IPhone

  1. Analysis: The Industry's Next 'Free' Battle

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry may have to face another battle against free music. Though the industry is looking to mobile as the bright spot for future growth, new signs point to limited interest of paid-for mobile music services. Instead, it seems, free mu ...

  2. Apple Profit Beats Expectations On iPhones, iPods

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc posted stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings as sales of its iPhones and iPod topped forecasts, sending shares up 3 percent. While the company gave a typically conservative outlook for the current quarter, with profit and revenue for ...

  3. Report Spotlights Country Radio Listener Habits

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country Radio Broadcasters and Edison Research have released their 2009 study of U.S. country listeners that was originally presented on March 6 at the Country Radio Seminar. Edison conducted over 13,000 online interviews between January 30 and Ma ...

  4. AT&T In Talks To Extend iPhone Deal: Report

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Inc is in talks with Apple Inc to extend its exclusive U.S. agreement to sell the iPhone from 2010 to 2011, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said in an interview that he plans t ...

  5. Competing Mobile Applications Open Opportunities For Media Companies

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The battle of the mobile apps is officially under way. Research in Motion's (RIM) new BlackBerry App World store made its debut at the CTIA Wireless trade show in early April, joining Google's Android Marketplace as a challenger to the s ...

  6. RIM Opens Software Store For BlackBerry

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion has launched an online store selling entertainment, games, news, and travel applications to its BlackBerry users. RIM said on Wednesday its online store was immediately available to BlackBerry owners in Britain, Canada, and the ...

  7. Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live: Smartphones Driving Ad Revenue

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Is advertising the key to making mobile content pay? That's the question that speakers and attendees of Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live conference in Las Vegas were asking themselves March 31, where the hype over the mobile enterta ...

  8. Business Briefs: EMI, Bob Dylan, Death Row And More

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - EMI is cutting back operations at its Jacksonville, Illinois, distribution center. ( Journal-Courier ) - Lala's new iPhone app previewed with text and video. "Unfortunately, it still may be a while before everyone can get their hands o ...

  9. Digital Briefs: Meloedo, Thumbplay, Spotify

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Mobile music service provider Meloedo has followed up on its streaming iPhone app for the Presidents of the United States of America with a similar full discography service for indie group State Radio. For $3, fans can buy the applications and ...

  10. Digital Briefs: Beatles To Launch Digital Service?

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - George Harrison's son Dhani Harrison says Apple Corps is considering establishing its own digital download service to sell the Beatles catalog rather than license through iTunes. - AT&T is now offering iPhones without the required two-y ...

  11. The Orchard Embraces iPhone App Tool

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard is offering it member labels and artists access to an iPhone application development program called Mobile Roadie, provided by partner Fluidesign. The company has added the Mobile Roadie program to its Artist/Label Workstation program, ...

  12. iPhone Upgrade Boosts Music Features

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple iPhone users now have more flexibility with their music catalogs and the music industry is getting a swing at new revenue streams tied to the device, thanks to an upgrade rolled out by Apple Inc. today. Of the more than 100 new features in t ...

  13. Digital Briefs: Free Downloads, Clear Channel

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - A Christmas promotion surrounding the UK launch of Amazon's digital music service resulted in the accidental release of unlimited free downloads before the glitch was found. It's not know exactly how many songs were acquired as a resul ...

  14. Apple Targets Headphone Market?

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT All those fancy new headphones flooding the market may find themselves up the proverbial creek, as Apple looks to be doing for iPod accessories what it once did with music - lock out all competitors. According to Apple rumor site iLounge, Apple� ...

  15. Digital Briefs: Chuck D, 'Idol', Dada

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Public Enemy frontman Chuck D has signed on to be a spokesman, or "ambassador" for SellaBand, the music social network that has fans investing in their favorite artists. - "American Idol" has released an iPhone app, developed ...

  16. Apple Investors Get No Satisfaction On Jobs

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc chief executive Steve Jobs wasn't even there, but at times it seemed like it was all anyone talked about at the firm's annual shareholders' meeting. In a lively, one-hour gathering at the firm's headquarters in Cupert ...

