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  1. India's One97, Vringo Pact For Video Ringtones

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York-based video ringtone customization service Vringo has pacted with New Delhi-based mobile services company One97 to offer the Vringo video application service in India. Vringo claims to be the first viral mobile application allowing users ...

  2. Digital Briefs: Best Buy, Last.fm, iTunes

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - BestBuy.com won exclusive rights to stream the final Police concert, being filmed at Madison Square Garden Aug. 7. - Last.fm launches in Japan. - New data from NPD Group has Apple iTunes as the top music retailer in the country, followed by Wal- ...

  3. Best Buy To Open In-store Music Centers

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to cater to everyone from the garage guitarist to a recording musician, Best Buy Co. Inc. is announcing a massive new initiative that sets aside store space for an array of musical instruments and gear in dozens of sites nationwide. The nat ...

  4. EMI Mexico Cuts Staff

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI's ongoing restructuring claimed eight employees from the label's Mexico office this week, according to a label source. Affected departments included marketing and sales, among others. Televisa EMI, a separate label that is a joint ve ...

  5. Handleman Reaches Agreement With Lenders

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Handleman company has reached an agreement with its lenders that may give the company some breathing room. In advance of its previous May 31 deadline that could have found the Troy, Mich.-based rackjobber in default of its loan, Handleman has ...

  6. EMI, SACM Team For Editora San Angel Deal

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a move that breaks rank with normal publishing agreements, EMI Music Publishing has signed a deal to administer the catalog of Editora San Angel, in conjunction with Mexico's Society of Authors and Composers (SACM). Editora San Angel is th ...

  7. Digital Briefs: Analyst Says Teen Piracy Down, Digital To Hit $40 Billion?

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Financial analyst group Piper Jaffray conducted its 15th bi-annual teen survey, finding that illegal file sharing by students has dropped from 64% to 61%, and that iPod market share has increased to 86% among the demographic. iTunes leads all se ...

  8. Panel Discusses 'New Music Business' Strategy

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One size doesn't fit all artists when it comes to new business models and ways of dividing Latin music revenue, a Billboard Latin Music Conference panel concluded today (Tuesday). Declining record sales have spawned new ways of slicing up the ...

  9. Florida AG Cracks Down On Ringtone Companies

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST If it sounds too good to be true, that's because it usually is. AT&T Mobility is just the first of several wireless operators fined by the Florida Attorney General's office as part of a massive crackdown on fraudulent ringtone compan ...

  10. Jay-Z, Stoute Partner For Ad Agency

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and entrepreneur Steve Stoute have partnered to launch Translation Advertising. The company aims to aid mainstream marketers in reaching multicultural consumers and will be a part of Translation Consultation and Brand Imaging which works wit ...

  11. Owen Named Best Buy Senior VP

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy has named Julie Owen as senior VP of the company's entertainment business operating group, filling the position vacated by Gary Arnold. Owen, who previously was VP of customer care for the chain, reports to Best Buy executive VP of e ...

  12. Vringo Rings Up UMGI Deal

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International has sealed an experimental deal in which Vringo, an Israeli-based video-ringtone developer, will offer its subscribers video ringtones centered on UGMI's catalog. Using their mobile handsets or a PC, Vringo ...

  13. Best Buy Expands Ballard's Role

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy has expanded the responsibilities of executive VP Shari Ballard and placed her in charge of its U.S. entertainment business, which includes DVD and CD sales. As part of the move, Gary Arnold, senior VP of Best Buy's U.S. entertainmen ...

  14. Konami Insider Discusses Monetizing Music Assets

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Game publisher Konami recently struck a digital distribution deal with Sony BMG to market its library of videgame music through various online services. The company's digital entertainment music manager Michael Rajna gives some background int ...

  15. Sprint Nextel To Drop Sirius Programming

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint Nextel has informed subscribers is a recent billing statement that it plans to drop the streaming music service provided by Sirius Satellite Radio, and replace it with 10 channels of genre-based music from another, as-yet- ...

