. The six ISPs -- Virgin Media, BSkyB, Carphone Warehouse, BT, Orang ...

  26. Sky's No Limit As Universal Teams On MP3 Service

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sky, the U.K.'s leading pay-TV provider, is entering the digital music marketplace with an adventurous service which allows subscribers unlimited access to downloads and streams. Universal Music Group International's U.K. affiliate, itse ...

  27. Sky Arts Boosts Music Programming With 'Songbook'

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sky Arts, the U.K. arts and culture niche TV network operated by Rupert Murdoch's satellite-delivered BSkyB platform, is launching its new "Songbook" series on May 1. Sky Arts says the eight-part, one-hour weekly series, sponsored b ...

  28. Bebo Opens Virtual Doors To Media Groups

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bebo is tuning in to a new cross-promotional platform, Open Media, which enables media groups to feed content into the youth-oriented social networking service's user-base. Each content partner on Open Media can create a channel through Bebo, ...

  29. Vodafone's Billing Joins WMI In Product Innovation Role

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has recruited Vodafone executive Natasha Billing to the new post as product innovation director, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Billing, who is based in London, will be closely involved in developing and implement ...

  30. Channel 4 Consortium Wins U.K. DAB License

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A consortium led by Channel 4, the U.K. media group that operates one of the country's leading commercial TV networks, has won the license for the country's second national commercial digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio multiplex. Med ...

  31. DVD Subscription Model On Fast Track In Europe

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than half of the United Kingdom's video rental transactions and rental spending will be delivered via Netflix-style online services by 2009, according to a new report from analysts Screen Digest. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- More t ...

  32. EMI Signals Bandier Succession Plan

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group today (Jan. 6) unveiled a succession plan for its music publishing division and confirmed a new CFO. EMI Group today (Jan. 6) unveiled a succession plan for its music publishing division and confirmed a new CFO. After three years in his ...

  33. EMI Signals Bandier Succession Plan

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group today (Jan. 6) unveiled a succession plan for its music publishing division and confirmed a new CFO. EMI Group today (Jan. 6) unveiled a succession plan for its music publishing division and confirmed a new CFO. After three years in his ...

  34. EU Clears U.K. On-Demand Venture by Disney, Sony

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST European regulators have approved a movies-on-demand joint venture between Sony's Columbia Pictures and Walt Disney Co. that could help U.K. cable companies fight off Britain's dominant pay-TV firm, B BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters)-European r ...