  17. Interscope Artists Launch iPhone Apps

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kyte, a digital media technology company aggressively targeting the music industry, launched a new platform, called the iPhone Applications Framework, for artists interested in developing iPhone applications. Interscope artists All American Reject ...

  18. Nokia Unveils Online Software Shop

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The world's top cell phone maker Nokia unveiled on Monday its new online software and media store, hoping to follow the runaway success of Apple's App Store. The focus of the cell phone market has been shifting to software development si ...

  19. iTunes To Add Streaming Service?

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple rumors have been quiet on the music front for a while, but an new one has popped up regarding a potential streaming service. According to AppleInsider, Apple may add a feature in iTunes 8 that will let users stream any media purchased from i ...

  20. TapTap Revenge Boosting Artist Sales

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following in the footsteps of "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band," the mobile music simulation game TapTap Revenge is driving music sales for artists licensing tracks to the game. In a recent Christian Science Monitor story , the hea ...

  21. Digital Briefs: Songbeat, GoTV, iTunes

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST - A collection of record labels is suing German digital music service provider Songbeat for copyright infringement. The service lets users search the Web for music, and download up to 25 songs a month for free. - Mobile media network GoTV has laun ...

  22. Pandora To Run Audio Ads

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pandora, the online music service that creates "radio stations" based on consumers' musical preferences, is adding something else to the mix: commercials. The service has experimented with audio ads but will now make them a regular ...

  23. Apple Profit Beats Expectations, Shares Jump

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc reported a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street's estimates, and gave an outlook that cheered investors, who sent its shares up 10 percent. The maker of the iPhone, iPods and Mac computers said on Wednesday its net profit in the f ...

  24. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Slicethepie

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Just a week after doing so for the Blackberry, Slacker has created a version of its customized Internet radio service for the iPhone. - Fan-funding site Slicethepie introduced a feature that allows record labels, artists or managers to use its c ...

  25. Digital Briefs: Lessig, Vice, Tapulous

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Lawrence Lessig on copyright laws, discussing it on "The Colbert Report." - The Orchard will provide physical and digital music distribution to Vice Music artists in North America. The first album handled under the new partnership is B ...

  26. Biz Briefs: RIAA, Disney, Sony

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST - RIAA voluntarily dismisses Atlantic Recording v. Brennan. [ Recordingindustryvspeople , via Slashdot ] - Disney Star Guitarist game uses an actual guitar with color-coded strings to teach aspiring guitarists to learn new songs. [ Wired ] - Risin ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Report: iTunes To Offer Variable Pricing, Expands DRM-Free Offering

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST With the MacWorld conference kicking off today, rumors are swirling that Apple is poised to unveil new music licensing deals with the major labels that will allow it to sell DRM-free music at variable prices. Citing two unnamed sources, CNET is re ...

  29. Best Buy Offers Used iPhones

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Retailer Best Buy Co, seeking new ways to appeal to cost-conscious shoppers, said on Tuesday it is selling refurbished versions of Apple Inc's iPhone 3G at its stores that are priced about $50 less than new iPhones. The electronics chain said ...

  30. The Year In Music & Touring: Five iPhone Apps That Will Help The Music Business

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST This was not a good year for mobile music. Ringtones sales are declining, over-the-air downloads are still little more than a blip on the radar, and the potential of ambitious initiatives like Nokia's Comes With Music is still unknown. There& ...

  31. Wal-Mart Starts Selling iPhones

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Wal-Mart Stores Inc began selling Apple Inc's iPhone on Sunday, but the popular cell phones that can surf the Web are not priced as low as some anticipated. Wal-Mart is selling the black 8-gigabyte iPhone 3G model, which also holds about 2,00 ...

  32. Pandora, Slacker Tweak Streaming Offers

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Personalized Internet radio services Pandora and Slacker are ending the year with new service offerings. Pandora is making its mobile version available for free to Sprint wireless customers. The company previously charged $3 a month for Sprint cus ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Jobs Won't Deliver Macworld Keynote

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc said on Tuesday that chief executive Steve Jobs will not deliver the keynote address at the Macworld trade show next month, reviving some investors' concerns about the state of his health and sending the company's shares down 3 ...