  16. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Walker came today (Nov. 17) in New York following the orga ...

  17. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST John "Jack" Sander elected as vice chairman. Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Wal ...

  18. Britain Rocks N.Y. Gig Postponed

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The "Britain Rocks New York" tribute concert, which was planned for Sept. 27 at the Nokia Theater in New York, has been postponed until late April 2007. The "Britain Rocks New York" tribute concert, which was planned for Sept. ...

  19. Britain Rocks N.Y. Gig Postponed

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organizers look to late April 2007. The "Britain Rocks New York" tribute concert, which was planned for Sept. 27 at the Nokia Theater in New York, has been postponed until late April 2007. According to sources, sponsors have asked for th ...

  20. Sprint, mSpot Launch Sprint Radio

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sub service features streaming radio, video. MSpot is now providing the content, client application, technology infrastructure and operations for Sprint Radio, a new service just unveiled by the cellular giant. Before joining forces to provide the ...

  21. Nate Davis Named XM President/COO

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously with XO, Nextel and MCI. Previously with XO, Nextel and MCI. News ...

  22. Brit Concert To Rock New York

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Investment bank HSBC and BMW-owned car brand Mini have come on board as headline sponsors for the Sept. 27 "Britain Rocks New York" benefit concert, to be held at the 2,100-capacity Nokia Theater in t Investment bank HSBC and BMW-owned c ...

  23. Making The Brand

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Crystal Method's fast and furious beats gives Nike a run for the money. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Crystal Method's fast and furious beats gives Nike a run for the money. Read Michael Paoletta's column. News Crystal Method ...

  24. Making The Brand

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Crystal Method's fast and furious beats gives Nike a run for the money. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Crystal Method's fast and furious beats gives Nike a run for the money. Read Michael Paoletta's column. News Crystal Method ...

  25. Hastings Posts Income Of $1.9 Mil.

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hastings Entertainment generated $1.9 million in net income, or 17 cents per diluted share, on sales of $131.4 million in its fiscal first quarter ended April 30. That's almost three times the $754,00 Hastings Entertainment generated $1.9 mil ...

  26. Sprint Eyes Mobile Music Subscriptions

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Plans to expand pact with Sirius as well. Sprint Nextel Corp. plans to boost its mobile music business this year with a new subscription scheme for downloading songs onto cellphones, and expand its partnership with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a t ...

  27. Emi/Televisa Reshuffles U.S. Operation

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Several key staffing changes are coming. Emi/Televisa is in the process of reshuffling its U.S. operation, Billboard.biz has learned. Several key changes are expected to be announced within the company this coming week, all designed to sustain EMI ...

  28. UMG Profits Boost Vivendi Universal Results

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST French media group offers dividend Universal Music Group made a significant contribution to parent company's Vivendi Universal's financial results for 2005. UMG's earnings from operations increased to €480 million ($570 million), up ...

  29. UMG Profits Boost Vivendi Universal Results

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group made a significant contribution to parent company's Vivendi Universal's financial results for 2005. UMG's earnings from operations increased to €480 million ($570 million) Universal Music Group made ...

  30. Warner Music Group Signs On With iRadio

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second major label to back service. Warner Music Group has signed on with Motorola’s fledgling iRadio, a service that allows subscribers to access over 400 channels of commercial free music and talk programming from their cell phone. WMG is now th ...

  31. MacTaggart To Head Sydney Entertainment Centre

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). A ...

  32. MacTaggart To Head Sydney Entertainment Centre

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). A ...

  33. Sprint Launches First Wireless Download Service

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST As previously reported by Billboard, wireless operator Sprint has launched the first U.S. digital music store that lets customers download full songs to their mobile phones. The Sprint Music Store all As previously reported by Billboard, wireless ...

  34. Sources: Sprint To Launch Wireless Download Service

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint PCS is expected to unveil a wireless, full-song download service on Monday (Oct. 31), sources close to the situation tell Billboard.biz. Wireless operator Sprint PCS is expected to unveil a wireless, full-song download ser ...

