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  1. Morning Fix: Google's Free Scan & Match; Nielsen's Arbitron Deal; .Biz's Year-End Survey Pt. 1

    December 19, 2012 8:35 AM EST ? To subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletter head HERE GOOGLE LAUNCHES FREE LICENSED SCAN-AND-MATCH MUSIC LOCKER IN U.S.: Google, which launched its scan-and-match locker service in Europe ...

  2. Morning Fix: Beyonce Vs. Madge's Super Bowl; WMG Revenues; Apple Mini iPad Vs. MSFT Source; CMJ

    October 17, 2012 7:50 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters WARNER MUSIC GROUP EXPECTS TO IMPROVE REVENUES IN Q3: When the Warner Music Group reports its financials for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, the company expects reve ...

  3. A2IM's Indie Week Day One: U.S.'s Shrinking World Market Share, YouTube Helps Indies, Playing China

    June 20, 2012 9:21 AM EDT A2IM's Exporting to the Emerging Music Market in China Panel: Moderator Robert Singerman, on the far right with (from left), Laura Devine Attorney's lawyer Anastasia Tonello, China Audio-Video Assn. Secretary general Ju Wang; Shanghai Sy ...

  4. The Year In International Music Biz: Our New (Interconnected) World Order

    January 10, 2012 2:00 PM EST Perhaps nothing speaks more to our increasingly interconnected globe then a look back at the year in international music business news. Here, flash mobs in Rio sing K-Pop songs; a spirited debate at a music conference in Singapore is re-tweeted in ...

  5. Baidu, Chinese Search Engine, Removed From USTR's 'Notorious Markets' List

    December 21, 2011 1:25 PM EST The once-maligned Chinese search engine Baidu has gone legit, at least according to the Office of the United States' Trade Representative. Earlier this year, the Chinese search engine had made strides towards legitimizing its business, beginn ...

  6. Chinese Search Giant Baidu's Major-Label Licensing Pacts Signal a Promising Shift

    July 22, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Can the piracy-ravaged Chinese market represent a sales opportunity for record labels after all? Sparking such hopes is a licensing agreement between One-Stop China, a joint venture of Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner M ...

  7. China's Baidu Launches Online Muisc Service, Reaches Deal With 3 Major Labels

    July 19, 2011 7:32 AM EDT BEIJING (AP) - Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Tuesday it will distribute music from three global labels in a deal that its partners say could help clean up China's piracy-plagued music market. Music c ...

  8. Chinese Online Music Providers Form Industry Association

    June 20, 2011 3:00 PM EDT The first instance of an industry-coordinating organization of online music operators and online music content providers has been established in Beijing. The organization, The Alliance of the Digital Music Industry (ADMI), consists of more than 20 ...

  9. China to Punish Baidu for Illegal Music Search Service

    April 25, 2011 7:37 AM EDT China's Ministry of Culture will punish Baidu Inc for providing illegal music downloads, a move that poses near-term risk to the firm's soaring stock price. Xinhua, China's official news agency, reported on Monday that the governmen ...

  10. Baidu to Launch Licensed Music Service in May

    April 06, 2011 7:23 AM EDT Baidu Inc, China's top search engine, will launch a licensed music search service in May, in a move to legitimize its current music search that critics say enables music piracy. Baidu will launch Baidu Ting sometime in May, said Kaiser Kuo, a ...

  11. Chinese File-Sharing Site Xunlei Plans U.S. IPO

    March 04, 2011 8:26 AM EST Google-backed Chinese video and music file-sharing firm Xunlei, once sued by six Hollywood studios for film piracy, hopes to raise $200 million in a U.S. initial public offering and is hiring JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank to get ready. The comp ...

  12. IFPI Hopeful About Performance Rights In China

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST IFPI chief executive Frances Moore has called for stronger "deterrent penalties" for repeat copyright infringers who are hampering the development of China's music industry. Speaking at a World Intellectual Property Organization (WI ...

  13. China Satisfied With Google Search Engine Tweak

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China is satisfied that U.S. Internet giant Google Inc is complying with Chinese laws after it tweaked the way it directs users to an unfiltered search page, a senior official said on Tuesday (July 20). The comments from a Ministry of Industry and ...

  14. Google Faces Pressure As China To Decide On License

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc could face further pressure for its other products in China as Beijing is due to decide whether or not to renew a license for the firm's flagship search engine in the world's largest Internet market. In an effort to keep its C ...

