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  1. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Trans World, Spotify and More

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Department of Justice is set to approve the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger as early as this month, according to M&A Web site The Daily ...

  2. Contest Calls On Students To Form Pop Band

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music, Motorola and Argentine wireless carrier Personal have launched a contest among high school students to form a new pop band. The aspiring pop stars submit photos, video and audio to www.recreopersonal.com to be judged by fans and by Son ...

  3. TDC Play Wins Mobile Award

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Unlimited music service TDC Play won the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) honor for best music service at the global mobile trade body's 'Meffys' awards ceremony. TDC Play, which is available in Denmark, is powered by European mobil ...

  4. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Top Music Sites, Shazam Suit

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Customized personal radio service Slacker raised $9.6 million in new venture funding in its fourth round, according to a recent regulatory filing. It is aiming for $10.2 million in total. Specific investors were not disclosed. -- comScore relea ...

  5. Dell Plots Smartphone Foray, Eyes Apple: Report

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dell Inc is plotting a foray into the cell phone arena as early as next month, making and selling smartphones to revitalize a business walloped by crumbling PC sales and pitting the firm against Apple, the Wall Street Journal reported. The world&# ...

  6. Digital Music Revenue Doubles In Brazil

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST A recent report by international music trade group IFPI re-affirms Brazil as Latin America's top digital music market, with revenues doubling in 2008. According to IFPI's "Digital Music Report 2009," digital accounts for more t ...

  7. MySpace Delivers Video To Mobiles

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST MySpace users with mobile phones are about to find out if they can walk and watch TV at the same time. On Wednesday (Dec. 3), News Corp's online social network will make video clips from its members' pages available for viewing on mobile ...

  8. Digital Briefs: iPhone, IBM, Ozzy, BitTorrent

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The NPD Group released data showing Apple's iPhone 3G is the top-selling mobile phone of third quarter, overtaking the Motorola RAZR, which held the top slot for the last 12 quarters. - A judge presiding over a lawsuit brought by the former ...

  9. FCC Clears Google-Backed Plan On Airwaves

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved a plan sought by tech companies like Google Inc and Microsoft Inc to open soon-to-be-vacant television airwaves to new wireless devices. The five-member FCC voted Nov. 4 to open unlicensed po ...

  10. Pink's 'Funhouse' Burns Aussie Chart, Tickets Fly

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pink's "Funhouse" album debuted at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart on Sunday, and she is set to break her own box office record with the "Funhouse" tour next year amid difficult ...

  11. ARIA Awards Keep On Giving

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recent ARIA Awards has contributed to knock-on sales spikes for a whole raft of performers and winners. Albums by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, the Presets and Gabriella Cilmi are among the chief beneficiaries of the televised Oct. 19 industry ...

  12. Sneaky Sound System Tops Aussie Chart

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian electro-pop trio Sneaky Sound System's sophomore set "2" (Whack/MGM) has debuted at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) chart. It is the sixth domestic album to top the chart out of 17 chart t ...

  13. Spaceland, maniaTV Partner For Web Series

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spaceland Recordings has partnered with independent online television network maniaTV to launch a 13-episode online concert series, titled At the Show. All concerts will be filmed at Los Angeles venues Spaceland, Echoplex and the Echo. The music s ...

  14. Latin Briefs: Don Tetto, SESAC Latina, Chelo

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Colombian indie rock quartet Don Tetto has affiliated with SESAC Latina. The group, which released its debut album "Lo Que No Sabias" on Colombia's Cabeza de Raton label last year, released the album in the U.S. this year on 786 M ...

  15. 'Mamma Mia!' Sparks Aussie ABBA Revival

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Abba are in the money money money on Australia's sales charts. In the wake of the Australian theatrical release of "Mamma Mia!", no less than ten Abba titles have made impressions on this week's Motorola Australian Record Indus ...

  16. Digital Briefs: TuneCore, Lil' Wayne, Microsoft

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Music delivery and distribution service TuneCore introduced a new pricing model that makes single tracks available to multiple digital retailers for $10 each. It previously offered only a $30 per year fee. Additionally, it plans to expand the nu ...

  17. Asian Matters Take Center Stage At HK Confab

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary promoter Harvey Goldsmith accused Asian counterparts of overpaying acts, in remarks he made during the "The Live Panel" discussion at the third annual Music Matters conference in Hong Kong, which wrapped today. "You'r ...

  18. Local Murray Scores Third Aussie No. 1

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian singer songwriter Pete Murray joined some esteemed company this week when he scored his third No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association chart. With his latest album, "Summer At Eureka" (Sony BMG), Murray ...

  19. EU's McCreevy Calls For Forum On Copyright Levy

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A forum should be set up to resolve a long-running spat over levies on recording equipment to compensate performers for lost royalties, EU Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy said on Tuesday. Big electronics companies such as Philips, No ...

  20. Morissette To Be Bundled With Motorola

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cellphone manufacturer Motorola has joined forces with Warner Music Brazil to include the Alanis Morissette song "Underneath" as a preloaded track in its new Motorola W270 phone. As of May 1, 700,000 cellphones preloaded with the track w ...

  21. Babasonicos Goes Mobile

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in Latin America, a major act -- Argentine rock group Babasónicos -- has released its new album exclusively in mobile format prior to its brick and mortar release. The mobile release of "Mucho" was made posible via a d ...

