Internet radio

  1. Analysis: Streaming's Impact On Download Sales

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST What does streaming music do to download sales? It's a question that gets to the heart of the future music industry. Today, downloads are the dominant source of digital revenue, but far more revenue will come from webcasting and on-demand mus ...

  2. Business Matters: FCC's Broadband Plan, The Beatles, Pandora, EMI and More

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- On Wednesday, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski discusse ...

  3. Eyeball.fm Launches Streaming Locker, Radio Service

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Licensing music for an on-demand streaming music service can be expensive, so companies like the new Eyeball.fm are finding creative workarounds that allow them to operate a digital music service without the same functionalities as their more expe ...

  4. Radio Companies Give Boost To TargetSpot Ad Network

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Four new radio companies will contribute inventory to TargetSpot, the largest online radio ad network, and its network of more than 75 terrestrial and online radio partners. The radio companies, Tribune Broadcasting, Emmis Radio, Lincoln Financial ...

  5. Senate Panel OKs Bill To Make Radio Pay Fees

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Legislation to make radio stations pay royalties to performers when they broadcast their music won the Senate Judiciary Committee's approval Thursday. Satellite radio, Internet radio and cable TV music channels already pay fees to performers ...

  6. Blog Network MOG To Add New Web Site Services

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music-focused blog network MOG expects to add a music streaming, download and Internet radio service to its site by Thanksgiving, according to a company announcement. Dubbed MOG All Access, the music service will be fully Web-based and cost $5 per ...

  7. Op-Ed: Working Together To Save The Music

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Record labels took another shot to the gut Aug. 21, this time from the Second Circuit Court's ruling in Arista Records, et al. v. Launch Media. The court held that Yahoo's Launchcast wasn't an interactive service as defined by the C ...

  8. Business Matters: CRB, Imeem, Pearl Jam, MySpace

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A federal judge has denied a motion by Live365.com that challenged the constitutionality of the Copyright Royalty Board . Members of the Copyri ...

  9. TargetSpot Flips Switch On Internet Radio Ad System

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following months of development, TargetSpot launched TargetSpot Analytics on Wednesday (Sept. 16). The system is the first tracking and reporting service that can measure listener behavior after they hear an Internet radio ad, whether the listener ...

  10. Digital Briefs: Live365, CRB, Napster, Live Nation

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Internet radio provider Live365 , one of the few webcasters to turn down the recent SoundExchange compromise agreement for streaming royalty rates, is taking a decidedly different approach to the ongoing dispute - by challenging the constitutio ...

  11. SoundExchange, Public Broadcasting Reach Deal

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have announced an agreement to govern royalty rates for webcasting through 2015. Under the agreement, CPB will pay SoundExchange a total of $2.4 million for the term 2011-2015, based upon a ...

  12. Katz 360 To Represent Pandora

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Katz 360 Sales signed an agreement with Pandora to represent a significant portion of Pandora's digital audio ad inventory, the companies announced Monday (Aug. 3). The deal underscores Pandora's recent commitment to expand its inventory ...

  13. Digital Briefs: Pandora, Microsoft

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Personalized Internet radio service Pandora has raised $34 million in its latest funding round, bringing the total amount raised in it's nine-year existence to $64 million. While the news of the investment comes just days after the company ...

  14. SoundExchange, Web Radio Services Reach Agreement

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange has reached an agreement on the long-simmering Webcaster royalty dispute with several Internet radio services that dramatically reduces the per-stream payments from those set by the Copyright Royalty Board in March of 2007. The new a ...

  15. YouTube Welcomes PRS Rate Cut

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has reacted positively to U.K. authors rights body PRS for Music's new performance right rates for streaming services in the United Kingdom, but discussions about a new licensing deal are ongoing. YouTube began blocking premium music ...

  16. Analysis: What Can Replace Falling CD Revenues?

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. album sales are down 13% through May 10 and industry insiders and watchers are wondering what can close the gap and end the slide of recorded music revenue. CD sales are down 19.3% during this period, translating to roughly $270 million in lo ...

