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  1. Miravete Joins MySpace For Hispanic Strategy Role

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Manny Miravete has been appointed VP of Hispanic sales and strategy for MySpace. The newly-created position is intended to develop advertising targeted to the social network's Hispanic users, which the company says number 8.2 million monthly, ...

  2. MySpace To Move Into Ad-Supported Music

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST MySpace is joining the search for a new business model for the music industry by enlisting the help of advertising. Next March, fans of punk band Pennywise can go to stores to buy the group's ninth album. Or they can go to the MySpace profile ...

  3. iLike Partners With Urban

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST iLike has struck a deal for exclusive access to Keith Urban content. This includes a series of weekly videos of behind-the-scenes footage from Urban's life on tour. The video will be available via iLikes Web site and via the iLike service on ...

  4. Snocap Launches BoomShuffle Widget

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Down but not out, Snocap introduced a new program called BoomShuffle -- a playlist creation and sharing service. BoomShuffle allows users to create playlists using any of the 6 million songs in Snocap's digital registry, and post them either ...

  5. Hackers Target MySpace Artist Pages

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hackers are targeting the MySpace pages of several artists, most notably that of Alicia Keys, in an effort to spread a computer virus. A computer security firm called Exploit Prevention Labs discovered the attack, which also targeted French funk b ...

  6. Minogue Launches Social Networking Site

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kylie Minogue is launching her own social networking site. Not just a profile on an existing social networking service, KylieKonnect is a complete site in it's own right. Members can create their own profiles, update them, and connect with ot ...

  7. Bittorent Site Backs Glam Rock Band

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bittorrent tracking site The Pirate Bay is promoting Swedish glam rock band Lamonte. A link to download the band’s new album for free is front and center on The Pirate Bay homepage. The user is offered the album, videos and merch and MySpace links ...

  8. MySpace Joins Google OpenSocial Initiative

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Google's newly unveiled OpenSocial effort received a huge boost when MySpace announced its support of the initiative. Other newly announced companies named to the initiative include Imeem, Oracle, Six Apart and more. MySpace is by far the lar ...

  9. Google Takes Aim At Social Networks

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The social networking space is heating up even further, with Google announcing a new technology designed to edge into a market currently dominated by MySpace and Facebook. The company's new OpenSocial technology aims to make it easier for app ...

  10. Updated: MySpace, Zazzle Partner On Merch

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artists with MySpace profiles can now sell customizable merchandise via the social networking site through a new widget called Zazzle. Zazzle and MySpace have partnered on the application, which lets artists set up their virtual store on MySpace, ...

  11. Sony BMG, MySpace Sign Ad Share Deal

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has formed a new music licensing deal with MySpace allowing members of the popular social networking site to stream content -- including videos and certain songs -- in full. The major receives a share of advertising and sponsorship revenu ...

  12. Snocap To Cut Staff By 60%

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snocap, the online digital music registry that first promised to revolutionize P2P networks and then transform social networking sites into music stores, is facing some major changes. A company spokeswoman has confirmed reports that the company is ...

  13. MySpace Expected To Open Dev Platform

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reports suggest that MySpace may announce an open application development platform similar to Facebook's at the Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco next week. According to the blog TechCrunch , several developers say the move -- rumored since ...

  14. Facebook To Unveil Music Service?

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking site Facebook may be ramping up efforts on to unveil a new music offering later this year. Ever since Facebook's traffic exploded this summer after it opened the site to third-party applications, all eyes have been on its mu ...

  15. iLike Gets Upgrade

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The popular iLike music application on Facebook is getting an upgrade. The company is now providing music artists a new set of online tools designed to let them better communicate with their fans on Facebook. On the administrative end, iLike has c ...

  16. Review: MTV-MySpace Candidate Dialogue

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Presidential Candidate Dialogue with John Edwards MySpace and MTV 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 The presidential campaign got another questionable new media tweak with the first "dialogue" from MTV and MySpace featuring John Edwards at the ...

