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  1. Semel Steps Down At Yahoo

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc. Chairman Terry Semel stepped down as chief executive in a surprise move Monday (June 18), ending his increasingly ineffectual pursuit of online search leader Google Inc. -- a losing battle that had demoralized Yahoo's shareholders ...

  2. WMG, AnywhereCD Settle Dispute

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group and AnywhereCD have dismissed their respective lawsuits against each other and agreed to an early end to their relationship. Under the agreement, WMG will allow AnywhereCD to continue sell its music via the service -- which lets ...

  3. EMI Strikes DRM-Free Deals Across Europe

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In addition to its just-announced partnership with Amazon.com , EMI Music Group has struck additional DRM-free licensing deals with several European digital music services. The retailers include VirginMega in France, and several Scandinavian servi ...

  4. MySpace Launches Test In China

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT News Corp.'s MySpace launched a test in China this week, extending the popular social network into the one of the fastest-growing regions of the globe, the companies involved said on Thursday. MySpace China is a locally owned, operated and ma ...

  5. Amazon Launches Indie Promo Campaign

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online retailer Amazon.com has launched a massive indie music promotion in which approximately 150 titles will be sold for $9.99 for a limited time. As part of the "Go Indie" sales, Amazon has launched a mini-site that links off of its i ...

  6. Norah Jones Sets Amazon.com Record

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' third album, "Not Too Late," had the largest pre-order in Amazon.com's history, according to the online retailer. While Amazon didn't specify how many copies were ordered, sources say that the figure is in the ...

  7. EMI, Baidu Team For China Service

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music and Beijing-based Internet portal Baidu unveiled today (Jan. 16) the launch of an advertising-supported online music streaming service in China -- the first such arrangement between an Internet search engine and a major international lab ...

  8. Nielsen SoundScan Releases Year-End Sales Data

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST While overall album sales dipped 5% to 588.1 million units in 2006, the combined total with digital tracks reached nearly 1.2 billion units, a 20.8 increase from last year's 1 billion units of various music configurations ( For a breakdown of ...

  9. Ticketmaster Buys Stake In ILike.com

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster has bought a 25 percent stake in music-oriented networking Web site iLike.com in a deal that seeks to generate exposure for the ticket-selling giant among independent music fans. Ticketmaster invested $13.3 million in iLike.com and si ...

  10. IFPI Blasts Baidu China Court Ruling

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST The IFPI describes as "inexplicable" a Chinese court's ruling in favor of Bejing-based Web portal Baidu in a copyright-violation lawsuit filed by the international labels group against the portal. The IFPI describes as "inexpli ...

  11. IFPI Blasts Baidu China Court Ruling

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST The IFPI describes as "inexplicable" a Chinese court's ruling in favor of Bejing-based Web portal Baidu in a copyright-violation lawsuit filed by the international labels group against the portal. The IFPI describes as "inexpli ...

  12. Indie Labels Look To Post-Tower World

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Labels rethinking marketing, staffing in wake of chain's closure. With independent labels slowing down their releases for the fourth quarter, the long-term effects of Tower Records' closing may not be realized for a while in the indie re ...

  13. MTV, Baidu Forge China Alliance

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal unlocks content for Baidu's 123 million users. Deal unlocks content for Baidu's 123 million users. News ...

  14. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin bu Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a wi ...

  15. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Unbox' went live Sept. 7. Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin business. Th ...

  16. MTV Acquires Atom Ent. For $200 Million

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks has agreed to acquire Atom Entertainment—a developer of casual games, short films and video—for $200 million. Atom is home to the sites Shockwave.com and AddictingGames.com, a pair of MTV Networks has agreed to acquire Atom Entertainm ...

  17. Amazon Japan Launches Indie Delivery Service

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rights holders can sell CDs, videos, DVDs. Digital retailer Amazon Japan June 12 unveiled the start of its "E-taku Hanbai Service" (E-Delivery Service), which offers artists, producers and labels the means of promoting and selling their ...

  18. Britain's AIM Unlocks China Stream Pact

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Association of Independent Music is powering on in China. After establishing a presence there last year, the trade body today (April 10) unveiled a groundbreaking agreement to stream music The U.K.'s Association of Independent ...

  19. Retail Track

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the first nine years of its history, amazon.com lost money, yet it was the darling of Wall Street. During the last two years, Amazon produced almost $1 billion in net income, but now Wall Stree During the first nine years of its history, am ...

  20. Retail Track

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the first nine years of its history, amazon.com lost money, yet it was the darling of Wall Street. During the last two years, Amazon produced almost $1 billion in net income, but now Wall Stree During the first nine years of its history, am ...

  21. Retail Track

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the first nine years of its history, amazon.com lost money, yet it was the darling of Wall Street. During the last two years, Amazon produced almost $1 billion in net income, but now Wall Stree During the first nine years of its history, am ...

  22. Retail Track

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S. music industry. BCI Eclipse, the Navarre-owned label and video company, has licensed the K-tel trademark for a series of compilation albums. Read Ed Chr A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S ...

  23. Retail Track

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S. music industry. BCI Eclipse, the Navarre-owned label and video company, has licensed the K-tel trademark for a series of compilation albums. Read Ed Chr A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S ...

