LAUNCH Media

  1. Court: Internet Radio Services Don't Need To License From Labels

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio services that don’t let users play tracks on demand don’t need to strike content licensing deals with record labels, according to the verdict in the ongoing dispute between Yahoo’s Launchcast and the music industry. The U.S. Second ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Download Service Tailored To Car Stereos

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PassAlong Networks has teamed with MP3Car.com and Gracenote to bring to market a service that will give music fans the ability to download music directly to their car stereos. MP3Car.com manufacturers the StreetDeck in-car navigation and entertain ...

  4. Yahoo, USA To Cross-Promote Unsigned Acts

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! Music has inked a deal with NBC Universal's USA Networks to cross-promote music from unsigned artists. Under the agreement, Yahoo! will feed data on unsigned acts popular with its Launchcast streaming radio listeners to USA. The TV net ...

  5. Goldberg Joins VC Firm

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Yahoo VP/Yahoo Music GM Dave Goldberg is joining Benchmark Capital, a Menlo Park, Ca.-based venture capital firm, as an entrepreneur in residence. In his new role, Goldberg will evaluate potential Benchmark investments in music, video, and ...

  6. Sony BMG Vs. Yahoo, Closing Arguments

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a six-year litigation, a federal jury in New York on Friday unanimously found Yahoo! not liable to Sony BMG Music Entertainment for copyright infringement. Billboard attended the closing arguments, and spoke with two of the six jurors after ...

  7. Yahoo! Defeats Sony BMG Infringement Suit

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A federal jury in New York decided late today that Yahoo!'s Launchcast is not liable to Sony BMG Music Entertainment for copyright infringement. After a six-year litigation, the jury decided that Launchcast was not required to negotiate licen ...

  8. Top Yahoo! Music Execs Exit

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST David Goldberg and Robert Roback, the duo leading Yahoo's music efforts, are leaving the company. The two executives announced their resignations Monday for "personal reasons" expressing a desire to "go back to our entrepreneur ...

  9. Yahoo! Music Teams With Nissan For Web, TV Program

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show kicks off Nov. 15 with Aguilera, Incubus. Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Nissan North America to create a new music program for both the Web and TV called "Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music.&quo ...

  10. Yahoo! Music Teams With Nissan For Web, TV Program

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Nissan North America to create a new music program for both the Web and TV called "Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music." Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-millio ...

  11. HMV Japan Presses Button On Download Store

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT million tracks offered at launch. 1 million tracks offered at launch. News ...

  12. Bowie Plays 'Godfather' To Nokia Music Service

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music Recommenders offering to launch November. Music Recommenders offering to launch November. News ...

  13. Napster Readies Mobile Download Service

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will launch with 2 million tracks available. Will launch with 2 million tracks available. News ...

  14. IFPI To Sue Yahoo China

    July 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI is planning to sue Web portal Yahoo China for copyright infringement. "Yahoo China are operating a service which is infringing on our members' rights," IFPI chairman John Kennedy explained to The IFPI is planning to sue Web ...

  15. IFPI To Sue Yahoo China

    July 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI is planning to sue Web portal Yahoo China for copyright infringement. "Yahoo China are operating a service which is infringing on our members' rights," IFPI chairman John Kennedy explained to The IFPI is planning to sue Web ...

  16. Tower Records Preps Download Store

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site to launch June 27. Site to launch June 27. News ...

  17. EMI Music Licenses Catalog To Qtrax

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service expected to launch beta later this year. Service expected to launch beta later this year. News ...

  18. MTV To Launch 24-Hour Channel In Turkey

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Localized service to launch in Sept. Localized service to launch in Sept. News ...

  19. Warner To Offer Movies Via BitTorrent

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service to launch this summer. Service to launch this summer. News ...

  20. Yahoo Gets Taste For Wrigley's Partnership

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. and Ireland Web site of Yahoo! Music today (April 25) said it has clinched a one-year partnership with the Wrigley Co. on a new music service. The U.K. and Ireland Web site of Yahoo! Music today (April 25) said it has clinched a one-year ...

  21. BT Rings Up Content Deal

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New on-demand service to launch this fall. New on-demand service to launch this fall. News ...

  22. Yahoo Taiwan Launches Paid Music Service

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Yahoo will on Wednesday (March 15) launch a subscription music service in Taiwan. It becomes Yahoo's third such offering after the United States and Canada, and its first non-English business. Yahoo will on Wednesday (March 15) launch a subsc ...

  23. Yahoo! Launches Music Service In Canada

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Catalog offers over 1.3 million tracks. Yahoo! Canada, an affiliate of Yahoo! Inc., launched a new music subscription service in Canada today (Jan. 31) named Yahoo! Music Unlimited Canada. Canadian music fans have access to a catalog of over 1.3 m ...

