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  1. Microsoft to Preview Upcoming Music Service at E3: Report

    April 26, 2012 11:43 AM EDT operating system. The Zune Really Died A Year Ago http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ...

  2. Backbeat: Gloria Estefan Previews 'Miss Little Havana' LP, Talks Target Deal in NYC

    September 14, 2011 6:36 PM EDT http://colowebpre.vnuusa.org/ Gloria Estefan with Billboard "Juice" editor Erika Ramirez (Photo: JD Anderson) For an artist with the resume as Gloria Estefan's, it's rare and admirable of her to open up about her professional t ...

  3. Billboard Country Music Summit Kicks Off Monday

    June 03, 2011 1:13 PM EDT The goal of the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place Monday and Tuesday and produced in association with the Country Music Association , is simple: to bring together key stakeholders in the country music industry to discuss the most impor ...

  4. Zune To Replace MSN Music In U.K.

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft will move its music service to the Zune Marketplace when the platform launches in the U.K. later this year. Zune Marketplace, which will also roll out across Europe, is for PCs, the new Windows Phone 7 and Xbox 360 games console. The Zun ...

  5. Business Matters: Google, ReverbNation, BlueBeat.com

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- TThe news on Google 's music search partnerships continues with five free tracks at Lala.com, MySpace and iLike by Tim McGraw, Phoenix, Ma ...

  6. MSN Music Returns To U.K.

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Microsoft has re-opened its MSN Music download store for U.K. users, although its streaming service has yet to be fully launched. The service, currently in beta, has more than 1 million tracks in DRM-free format from all the majors, and offers pre ...

  7. Nielsen: Women More Ravenous for Music Sites

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Whether it's rapper Fabolous' health scare or Alicia Keys love life, women are far more likely to be heading to music news or listening sites than men, according to Nielsen NetView data. In August, women made up 56.1 percent of the Web t ...

  8. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Top Music Sites, Shazam Suit

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Customized personal radio service Slacker raised $9.6 million in new venture funding in its fourth round, according to a recent regulatory filing. It is aiming for $10.2 million in total. Specific investors were not disclosed. -- comScore relea ...

  9. Digital Briefs: Sellaband, PositiveMusic, MSN

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Artists on the Sellaband fan investment network will have the opportunity to play live gigs at any of 90 events produced by ArenaWorks next year, based on a new online competition the site is launching. Details of the ArenaWorks events have not ...

  10. Napster Goes DRM-Free

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As promised, Napster has stripped DRM from all paid downloads on its digital music service in favor of unprotected MP3s. As of today (May 20) all six million songs in the Napster catalog are now available to purchase without DRM protection. The co ...

  11. Plugged & UnPlugged: MSN Music, Would-Be Game Censors

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged Cited largely as further proof of how "evil" DRM is, Microsoft this summer will stop authorizing digital music files purchased from the old MSN Music service . Customers will have until the end of August to select which device th ...

  12. Madonna Plots NYC Webcast, Social Network

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna will celebrate her new album, "Hard Candy," with an intimate April 30 show at New York's Roseland Ballroom. The performance will be cybercast live on MSN Music in Concert in the U.S. and on May 15 internationally. Verizon cu ...

  13. Music World Entertainment Expands Staff

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music World Entertainment, headed by president/CEO Mathew Knowles, has appointed three new members to its executive staff: Lynn Scott, VP of marketing; Jennifer Carlson, VP of digital strategy and emerging technologies; and Penny Lazo, national di ...

  14. Web-based Rhapsody Service Introduced

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks introduced a trial version of a new, Web-based digital music service that allows both PC, Mac and Linux users to access the system from any major Web browser. RealNetworks introduced a trial version of a new, Web-based digital music s ...

  15. DEMX Awards Finalists Revealed

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL, Napster lead noms. Billboard and Digital Media Wire today announced the finalists for the 2nd annual DEMX Awards. Winners will be revealed at an awards gala dinner that will be held on Thursday, December 1 from 7-10 PM at t ...

  16. Napster U.K. Membership Swells To 750K

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. business of online music service Napster has disclosed that it has sold more than 55 million downloaded and streamed full-length tracks since its launch 15 months ago. The U.K. business of online music service Napster has disclosed that i ...

  17. Napster U.K. Membership Swells To 750K

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. business of online music service Napster has disclosed that it has sold more than 55 million downloaded and streamed full-length tracks since its launch 15 months ago. The U.K. business of online music service Napster has disclosed that i ...

  18. Loudeye Boosts Nordic Presence With MSN Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music service provider, has extended its business in Europe with the Nordic operations of Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Music service. Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music ...

  19. Loudeye Boosts Nordic Presence With MSN Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music service provider, has extended its business in Europe with the Nordic operations of Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Music service. Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music ...

  20. MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music has pledged to "level the playing field" for indies when it comes to paying the labels for digital downloads. That was the good news that American Assn. of Independent Music acting president MSN Music has pledged to "level ...

  21. MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music has pledged to "level the playing field" for indies when it comes to paying the labels for digital downloads. That was the good news that American Assn. of Independent Music acting president MSN Music has pledged to "level ...

