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  1. Hollywood Docket: 'Blurred Lines'; Fox News Age Discrimination; 'Idol' Defamation

    June 18, 2014 12:36 PM EDT "Blurred Lines" was the song of last summer, but the lawsuit over whether it copies a Marvin Gaye track continues with a new request from Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams .   In a Friday filing, they seek for the Gaye family to release ...

  2. Intocable Signs Global Licensing Deal With Universal Music Latin Entertainment

    November 13, 2012 9:00 AM EST Tejano/norteño fusion group Intocable, one of the most successful names in the regional Mexican music realm, has signed a global licensing deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainment for its upcoming studio album, Billboard.biz has learned. The ...

  3. Are We in a New Age of Licensing?

    October 24, 2011 4:37 PM EDT Something great has happened in 2011. After almost stagnating in the last half of the 2000s, digital music is once again a hotbed of ideas, investment and consumer interest. A new crop of entrepreneurs is working with new technologies - such as sm ...

  4. Business Matters: ScoreBig $14 Million Funding Shows Investors Still Bullish on Discounting

    April 21, 2011 7:46 PM EDT ScoreBig $14 Million Funding Shows Investors Still Bullish on Discounting -- ScoreBig has raised $14 million in second-round funding led by U.S. Venture Partners. Previous investor Bain Capital also participated in the round. This brings ScoreBig& ...

  5. U.K. Telecom Giant BT Planning Music Subscription Service

    March 30, 2011 1:33 PM EDT U.K. telecom giant BT is reported to be working on a music download service that would be available to its 5.5 million broadband customers. According to The Guardian , "BT says it will unveil the product 'in the near future,' while ...

  6. Publishing Briefs: Primary Wave Music, Kobalt Music Group, The Harry Fox Agency and more

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST -- In separate deals, Primary Wave Music is partnering with artist/radio personality/online marketing exec Scott "DJ Skee" Keeney , and pop/urban producers Ryan & Smitty . Primary Wave has signed DJ Skee to a management contract and ...

  7. Nokia Pulls Plug on Free Music In Most Markets

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia, is ending its bundling of free music downloads with cellphones in 27 countries, where it has gained little traction since its 2008 launch. Nokia will continue to sell phones with 12-month subscription t ...

  8. Nokia To End Free Music Downloads In Most Countries

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia, is ending its bundling of free music downloads with cellphones in 27 countries, where it has gained little traction since its 2008 launch. Nokia will continue to sell phones with 12-month subscription t ...

  9. Nokia To End Free Music Downloads In Most Countries

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia, is ending its bundling of free music downloads with cellphones in 27 countries, where it has gained little traction since its 2008 launch. Nokia will continue to sell phones with 12-month subscription t ...

  10. Business Matters: EMI, Jammie Thomas, 'Napster Moment' For Ebooks

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Terra Firma-Citigroup case starts in a New York City court today (Oct. 18). If the case is going to court, that means the two sides didn't reach the settlement that some in the media were painting as a real possibility before the trial ...

  11. Virgin Media Unveils Mobile Music Service

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Media is launching its new Virgin Music Media Store mobile download service at the U.K.'s V Festival this weekend (Aug. 21-22). The U.K. service goes live with 1 million tracks on Aug. 21. Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and EMI ...

  12. KKR, Warner Music Eye Break-up Bid For EMI: Report

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Private equity firm KKR and Warner Music Group are in talks to launch a break-up bid for Warner's indebted British rival EMI, reported the Sunday Times. The paper said KKR is interested in acquiring the music publishing arm of EMI, which it s ...

  13. Robbie Williams To Court Investors: Report

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST British singer Robbie Williams may sell the right to half his future album, touring and sponsorship earnings in a £50 million ($83 million) deal, one of his managers was reported as saying. Managers for Williams, whose hits including "Angels& ...

  14. Business Matters: UMG, Richard Branson, YouTube, Van Halen

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A funny thing happened on the way to the future of the record industry: disagreement. Universal Music Group ’s planned ISP-based music service ...

  15. K-os Embraces 'Name-Your-Price' Strategy For Tour

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Toronto-based hip hop artist k-os will do for live concerts what Radiohead did for recorded music sales. Backed by an idea developed by his manager, Nettwerk Music Group chief executive Terry McBride, k-os will start a 10-date Canadian tour kickin ...

  16. Confirmed: iTunes Goes DRM-Free, Alters Pricing

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST At the Macworld Expo today, Apple Inc. confirmed reports that all four majors were now onboard to deliver DRM-free music through iTunes, as originally reported by CNET. Apple has offered DRM-free music from EMI since May 2007; the new deals unveil ...

  17. Marillion Takes Free Road For New Album

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Long-standing British rock band Marillion is making its new double album "Happiness Is The Road" available for free, legal download via P2P networks from today (Sept. 10). The potentially controversial move sees Marillion teaming with In ...

  18. Majors Ink O2 Concert Distribution Deal

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital content provider New Stream Media (NSM) has inked licensing deals with the four majors, allowing it to record and distribute concerts at London's O2 and indigo2 venues. NSM -- the venues' digital content partner -- has signed dea ...

  19. Miley Cyrus And Sugarland Are Tops

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus notches her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Breakout" bows with 371,000 -- the second-biggest sales week of the year for a female artist . . . Sugarland starts in the runner-up spot on the Billboard 200 -- but at ...

  20. Jaguares Preps First Studio Release For EMI

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a three-year hiatus, Mexican rock band Jaguares will release their first studio album on EMI, after a lifetime on BMG (and later, Sony BMG). Titled "45," the 10-track set will be released in the United States and Latin America Sept ...

