Karaoke

  1. ABC To Air 'Duets' Singing Competition With Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke

    March 08, 2012 9:52 AM EST ABC is diving into the competitive music competition space with its own celebrity-headlined series this summer. Duets will have American Idol season one alum Kelly Clarkson as well as Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke combing the co ...

  2. Stingray Digital Partners With EMI Music In Digital Worldwide Rights Deal

    January 13, 2012 1:44 PM EST Montreal-headquartered Stingray Digital, a digital content provider and operator of Galaxie music service, The Karaoke Channel, and video-on-demand Concert TV, has signed a content agreement with EMI Music. The deal will give Stingray Digital worl ...

  3. Smule Buys Fellow Music App Creator Khush

    December 01, 2011 12:35 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Smule, maker of apps such as Glee Karaoke, is hoping to make beautiful music with fellow app creator Khush through an acquisition announced Thursday. In an interview Wednesday, Smule Inc. CEO and co-founder Jeffrey Smith said ...

  4. MIDEM 2011 Weekend Recap: Tom Silverman on the Collapse of Digital Catalog Sales

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST MIDEM is businesslike during the day and playful at night. But it never stops being about business. While the crowd at the Station Tavern watched the AFC and NFC championship games, networking was alive and well. And as the evening wore on and oth ...

  5. Last.fm To Use MXP4 To Engage Users With Ads

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to increase engagement with both music and the ads placed around it, Last.fm is incorporating technology from MXP4 that lets users interact with songs in more ways than by simply listening to it. With the new apps, Last.fm users can n ...

  6. Business Matters: Rhapsody, Charlie Daniels, Karaoke and More

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Rhapsody is working with Dolby Laboratories to better format its catalog of 9 million tracks for mobile delivery. That means tracks will take less hard drive space, will have better playback quality and will load faster. Those characteristics s ...

  7. Aventura 'Open Mic' Karaoke Game Hits iTunes App Store

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Aventura, which was the Top Latin Albums artist of the year in Billboard's 2009 year-end chart, has released a karaoke app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. “Aventura Open Mic” costs $1.99 and allows players to sing along to “Un Beso” and “Su Ve ...

  8. Pirate Music Operation Raided Down Under

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Cops in the Australian state of Victoria have shuttered what has been described as one of the country's largest illegal music-burning operations. Almost 100 CD burners and roughly 25,000 discs containing pirated music were seized during a rai ...

  9. “Singing Bee” Picked Up For 20 Episodes on CMT

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Karaoke game show “The Singing Bee” pulled in 1.5 million viewers in its debut on CMT in June—making it the highest-rated series debut ever on the cable network—and now CMT has ordered 20 more episodes of the show. "We knew when we brought ‘T ...

  10. Report: Yahoo's Bix Web Site Shut Down

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo's Bix online karaoke contest website has apparently shut down. Originally brought to light by TechCrunch , Yahoo later confirmed it closed the service on June 30. A company representative said the decision was part of Yahoo's " ...

  11. Karaoke Cabs Set To Invade Cities

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Starting in November consumer electronics brand Memorex is going to be outfitting cabs in San Francisco and Chicago with karaoke systems and encouraging people who get into the cabs to sing in exchange for a free ride, Billboard has learned. It� ...

  12. MySpace Relaunches Karaoke Service

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of its new MySpace Music venture , the social networking site has relaunched its MySpace Karaoke service as well. Most notably, the service now includes a video recording function, where users can film themselves singing and post the ...

  13. JVC Mobile Encourages Users to Sing 'Carstereoke'

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Get ready to see L.A. quartet Steel Panther singing karaoke in a car. The band that specializes in early 80s heavy metal parody/tribute will be the centerpiece of a new campaign from JVC Mobile Entertainment. The campaign, by independent ad agency ...

  14. MCPS, PPL Create Pro Dubbing License

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society and the Phonographic Performance Limited have teamed-up to launch a professional dubbing licence. Available online from July 1, the so-called ProDub license covers the copying of private music ...

  15. Digital Briefs: AOL, Clear Channel, Sony

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - AOL Music debuted a pair of new niche music sites: The Boom Box , dedicated to hip hop; and The Boot , dedicated to country. They compliment existing genre -specific sites like PopEater and Spinner. - Clear Channel agreed to provide its online p ...

  16. MySpace Karaoke Goes Live

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MySpace unveiled the beta launch of a new music service called MySpace Karaoke. The user-generated service allows members to sing, record and share recordings of themselves singing along to the songs of their choice. Each member can save up to 10 ...

  17. UltraStar Names Sloane Senior Client Manager

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fan club management and marketing service UltraStar Entertainment, a division of Live Nation Artists, has appointed Michael Sloane to senior client manager for the company's Nashville office. He will report to Matt Blum, director of client re ...

  18. Sony/ATV Targets Karaoke Companies

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing is suing karaoke companies and individuals based in California, Korea and the Cayman Islands for copyright infringement and unfair business practices. The publisher claims that more than 200 songs are being used without p ...

