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  1. New Twist in Apple iPod Trial: No Plaintiff

    December 09, 2014 9:45 AM EST In an unusual legal twist, a federal judge decided Monday that a billion-dollar, class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPods should continue, even though she also disqualified the last remaining plaintiff named in a case that has been on trial ...

  2. Appeals Court Won't Revive Class Action Over Apple's Digital Music Sales

    September 03, 2013 4:15 PM EDT Most consumers don't like the type of digital rights management software that makes music purchased on Apple's iTunes Store only compatible on Apple devices. Unfortunately for one consumer who attempted to bring a class action lawsuit ...

  3. Business Matters: What An Audio-Streaming Device and 3D Smartphone from Amazon Could Mean to the Music Biz

    May 09, 2013 8:46 PM EDT Amazon is developing a range of hardware products including an audio-only streaming device and a smartphone with 3D capabilities that does not require special glasses, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The development of another ...

  4. What Is iTunes Today?

    April 26, 2013 11:22 AM EDT This article first appeared in the May 4, 2013 issue of Billboard magazine, which also features our cover story on Rod Stewart's return to rock, an in-depth look at the 10th anniversary of the iTunes Music Store, our incomparable charts and ...

  5. Seven Ways iTunes Changed the Music Industry

    April 25, 2013 4:34 PM EDT In less than 10 years, iTunes has become so embedded in people’s everyday lives that it has all but disappeared into the overall fabric of our digital commerce. It’s hard to remember a time when selling a song by itself for $3.49 was an opti ...

  6. iTunes Crosses 25 Billion Songs Sold, Now Sells 21 Million Songs a Day

    February 06, 2013 7:47 PM EST Nearly a decade after Apple Inc. launched its iTunes music store, the company surpassed 25 billion songs sold. The online store, which has expanded its offerings in recent years to include digital books, games, applications, magazines, movies an ...

  7. Six Technology Trends from CES That Will Shape 2013

    January 13, 2013 1:32 PM EST Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show gives the world a preview of the flood of gadgets heading our way in the coming year and beyond. Some are incredibly silly, while others are complete game changers. All promise to make people's l ...

  8. Business Matters: MP3 Player Sales Are Dwindling -- And That's a Good Thing for the Music Business

    December 27, 2012 12:53 PM EST Falling sales of MP3 players, impacted by feature-filled smartphones, could turn out to be one of the music industry's biggest opportunities in years. It should come as no surprise that market research company Mintel announced this week that ...

  9. Apple Delays iTunes 11 Release Until November to 'Get it Right'

    October 30, 2012 7:40 PM EDT In an unusual move to postpone a previously announced product launch, Apple on Tuesday said it would not release its new iTunes software until November, a month after the company had earlier promised to deliver the update. Billboard's FutureS ...

  10. Video: Neil Young Shows off Prototype Music Player 'Pono' on Letterman

    September 28, 2012 11:58 AM EDT Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine took audio quality mainstream with Beats Electronics. Neil Young is trying to take even higher audio quality to the masses. While appearing on "Late Night with David Letterman" on Thursday, Young showed off a pro ...

  11. Business Matters: If Apple is Peaking, What Digital Services Are Next?

    September 25, 2012 11:39 PM EDT Apple has had a flurry of uncharacteristically bad news over the last few days. A riot at its Foxconn supplier in China. Weaker-than-expected iPhone 5 sales over the weekend (although sales weren't all that bad, see below). A disappointing fe ...

  12. From This Week's Billboard: Apple's iRadio Blossoms Into Internet Radio Market

    September 14, 2012 12:38 PM EDT Below is an excerpt from the feature story "Apple's iRadio Blossoms" -- an in-depth look at Apple's forays into the online radio market -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features an in-depth loo ...

  13. Business Matters: Apple Still King of Digital Music, Unveils New iTunes, iPhone, iPods

    September 12, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Apple confirmed its dominant position in its post-Jobs era Wednesday when it unveiled new versions of iPhone, iTunes, iPod Nano and iPod Touch. The new products it unveiled suggests Apple has a commitment to maintain its leadership in digital musi ...

