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  1. Cricket Rides Muve Music Success to Nationwide Rollout

    September 22, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Cricket Communications, the wireless operator behind the surprise hit Muve Music service, is going national. The pre-paid carrier to date has operated only in select markets nationwide, 35 states and amassed some 5.7 million customers. The plan no ...

  2. Cricket's Muve Music Service Is 'Killing It,' Label Sources Say

    June 09, 2011 12:47 PM EDT While many new music subscription services continue their struggle to make a dent in the U.S. digital music market, the Muve mobile music service offered by Cricket Communications is seeing phenomenal growth, according to multiple record label sou ...

  3. Business Matters: Investor Enthusiasm for the Cloud Continues as Beyond Oblivion Secures $77 Million Funding

    March 08, 2011 8:39 PM EST Beyond Oblivion Secures $77 Million Funding -- Investments in new digital music companies are surprisingly large and frequent these days. The latest example is Beyond Obilvion . The most anticipated cloud-based music service you've never hear ...

  4. Vodafone Director @ MIDEM Claims 1 Million Paid Mobile Music Subscriptions

    January 22, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- With the collapse of Comes With Music in most Western markets, it's fair game to question how well mobile music is doing in Europe. Lee Epting, the content services director for one of the continent's larger network ope ...

  5. Muve Service From Cricket Wireless Could Have Big Impact on Mobile Music

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile companies have not fared particularly well offering their own music services. But prepaid operator Cricket Wireless hopes to buck this trend with the introduction of a new branded mobile music service called Muve, set to go live sometime in ...

  6. HMV, Orange Partner On Mobile Gaming

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is adding mobile gaming to its increasingly diverse business set-up. In the past 14 months HMV - which has become dominant in that market following the demise of music retail rivals Zavvi and Woolworths - has taken ...

  7. Vodafone To Join U.K. iPhone Battle From 2010

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone, the world's largest mobile operator by revenue, will sell the Apple iPhone in Britain from 2010, it said on Tuesday, finally sealing a deal to sell the popular phone in one of its biggest markets. Vodafone, which said recently it ha ...

  8. Orange Launches $8 Million 'Monkey' Campaign

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telco Orange has launched a £5 million ($8 million) U.K. marketing campaign for its new mobile music package, Monkey, which offers free streaming of Universal Music's catalog. The service, on which it has partnered with Universal Music and Ch ...

  9. Orange Goes DRM-Free

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Orange Music Store is to offer music free of Digital Rights Management in the U.K. in partnership with Universal Music, EMI Music and a number of independent labels. The DRM-free catalog amounts to more than 700,000 tracks and it will be " ...

  10. Telecom New Zealand Relaunches Download Store

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the relaunch of its download store, Telecom New Zealand claims to have the country's largest mobile music library. Telecom, the country's largest telco, on June 24 unveiled its new-look music store as part of the rollout of its just ...

  11. Austria Gets Unlimited Sony Ericsson Service

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson's unlimited music download service PlayNow Plus has launched in Austria. The service, powered by London-based Omnifone, is available on pre-licensed Sony Ericsson handsets in partnership with mobile network Orange, beginning wit ...

  12. Hong Kong First To Get New Omnifone Unlimited Service

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone is launching its interoperable unlimited music service for PC users in Hong Kong, where it has partnered with mobile network 3. London-based Omnifone, which powers unlimited services around the world for companies including Sony Ericsson, ...

  13. Vodafone Takes Lead On DRM-Free Mobile Music

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone is claiming it will be the first global mobile network operator to offer music free of DRM when it makes the switch to a large proportion of its Vodafone Music Store catalog for mobile and PC by the summer. Universal Music Group, Sony Mus ...

  14. MSN Mobile Launches U.K. Music Service

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Microsoft has launched a new music service that will offer U.K. consumers full-track, Realtones and music video downloads via its MSN Mobile portal. An exclusive partnership with digital music service provider, VidZone Digital Media will provide t ...

  15. MusicStation Service 'Exceeds Forecasts' Says Vodafone NZ

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone New Zealand has rung the changes at its online music services - and according to the company it is already starting to pay dividends. Last month saw the launch of Vodafone MusicStation, which provides unlimited music downloads to mobiles ...