  19. Capitol Nashville, Yahoo! Partner For Talent Search

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records Nashville has partnered with Yahoo!'s online contest site Bix to launch a country music talent search contest. The contest, "The Road to Nashville," gives aspiring country singers the chance to become the label' ...

  20. Karaoke/Social Networking Site Launches

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Visitors can rate, comment for free. Investment interest is growing in user generated content sites that blend elements of karaoke and social networking. SingShot, a San Francisco-based startup from former RealNetworks business development executi ...

  21. American Idol DVD Game Coming In March

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Features show clips, karaoke-style challenges. Screenlife, LLC, creator of the Scene It DVD game will soon offer music fans and wannabe pop stars the chance to relive the past four seasons of American Idol with the American Idol-All Star Challenge ...

  22. CMT Enters Gaming Market

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST New CMT Games division is a partnership with Konami. Country music network CMT has formed a new division, CMT Games, and has partnered with Konami Digital Entertainment to enter the gaming industry. The partners will release their first collaborat ...

  23. Singer Berry Sues Karaoke Distributors

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry has sued three leading karaoke music distributors, claiming they sold sing-along versions of his most popular hits without paying royalties or obtaining licenses. (Reuters) -- Rock 'n' roll pio ...

  24. Warner Music Wins Copyright Suit

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese karaoke firm that played its music videos without permission, state media said Oct. 18. (AP) -- A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese k ...

  25. Report: Warner Music Wins Copyright Suit

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Court rules against Chinese karaoke firm Haoledi. Court rules against Chinese karaoke firm Haoledi. News ...

  26. Warner Wins Lawsuit Vs Chinese Karaoke Chain

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been playing tracks owned by the label without permission. Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been pla ...

  27. Warner Wins Lawsuit Vs Chinese Karaoke Chain

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been playing tracks owned by the label without permission. Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been pla ...

  28. Report: Warner Music Wins Copyright Suit

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese karaoke firm that played its music videos without permission, state media said today (Oct. 18). A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese k ...

  29. U.S. Companies Rule Music Innovation Awards

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Americans grab top 3 prizes at Popkomm event. The United States clinched the top three prizes at the second Popkomm IMEA (Innovation in Music & Entertainment Awards), which took place on Sept. 14 in Berlin, Germany, where 14 international fina ...

  30. Indie Music Publishers Join Karaoke Lawsuit

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A group of indie music publishers is joining the karaoke lawsuit filed last spring by Sybersound Records against six other karaoke record manufacturers. NEW YORK -- A group of indie music publishers is joining the karaoke lawsuit filed last spring ...

  31. Indie Music Publishers Join Karaoke Lawsuit

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A group of indie music publishers is joining the karaoke lawsuit filed last spring by Sybersound Records against six other karaoke record manufacturers. The lawsuit claims the six karaoke record manuf A group of indie music publishers is joining t ...

  32. UMVD, Karaoke Label Enter Agreement

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Market expected to top $50 million in 2005. Universal Music & Video Distribution signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Sybersound Records, a producer of home-market karaoke software. The agreement, which takes effect immediately, cov ...

  33. The Publisher's Place

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many U.S. karaoke companies are not securing synchronization licenses from publishers. As a result, they are either being contacted by publishers to properly license the compositions or being sued—e Many U.S. karaoke companies are not securing syn ...

  34. Karaoke Producer Sues Competitors

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karaoke music producer Sybersound Records has filed suit in the United States and Canada against a number of other karaoke record manufacturers, alleging unfair competition, unfair trade practices and NEW YORK -- Karaoke music producer Sybersound ...

  35. Cake The Icing On Virgin College Tour

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Details to be unveiled Jan. 31. The second annual Virgin College Mega Tour will feature Cake as the headliner, with support from Brit-rock quintent Gomez, Billboard.biz has learned. Presented by Dentyne Fire & Dentyne Ice, the 20-market tour a ...

  36. Yahama Bows New Mobile Services In China

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Japan's Yamaha Corp. has launched a series of new multi-media mobile-phone content services in China. TOKYO -- Japan's Yamaha Corp. has launched a series of new multi-media mobile-phone content services in China. The Music Animation cont ...

  37. Yahama Bows New Mobile Services In China

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Japan's Yamaha Corp. has launched a series of new multi-media mobile-phone content services in China. Japan's Yamaha Corp. has launched a series of new multi-media mobile-phone content services in China. The Music Animation content servi ...

  38. Yahama Bows New Mobile Services In China

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Japan's Yamaha Corp. has launched a series of new multi-media mobile-phone content services in China. Japan's Yamaha Corp. has launched a series of new multi-media mobile-phone content services in China. The Music Animation content servi ...

  39. UltraStar To Offer Artist-Specific Digital Stores

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MusicNow has inked a deal with UltraStar Entertainment to offer artist-branded digital-music stores and subscription services to its roster of artists' official Web sites, which include sites for Stin MusicNow has inked a deal with UltraStar ...

  40. UltraStar To Offer Artist-Specific Digital Stores

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MusicNow has inked a deal with UltraStar Entertainment to offer artist-branded digital-music stores and subscription services to its roster of artists' official Web sites, which include sites for Stin MusicNow has inked a deal with UltraStar ...