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  1. Report: Microsoft To Launch Music Store In August

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft is poised to launch its long-awaited online music store in late August, a move sure to intensify competition in the nascent internet music market currently dominated by Apple Computer's popu Microsoft is poised to launch its long-aw ...

  2. Electronic Arts 1Q Net Income Up 32%

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Videogame maker beats forecast. Electronic Arts Inc.'s first-quarter net income was up 32%, beating the videogame maker's forecast. The Redwood City, Calif., company also raised the lower end of its fiscal-year guidance. Net income for t ...

  3. Clear Channel To Roll Out Digital Radio

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Radio behemoth Clear Channel Communications is going digital. The San Antonio company plans to covert at least 1,000 of its 1,240 radio stations to so-called HD, or high-definition, digital signals. Radio behemoth Clear Channel Communications is g ...

  4. Indie Groups, Retailers Unite Vs. Sony/BMG Deal

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced their concerns to the European Commission's decision to allow music giants Sony and BMG to merge. Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced th ...

  5. Indie Groups, Retailers Unite Vs. Sony/BMG Deal

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced their concerns to the European Commission's decision to allow music giants Sony and BMG to merge. Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced th ...

  6. Video, Software Downloads Overtake Music: Study

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European countries lead movie downloads. Music is no longer the download of choice for Internet pirates, according to a new study on online file sharing. For the first time last year, music swapping on the Internet was outpaced by the copying of m ...

  7. Video, Software Downloads Overtake Music: Study

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European countries lead movie downloads. Music is no longer the download of choice for Internet pirates, according to a new study on online file sharing. For the first time last year, music swapping on the Internet was outpaced by the copying of m ...

  8. Matsushita Unveils Blu-ray Disc Recorder

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. today (June 30) unveiled a large-capacity optical disc recorder that can record 4.5 hours of digital high-definition TV programs on a single disc using "Blu-ray" tec Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. t ...

  9. Matsushita Unveils Blu-ray Disc Recorder

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. today (June 30) unveiled a large-capacity optical disc recorder that can record 4.5 hours of digital high-definition TV programs on a single disc using "Blu-ray" tec Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. t ...

  10. Ex-Vivendi CEO Defends Controversial Buy-Backs

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Vivendi Universal SA chief executive Jean-Marie Messier today (June 28) defended the massive share buy-backs carried out by the media/telecoms company three years ago in an effort to prop up it Former Vivendi Universal SA chief executive Je ...

  11. Ex-Vivendi CEO Defends Controversial Buy-Backs

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Vivendi Universal SA chief executive Jean-Marie Messier today (June 28) defended the massive share buy-backs carried out by the media/telecoms company three years ago in an effort to prop up it Former Vivendi Universal SA chief executive Je ...

  12. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  13. Gibson Guitars Sues Competitors Over 'Imitations'

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Instrument maker to defend trademarks in court. Gibson Guitars, manufacturer of the industry standard Les Paul model, is now aggressively defending its trademark guitar and others by turning to the federal courts. In late May, Nashville-based Gibs ...

  14. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  15. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  16. UMG Cuts Losses In First Quarter

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group, the market leader of the world's recorded-music industry, had an operating loss of €16 million ($19.6 million) in the first quarter 2004, a 43% improvement over a &#x20AC Universal Music Group, the market ...

  17. Nintendo's Profits Cut In Half

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japan's Nintendo Co. says its group net profit for the fiscal year ended March 31 dropped sharply due to hefty foreign exchange-related losses caused by the yen's rise against the U.S. dollar. Japan's Nintendo Co. says its group net ...

  18. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  19. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  20. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  21. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...

  22. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...

  23. Sony Ships 100 Millionth PlayStation

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Feat is first for game-console biz. Combined global shipments of Sony Computer Entertainment's "PlayStation" and "PS one" video-game consoles have topped 100 million units, a first for the computer game console industry, t ...