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  1. Morning Fix: Broadcasters Get Earful at House Hearing; Rihanna Rules Charts; Dre Tops Forbes; iTunes 11 Today?

    November 29, 2012 7:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters BROADCASTERS GET AN EARFUL AT INTERNET RADIO FAIRNESS HEARING: In a rather lively Congressional hearing that was supposed to be about Intern ...

  2. Morning Fix: One Direction & Rihanna Top Charts: Mog CEO Steps Down; Salaam Remi to Sony

    November 21, 2012 8:15 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletters FREE ONE DIRECTION'S 'TAKE ME HOME' DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 WITH 2012'S THIRD-BIGGEST SALES WEEK: One Direction scores i ...

  3. Business Matters: Facebook's Not Alone in its Mobile Problems

    July 27, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Facebook's Numbers Normal, But Stock Dips Anyway Facebook is being punished for being normal. After the company released decent, entirely expected quarterly results Thursday afternoon, investors decided the company doesn't have a strong ...

  4. Business Matters: Doing More With Less - A Key Theme at NARM 2012

    May 11, 2012 9:03 PM EDT Doing More With Less -- A Key Theme at NARM 2012 -- The theme at NARM's Music Biz 2012 conference was forced austerity. "We're doing more with less," one major label executive said when asked how his company was doing.Outsourci ...

  5. Morning Heds: Facebook Wants Vevo, Wikipedia's SOPA Traffic Surge, Simon Cowell Calls Self 'Too Cocky'

    January 20, 2012 7:10 AM EST Facebook in talks to replace YouTube as Vevo's host CNET Facebook has held talks with Vevo about moving the music-video service away from YouTube and over to the social network's platform, sources with knowledge of the talks told CNET. D ...

  6. Business Matters: Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group

    August 17, 2011 6:29 PM EDT Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group -- Warner Music Group is a holdout in the Rhapsody-MetroPCS bundle r eported Wednesday at Billboard.biz , according a report by CNET. That means subscribers who get the free subscription t ...

  7. Lawsuit Against CBS Interactive Naming CNET, Limewire Dropped, For Now

    July 06, 2011 7:42 AM EDT Alki David has dropped his lawsuit against CBS Interactive for offering P2P programs like Limewire on its subsidiary websites. But the legal dispute may not be over. In a notice of voluntary dismissal submitted to a California federal court, the p ...

  8. CBS Interactive Relaunches MP3.com

    June 21, 2011 12:21 PM EDT CBS Interactive Music Group officially launched the redesigned MP3.com site, confirming rumors that have been swirling for weeks. The site offers free music, both downloads and streaming, with a focus on emerging and independent artists. Essential ...

  9. CBS Interactive, CNET Targeted in LimeWire-Related Lawsuit

    May 04, 2011 2:29 PM EDT The legal case against P2P service LimeWire is now spilling over into the broader digital ecosystem. CBS Interactive and CNET were both named in a lawsuit brought by film and music rights holders alleging they were the "main distributor" ...

  10. Has Warner Music Group Finalized A Deal With Apple?

    April 22, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Yesterday, Billboard.biz reported rumors that Apple had inked deals with two of the major labels for its pending cloud music service. And today, CNET is reporting that Warner Music Group has finalized a deal with Apple. A WMG spokeswoman declined ...

  11. Business Matters: Spotify, Apple, MPAA and more

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Is Spotify Rattling Apple? -- Is Spotify rattling Apple? Judging from a post by CNET’s Greg Sandoval, Apple is taking Spotify seriously. From the CNET post: “…Apple executives (are) worried about ...

  12. Business Matters: Qtrax, Fontana, Slicethepie and more

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Oracle Goes After Qtrax -- Legal P2P service Qtrax has a history of not living up to even its own expectations. It has routinely missed launch dates and goes quiet for months at a time. Now, Qtrax ...

  13. Apple Cloud-Music Service To Be 'Modest' If Launched In 2010

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It’s been eight months since Apple bought online music service Lala, and still no cloud music service from Apple. That’s the gist of a CNET story summarizing where things are, or more specifically - where they aren’t - with the ongoing expectation ...

  14. Business Matters: Best Buy, Bamajam, LimeWire and more

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BEST BUYS LOOKS TOWARD GAMING -- As Billboard already reported, Best Buy shares dropped 6% on weaker-than-expected quarterly profits. The company did not reveal much about music sales, but it did make clear the category was among the losers last q ...

  15. Business Matters: EMI, RIAA, LimeWire and More

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- During a BBC Radio 4 documentary, EMI Music executive chairman Charles Allen said the business is in “really good shape” after restructuring and job cuts. And he claimed EMI’s latest investment -- £105 million ($151 million) from existing inves ...