  14. Apple Expected to Unveil New iTunes Today

    September 12, 2012 11:57 AM EDT A dead link found at Apple.com has revealed Apple is expected to unveil a new version of iTunes at its event at noon ET today. New versions of the iPod Nano and iPod Touch could also be revealed. According to the blog Pocket-lint, the search engin ...

  15. Business Matters: Global iTunes Revenue Falls in Successive Quarters

    July 25, 2012 6:35 PM EDT iTunes Expanded, But Revenue Dropped in Fiscal Q3 iTunes started showing its age as its revenue dropped $100 million to $1.8 billion in Apple's fiscal third quarter from $1.9 billion in the fiscal second quarter. The decline occurred even tho ...

  16. Amazon Cloud Player App Now Available For Apple iPhone, iPod Touch

    June 12, 2012 2:57 PM EDT The new Amazon Cloud Player App on the Apple App Store listing page. Though Amazon and Apple, two of the largest digital music retailers, have a rich history of "competition," the two competing digital retailers' relationship appear ...

  17. Music Apps For the Summer Time -- Last.fm Festivals, Blog DJs, Chart Playlists, More

    May 23, 2012 2:48 PM EDT As the thermometer consistently tops 70 degrees here in New England, it's safe to say summer is coming in . For music lovers, that means music festivals. This week's batch includes Last.Fm's Festivals app (available for Android, iPo ...

  18. Apple Posts $11.6 Billion Quarterly Profit on Sales of $39.2 Billion

    April 24, 2012 5:38 PM EDT Apple blew past expectations by reporting on Tuesday it earned $11.6 billion in its second fiscal quarter on revenue of $39.2 billion. On a per-share basis, Apple earned $12.30, up from $6.40 a year earlier and much better than the $10.02 that ana ...

  19. Neil Young: Steve Jobs Listened To Vinyl

    February 01, 2012 8:45 AM EST DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- Legendary rocker Neil Young took his campaign for higher-fidelity digital sound to the stage of a technology conference Tuesday, saying a giant of the industry was on his side: the late Steve Jobs. Young said the Apple c ...

  20. Apple Reports Record Quarterly Earnings Boosted By iPhone, Mac Sales

    January 24, 2012 7:20 PM EST In Apple's first quarterly financial report since the death of its iconic co-founder Steve Jobs in October, the technology-media behemoth said Tuesday that earnings surged 118 percent in large part due to the popularity of its newest mobile d ...

  21. Shazam Launches New Player That Includes Lyrics, Social Integration, More

    January 11, 2012 8:15 AM EST Music players typically evolve as the mediums that the music is stored upon changes over time. Turntables led to cassette players, which then led to CD players and eventually the MP3 player. Shazam is hoping the next step is the Shazam Player. The ...

  22. Steve Jobs To Receive Grammy's Trustee Award

    December 23, 2011 7:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is receiving a posthumous Grammy for his technological innovations in the arts. Jobs is among a dozen people, music groups or companies receiving honorary awards Feb. 11, the day before the Grammys. H ...

  23. Joel Resnicow, Rexly CEO, On Social Discovery Apps, Artists As Tastemakers (Video)

    December 05, 2011 6:30 AM EST Rexly CEO Joel Resnicow stopped after his presentation at the Visionary Showcase at Billboard's FutureSound conference to discuss social music discovery, tastemakers, and how his company is helping music fans to find the music they like from ...

  24. Apple iCloud Review: Don't Cut Your Cords Just Yet

    October 20, 2011 7:41 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Syncing music from your iPhone or iPad across computers has got to be one of the least enjoyable experiences in Apple's computing ecosystem. The advent of iCloud was meant to lift the headaches of this cord-reliant process ...

  25. Apple's New 'Music' App Replaces 'iPod'...And Deletes Music?

    October 14, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Say goodbye to "iPod" -- say hello to "Music." As suspected , Apple changed the name of its music player app, found on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, during its recent iOS 5 launch. It's now known simply as "Music. ...

