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  1. Gracenote Goes Mobile

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gracenote unveiled new software today designed to give mobile phones access to its media database for search and discovery services. The technology allows users to identify songs against its database of 60 million tracks, and then offers the abili ...

  2. FunMobility Acquires InfoSpace

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile media company FunMobility has acquired InfoSpace Media Studios, formerly known as Moviso, gaining both the division's content library and staff. No purchase price was disclosed. Under the deal, FunMobility will also license InfoSpace&# ...

  3. iPhone Rivals Hurt By Import Ban

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A patent dispute between mobile phone component manufacturers Qualcomm and Broadcom has resulted in an import ban on certain models of phones -- including several potential iPhone rivals. The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that certain ...

  4. Sony BMG Expands Mobile Presence

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG expanded its mobile presence over the past few days. The major struck a deal with mobile TV service MobiTV, adding more than 2,500 music videos to its existing branded video channels. The two are also collaborating on customized artist ch ...

  5. Analyst: Carriers Boosting Mobile Music Market

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A new NPD report suggests the increase of music on mobile phones is more a factor of carriers seeding the market with music capable devices than of a demand for music as a feature. The group reports that sales of music enabled mobile phones have g ...

  6. Amp'd Mobile files For Chapter 11

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Startup wireless operator Amp'd Mobile filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late Friday, unable to meet payments due on almost $100 million of debt. The company, which launched service in December of 2005, does not own its own network but instead ...

  7. Asian Digital Tastes Explored At Music Matters Confab

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Asian consumers are as passionate about the digital technology they use to access and play music as they are about music itself, according to the results of a survey released May 30 at the Music Matters conference in Hong Kong. Fifty-one percent o ...

  8. Analysts Question Mobile's Future

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While the mobile phone may one day replace the standalone MP3 player as the primary device to listen to digital music, analysts are questioning whether it will double as the primary acquisition device as well. Data from European operators show tha ...

  9. Clear Channel Boosts Mobile Offering

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio is making available a series of mobile phone applications designed to give its local radio stations more options to interact with listeners. The mobile phone initiative will allow users to send text messages into local studios, ...

  10. NARM Coverage: Mobile Carriers, Retailers Discuss Opportunities

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The mobile space is probably two or three years away from having a significant impact on brick-and-mortar music retailers, panelists at the NARM convention in Chicago determined on a Tuesday (May 1) afternoon panel. Muze chairman Bill Stensrud com ...

  11. BET Launches Mobile Fan Club

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT BET Networks has introduced a mobile-based fan club for the series 106 & Park. The free service allows fans to receive artist news, ringtones and images of the show from their mobile phones, as well as receive early invites to special events a ...

  12. Arbitron Rearches Mobile Usage

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron has struck a deal with mobile research firm Telephia to conduct joint research on the audio content usage on mobile phones. Initial findings from the Arbitron/Telephia Mobile Audio Media Study show that about 6% of mobile subscribers say ...

  13. Napster, AT&T In Wireless Music Tie-Up

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Napster Inc. and AT&T Inc. said on Monday (March 26) that they had agreed to a deal to provide some of the top U.S. phone company's wireless and high-speed Internet customers with free digital music. The service will be available beginnin ...

  14. Musicphone Ownership Up

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Musicphone ownership is on the rise worldwide, but consumers are not yet using them the way the music industry originally hoped, according to new research from M:Metrics. Sideloading remains the most preferred way to put music on these devices, as ...

  15. Mobile Execs Agree On Three Things

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The impact of the iPhone, ringtones and of course, DRM were all topics of discussion at the SXSW music festival last week. Panelists -- including executives from Motorola, Cingular, Verizon, Sony BMG and Napster -- in a discussion titled: "Co ...

  16. mSpot Reveals 'The Remix'

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile entertainment service provider mSpot has introduced a music player for mobile phones that allows users to access and play music stored on their home computer via their mobile devices. The Remix product essentially streams music stored in a ...

  17. Motorola's iRadio Delayed

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Motorola's iRadio mobile music solution is on hold for a while. The much-hyped service that had been in beta testing for more than a year now is going back to the drawing board for some major revisions, in the hopes it can one day see the lig ...