  22. Cut Copy Debuts At No. 1 Down Under

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A second homegrown act has debuted at the top spot of the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart in the month of March. Following Perth band Gyroscope's high debut with "Breed Obsession" (Mushroom/ Warner), ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Australia's Gyroscope Grabs Top Chart Slot

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia-signing Gyroscope's third album "Breed Obsession" debuted at the top spot in this week's Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart. The last Australian group to hit No. 1 on the ARIA ...

  25. Zubillaga Splits With WMG

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group executive VP, digital strategy and business development Alejandro (Alex) Zubillaga, will leave the company June 1 to "pursue entrepreneurial activities in media and other businesses," the music giant said today. His re ...

  26. ARIA, MTV Aus Bolster Alliance

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Association and MTV Networks Australia have strengthened their alliance through a number of joint initiatives, unveiled today. The first is a new one-hour magazine-style show that bows tomorrow on MTV and will foc ...

  27. Rihanna Makes Aus Chart History

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rihanna's single "Don't Stop The Music" has created a chart first Down Under. It becomes the first digital-only single to go to No. 1 on the official Motorola ARIA Singles Chart, published on Sunday night (Feb. 17). The Austral ...

  28. Wisin & Yandel, SunCom Launch Branded Phone

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón power duo Wisin & Yandel have partnered with wireless company SunCom Wireless in Puerto Rico to launch their own cellphone, in alliance with Motorola. The MOTOKRZR K1 Wisin vs. Yandel Limited Edition, on sale today, will contain Wisi ...

  29. Alltel Lauches Steaming, Download Service

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Wireless operator Alltel introduced a new music service that allows customers to stream and download DRM-free digital music files from their home computer to their mobile phone. The service is called "Music, powered by Celltop" which is ...

  30. Musicphones Make Show Floor Noise At CES

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST New mobile phones from Motorola and Sony-Ericsson, featuring music capabilities as just the start of their advanced capabilities, were introduced today today (Jan. 7) at the CES conference in Las Vegas. Sony-Ericsson launched two new Walkman-brand ...

  31. Motorola To Buy Soundbuzz

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S.-based electronics/communications company Motorola will buy Singapore-based digital music services provider/online music store Soundbuzz, the two companies announced today (Jan. 7). Terms of the deal, which is expected to close by March 31, we ...

  32. ARIA Charts Embrace Download Data

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Labels and artists no longer have to release a physical CD to qualify for Australia's main singles chart. With effect from this week, digital tracks without a physical counterpart will meet the criteria for the Motorola ARIA Single Chart, tra ...

  33. ARIA To Induct Cave Into Hall Of Fame

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alternative rock veteran Nick Cave will be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at this year's Motorola ARIA awards, set for Oct. 28 at Acer Stadium in Sydney. Melbourne-born Cave emerged in the punk ...

  34. Delta's 'Life' Bows At No. 1

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Delta Goodrem has notched up her eighth chart-topping single in her native Australia. Her latest track, "In This Life" (Sony BMG Music), this week debuts at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording industry Association Top 1 ...

  35. ARIA, MTV, Cut Pay-TV Deal

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has granted MTV Networks Australia exclusive pay-TV rights to its key events and properties. MTV will immediately start building programs and competitions around the weekly Motorola ARIA Chart, ...

  36. Powderfinger, Silverchair, Team Up For Tour

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australia's two biggest bands, Powderfinger and Silverchair have teamed up for a national concert tour. The "Across The Great Divide" tour begins at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on August 29 and winds up 21 shows later on Octo ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Napster, Motorola Partner

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Napster and Motorola have teamed up on a co-marketing effort that in part will allow users to transfer, store, and play subscription music from Napster on their Motorola phones. To do so, Motorola is adding Windows Media DRM technology to select m ...

  39. Alltel Offers Sideloading Service

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alltel Wireless introduced a new service that allows customers to more easily transfer music files from their computers to their phones. The practice, known as "sideloading," requires a software download from Alltel called Jump Music. Ju ...

  40. Fergie Tour Goes Wireless

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie's solo tour is going wireless. No paper tickets will be sold for the 20-city tour, sponsored by Verizon Wireless. Instead, fans can download a mobile ticket to their mobile phones which they can present at the door for entry. Verizon W ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Silverchair On Hot Streak In Oz

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Silverchair is on a record-breaking streak at home. Four weeks after becoming the first Australian band in 40 years to achieve three No. 1 singles in the national chart, Silverchair this week scored another chart milestone as their "Young Mod ...

  43. Apple Rivals Get Boost From DRM-Free Deal

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc.'s decision to sell DRM-free downloads from EMI and indie labels in the AAC format rather than the MP3 format is creating new strategic opportunities for both rival device manufacturers and digital retailers. Come May when iTunes la ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Aussie Biz Celebrates Domestic Chart Toppers

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The chart-topping success of 15 Australian acts was celebrated yesterday (Feb. 22) at the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) No. 1 Chart Awards at Doltone House in Sydney. The Living End (EMI), Something For Kate (Sony BMG), Eskimo J ...

  48. Big Machine Partners With iRadio

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based Big Machine Records has agreed to provide content for Motorola's iRadio service, which is available on certain models of that company's cell phones. Big Machine's iRadio channel will feature music from the label' ...

  49. Handlin Back In ARIA Chair

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, was re-elected today as chairman of the Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) for a record ninth year. The elections took place at ARIA's offices ...

  50. Musiwave Reveals Two Deals at 3GSM Confab

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Musiwave, the Paris-based mobile-music service provider owned by U.S.-based Openwave, disclosed two new European deals with operators at the 3GSM World Congress confab yesterday (Feb. 13). Musiwave is powering the Orange Music Store, a new full-tr ...

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