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  1. Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013

    January 03, 2014 9:21 AM EST .301 k 1.134 k 75 For the first time since the iTunes store opened its doors, the U.S. music industry finished the year with a decrease in digital music sales. Nielsen SoundScan Mid-Year Report: Digital Album and Single Sales Slow Justin Timberlake&# ...

  2. Business Matters: MP3 Stores Harder to Find as Google Search Removal Requests Accumulate

    February 04, 2013 8:07 PM EST Legitimate MP3 links are becoming harder to find even as the RIAA has sent more than 3,400 removal requests to Google relating to approximately 10 million specific URLs from its search results. Legal stores like Amazon and Myxer, as well as lega ...

  3. Will Neil Young's 'Pono' Player Really Make Music Sound Better?

    October 05, 2012 11:11 AM EDT Since the dawn of the digital age, some audiophiles have maintained that new formats from the CD to the MP3 and beyond have degraded sound quality. Ever since we left vinyl, music has sounded like crap, they say. Some of the down-with-digital crew ...

  4. CBS Interactive Relaunches MP3.com

    June 21, 2011 12:21 PM EDT CBS Interactive Music Group officially launched the redesigned MP3.com site, confirming rumors that have been swirling for weeks. The site offers free music, both downloads and streaming, with a focus on emerging and independent artists. Essential ...

  5. @MIDEM: Next Generation MP3 Unveiled

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bach Technology, a digital technology provider with offices in Norway, Germany and China, issued a bold announcement at MIDEM about what it described as the successor to the MP3. The company officially launched its MusicDNA service, a media extens ...

  6. Paper Sheds New Light On Music Listening Habits

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST A new paper by Council for Research Excellence (CRE) with support from the Nielsen Company dispels many of the myths about how people today listen to music. From broadcast radio to MP3 players, some popular notions about listening in the digital a ...

  7. MP3 Logo To Raise U.K. Awareness

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Key digital music retailers in the U.K. have joined together in support of a new campaign to increase consumer awareness about the MP3 format. The home pages of seven companies -- 7digital.com, Digitalstores.co.uk, HMV.com, Play.com, Tescodigital. ...

  8. Judge Dismisses $1.5 Billion Judgment Against Microsoft

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. judge dismissed a $1.5 billion judgment against Microsoft for allegedly infringing on Alcatel-Lucent's patent for MP3 technology. Microsoft originally licensed the MP3 technology from a company called Fraunhofer, which was later acquir ...

  9. iRiver, Rhapsody Offer Customized Player

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT iRiver and Rhapsody have teamed up to create a version of the clix digital music player customized specifically for the Rhapsody music subscription service. Like the Sansa Rhapsody device before it, the clix Rhapsody contains the "Rhapsody DN ...

  10. Germans Embracing Digital Music, Research Claims

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German music consumers are becoming increasingly engaged with digital formats, new research suggests. Roughly 16.6 billion music files are currently stored on computers, MP3 players and MP3 mobile phones in Germany, according to the study compiled ...

  11. AnywhereCD Sues WMG

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The drama around the AnywhereCD online music service continues. Founder Michael Robertson has filed a complaint against Warner Music Group, asking for a declaratory judgment that AnywhereCD did not breach its agreement with WMG and that it indeed ...

  12. MP3 Players Sales Still Strong

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MP3 players remain a dominant category in the consumer electronics business, according to a recent report from the Consumer Electronics Association. Its "Digital America 2007" study found that 33% of U.S. households own an MP3 player, as ...

  13. Microsoft Ordered To Pay $1.5 Billion In MP3 Lawsuit

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. must pay $1.52 billion in damages to telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA for violating two patents related to digital music, a federal jury ruled Thursday (Feb. 22). The Redmond, Wash.-based software company said t ...

  14. PassAlong Removes DRM

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST PassAlong Networks next month will offer its entire catalog of independent music in open MP3 format, removing the Windows digital rights management protection that the catalog had previously used. PassAlong is a digital music service that allows m ...

  15. EMI To Sell Unprotected MP3s?

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Is EMI about to announce support for the MP3 format or some other DRM-free solution? Multiple sources interviewed by Billboard suggest that the British recorded music giant is mulling offering paid downloads in an unprotected format -- and soon. H ...