  16. MTV And Vodafone Offer Multi-Platform "Soundbites"

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has extended its relationship with wireless carrier Vodafone by launching Vodafone Soundbites, a new multi-platform series distributed on TV, online and on mobile. The 21-episode series of three-minute "Soundbites&q ...

  17. Vodafone U.K. Launches New Music Interface

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone operator Vodafone U.K. has unveiled its "Vodafone Music" interface, which includes a song preview facility and a visual library to help users search for tracks. The service is available to download through the multi-media po ...

  18. Orange Starts Ad-Funded Download Trial

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Telecoms giant Orange has launched this week an ad-supported music download trial for users of its mobile Internet platform in the U.K. Through the Orange World platform, 800,000 of Orange's 15.6 million registered mobile customers will have ...

  19. German Court Rules On iPhone Exclusivity

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Hamburg Regional Court today ruled that T-Mobile can continue marketing the iPhone on an exclusive basis, rejecting a petition lodged by rival telecoms giant Vodafone. Vodafone had sought a ruling to prevent the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary fro ...

  20. Omnifone Arrives In Hong Kong

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, the mobile-music service provider out to challenge Apple's iPhone, entered the Asia-Pacific region live today (Oct. 22) via a deal with wireless carrier 3 Hong Kong. The 3 MusicStation, which Omnifone claims is "the first unlim ...

  21. U.K. Phone Carrier 3 To Offer UMG Catalog

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. carrier 3 will offer mobile phone subscribers the repertoire of Universal Music Group via Groove Mobile's off-portal distribution platform. The off-portal move means the customers will be able to download UMG tracks without having to sub ...

  22. Majors Cheer MusicStation's U.K. Christmas Arrival

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone U.K. has pledged to launch its MusicStation application ahead of Christmas 2007, enabling users to download unlimited tracks to their handsets for a weekly £1.99 ($4) subscription. The telecoms giant claims one million tracks licensed fro ...

  23. Vodafone To Launch Unlimited UK Music Service

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group Plc unveiled a range of new handsets and services for the key Christmas period on Monday including an exclusive music service offering unlimited tracks, to challenge the iPhone in Britain. Mobile handset makers and network operators ...

  24. Tiscali Streams O2 Wireless Fest Exclusives

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mercury Music Prize winner Badly Drawn Boy and chart-topping dance act Faithless are among the high-profile U.K. performers appearing on the exclusive "Tiscali VIP Sessions" being Webcast by Tiscali, the U.K. Internet service provider. A ...

  25. Sony BMG, Vodafone Offer Free Downloads In Spain

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain and mobile phone operator Vodafone Espana are launching a three-month summer promotional campaign which will offer Vodafone subscribers access to free downloads of 1,000 tracks from the label's catalog. The "Vodafone Summe ...

  26. O2 Eyes Up LookAtMe Video Service

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST O2 has launched Your Show, a new service which brings audio capability to LookAtMe!, the European wireless network provider's user-generated video service. LookAtMe! allows users to upload original video content, and pays the creator a fee ea ...

  27. Groove Mobile, Uni U.K. Partner On Mobile Music Store

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Groove Mobile, the Massachusetts-based international mobile-music service provider, has teamed with Universal Music U.K. to build and operate an off-portal mobile music store. The partnership, unveiled today (Jan. 22) during Midem, will allow Brit ...

  28. Groove Mobile Powers 3U.K.'s Music Offering

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST G service preps for 'bigger push.' The music service operated by 3U.K., Britain's pioneering 3G (third-generation) network, is now being powered by U.S.-based Groove Mobile. Groove Mobile replaces French-originated service provider ...

  29. Vodafone In Japan To Give Away iPods

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod nano as a package with one of its handsets. Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod ...

  30. Vodafone In Japan To Give Away iPods

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod nano as a package with one of its handsets. Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod ...

  31. Vodafone Extends Brand To Music Awards Gala

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's biggest wireless-phone operator, is boosting its brand's presence in the music industry with the launch of the Vodafone Live! Music Awards on Oct. 11. The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's ...

