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  1. Metadata Confusion Costing the Industry More than Money, Delegates Told at NARM ‘Music Biz’ Summit

    May 07, 2013 12:08 AM EDT Misspellings, multiple identities for a single artist, and multiple release dates are costing the music industry a lot of money and causing great confusion among customers, according to a day-long summit on metadata held at the NARM "Music ...

  2. eMusic Merges with E-Book Distributor K-NFB Reading

    March 18, 2013 10:44 PM EDT Online music service eMusic merged on Monday with an e-book distributor K-NFB Reading to form the new company Media Arc Inc. Media Arc "will offer a comprehensive source of more than 17 million songs, 40,000 audio books and 600,000 eBooks, ...

  3. Business Matters: Tesco to Close MP3 Store As Download Market Matures

    August 23, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Starting next week, U.K. customers will have one less legal option for buying MP3s. UK retailer Tesco has announced it will close its MP3 store on September 1. The news was first reported Thursday morning at MusicWeek . The move is clearly an atte ...

  4. Opinion: Universal-EMI Senate Hearings Filled With Misinformation, Missed Opportunities

    June 26, 2012 5:14 PM EDT Last week's Senate hearing examining the Universal Music Group's pending acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division was a symphony of mission statements, missed opportunities and misinformation. Amid it all, there were some solid ...

  5. Backbeat: Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Cathy Bauer, Darius Van Arman Bathe In the Warm Indie Glow of A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Group Rate: Some of A2IM's members: Front row (L to R): Cathy Bauer (Daptone), Glenn Morrow (Bar/None), Pat Berry (Six Degrees), Emmy Black (Bar/None), Molly Neuman (eMusic), Nydia Ines Davila (Daptone), Lori Condon (Acony). 2nd row, L to R: ...

  6. Spotify, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire Take Home First Ever Libera Awards

    June 21, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Bon Iver's self titled release took home the award for Independent Album of the Year (presented by Official.fm) and the Arcade Fire's "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" won Independent Video of the Year at the first ever ...

  7. A2IM's Indie Week Day Two: Label Execs Warn About Getting Digital Transactions In Order

    June 20, 2012 9:20 PM EDT The "Get Your Digital House In Order" panel on the second day of A2IM's indie week looked at a Kill Rock Stars/Redeye promotion with subscription service Rdio. From left to right: Kills Rock Stars' Portia Sabin explains how the ...

  8. Sean Parker: Universal-EMI Merger Is 'Good Thing for an Industry That Needs Leadership Willing to Drive Change'

    June 20, 2012 8:30 AM EDT New Music Seminar executive director Tommy Silverman (left) interviewing Spotify board member Sean Parker. (Photo: Todd Owyoung) New Music Seminar founder and executive director Tommy Silverman's interview with Sean Parker, tech titan, execut ...

  9. Q&A: eMusic CEO Adam Klein on How Subscription Services Help His Download Business @NARM

    May 11, 2012 3:35 PM EDT You couldn't swing a dead cat at the NARM convention without hearing a conversation about subscription services. Most people have a "wait and see" attitude about upstart companies like Spotify with both paid and free streaming servi ...

  10. NARM Announces New Board Members

    May 09, 2012 3:13 PM EDT NARM announced today its slate of new officers at the organization's annual convention, with the election of iTunes senior marketing manager Brent Muhle as vice chairman; Amazon's director of digital music content acquisition Craig Pape ...

  11. eMusic Launches New Android App

    April 23, 2012 8:01 AM EDT There are two things you should know about eMusic's first smartphone app: it's available only for the Android operating system, and it's pretty good. The app debuted Monday and is available in the Google Play app store. eMusic is jo ...

  12. eMusic Rolls Out Record Store Day Heat Map App

    April 20, 2012 2:36 PM EDT Saturday is official Record Store Day, which means it's almost time to implement your H2BB (home-to-business bicycle) to purchase vinyl music, if you're the type, as even relatively young digital music consumers appear to be . Record Sto ...

  13. A2IM Partners With eMusic for Fan Voting at Libera Awards

    March 21, 2012 12:15 PM EDT A2IM's newly-minted indie-centric Libera Awards (or the "Libbies," as A2IM is calling them) are partnering with eMusic to sponsor an "Up and Comer" category at the award show this June. The category will be split into two ...

  14. Domino Catalog, Including Arctic Monkeys and Animal Collective, Back On eMusic

    February 17, 2012 12:00 PM EST Domino Records has signed back on to have their music sold and streamed on eMusic in the United States. The label, whose artists include Animal Collective, Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand, joined up with eMusic back in 2008 and enjoyed the supp ...

  15. eMusic Debuts New 'eMusic Scenes' iPad App

    November 15, 2011 4:37 PM EST Music fans are probably finding it increasingly difficult not to own an iPad: Last week music-blog fans got a new Shuffler.fm iPad app; there are iPad-specific apps by Pandora, SoundHound and iHeartMusic; and Android tablets don't come close ...

