Mobile telecommunications

  1. IRIS Extends To Mobile With Airborne Entertainment

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT IRIS Distribution is extending its independent music library to mobile through a partnership with mobile media firm Airborne Entertainment. Under the deal, Airborne will make wallpapers, full-track downloads, mobile videos and other mobile content ...

  2. Phone Face-Off

    September 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The cold war has gone hot. Although their relationship is highly symbiotic, the companies that make mobile phones have for years sought to gain the upper hand in brand awareness and customer control from those that run wireless networks. That long ...

  3. iPhone Hackers Could Face Legal Battle

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hackers have figured out how to unleash Apple's iPhone from AT&T's cellular network, but people hoping to make money from the procedure could face legal problems. At least one of the companies hoping to make money by unlocking iPhone ...

  4. GreeeeN Sets Mobile Sales Record For UMG

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group claims to have set the record for the most over-the-air full song downloads to mobile phones by a single track. Japanese act GreeeeN reportedly sold more than 1 million copies of the single "Aiuta" on mobile phones ...

  5. Txttunes Expands Scope, Cohen Joins Board

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile text-message-based music service Txttunes has expanded service to the U.S. and has added former EMI exec Ted Cohen to its board of directors. Txttunes allows artists and labels to sell music directly to fans via their mobile phone without t ...

  6. T-Mobile Launches Mobile Jukebox In U.K.

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Mobile International, the European wireless carrier, has embarked on a creative campaign to coincide with its relaunched Mobile Jukebox. The new à la carte service allows subscribers to download to both Windows-operated PCs and mobile handsets f ...

  7. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Keep a close eye on this MusicStation subscription mobile music service that launched this week in Sweden. What a concept... for an extra $4 a month to your phone bill, you can download an unlimited amount of music to the mobile phones. S ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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, ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Nettwerk Inks Free Mobile Deal

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk Music Group has licensed its music video catalog to a service that lets fans view them on mobile phone for free. The Canadian label struck a deal with Mywaves to bring Nettwerk acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Jars of Clay and Avril Lavigne ...

  14. Flycell Inks Deal With UMG, Launches New Mobile Store

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has licensed content to mobile content company Flycell, which just launched a new digital entertainment wireless application protocol (WAP) storefront. As an open standard similar to HTML, the WAP store can be access from any ...

  15. 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 ...

  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. Mobile Ads To Drive Revenue in '07

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mobile advertising will start to become the revenue driver in mobile-music services in 2007. That is the prediction of Patrick Parodi, global chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) and chief marketing officer of mobile-entertainment serv ...

  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. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Report: Majority Of Consumers Snub Mobile Content

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST While the entertainment and wireless industries remain bullish on the potential for mobile entertainment content, consumers are still slow to jump on the bandwagon, according to a report released today by IDC. Nearly 75% of U.S. mobile subscribers ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. NTT DoCoMo To Launch Music Channel

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Multi-media music service goes live Aug. 31. NTT DoCoMo, Inc., the Japanese giant wireless carrier, is launching a High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) service on Aug. 31, in time for the company's new multi-media music service. The move ...

  32. NTT DoCoMo To Launch Music Channel

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT NTT DoCoMo, Inc., the Japanese giant wireless carrier, is launching a High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) service on Aug. 31, in time for the company's new multi-media music service. NTT DoCoMo, Inc., the Japanese giant wireless carrier ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. France's SNEP Adopts Digital Sales Reporting Tool

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tracks online, mobile sales in real time. Tracks online, mobile sales in real time. News ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Harry Fox Agency Enters Into Ringtone Pacts

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forges deals with Quios, Single Touch and TouchM. The Harry Fox Agency has entered into ringtone licensing agreements with Quios, Single Touch and TouchM. The deal grants rights to the companies to provide monophonic and polyphonic ringtones as we ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Nokia And Live Nation In Ticketing Pact

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST New service provides concert tickets via handsets. New service provides concert tickets via handsets. News ...

  41. Fuse Readies Mobile Content Push

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST To be offered on-air and via a Web store. Fuse TV is preparing to offer viewers the chance to buy mobile entertainment content like ringtones, wallpaper graphics and games via on-air short-code messaging promotions. When the service goes live, vie ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Cingular Begins 3G Rollout

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST New network launched in 16 cities today. Cingular Wireless switched on its third-generation, broadband wireless network in 16 cities today as the first step of a nationwide rollout expected to continue throughout next year. Such high-speed network ...

  47. Rok Launches TV-To-Mobile Service

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT -channel package for British consumers. Rok Corp., the U.K. distributor of music and other entertainment content on mobile-phone memory cards, today (Oct. 11) launched ROK TV, a live TV-to-mobile service. ROK TV comprises 10 channels, including ...

  48. Rok Launches TV-To-Mobile Service

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT -channel package for British consumers. Rok Corp., the U.K. distributor of music and other entertainment content on mobile-phone memory cards, today (Oct. 11) launched ROK TV, a live TV-to-mobile service. ROK TV comprises 10 channels, including ...

  49. BMI Buys BlueArrow Music Recognition Service

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from mobile phones for accurately tracking music performance data. BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from m ...

  50. BMI Buys BlueArrow Music Recognition Service

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from mobile phones for accurately tracking music performance data. BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from m ...

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