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  1. Business Matters: Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow Could Sell a High-Priced Digital Album...

    March 10, 2011 7:43 PM EST Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow Could Sell a High-Priced Digital Album… -- In response to my post on a hypothetical breakeven point for a $900,000 Gwyneth Paltrow album deal, I got an e-mail from an executive regarding the profit margin on digital albums an ...

  2. Kazaa Announces App-less Mobile Music Streaming, Avoids Apple Subscription Fees

    March 07, 2011 3:45 PM EST Shares of Atrinsic more than doubled after the company announced its popular Kazaa digital music service could be accessed without an application, in a move that could help it skirt Apple Inc's plans to take a cut of revenue generated from sa ...

  3. Analysis: What Apple's iPad 2 Means For The Music Industry

    March 03, 2011 6:20 PM EST Wednesday's unveiling of the iPad 2 wasn't much of a surprise, as most everyone following Apple knew it planned to announce an update to the tablet device. What follows now is an analysis of what the new device means. Apple has an uncann ...

  4. Steven Tyler's AppSoLewdly: the Week in Apps

    March 03, 2011 1:56 PM EST -- Steven Tyler's AppSoLewdly Aerosmith front man and American Idol judge Steven Tyler has added app entrepreneur to his resume with the release of the iPhone app "Steven Tyler's AppSoLewdly," available now on iTunes. The $3 ap ...

  5. iPad 2's Great Music Leap Forward: GarageBand

    March 03, 2011 11:55 AM EST The GarageBand app for the new iPad 2 offers nine different amp options. The musical possibilities of what can be accomplished with the iPad just took a huge leap forward. On Wednesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPad 2. During his presen ...

  6. Apple -- And Steve Jobs -- Unveil iPad 2, Garage Band App

    March 02, 2011 2:57 PM EST At a special press event today in San Francisco, Apple unveiled the next generation of the iPad, dubbed the iPad 2 . Unlike past events, this reveal was not much of a surprise, since Apple hinted at it pretty clearly in the invitations sent out fo ...

  7. New iPad to Launch Today With or Without Steve Jobs

    March 02, 2011 7:48 AM EST More than a year after igniting the tablet computing craze, Apple Inc was preparing to unveil the second version of its blockbuster iPad on Wednesday -- possibly minus lead showman Steve Jobs. Plenty has changed over the course of the year. Credit ...

  8. Thanks Dr. Dre And Gaga: Celebrity Endorsements Boost Headphone Sales

    February 25, 2011 5:05 PM EST Celebrity endorsements are behind increases in headphone sales , says a new report by market-research company the NPD Group . That's good news for artists with headphone lines such as Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Ludacris and Diddy. Las ...

  9. Business Matters: Motorola Gets Cloud Fever, Invests in Catch Media

    February 25, 2011 4:52 PM EST Get the lowdown (below) on the music offerings at this week's Launch conference in San Francisco. Business Matters: Motorola Gets Cloud Fever, Invests in Catch Media -- Motorola has made a strategic investment in cloud storage and playback se ...

  10. Exclusive: Island Def Jam, Echo Nest Launch Groundbreaking Music Licensing Pact For Apps

    February 24, 2011 6:00 AM EST Just go to any Music Hack Day -- like the recent ones in New York and at the MIDEM conference -- and meet the developers there working for free to create new and innovative music apps (many of which never see the light of day), and it becomes imme ...

  11. Pocket Hipster, New Snarky App From Echo Nest, We Are Hunted Debuts

    February 23, 2011 10:34 AM EST Music intelligence company the Echo Nest has announced a partnership with Australian web app development company We Are Hunted to produce a snarky new app called "the Pocket Hipster." If users can't make the trip to Williamsburg or ...

  12. Apple iPad Launch Slated for March 2, Source Says

    February 23, 2011 7:44 AM EST Apple Inc is expected to launch its new iPad on March 2, contrary to speculation of a delay of the latest version of the popular tablet computer. One person familiar with the matter said recent speculation about a delay until June was "simply ...

  13. Interscope's Jimmy Iovine Fighting the 24-Bit Fight

    February 22, 2011 4:59 PM EST Interscope chairman/CEO Jimmy Iovine is not taking any break away from his fight to increase the quality of digital music. In a CNN article , he reiterates his desire to get the labels to supply Apple and other digital retailers with 24-bit high-f ...

  14. U.S. and EU Regulators Eye Apple's New Subscription Plan

    February 20, 2011 11:28 AM EST U.S. and European regulators are keeping tabs on Apple Inc's plans to take a cut of the revenue generated by the sale of online subscriptions through its App Store following concerns voiced by publishers. Some app makers are unhappy with Appl ...

  15. Sony 'Has No Intention Of Withdrawing From iTunes,' Exec Says

    February 17, 2011 1:40 PM EST Sony won't be leaving iTunes any time soon, said a Sony executive following reports last week that the company would leave the world's largest music store. "Sony Music as I understand it has no intention of withdrawing from iTunes, ...