  21. Trink To Step Down At Capitol Music Group

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The remaking of EMI continued today (June 10) with the announcement that Lee Trink will step down as Capitol Music Group president at the end of June. Due to EMI's new management structure, which breaks down label walls and in many cases elim ...

  22. Guzman Kicks Off Tour Next Month

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alejandra Guzman's "Fuerza USA Tour" will start April 9 in Laredo, Tex. and hit other cities in Texas and California over the next month. Guzman's tour takes her to clubs in Laredo, San Antonio and Houston April 9 - 11 before h ...

  23. Sony/ATV Signs Sweden's Mando Diao Frontmen

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has entered into worldwide songwriters' agreements with the frontmen and principal songwriters of Sweden's Mando Diao, Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén, for the band’s "Never Seen the Light of Day" album ...

  24. Guzman Preps EMI Debut

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rocker Alejandra Guzman is preparing to record her first album with EMI, after spending over 10 years with BMG (formerly RCA). Prior to BMG she was signed with Sony. Guzman has once again joined forces with songwriter Mario Domm, lider of pop band ...

  25. Trina signs to EMI

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based rapper Trina has recently relocated from Atlantic Records to EMI. She is still part of Slip N Slide Records, according to CEO Ted Lucas, and her upcoming album, "Da Baddest Chick Part 2 Reloaded," is slated for Oct. 9. Her fi ...

  26. Amazon Store To Sell Music Free Of Copy Protection

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday the company will launch a digital music store later in 2007 with millions of songs, free of copy protection technology that limits where consumers can play their music. The Seattle-based company said music company ...

  27. Aussie Guitarist Lobby Loyde Dies

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian guitar hero Lobby Loyde died April 21 in a Melbourne hospital after a two-year battle with lung and brain cancer. The 66-year-old is acknowledged as creating the blueprint of the aggressive "pub rock" guitar style that AC/DC a ...

  28. Apple Rivals Get Boost From DRM-Free Deal

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc.'s decision to sell DRM-free downloads from EMI and indie labels in the AAC format rather than the MP3 format is creating new strategic opportunities for both rival device manufacturers and digital retailers. Come May when iTunes la ...

  29. YouTube, Labels Talk Video Deal

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site receives over 100 millions views a day. YouTube Inc. said on Tuesday (Aug. 15) it is talking with record labels to post thousands of music videos online, aiming to move beyond being a site for sharing home videos to a provider of mainstream e ...

  30. Christensen Signs With Copenhagen Records

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Copenhagen Records has signed Tim Christensen, one of Denmark's top-selling rock artists, to a three-album deal. Copenhagen Records has signed Tim Christensen, one of Denmark's top-selling rock artists, to a three-album deal. The label, ...

  31. Kate Bush Gets 'Aerial' For New Album Release

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kate Bush, the enigmatic English singer and songwriter, will release her long-awaited new album this November, her record company EMI Records confirmed today (Aug. 31). Kate Bush, the enigmatic English singer and songwriter, will release her long- ...

  32. Kate Bush Gets 'Aerial' For New Album Release

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kate Bush, the enigmatic English singer and songwriter, will release her long-awaited new album this November, her record company EMI Records confirmed today (Aug. 31). Kate Bush, the enigmatic English singer and songwriter, will release her long- ...

  33. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Online Site

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intellectu MADRID -- Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdre ...

  34. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Download Site

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intel Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,5 ...

  35. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Download Site

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intel Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,5 ...

  36. SESAC Country Awards Honor 'Mayberry'

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Rascal Flatts hit "Mayberry" was the big winner at SESAC's annual country awards, held last night (Nov. 10) at the performing rights organization's Nashville headquarters. The Rascal Flatts hit "Mayberry" was the ...

  37. French Labels Drop Singles Prices

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an attempt to revive France's declining singles market, some leading labels have decided to lower the price of singles by about 25%. In an attempt to revive France's declining singles market, some leading labels have decided to lower ...

  38. High-Profile Duets Stud Olympics Album

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Duets by Earth Wind & Fire and Roots Manuva, Sting and Mariza, and Moby and Public Enemy will be featured on the official Athens 2004 Olympics pop album, details of which were announced this week. Duets by Earth Wind & Fire and Roots M ...

  39. High-Profile Duets Stud Olympics Album

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Duets by Earth Wind & Fire and Roots Manuva, Sting and Mariza, and Moby and Public Enemy will be featured on the official Athens 2004 Olympics pop album, details of which were announced this week. Duets by Earth Wind & Fire and Roots M ...

  40. Aussie Online Stores Bring In Majors

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music has become the fifth record company to sign on for the download service from Australian telecommunication giant Telstra, BigPondMusic.com. Universal Music has become the fifth record company to sign on for the download service from ...

  41. Aussie Online Stores Bring In Majors

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music has become the fifth record company to sign on for the download service from Australian telecommunication giant Telstra, BigPondMusic.com. Universal Music has become the fifth record company to sign on for the download service from ...

  42. Cingular Offering Recorded-Music Ringtones

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cingular Wireless is now offering its users ringtones that are clips of actual recorded music by original artists from Universal Music Group, BMG, Sony Music and EMI. Cingular Wireless is now offering its users ringtones that are clips of actual r ...

  43. Cingular Offering Recorded-Music Ringtones

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cingular Wireless is now offering its users ringtones that are clips of actual recorded music by original artists from Universal Music Group, BMG, Sony Music and EMI. Cingular Wireless is now offering its users ringtones that are clips of actual r ...

  44. Wilson Phillips Reforms, Records

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wilson Phillips is reuniting for its first album in a dozen years. In May, Columbia Records will release "Pacific Coast Highway," a collection of cover tunes. Wilson Phillips is reuniting for its first album in a dozen years. In May, Col ...