  17. MTV, MySpace Host Presidential Candidates

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV and MySpace will collaborate for the first part of a series of real-time, one-on-one dialogues between this year's presidential candidates and myspace members, on September 27. Democratic candidate John Edwards will sit down with MTV News ...

  18. MySpace Unveils New Ad System

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking giant MySpace unveiled a new targeted advertising technology today designed to let advertisers tailor their message to MySpace members based on information contained in their profiles. MySpace says the new system increased the ch ...

  19. James Blunt Album To Be Sold Via MySpace

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group will sell the new James Blunt album "All the Lost Souls" on MySpace. And while it's not DRM-free, it will work with the iPod. WMG is tapping LaLa, which is creating a sales widget that will sell the album for $9.9 ...

  20. Fans Embrace iLike Facebook App

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The iLike application for Facebook went live just this past May, but already it's generating more fan participation for some artists than MySpace, according to an article on VentureBeat . Of the 11 randomly chosen topline acts surveyed, five ...

  21. MySpace Organizing Fall Tour

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MySpace.com is launching its first-ever branded music tour this fall with headliners Say Anything and Hellogoodbye. Kicking off Oct. 16 at the ShowBox in Seattle, the all-ages MySpace Music Tour will stop off in more than 30 venues through Thanksg ...

  22. Selling Yourself

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Record labels big and small are working toward the goal of turning every social network profile, blog and fan site into a digital music storefront. Their ultimate objective is an environment where music fans could stream their favorite music from ...

  23. Sonific Launches SongSpots Playlists

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SongSpots, the widget that enables consumers to personalize their social-networking pages with copyright-protected music, has been made revamped to offer customized playlists of up to 25 songs. Supplied by Sonific, the Swiss-U.S. online-music serv ...

  24. MySpace Backs U.K. Concert

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social-networking Web site MySpace is throwing its support behind a new free London music festival. The Aug. 5 1234Shoreditch concert is being launched as part of the Aug. 4-18 Shoreditch Festival, an annual music, lifestyle and culture event in N ...

  25. HFA Enters New Digital Deals

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency has entered licensing deals with mobile entertainment provider Bullroarer and music download service MySongStore. The deal with Bullroarer, which operates three consumer sites and the business portal O-Zone Wireless, covers ri ...

  26. StudioNow Services Target Music Clients

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online video editing firm StudioNow is setting its focus on the music industry with services geared for those seeking alternative ways to produce low-cost videos. The firm is a web service that allows users to upload video and photos to its Web si ...

  27. EMI First Major To Sell MP3s Via Individual Sites

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artists signed to EMI Music can now sell their music to fans directly from their individual Web sites or MySpace profile thanks to a deal with SnoCap. Central to the deal is SnoCap's MyStores service, a Web-based digital storefront that allow ...

  28. MySpace, SnoCap Join Vans Warped Tour

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MySpace and SnoCap are co-sponsoring a tent at this summer's Vans Warped Tour, where they will offer fans opportunities to meet the various bands playing on the tour, as well as offer free music downloads. The tent will be at every stop on th ...

  29. Reports Suggest MySpace Is In Play

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reports have surfaced suggesting MySpace parent company NewsCorp is considering trading its ownership of the popular social networking service to Yahoo in return for 30% of the combined company. Based on Yahoo's current value of $37 billion, ...

  30. Gizmoz Inks Pacts With Clarkson, 50 Cent

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gizmoz, a digital avatar service with offices in Menlo Park, Calif., and Herzliya, Israel, makes its commercial bow this week with $6.3 million in venture capital funding, and deals with a number of recording artists including Kelly Clarkson and 5 ...

  31. CBS Buys Last.fm For $280 Million

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corp. has acquired Last.fm for $280 million in cash. The deal, unveiled today, should significantly enhance the broadcast giant's online, mobile and social networking footprint, and enable it to explore synergies between the CBS Radio div ...

