MusicStation

  1. Omnifone, Powers Music For Sony, BlackBerry, Rara.com, Turns Profit

    September 11, 2012 12:58 PM EDT Profits of any kind are rare in digital music, but there's money to be made powering other company's services. White-label service Omnifone announced Tuesday its first annual operating profit in the company's nine-year history. The ...

  2. Omnifone Eyes U.S. Expansion With 'Big Players' Following Qriocity Launch

    April 29, 2011 4:03 PM EDT Omnifone , the technology provider behind several music streaming services in the UK, is preparing for an aggressive entry into the U.S. market this year. The service already has a foothold here with Sony's Qriocity Music Unlimited service . ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: UMPG Signs a Smeethington, Kobalt Gets Neil Finn

    April 26, 2011 3:22 PM EDT UMPG Signs a Smeethington Universal Music Publishing has signed Ari Levine of the Smeezingtons songwriting and production team to an an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement. Levine's deal with UMPG commences upon the expiration the songwr ...

  4. Virgin Media's Delayed Subscription Service Still On Track

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Media 's music subscription service is late but still on track. The company's head of media relations said the service is "well progressed" but added the company is "still working" on licensing deals with conte ...

  5. Mobile World Congress: Omnifone Takes Dolby Pulse Format

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Dolby Laboratories and digital music service provider Omnifone have announced an international collaboration to introduce the multi-platform digital file format Dolby Pulse into music services for mobile, PC, in-home, and in-car streaming and down ...

  6. Mobile World Congress: MusicStation Launches On Android

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital music service provider Omnifone has demonstrated its MusicStation platform working on Android handsets during the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Android vendors, application developers and mobile network operators can utilize the ...

  7. Omnifone, HP Partner On Unlimited Music

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST London-based digital music provider Omnifone and PC manufacturer HP have announced a partnership on a pre-loaded unlimited music offer for 16 HP models in 10 European countries. The deal was announced at MIDEM Jan. 25 and will provide unlimited ac ...

  8. @CES: Music Apps Abound

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST While most of the gearheads rubbing elbows at CES are there for the gadgets, plenty of service providers use the conference to announce their new applications - you know, the things that make all the shiny new toys interesting to use. Below are a ...

  9. PlayNow Plus Debuts In Brazil

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Ericsson has launched its PlayNow Plus music service in Brazil. Aliado Digital reports that the service, available on W508 Walkman phones via wireless operator Vivo, includes 1,000 pre-loaded songs and unlimited DRM-protected track downloads ...

  10. Hong Kong First To Get New Omnifone Unlimited Service

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone is launching its interoperable unlimited music service for PC users in Hong Kong, where it has partnered with mobile network 3. London-based Omnifone, which powers unlimited services around the world for companies including Sony Ericsson, ...

  11. Omnifone Unveils Unlimited Music For ISPs

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST London-based Omnifone, which powers various all-you-can-eat services with mobile vendors and operators around the world, has unveiled its latest unlimited offering during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and confirmed it is in talks with lea ...

  12. Omnifone, Gracenote Partner On Integrated Unlimited Music

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST London-based Omnifone, which powers various mobile unlimited music services, has partnered with data services company Gracenote on a new offering that will extend all-you-can-eat platforms to consumer electronics devices in the home and car. Omnif ...

  13. MTV Networks, Vodafone Partner on MTV Australia Awards

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks Australia and Vodafone Australia have forged a partnership which sees the mobile network operator take on naming rights for the 2009 Vodafone MTV Australia Awards. No date has been confirmed yet for the 2009 edition of MTV's annu ...

  14. MusicStation Service 'Exceeds Forecasts' Says Vodafone NZ

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone New Zealand has rung the changes at its online music services - and according to the company it is already starting to pay dividends. Last month saw the launch of Vodafone MusicStation, which provides unlimited music downloads to mobiles ...

  15. Sony Ericsson Unveils Unlimited Music Service

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson introduced an all-you-can eat music subscription service called PlayNow Plus in a bid to compete against rival Nokia's pending Comes With Music service. The PlayNow Plus offer is simply a repackaged ver ...

  16. Sony Ericsson Launches DRM-Free Music Store

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson has rolled out its PlayNow arena, an over-the-air download service that will sell DRM-free music as well as games and applications. The expanded mobile music service will go live in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway on Aug. 25. Eac ...

