Mobile music

  1. LiveWire Mobile Plans For Download Service

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Like pretty much every other ringtone aggregator that’s still in business today, LiveWire Mobile is getting into the full-song business. The company laid out plans for a DRM-free music download service that it says will be offered by two North Ame ...

  2. Japan To Tackle Music Piracy On Cell Phones

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The telecom and music industry bodies in Japan will reportedly implement a system to automatically check cell phone Web sites for illegal music files, in order to prevent the files from being uploaded or downloaded in breach of copyright law. The ...

  3. From CTIA: EMI, Myxer, Shazam, Tapulous

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- EMI Music licensed its catalog to ringtone provider Myxer , becoming the first major label to strike a deal with the company. The deal covers ringtones, full-track songs, ringtones, videos and images available via Myxer's service. -- Shaza ...

  4. Billboard.biz Q&A: General Partner For VC Firm Norwest Venture Partners, Bob Abbott

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As general partner for venture capital firm Norwest Venture Partners, Bob Abbott keeps a close eye on the intersection of technology and entertainment. Mobile is one area that has caused many VCs no small degree of grief, thanks to slim margins an ...

  5. Thumbplay Unveils Full-Song Mobile Music Service

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's bid to sell full-song downloads from ringtones gained an ally today with the unveiling of Thumbplay's new full-song mobile music service. Hoping to do for full-song music downloads what it did for ringtones, Thumbpla ...

  6. Report: Apple, Labels In Talks Over More Mobile Music

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The next iteration of the iPhone, expected to be unveiled next month, may have a whole lot more music if record labels and Apple can learn to play nice. According to the New York Times , Apple is negotiating with the music industry to expand its c ...

  7. Burger King Gets Into the Ringtone Business

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Burger King is subsidizing ringtones of Warner Music Group artists on Virgin Mobile phones in an effort to reach more tech savvy consumers, the company said. Ringtones will be priced at $1.00, substantially less than the $2.50 most Virgin Mobile r ...

  8. Growth In Ringback Tones Energizes Mobile Market

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As the cash cow that was the ringtones market slowly heads to pasture, the music industry is turning to a new mobile stud -- ringback tones. Ringbacks represent the only area of significant growth for mobile music-related applications in the last ...

  9. AT&T Mobility Launches Ringtone, Remix Applications

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Mobility is responding to the dip in ringtone sales and the sluggish pace of full-song downloads by offering a pair of new services that allow subscribers to access and customize their music libraries. Addressing the ringtone issue, AT&am ...

  10. Digital Bits: INgrooves, Virgin Mobile, Groove Mobile, The Orchard

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music distributor and "label" INgrooves partnered with technology provider Emdigo for a new set of 3D artist-based wallpaper images called "Music Screensavers. The next-gen wallpaper images feature animated images of various ...

  11. Popkomm Panelists: Music, Auto Industries Must Align

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vehicles will drive a viable revenue stream for record labels in the coming years, panelists said at the "Auto Mobile Music: The Dashboard Jukebox" session today, on day one of Popkomm , the international music and entertainment conferen ...

  12. Ringtones Get A Pretty Face

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST A girl and a song. Warner Music Latin America is banking on that combination to bolster mobile music sales of its catalog. Beginning this month, a series of video ringtones featuring celebrity Latin models synchronized with hit Warner Music tracks ...

  13. UMM Rolls Out Digital Initiatives For Eminem

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Campaign includes 'gifting' ringtones. The mobile music campaign created for the release of Eminem's greatest hits CD, "Curtain Call," by Interscope Records and Universal Music Mobile, marks the first time UMM has launched ...

  14. Sounding Off On Ringtones: Creativity Is Key To Future

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Introduced six years ago in the United States, mobile ringtones have become one of the market's most significant agents of change in the music business. Ralph Simon is chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum-Americas and CEO of Mobilium, a ...

  15. Mobile Download Goes Gold In Australia

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ministry Of Sound Australia has notched the country's first gold certification for a mobile download. Ministry Of Sound Australia has notched the country's first gold certification for a mobile download. The independent dance label says ...

  16. Mobile Download Goes Gold In Australia

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ministry Of Sound Australia has notched the country's first gold certification for a mobile download. Ministry Of Sound Australia has notched the country's first gold certification for a mobile download. The independent dance label says ...

  17. U.K.'s Orange Pushing Mobile Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Campaign includes live-music sponsorships. U.K. cell-phone operator Orange today (March 31) unveiled its biggest campaign yet to encourage consumers to access mobile music. The "Find Music" initiative, which kicks off tonight with an eve ...

  18. Chaoticom, EMI Strike Licensing Agreement

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile music pioneer Chaoticom and EMI Music have formed a licensing agreement to make some 200,000 tracks from EMI's catalog available for wireless distribution via certain Chaoticom carrier partners LOS ANGELES -- Mobile music pioneer Chaot ...

  19. Chaoticom, EMI Strike Licensing Agreement

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile music pioneer Chaoticom and EMI Music have formed a licensing agreement to make some 200,000 tracks from EMI's catalog available for wireless distribution via certain Chaoticom carrier partners Mobile music pioneer Chaoticom and EMI Mu ...

  20. MoS, Xingtone Launch Mobile Store

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Independent record company Ministry of Sound has launched an online distribution store for mobile content in the United States via a partnership with Xingtone, a publisher of mobile music ringtone sof Independent record company Ministry of Sound h ...

  21. Committing To Mobile: A Simplified Method For Licensing Content

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The mobile music space has created enormous opportunities for the music industry -- for artists, record labels and music publishers. But it's the pubberies that seem to have gotten a bad rap in the ru Les Bider is chairman/CEO of Warner/Chapp ...

  22. G-Unit Stars Offer 'First Dibs' Via Virgin Mobile

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Exclusive ringtones available under UMG deal. Virgin Mobile USA and Universal Music Group are rolling out their second "First Dibs" mobile music deal, this time with exclusive master ringtones from G-Unit's Lloyd Banks and Young Buc ...

  23. Why All The Noise About Ringtones?

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As anyone who's heard a cell phone ring in a crowded room knows, there is a nascent industry growing around the delivery of content to mobile phones. As anyone who's heard a cell phone ring in a crowded room knows, there is a nascent ind ...