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  1. Sony Corp. of America To Acquire Gracenote

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. of America is acquiring music identification and technology firm Gracenote for $260 million. The merger is expected to close in late May. Gracenote is perhaps best known to the music industry for its music recognition and lyrics service ...

  2. Reports: Apple Gearing Up For Japan iPhone Launch

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Unconfirmed media reports say Apple Computer is holding talks with Japanese mobile carriers as it prepares for the expected launch of the iPhone in Japan next year. According to the reports, major Japanese telecoms NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank Mobile a ...

  3. EMI Japan Presses Button On Mobile Download Site

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Japan has launched a mobile download site on NTT's docomo i-mode and Softbank Mobile's Yahoo! Mobile (Y!keitai) service. The MOBAEMI mobile site will also be available on Japan's other main mobile phone service, KDDI' ...

  4. Sony, KDDI Team Download Project

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony and KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile-phone operator, are joining forces to launch a new music-download service that will allow mobile users to copy onto digital music players tracks they've downloaded from the Internet and stored ...

  5. KDDI Boasts 150M LISMO Download Sales

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said that a total of 150 million songs had been downloaded via its LISMO Music Store download service as of Oct. 2. LISMO Music Store, which launched in November 2004 as a mobile-based download se ...

  6. MyMTV Mobile SNS Goes Live In Japan

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Viacom International Japan K.K., a 100%-owned subsidiary of music-TV service MTV Networks, has today launched Japan's first mobile entertainment social-networking service. The myMTV service claims to be the first in the country to use a downl ...

  7. Wireless Operator Preps Flat-Rate Mobile Music Service

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Japanese wireless operator NTT DoCoMo is set to introduce a flat-rate mobile music service this coming May, according to reports. The Japanese financial daily Nikkei writes that the operator will let subscribers download an unlimited number of son ...

  8. Japan's KDDI Plans U.S. Launch

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Japanese wireless operator KDDI is planning to launch service in the U.S. The company will lease Sprint's network to offer its service to Japanese residents of the U.S., and later offer prepaid services for visiting tourists, according to a J ...

  9. Label Mobile Rolls Out Clips On NTT DoCoMo

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Label Mobile, a mobile-content provider owned by leading Japan record labels, said today that it has launched a music video-clip service on NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile carrier. The videos, which can viewed as full-length tracks or as v ...

  10. Gracenote Develops Mobile Toolkit

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gracenote has introduced a "mobile music solution suite" toolkit designed to provide a range of software options for most mobile music applications developed by wireless operators, phone manufacturers and content providers. The software ...

  11. Napster Japan Rolls Out KDDI Services

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Napster Japan has launched master ringtone and full-song download services on No. 2 Japanese telecom KDDI's "Ezweb" mobile Internet interface. The deal with KDDI, which boasts some 20 million subscribers, brings the total number of ...

  12. NTT DoCoMo To Launch Music Channel

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Multi-media music service goes live Aug. 31. NTT DoCoMo, Inc., the Japanese giant wireless carrier, is launching a High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) service on Aug. 31, in time for the company's new multi-media music service. The move ...

  13. NTT DoCoMo To Launch Music Channel

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT NTT DoCoMo, Inc., the Japanese giant wireless carrier, is launching a High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) service on Aug. 31, in time for the company's new multi-media music service. NTT DoCoMo, Inc., the Japanese giant wireless carrier ...

  14. NTT DoCoMo Presses Button On Mobile Downloads

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Full-track downloads launch on Panasonic device. NTT DoCoMo today (June 7) became the third Japanese telecom to offer mobile-based full-song downloads. DoCoMo says the service will initially be available only on the new Panasonic P902iS FOMA 3G ha ...

  15. NTT DoCoMo Presses Button On Mobile Downloads

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT NTT DoCoMo today (June 7) became the third Japanese telecom to offer mobile-based full-song downloads. NTT DoCoMo today (June 7) became the third Japanese telecom to offer mobile-based full-song downloads. DoCoMo says the service will initially be ...

  16. Warner Japan Invests In Mobile Broadcaster

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Frontmedia, WMJ partner for new mobile projects. Warner Music Japan said today (June 6) it has purchased a minority stake in Tokyo-based mobile-broadcaster and wireless-application developer FrontMedia. Financial details of the deal were not discl ...

  17. Japan's KDDI Readies Sony Walkman Mobile

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Handset will store 500 songs. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, is to launch in June a mobile handset with a built-in Sony Walkman music player capable of storing some 500 songs. The Walkman Keitai W42S handset, which KDDI develop ...

  18. Japan's DoCoMo, Microsoft Partner

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Paves way for launch of mobile-based download service. NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile phone operator, and Microsoft have forged a collaboration that paves the way for the launch of DoCoMo's own mobile-based music download service. Tw ...

