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  1. Plugged and Unplugged

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: EMI's decision in April to sell digital music without DRM sent shockwaves through the music industry -- garnering headlines, praise, and criticism for the move. But we are just now starting to see the real method behind the madness. ...

  2. Toronto Law Enforcement Raids Alleged Counterfeiting Operation

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following a six-month investigation, Metropolitan Toronto Police filed three criminal charges on July 13 against an alleged counterfeiter of music, movies, video games, electronic equipment and apparel. Owen Brown, owner of I-Man Muzik, was arrest ...

  3. New iPods To Be iPhone-Like

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT According to a prominent analyst tracking Apple's pending product line, a new line of iPods are one the way that are expected to have similar functionality, but without the phone. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster issued a research note toda ...

  4. Plugged and Unplugged

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Universal Music Group is playing an interesting game of chicken. In declining to renew its year-by-year music licensing contract with Apple in favor of an "at will" agreement, UMG is signaling that it may pull all or part of its ...

  5. Source: Universal Snubs iTunes Deal

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has refused to strike a long-term licensing arrangement with Apple's iTunes Music Store and will instead opt for "flexible," interim agreements, a source close to negotiations tells Billboard.biz. In recent day ...

  6. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Can anybody give AT&T a little love? I spend most of the last week doing countless interviews with the press who wanted to know how the iPhone was going to affect the music industry. My answer remains the same -- it won't. Not at ...

  7. Girls Aloud Seal Samsung Deal

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. division of Korean electronics giant Samsung has unveiled a new commercial deal with Polydor Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music U.K., and one of its leading female pop acts, Girls Aloud. The agreement, clinched earlier this month (J ...

  8. Apple Meets iTunes EU Deadline, Universal Wins Extension

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple met last night's deadline to respond to the European Commission's antitrust concerns over the pricing of its iTunes online music store, officials have confirmed. However, Vivendi's Universal Music Group has since been granted ...

  9. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Keep a close eye on this MusicStation subscription mobile music service that launched this week in Sweden. What a concept... for an extra $4 a month to your phone bill, you can download an unlimited amount of music to the mobile phones. S ...

  10. Electronic Ecology

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MP3 players and other digital entertainment devices may be causing the environment some stress today, but there's no reason they can't play a more positive role in the future. Here are three steps consumers and the consumer electronics i ...

  11. Lala Rolls Out Free Streaming Site, WMG On Board

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lala.com, a Silicon Valley-based digital music start-up, is launching an iPod-compatible online music service that offers free streaming song play in a bid to get customers to buy music downloads. The start-up is launching the service with Warner ...

  12. EC Extends iTunes Anti-trust Deadline

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has extended until June 20 its deadline for Apple and major record companies to respond to its anti-trust concerns over iTunes pricing. It comes two months after the Commission -- the European Union's anti-trust author ...

  13. Melodeo Plans Music Service From iTunes Playlists

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Melodeo Inc. said on Tuesday it plans to help music fans expand use of their iTunes digital music collections beyond their desktop computer and iPod by streaming songs in personal libraries to mobile phones. Privately held Melodeo, which already d ...

  14. New Devices To Give Boost To Mobile Gaming Music

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music in mobile games is merely an afterthought today, but is expected to become of greater importance as more media-centric phones hit the market. This ZDNet Asia story , reprinted in BusinessWeek, points to such devices as the Walkman series fro ...

  15. Apple Unveils DRM-Free iTunes

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple today introduced its DRM-free, higher-quality digital music store in an update to the iTunes service, called iTunes Plus. The new iTunes tier will feature music with no DRM protection technology and 256 kbps file sizes for $1.29 per track, c ...

  16. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Attack of the Amazons It's a simple equation -- make digital music interoperable and more people will sell it. That's the message coming out of Amazon.com's long-expected revelation that it will soon launch a digital music ...