  26. iTunes Great for Apple, But Was It For Music Biz?

    October 10, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - When Apple rolled out iTunes for the masses in the spring of 2003, the music industry was at a point of transition - and chaos. Entering the new millennium, albums were enjoying blockbuster sales of several million units for its su ...

  27. Q&A: U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Reflects on Steve Jobs' Passing

    October 07, 2011 10:36 PM EDT The Kitchen Debate: (From left) Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, U2's Bono, Apple founder and CEO the-late Steve Jobs and U2 guitarist The Edge holdeing the black-and-red U2-branded iPod, the plan for which was first negotiate ...

  28. iTunes: Music Retail's Friend or Foe?

    October 07, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Opinion in the music business is still split between those who think Apple saved record labels just when it looked like Internet piracy was about to overwhelm them and others who think the company did lasting damage to the music business by its in ...

  29. Steve Jobs Set Course Forward for Music, Movies, Books

    October 07, 2011 8:21 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Jobs made it easy for people to entertain themselves on high-tech devices, and he unveiled gadget after gadget with an effortless touch. But away from the bright lights of the stage, Jobs was a tough negotiator who took tu ...

  30. Read: Steve Jobs' Billboard 2004 Cover Story

    October 06, 2011 6:35 PM EDT On the occasion of the one year anniversary of the Apple iTunes store on May 1, 2004, Billboard ran a Q&A with Steve Jobs. Here the Apple co-founder and CEO, who seldom pulled his punches, called the legal music download market before iTunes & ...

  31. Steve Jobs Remembered by Edgar Bronfman Jr., Martin Bandier and Other Executives

    October 06, 2011 5:13 PM EDT Steve Jobs wasn't just a technological innovator - he created a role for himself and his business in the music industry that hadn't existed before. In these conversations and written remembrances from key executives in the music business ...

  32. Steve Jobs & Apple: 10 Pitch-Perfect Music Ads

    October 06, 2011 12:23 PM EDT When Steve Jobs died on Wednesday, the Apple co-founder left behind a major mark on the music industry. Since the launch of iTunes and the iPod a decade ago, Jobs and Apple's impact cannot be overestimated -- and his legacy goes beyond techno ...

  33. Steve Jobs: Watch Video of Key Moments From His Illustrious Career

    October 06, 2011 12:07 AM EDT Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday after a long struggle with cancer, leaves behind a legacy rivaled by few in the history of American technological innovation. The MacIntosh, the iMac, the iPod, iTunes and the iPhone are just the highli ...

  34. Steve Jobs 1955-2011: The Father of Digital Music, and His Legacy

    October 05, 2011 9:06 PM EDT That a man who never played an instrument or so much as sang a note professionally could be considered one of the greatest rock stars of this generation speaks to the impact Steve Jobs had on the music industry, and the legacy on it he leaves behi ...

  35. Steve Jobs In Memoriam: Remembrances and Tributes

    October 05, 2011 1:32 PM EDT October 07, 2011 | Global | Digital & Mobile | Branding | TV & Film | Retail Steve Jobs' Death May Break Internet Records, Surpass Beyonce's Pregnancy Announcement Steve Jobs wasn't just a technological innovator - he create ...

  36. Why Apple Probably Didn't Damage Its Leadership in Digital Music

    October 04, 2011 5:21 PM EDT Apple's media event on Tuesday may have lacked the "wow" moments of the past. Music played only a minor role. But music companies should look at the new products and lower prices as evidence that Apple can maintain mobile market sha ...

  37. Web Trends: Watch The New Trash Talk Video

    October 04, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Trash Talk - Burn Alive (music video) from High5Collective on Vimeo . Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trends: iPod Nano : Apple announced a new iPod Nano today iTunes Match : Apple's new iTunes feature will launch at the end ...

  38. Apple Unveils iPhone 4S, iTunes Match Set for Late October Launch

    October 04, 2011 3:08 PM EDT Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: The new iPhone 4S was introduced today at an Apple's media event held in Cupertino, Calif. It didn't have as much music focus as previous product unveilings, nor did it have Steve Jobs, but Apple's ...

