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  1. iTunes App Store: 30 Billion Downloads, $7.14 Billion in Revenue

    June 11, 2012 6:07 PM EDT McDonalds used to track how many customers it had served on its store's signs, until the number grew too large; now, the signs simply read "billions and billions served." The iTunes app store is headed in the same direction. Apple T ...

  2. Business Matters: CRB, Nokia, Android, Peter Gabriel, Live365, Chris Walla and More

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- The third Jammie Thomas-Rasset trial is set for October 4. It will deal only with damages. Thomas-Rasset’s first two trials resulted in guilty verdicts. The first verdict was thrown due to misleading jury instructions. The second verdict was re ...

  3. Business Matters: Ear X-tacy, Microsoft Phone 7 Series, TuneWiki, Live Nation and More

    February 16, 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 . -- Louisville independent music retailer Ear X-tacy is in ...

  4. Briefs: CMT Impact On Sales, A Look At Zune HD

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The CMT Awards show resulted in sales bumps for winning and featured artists. Three-trophy winner Brad Paisley got a 72% increase for his song "Waitin' On A Woman" and his album "Play" jumped 52%. Percent increases, how ...

  5. Briefs: Live Nation, 'The Beatles: Rock Band,' MySpace

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Live Nation 's "No Service Fee Wednesday" is underway and people are finding out that "service fees" are separate from other fees consumers will still have to pay. This isn't much of a revelation. Live Nation said ...

  6. Briefs: Sotomayor, Ticketmaster, Eminem, Zune HD

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- More on the copyright decisions of Judge Sotomayor , President Obama 's choice for the soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Supreme Court. An example: "Congress's provision allowing for a greater award where willful infringements are fo ...

  7. Business Briefs: Music Row, Pirate Bay, CD Baby And More

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - One word you will hear a lot in 2009 is "metric." Here's a profile of RockDex, an online service that lets bands track their online buzz and the latest in a growing line of band metrics providers. RockDex provides easy-to-understa ...

  8. Reports: 30GB Zune Players Malfunction

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Multiple reports of problems with Microsoft's 30GB Zune players are flooding tech blogs today (Dec. 31). The issue - which seemed to hit a sizable number of players in the market, all at once, early this morning - seems to be that the Zunes a ...

  9. Digital Briefs: Harry Fox Agency, Melodeo, iPhone

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Publishing rights organization The Harry Fox Agency has struck a licensing deal with lyrics site TuneWiki. The deal covers both lyrics and online track streaming, and extends to TuneWiki's mobile platform. HFA's deal is commission-free ...

  10. Reports: New Zune Expected In Fall

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rumors are rife over a new version of the Zune, expected this fall. Tech blog Engadget reports a mid-October street date for new devices code-named Draco and Scorpio, including a flash-based device. Sources tell Billboard that Microsoft planned an ...

  11. Blogger, Downtown Records Team For Digital Label

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT So what do you do after establishing one of the most successful tech-news blogs on the Internet? Apparently, retire and start a record label. The New York Post reported that Engadget founder Peter Rojas is teaming up with Downtown Records to creat ...