Computer-mediated communication

  1. Music Gets Analytical

    July 26, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Despite a widely held belief that the market for music-based analytic tools is already overloaded and has more than enough companies servicing the industry, relatively few options actually provide all the data needed to cover the expansive nature ...

  2. Microsoft Reportedly Near Deal to Buy Skype

    May 10, 2011 7:37 AM EDT Microsoft Corp. is nearing a deal to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype in what could be the biggest deal in the software maker's 36-year history, according to a published report. If Microsoft does buy Skype, The Wall Street Jou ...

  3. Best Buy, TiVo, Walgreens Hacked Over the Weekend

    April 04, 2011 7:19 AM EDT Best Buy Co., TiVo Inc., and Walgreen Co. are the latest in a seemingly endless string of companies to warn over the weekend that hackers gained access to customers' files, including email addresses. The companies all use the same marketing a ...

  4. What Ever Happened To Choruss? An Interview with Jim Griffin

    February 24, 2011 2:19 PM EST Jim Griffin Choruss was started by Griffin's consulting firm OneHouse LLC and Warner Music Group as an experiment in innovative business models. The goal was to work with colleges and universities to find new ways for students to legally acqu ...

  5. Social Networking Tops Web Activity Poll

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new Nielsen report points to social networking as the primary online activity today for U.S. Internet users. According to the study “What Americans Do Online,” social networking services like Facebook and Twitter take up 22.7% of online activity ...

  6. Chatroulette Adds Custom Filters

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Video chat service Chatroulette—which a handful of artists have used as a promotional vehicle in recent months—introduced new features this week designed to help users better find appropriate partners to chat with. At launch, the service just rand ...

  7. Study Shows More Australians Illegally Downloading

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's buoyant recorded music industry still has a mountain to climb if it is to convert file-sharers to legitimate digital music offerings, a new research paper reveals. According to the findings of a new report, entitled "CCi Digi ...

  8. Business Matters: Sony, eMusic, YouTube, Twitter

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The addition of Sony ’s catalog at eMusic , which coincided with higher prices for fewer downloads, has resulted in virtually no change in the ...

  9. MSN Music Returns To U.K.

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Microsoft has re-opened its MSN Music download store for U.K. users, although its streaming service has yet to be fully launched. The service, currently in beta, has more than 1 million tracks in DRM-free format from all the majors, and offers pre ...

  10. P2P Study Questions Long Tail Theory

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. authors' and composers' collecting society PRS for Music has published a report showing new research into file-sharing over a 12-month period that casts doubt on the long tail theory. Will Page, chief economist at PRS for Music, tea ...

  11. MSN, Cyloop Form Alliance

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Microsoft MSN and Internet music community Cyloop have teamed up in an alliance that will have Cyloop offering its content on MSN’s portals in Latin America, the U.S. Latin market and the Sympatico/MSN portal in Canada. The strategic alliance was ...

  12. Digital Briefs: Sellaband, PositiveMusic, MSN

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Artists on the Sellaband fan investment network will have the opportunity to play live gigs at any of 90 events produced by ArenaWorks next year, based on a new online competition the site is launching. Details of the ArenaWorks events have not ...

  13. U.K. Govt To Unveil ISP Strategy

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.K. Government is set to publish its proposals for tackling illegal file-sharing on Feb. 22. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) says that is the provisional date for the strategy document on the Creative Economy Programme. As p ...

  14. Video Messaging Service Paltalk Taps New Host

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Video messaging service Paltalk has tapped a new host for their recently launched MusicScene program. Meiyee Apple Tam, who was previously on air at XM Satellite Radio and reviewed music for tripwire.com, will serve as the host of all their Los An ...

  15. Report: No Connection Between File-Sharing, CD Sales

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A new Canadian government study concludes there is no discernable connection - either positive or negative - between free sharing of music files on the Internet and the purchasing of compact discs. The study was conducted by University of London d ...

  16. Labels Sue Usenet Service

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Major record companies have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Usenet.com, Billboard.biz has learned. The suit claims that the usenet.com service sells access to content that includes millions of unauthorized music files and "tout ...

  17. Radio Embraces P2Ps For Playlist Research

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radio stations are using P2P networks to research what hot songs they should include in their playlists, according to a Wall Street Journal report . Premiere Radio Networks and other radio outfits are partnering with P2P tracking firm BigChampagne ...

  18. Live Earth Breaks Stream Records, U.K. Viewers Tune Out

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Saturday's international Live Earth environment-awareness concerts drew more than 10 million live online streams, the most in history for an entertainment show, according to Microsoft's MSN portal. The Webcast achieved "a milestone ...

  19. Biz Embraces New IM Technology

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The music industry is embracing a Web-based instant messaging online chat feature provided by Meebo. The tool allows users to instantly create IM-based chat rooms to not only send messages, but also view the same media files in real time, such as ...