  24. Retail Track

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S. music industry. BCI Eclipse, the Navarre-owned label and video company, has licensed the K-tel trademark for a series of compilation albums. Read Ed Chr A famous brand is making a comeback in the U.S ...

  25. Crackdown In China: U.S. Eyes Baidu Copyright Suits

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that protect the music industry's copyrights is being put to the test -- and the U.S. copyright czar is watching. NEW YORK -- China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that pro ...

  26. Record Labels Sue Baidu

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The four largest record companies have sued Baidu.com Inc. for copyright infringement, alleging the Chinese Internet search engine has been illegally providing links to free digital music downloads, a NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The four largest record ...

  27. Amazon.com Net Income Dips In Q2

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Company hit with more taxes due to profitability. Amazon.com released its quarterly earnings report July 26 which revealed a jump in sales, but a dip in net income from the same period the previous year, primarily due to taxes. For most of the com ...

  28. Amazon Acquires CustomFlix

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Move will expand DVD offerings. Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired CustomFlix in a move that will expand its specialty DVD offerings. The Santa Cruz, Calif.-based CustomFlix compresses film or TV shows into digital files, creating a copy of t ...

  29. MTV Networks Buys Neopets

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As it continues to expand and strengthen its Web business, Viacom unit MTV Networks said June 20 it has acquired NeoPets, the operator of a fast-growing youth community on the Internet. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- As it continues to expan ...

  30. Amazon Sales Up In First Quarter

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Profits down without tax benefit. While Amazon's overall sales were up 24.3% to $1.9 billion for its fiscal first quarter ending March 31, profits fell compared to the first quarter in 2004, when the company received a tax benefit. Amazon pos ...

  31. Retail Track

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn’t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn¿t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  32. Retail Track

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn’t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn¿t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  33. Retail Track

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn’t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn¿t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  34. Amazon Reports Big Q4 Gain

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST E-tailer now deeply in black. Amazon.com posted $346.7 million in net income, or 82 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $2.5 billion in its fourth quarter, as the company catapulted deep into black ink for 2004. Amazon's performance durin ...

  35. Amazon Reports Big Q4 Gain

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST E-tailer now deeply in black. Amazon.com posted $346.7 million in net income, or 82 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $2.5 billion in its fourth quarter, as the company catapulted deep into black ink for 2004. Amazon's performance durin ...

  36. Scissor Sisters Claim Top U.K. Album Of 2004

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Overall sales of top-sellers beat last year. Overall sales of top-sellers beat last year. News ...

  37. MSN Music, GarageBand Form Alliance

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to extend its connection with independent musicians and their fans, MSN Music is teaming with Garageband.com for a number of new features. In an effort to extend its connection with independent musicians and their fans, MSN Music is t ...

  38. Netflix Stock Plunges

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Firm lowers prices amid possible Amazon competition. Firm lowers prices amid possible Amazon competition. News ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Target, Amazon Get Michael Moore DVD Set

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the "Michael Moore DVD Collector's Set," which streets Oct. 5 from MGM Home Entertainment. Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the “Michael Moore DVD Collecto ...

  41. Target, Amazon Get Michael Moore DVD Set

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the "Michael Moore DVD Collector's Set," which streets Oct. 5 from MGM Home Entertainment. Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the “Michael Moore DVD Collecto ...

  42. Live365, GarageBand Form Partnership

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters to have access to musicians' tracks. Internet radio network Live365 and online musicians community GarageBand.com have announced a plan under which hundreds of tracks will become available to Live365's broadcasting community ...

  43. GarageBand Offers Creative Commons License

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tag allows users to download, share songs. Online musicians' community GarageBand.com will offer the Creative Commons Music Sharing License as an option for songs uploaded to its Web site. The license, provided by the nonprofit group Creative ...

  44. BPI Resolves Legal Dispute With Play.com

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has reached an out-of-court agreement with online CD retailer Play.com, its second such settlement with a Web-based music-seller in as many months. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has reached an out- ...

  45. Strong Fourth-Quarter Pushes Amazon To '03 Profit

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com revenues surge in holiday season. Amazon.com revenues surge in holiday season. News ...

  46. Strong Fourth-Quarter Pushes Amazon To '03 Profit

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com today (Jan. 27) posted a jump in quarterly profit, as revenues surged 36% due to the company's busiest holiday season yet . Amazon.com today (Jan. 27) posted a jump in quarterly profit, as revenues surged 36% due to the company ...

  47. BPI To Fight Web Retailers

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trade body takes legal action against pair of sites The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is stepping up legal action against a pair of online retailers it is accusing of selling illegal parallel imports. An ongoing case against U.K.-based onlin ...

  48. BPI To Fight Web Retailers

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trade group takes legal action against pair of sites The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is stepping up legal action against a pair of online retailers it is accusing of selling illegal parallel imports. An ongoing case against U.K.-based onli ...

  49. Amazon: Exclusives Translate Into Sales

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com says a holiday programming feature that highlights content exclusives from a range of artists has helped drive sales for the participating acts. How long should this thing ideally be? Evalu Amazon.com says a holiday programming feature ...

  50. Amazon: Exclusives Translate Into Sales

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Holiday programming feature highlights exclusive content Amazon.com says a holiday programming feature that highlights content exclusives from a range of artists has helped drive sales for the participating acts. The campaign, "Holiday A-List ...

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