  17. Study: Online Radio Audience Grows To 42 Million Weekly

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There is good news in the radio industry: online radio is gaining in popularity. The number of Americans that tune-in weekly to online radio grew to 42 million, up from 33 million in 2008. Stuck in the 11 to 13% range for the past three years, wee ...

  18. No Deal Reached For DIMA, SoundExchange

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Digital Media Association and SoundExchange have failed to come to a compromise agreement on Internet radio royalty rates, setting the stage for a potentially massive realignment of the Internet radio industry. DiMA represents such companies a ...

  19. NAB, SoundExchange Agree On Streaming

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and SoundExchange announced Monday (Feb. 16) an agreement on Internet streaming rates for local radio stations that simulcast programming over the Internet or that create new stand-alone Internet stat ...

  20. Artists, Pols Rally For Performance Rights Act

    February 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST A Grammy Town Hall meeting tonight (Feb. 6) sought to kick off a grassroots movement aimed at passage of the Performance Rights Act, a bill re-introduced two days ago that would require U.S. terrestrial radio stations to pay performance royalties ...

  21. SoundExchange Makes New Settlement Offer To Webcasters

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST With the Feb. 15 deadline to reach a compromise on webcasting royalty rates approaching, SoundExchange has made a new settlement offer to small webcasters, Billboard.biz has learned. Under the terms of the deal, different rates are being offered t ...

  22. SoundExchange, CPB Agree On New Royalty Rates

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST SoundExchange and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have come to terms on new Internet royalty rates after almost a year of negotiation. According to the deal, SoundExchange will collect a one-time payment of $1.85 million to cover all royal ...

  23. Yahoo Restructures Internet Radio Operation

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Chalk up another Internet Radio casualty courtesy of the new royalty fee structure. Yahoo Music, once the top music destination on the Web, is handing over the bulk of its Launchcast Internet radio operations to CBS Radio. Under a deal closely res ...

  24. Canada Extends Online Royalties

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canada has extended music royalties to broadcasters on the Internet in a move that will encompass commercial TV and radio station Web sites, as well as electronic gaming sites and online radio stations. But the Copyright Board of Canada stopped sh ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Online Retailers Await Royalty Decision

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Copyright Royalty Board is scheduled to vote whether to increase royalty rates on digital downloads this Thursday. The outcome of the vote is likely to have a major impact on such digital retailers as Apple iTunes and Amazon.com as its hike on ...

  27. Senate Passes Webcaster Settlement Act

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Senate passed the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008, sending it to President Bush's desk for signature two days after the U.S. House of Representatives okayed the bill. The bill allows for SoundExchange, on behalf of copyright owners ...

  28. Webcasters Welcome House Vote On Royalties Negotiation

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio stations can extend their negotiations with labels and artists over performance royalties following a key vote in the House Of Representatives. The legislation, H.R. 7084, was passed on Saturday night (Sept. 27) and now moves to the ...

  29. Industry, Online Services Reach Royalty Deal

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recording industry, music publishers and online music services have revealed the details of a landmark royalty deal for streaming and limited downloads of music, which was first announced June 18 . The agreement proposes a mechanical royalty r ...

  30. Pandora To Shut Down Service?

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Personalized Internet radio service Pandora is, again, threatening to shutter the service in the wake of new licensing fees due SoundExchange, under the recent Copyright Royalty Board licensing system. Founder Tim Westergren tells the Washington P ...

  31. Social.fm No More

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Self-styled "P2P radio" network Social.fm has gone out of business. A visit to it's Web page merely states "The Company is unfortunately no longer in business and therefore cannot continue its service to you." It closed Ju ...

  32. Clear Channel, Katz Team For Online Offering

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio has teamed with Katz Media Group to create a behemoth online radio network that combines the two companies' affiliates with various independent Internet stations. The Katz Online Network, as it is called, will facilitate a ...

  33. House Committee Approves Performance Rights Act

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property today approved the Performance Rights Act (H.R. 4789), which will establish that terrestrial radio should compensate recording artist with a perfo ...