  16. New eMusic Study Touts Ownership Over Streaming

    September 15, 2011 12:34 PM EDT With all the talk today about streaming music, free streaming, streaming on Facebook and more, it's important to remember that the majority of digital music users still prefer owning their own downloads. That's what music retailer eMusic ...

  17. Exclusive: Bandsintown Acquired By Cellfish

    September 15, 2011 9:45 AM EDT Bandsintown , a popular service for tracking and discovering concerts, has been acquired by mobile developer and publisher Cellfish Media for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help Bandsintown acquire a larger audience by taking advantage of Cellf ...

  18. eMusic Partners With The Echo Nest to Create eMusic Radio

    August 30, 2011 10:57 AM EDT eMusic has partnered with The Echo Nest to build new products for its digital music service using The Echo Nest's music intelligence platform. The first result of the partnership is eMusic Radio, radio programs hosted at eMusic that help list ...

  19. NARM Appoints Five New Board Members

    August 24, 2011 10:11 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has appointed five new board members. They are Christina Calio, director of relationship strategy for the media and entertainment group of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business; Alliance Enterta ...

  20. This Week In Music Apps: Groove Machines, Home Music Networks and a Classical Education

    August 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT It's a new week, which means it's time for the latest installation of Evolver.fm's "This Week In Music Apps" series featuring the most exciting, new and/or updated releases for Apple iOS, Google Android, and the web. We� ...

  21. eMusic Quietly Launches eMusic Radio

    August 12, 2011 10:06 AM EDT eMusic has quietly launched a new Internet radio feature to aid music discovery called eMusic Radio . Currently in beta, eMusic Radio gives U.S. subscribers free, non-interactive streaming of songs hand-picked by the music store's editorial s ...

  22. eMusic Aiming to Launch Cloud This Year

    June 10, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Subscription-based download store eMusic is planning to follow its competitors into the cloud in the second half of the year. The company is "hoping by Q4 of this year" to launch the cloud-based service, CEO Adam Klein told Billboard.biz ...

  23. Business Matters: Inside eMusic's Lack of Subscriber Growth

    June 09, 2011 7:44 PM EDT Inside eMusic's Lack of Subscriber Growth -- While recorded music sales have moved from physical to digital formats, eMusic's subscriber base has remained unchanged over the last four years. "It has been flat," eMusic CEO Adam ...

  24. eMusic Adds EMI Catalog -- Store Now Has All Four Majors

    May 19, 2011 11:31 AM EDT eMusic added to its catalog over 15,000 EMI albums Thursday, making it the last of the four majors to join the subscription download store. Only U.S.-based eMusic customers will be able to buy EMI titles. "There is a huge sense of momentum he ...

  25. Business Matters: Why Spotify Still Hasn't Launched In the U.S.: $$$

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Why Spotify Still Hasn't Launched In the U.S.: $$$ Why has Spotify taken so long to launch? Money, sources tell The Telegraph. "Extremely high cash advances" demanded by record labels, an unnamed senior music executive says. (No ind ...

  26. Business Matters: Spotify, eMusic, DVD Sales, Hulu

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Should Spotify Launch Without All The Majors? -- The latest rumor – just a rumor – about Spotify has the company considering a U.S. launch without one or more of the four major record labels. The ...

  27. Report: Spotify Lost $26.5 Million In 2009

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST European streaming music service Spotify, which is still hoping to launch here in the U.S. before the end of the year, reported a net loss in 2009 of $26.5 million, according to a report in Music Ally. That’s on revenues of $7.2 million from adver ...

  28. Emusic Adds Major Labels, Higher Price Tiers

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital music subscription club eMusic launched a new pricing plan this week that charges more for new music but adds tunes from major labels in an effort to broaden its appeal. In the past, the site focused on indie labels and offered discounts o ...

  29. Analysis: eMusic Gains Universal and Sony Frontline, Loses Three Indie Heavyweights

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Late Tuesday night, digital retailer eMusic sent an e-mail to its subscribers, alerting them to the fact that content from indie heavyweights Domino, Beggars and Merge will be gone from the site effective Nov. 18. While providing the basic factual ...

  30. Indies Exit eMusic

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Repertoire from Domino, Merge and the Beggars Group of labels will no longer be available on the eMusic subscription service from tomorrow (Nov. 18). The announcement was made via a statement published on eMusic's official message board and i ...

  31. eMusic To Add Universal Music Group, Change Pricing

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has licensed its catalog to eMusic, making it the third major record label available at the store. The addition of 250,000 UMG tracks will be available in November for U.S. subscribers only. Concurrent with the addition of UM ...

  32. Business Matters: Warren Buffett, Pandora, Sufjan Stevens

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- From concert promoters to record labels, people in the industry are wondering when consumer spending will return to pre-subprime loan mess levels. Earlier this week, the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that the recession official ...

