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  1. 24-7 Boasts Big Numbers

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital music service provider 24-7 Entertainment today reported that it distributed 10 million full-length audio tracks and music videos in Europe during April. The figure, up 732% from the same period in 2007, was given a huge boost by the recen ...

  2. Coldplay Download Freebie Proves A Hit

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's free download offering proved to be no shrinking violet when it went live on the band's Web site today. The site slowed to a halt soon after the track, "Violet Hill," which has a harder, more experimental sound than ...

  3. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  4. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  5. Barnasants Readies Release Of Aute's Cuba Concert

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new Spanish joint venture label is planning to launch a CD-book and DVD of a tribute concert for veteran Spanish singer/songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute. The Barnasants-Canción de Autor label was created last year by Barcelona's Barnasants sing ...

  6. Chasing The Dollar

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST When OT-Vale artist Chenoa flew to the Americas from Spain to begin a Feb. 17-March 15 promotional tour of key Latin-American markets to support her "Absurda Cenicienta" album, Vale Music president Ricard Campoy already knew that the wea ...

  7. Omnifone Wins Global Mobile Award

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music download service Omnifone scooped the best mobile music service award for its unlimited MusicStation package at the 13th annual Global Mobile awards. Held as part of the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Omnifone held off competition ...

  8. RealNetworks CEO: Mobile Penetration Will Hit 200%

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Consumer demand for mobile services will see many consumers own more than one cellphone, according to Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. Speaking at Mobile Backstage, a GSMA/Nielsen production for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, powered by Bill ...

  9. Jamba, EMI Team For DRM-Free Mobile Downloads

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile entertainment provider Jamba has partnered with EMI Music on a deal that will offer DRM-free downloads on mobiles. The announcement was made today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Launching the service in Europe first, Jamba says ...

  10. Groove Mobile Adds 70,000 Indie Tracks

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile music service provider Groove Mobile has bolstered its music catalog after signing a worldwide licensing deal with Indie Mobile. Works by the likes of Editors, Armand Van Helden, the Pigeon Detectives, Laurent Garnier and Royksopp make up t ...

  11. Will.i.am: Mobile Music Is The Future

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The mobile industry, not the record business, will create the next wave of music superstars, according to Black Eyed Peas founder Will.i.am. Speaking at Mobile Backstage, a GSMA/Nielsen production for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, powere ...

  12. Mobile Backstage: Mobile Music Future Is Bright

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST User experience, subscription services and good, old-fashioned A&R are the key factors that will help the music industry build a successful mobile music business. That was the message from a panel of experts at Mobile Backstage, a GSMA/Nielsen ...

  13. MWC Debates DRM

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The digital rights management debate moved to the mobile space today, as delegates at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona heard Larry Moores, senior VP global product management for Real Networks, call for DRM-free music to be made more wi ...

  14. Omnifone, LG In Deal For Unlimited Music Phone

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, U.K.-based music download company Omnifone has signed LG Electronics on to make the first mobile phones that will feature its MusicStation Max unlimited mobile music service. With MusicStation Max mobile service and the new pre-licens ...

  15. Report: Mobile Phone With Unlimited Downloads To Launch

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. company Omnifone is expected to announce a mobile phone that includes unlimited music downloads, according to London's Sunday Times. Omnifone reportedly has deals with all the major labels for its MusicStation download service. Announcem ...

  16. Redford Takes Spotlight At GSMA Congress

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Oscar winner and independent film stalwart Robert Redford will headline Mobile Backstage, a special one-day mobile entertainment conference produced by the GSM Association and The Nielsen Company, owner of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. Red ...

  17. Spain Sales Slump 22% In 2007

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish physical music sales slumped by a record 22.7% in 2007 to 284 million euros ($417.5 million) in wholesale prices, compared to 365.6 million euros ($540 million) in 2006, labels' body Promusicae reports. This was the sixth successive y ...

  18. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death ...

  19. Bosé On The Double At Premios Ondas Awards

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Miguel Bosé picked up two awards at the 54th Premios Ondas gala in Barcelona on Dec. 4. Bosé took trophies for best Spanish artist and best album for "Papito" (Warner Music) - his biggest selling album over a 30-year career, with more th ...

  20. MyStrands Raises $24M In BBVA Funding

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish-U.S. social music recommendation service MyStrands today said it has raised an additional $24 million from Spanish bank and financial service group BBVA in the second half of their B round of funding. This sum comes on top of the $25 milli ...

  21. Bosé, Keys Unlock Premios Ondas Awards

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miguel Bosé and Alicia Keys are among six music acts to be honored at the Grupo Prisa's Premios Ondas 2007. The winners were announced in Barcelona on Oct. 26, and the awards will be presented at the televised 54th Premios Ondas gala in that ...

  22. Cuba's Rodríguez Gets Digital Debut

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 21-album catalog of Silvio Rodríguez has been made available in digital form for the first time, thanks to a unique deal between iTunes and sDae, the digital division of the Spanish authors' and publishers' society, SGAE. Rodríguez i ...

  23. MySpace Backs U.K. Concert

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social-networking Web site MySpace is throwing its support behind a new free London music festival. The Aug. 5 1234Shoreditch concert is being launched as part of the Aug. 4-18 Shoreditch Festival, an annual music, lifestyle and culture event in N ...

  24. Spanish Indies Head Stateside

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A set of groundbreaking meetings aimed at helping Spanish independent music expand into the U.S. market is taking place in New York this week. A group of Spanish indie labels and publishers are visiting the city for three days of meetings from tod ...