  18. Bronfman Blasts Mobile Makers

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Edgar Bronfman Jr. today used his keynote platform at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona to lambast wireless carriers and handset manufacturers. Warner Music Group's chairman/CEO accused operators and device makers of holding back growth in ...

  19. SDC Enters China

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Secure Digital Container (SDC), the Basel, Switzerland-based provider of technology for digital rights management has struck a deal which will catapult it into the Chinese mobile market. Through a newly-forged partnership, SDC will power a full-tr ...

  20. Groove Mobile, Uni U.K. Partner On Mobile Music Store

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Groove Mobile, the Massachusetts-based international mobile-music service provider, has teamed with Universal Music U.K. to build and operate an off-portal mobile music store. The partnership, unveiled today (Jan. 22) during Midem, will allow Brit ...

  21. 24-7 MusicShop Goes Mobile In Denmark

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST London-based digital music service provider 24-7 MusicShop has made its first foray into mobile music. The company has teamed with Denmark's TDC Music, an existing broadband music operation, to create a new dual-delivery music store for the c ...

  22. Mobile Video Services Unveiled At CES

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST News is pouring out of the annual Consumer Electronics Show , hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association, which is now underway in Las Vegas. The biggest trend so far is the slew of mobile video related announcements. Verizon Wireless introduc ...

  23. Napster Mobile Comes To Ireland

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Napster Mobile has made its debut in the European market via Irish wireless carrier O2 Ireland. The move means O2 Ireland's 1.6 million subscribers will be able for the first time to access Napster's catalog of 3 million full-length song ...

  24. Napster Mobile To Make Debut In Ireland

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Napster's mobile music application Napster Mobile has found a foothold in Europe and is expected to go live in Ireland on Telefonica's O2 network. The Napster Mobile application is hosted by network provider Ericsson. It allows users to ...

  25. RIAJ Reports Q3 Download Gains

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST PC-based music downloads in Japan increased by 144% in volume terms to 5.7 million units in the July-September quarter compared to the third quarter of 2005, according to data released Nov. 28 by labe PC-based music downloads in Japan increased by ...

  26. HMV Japan Ramps Up Mobile Web Site

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST New service goes live Nov. 23. HMV Japan on Nov. 21 unveiled a major upgrade of its mobile Web site that it says is aimed at taking full advantage of broadband-capable handsets. The site will be upgraded from its current text-based format to one i ...

  27. Groove Mobile Powers 3U.K.'s Music Offering

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The music service operated by 3U.K., Britain's pioneering 3G (third-generation) network, is now being powered by U.S.-based Groove Mobile. Groove Mobile replaces French-originated service provider Mus The music service operated by 3U.K., Brit ...

  28. Groove Mobile Powers 3U.K.'s Music Offering

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The music service operated by 3U.K., Britain's pioneering 3G (third-generation) network, is now being powered by U.S.-based Groove Mobile. Groove Mobile replaces French-originated service provider Mus The music service operated by 3U.K., Brit ...

  29. Napster 2Q Loss Narrows

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company's revenues grow. Napster Inc. said Wednesday (Nov. 8) its second-quarter loss narrowed from a year ago, beating Wall Street estimates as the online music service saw a boost in revenue. The company, which said in September it was expl ...

  30. WMG, Virgin Mobile USA Enter Pact

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has licensed hundreds of tracks to be sold as "alert tones" for Virgin Mobile USA. Virgin is marketing the service as "text tones" to be played when their subscribers receive a new Warner Music Group has lice ...

  31. New Startxt Mobile Service Shines For Indie Labels

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service allows indies to handle mobile services. Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent labels launch direct-to-consumer mobile-music services, goes live today (Oct. 26). It is an offshoot of a generic pla ...

  32. New Startxt Mobile Service Shines For Indie Labels

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent labels launch direct-to-consumer mobile-music services, goes live today (Oct. 26). Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent la ...

  33. Wolfmother's Cell Phone Show A First For Oz

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sydney power trio Wolfmother yesterday (Oct. 24) became the first act in Australia to stream a live concert in "real time" to mobile phones. Sydney power trio Wolfmother yesterday (Oct. 24) became the first act in Australia to stream a l ...

  34. Wolfmother's Cell Phone Show A First For Oz

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sydney power trio Wolfmother yesterday (Oct. 24) became the first act in Australia to stream a live concert in "real time" to mobile phones. Sydney power trio Wolfmother yesterday (Oct. 24) became the first act in Australia to stream a l ...

