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  1. U.K. Providers and Trade Bodies Drafting Program to Address Infringement

    May 09, 2014 12:30 PM EDT A quartet of UK internet service providers have come to an agreement on how to address copyright infringement, according to the BBC. Virgin Media, BT, Sky and TalkTalk are drafting a program that will have the companies monitoring filesharing netw ...

  2. Morning Fix: Rara Expands; Today's Apple Event; Bertelsmann, KKR & EMI; ATP Merger

    October 23, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters RARA ADDS IOS, EXPANDS MUSIC CATALOG, PARTNERS WITH LENOVO: On-demand subscription music company Rara has launched its service on Apple's iPad and iPhones , as well de ...

  3. UK ISPs Called Upon To Police Copyright Infringement

    June 27, 2012 6:17 AM EDT LONDON - U.K. media regulator Ofcom said Tuesday that it expects key legislation against piracy to reach parliament around the end of 2012. New draft measures against illegal downloads outlined in an Ofcom post that are now open for comment " ...

  4. British ISPs BT, TalkTalk Lose Challenge To U.K. Digital Economy Act

    March 06, 2012 9:15 AM EST BT and TalkTalk, two of the United Kingdom's biggest ISPs, have lost their long-running challenge to the U.K. Digital Economy Act, removing one of the main obstacles to the Act finally coming into effect. The court judgment was announced toda ...

  5. Business Matters: Megaupload Aftershocks Continue as BTJunkie Voluntarily Shuts Down

    February 06, 2012 5:55 PM EST BT Junkie Shuts Down, Cites Megaupload, Pirate Bay Legal Action BTjunkie has voluntarily shut down, becoming the latest file-sharing site to shutter in the wake of the US Department of Justice's arrest of Megaupload's founder and leaders ...

  6. Morning Heds: Is Megaupload Like YouTube?; Tim Cook's Bang-Up Job; Iggy Pop Reps Record Store Day

    January 25, 2012 6:45 AM EST Tim Cook on His First Four Months as Apple CEO: Just Look at the Results All Things D Asked about his first four months as Apple chief executive, Tim Cook stressed that what he feels most is lucky to be surrounded by his talented colleagues. San F ...

  7. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Linda Newmark

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 16 Linda Newmark Executive VP/head of acquisitions and strategic projects, Universal Music Publishing Group Website: Umusicpub.com Twitter: @UMG_news The year's highlights are many for Linda Newmark, executive VP/head of acquisitions and ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Business Matters: Sony Music Revenue Up; UK Court Orders ISP to Block Web Site

    July 28, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Sony Music Revenues Up -- Sony Music Entertainment revenue increased 7% to $1.35 billion in the quarter ended June 30, although the company's earnings release shows a 0.6% decline in yen-denominated revenue due to the currency's apprecia ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Business Matters: Are Consumers Ready to Spend This Summer?

    May 31, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Are Consumers Ready to Spend This Summer? -- While economic indicators are mixed, it appears investors may be feeling better about this summer's concert season. Live Nation shares rose 4.44% on twice the average daily trading volume Tuesday. ...

  12. British High Court Dismisses Digital Economy Act Appeal by ISPs

    April 21, 2011 9:12 AM EDT The British High Court has rejected an appeal from Internet service providers (ISPs) BT and TalkTalk, which challenged the legality of the U.K.'s Digital Economy Act (DEA ). BT and TalkTalk were granted a judicial review in November last year ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire, Esperanza Spalding: Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 8:19 PM EST Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The Way You Lie," Eminem Featuring Rihanna "F*** You," Cee Lo Green "Empire State Of Mind," Jay-Z & Alici ...

  15. Pre-Grammy Ceremony Performers And Presenters Announced: Mavis Staples, Cyndi Lauper, Buddy Guy, More

    February 01, 2011 8:59 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences today announced the performers and presenters for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards' pre-Grammy Awards telecast on Feb. 13. The show will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles ...

  16. U.K. Govt Says Wants Europe's Best Broadband By 2015

    December 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Britain should have a digital hub in every community to help it build Europe's best broadband network by 2015, which could create up to 600,000 new jobs and add 18 billion pounds ($28 billion) to GDP, the government said. Culture ministers Je ...

