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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Microsoft Talks Music Streaming Service

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft plans to launch a music streaming service with a "similar principle to Spotify," according to a report by the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph. "Music is an important area for Microsoft. We are looking at launching a music stre ...

  5. MSN Mobile Launches U.K. Music Service

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Microsoft has launched a new music service that will offer U.K. consumers full-track, Realtones and music video downloads via its MSN Mobile portal. An exclusive partnership with digital music service provider, VidZone Digital Media will provide t ...

  6. MSN, Cyloop Form Alliance

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Microsoft MSN and Internet music community Cyloop have teamed up in an alliance that will have Cyloop offering its content on MSN’s portals in Latin America, the U.S. Latin market and the Sympatico/MSN portal in Canada. The strategic alliance was ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Digital Briefs: ReverbNation, MSN Radio, Kid Rock

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - ReverbNation is integrating Twitter into all artist profile pages. Twitter allows users to send short updates, often via mobile text messaging, to fans monitoring their profile pages. ReverbNation says it will soon add Facebook status updates as ...

  9. Microsoft Strikes Euro Content Deals With Sony BMG, MTV

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Microsoft has beefed up the pan-European content offering for its free, video-on-demand Internet channel, MSN Video, through separate deals struck with MTV Networks International and Sony BMG. Through the agreements, unveiled this morning at a med ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Live Earth Breaks Stream Records, U.K. Viewers Tune Out

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Saturday's international Live Earth environment-awareness concerts drew more than 10 million live online streams, the most in history for an entertainment show, according to Microsoft's MSN portal. The Webcast achieved "a milestone ...

  12. 'Live Earth' Global Concert Plans Revealed

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former United States vice president Al Gore and a host of celebrities gathered today (Feb. 15) in Los Angeles to reveal plans for "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," a series of seven concerts set to take place across th ...

  13. Control Room, UMG Team For Live Programming

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg footage available from Nov. 20. Live digital content provider Control Room and Universal Music Group (UMG) have put together a master framework that will streamline the process for live performances by UMG artists transmitted by Control ...

  14. Innovative MSN Campaign For Parlophone's Allen

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music U.K. label Parlophone today (Oct. 5) rolled out a customized MSN campaign for its rising young signing Lily Allen. EMI Music U.K. label Parlophone today (Oct. 5) rolled out a customized MSN campaign for its rising young signing Lily Alle ...

  15. Innovative MSN Campaign For Parlophone's Allen

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music U.K. label Parlophone today (Oct. 5) rolled out a customized MSN campaign for its rising young signing Lily Allen. EMI Music U.K. label Parlophone today (Oct. 5) rolled out a customized MSN campaign for its rising young signing Lily Alle ...

  16. AOL, XM, AEG End Network Live Deal

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Wall acquires company, renaming it Control Room. AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG have ended their Network Live joint venture with Live 8 mastermind Kevin Wall. Wall has acquired full control of the year-old company and has renamed it Control ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. AtomShockwave Boosts Profile With Gaming Acquisition

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST AtomShockwave Corp., a provider of Internet-based films and games, said it has acquired AddictingGames.com, boosting the company into a more powerful position in the growing arena of online gaming. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- AtomShockwave Corp., a p ...

  21. RealNetworks Partners With Ex-Foe Microsoft

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks settled its antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft for $761 million, in a deal designed to help both parties better compete against rivals Apple Computer and Yahoo in the battle for digital LOS ANGELES -- RealNetworks settled its antitru ...

  22. Live At The Orange Debuts

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Series kicks off with Divine Brown. Universal Music Canada and Bell Canada have launched "Live At The Orange Lounge," a multi-format series featuring weekly interviews and music by Universal artists in Toronto's Orange Studio. The s ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. UMG To Charge Web Services For Videos

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Major inks new pact with MSN. Major inks new pact with MSN. News ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. UMG To Charge Web Services For Videos

    January 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 ...

  32. Garageband Acts Score From MSN, Live365

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Partnerships lead to increased exposure. Garageband.com says deals with MSN and Live365 are leading to increased opportunities for priority-acts promoted by the emerging-artist service. Unsigned act Geoff Byrd, has seen a spike in both download sa ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  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. Microsoft Launches Download Store

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. MSN Music store previewed. U.S. MSN Music store previewed. News ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Australia's Ninemsn Enters Download Market

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Leading Australian Web portal Ninemsn has bowed a legitimate digital-download store. The new online initiative -- launched Wednesday (April 21) -- is powered by U.K.-based digital-music service provid Leading Australian Web portal Ninemsn has bowe ...

  48. Australia's Ninemsn Enters Download Market

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Leading Australian Web portal Ninemsn has bowed a legitimate digital-download store. The new online initiative -- launched Wednesday (April 21) -- is powered by U.K.-based digital-music service provid Leading Australian Web portal Ninemsn has bowe ...

  49. 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 ...