  17. MusicStation Claims U.K. Market-Leader Status

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, supplier of the pioneering all-you-can-eat mobile-music download service MusicStation, is boasting that its U.K. service is officially the country's "largest digital music subscription service." Although it declined to giv ...

  18. 24-7 Boasts Big Numbers

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital music service provider 24-7 Entertainment today reported that it distributed 10 million full-length audio tracks and music videos in Europe during April. The figure, up 732% from the same period in 2007, was given a huge boost by the recen ...

  19. Omnifone Wins Global Mobile Award

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music download service Omnifone scooped the best mobile music service award for its unlimited MusicStation package at the 13th annual Global Mobile awards. Held as part of the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Omnifone held off competition ...

  20. Mobile Backstage: Mobile Music Future Is Bright

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST User experience, subscription services and good, old-fashioned A&R are the key factors that will help the music industry build a successful mobile music business. That was the message from a panel of experts at Mobile Backstage, a GSMA/Nielsen ...

  21. Omnifone, LG In Deal For Unlimited Music Phone

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, U.K.-based music download company Omnifone has signed LG Electronics on to make the first mobile phones that will feature its MusicStation Max unlimited mobile music service. With MusicStation Max mobile service and the new pre-licens ...

  22. Report: Mobile Phone With Unlimited Downloads To Launch

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. company Omnifone is expected to announce a mobile phone that includes unlimited music downloads, according to London's Sunday Times. Omnifone reportedly has deals with all the major labels for its MusicStation download service. Announcem ...

  23. Sony Ericsson To Launch Music Store

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Shortly after news broke that Warner Music Group would not license its music to Nokia's new mobile music service, rival mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson announced plans to launch its own mobile music site by the second quarter of next ...

  24. Nokia, Vodaphone Launch UK Mobile Music Services

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cellphone manufacturer Nokia and mobile network Vodafone both launched online music operations today, offering markedly different services to their U.K. customers. Vodafone's MusicStation subscription service was launched this morning by pop ...

  25. U.K. To Chart Subscription Services

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Official U.K. Charts Co. (OCC) is to launch a new weekly chart which will rank the tracks streamed and downloaded most often by online users of U.K. music subscription services. It will launch later this year, according to the OCC, once the ch ...

  26. Omnifone Arrives In Hong Kong

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, the mobile-music service provider out to challenge Apple's iPhone, entered the Asia-Pacific region live today (Oct. 22) via a deal with wireless carrier 3 Hong Kong. The 3 MusicStation, which Omnifone claims is "the first unlim ...

  27. Majors Cheer MusicStation's U.K. Christmas Arrival

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone U.K. has pledged to launch its MusicStation application ahead of Christmas 2007, enabling users to download unlimited tracks to their handsets for a weekly £1.99 ($4) subscription. The telecoms giant claims one million tracks licensed fro ...

  28. Vodafone To Launch Unlimited UK Music Service

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group Plc unveiled a range of new handsets and services for the key Christmas period on Monday including an exclusive music service offering unlimited tracks, to challenge the iPhone in Britain. Mobile handset makers and network operators ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. MusicStation Launches In Sweden

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MusicStation, the international "all-you-can-eat" mobile-phone music service positioned to compete against Apple's new iPhone device, has gone live. Operated by U.K.-based Omnifone, in collaboration with France-based mobile-music sp ...

  31. Mobile Meffys Awards To Be Handed Out

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-music ventures involving Christine Aguilera, Lily Allen, Ludacris, Sugababes and Dirty Pretty Things are up for trophies at this year's Meffys, the international mobile entertainment annual awards ceremony. Sony Ericsson's 2006 pa ...

  32. Omnifone To Launch iPhone Rival

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST MusicStation, a new subscription-funded mobile-music service said to be more consumer-friendly than Apple Inc.'s iPhone offering, is scheduled to start rolling out internationally in April. Launched by privately owned London-based Omnifone, M ...

  33. Sony Ericsson, Orange Strike Music Partnership

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Integrated mobile campaign to spotlight Aguilera. Mobile handset manufacturing giant Sony Ericsson and telecommunications network Orange have cemented an "unprecedented" European brand partnership which places digital music at its core. ...