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  1. Amazon Planning to Add Physical CD Purchases to Cloud Player Accounts

    August 10, 2012 1:41 PM EDT Sources tell Billboard that Amazon is working to launch a feature that will populate its Cloud Player accounts with tracks from physical CDs purchased on Amazon. One estimate puts the new feature launching this fall. Cloud Player is Amazon's ...

  2. Amazon Improves Its Cloud Service

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT Amazon's Cloud Player gets a major-label upgrade Cloud music is getting smarter - and may soon get more mainstream. On July 31 Amazon launched a fully licensed scan-and-match cloud music service, giving it the same features as Apple's cl ...

  3. Anderson Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights from Sony DADC

    February 13, 2012 1:45 PM EST In a move to become the industry's backroom on CD distribution and fulfillment, Anderson Merchandisers has acquired CD distribution from Sony DADC, the company that supplies pick, pack and ship services to the Universal Music Group, EMI Music ...

  4. Ian Hargreaves Q&A: The Man Behind The U.K.'s Groundbreaking Digital Copyright Reform Plan

    September 23, 2011 2:28 PM EDT Digital Renaissance Man: Ian Hargreaves, professor of digital economy at Cardiff University, Wales and former editor of The Independent and ex-director of BBC News. To seal controversial loopholes in the reportedly rashly-adopted U.K. Digital Econ ...

  5. Azerbaijan's Ell & Nikki Win 2011 Eurovision Song Contest

    May 16, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Dusseldorf - Ell and Nikki from Azerbaijan won the 56th Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf on Saturday evening in a show watched by over 130 million TV viewers in 55 countries. With their song "Running Scared", the duo comprised of vo ...

  6. Five Things Missing From The Beatles/iTunes Deal

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST One striking aspect of the newly available Beatles albums on iTunes is that they weren't accompanied by the release of more digital bells and whistles. When EMI Music reissued all of the band's albums on CD last year, every title boasted ...

  7. Business Matters: Mick Jagger On Digital Piracy, Shazam Tops 75 million Users, and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter here -- Mick Jagger on digital piracy: “I am quite relaxed about it. But, you know, it is a massive change and it does alter the fact that people don't make as much money out of records. But I have a take on th ...

  8. Amazon Ships Lil Wayne's 'Rebirth' Months Ahead Of Street Date

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST While most of Lil Wayne's fans will have to wait until at least February for his often-promised and often-delayed "Rebirth" album, about 500 Amazon customers who pre-ordered the album are enjoying the record already, thanks to a shi ...

  9. Business Matters: Albums Not Dead, Hastings Q2, Digital = Green?

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The dead CD format turns out not to be dead. It’s not a surprise to anybody in the music industry, but you’d have to excuse the general public, for years barraged by CD obituaries from the media (especially tech bloggers), for thinking the CD w ...

  10. Wal-Mart Relaunches Digital Music Store, Drops Prices

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart has relaunched its struggling digital music store, which will feature DRM-free music at lower prices than what iTunes charges for songs. The company made the switch to DRM-free sales earlier this year, but as a result had a limited catalo ...

  11. Indie Execs Open SXSW

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The opening panel at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, today (March 14) saw such indie label execs as Matador Records co-owner Gerard Cosloy and New West founder Cameron Strang debating potential new models for indie labels ...

  12. UMGI CD Packaging Enters New Era

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscle behind a new three-tiered packaging and pricing system which it hopes will continue to drive consumer demand for physical product. Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscl ...

  13. UMGI CD Packaging Enters New Era

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscle behind a new three-tiered packaging and pricing system which it hopes will continue to drive consumer demand for physical product. Universal Music Group International is throwing its muscl ...

  14. Behind the Deal: Canadian Levy On MP3 Players

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's fight against peer-to-peer copyright infringers is gathering strength in courts around the world. Yet some tech-oriented lawyers and others who disagree with the labels' legal str The music industry's fight agai ...

  15. Detroit Studio Owner Shot Dead

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The owner of the Detroit studio where hip-hop megastar Eminem recorded the multimillion-selling CD "The Slim Shady LP" (Aftermath/Interscope) was found shot to death yesterday (Jan. 4) inside the faci The owner of the Detroit studio wher ...

  16. Aus Dance Label Central Station Realigns Collision

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian indie dance label Central Station Records' (CSR) managing director Guiseppe Palumbo and GM Morgan Williams will take over the A&R, marketing and promotional duties for sister pop and da Australian indie dance label Central ...

  17. Sophie Hawkins: Money Not The Issue

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sophie B. Hawkins won a $346 judgment in a Santa Monica (Calif.) court April 13 against an eBay merchant who sold promotional copies of her new CD "Wilderness," which is not due in record stores until NASHVILLE and LOS ANGELES--For Sophi ...

  18. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...