DIGITAL MUSIC

  1. Business Matters: Muve Music-Powered TIMmusic in Brazil a Step Forward for Digital Music

    April 15, 2013 5:52 PM EDT On-demand music service Muve Music and Brazilian mobile carrier TIM announced their partnership Monday that marks Muve Music's first foray outside of the United States. As Billboard previously reported , TIMmusic was quietly launched last ...

  2. Business Matters: Samsung's Music Hub Shows the Future of Digital Music

    August 01, 2012 6:24 PM EDT Samsung's Music Hub Shows the Future of Digital Music -- Samsung's new Music Hub isn't going to get much credit for being visionary, but the multi-faceted music service is ahead of its time. Music Hub's combination of services ...

  3. Amazon Cloud Player App Now Available For Apple iPhone, iPod Touch

    June 12, 2012 2:57 PM EDT The new Amazon Cloud Player App on the Apple App Store listing page. Though Amazon and Apple, two of the largest digital music retailers, have a rich history of "competition," the two competing digital retailers' relationship appear ...

  4. Business Matters: Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise

    October 31, 2011 6:38 PM EDT Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise -- Grooveshark's Facebook app has seen its number of daily users increase fourfold in the last two weeks. Numbers at AppData show the music service's Facebook app went from 100,000 daily a ...

  5. Steve Jobs Remembered by Edgar Bronfman Jr., Martin Bandier and Other Executives

    October 06, 2011 5:13 PM EDT Steve Jobs wasn't just a technological innovator - he created a role for himself and his business in the music industry that hadn't existed before. In these conversations and written remembrances from key executives in the music business ...

  6. Steve Jobs In Memoriam: Remembrances and Tributes

    October 05, 2011 1:32 PM EDT October 07, 2011 | Global | Digital & Mobile | Branding | TV & Film | Retail Steve Jobs' Death May Break Internet Records, Surpass Beyonce's Pregnancy Announcement Steve Jobs wasn't just a technological innovator - he create ...

  7. F8 Conference Was Digital Music's Generational Divide

    September 23, 2011 11:34 AM EDT Facebook's f8 conference on Thursday may not have been a changing of the guard in digital music, but it will certainly go down as a critical inflection point. There was a noticeable generation gap in the day's events. Missing from f8 wer ...

  8. Today's Facebook f8 Conference: What Can We Expect?

    September 22, 2011 11:15 AM EDT All eyes will be on today's Facebook's f8 conference. Its official motto is "Read. Watch. Listen." - and we can expect some important news related to the "listen" component. Music should be a focal point of the day, a ...

  9. Apple's iCloud: The Best Reactions From Around The Web

    June 07, 2011 12:38 PM EDT When Steve Jobs talks, people listen. Then they do a whole lot of talking themselves, usually with their fingers. Overall, the reaction to Apple's iCloud announcement within the music industry was rather muted, partially because most of the i ...

  10. Business Matters: TuneCore Says Upgrades, Features Behind Its Price Increase

    May 09, 2011 7:59 PM EDT TuneCore Says Upgrades, Features Behind its Price Increase -- Digital distributor TuneCore has been getting some grief in the last few days about its increase in the fees it charges for digital distribution of an album. The annual fee for a single ...

  11. Clouds In The Forecast For Latin Alternative Conference

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT This year’s Latin Alternative Music Conference, taking place July 6 –10 at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel, will feature panels on cloud streaming and film and TV placements, among other topics. Those include “The Future of Digital Music; Sobre La ...

  12. Plugged & Unplugged: 'Guitar Hero,' 'Rock Revolution,' Lala

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: I like videogames, and I also like music, which makes it a good week for me with all of the music-game developments that have occurred. My favorite included the introduction of "Guitar Hero World Tour" and Konami's "Ro ...

  13. McMahon Leaves EMI As Sales Pair Promoted

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI sales veteran Mike McMahon has left the company, Billboard.biz has learned. McMahon is the latest executive to depart from the major, which continues to undergo a radical transformation under the guidance of its executive chairman Guy Hands. A ...

  14. Ad-Funded Music Services Are The Future, Says Jupiter

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Advertising revenue could become a vital lifeline for European labels, according to a new Jupiter Research report. Based on a qualitative analysis of the current market, the report -- "The Future of Digital Music: Fighting Free with Free" ...

  15. Akamai Tracking Web Trends On Music Sites

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Akamai Technologies has launched a new service that tracks and benchmarks the global Web usage patterns of more than 40 digital music Web sites?including digital music retailers, music information sites and streaming Internet radio destinations. T ...

  16. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  17. U.K. Biz Rallies Digital Sector

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The British music industry has jointly called on a number of key players in the digital space to discourage unauthorized use of copyright material on their networks. The British music industry has jointly called on a number of key players in the d ...

  18. Reports: Euro Online Biz Failing Its Users

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST BEUC blasts 'commitment to cultural diversity.' A pair of damning reports published today (Nov. 10) concludes that European consumers are being served poorly by online retailers and content providers. The studies were commissioned by the ...

  19. Kennedy Confirmed As MidemNet Keynote Speaker

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Daylong music/tech event set for Jan. 22. Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will deliver a keynote speech at the sixth annual MidemNet music and technology platform, to be held Jan. 22 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. It will mark Kenn ...

  20. Kennedy Confirmed As MidemNet Keynote Speaker

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will deliver a keynote speech at the sixth annual MidemNet music and technology platform, to be held Jan. 22 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. It will mark Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will d ...