  17. Coke, iTunes Team For 2 Billion Song Promo

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Coca-Cola and Apple have teamed for a 2 billion song giveaway in Europe. The promotion, which the companies are calling the biggest ever in Europe, spans 17 countries and runs from May through the end of August. To participate, consumers will rede ...

  18. Amazon Store To Sell Music Free Of Copy Protection

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday the company will launch a digital music store later in 2007 with millions of songs, free of copy protection technology that limits where consumers can play their music. The Seattle-based company said music company ...

  19. Apple Sells 100 Million iPods

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. said on Monday it has sold 100 million iPods since launching the digital media player in November 2001. Apple said its iTunes online music store has sold more than 2.5 billion songs, 50 million television shows and more than 1.3 million ...

  20. Yahoo, Sandisk Team

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Flash memory maker Sandisk Corp. said that Yahoo Inc. would provide music services for its Sansa Connect digital audio player. Sansa Connect lets users listen to typical MP3 songs, but also has a built-in Wi-Fi wireless communication connection, a ...

  21. Apple Rivals Get Boost From DRM-Free Deal

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc.'s decision to sell DRM-free downloads from EMI and indie labels in the AAC format rather than the MP3 format is creating new strategic opportunities for both rival device manufacturers and digital retailers. Come May when iTunes la ...

  22. Poll Reveals Important Next Step For MP3 Players

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While iPod and MP3 player growth continues to be impressive, a new web poll survey indicates that some users want something more in their next device: an FM radio. When asked about the most important new feature that they desire in their next pers ...

  23. Will The Other Majors Ditch DRM?

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI is the only major label to pursue a DRM-free strategy so far , but the move places increased pressure on the other majors to offer their catalogs in a similar fashion. Apple CEO Steve Jobs says the company is reaching out to the other majors a ...

  24. Confirmed: EMI, Apple Offer DRM Free Music

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has agreed to make all its current digital repertoire available free of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions with immediate effect. The move is groundbreaking for a major multinational music company, as all four majors had previo ...

  25. EC Official Says iPod May Avoid Regulation

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's top anti-trust official has indicated that Apple Computer's iPod players might escape regulation. Commission director general for competition Philip Lowe said that his services would only intervene in the case i ...

  26. EU Takes Aim At Apple Over iTunes

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT European Union consumer chief Meglena Kuneva has hit out at Apple Inc.'s bundling of its popular iPod music players and its iTunes online music store, according to German weekly magazine Focus. "Do you think it's fine that a CD play ...

  27. Puretracks To Launch DRM-free MP3s

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian digital music service Puretracks has launched a collection of MP3s without digital rights management (DRM). The MP3s are available in Canada for download at its digital music store Puretracks.com. The Puretracks MP3 catalog will initially ...

  28. Record Execs Question Jobs' DRM Position

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Record industry executives and lawyers in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards responded with skepticism to the call by Steve Jobs, Apple Computer CEO, to get rid of digital rights management (DRM) for music. While talking about online services durin ...

  29. CPCC Introduces Private Copying Tariff

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) today (Feb. 9) proposed a new private copying tariff for 2008 and 2009 to the Canadian Copyright Board, which has the authority to set tariff rates in Canada. The current private copying tariff expire ...

  30. 'Plugged/Unplugged' - Digital's Best And Worst Weekly Developments

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Plugged/Unplugged" - The best and worst digital developments of the week Plugged: NY Senator Proposes iPod Pedestrian Ban A New York State senator is proposing a bill that would find pedestrians $100 for mindlessly crossing streets whil ...

  31. Apple CEO Pushes For Labels To Drop DRM

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Apple CEO Steve Jobs released an open letter on the company's Web site calling for the major labels to abandon digital rights management. "DRMs haven't worked, and may never work, to halt music piracy," Jobs writes. Apple' ...

  32. DRM Debate Continues

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The debate surrounding the effectiveness of digital rights management continues to simmer, with the major record labels playing a "will-they-or-won't-they" game on the possibility of selling digital music sans restrictions on a larg ...

