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  1. Support Fund Established for Labels Affected By Sony Warehouse Fire

    August 12, 2011 9:55 AM EDT The U.K.'s indie sector is pulling together to help support labels devastated by the August 8 Sony DADC warehouse fire, which saw 25 million discs destroyed . A support fund has been established by AIM, the U.K.'s Trade Association for t ...

  2. Thoughts From 51 Hours In SF: @iTunes, @Google and Angry Little Clouds

    May 11, 2011 7:56 PM EDT You didnt have to read between the lines to hear the frustration on the part of Google execs when they launched their locker on Monday but were unable to launch a proper Google Music service with major label licenses. Top Googlers including Zahava ...

  3. MOG's Hyman to Imeem's Caldwell: You're Wrong

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Is launching a new digital music service an exercise in futility or a shot at great opportunity? Depends who you talk to. Earlier this week Imeem founder Dalton Caldwell made headlines with a speech to the Y Combinator Startup School saying that l ...

  4. We7 Launches Music Data Mapping Service

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. ad-funded music streaming service We7 has launched a new feature that uses geolocation technology to help labels track where their repertoire is most popular. The "Heat Maps" service, measures the popularity of specific artists, mus ...

  5. Echospin, Universal Distribution Sign Direct-To-Fan Deal

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group Distribution has partnered with Echospin on a digital initiative designed to sell and promote content directly to fans. The deal provides UMGD's entire roster of labels and artists access to Echospin's direct-to-fan ...

  6. AIM Lawyers Cancel Pinnacle Contracts

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Independent labels' trade body AIM's lawyers have written to the administrators of Pinnacle terminating dozens of labels' contracts with the distributor. The independent distributor based in Sidcup, Kent went into administration - r ...

  7. Pinnacle Collapse A 'Nightmare' For Indies

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. independent labels' representatives have consulted a lawyer through trade body AIM after independent distribution company Pinnacle went into administration on Dec. 3, roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Around 60 labe ...

  8. Plugged And Unplugged: Trent Reznor, UMG's Doug Morris, Wired Magazine

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Plugged: Trent Reznor's my kind of guy. Rather that waiting for permission or holding an endless series of conference calls to determine the "right" way to make his online remix site a reality, he just went and did it. Universal Mus ...

  9. Facebook To Unveil Music Service?

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking site Facebook may be ramping up efforts on to unveil a new music offering later this year. Ever since Facebook's traffic exploded this summer after it opened the site to third-party applications, all eyes have been on its mu ...

  10. Leaked Memo Reveals EMI's Digital Strategy

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI's new top executive, Terra Firma's Guy Hands, told staff in a leaked memo that record labels have to get more creative with digital opportunities and rely less on CD sales if they are to survive. "Rather than embracing digitalis ...

  11. UMG, Musicrypt Prep Digital Ad Delivery

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is participating in the launch of a digital ad delivery service with Musicrypt and The Gary Group. Musicrypt works with record labels and radio stations to provide a secure system for the digital delivery of radio singles and ...

  12. Microsoft To Share Zune Sales With Labels

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST First time digital player revs go to labels. First time digital player revs go to labels. News ...

  13. Amazon's CustomFlix Launches On-Demand CDs

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service offers artists and labels per-order manufacturing. Service offers artists and labels per-order manufacturing. News ...

  14. Apple Renews Flat-rate iTunes Contracts

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Labels had pushed for variable pricing. Labels had pushed for variable pricing. News ...

  15. Sidebar: Sony BMG Sued

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT How much should labels be paying? How much should labels be paying artists for downloads? It’s been debated almost since day one of the digital music era. When a CD is sold, contracts typically provide that artists receive a royalty—often 10%-14% ...

  16. Sirius CEO: We'll Pay More For Music Exclusives

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Karmazin willing to pay labels higher royalties. Karmazin willing to pay labels higher royalties. News ...

  17. Kazaa Faces New Court Battle

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Labels get green light on contempt proceedings. Labels get green light on contempt proceedings. News ...

  18. France Introduces Tax Credits Scheme

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Support plan to assist labels fund new talent. Support plan to assist labels fund new talent. News ...

  19. Spitzer Spawns Scrutiny

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The major labels' use of "most favored nation" (MFN) clauses in deals with download and subscription retailers are receiving increased industry scrutiny in the wake of New York State Attorney General The major labels’ use of “most f ...

  20. Warner Music Group Signs On With iRadio

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second major label to back service. Second major label to back service. News ...