  17. UK. Digital Economy Act To Receive Judicial Review

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. ISPs Talk Talk and BT have been granted a temporary victory in their legal challenge against the Digital Economy Act, following a High Court ruling in London. As two of the most vocal critics of the U.K. Digital Economy Act, Talk Talk and BT ...

  18. U.K. Aims To Foster New Silicon Valley In East London

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The British government will create a new "entrepreneur visa" and reform its intellectual property laws to try to develop a budding cluster of start-ups in East London into a hub of high-tech firms to rival Silicon Valley. Prime Minister ...

  19. Ministry Of Sound Suspends P2P Legal Campaign

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance label Ministry of Sound says it will continue to pursue illegal uploaders of its repertoire, despite a blow to its campaign to target individuals and seek compensation. Ministry of Sound has put on hold its campaign, launched in the sum ...

  20. British Court Backs ISP On Customer Data Fears

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BT, the U.K.'s largest Internet Service Provider, has been granted a stay of execution by the U.K. High Court in its challenge to efforts by rights holders seeking customer information without strong evidence of copyright infringement. Chief ...

  21. Cheryl Cole, JLS and Gorillaz Triumph At BT Digital Music Awards

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop acts Cheryl Cole, JLS and Robbie Williams were among the big winners at the BT Digital Music Awards, held in London last night (Sept. 30). Out of the 21 awards on offer, pop dominated the evening, with Cole -- who was not present -- winni ...

  22. U.K. Digital Economy Act: What Labels Will Pay

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following a consultation, the U.K. government has set out how costs are to be shared as part of the Digital Economy Act's measures to tackle online infringement of copyright. The Act will create a notification system - overseen by telecoms re ...

  23. PRS Proposes Piracy Levy On ISPs

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. collecting society PRS for Music has proposed a levy on Internet Service Providers based on the levels of piracy on the individual networks. The idea of a levy is contained in a discussion paper, "Moving Digital Britain Forward Without L ...

  24. ISPs' Legal Challenge to U.K. Anti-Piracy Law

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telcos BT and Talk Talk are seeking a judicial review of the Digital Economy Act, which was voted through parliament in April. The BBC reports that the two Internet Service Providers want the High Court to clarify the legality of the new law. ...

  25. Nettwerk Signs With ADA

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Yet another label has left a major distributor and struck a deal with an indie. In the wake of Robbins Entertainment’s departure from Sony and subsequent agreement with RED, Nettwerk Records has announced it has departed from Sony and inked a new ...

  26. Ofcom Publishes U.K. Anti-Piracy Plan

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A proposed code of practice covering the anti-piracy measures for the U.K. has been published by the telecoms regulator Ofcom. It will allow for the implementation of legislative measures contained in the Digital Economy Act. The code is now subje ...

  27. U.K. Recorded Music Revenues Inch Up In 2009

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the BPI said a strong fourth quarter and rising digital sales helped push the recorded music market into growth in 2009. The BPI reported a modest 1.4% year-on-year increase in trade income of £928.8 million ($1.44 billion), based ...

  28. @SXSW: Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up Friday

    March 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs an ...

  29. Bundled Music 'Worth $155 Million To U.K. ISPs By 2013'

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST A study has found that bundled digital music services could generate £103 million ($155 million) of potential direct revenue a year for U.K. Internet Service Providers by 2013. Global industry analyst Ovum was commissioned to produce the study, &q ...

  30. Lady Antebellum Leads Banner Week For EMI

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's second album, "Need You Now," crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 481,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan—the biggest sales week of 2010 and the best opening for a country set since 2008 . . . It' ...

  31. BPI Hits Back At ISP Piracy Cost Claims

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. trade body the BPI claims that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are exaggerating the cost of measures to tackle piracy. The government's Digital Economy Bill, currently being debated in Parliament, would oblige ISPs to detect and notify ...

  32. ISPs Hit Out As U.K. P2P Consultation Ends

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry umbrella trade group U.K. Music has given its backing to suspension of Internet accounts of file-sharers "as a last resort," while Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have shown their strong resistance to any technical s ...

  33. Business Matters: Nokia, Pandora, Crosslink Capital

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Nokia says the U.S. launch of its Comes With Music service isn’t being delayed to 2010 because the U.S. launch never had a firm date in the fir ...