  32. Vodafone Extends Brand To Music Awards Gala

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's biggest wireless-phone operator, is boosting its brand's presence in the music industry with the launch of the Vodafone Live! Music Awards on Oct. 11. The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's ...

  33. Chili Peppers, O2 Heat Up On Mobile Campaign

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has linked up with British mobile operator O2 for a promotional and marketing campaign that sees the Red Hot Chili Peppers distributed for the first time via mobile phones. Warner Music U.K. has linked up with British mobile oper ...

  34. O2 Gears Up Mobile Music Activities

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deals with Universal, Sony BMG. U.K.-based wireless operator O2 is enhancing its music offering through a host of content partnerships. In what it boasts as one of the "most significant music licensing deals to date," O2 today (Feb. 13) ...

  35. O2 Gears Up Mobile Music Activities

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based wireless operator O2 is enhancing its music offering through a host of content partnerships. U.K.-based wireless operator O2 is enhancing its music offering through a host of content partnerships. In what it boasts as one of the "m ...

  36. SFR To Launch New Mobile Subs Service

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST It will propose unlimited downloads to handsets. French mobile telephone operator SFR is about to announce imminently the launch of an unlimited music download subscription service for mobile phones, Billboard.biz has learned. According to sources ...

  37. Vodafone Unveils Personalized Radio Service

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Vodafone Radio DJ' to roll out in 20 markets. Mobile phone giant Vodafone is entering the international wireless streamed-radio sector with the introduction of a new service accessible via handsets and home computers. Vodafone Radio DJ ...

  38. Vodafone Unveils Personalized Radio Service

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mobile phone giant Vodafone is entering the international wireless streamed-radio sector with the introduction of a new service accessible via handsets and home computers. Mobile phone giant Vodafone is entering the international wireless streamed ...

  39. Mobile Downloads Begin In Oz

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The mobile download market has taken a leap forward in Australia. From today (Dec. 21), users of telecommunication company Optus's 3G (third generation) service can download music tracks and videos to The mobile download market has taken a le ...

  40. Mobile Downloads Begin In Oz

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The mobile download market has taken a leap forward in Australia. From today (Dec. 21), users of telecommunication company Optus's 3G (third generation) service can download music tracks and videos to The mobile download market has taken a le ...

  41. UMGI Rings Up Content Deal With Vodafone

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International has formed a long-term strategic alliance with Vodafone, Europe's biggest international wireless carrier, to distribute innovative music-related content. Universal Music Group International has formed a lon ...

  42. UMGI Rings Up Content Deal With Vodafone

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International has formed a long-term strategic alliance with Vodafone, Europe's biggest international wireless carrier, to distribute innovative music-related content. Universal Music Group International has formed a lon ...

  43. Vodafone Scoops Top Prize At Mobile Awards

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone's full-track music download service clinched the prestigious mobile music award last night (June 15) at the second annual Mobile Entertainment Awards, held at Earl's Court in London. Vodafone's full-track music download ser ...

  44. Vodafone Scoops Top Prize At Mobile Awards

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone's full-track music download service clinched the prestigious mobile music award last night (June 15) at the second annual Mobile Entertainment Awards, held at Earl's Court in London. Vodafone's full-track music download ser ...

  45. U.K.'s Orange Pushing Mobile Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Campaign includes live-music sponsorships. U.K. cell-phone operator Orange today (March 31) unveiled its biggest campaign yet to encourage consumers to access mobile music. The "Find Music" initiative, which kicks off tonight with an eve ...

  46. U.K.'s Orange Pushing Mobile Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. cell-phone operator Orange today (March 31) unveiled its biggest campaign yet to encourage consumers to access mobile music. The "Find Music" initiative, which kicks off tonight with an event at U.K. cell-phone operator Orange today ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Musiwave Opens For Business In Asia

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Musiwave, which provides wireless music to European telecommunications companies, has launched a subsidiary in Hong Kong. The move, according to Paris-based Musiwave, is an integral part of a worldwid Musiwave, which provides wireless music to Eur ...

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