Bear Stearns

  1. Digital Notes: Spotify's Spoof, SourceAudio's Clear Channel Deal and Music Mastermind's Zya Launch

    December 05, 2013 1:56 PM EST Spotify's Artist Site Gets Spoofed It was bound to happen. Two days after Spotify announced its Spotify Artists website, a parody site popped up, called Spotify For Artists .  Spotify on Tuesday launched its hyper-earnest site, designed to ex ...

  2. David Dunn, Robert Law Form Shot Tower Capital

    May 30, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Investment banker David Dunn, who is working with the estate of Michael Jackson on its role in the pending acquisition of EMI Music Publishing, has formed Shot Tower Capital, an investment banking firm providing strategic and financial advisory se ...

  3. Analysis: Online Video's Growing Pains

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST As music companies try to derive value from cloud-based music services, they also have another Herculean problem to solve: online video. While business models and strategies are still in the formative years, consumers are quickly becoming more com ...

  4. Analysis: How Much Is A Good Music Service Worth To A Large ISP?

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Just how much is a good music service worth to a large ISP? Hundreds of millions of dollars over just a few years, based on a Billboard estimate of the cost of churn (the rate at which subscribers leave) to a large broadband provider. Churn carrie ...

  5. BMG Music Publishing Bids Due

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offers to be narrowed to three or fewer. The auction process for BMG Music Publishing is now entering its third phase as firm bids from about 12-15 invited bidders are due before midnight tonight (Aug. 31) Central European Time. During the next se ...

  6. NARM News: Google's 'Gtunes' Store

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet search giant squashed rumors. Don't look for Google to get into the digital music sales anytime soon. The Internet search giant used a keynote slot at the annual the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) conference to squa ...

  7. NARM News: Google's 'Gtunes' Store

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet search giant squashed rumors. Don't look for Google to get into the digital music sales anytime soon. The Internet search giant used a keynote slot at the annual the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) conference to squa ...

  8. Ex-Sony Execs Advising BC Partners In BMG Pub Bid

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second phase of bidding began July 24. Former Sony executives Richard Rowe and Paul Russell are advising BC Partners in the equity group's bid for BMG Music Publishing, billboard.biz has learned. BC Partners, which is a leader in European bus ...

  9. Satcasters Add 1 Million Subs

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Together, Sirius and XM added nearly 1 million net subscribers during the second quarter this year, according to company releases, which brings their total subscriber-ship to 11.6 million individuals. Together, Sirius and XM added nearly 1 million ...

  10. Analyst: Google To Launch Online Music Store

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bear Stearns financial analyst Robert Peck issued a research note predicting search giant Google will introduce an online music store to compete with iTunes, perhaps in the next three to six months. Bear Stearns financial analyst Robert Peck issue ...

  11. Sirius Breaks 3 Million Subs

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio said Tuesday that it already has exceeded its goal of 3 million subscribers by year's end, adding about 9,600 new subs each day in the current quarter, an analyst said. Sirius Satellite Radio said Tuesday that it alread ...

  12. Apple Stock Up On Low-End iPod Talk

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shares of Apple Computer Inc. rose 4.9% today (Dec. 6) after some analysts said they expect the company to introduce a smaller, cheaper iPod digital music player in January that would boost profits. Shares of Apple Computer Inc. rose 4.9% today (D ...

  13. Music Growth Softens Vivendi's Sales Slide

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media and telecoms conglomerate Vivendi Universal today said sales fell 12% in the second quarter, less than the market had forecast, as a swing to growth at its music unit and gains in its mobile-pho Media and telecoms conglomerate Vivendi Univer ...