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  1. Business Matters: Spotify Already Has At Least 1 Million U.S. Users, Source Says

    August 05, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Spotify Already Has Around 1 Million U.S. Users, Says Source -- How is Spotify doing in the U.S.? One industry executive estimates the popular music service, which launched in the U.S. in mid-July, has amassed at least one million total users in j ...

  2. Best Buy Tops Estimates on Strong Mobile Sales

    June 14, 2011 7:01 AM EDT NEW YORK - Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N) beat quarterly profit and sales estimates as strong demand for mobile phones, calling plans and tablets offset weakness in its TV business, and its shares rose 6 percent. The company, seen as a bellwether in cons ...

  3. Carphone Warehouse To Launch U.K. Cloud Music Service

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. mobile phone retailer the Carphone Warehouse has partnered with U.S. digital B2B company Catch Media to launch a fully licensed "cloud"-based music service. Entitled "Music Anywhere," the subscription service rolls out in ...

  4. Business Matters: UMPG, EMI, Seeqpod, President Obama and More

    February 05, 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 . -- David Renzer, Universal Music Publishing Group 's ...

  5. U.K. Internet Firms Rail Against Digital Bill

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Several high-profile internet companies, including Google, eBay, Facebook and Yahoo! Europe, have sent an open letter to Britain's Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, opposing new legislation which they say risks harming t ...

  6. Napster Revamps U.K. Service

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Napster is repositioning its U.K. service, with a £5 ($7.97) entry point for monthly access to unlimited streaming and five MP3 downloads to keep. The new version of Napster Unlimited, effective immediately, offers access to a catalog of 8 million ...

  7. ISPs Hit Out As U.K. P2P Consultation Ends

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry umbrella trade group U.K. Music has given its backing to suspension of Internet accounts of file-sharers "as a last resort," while Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have shown their strong resistance to any technical s ...

  8. Carphone To Buy Tiscali U.K.

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British telecoms and retail group Carphone Warehouse has agreed to buy the British assets of Italian Internet service provider Tiscali for £236 million ($355.6 million) in cash, free of debt. Tiscali, with more than €600 million ($805.2 million) i ...

  9. Tiscali Shares Jump On U.K. Sale Talks

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shares in debt-laden Italian Internet service provider Tiscali surged 15% on Wednesday, boosted by a report that Carphone Warehouse is still seeking to get a deal to buy its British assets. The Times newspaper said the talks might continue into th ...

  10. Analysis: As CD Falls at Best Buy, Look to Mobile

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Even though CD and DVD sales continue to fall at Best Buy, the music industry had reason to be happy with Best Buy's Q4 and fiscal 2008 earnings release earlier today . The health of the company and its engagement of the mobile sector will pr ...

  11. Nokia Unveils Comes With Music Service

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has unveiled its all-you-can-eat Comes With Music package for the U.K., although the scope of its "unlimited access to millions of tracks" offer has some potential restrictions. It launches Oct. 16. Nokia has partnered with the Car ...

  12. Nokia Set For "Comes With Music" Launch

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After months of speculation, Nokia has finally disclosed that the United Kingdom will be the first territory to offer its all-you-can-eat "Comes With Music" digital music service. The actual launch date of the service, designed to be in ...

  13. Britain Agrees Plan To Tackle Online Music Piracy

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of Britain's biggest Internet service providers have reached an accord which voluntarily binds them to a code of practise intended to sharply reduce illicit file-sharing. The six ISPs -- Virgin Media, BSkyB, Carphone Warehouse, BT, Orang ...

  14. Def Jam Artists Headed For Sony-Ericsson Phone

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam Records continues it all-out mobile push with a deal to embed content from multiple artists from its roster on a Walkman-branded Sony-Ericsson phone. The W910i, distributed only in the UK, will feature video and audio content from such art ...

  15. ISP Talks Up Challenge With BPI

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BPI has challenged Talk Talk to get with the times after the ISP rejected the trade body's attempts to foster dialog between both parties. "In claiming that the music industry is asking any ISP to become the 'Internet police ...

  16. Channel 4 Consortium Wins U.K. DAB License

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A consortium led by Channel 4, the U.K. media group that operates one of the country's leading commercial TV networks, has won the license for the country's second national commercial digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio multiplex. Med ...

  17. Carphone Warehouse Launches Download Service

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST England's Carphone Warehouse has launched a music download service called MyMobileMusic. The service features access to 2.5 million tracks, compatible with Microsoft WMA digital rights management technology for both MP3 players and mobile pho ...

  18. Motorola Unveils ROKR Internationally

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Handset was aunched in the United States on Sept. 7. Cellphone manufacturing giant Motorola has unveiled the international rollout for the ROKR, the new handset that is compatible with Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store and was launched in t ...

  19. Robbie Clinches T-Mobile Partnership

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams is to be the focus of a comprehensive mobile-music deal with wireless carrier T-Mobile International, the British pop star's record company EMI Music said today (July 27). Robbie Williams is to be the focus of a comprehensive ...

  20. Robbie Clinches T-Mobile Partnership

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams is to be the focus of a comprehensive mobile-music deal with wireless carrier T-Mobile International, the British pop star's record company EMI Music said today (July 27). Robbie Williams is to be the focus of a comprehensive ...

  21. Robbie Video Gets Cell-Phone Premiere

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams' new music video "Misunderstood" will premiere next week through video cellphones, under an exclusive pact between EMI and the 3 telecoms network. Robbie Williams' new music video "Misunderstood" will ...

  22. Robbie Video Gets Cell-Phone Premiere

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams' new music video "Misunderstood" will premiere next week through video cellphones, under an exclusive pact between EMI and the 3 telecoms network. Robbie Williams' new music video "Misunderstood" will ...

  23. Robbie's Hits Readied For Mobile Market

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" is to be released on a memory card format compatible with cell phones and hand-held computers, thanks to a pact struck by EMI Music U.K. and British telecommunications Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  24. Robbie's Hits Readied For Mobile Market

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" is to be released on a memory card format compatible with cell phones and hand-held computers, thanks to a pact struck by EMI Music U.K. and British telecommunications Robbie Williams' "Gre ...