Electronics

  1. Australia's Tina Arena Splits With Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/songwriter Tina Arena have parted ways. Since signing with Sony as a solo artist 10 years ago, Arena has recorded four studio albums. Her worldwide albums Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/ ...

  2. Australia's Tina Arena Splits With Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/songwriter Tina Arena have parted ways. Since signing with Sony as a solo artist 10 years ago, Arena has recorded four studio albums. Her worldwide albums Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/ ...

  3. Tech Track

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the years since DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD) launched, these two dazzling formats have grabbed audiophiles' ears but suffered neglect from mainstream music buyers. In the years since DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD) launched, the ...

  4. Sirius Satellite Radio Swings To 1Q Loss

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Subscriber base up to 350,000. Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. returned to an operating loss in the first quarter of 2004. A year ago, a gain on debt restructuring pushed the company into the black for the first quarter. In financial statements releas ...

  5. MP3 The Choice Of Chinese Consumers: Survey

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The MP3 format is the medium of choice for China's music fans, above all physical media, a new survey reveals. Almost 82% of respondents said they preferred the MP3 format. By contrast, only 5% said p The MP3 format is the medium of choice fo ...

  6. MP3 The Choice Of Chinese Consumers: Survey

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The MP3 format is the medium of choice for China's music fans, above all physical media, a new survey reveals. Almost 82% of respondents said they preferred the MP3 format. By contrast, only 5% said p The MP3 format is the medium of choice fo ...

  7. Broadcasters Rip Analog Shutoff Plan

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The broadcast industry is attacking a plan that would bring digital TV to America by 2009. That's when the government proposes to shut off the analog frequencies that TV stations now use. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--The broadcast industr ...

  8. Competition Concerns Snag Sony, BMG

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Sony-BMG merger won't be cleared by European regulators by June 22, the initial deadline set by the European Commission to end its probe on the deal. BRUSSELS--The Sony-BMG merger won't be cleared by European regulators by June 22, t ...

  9. New DVD Players Can Filter Movie Content

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT People wanting to automatically mute the foul language in "Seabiscuit" or skip the violence in "The Patriot" have a new option -- a DVD player from RCA that filters content deemed objectionable. People wanting to automatically ...

  10. Report: RealNetworks' Glaser Wants Digital Alliance

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Founder lobbying Apple on compatibility issue. Founder lobbying Apple on compatibility issue. News ...

  11. Apple Probes Reports of iPod Mini Static

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Users have complained of noise. Users have complained of noise. News ...

  12. Apple Probes Reports of iPod Mini Static

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer Inc. is investigating complaints that its popular iPod mini is prone to static and other sound distortions when playing back music. Apple Computer Inc. is investigating complaints that its popular iPod mini is prone to static and ot ...

  13. Macrovision, Fox Extend Ties

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Macrovision has renewed a multi-year contract to provide copy protection for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Macrovision has renewed a multi-year contract to provide copy protection for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. All of Fo ...

  14. Beatles Wins Early Round In 'Apple' Wars

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles' company, Apple Corps, has won an early round in High Court against Apple Computers in their brand-name battle. On April 6, Justice Mann dismissed Apple Computers' motion to have the case LONDON--The "Apple Wars" ra ...

  15. Artemis To Release DVD Plus Title

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artemis Records will release "Jeffrey Gaines Live" on May 25 in the DVD Plus format. The set documents Gaines' Nov. 6, 2003, concert at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia. Artemis Records will release "Jeffrey Gaine ...

  16. EU Commission Pauses Sony/BMG Investigation

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has interrupted its anti-trust investigations into the proposed merger of the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann. The Commission, the executive body of the European Unio The European Commission has interrupted its an ...

  17. EU Commission Pauses Sony/BMG Investigation

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has interrupted its anti-trust investigations into the proposed merger of the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann. The Commission, the executive body of the European Unio The European Commission has interrupted its an ...

  18. Picture This

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Blu-ray Disc Founders group has announced that its High-definition (HD) DVD players will hit the United States in late 2005 or early 2006. Read Jill Kipnis' column. The Blu-ray Disc Founders group has announced that its High-definition (H ...

  19. Apple Corps Wins Motion In Apple Computer Case

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps has won a preliminary High Court skirmish with Apple Computer in their battle over use of the Apple name and logo. Apple Corps has won a preliminary High Court skirmish with Apple Computer in their battle over use of the Apple name and ...

  20. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  21. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  22. Sony Classical Ups Offenbach

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Classical has promoted Marc Offenbach to senior VP of marketing and sales. Offenbach joined the company in 1998 as VP of sales and was upped to senior VP of sales three years later. Sony Classical has promoted Marc Offenbach to senior VP of m ...

  23. UMVD Holds On To No. 1 In Q1 Market Share

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD) maintained its leadership in U.S. album market share in the first quarter, but suffered declines from its performance last year. Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD) maintained its lea ...

  24. Pixies To Offer Instant Live Gratification

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Pixies will make every show from their upcoming 15-date <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000442117">North American tour</A> avai The Pixies will make eve ...

