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  1. Google, Major Labels Partner On Music Search

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc is partnering with major music labels to launch a new feature to make it easier for music fans to discover, sample and buy songs on the search engine, according to two people familiar with the plan. The new feature will be facilitated b ...

  2. Regional Mexican Panel Discusses Importance Of Online Media

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The increasing importance of the Internet as a means for marketing and, moreover, artist development, was the crux of the “Image” panel today (Oct. 9) at the Billboard regional Mexican Music Summit, where speakers discussed innovative marketing st ...

  3. Merlin Disenchanted With MySpace Down Under

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The independent music community's digital rights agency Merlin has slammed what it calls the "downright arrogant" approach of MySpace Music for launching in Australia without a licensing deal covering its members. News Corp's M ...

  4. MySpace Music Launches Down Under

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Music has arrived down under. News Corp has flicked the switch on its digital music platform in Australia and New Zealand, in what the media giant anticipates will be a global roll out. The social music service is a music-lover's one- ...

  5. Business Matters: U2, Blackberry, MySpace Music, WMG

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Blackberry owners, often a forgotten group in era of the iPhone app, now have one up on their Apple-owning friends: the U2 Blackberry app is fi ...

  6. Lily Allen Lashes Out At File-Sharers

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen has written a lengthy diatribe against illegal file-sharing, prompted by some "really rich and successful artists" who publicly stated that P2P users should not have their Internet connections cut. Musicians inclu ...

  7. Web Reaction: MySpace, iLike Deal

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace’s acquisition of iLike carries numerous implications. For one, artists and labels need to consider how the pairing will affect their marketing. For example, MySpace could benefit from iLike’s ability to create communities around live conce ...

  8. MySpace Acquires iLike

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace officially has acquired social music discovery service iLike, confirming rumors that have been swirling for days. The deal brings the entire iLike team, including founders Ali and Hadi Partovi, to the social networking service, although th ...

  9. Digital Briefs: Qtrax, MySpace, iLike

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Ad-supported music service Qtrax continues to struggle as it moves towards launch. It now faces multiple lawsuits by technology vendors that it has yet to pay. Oracle, Millennium Information Technologies and Las Vegas Wall Street Group have all ...

  10. Web Music Players Strike a New Chord

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Back in June, things looked grim for ad-supported online music services. SpiralFrog, well-funded and heavily hyped, had already gone belly up. Pioneering Web radio outfit Pandora warned it would likely shut down. And in April, social music site im ...

  11. New Touring Alert iPhone App from iLike

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. social music discovery service iLike has introduced a new iPhone app designed to alert users when artists they like will be playing in their area. The Local Concerts app scans the music on the iPod Touch or iPhone and provides a customer conc ...

  12. News Corp Sees MySpace As Place For Videogames

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT News Corp hopes to transform MySpace, which has been losing users to Facebook, into a stronger online videogaming platform as it works to reposition the six-year-old site as an entertainment destination. News Corp digital head Jonathan Miller said ...

  13. Report: iLike, Majors In Talks To Launch Service

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT iLike reportedly is in negotiations with the major labels to launch its own music download service, reports CNET . Currently, iLike refers users to iTunes and other digital retailers to download music. The story did not speculate on how the iLike ...

  14. Analysis: The Stark Difference Between NPD, AIMS Surveys

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to the NPD Group, MySpace Music and Pandora are the most used music- focused social networks and community web sites. A Q1 2009 survey of 4,051 people aged 13 and over asked if the person was aware of the product and if he or she used th ...

  15. News Corp Won't Buy Twitter

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT News Corp is not interested in buying popular microblogging site Twitter and will not sell its struggling social network MySpace, said the media conglomerate's chief executive, Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch, who arrived on Wednesday (July 9) at the ...

  16. Web Music Category Tunes to Audio, Visual Ad Models

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's death continues to resonate in the world of online music as fans flock to the Web to purchase his music-and stream tons of it for free, often without many ads. That surge is seen as a boost to the fast-growing Web music sect ...

  17. Report: MySpace Brazil To Shutter

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As part of its worldwide restructuring, MySpace will reportedly shutter its Brazilian operation. MySpace Brazil's last day will be June 30, according to O Globo and digital blogspot Aliado Digital (powered by Music Ally). In an earlier press ...