  22. MSN Music Doles Out Free Tunes

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MSN has launched a promotional and advertising campaign in support of its MSN Music store, highlighted by an offer giving five free music downloads to anyone who purchases a track from the service. Th MSN has launched a promotional and advertising ...

  23. Yahoo!, UMG Ink Video Deal

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fees to be paid for on-demand uses. Yahoo! has finalized a deal with Universal Music Group to pay the major label for access to its music videos, Billboard.Biz has learned. Financial details were not disclosed. The pact is the latest in an ongoing ...

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

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT America Online will begin paying Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group for access to their music video libraries under a pair of video-on-demand licensing agreements to be announced tomorrow (A America Online will begin paying Universal Mus ...

  25. Spanish Market Suffers 12.6% Drop In '04

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music sales in Spain in 2004 suffered a double-digit slump for the third year in a row. Music sales in Spain in 2004 suffered a double-digit slump for the third year in a row. Labels body Promusicae says 2004 revenues totaled 431.4 million euros ( ...

  26. UMG To Charge Web Services For Videos

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group plans to begin charging online services like AOL, Yahoo!, MTV.com and MSN for access to music videos, sources familiar with the situation say. Universal Music Group plans to begin charging online services like AOL, Yahoo!, MT ...

  27. DMI Inks Distrib, Subpub Deals

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Digital label links with Loudeye, W/C. Digital label Digital Musicworks International has formed a distribution agreement with Loudeye Corp. and a global subpublishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. The move will expand the distribution of DMI&# ...

  28. MSN Music Nabs Smithsonian Deal

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has inked an exclusive digital distribution deal with MSN Music. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has inked an exclusive digital distribution deal with MSN Music. Under the agreement, Smithsonian Folkways' catal ...

  29. Labels Line Up For RED Digital Services

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based RED Distribution says 29 labels have signed on for the company's digital distribution services. New York-based RED Distribution says 29 labels have signed on for the company's digital distribution services. The independent ...

  30. MSN Music, GarageBand Form Alliance

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to extend its connection with independent musicians and their fans, MSN Music is teaming with Garageband.com for a number of new features. In an effort to extend its connection with independent musicians and their fans, MSN Music is t ...

  31. MSN Music Inks American Express Deal

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST MSN Music is partnering with American Express to promote its new music service. The move marks the service's first strategic partnership since it formally launched Oct. 12. MSN Music is partnering with American Express to promote its new musi ...

  32. Sources: MSN Music Set For Euro Expansion

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MSN Music will later this week unveil plans to expand into the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Austria, Billboard.biz has learned. Pricing and repertoire details are expected to be disclosed Thurs MSN Music later this week will unveil plans to ...

  33. Sources: MSN Music Set For Euro Expansion

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MSN Music later this week will unveil plans to expand into the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Austria, Billboard.biz has learned. Pricing and repertoire details are expected to be disclosed Thurs MSN Music later this week will unveil plans to ...

  34. MSN Music Service To Bow In Japan

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that it will launch a local version of MSN Music service Oct. 20 with a selection of some 50,000 tracks provided by 10 major Japanese labels. That number is e Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that ...

  35. MSN Music Service To Bow In Japan

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that it will launch a local version of the MSN Music service Oct. 20 with a selection of 50,000 tracks provided by 10 leading Japanese labels. That number is Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that ...

  36. MS Bows Music Service, Forges AC/DC Deal

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music hits 17 countries with new services. MSN Music hits 17 countries with new services. News ...

  37. MS Bows Music Service, Inks AC/DC Deal

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft officially unveiled its MSN Music Service at its "Digital Entertainment Anywhere" press event today (Oct. 12) in Los Angeles, and announced an exclusive content deal with AC/DC. Microsoft officially unveiled its MSN Music Servi ...

  38. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy-protection technology from their releases. TOKYO -- Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy ...

  39. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy protection technology from their releases. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD ...

  40. Sony Japan, Avex Rethink Copy-Protected CDs

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD copy protection technology from their releases. Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) and leading Japanese independent label Avex are dropping CD ...

  41. Monterey Jazz Fest Links With MSN

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music has inked a three-year exclusive deal with the Monterey Jazz Festival to sell new and archival recordings from the annual California event. MSN Music has inked a three-year exclusive deal with the Monterey Jazz Festival to sell new and a ...

  42. Windows Player Integrates Wal-Mart Digi Service

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart.com's music download store is receiving a shot in the arm from <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000623069">yesterday's launch</A> Wal-Mart.com� ...

  43. Windows Player Integrates Wal-Mart Digi Service

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart.com's music download store is receiving a shot in the arm from <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000623069">yesterday's launch</A> Wal-Mart.com� ...

  44. Napster Bows Portable Subscription Service

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Napster To Go' allows for transfer to devices. Napster today (Sept. 1) became the first digital music service to jump into the subscription portability business, launching a preview of an offering called "Napster to Go." The s ...

  45. Microsoft Launches Download Store

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. MSN claims a catalog of more than ...

  46. Microsoft Launches Download Store

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. MSN claims a catalog of more than ...