  25. Pixies To Offer Instant Live Gratification

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Pixies will make every show from their upcoming 15-date <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000442117">North American tour</A> avai The Pixies will make eve ...

  26. Sanctuary Names Stroebele Continental Europe Prez

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a new role overseeing continental European operations. Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a ne ...

  27. Sanctuary Names Stroebele Continental Europe Prez

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a new role overseeing continental European operations. Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a ne ...

  28. Europe's OD2 sells 1 million downloads in Q1

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Europe's top digital-music service OD2 says it sold 1 million music downloads in the first quarter of 2004, showing signs that the nascent European market is beginning to take off. Europe's top digital-music service OD2 says it sold 1 mi ...

  29. Europe's OD2 sells 1 million downloads in Q1

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Europe's top digital-music service OD2 says it sold 1 million music downloads in the first quarter of 2004, showing signs that the nascent European market is beginning to take off. Europe's top digital-music service OD2 says it sold 1 mi ...

  30. Sony Unifies International Manufacturing

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Disc Manufacturing has unified worldwide manufacturing facilities outside Japan under the name Sony DADC. Sony Disc Manufacturing has unified worldwide manufacturing facilities outside Japan under the name Sony DADC. Dieter Daum, based in Sal ...

  31. Japanese Biz Starts Download Service Mora

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toshiba-EMI, Sony among labels providing repertoire. Toshiba-EMI, Sony among labels providing repertoire. News ...

  32. Japanese Biz Starts Download Service Mora

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toshiba-EMI, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and several other leading Japanese labels have licensed repertoire for a new download service, Mora, which goes live April 1. Toshiba-EMI, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and several other leading Jap ...

  33. Survey: Euro Broadband Users Primed For Downloads

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new report on European broadband use estimates that the region's market for music downloads is potentially worth &#x20AC;650 million ($801 million). The findings from Newton, Mass.-based Strategy An A new report on European broadband us ...

  34. Survey: Euro Broadband Users Primed For Downloads

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new report on European broadband use estimates that the region's market for music downloads is potentially worth &#x20AC;650 million ($801 million). The findings from Newton, Mass.-based Strategy An A new report on European broadband us ...

  35. Diggit Brings Elvis To Cell Phones

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Users can download ringtones and screensavers. Users can download ringtones and screensavers. News ...

  36. Sony Corp., McDonald's Plan Download Promo

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. is planning an ambitious download giveaway in partnership with McDonald's as part of the upcoming rollout of digital music service Connect, sources confirm. Sony Corp. is planning an ambitious download giveaway in partnership with ...

  37. Sony Corp., McDonald's Plan Download Promo

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. is planning an ambitious download giveaway in partnership with McDonald's as part of the upcoming rollout of digital music service Connect, sources confirm. Sony Corp. is planning an ambitious download giveaway in partnership with ...

  38. Sony U.K. Names Key Business Development Exec

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music U.K. has upped Pete Leggatt to the new position of GM of business development. Sony Music U.K. has upped Pete Leggatt to the new position of GM of business development. Reporting to VP of strategic marketing Graham Samuels, Leggatt take ...

  39. Best Buy, Sony Team For Promo Offer

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Best Buy and Sony Pictures have partnered for a DVD promotional giveaway offer. Best Buy and Sony Pictures have partnered for a DVD promotional giveaway offer. A 10-minute preview of Sony's "Hellboy," opening in U.S. theaters April ...

  40. Microsoft Unveils Download Service

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its music download service today (March 18) to about 100 indie label executives at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The software giant's offering Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its m ...

  41. Xingtone, Artemis Forge Distribution Deal

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Under the agreement, a free copy of X ...

  42. Xingtone, Artemis Forge Distribution Deal

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Under the agreement, a free copy of X ...

  43. EMI, Napster Support Microsoft Device In Europe

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Handheld mobile device due for launch in second half. Handheld mobile device due for launch in second half. News ...

  44. EMI, Napster Support Microsoft Device In Europe

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI and Napster have signed on as the first music companies to support Microsoft Corp.'s new Portable Media Center (PMC) in Europe, details of which were unveiled today (March 18) during the CeBIT tec EMI and Napster have signed on as the fir ...

  45. Uni, Sony To Provide Content To T-Mobile Euro Service

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST T-Mobile has struck content deals with Universal Music International and Sony Music Entertainment to sell downloads through cell phones. T-Mobile has struck content deals with Universal Music International and Sony Music Entertainment to sell down ...

  46. Sony Corp. Unveils Personalized Mobile Radio

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio" service to mobile phones that consumers can tailor to their own tastes. Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio&q ...

  47. Sony Corp. Unveils Personalized Mobile Radio

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio" service to mobile phones that consumers can tailor to their own tastes. Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio&q ...

  48. Sony Corp. Unveils Personalized Mobile Radio

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio" service to mobile phones that consumers can tailor to their own tastes. Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio&q ...

  49. Retail Track

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to be larger than Apple's or Napster's. MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to ...

  50. Retail Track

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to be larger than Apple's or Napster's. MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to ...

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