  18. What Teens Want: How Teens Use Media

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Don't get too caught up in the hype of digital media usage. That is a key message of "How Teens Use Media," a new research report by the Nielsen Company that it will present in New York on Thursday (June 25) at its annual "What ...

  19. MySpace To Cut 300 International Positions

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Social-networking site MySpace said Tuesday that it will cut 300 international positions and close at least four offices outside the U.S. as it looks to cut costs and narrow its territory coverage. The move comes a week after the company said it w ...

  20. MySpace To Cut 30% Of Staff

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace said Tuesday it is cutting nearly 30 percent of its work force in a bid to become more efficient, bringing its staffing level more in line with its more popular rival, Facebook. The move comes less than two months after MySpace, a unit of ...

  21. Facebook, Twitter Cut Into MySpace's User Time

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT News Corp. executives often present MySpace and Facebook as competing in different markets, with Facebook used as a communications vehicle and MySpace for entertainment. Whatever the case, a straight line can be drawn between more time spent on Fa ...

  22. MySpace Music Opens Doors On New Weekly Series

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Music is introducing its first original programming feature called the MySpace Music Feed, a weekly series of short-form videos of exclusive performances, interviews and behind the scenes footage. The first installment will air tomorrow (M ...

  23. Project Playlist Acquires Total Music

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Total Music lives once again. Embattled online playlist service Project Playlist has acquired the assets and employees of the defunct music platform, which it plans to use to offer streaming music and music downloads. The deal was announced via a ...

  24. Business Briefs: WMG, Online Piracy, Wilco, Vitaminwater

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Pali Research has upgraded Warner Music Group as it sees the company well positioned relative to its peers. "While we expect the music industry's declines/troubles to continue for at least the next couple of years with total domestic ...

  25. Billboard Q&A: iLike CEO Ali Partovi

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off of iLike's expansion into new services like Twitter, YouTube and the iPhone , the company's CEO Ali Partovi sat down to discuss the details of these new features, including whether the iLike service is designed more for artists ...

  26. iLike Expands Social Music Service To New Platforms

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT iLike is expanding its social music service to new platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, MySpace and the iPhone, as well as introducing a new data feature for artists who use it to promote their music. Hoping to address the problem many artists have ...

  27. Business Briefs: Last.fm, Rupert Murdoch, Live Nation

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- This does not mean that people aren't going to discover and then purchase songs at sites like MySpace or Imeem , but this study on grocery shoppers' unplanned purchases may make you rethink how many of those affiliate sales were actua ...

  28. News Corp Names Van Natta As MySpace CEO

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace has named former Facebook executive and current CEO of Project Playlist Owen Van Natta as the new CEO of the company, effective immediately. Natta will be based in Los Angeles and will report directly to Jonathan Miller, NewsCorp CEO of di ...

  29. Confirmed: MySpace CEO DeWolfe To Exit Company

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace co-founder and CEO Chris DeWolfe has made it official -- he's leaving the company. According to an announcement late Wednesday, DeWolfe's decision not to renew his contract with the company was "by mutual agreement" wit ...

  30. Report: MySpace CEO DeWolfe To Be Fired

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to a report on TechCrunch , MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe and possibly several others of the company's executive team are close to being fired. The report, which remains unconfirmed, states that the new CEO of Digital Media for MySpace ...

  31. The Billboard Q&A: MySpace Music Chief Courtney Holt

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In November, when MySpace Music hired industry veteran Courtney Holt as president, the site had features that didn't add up into a comprehensive strategy. The former head of new media and strategic marketing at Interscope and executive VP of ...

  32. Business Briefs: iLike, Spirit Music Group, NAB, Toby Keith and More

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- iLike CEO Ali Partovi says the company has been cash-flow positive since December . That's not profitability, but it's a great start for an online, music-based service. Profitability would take into account depreciation and amortizati ...

  33. MySpace, Live Nation In Spain Concert Pact

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace and Live Nation have entered a marketing partnership for a series of concerts in Spain. The shows, called “MySpace Music Live Presents,” begin April 3 with a Franz Ferdinand concert at Madrid’s Palacio de los Deportes. More shows were expe ...