  39. Who Is Tim Cook? Meet Apple's New Boss

    August 24, 2011 8:28 PM EDT Talk about a tough act to follow. Now that Steve Jobs has resigned as Apple CEO to become the company's chairman, the reigns of the company are now in the hands of Tim Cook. First of all, nobody replaces Jobs. Beside the fact that he's a ...

  40. This Week In Music Apps: Smart Guitar, Digital Accordion and iTunes for Android

    August 11, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Each week, our "This Week in Music Apps" series whets your app-etite (sorry, couldn't resist) with a satisfying slice of the most promising music app releases for Android, iOS, and your web browser. (For a taste, sample last week� ...

  41. Will Sony's New Walkman MP3 Player Win big? Or Fall Flat?

    August 05, 2011 1:40 PM EDT As brand names go, Sony's Walkman is the ultimate survivor. The brand that virtually defined the portable music market back in the days of the cassette has since endured multiple format changes through the years?from the CD, to the short-li ...

  42. Apple Smashes Q3 Earnings Estimates With Record iPhone, iPad Sales

    July 19, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The iPhone is conquering Asia, the home of its strongest competitors. Sales there nearly quadrupled from a year ago and helped Apple Inc. trump analyst expectations for yet another quarter. Apple also said iPad sales worldwide nearly doubled from ...

  43. Business Matters: Why We7 Could be the Next Pandora

    June 22, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Is We7 The Next Pandora? -- U.K. digital music service We7 could be the closest thing to Pandora outside of the U.S. With a few years of learning under its belt and a product revamped for the mainstream, and with 3 million unique users a month in ...

  44. Apple's iCloud Could Finally Make Music Pirates Pay

    June 07, 2011 7:48 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs on Monday introduced more than just a cloud storage system for songs that fans buy legitimately through iTunes. He unveiled a system that might finally get music lovers to pay for the songs they got through ...

  45. Apple Unveils iCloud with Few Surprises

    June 06, 2011 3:30 PM EDT If you've been following the speculation surrounding Apple's iCloud keynote speech today , then the details that have finally emerged proved very little in the way of surprises. Steve Jobs & Co. laid out a vast array of cloud-based p ...

  46. What Apple's Move to Control iCloud Domain and Trademark Signals

    June 02, 2011 11:54 AM EDT Apple earlier this week made the highly unusual move of forecasting the topics of Steve Jobs' keynote at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, causing many to ask… why? The answer, or at least part of it, lies in Apple's desi ...

  47. Watch Out, iTunes: Spotify Adds iPod Integration, MP3 Download Service

    May 04, 2011 11:02 AM EDT Music fans in Spotify's seven markets now have two fewer reasons to use iTunes. On Wednesday Spotify added features that allow its users manage their iPods from within the Spotify software. A post at the Spotify blog says the feature was adde ...

  48. iTunes Generates $1.4 Billion Last Quarter; Three Reasons Why Its Value Is Far Greater

    April 21, 2011 11:44 AM EDT In Apple's impressive fiscal second quarter numbers , iTunes may not have created much revenue but its value to the company is certainly more than the financial statements indicate. Apple's second quarter revenue was $24.67 billion, its ...

  49. Apple Seeks FairPlay Antitrust Lawsuit Dismissal

    April 19, 2011 1:32 PM EDT Apple is seeking to have the antitrust lawsuit filed against it over its FairPlay DRM technology dismissed. According to Bloomberg , which is following the court case, the presiding judge expects to make a decision on the request by May. Earlier i ...

  50. This Week in Apps: Tapulous' New ClubWorld, Invisible Instrument, David Bowie and Grooveshark

    April 08, 2011 7:00 AM EDT ClubWorld Tapulous, the developers of the Tap Tap Revenge series, has unveiled its first new app since being acquired by Disney last year. ClubWorld is a real-time social game in which players act as nightclub owners. Users hire bouncers, bartende ...

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