  16. Apple Subscription Panic: Mulligan, Purdham Urge Calm

    February 17, 2011 12:49 PM EST If you've picked read the news in the last 24-hours - from Billboard.biz to tech and national press - you may have noticed that Apple has set off a wave of fear and trepidation. Wednesday's news of Apple's decision to take a 30% cut ...

  17. Apple's New Subscription Rules Could Kill Streaming Music Services

    February 15, 2011 3:37 PM EST Apple today introduced the ability to let app developers charge for in-app content on a subscription basis. While this development is a major boon for developers looking for new ways to monetize their products, it could have devastating affects on ...

  18. Business Matters: Even Higher-Priced Albums Enjoying Grammy Bump

    February 14, 2011 5:12 PM EST Even Reasonablys-Priced Albums by Mumford & Sons & Florence & The Machine Enjoying Grammy Bump -- On Monday morning, Grammy-driven demand was trumping the benefits of low prices. The morning after the Grammys telecast, Mumford & So ...

  19. Apple Music-Streaming Rumors Heat Up

    February 14, 2011 12:10 PM EST Apple's plans for a potential streaming music service have been a point of discussion and speculation for more than a year now, ever since it acquired and subsequently shuttered streaming music service Lala in December of 2009. But news leaki ...

  20. Beatles Launch A Mobile App With 'Love'

    February 08, 2011 1:04 PM EST Do-It-Yourself mobile app platform Mobile Roadie scored a huge win by powering a mobile app for "The Beatles: Love" -- the soundtrack for the Cirque du Soleil show -- which went live on the iTunes App Store today. The free app streams 30 ...

  21. Verizon iPhone Pre-orders Sell out

    February 04, 2011 7:05 AM EST Verizon sold out of iPhones pre-orders less than a day after it began allowing current customers to order the Apple smartphone, according to Mashasble.com A note on the telecommunication's website confirmed that Verizon is "no longer tak ...

  22. Business Matters: Homeland Security Shutters Sports Sites Before Super Bowl

    February 02, 2011 2:35 PM EST Homeland Security Shuts Down Sports Sites In Advance of Super Bowl -- With so much attention going to piracy of music, television and film content, it's easy to forget that sports are a heavily pirated good as well. The fact hasn't been ...

  23. The Beatles Bring The 'Love' To iTunes, New Announcement Coming Soon

    February 02, 2011 10:55 AM EST The Beatles are continuing their digital run at iTunes, now providing digital copies of the "Love" Cirque du Soleil album and the making-of documentary available for pre-sale. This is the first time that the compilation has been made ava ...

  24. Verizon On The Horizon: Apple Releases iTunes Update

    January 28, 2011 8:05 AM EST On Thursday Apple released iTunes 10.1.2, the latest update for the company's popular music and media management system. While stability and performance improvement are ostensibly the reasons behind the new edition, several of the upgrades po ...

  25. MIDEM's 2011 Startup Winners: Next Big Sound, Jammbox, Shuffler.fm

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- Startup companies, investors, and interested attendees jammed the MidemNet Lounge here for three days to get a look the emerging companies shaping the digital music future. 150 startup companies were represented at the event, acc ...

  26. Apple App Store Hits 10 Billion Downloads

    January 22, 2011 12:00 AM EST Apple says that its app store has hit the 10 billion downloads mark. The milestone, announced on Apple Inc.'s website Saturday, arrives as the company's hugely popular smart phone is likely to become even more popular with the addition n ...

  27. Why Is Apple's Ping Lagging Far Behind Facebook?

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST When Apple launched Ping in September, it was expected - in some quarters - to revolutionize music discovery. Representing the optimism at the time, Wired bravely deemed it "too big to fail" and immediately declared it a social powerhous ...

  28. Music Apps Lead Apple's Nearly 10 Billion Downloads

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Apple is closing in on 10 billion apps downloaded via the App Store -- complete with a $10,000 iTunes gift card for the lucky user who makes the milestone-setting download -- and in the process is revealing which apps have done the most to help re ...

  29. Apple Announces Whopping $6 Billion Profit, Record Growth

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST News of Steve Jobs' second medical leave of absence was balanced by a record quarterly revenue and profit from Apple announced today . The company posted revenue of $26.74 billion in the quarter ended December 31, 2010, up 71% and the highest ...

  30. Sony & Universal Announce 'On-Air On-Sale' Release Policy

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Filed in the "better late than never" category is the decision by Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group to start making singles available for sale the same day they're released to radio. Called "on air, on sale,&qu ...

  31. Apple CEO Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a medical leave of absence so he can focus on his health. He says he will continue as CEO and be involved in major decisions but has asked chief operatin ...

  32. Watch: The Daily Show Celebrates Verizon's Apple iPhone Deal -- Loudly!

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST "Today, our long national nightmare is over," Jon Stewart said on last night's Daily Show (video below), referring to yesterday's announcement that starting in February Verizon will begin providing service for the Apple iPhone. ...

  33. Verizon to Begin Selling iPhone Next Month

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST The rumors were true: Verizon Wireless today announced it will begin selling Apple's iPhone, ending rival AT&T's three-year exclusive on the iconic device. Verizon will carry the existing iPhone 4, not some new iPhone model. Pre-orde ...