  33. Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mac computer and iPod maker Apple said Monday (Feb. 5) it settled long-simmering trademark issues with The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. company about the use of the name "Apple" and apple logos. The new settlement replaces the companie ...

  34. German, French Groups Push For iTunes Interoperability

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST German and French consumer groups have backed a Scandinavian campaign to force Apple Inc. to make its iTunes online store compatible with digital music players that compete with its iPod. Songs bought and downloaded on iTunes work with iPods playe ...

  35. Apple Loosening DRM Reins?

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Apple may be close to loosening the reins on its FairPlay digital rights management system -- the technology responsible for restricting iTunes purchased files to only other Apple products. According to a UK technology blog -- citing unnamed sourc ...

  36. Apple Reports Record Q1 Profit

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. on Wednesday (Jan. 17) posted a record profit in its fiscal first quarter, beating Wall Street estimates as earnings rose 78 percent amid strong holiday sales of its iPod music players and Macintosh computers. During the final three mon ...

  37. Universal Music CEO Hawkish On Licensing Deals

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris resents that MTV and other cable music channels built multibillion-dollar businesses around videos given away by record companies anxious to promote their artists. So when he saw his own grandson watching 50 C ...

  38. Apple Unveils Long-Awaited iPhone

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Saying the goal was "to reinvent the phone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered on all expectations today by introducing the much anticipated iPhone -- one part touchscreen video iPod, one part mobile phone, and one part "Internet commu ...

  39. Apple Faces Suit Over iPod-iTunes Link

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST As if its options woes weren't trouble enough, Apple Computer Inc. said Friday (Dec. 29) it is facing several federal lawsuits, including one alleging the company created an illegal monopoly by tying iTunes music and video sales to its market ...

  40. iTunes Music Stores Back On Track After Christmas Delays

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer Inc.'s popular iTunes music store appeared to be back to normal Thursday (Dec. 28), two days after shoppers wielding new gift cards faced long delays in downloading music on Christmas and the hours afterward. Apple officials di ...

  41. Exabre's New Music Filter Hits UK Market

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new, more widely accessible version, of online music-recommendation technology the Filter is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom towards the end of January. U.K.-based software's developer Exabre, which has an affiliate relationship ...

  42. Trade Groups Applaud Brussels' Copyright Levy Decision

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST European authors, songwriters and artist groups have welcomed the decision by the European Commission to shelve its plans to reform the copyright levy system for consumer electronics. It comes after Commission President José Manuel Barroso said mo ...

  43. Report Reveals iTunes Purchase Info

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Forrester Research just issued a report finding that only 3% of online households in the United States have bought music from iTunes in the past year. The 3% of online households that have purchased music from iTunes spent an average total of $35 ...

  44. Study: Digital Music Awareness Driven By Players

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new Jupiter Research study finds that awareness of digital music is driven by MP3 devices like the Apple iPod. As devices become more popular, more people are ripping their CDs into digital format and transferring them to their devices, the grou ...

  45. EMI To Sell Jones MP3

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI's Blue Note Records has become the latest label to experiment with selling tracks online in unprotected MP3 format. It has given Yahoo! Music permission to sell Norah Jones' new single "Thinking About You" in the unprotecte ...

  46. EU Commissioner Calls For Copyright Levy Changes

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST European Union internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy confirmed Wednesday (Nov. 29) his plans to overhaul the system of copyright levies on consumer goods that currently compensate artists in Europe. The commissioner -- who is due next mont ...

  47. UMG May Push Apple For Royalty Deal

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said Tuesday (Nov. 28) he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007. Universal was the first major record label to strike an ag ...

  48. UMG May Push For Royalty Deal With Apple

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said on Tuesday (Nov. 28) he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007. Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said ...

  49. UMG May Push For Royalty Deal With Apple

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said on Tuesday (Nov. 28) he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007. Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said ...

  50. Airlines Install iPod Docks

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple has teamed with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to offer iPod enabled in-flight entertainment. Apple has teamed with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to offer iPod enabled in-flight entertainm ...

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