  25. MyStrands Wins $25 Million Backing

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish online music recommendation company MyStrands has received $25 million-worth of funding from 25-year-old Spanish media mogul, Antonio Asensio. Asensio is CEO of the country's third biggest media group, Grupo Zeta. MyStrands, formed in ...

  26. Marc Anthony, Ivy Queen To Headline Tiempo Latino

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, India and Ivy Queen are set to headline Spain’s Tiempo Latino festival June 8-10. The event geared towards Latin Americans living in Spain will take place simultaneously at Madrid’s Parque Juan Carlos I and Barcelona’s El Parc del Fo ...

  27. The Police Unveil European Tour Plans

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police have unveiled dates for late summer/early fall European tour, beginning Aug. 29 in Stockholm. So far, 13 shows are confirmed, although additional dates in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Denmark are pending, according to the band' ...

  28. Universal Spain Appoints Benoit As MD

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Long-time Spain- and France-based music publisher Fabrice Benoit has joined Universal Music Spain as managing director. His appointment comes eight months after the dismissal of Marcelo Castello Branco as president of Universal Music Spain and Por ...

  29. Wei Wei Launches Album Via DotMobi

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chinese singing superstar Wei Wei is the world's first artist to launch an album exclusively via dotMobi, the first Web site address domain dedicated to mobile content. Wei Wei made a personal appearance today 3GSM Congress mobile-industry tr ...

  30. Bronfman Blasts Mobile Makers

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Edgar Bronfman Jr. today used his keynote platform at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona to lambast wireless carriers and handset manufacturers. Warner Music Group's chairman/CEO accused operators and device makers of holding back growth in ...

  31. Microsoft Unveils Mobile DRM

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fresh off the release of its new Vista and Windows Mobile 6 operating systems, Microsoft has now unveiled a new digital rights management technology called PlayReady. The new DRM scheme is designed for mobile devices, taking what's called a & ...

  32. Sony BMG No. 1 In Spain

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Spain held on to its physical music market lead in 2006, despite a strong challenge from Universal Music Spain, according to figures released Friday (Feb. 2) by labels' body Promusicae. Sony BMG claimed a 27.53% share of the market - ...

  33. Live Nation To Expand Into Spain, France

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that will expand its presence from five to seven major music markets worldwide, Live Nation revealed today (Dec. 19) that is has acquired Gamerco, Spain's leading concert promoter, and has also entered into an agreement to buy a maj ...

  34. Spanish Gov't Lends Support To Live Sector

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Spanish government wants to set up live music rehabilitation councils in up to eight cities to help finance improvements to existing music venues when necessary. Spanish culture minister Carmen Calvo disclosed the plan during a meeting in Madr ...

  35. Jet Postpones Part Of Euro Tour

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, has had to postpone a significant section of its current European tour after lead singer Nic Cester was diagnosed with nodules on his vocal chords, follo Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, ...

  36. Ticketmaster Buys Into Spanish Market

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Acquires Barcelona-based Tick Tack Ticket. Acquires Barcelona-based Tick Tack Ticket. News ...

  37. Ticketmaster Buys Into Spanish Market

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Acquires Barcelona-based Tick Tack Ticket. Concert tickets giant Ticketmaster has extended its international reach in Europe with the acquisition of Spanish ticketing company Tick Tack Ticket. Barcelona-based Tick Tack Ticket will now become the o ...

  38. Keane's 'Sea' Sails Away With Euro No. 1

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Keane's "Under The Iron Sea" (Universal Island) leads the survey for a third week. In the United Kingdom, it falls 1-2 but sells a further 45,000 u In an unchanged top four on Eur ...

  39. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  40. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  41. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...

  42. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...

  43. Stones To Resume Tour As Richards Gets OK

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has made a "complete recovery" from his mysterious accident in Fiji, and the rock band will belatedly begin its European tour in Milan on July 11, according to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richar ...

  44. Stones To Resume Tour As Richards Gets OK

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has made a "complete recovery" from his mysterious accident in Fiji, and the rock band will belatedly begin its European tour in Milan on July 11, according to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richar ...

  45. Stones Postpone 15 Euro Dates

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Representatives for the Rolling Stones today (May 24) conceded that the veteran rockers would be forced to postpone 15 European shows on their "Bigger Bang" tour as guitarist Keith Richards recovers f Representatives for the Rolling Ston ...

  46. Stones Postpone 15 Euro Dates

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Representatives for the Rolling Stones today (May 24) conceded that the veteran rockers would be forced to postpone 15 European shows on their "Bigger Bang" tour as guitarist Keith Richards recovers f Representatives for the Rolling Ston ...

  47. Chili Peppers, O2 Heat Up On Mobile Campaign

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has linked up with British mobile operator O2 for a promotional and marketing campaign that sees the Red Hot Chili Peppers distributed for the first time via mobile phones. Warner Music U.K. has linked up with British mobile oper ...

  48. Former iTunes Exec Cetinsoy Joins MusicStrands

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pioneer U.S.-Spanish search engine MusicStrands has recruited Atakan Cetinsoy, the former business intelligence manager of the iTunes Music Store, to its team. Cetinsoy joins as V.P. business products Pioneer U.S.-Spanish search engine MusicStrand ...

  49. Spain's Premios Gala To Honor X Alfonso

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cuban singer, composer and video producer X Alfonso will receive the best new Latin artist award at Spain's 10th Premios de la Música ceremony on May 5, organizer Academy of Music Arts and Scienc Cuban singer, composer and video prod ...

  50. Orchard Pacts With Warner/Chappell On Ringtones

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST London office expands with exec appointments. Digital music distributor the Orchard has inked a deal with Warner/Chappell Music to sell ringback tones and master ringtones in the U.S. Under terms of the non-exclusive agreement, certain songs from ...

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