  34. Briefs: BT, Melodis, The Pirate Bay, Schuba's

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- BT , Britain's largest ISP, plans to launch a music subscription service and is reported to be in early talks with the four major music groups. BT's entry would be the third such service. Sky has planned a service, which may be out la ...

  35. Billboard.biz Q&A: BT Discusses Sonifi iPhone App

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It seems like every artist is coming out with an iPhone app these days. But only a select few are taking the format to new levels-using the device as a means of creative expression rather than just a new distribution channel. One of these is tranc ...

  36. Briefs: Edgar Bronfman, BT, Topspin

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Edgar Bronfman, CEO and chairman of Warner Music Group is profiled and interviewed in the Financial Times. Bronfman talked about the company's bond issuance ("a real vote of confidence"), multi-rights deals ("Fundamentally, ...

  37. BT Launches iPhone App

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Trance pioneer Brian "BT" Transeau has launched an iPhone app in support of his new album "The Rose of Jericho." Created by BT's software company Sonik Architects, the Sonifi app allows users to remix songs and video using ...

  38. Carphone To Buy Tiscali U.K.

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British telecoms and retail group Carphone Warehouse has agreed to buy the British assets of Italian Internet service provider Tiscali for £236 million ($355.6 million) in cash, free of debt. Tiscali, with more than €600 million ($805.2 million) i ...

  39. BT Blocks Pirate Bay, P2P Sites Shut

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telco BT and other mobile providers have blocked access to P2P BitTorrent trackers including the Pirate Bay. However, the move is a result of the content that such sites link to, rather than the issue of copyright infringement or the April 17 ...

  40. Irish ISPs Reject Labels' 'Three Strikes' Demand

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Internet Service Providers' Association of Ireland (ISPAI) has issued a statement rebuffing the majors' "spurious" threats of legal action over broadband subscribers who are infringing copyright. Following an out of court s ...

  41. Touring Briefs: Ultra Music Festival, ICM, Celtic Thunder

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST - The Black Eyed Peas, MSTRKRFT, Shiny Toy Guns, Sneaky Sound System, Josh Wink, Stanton Warriors, Heidi, BT, the Bloody Beetroots, Riton and Rye Rye, among others, have been added to the 2009 Ultra Music Festival , to be held March 27-29 at Bicen ...

  42. U.K. Broadband Speeds Well Below Advertised Offer

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The average broadband speed for British consumers is 3.6 Megabits per second (Mbit/s), sufficient for many applications but well below advertised speeds, regulator Ofcom said on Thursday. According to research based on 10 million separate tests of ...

  43. Virgin Media Rolls Out Superfast Broadband

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cable operator Virgin Media became the first Internet provider to roll out a mass-market super-fast broadband service in Britain, launching a 50 megabits per second offering. The average broadband speed in Britain is between 4 and 5 MB. Virgin sai ...

  44. Coldplay, Kylie Triumph At Digital Music Awards

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay and Kylie Minogue won two awards each at the BT Digital Music Awards at London’s Roundhouse. The double wins for the U.K. melodic rock act and Australian pop star meant it was a good night for the digital team at EMI’s Parlophone label. C ...

  45. Italy's Largest BitTorrent Site Shuttered

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italian authorities have closed down Colombo-BT.org, the country's largest BitTorrent tracker site, the IFPI reported today. The closure follows an extensive investigation by the Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police), which worked in tandem with ...

  46. U.K. Acts Set For Handover Celebration

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live performances by major U.K. acts The Feeling, Il Divo, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson and McFly will form the core music element of the Aug. 24 Handover Celebration, an event marking the end of the Beijing Olympic Games and the start of Lon ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. ISPs On The Agenda At BPI AGM

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One of the brightest burning topics in the U.K. industry -- the labels' ongoing dialog with ISPs -- was discussed and dissected today at the BPI annual general meeting. Today's gathering at the Mayfair Hotel in central London was held ag ...

  49. Virgin ISP Issues First Round Of Warnings

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Virgin Media has sent a round of warning letters to 800 of its customers whose ISP accounts have been used for illegal file-sharing. It's the first salvo in a groundbreaking new "education" campaign agreed between Vir ...

  50. BPI Welcomes BT ISP Breakthrough

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leading British broadband service provider BT has begun issuing notices to its subscribers warning it will disconnect them from the Net should they illegally share copyright-protected music on its networks. BT's new stance is seen as another ...

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