  35. UMG Preps '30303' Mobile Initiative

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offering aims to simplfy access to mobile content. Universal Music Group has teamed with Motricity to offer simplfied access to mobile content such as music, mastertones and photos. Consumers will text artist related keywords to "30303" ...

  36. HMV U.K. To Sell Mobile Phone Handsets

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HMV, the U.K. music retail chain, is for the first time going to sell mobile phone contracts and devices from this weekend (Aug. 5). The move is part of its strategy to enhance digital music services. HMV, the U.K. music retail chain, is for the f ...

  37. Fnac Rings Up Mobile Service

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leading French music and entertainment retailer Fnac launched yesterday (July 6) a branded mobile phone service in collaboration with mobile carrier Orange. Leading French music and entertainment retailer Fnac launched yesterday (July 6) a branded ...

  38. Tower Enters Into Japan Mobile Payment Service

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based Tower Records Japan and credit-card company Mitsui Sumitomo Card are launching a new mobile phone-based payment service that be used by subscribers to leading telecom NTT DoCoMo's "mobile Tokyo-based Tower Records Japan and c ...

  39. Japan's KDDI Readies Sony Walkman Mobile

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Handset will store 500 songs. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, is to launch in June a mobile handset with a built-in Sony Walkman music player capable of storing some 500 songs. The Walkman Keitai W42S handset, which KDDI develop ...

  40. Bono, Motorola Launch Phone

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sales used to fight AIDS in Africa. Following on the heels of the RED American Express credit card, rock star Bono launched a new red mobile phone in the UK on Monday (May 15), sales of which are expected to raise hundreds of millions of dollars t ...

  41. UMG Readies New Short Messaging Service

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled to launch in May. Universal Music Group plans to sell ringtones and other mobile music products via a new premium short-message service (SMS) starting next month. Rio Caraeff VP/GM for Universal Music Mobile says the offering will allow ...

  42. Music Phones Triple Sony/Ericsson Earnings

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Driven by strong sales of Walkman line. Driven largely by strong sales of its Walkman line of music phone, mobile phone manufacturer Sony-Ericsson beat analyst expectations by more than tripling its net profit for the quarter ending March 31. The ...

  43. Robbie Dials Up Deal On Exclusive Cell Phones

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British hit-maker Robbie Williams has joined forces with cell-phone carrier T-Mobile International and handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson to launch a branded mobile phone. British hit-maker Robbie Williams has joined forces with cell-phone carrier ...

  44. Third Major Label Signs With Motorola's iRadio

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has joined Warner Music group and Universal Music Group to provide content for Motorola's burgeoning iRadio, a service that allows subscribers to access over 400 channels of commercial-free m Sony BMG has joined Warner Music group an ...

  45. Universal Music France, Musicwave Enter Pact

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mobile service allows song selection for flat fee. Universal Music France has agreed to license its catalog for a wireless music subscription service run by mobile entertainment technology firm Musiwave. The service allows users to select the song ...

  46. Loudeye Launches 'Triple Play'

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Subs access account from Internet devices. Digital music technology vendor Loudeye has introduced a new service that lets users access music from their PC, mobile phone and TV set-top box via a single account. Online retailers who use Loudeye' ...

  47. Apple Moves To Mobile?

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company requests 'Mobile Me' trademark. Questions over Apple Computer’s mobile music ambitions have risen to the surface again this week, following the disclosure that the Cupertino-based firm filed a trademark request for the term “Mobi ...

  48. Warner Music Group Signs On With iRadio

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second major label to back service. Warner Music Group has signed on with Motorola’s fledgling iRadio, a service that allows subscribers to access over 400 channels of commercial free music and talk programming from their cell phone. WMG is now th ...

  49. Motorola Unveils iRadio, New Home Products

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cell-phone maker, on Tuesday (Jan. 3) revealed details of its plans for iRadio, a subscription music service that will go on sale this year. It also unveiled a new hom Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cel ...

  50. Universal Germany Buys Stake In Net Mobile

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Berlin-based Universal Music Germany has acquired a 10% stake in German mobile telecommunications firm Net Mobile. Berlin-based Universal Music Germany has acquired a 10% stake in German mobile telecommunications firm Net Mobile. In a statement, F ...

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