  34. Publishers 'Dismayed' At YouTube Decision

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Music Publishers Association (MPA) has voiced its concern at Google's decision to remove music videos from YouTube over a rates row with collecting society PRS for Music, while there are reports the dispute could affect the My ...

  35. MySpace COO, Two Other Execs Leaving For New Venture

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three top MySpace executives, including COO Amit Kapur, are leaving News Corp's online social network to start a new venture, the company said on Tuesday (March 3). MySpace said Kapur was leaving along with Jim Benedetto, SVP of engineering, ...

  36. News Corp President Chernin Leaving

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST News Corp president and COO Peter Chernin will leave after 12 years on the job, depriving the media conglomerate of its second-highest ranking executive as it deals with a severe decline in advertising revenue. Chernin, 57, is a well-regarded Holl ...

  37. Discount Price For Allen Sophomore Set

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop singer Lily Allen's new album will be sold for just $3.99 to download at Amazon.com and MySpace Music. Allen will also promote "It's Not Me, It's You" (Capitol) at free MySpace Music Secret Shows in London, Tokyo ...

  38. 6 Questions: Imeem CEO Dalton Caldwell

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST It's make-or-break time for free ad-supported online music. Now that such services as imeem and MySpace Music have secured the backing and investment of the major labels, they have to prove that free access to music can be a profitable busine ...

  39. MIDEM Day 2: Indies Take On MySpace Music

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three days after MySpace Music president Courtney Holt reached out to the indies during his MidemNet keynote, the independent sector was still voicing its concern over terms during MIDEM. Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin, which represents 12,000 indi ...

  40. Google's Eun Defends YouTube

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speaking at a MidemNet keynote in Cannes, Google's VP of content partnership David Eun described Warner Music Group ordering the removal of its repertoire from YouTube as "unfortunate." But he insisted label partners can benefit hug ...

  41. MySpace Music President's Public Debut At MidemNet

    January 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just 11 days into the job, MySpace Music president Courtney Holt outlined his ambitions for expanding into new services and territories during his first high profile public appearance. Holt was in conversation with Billboard editorial director Bil ...

  42. MySpace Music Expands Offering

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace Music has added content from five larger independent labels and indie music distributor, four months after its September launch. The new partners include Nettwerk Music Group, INgrooves, IRIS Distribution and RoyaltyShare, as well as Wind- ...

  43. MySpace To Launch Widget for TV

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace is looking to make watching the tube a lot more social. The News Corp.-owned social networking giant has announced plans to launch MySpace Widget for TV, an application which essentially will serve as a mini version of the popular site tha ...

  44. Updated: Facebook Removes Project Playlist

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Facebook today has also removed access to the Project Playlist service from the popular social networking site, citing a request from the RIAA. A Facebook statement says the company hopes to resolve the situation so that the Project Playlist servi ...

  45. The Year In Music & Touring: 6 Questions With MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST MySpace announced its plans to get into the music business in April, launched MySpace Music in September and streamed more than 1 billion songs during its first few days of operation. And since MySpace has already become an important way to market ...

  46. Sony BMG, WMG Pull Content From iLike

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG and Warner Music Group have blocked full-song streaming of their music from the iLike service. The move comes months after iLike struck a deal with Rhapsody, earlier this year, to let users stream a limited number of full songs from the s ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Start-ups Knock On MySpace's Door

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST MySpace, the online social network owned by News Corp, sees opportunities to buy start-ups for a fraction of what they would have cost six months ago as the economic slump slices millions of dollars off their price tags. MySpace Co-founder and Chi ...

  49. Holt Named President Of MySpace Music

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Confirming several weeks of rumors, MySpace has revealed that former Interscope and MTV digital music executive Courtney Holt will take the helm of the newly formed MySpace Music venture early next year. Holt most recently was executive VP of digi ...

  50. MySpace Streaming 'Chinese Democracy'

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N’ Roses are streaming their long-awaited “Chinese Democracy” album (Interscope) on MySpace ahead of its Nov. 23 release date. The new set was on MySpace from midnight earlier today (Nov. 20). It’s released exclusively via Best Buy in the U.S ...

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