  35. Goldman Cuts Apple To Neutral

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Goldman Sachs downgraded Apple Inc to "neutral" from "buy" on concerns about weak consumer spending in the near-term, and risk of the stock's valuation premium coming down if iPhone sales fall short of expectations in the ...

  36. MySpace Delivers Video To Mobiles

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST MySpace users with mobile phones are about to find out if they can walk and watch TV at the same time. On Wednesday (Dec. 3), News Corp's online social network will make video clips from its members' pages available for viewing on mobile ...

  37. Apple Gears Up For Black Friday Sale

    November 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc, facing a tight U.S. consumer spending environment, is gearing up for a one-day sale on Friday and at least one analyst expects the company to offer discounts of up to 15%. The day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is the tradit ...

  38. Key Apple Exec To Exit

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tony Fadell, the man credited with creating the iPod and iPhone, is leaving Apple for personal reasons, according to the company. Fadell, who at one point was rumored to be a possible successor to Apple chief Steve Jobs, will be replaced by former ...

  39. Pink Launches iPhone App

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of the release of her "Funhouse" album on Oct. 28, Pink has introduced a free branded iPhone application. The app, released today (Oct. 24) features 30-second previews of songs on the new album, photos, news and a full discogr ...

  40. Digital Briefs: Samsung, Sims 3, Blackberry

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Samsung withdrew its bid to buy flash memory and device manufacturer SanDisk, citing "uncertainties" in financial markets. - Award-winning composer Steve Jablonsky ("Transformers") will score the theme music for the upcoming ...

  41. Strong iPhone Sales Drive Apple Q4 Profits Rise

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple has announced positive fourth quarter figures, with a 26% profit increase on the same 2007 quarter. The increased profit was driven by rising sales of its iPhone as well as strong sales of iPods and Macintosh computers. For the quarter endin ...

  42. Imeem Unveils G1 Phone Application

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following Amazon's decision to create a version of its digital music store for the new G1 phone from T-Mobile, ad-supported streaming service Imeem has unveiled it's own support for the new device. The G1 phone is powered by technology f ...

  43. Pandora Cuts Staff

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Customized Internet radio service Pandora revealed in a blog post today that it is laying off about 20 employees, reducing the company size 14% from 140 to 120 employees. Company founder Tim Westergren did not reveal any specific reasons behind th ...

  44. iPhone Launches In Russia Minus iTunes Store

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iPhone has launched in Russia, but users will have to wait at least until 2009 before they'll be able to access an iTunes Store. All three major Russian mobile networks, Mobile TeleSystems, Beeline and MegaFon, are now offering i ...

  45. Music-Based Games: iPhone Gets NIN, Rock Band AC/DC

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Artists are growing increasingly interested in creating customized versions of various music-based videogames to feature not only their music, but also their likeness and other imagery. The latest is Nine Inch Nails, which is planning to release a ...

  46. Amazon Develops MP3 Store For Google Mobile Platform

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com is expanding its digital music presence to the mobile realm by developing a version of its MP3 music store for Google's new Android mobile phone platform. The first phone compatible with the Android operating system was announced t ...

  47. Pandora Eyes iPhone For Sales Boost

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pandora is hoping to turn its massive popularity on the iPhone into an ad sales windfall with the launch of new ad platform for the device. Pandora's personalized streaming radio service is one of the more popular music applications available ...

  48. Jobs Unveils Apple's 'Thinnest' iPod

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A thin and smiling Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs launched a much thinner, curved iPod nano music player and joked about the state of his much-discussed health on Tuesday. But shares of Apple fell more than 4 percent after the presentation, ...

  49. iPhone Applications To Help Launch New Releases

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Several artists are reportedly developing iPhone applications to sell via Apple's App Store in conjunction with new album releases. Management for Fall Out Boy tell Billboard that it is working on an interactive album feature for the device i ...

  50. Nokia Set For "Comes With Music" Launch

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After months of speculation, Nokia has finally disclosed that the United Kingdom will be the first territory to offer its all-you-can-eat "Comes With Music" digital music service. The actual launch date of the service, designed to be in ...

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