  34. Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs to Unveil iPad-Only Newspaper Next Week?

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple head Steve Jobs will reportedly appear onstage together next week to unveil The Daily, the much anticipated iPad-only newspaper. According to a report on Yahoo's The Cutline blog , the two CEOs will laun ...

  35. If Verizon Gets the iPhone: Five Questions to Ask ...

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST If the rumors swirling throughout the Internet are true, Verizon will announce tomorrow that it will, at long last, start selling Apple's iPhone by the end of the month. What we know for sure is that Verizon is holding a press event, although ...

  36. Business Matters: Amazon Preps Android App Store; 2010 Country Music Sales Better Than Overall Music Sales

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Amazon Preps Android App Store -- Amazon is prepping an Android app store of its own, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday just as Apple today announced it was launching an app store for its Macintosh computers and iPads. The lure is obvious beyond th ...

  37. Apple Launches App Store for Its Mac Computers and iPads

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc is launching an applications store for Mac computers, replicating a model that proved wildly popular on its iPhones. Apple is hoping to capitalize on Macs' surging sales as it aims to change the way software is sold for its computer ...

  38. Forrester: iPad Not Death Sentence for Kindle

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Despite its color, sexy design and fancy apps, the iPad is not a Kindle killer-in fact, both devices will enjoy robust growth in 2011. According to a new report issued by Forrester, tablet computer sales should skyrocket this year, jumping over 13 ...

  39. Business Matters: It's 2011, Where is Spotify?

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST It's 2011, Where Is Spotify? -- 2011 is here and Spotify has not yet launched in the U.S. At the onset of 2011, writers are reviewing their January 2010 predictions that Spotify would soon launch in the U.S. They are thinking back to the many ...

  40. 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Preview: Tablets, Smartphones & Biz Markie

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST The ringing in of the New Year is now behind us, which means only one thing-CES is just around the corner. The International Consumer Electronics Show -- as it officially is known -- runs from Jan. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas and sets the stage for the yea ...

  41. Google Building Digital Newsstand To Compete With Apple

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Inc has approached several magazine publishers about creating a digital newsstand, in a move that could open a new front in the Internet company's rivalry with Apple Inc, according to a news report. The digital newsstand would provide ...

  42. Malfunctioning iPhone Alarm Clock Brings Oversleeping to Asia and Europe

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Some iPhone users in Asia and Europe complained of malfunctioning alarms on the first working day of 2011, even after Apple reassured users that its phones' built-in clocks will work from Monday. Bloggers, Facebook and Twitter users complaine ...

  43. Apple Noticeably Absent at This Week's Consumer Electronics Show

    January 02, 2011 12:00 AM EST What do you call it when you have 120,000 people and an elephant in the room? The International Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks off this week in Las Vegas. The elephant is Apple Inc. It won't be at the show this year, but its tablet co ...

  44. Analysis: Is Kid Rock Making Millions By Not Selling His Music on iTunes?

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Is Kid Rock better off not selling his new album "Born Free" and its single tracks on iTunes? After doing the rough calculations, I've concluded that if his new album were available on iTunes, overall revenue would likely be signifi ...

  45. Business Matters: Xmas Digital Music Sales Up Slightly; iPad Not Magazine Industry's Savior

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sales Up Over Christmas, But Down Year-Over-Year -- Digital sales were up slightly Christmas week 2010 but showed the same signs of a slowdown that has been evident throughout much of the year. Digital track sales were down 2% from the same week i ...

  46. Apple Reportedly Prepping Three Versions of New iPad

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple is planning to release three versions of the iPad 2 next year, Taiwanese newspaper Digitimes reported, citing anonymous sources. The company could begin mass production sometime in January for a launch projected by the end of the first quart ...

  47. Android MP3 Player Leak Suggests Google Is Gearing Up To Challenge Apple iTunes; Can A Google Music Store Or Cloud Service Be Far Behind?

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google-owned Android phones are doing a fine job of grabbing market share without a killer MP3 music player like iTunes. With an improved MP3 player, however, Android could make significant inroads on the iPhone as the device of choice for music l ...

  48. Apple Sued Over Apps Sharing User Information With Third Parties, Lawsuit Names Pandora Radio

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple is the target of a class action lawsuit over the way its apps share personal information with outside parties, according to a Bloomberg report . The lawsuit comes a week after a Wall Street Journal article about user information being shared ...

  49. Business Matters: iTunes & Tap Tap Revenge 4 Have Very Merry Christmas

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST iTunes Page Sees Christmas Boost -- The iTunes download page was the eighth most popular web page on Christmas day, as ranked by Alexa.com. That rank is on pace with previous years -- it was No. 7 and No. 8 on Christmas in 2008 and 2009, respectiv ...

  50. Business Matters: Will Apple and Google Bid on EMI?

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Will Apple and Google Bid on EMI? -- Now that Citigroup's takeover of EMI seems to be a near certainty, it's time for the pundits to ponder possible acquirers. If history offers any lesson it is that Apple and Google will be frequently c ...

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