  35. Sources: Sprint To Launch Wireless Download Service

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Store will be first of its kind in the U.S. Wireless operator Sprint PCS is expected to unveil a wireless, full-song download service on Monday (Oct. 31), sources close to the situation tell Billboard.biz. Pricing is still unclear, but sources say ...

  36. Navarre Tightens Staff

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Navarre Entertainment Media has restructured its national sales staff in Minneapolis, according to VP/GM Bob Freese. A total of four employees were let go last week, including director of content acqu Navarre Entertainment Media has restructured i ...

  37. RealNetworks Launches Mobile Radio

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Service limited to Sprint's Vision multimedia phones. Service limited to Sprint's Vision multimedia phones. News ...

  38. RealNetworks Launches Mobile Radio

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks has created a Rhapsody-branded mobile radio service that wireless operator Sprint Nextel has added to its suite of streaming radio services. RealNetworks has created a Rhapsody-branded mobile radio service that wireless operator Sprin ...

  39. Sprint Nabs Sony BMG, EMI For Wireless Service

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG and EMI Music Group have agreed to license their music for Sprint PCS' upcoming wireless music download service, a source close to the situation tells Billboard.biz. Sony BMG and EMI Music Group have agreed to license their music for ...

  40. EMI, Televisa Join Forces

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Televisa EMI Music will launch in September. Televisa EMI Music will launch in September. News ...

  41. Best Buy Profit Soars 85 Percent

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First-quarter profits at Best Buy Co. Inc. leaped 85 percent, far ahead of analyst expectations, and the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer raised its guidance for the entire year. First-quarter profits at Best Buy Co. Inc. leaped ...

  42. Sprint PCS Introduces Video Ringtones

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sprint PCS has launched a service that integrates clips of music videos for select master ringtones. Subscribers who download a video ringtone will hear the master recording clip and will view the mus LOS ANGELES -- Sprint PCS has launched a servi ...

  43. Sprint Introduces Video Ringtones

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner agrees to license clips. Sprint PCS has launched a service that integrates clips of music videos for select master ringtones. Subscribers who download a video ringtone will hear the master recording clip and will view the music video at the ...

  44. 3 Doors Down To Tour Behind New Set

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down will soon begin a tour in support of its upcoming release "Seventeen Days," which drops Feb. 8 via Universal. 3 Doors Down will soon begin a tour in support of its upcoming release "Seventeen Days," which drops Feb ...

  45. BlingTones Inks Producers For Original Ringtones

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mobile content provider BlingTones has launched a wireless-only "label" for the creation of custom ringtones. Mobile content provider BlingTones has launched a wireless-only "label" for the creation of custom ringtones. The com ...

  46. Music Choice, Sprint Team For Phone Streams

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music Choice and Sprint are launching a music service that allows mobile phone users to view short videoclips and listen to radio-like programming on their handsets. Music Choice and Sprint are launching a music service that allows mobile phone us ...

  47. Music Choice, Sprint Team For Phone Streams

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music Choice and Sprint are launching a music service that allows mobile phone users to view short videoclips and listen to radio-like programming on their handsets. Music Choice and Sprint are launching a music service that allows mobile phone us ...

  48. Indie Retailers Fight Back Vs. 'Superior' Albums

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CIMS, MMN target retail exclusives. Two independent retail coalitions are taking a stand against the increasing practice of labels offering certain retailers "superior" versions of albums that have either exclusive tracks or an exclusive ...

  49. Sprint Widens Mastertone Offerings

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sprint PCS is adding a new category of hip-hop master ringtones to its menu of mobile content. Among the artists involved in the "Blingtones" offering are Rockwilder, Souldiggaz, Hi-Tek, Jay Dee and D Sprint PCS is adding a new category ...

  50. Hastings Posts Q2 Income Gain

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hastings Entertainment reports second-quarter net income of $500,000, or four cents per diluted share, vs. income of about $200,000, or two cents per share, in the same period last year. Hastings Entertainment reports second-quarter net income of ...

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