  33. EMusic Nears Major Label Deals For Fall Relaunch

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT eMusic, the subscription digital music service, is close to wrapping up deals with the last two major labels in time for a planned relaunch in November, its chief executive said. The 12-year old start-up is working on deals with Vivendi's Uni ...

  34. Believe Digital To 'Upstream' Buzz Acts

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT European digital distributor and services provider Believe Digital is to roll out its premium service to unsigned buzz acts. Founded in 2004, Believe Digital claims to be the leading digital distributor and services provider to independent artists ...

  35. Business Matters: DOJ, Paperless Ticketing, Bowery Presents and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter or e-mail him at gpeoples AT billboard.com. -- While the press descends on the news that the Department of Justice is investigating Apple for possible anti-competitive behavior, only eMusic has confirmed on the reco ...

  36. eMusic Lines Up Steven Van Zandt For Rewards Program

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Steven Van Zandt will be the next artist featured in eMusic’s Access & Rewards member benefits program when 25 winners and their guests attend “eMusic Summer School with Steven Van Zandt,” an one-hour event, on Wednesday, June 16, at City Wine ...

  37. The Orchard Shows Gains, Still Posts Loss in Q1

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard showed improvements in the first quarter of 2010 , growing revenue while posting a modest net loss. The digital distributor had revenues of approximately $17.8 million, up 16.2% from $15.3 million last year. Net loss improved to $447,0 ...

  38. Analysis: CD and Downloads Are Toast? Not If You Want To Make Money Today

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Some discouraging numbers on the economics of digital music have generated a good online discussion about the future of business models. The numbers from the chart came from a January 2010 post at The Cynical Musician blog that claims "the am ...

  39. The Orchard Posts Record Revenue in Fourth Quarter

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor The Orchard reported a 9% increase in revenue in 2009, but a $14.1 million impairment of goodwill in the third quarter left the company with a loss of $17.8 million. Without the impairment, net loss would have been $3.7 million ...

  40. @SXSW Day 2: Chilton, A2IM, eMusic, Sharon Jones, And More

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chilton Dedications, Fundraiser At SXSW on Thursday morning, the Memphis Music Foundation booth at the Austin Convention Center was busy with well wishers and those curious about what would happen to the Big Star programming scheduled for the week ...

  41. Business Matters: The Orchard, YouTube, Devo, Sirius XM and more

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - The Orchard unveiled a new online data analytics tool for clients that compiles weekly sales activity from the various digital retailers it supports, including iTunes, eMusic, Verizon Wireless, Deezer and YouTube . The tool includes a geolocatio ...

  42. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Dimensional CEO/eMusic Chairman Danny Stein

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Name: Danny Stein Title: Dimensional Associates CEO and chairman/CEO of eMusic Panel: Purse Stringers: Inside the Minds of the Money Mavens (Thurs. March 4, 4:25 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.). More info at Billboardevents.com. At this moment in time, what mos ...

  43. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Dimensional CEO/eMusic Chairman Danny Stein Name: Danny Stein Title: Dimensional Associates CEO and chairman/CEO of eMusic Panel: Purse Stringers: Inside the Minds of the Money Mavens (Thurs. March 4, 4:25 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.) ...

  44. Business Matters: Ustream, eMusic, Facebook, UCLA and More

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Ustream has received a $20 million investment from Sof ...

  45. @MIDEM: Spain's SGAE Unveils 360 Project

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spain's authors' and publishers' collecting society SGAE has presented its new integral project for the music, cinema and theater sectors called SGAE 360, during the MIDEM trade fair. SGAE says its SGAE 360 project covers all the st ...

  46. eMusic Appoints Nadler Chief Marketing Officer

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Online digital retailer eMusic has announced that it has named Lee Nadler as chief marketing officer. Prior to eMusic, Nadler was founder and CEO of Sherpa Marketing Inc., a marketing consulting firm. His previous experience also includes tenure a ...

  47. Business Matters: MySpace Records, Dannie Flesher, eMusic

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- MySpace Records has reduced its staff. A source confir ...

  48. Product Test: Free All Music (Beta)

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Free All Music (FAM) is the latest online start-up to offer ad-supported music to price-sensitive consumers. FAM has signed up Universal Music Group and EMI. As any student of digital music knows, a new business model can achieve media attention f ...

  49. Business Matters: eMusic, WMG, the Indies and More

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- In Reuters' article about eMusic's addition of Warner Music Group catalog , CEO Danny Stein says the music site is looking to include streaming in its product offering in 2010. Currently, eMusic offers only MP3 downloads. A streaming ...

  50. WMG Signs Up To eMusic

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has added part of its catalog to digital music subscription service eMusic. The agreement includes 10,000 catalog titles from Atlantic Records, Rhino Records and Warner Bros. Records, as well as from independent labels distribut ...

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