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  1. France Considers 'Google Tax’ To Pay For Music

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST France could start taxing Internet advertising revenues from online giants such as Google, using the funds to support creative industries that have been hit by the digital revolution, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The proposal, put forward in ...

  2. Live Earth Returns In India

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will join Bollywood stars for a one-off Live Earth concert in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 7. Live Earth India will take place at the 20,000-capacity Andheri Sports Complex. Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is also on the bill. The event will be ...

  3. Jay-Z Exclusives Hit Thumbplay

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of Jay-Z's biggest hits are today available as mobile phone ringtones, but only exclusively through provider Thumbplay. Universal Music Group struck a deal with the service for 10 Jay-Z tracks that were previously unavailable as ringtone ...

  4. Sugar Ray Lead Singer Butters Up Unilever

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mark McGrath, lead singer of rock band Sugar Ray and host of entertainment news show Extra!, is the voice of a new branded entertainment effort from Unilever's I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. Dubbed Spraychel for President , the ca ...

  5. Grosky, Guralnick Upped At Control Room/Live Earth

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Aaron Grosky and Nina Guralnick have been promoted to president of Control Room and Live Earth respectively, responsible for identifying and executing each company's strategic and operational initiatives. Formerly executive VP of music progra ...

  6. Microsoft Preps YouTube Rival

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Testing to begin Sept. 19. Microsoft Corp. will start testing on Tuesday (Sept. 19) an Internet video-sharing service called Soapbox, the software company's answer to Web sensation YouTube. Soapbox ( http://soapbox.msn.com ) is one facet of M ...

  7. MTV Taps Interscope Exec

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Holt named digital executive VP for network. Courtney Holt, Interscope Geffen A&M’s top new media executive, is jumping to MTV Networks. Holt has been named executive VP of digital music for MTV Networks’ Music & Logo Group, and will overs ...

  8. MTV Taps Interscope Exec

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Holt named digital executive VP for network. Courtney Holt, Interscope Geffen A&M’s top new media executive, is jumping to MTV Networks. Holt has been named executive VP of digital music for MTV Networks’ Music & Logo Group, and will overs ...

  9. Quango Music Group Pacts With Fontana

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Agreement covers new releases, catalog material. Lifestyle/electronic label Quango Music Group has entered into an exclusive distribution deal with Univeral Music Group's independent distribution arm Fontana. Under the agreement, Fontana will ...

  10. Billboard, MSN Partner For Latin Web Site

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Conf taking place April 24-27. Billboard has partnered with MSN to produce a co-branded, Spanish-language Latin music Web site featuring exclusive Billboard content. Billboard Magazine and Billboard.com will provide artists intervi ...

  11. SST To Offer Catalog Through The Orchard

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download for the first time through a distribution deal with The Orchard. Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download fo ...

  12. Clear Channel Readies VOD

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this month of video-on-demand capabilities for 17 station Web sites in five major markets. Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this mon ...

  13. Google Adds Music Search Function

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yahoo! unveiled a similar tool earlier this year. Online powerhouse Google has added a new music search function to its popular search engine. Music searches on Google will provide basic song and album data, album art, pictures, reviews, as well a ...

  14. The Orchard, Shanachie Shake On Exclusive Deal

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers worldwide distribution, marketing. The Orchard has inked an exclusive worldwide digital distribution and marketing deal with Shanachie Entertainment, Billboard has learned. The Orchard will distribute Shanachie’s catalog through online ...

  15. Eisen Upped To CinemaNow Prez

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST CinemaNow has promoted to president Bruce Eisen, who acknowledged Feb. 16 that one of his goals is to groom the broadband video-on-demand company for an initial public offering. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- CinemaNow has promoted to president Bruce ...

  16. Orchard Signs 11 Labels To Distrib Deals

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked distribution and marketing deals with 11 independent labels: Amphetamine Reptile, Laugh, Crash Music, Invisible, Tomato Records, Universal Egg, Pirate Entertainment, Amulet Recor The Orchard has inked distribution and marketi ...

  17. Orchard Signs 11 Labels To Distrib Deals

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked distribution and marketing deals with 11 independent labels: Amphetamine Reptile, Laugh, Crash Music, Invisible, Tomato Records, Universal Egg, Pirate Entertainment, Amulet Recor The Orchard has inked distribution and marketi ...

  18. Virgin Group Bows Full-Service Web Store

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Group is the latest company to take the plunge into digital music, launching a service complete with downloads, subscriptions, Internet radio and music management software. The online servi The Virgin Group is the latest company to take ...

  19. MSN Making Entertainment Services Push

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit inks DVD rental, movie download deals. Microsoft's MSN division has inked a series of new movie-related distribution deals that will allow MSN users to buy movie tickets online, rent DVDs and download movies on demand. The moves are part ...

  20. MSN Making Entertainment Services Push

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit inks DVD rental, movie download deals. Microsoft's MSN division has inked a series of new movie-related distribution deals that will allow MSN users to buy movie tickets online, rent DVDs and download movies on demand. The moves are part ...

  21. U.K. To Get Download Chart

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's first Official Download Chart will launch September 1, compiling sales data from online retailers such as HMV, iTunes, MSN, Mycokemusic, Playlouder, Virgin and 7 Digital Media. The United Kingdom's first Official Dow ...

  22. U.K. To Get Download Chart

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's first Official Download Chart will launch September 1, compiling sales data from online retailers such as HMV, iTunes, MSN, Mycokemusic, Playlouder, Virgin and 7 Digital Media. The United Kingdom's first Official Dow ...

  23. Oxfam Launches Charity Download Site

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is billed as the world's first charity download site. The service, at www.bignoisemusic.com, will go live this Wednesday with 300,000 titles licensed from major and U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is bill ...

  24. Oxfam Launches Charity Download Site

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is billed as the world's first charity download site. The service, at www.bignoisemusic.com, will go live this Wednesday with 300,000 titles licensed from major and U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is bill ...

  25. Destra Partners With Leading Edge Chain

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music retailer Leading Edge to provide downloads through its Web site. Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music reta ...

  26. Destra Partners With Leading Edge Chain

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music retailer Leading Edge to provide downloads through its Web site. Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music reta ...

  27. Microsoft Unveils Download Service

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its music download service today (March 18) to about 100 indie label executives at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The software giant's offering Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its m ...