  15. Google Risks China's Ire With Slap To Censorship

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google shut its mainland Chinese-language portal and began rerouting searches to its Hong Kong site, unleashing Beijing's ire and prompting worry over its prospects in China. China lost little time in warning Google that its spurning of self- ...

  16. Chinese Shrug Shoulders At Possible Google Pull-out

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With speculation swirling that Google Inc will soon announce the closure of its China-based Internet portal, the reaction from some Chinese has been hurry up and leave, or simply: so what? On Friday, the China Business News reported Google may mak ...

  17. IFPI Members Lose Second Suit Against Baidu

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Baidu has welcomed a Chinese court's ruling against three major labels that had accused two of China's top search engines of linking to illegal music downloads. The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate Court found in favor of China's largest ...

  18. Baidu Sues Domain Name Server After Hacker Attack

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST China's top search engine, Baidu Inc, filed a lawsuit against its U.S.-based domain name service provider on Wednesday (Jan. 20) after a cyber attack interrupted its Web services last week. Hackers calling themselves the Iranian Cyber Army br ...

  19. China Says Ways To Resolve Google Issue, U.S. Cautious

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST China sought on Friday (Jan. 15) to play down a threat by Google Inc to quit the country on hacking and censorship concerns, saying any decision by the Internet search giant would not affect U.S. trade ties. The United States said it was too soon ...

  20. China Defends Censorship After Google Threat

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST China defended its extensive censorship and brushed aside hacking claims on Thursday (Jan. 14), telling companies not to buck state control of the Internet after U.S. search giant Google threatened to quit the country. The Google dispute could sto ...

  21. Google Threatens To Quit China

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Inc threatened to quit China, the world's biggest Internet market, warning it would no longer tolerate strict censorship of its Google.cn search engine. The threat by the world's leading Internet search provider may win it praise ...

  22. Baidu To Launch Ad-Funded Online Video Service

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Leading Chinese Internet search provider Baidu is to establish a new company to provide licensed online video content to Chinese users. In a statement, the Beijing-based firm said it will work closely with content providers to offer copyrighted pr ...

  23. Business Matters: BlueBeat.com, Qtrax, Choruss

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A Q&A with Hank Risan, the CEO of BlueBeat.com . Risan explained the technology behind psychoacoustic simulation, the technology at the hea ...

  24. Business Matters: Spotify, Sirius XM, Journey and More

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Register has reported Spotify is doing a better job converting its free users to paid, premium subscribers. The service now has 116,000 pre ...

  25. Internet Censorship Seen Liable To WTO Challenge

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Censorship of the Internet is open to challenge at the World Trade Organization as it can restrict trade in services delivered online, a forthcoming study says. A censorship case at the WTO could raise sovereignty issues, given the clear right of ...

  26. Qtrax Inks Baidu Search Deal

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Qtrax, the ad-supported P2P digital music service, has partnered with Chinese Internet portal and search engine Baidu to provide content for music-related search results. Under the deal, Baidu will direct music-related queries from its entertainme ...

  27. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, AEG Live, Baidu

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- According to one analyst, Ticketmaster 's plan to introduce dynamic pricing ( read more in Thursday's post at Billboard.biz has a lot of potential. In a research report, Thomas Weisel's Ben Mogil upgraded the company's ratin ...

  28. Google's China Head To Leave Company: Source

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google's China head Lee Kai-Fu will be leaving the company, a Google source said on Friday, leading to uncertainty about the search giant's plans for the region. "Yes, we can confirm he is leaving us," a company source told Reu ...

  29. Web Reaction: Google's Music Search Engine

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google's newly announced record label-sanctioned music search engine site is being heralded as an important step in the development of new monetization models and, not surprising, has drawn a good deal of commentary. Gerd Leonhard has an insi ...

  30. Google Launches Free, Legal Music Downloads In China

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc on Monday launched free downloads of licensed songs in China, while sharing advertising revenue with major music labels in a market rife with online piracy. Lee Kai-Fu, president of Google in greater China, said one reason Google lagged ...

  31. China Closes 91 Web Sites In Crackdown

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST China has shut down 91 Web sites for pornographic and other "vulgar" content, as well as a political blog portal, since announcing its latest bid to ensure Internet morality, state media said. China's ruling Communist Party is wary ...

  32. Chinese Net Companies Apologize For Lewd Content

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three Chinese Internet operators have apologised for failing to purge "vulgar" content following a government pledge this week to expose and shut down offending Web sites. China on Monday launched a renewed crackdown to stamp out vulgar ...