  20. MIMS Gets A 'Room'

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Music Group is creating an online video viewing room for rapper MIMS and other artists that will allow multiple fans to view and simultaneously share comments in real time. The label is working with Meebo, an instant-messaging technology f ...

  21. Foley Resigns From Congress

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Mark Foley, chairman of the House Entertainment Task Force, resigned from Congress today (Sept. 29) after ABC News reportedly questioned him about email and instant messages with an underage cong Rep. Mark Foley, chairman of the House Enterta ...

  22. AOL, XM, AEG End Network Live Deal

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Wall acquires company, renaming it Control Room. AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG have ended their Network Live joint venture with Live 8 mastermind Kevin Wall. Wall has acquired full control of the year-old company and has renamed it Control ...

  23. Latin Biz Files Suits Against P2P Users

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawsuits part of IFPI's worldwide effort. The recording industry, for the first time in Latin America, has sued individuals for illegal downloading of music. Argentina’s Chamber of Record producers (Capif), which represents the industry in th ...

  24. RealNetworks Partners With Ex-Foe Microsoft

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks settled its antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft for $761 million, in a deal designed to help both parties better compete against rivals Apple Computer and Yahoo in the battle for digital LOS ANGELES -- RealNetworks settled its antitru ...

  25. IODA On Board With PassAlong

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alliance represents more than 750 labels. The latest supporter of PassAlong Networks is the Internet Online Distribution Alliance (IODA), which has agreed to make its catalog available to any digital music service using the p2pRevolution software ...

  26. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals suspected of illegal file-sharing. 33 individuals suspected of illegal file-sharing. News ...

  27. UMG To Charge Web Services For Videos

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group plans to begin charging online services like AOL, Yahoo!, MTV.com and MSN for access to music videos, sources familiar with the situation say. Universal Music Group plans to begin charging online services like AOL, Yahoo!, MT ...

  28. Garageband Acts Score From MSN, Live365

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Partnerships lead to increased exposure. Garageband.com says deals with MSN and Live365 are leading to increased opportunities for priority-acts promoted by the emerging-artist service. Unsigned act Geoff Byrd, has seen a spike in both download sa ...

  29. Sources: MSN Music Set For Euro Expansion

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MSN Music will later this week unveil plans to expand into the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Austria, Billboard.biz has learned. Pricing and repertoire details are expected to be disclosed Thurs MSN Music later this week will unveil plans to ...

  30. Sources: MSN Music Set For Euro Expansion

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MSN Music later this week will unveil plans to expand into the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Austria, Billboard.biz has learned. Pricing and repertoire details are expected to be disclosed Thurs MSN Music later this week will unveil plans to ...

  31. MSN Music Service To Bow In Japan

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that it will launch a local version of MSN Music service Oct. 20 with a selection of some 50,000 tracks provided by 10 major Japanese labels. That number is e Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that ...

  32. MSN Music Service To Bow In Japan

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that it will launch a local version of the MSN Music service Oct. 20 with a selection of 50,000 tracks provided by 10 leading Japanese labels. That number is Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that ...

  33. MS Bows Music Service, Forges AC/DC Deal

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music hits 17 countries with new services. MSN Music hits 17 countries with new services. News ...

  34. MS Bows Music Service, Inks AC/DC Deal

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft officially unveiled its MSN Music Service at its "Digital Entertainment Anywhere" press event today (Oct. 12) in Los Angeles, and announced an exclusive content deal with AC/DC. Microsoft officially unveiled its MSN Music Servi ...

  35. Microsoft Launches Download Store

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. MSN Music store previewed. U.S. MSN Music store previewed. News ...

  36. MSN Making Entertainment Services Push

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit inks DVD rental, movie download deals. Microsoft's MSN division has inked a series of new movie-related distribution deals that will allow MSN users to buy movie tickets online, rent DVDs and download movies on demand. The moves are part ...

  37. MSN Making Entertainment Services Push

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit inks DVD rental, movie download deals. Microsoft's MSN division has inked a series of new movie-related distribution deals that will allow MSN users to buy movie tickets online, rent DVDs and download movies on demand. The moves are part ...

  38. Canadian Download Store Launches

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peer-to-peer file-sharing on the rise nationally. Peer-to-peer file-sharing on the rise nationally. News ...

  39. Downloaders Going After More Film, Music Videos

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beneath the media blitz surrounding piracy in the digital-music marketplace, American downloaders are increasingly turning their digital-consumption sights toward motion pictures. Beneath the media blitz surrounding piracy in the digital-music mar ...

  40. Microsoft Unveils Download Service

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its music download service today (March 18) to about 100 indie label executives at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The software giant's offering Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its m ...