  16. UMG May Push Apple For Royalty Deal

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said Tuesday (Nov. 28) he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007. Universal was the first major record label to strike an ag ...

  17. Court Orders MP3 Site To Shut Down

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Case brought against Techno Design. The Dutch Court of Appeal ruled yesterday (June 15) against Web site operators who offer deep links to unlicensed mp3 files. The decision against Techno Design Internet Programming BV, which operates zoekmp3.nl, ...

  18. Court Orders MP3 Site To Shut Down

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Case brought against Techno Design. The Dutch Court of Appeal ruled yesterday (June 15) against Web site operators who offer deep links to unlicensed mp3 files. The decision against Techno Design Internet Programming BV, which operates zoekmp3.nl, ...

  19. MP3 Mastermind Nominated For EU Prize

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brandenburg was nominated Friday (April 7) for the European Inventor of the Year award. The new prize is jointly organized by the European Commission and the E The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brand ...

  20. MP3 Mastermind Nominated For EU Prize

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European inventor of the year announced May 3. The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brandenburg was nominated Friday (April 7) for the European Inventor of the Year award. Brandenburg is among 11 nominees selected by former Dutch Prime Ministe ...

  21. MusicGremlin To Debut At CES

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wireless player been in dev for over a year. MusicGremlin, a wireless digital audio player that's been under development for more than a year, will debut at the coming 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 5. The MusicGremlin devi ...

  22. Rio MP3 Discontinued

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D&M will shutter line by Sept.'s end. The Rio MP3 player will soon be no more. D&M Holdings, the Japanese company that manufactures the Rio line, will discontinue the line by the end of September. In July, the company sold the tec ...

  23. Panasonic Ramps Up Digital Music Presence

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Electronics firm launches music site, MP3 players. Electronics firm launches music site, MP3 players. News ...

  24. Volvo, PhatNoise Team To Broaden Music Offering

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Partnership offers different dealer-installed options. Volvo Cars is expanding its support of digital music via a partnership with PhatNoise, offering their customers a range of dealer-installed digital music connectivity options. Volvo customers ...

  25. Italian DJ Handed $1.82M Piracy Fine

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police seized 2,000 MP3s from club. An Italian DJ, whose identity was not revealed, has been fined a record €1.4 million ($1.82 million) by the Italian Fiscal Police of Rieti for playing allegedly pirated material in a nightclub. The IFPI, which d ...

  26. Italian DJ Handed $1.82M Piracy Fine

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police seized 2,000 MP3s from club. An Italian DJ, whose identity was not revealed, has been fined a record €1.4 million ($1.82 million) by the Italian Fiscal Police of Rieti for playing allegedly pirated material in a nightclub. The IFPI, which d ...

  27. Apple Unveils New iPod, Mac, Car Deals

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Flash-based iPod shuffle to start at $99. Flash-based iPod shuffle to start at $99. News ...

  28. MP3.com Expands Community Features

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MP3.com, CNET's music discovery Web site, is launching various features through a new "MP3.com Community" tab on its home page. The function allows music fans to create a personalized music experience MP3.com, CNET's music disc ...

  29. CNET Going Live With MP3.com

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nearly six months after acquiring the assets of MP3.com, San Francisco-based CNET Networks is set to re-launch the site today (May 3). The revamped site will not directly sell online music, and instea Nearly six months after acquiring the assets o ...

  30. MP3 The Choice Of Chinese Users: Survey

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT % of interviewees prefer MP3 format. 82% of interviewees prefer MP3 format. News ...

  31. MP3 The Choice Of Chinese Consumers: Survey

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The MP3 format is the medium of choice for China's music fans, above all physical media, a new survey reveals. Almost 82% of respondents said they preferred the MP3 format. By contrast, only 5% said p The MP3 format is the medium of choice fo ...

  32. MP3 The Choice Of Chinese Consumers: Survey

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The MP3 format is the medium of choice for China's music fans, above all physical media, a new survey reveals. Almost 82% of respondents said they preferred the MP3 format. By contrast, only 5% said p The MP3 format is the medium of choice fo ...