  34. Last.fm Loses Warner Music Group

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has pulled its music from Last.fm’s free on-demand music streaming service in an apparent dispute over compensation rates. Last.fm began removing Warner artists from its service earlier this week at the label’s request, accordin ...

  35. Six Questions With Pandora Founder Tim Westergren

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) issued its new statutory rate structure for Internet radio broadcasters last year, one of the leading voices opposing the new system was Pandora founder Tim Westergren. The issue has faded from the forefront ...

  36. Clear Channel Expands Online Plan, Eyes Pandora Link

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following up on its erockster Internet radio initiative during Coachella , Clear Channel is expanding its online presence with a number of new services -- including a personalized radio player, lyrics page, and widget strategy, among others. Clear ...

  37. Report: Online Music Radio Listening Up 26% In 2007

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Time spent listening to online music radio was up 26% last year, with the segment logging 4.85 billion listening hours in 2007, according to a research report out from AccuStream iMedia Research. AccuStream's "Net Music Radio 2007-2010: ...

  38. Last.fm, Majors Finalize Deals

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Last.fm, the music-based social network now owned by CBS, has finalized licensing agreements with all four major record labels, as well as a number of independents labels and their aggregators. The service now allows free, on-demand streaming of u ...

  39. Pandora Closing UK Service

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Personalized Internet radio service Pandora is closing its last non-US service next week, citing royalty fees too high to remain operational. The development came to light in an e-mail to members from co-founder Tim Westergren. "Both the PPL ...

  40. DiMA, Publishers Clash Over Rights

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST A major battle is erupting between some digital media companies and major music publishers, which may lead to federal litigation, Billboard.biz has learned. The Digital Media Assn. filed a brief late today in a royalty rate-setting proceeding argu ...

  41. Copyright Board Sets XM, Sirius Royalty Rates

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board today decided new royalty rates for sound recordings broadcast via satellite radio stations. The rates set the amount that XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio must pay to SoundExchange, the non-profit org ...

  42. Small Webcasters Signing SoundExchange Deals

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange is reporting that 24 small webcasters have signed agreements accepting settlement terms to pay royalties for streamed recordings at rates lower than those set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) earlier this year. The agreements cov ...

  43. Large Webcasters To Enhance Royalty Reporting

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following the deal reached earlier today over crucial terms covering large webcasters' royalties they must pay to stream recordings over the next few years, the Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) revealed that its member services will begin providing ...

  44. Major Labels, Large Webcasters Reach Agreement

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels and SoundExchange have just reached a deal with the large webcasting services over crucial terms covering royalty rates that webcasters must pay to stream sound recordings through 2010, Billboard.biz has learned. Under the deal ...

  45. SoundExchange Offers Small Webcasters Deal

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange is offering an olive branch of sorts to smaller Internet radio outlets as part of an ongoing negotiation over royalty rates. Under the new proposal, webcasters who make less than $1.25 million in total yearly revenue can continue pay ...

  46. Clear Channel Revises Indie Contract

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel has revised its online agreement for indie artists and labels who want to upload their music to be considered for broadcast and digital downloading. The agreement, which came under the spotlight when the American Assn. of Independent ...

  47. Bill Tries To Delay Webcasters' Due Date

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two U.S. representatives introduced a bill last night as a final attempt to postpone the July 15 due date for Internet radio webcasters and simulcasters to begin paying new royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) for sound recording ...

  48. Court Denies Webcasters Petition

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A federal court has denied a petition to delay the July 15 due date of 2006 royalty payments Internet Radio outlets must pay SoundExchange under the new rates, set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) May 1. However, the decision does not affect t ...

  49. Execs, Artists Testify On Webcaster Rates

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The debate over the royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board for Internet radio continued on Capitol Hill today as business executives and artists testified before the House Small Business Committee. But as the July 15 deadline fast approa ...

  50. eMusic Lends Support To Web Radio Campaign

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie-focused retailer eMusic will pledge its support to SaveNetRadio.org, which was launched to protest the raise in royalty rates for Web broadcasters. The subscription service has stated it will make a "modest contribution" to SaveNet ...

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