  16. Business Matters: New York Times, MXP4, News Corp., Martina McBride and More

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The New York Times Co., owners of The New York Times and Boston Globe , posted a profit in Q1 2010. The company posted a profit of $12.8 million on revenue of $588 million. National advertising improved. Online revenues grew 15.5% to $90.4 mill ...

  17. Business Matters: EMI, Sony Music, Project Playlist, AOL and More

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - EMI has moved closer to a deal with Sony Music to license its North American recorded music catalog, according to the Telegraph. ( The Telegraph ) -- Industry trade group UK Music is calling for a new government cabinet committee to shape polici ...

  18. Digital Executive Shuffle

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A number of high-profile executive shuffles are taking place throughout the digital services market. - Ning CEO Gina Bianchini will today announce her departure, to join venture firm Andreessen Horowitz as an executive in residence. She will be re ...

  19. Report: Google Eyeing Catch Media

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's no secret that Google is interested in acquiring a streaming music company and it seems another target has entered the mix. CNET reports that the search giant is eyeing L.A.-based Catch Media as a possible solution for providing cloud-ba ...

  20. Business Matters: Live Nation Ent., AEG, David Pakman

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- In the wake of the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger AEG ...

  21. Fox Asks Apple To Kill Rogue iPhone App

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Want to read all of the latest Fox News headlines on your mobile phone? There’s an app for that -- but it's not owned or produced by Fox. An independent company called RIV Creations has crafted a string of media applications for Apple’s iPhon ...

  22. Business Matters: Rdio, Keith Urban, Sky Songs

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- See the first screenshots or Rdio , the on-demand music streaming service created by the founders of Kazaa and Skype . The pictures are of Rdio ...

  23. Business Matters: Vivendi, MySpace Music, Mojo Nixon

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The CEO of Vivendi , the parent company of Universal Music Group , says the UK should follow France's lead and pass legislation to disconn ...

  24. Business Matters: Google, Apple, Pandora and More

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- It is expected that iLike and Lala will announce their involvement in the new Google music service at an event next Wednesday (Oct. 28) in Holl ...

  25. Business Matters: Apple, HMV, Band Metrics, EMI

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- From the transcript of Monday's Apple fiscal Q4 earnings call is this lone excerpt that deals specifically with music: "We sold almost 10.2 million iPods, which was down from just over 11 million in the year-ago quarter. Our latest re ...

  26. Business Matters: GGF, Google, Rascal Flatts, Marc Geiger

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Add the experiences of Peerialism to the list of reasons to be skeptical about Global Gaming Factory's planned re-launch of the Pirate Bay as a legitimate service. Peerialism has technology that improved data transfer over P2P networks. No ...

  27. Briefs: Spotify, Pandora, CMX, Zune

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Per Sundin, managing director of Universal Music Sweden, told the Swedish Wire that within five months of its launch Spotify had passed iTunes as the company's largest source of digital revenue. It's possible Swedes were nudged in tha ...

  28. MTV Exec To Exit For MySpace Music?

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Speculation over who may lead the new MySpace Music joint venture heated up after tech news site CNET reported that MTV digital executive Courtney Holt has been offered the position. Holt is executive VP of digital music and media, and formerly wa ...

  29. CBS To Buy CNET For $1.8 Billion

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corporation will acquire CNET Networks, the parent company of MP3.com, GameSpot.com and TV.com, among others, for $1.8 billion. According to the announcement, with the acquisition of CNET's family of sites, CBS Corp. will now be one of th ...

  30. Report: Video Site Revver Up For Sale

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Revver, one of a number of YouTube competitors, is rumored to be up for sale after it failed to secure additional funding. The site, which in the past raised $13 million in two rounds of venture funding, is reportedly close to being out of money a ...

  31. Google Closes In On Filtering System

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Google chief Eric Schmidt told attendees at the NAB conference that the company is close to implementing a content filtering system that would block copyrighted content from being uploaded to the popular video sharing site. CNET News reports that ...

  32. Report: SpiralFrog Execs Exit

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The much ballyhooed SprialFrog music service may be close to hopping no more. Reports have surfaced that the ad-supported free music service has lost the majority of its executive team following the ouster of CEO Robin Kent over the holidays. Tech ...

  33. MP3.com Expands Community Features

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MP3.com, CNET's music discovery Web site, is launching various features through a new "MP3.com Community" tab on its home page. The function allows music fans to create a personalized music experience MP3.com, CNET's music disc ...

  34. CNET Going Live With MP3.com

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nearly six months after acquiring the assets of MP3.com, San Francisco-based CNET Networks is set to re-launch the site today (May 3). The revamped site will not directly sell online music, and instea Nearly six months after acquiring the assets o ...

  35. CNET To Indies: Downloads Welcome!

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CNET's <A HREF="http://www.music.download.com" TARGET="new">Download.com</A> has opened its doors to independent music artists seeking a free platform to upload their songs and make them available to CNET' ...