  24. Clear Channel Begins Massive HD2 Rollout

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST stations to launch new sidechannels. 25 stations to launch new sidechannels. News ...

  25. Behind the Deal: The Interactive Nature of LAUNCHcast Undecided

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record companies had a minor setback Nov. 3 when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York refused to grant a summary judgment in a case focusing on the interactive nature of Inter Record companies had a minor setback Nov. 3 wh ...

  26. Labels Face Minor Setback In Launch Media Suit

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record labels had a minor setback Nov. 4 when the federal District Court in New York refused to say definitively that Launch Media's LAUNCHcast with its "consumer influenced" playlists are interactive NEW YORK -- Record labels had a ...

  27. Labels Face Minor Setback In Launch Media Suit

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record labels had a minor setback Nov. 4 when the federal District Court in New York refused to say definitively that Launch Media's LAUNCHcast with its "consumer influenced" playlists are interactive Record labels had a minor setba ...

  28. Tower Inks Deal On Napster Japan

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New service to launch by spring 2006. New service to launch by spring 2006. News ...

  29. Yahoo!, Pepsi Revive TV Show For Online

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Future segments to include Kanye West, Gwen Stefani. Yahoo! is bringing back a revamped version of former TV show "Pepsi Smash" to its Yahoo! Music service to provide subscribers with on-demand video segments of band performances, interv ...

  30. Yahoo! Soft Launches New Music Service

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! today (May 10) is soft launching its long-anticipated new digital music service/music management solution, Yahoo! Music Unlimited. Yahoo! today (May 10) is soft launching its long-anticipated new digital music service/music management solut ...

  31. Launch Becomes Yahoo! Music

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rebrand unifies all music properties. Yahoo Inc. has rebranded its Launch online music service as Yahoo! Music. The change aligns the music service more closely with Yahoo!'s other media services, including Yahoo! Movies, Yahoo! Sports and Ya ...

  32. Sources: U.K.'s Peoplesound To Relaunch

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Buongiorno Vitaminic to revive download brand. British online music service Peoplesound.com is to be relaunched, Billboard.biz has learned. The site has been operating on a limited basis in recent months. The new Peoplesound, which is owned by Par ...

  33. Sources: U.K.'s Peoplesound To Relaunch

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST British online music service Peoplesound.com is to be relaunched, Billboard.biz has learned. The site has been operating on a limited basis in recent months. British online music service Peoplesound.com is to be relaunched, Billboard.biz has learn ...

  34. Sources: Impala Taking EC To Court Over Sony BMG

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Indies to launch legal challenge to merger's approval. Indies to launch legal challenge to merger's approval. News ...

  35. EasyGroup To Launch Download Service With Wippit

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EasyMusic set for pre-Christmas launch. EasyMusic set for pre-Christmas launch. News ...

  36. Yahoo! Enters Download Market With Musicmatch Buy

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! is buying Musicmatch Inc., a San Diego-based digital music service, for approximately $160 million in cash. Upon completion of the deal, Musicmatch will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Yaho Yahoo! is buying Musicmatch Inc., a San Diego- ...

  37. Windows Player Integrates Wal-Mart Digital Store

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Launch extends reach of download service. Launch extends reach of download service. News ...

  38. Nielsen BDS To Track Launch Streams

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! service is first Web property monitored. Launch, the music destination on Yahoo!, has announced that Nielsen BDS will begin tracking its audio and video streams in July. Launch is the first Internet media property to be monitored by the ser ...

  39. AIM Pacts With Yahoo!'s Launch Music Service

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Launch Europe, Yahoo!'s online music-service, has completed a framework deal with London-based independent labels trade assn. AIM. Launch Europe, Yahoo!'s online music-service, has completed a framework deal with London-based independent ...

  40. AIM Pacts With Yahoo!'s Launch Music Service

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Launch Europe, Yahoo!'s online music-service, has completed a framework deal with London-based independent labels trade assn. AIM. Launch Europe, Yahoo!'s online music-service, has completed a framework deal with London-based independent ...

  41. Napster U.K. Names Jeff Smith As Programming Chief

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Radio vet joins new team ahead of summer launch. Radio vet joins new team ahead of summer launch. News ...

  42. DJ/Producer Lawrence Opens Pharmacy

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singles-focused label to launch in April. Singles-focused label to launch in April. News ...

  43. Yahoo!'s Live@Launch Enters Europe

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A German version of Live@Launch, which offers on-demand live performances and artist interviews through Yahoo!'s Launch service, kicks off today (Feb. 13). A German version of Live@Launch, which offers on-demand live performances and artist i ...

  44. Yahoo!'s Live@Launch Enters Europe

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A German version of Live@Launch, which offers on-demand live performances and artist interviews through Yahoo!'s Launch service, kicks off today (Feb. 13). A German version of Live@Launch, which offers on-demand live performances and artist i ...