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  1. AIM Readies China Trade Mission

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent trade body AIM is taking a fourth music mission to China next month, with ten companies signing up to the Beijing trip. The mission, which runs from Sept. 8 to 14, intends to help the independent sector prosper in China's gro ...

  2. Last.fm, Orion Pact On Book Campaign

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social networking Web site Last.fm has teamed up with publisher Orion for a novel book promotion. The music recommendation site, which has more than 20 million users, will form part of the marketing campaign for crime writer Ian Rankin ...

  3. U.K. Biz Embarks On Japanese Trade Mission

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. music industry's fourth trade mission to Japan will take place July 30-Aug. 3. The move is part of labels body BPI's ambitions to make greater inroads in Japan, the world's second-biggest recorded music market. The trade mi ...

  4. Plugged And Unplugged

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: This was one of those rare weeks that there were more "best of" contenders than "worst of." Atlantic Record's deal with Sprint to subsidize music distributed on P2P networks, Rhapsody's new search-by-lyrics f ...

  5. Sony BMG Strikes Deal With Last.fm

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has become the third major label to sign an international content deal with Last.fm, the U.K.-based online music-recommendation service. Sony BMG joins EMI Music Group and Warner Music Group that are allowing recording ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: So, somebody finally snatched up Last.fm, the progressive and popular digital music social networking service based in England. This was an eye-opener in many respects, not the least of which that a successful technology play could emerge ...

  8. CBS Buys Last.fm For $280 Million

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corp. has acquired Last.fm for $280 million in cash. The deal, unveiled today, should significantly enhance the broadcast giant's online, mobile and social networking footprint, and enable it to explore synergies between the CBS Radio div ...

  9. WMG Sues Social Networking Site Imeem

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the social networking site Imeem, seeking both monetary damages and a court order to restrict all WMG music from the site. In the filing, WMG claims Imeem has avoided using any ...

  10. Last.fm To Launch Music VOD Feature

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last.fm is launching a new music video on demand offering, as well as a music video recommendation feature. Indie labels Ninja Tune, Nettwerk Music Group, Domino, Warp and Mute are among the independent labels supplying videos from playback at lau ...

  11. Ad-Funded Music Services Are The Future, Says Jupiter

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Advertising revenue could become a vital lifeline for European labels, according to a new Jupiter Research report. Based on a qualitative analysis of the current market, the report -- "The Future of Digital Music: Fighting Free with Free" ...

  12. NARM Coverage: Analyst Offers Retailers Digital Strategies

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Retailers attending NARM were encouraged to embrace both the Internet and mobile service to maintain relevancy with music fans slowly abandoning the traditional record store at this morning's digital panel. During the session, Gartner analyst ...

  13. Last.fm, IODA Pact

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last.fm has expanded its content partnerships with record labels through a deal with IODA. Under the agreement, IODA will license its full catalog of more than 800,000 tracks to Last.fm's customized radio service, a key part of the music soci ...

  14. Last.FM Quietly Unveils Subscription

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social networking and Internet radio service Last.fm recently soft-launched a subscription service, according to Wired.com . The ad-free subscription service costs $3/month and offers more interactivity. A "full-fledged" subs ...

  15. Last.fm Boosts Catalog

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social networking and Internet radio service Last.fm has increased its music catalog through a deal with The Orchard, a digital distributor of independent music. The deal brings about a million new licensed tracks to the popular servic ...

  16. EMI, Last.fm Strike Content Partnership

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has agreed a "wide-ranging" pact to license its music catalog to Last.fm services in Europe and the United Kingdom. The deal, unveiled today, allows the social networking site's users to listen to such EMI acts as Lily All ...

  17. Warner Music Group, Last.fm Strike Pact

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has agreed to license its music catalog to various Last.fm services in both the U.S. and Europe. It is the first content agreement with a major label for the music-focused social networking site. The deal includes access to WMG& ...

  18. Muse, Yorke Among BT Digital Award Winners

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 3 in London. British alternative rock trio and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke were the big winners last night (Oct. 3) at the fifth annual BT Digital Music Awards in London, each taking hope a brace of trophies. Yorke's debut so ...

  19. Last.fm To Press Button On Japan Service

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT London-based last.fm, an online music distributor featuring a "social networking service," will next week launch its service in Japan in cooperation with Tokyo-based Internet portal Excite Japan. London-based last.fm, an online music dis ...

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