  21. PIAS/Vital Launch Integral In The U.K.

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST New support service for indie labels. New support service for indie labels. News ...

  22. New York AG Investigates Download Pricing

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Major labels subpoenaed. Major labels subpoenaed. News ...

  23. Koch Picks Up Three

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distro adds two labels, one DVD company. Distro adds two labels, one DVD company. News ...

  24. Judge Rejects Requests To Close Kazaa

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lack of filtering upsets Australian labels. Lack of filtering upsets Australian labels. News ...

  25. GROKSTER: READ THE FULL COVERAGE HERE

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT See Billboard's summary of the case, read reactions from tech companies, indie labels and international community, see the court Syllabus, and more. See Billboard's summary of the case, read reactions from tech companies, indie labels an ...

  26. Plug Pulled On Spain's Weblisten

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Labels shut service after seven years of litigation. Labels shut service after seven years of litigation. News ...

  27. The Publisher's Place

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will artists ever receive letter from labels abandoning the so-called controlled composition clause? The arguments are heating up, however, thanks to new formats and new methods of distribution. Read Will artists ever receive letter from labels ab ...

  28. Indies Exit Italy's FIMI En Masse

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Limongelli: Labels to form new organization. Limongelli: Labels to form new organization. News ...

  29. Toshiba-EMI To Comply With Order On Ringtones

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Labels are accused of monopolizing distribution. Labels are accused of monopolizing distribution. News ...

  30. UMG, WMG Ink Video-On-Demand Deals With AOL

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Labels looking to clips as new revenue source. Labels looking to clips as new revenue source. News ...

  31. Japanese Labels Accused Of Trade Violations

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission today (March 24) accused five local record companies of monopolizing the distribution of ringtunes, otherwise known as master ringtones. The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission toda ...

  32. Japanese Labels Accused Of Trade Violations

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Regulator claims monopolization of ringtunes. The Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission today (March 24) accused five local record companies of monopolizing the distribution of ringtunes, otherwise known as master ringtones. The regulat ...

  33. Musicrypt Enters U.S. With Radio Monitor Pact

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital system securely delivers music to labels, radio. Digital system securely delivers music to labels, radio. News ...

  34. Kazaa Trial Raises Issues Of P2P Control

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels to present evidence tomorrow. Labels to present evidence tomorrow. News ...

  35. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels send letters to ISPs. Labels send letters to ISPs. News ...

  36. Beat Box

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST As major labels step off the dancefloor, indies can sign more dance acts for less money. Read Michael Paoletta's column. As major labels step off the dancefloor, indies can sign more dance acts for less money. Read Michael Paoletta's col ...

  37. Legal Matters

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels can boost their master-license income by streamlining the clearance process. Read Susan Butler's column. Labels can boost their master-license income by streamlining the clearance process. Read Susan Butler's column. News Susan Bu ...

  38. French Biz, ISPs Sign Charter

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Labels strike balance with Internet firms. Labels strike balance with Internet firms. News ...

  39. Digital Rights Agency Links With Navarre

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers digital distribution of some 30 labels. Deal covers digital distribution of some 30 labels. News ...

  40. French Industry Starts Suing P2P Users

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Labels body SCPP files 20 'John Doe' suits. Labels body SCPP files 20 'John Doe' suits. News John Doe ...

  41. AIM Urges U.K. Indies To Stand Firm Against Apple

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Labels have refused to accept terms of iTunes licensing deals. Labels have refused to accept terms of iTunes licensing deals. News ...

  42. Dualtone, Charlie Robison Look To 'Good Times'

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer inks new label deal; album due in September. Singer inks new label deal; album due in September. News ...

  43. Trick Pony Signs With Curb

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Label debut due in fall. Label debut due in fall. News ...

  44. Licensing Talks Stall Between Euro Indies, MTV

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels threatening boycott of network. Labels threatening boycott of network. News ...

  45. Music & Money

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST There's still dough to be made in the music industry, investors are finding, but labels need to alter their business models if they want to survive. There's still dough to be made in the music industry, investors are finding, but labels ...

  46. Sony India Pacts With BPI For U.K. Indie Push

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Indian market opening up to U.K. labels. Indian market opening up to U.K. labels. News ...

  47. Legal Matters

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the artist/label business model evolves, labels may begin sharing in the proceeds of other aspects of an artist's career. As the artist/label business model evolves, labels may begin sharing in the proceeds of other aspects of an artist� ...

  48. EMI Christian Undergoes Major Restructuring

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The label is laying off almost 10% of its staff. The label is laying off almost 10% of its staff. News ...