  19. KDDI To Launch Full-Track Download Site

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Japan's KDDI is set to become the country's first telecom to launch a Web site featuring full-length tracks and master ringtones that can be downloaded onto personal computers. Japan's KDDI is set to become the country's first ...

  20. Japan's Chaku-uta Surpasses 30M Download Milestone

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, says that its Chaku-uta Full music download service had racked up sales of 30 million songs as of Dec. 28. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, says that its Chaku-uta Full music dow ...

  21. Warner Japan, KDDI Offer Mobile Music Bundles

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Japan and leading Japanese telecom operator KDDI on Thursday (Dec. 1) launched what they jointly-describe as the world's first "mobile music bundle," comprising a package of audio, video, Warner Music Japan and leading ...

  22. KDDI Racks Up 20 Million Tracks

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said that as of Sept. 28, its Chaku-uta Full mobile-music download service had sold 20 million songs. The number of tracks downloaded has doubled since J KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile o ...

  23. KDDI Racks Up 20 Million Tracks

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japan's wireless operator offers full downloads. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said that as of Sept. 28, its Chaku-uta Full mobile-music download service had racked up sales of 20 million songs. The number of tracks downl ...

  24. KDDI Reaches 10M Mobile Download Milestone

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japanese service launched November 2004. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, says that its Chaku-uta Full mobile-based full-song download service had racked up 10 million downloads as of June 15. Chaku-uta Full, which launched Nov. ...

  25. KDDI Reaches 10M Mobile Download Milestone

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, says that its Chaku-uta Full mobile-based full-song download service had racked up 10 million downloads as of June 15. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, says that its Chaku-uta Fu ...

  26. Apple Tight-Lipped On iTunes Japan Reports

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Source says download service to bow in August. Industry insiders have provided conflicting reactions to reports which suggest Apple Computer will launch its iTunes Music Store in Japan this August. One well-placed source says: "The soft launc ...

  27. Apple Tight-Lipped On iTunes Japan Reports

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Industry insiders have provided conflicting reactions to reports which suggest Apple Computer will launch its iTunes Music Store in Japan this August. Industry insiders have provided conflicting reactions to reports which suggest Apple Computer wi ...

  28. MTV In 'Flux' With Landmark Digital Initiative

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks unveiled today (June 2) what it calls "the world's first mobile entertainment community." Dubbed Flux, the service will be launched in Japan on June 30 and in other markets worldwide in t MTV Networks unveiled today (Ju ...

  29. MTV In 'Flux' With Landmark Digital Initiative

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks unveiled today (June 2) what it calls "the world's first mobile entertainment community." Dubbed Flux, the service will be launched in Japan on June 30 and in other markets worldwide in t MTV Networks unveiled today (Ju ...

  30. MTV Music Finder Embraced By KDDI

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Feb. 16) that a new telecom operator has signed on Japan's first music-recognition service, MTV Music Finder. MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Fe ...

  31. MTV Music Finder Embraced By KDDI

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Feb. 16) that a new telecom operator has signed on Japan's first music-recognition service, MTV Music Finder. MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Fe ...

  32. Japan's KDDI Strikes Download Milestone

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said yesterday (Feb. 8) that its Chaku-uta Full mobile-based full-song download service had racked up 2 million downloads as of Feb. 5. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said yest ...

  33. Japan's KDDI Strikes Download Milestone

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said yesterday (Feb. 8) that its Chaku-uta Full mobile-based full-song download service had racked up 2 million downloads as of Feb. 5. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, said yest ...

  34. Chaoticom, EMI Strike Licensing Agreement

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile music pioneer Chaoticom and EMI Music have formed a licensing agreement to make some 200,000 tracks from EMI's catalog available for wireless distribution via certain Chaoticom carrier partners LOS ANGELES -- Mobile music pioneer Chaot ...

  35. Chaoticom, EMI Strike Licensing Agreement

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile music pioneer Chaoticom and EMI Music have formed a licensing agreement to make some 200,000 tracks from EMI's catalog available for wireless distribution via certain Chaoticom carrier partners Mobile music pioneer Chaoticom and EMI Mu ...

  36. Japan's KDDI Moves On Mobile Downloads

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japan's second largest mobile operator KDDI said yesterday (Oct. 13) that it will launch the country's first mobile phone-based full-song download service at the end of November. Japan's second largest mobile operator KDDI said yest ...

  37. Japan's KDDI Moves On Mobile Downloads

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japan's second largest mobile operator KDDI said yesterday (Oct. 13) that it will launch the country's first mobile phone-based full-song download service at the end of November. Japan's second largest mobile operator KDDI said yest ...