  33. China Targets Big Web Sites In Internet Crackdown

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST China has launched a crackdown on websites as the country enters a politically sensitive year, with officials accusing search engines including Baidu and Google of spreading pornography and vulgarity. A report on an official news website (www.chin ...

  34. EMI Rebuffs Baidu Claims

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has denied that it has signed on with Beijing-based search engine Baidu’s ad-funded music streaming service that previews new releases. Baidu, which claims a 70% market share in China, announced that it had partnered with EMI for its &qu ...

  35. Baidu Signs Up 80 Labels For Ad-Funded Pre-Release Streaming

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beijing-based search engine Baidu has partnered with 80 labels on an ad-funded music streaming service that previews new releases. Baidu has been embroiled in legal battles with the majors over its music search engine, which provides "deep li ...

  36. Google Targets Baidu With New Search Service

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Google has launched its free music search service in China, competing with the Baidu MP3 search service, which is the target of several music industry lawsuits. Google's service lets users search for music by Chinese artists by e ...

  37. China Bound R2G, IODA To Launch Subscription Service

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to provide an alternative to pirated music, Beijing-based digital distribution service R2G is launching an online music subscription service in China that will feature songs from U.S.-based independent digital distributor Independent ...

  38. Chinese Music Industry Urges Action Against Baidu

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of leading music-industry companies and associations on June 3 issued a statement calling on major companies to review their relations with Beijing-based Internet portal Baidu due to its policy of providing “deep links” to Web sites of ...

  39. Chinese Search Engine Zhongsou Fined

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Zhongsou, one of China's top five Internet search engines, has been found guilty of infringing record companies' copyrights by the Heibei provincial government's Copyright Bureau and the city of Cangzhou. The authorities have ordere ...

  40. Baidu Responds To Lawsuit

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Popular Beijing-based search engine Baidu has responded to a copyright-infringement lawsuit filed against it on Feb. 4 by Universal Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Hong Kong and Warner Music Hong Kong. The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People ...

  41. Baidu Challenged With $9M Copyright Lawsuit

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court has agreed to hear a copyright-infringement suit against web portal Baidu. The suit was filed Feb. 4 by Universal Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Hong Kong and Warner Music Hong Kong, the IFPI ...

  42. MCSC, R2G Fire Shots At Baidu

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beijing-based Web portal Baidu has once again been accused of copyright violation -- this time by authors' group the Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC) and digital music distributor R2G. "Baidu has camouflaged its illegal activities ...

  43. Google To Enter China's Online Music Sector

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Google plans to enter the online music market in China for the first time, as it steps up its battle with local incumbent Baidu.com Inc, media reported on Thursday. Google is expected to announce a joint venture with Top100.cn, to allow users to l ...

  44. Universal Talks With Google, top100.cn On China Service

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music confirms that it is holding talks with Google and Beijing-based music-download service top100.cn to provide music via the Web in China. "Universal has expressed interest in participating in Google and top100.cn's legal mu ...

  45. Baidu, Sohu In Crosshairs Of China Legal Fight

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The IFPI is stepping up its campaign against Internet piracy in China. The international labels body said legal proceedings were filed by member labels Feb. 4 against China's biggest internet company, Beijing-based Baidu, as well as Web porta ...

  46. China Court Rejects Yahoo China's 'Deep Linking' Appeal

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court on Dec. 20 rejected an appeal by Yahoo China against an April ruling that found it guilty of copyright violation due to its practice of providing "deep links" to Web sites offering unaut ...

  47. Baidu, Rock Records Team For Chinese Music Service

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beijing-based Web portal Baidu and independent Taipei-based label Rock Records are launching an advertising-supported online music streaming service in China. Baidu users will be able to listen to songs from Rock's catalog free of charge whil ...

  48. Former Sony Chief Idei Joins Baidu

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Leading Chinese Internet portal Baidu has named former Sony Corp. president/CEO Nobuyuki Idei to its board of directors, the Beijng-based company said June 27. The appointment took effect June 14. "We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Idei to B ...

  49. Court Orders Yahoo China To Pay "Deep Link" Damages

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Chinese court has found Yahoo China guilty of copyright violation, the state-run New China News Agency (Xinhua) reported April 24. Eleven record companies, including the four international majors, in January sued Beijing-based Yahoo China operat ...

  50. Labels Line-Up To Sue Yahoo China

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eleven record companies, including the four international majors, are suing Beijing-based Yahoo China operator Alibaba for violating copyrights. The lawsuit, which seeks damages of 5.5 million yuan ($711,288), was filed in Beijing No. 2 Intermedia ...

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