  32. Facebook Opens To Third-Party Developers

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking site Facebook introduced a program that will allow third-party developers to integrate services and applications into the site, essentially transforming it from a MySpace wannabe to a mash-up of multiple Web sites and services. T ...

  33. MySpace Japan Builds Music Network

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Japan said May 15 that the number of artists among its users now totals 20,000. The figure includes 16,400 who have posted samples of their music to their sites - more than any other Japanese SNS, MySpace Japan claims. Japanese artists wit ...

  34. MySpace Launches 'Take Down, Stay Down' Video Filter

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MySpace has introduced new technology into the service that prevents members from reposting videos that have previously been removed for copyright reasons. Called "Take Down, Stay Down," the feature creates a digital fingerprint of any v ...

  35. MySpace Japan Adds Video Service

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Japan has become the latest Japanese social-networking site to introduce a video-sharing service. The Tokyo-based SNS says that starting May 10, users are able to post an unlimited number of videos up to 100 megabytes in length each to the ...

  36. MySpace Launches Canadian Site

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking site MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., has launched MySpace Canada, available in both French and English languages. Jane Tattersall, the company’s first Canadian hire, has been appointed director of marketing and wil ...

  37. MySpace Launches Test In China

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT News Corp.'s MySpace launched a test in China this week, extending the popular social network into the one of the fastest-growing regions of the globe, the companies involved said on Thursday. MySpace China is a locally owned, operated and ma ...

  38. Latin Social Networks Bolstered By Artist Participation

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin social networks and artist Web sites are offering more ways than ever for artists to reach existing fans and find new ones directly. But the more the artists themselves participate in the process, the more effectively those sites can be used ...

  39. iLike To Launch Concert Features

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT iLike, inc., a music social networking site that tracks iTunes listening habits, reports it has more than 1 million registered users and is now processing more than 200 million monthly track plays in six months of operation. The company, which cou ...

  40. MySpace Targets Latinos With New Sites

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MySpace en Espanol, a Spanish-language version of MySpace targeting US Latinos, and pan-regional site MySpace Latinoamerica have launched to service the Latin social networking space. Though MySpace currently counts about 6 million US Latino users ...

  41. Live Vs. Digital, Warner Exec On Music Discovery

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT WMG's Lyor Cohen believes today's Web and wireless technologies are key to finding and promoting artists these days, but only in conjunction with the tried-and-true experience of a live event. In an opinion piece for Forbes (free registr ...

  42. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: With the Beatles putting yet another long-running legal dispute behind them, the road is becoming increasingly clearer for bringing the Fab Four's catalog to digital music services. By settling its royalty dispute with EMI , the two ...

  43. Study: MySpace First Choice Among Rock Radio Listeners

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MySpace is the social networking site of choice among rock radio listeners, according to a Web survey conducted by Jacobs Media. The survey was taken in late February/early March with more than 25,000 respondents across 69 different rock-formatted ...

  44. Indies To Sell Digitally Via SnoCap, CD Baby Deal

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SnoCap is gradually building up the content available in its MyStores digital download service on MySpace through a deal with CD Baby. Under the agreement, independent artists using the CD Baby service to sell CDs can now begin selling their music ...

  45. MySpace Wins Cyber-Squatting Case

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of MySpace in a cyber-squatting case. The social networking service originally filed a complaint with the Geneva-based patents and IP authority last December over a disputed domain na ...

  46. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: That MySpace is fast becoming a default destination for digital music was reinforced this week by a recent Ipsos Insight that found 54% of U.S. music downloaders older than 12 named MySpace as a recognized digital music provider. That’s u ...

  47. Digital Retail Focus Of SXSW Talk With MySpace President

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite the announcement this morning (March 15) that online music seller Snocap would make available content from Sub Pop and Dangerbird via MySpace, president of the social networking site Tom Anderson said music retail is not a top priority for ...

  48. Indies Sign On With Snocap

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie labels Sub Pop, New Line and Dangerbird Records have agreed to use SnoCap's MyStores digital download service to begin selling unprotected MP3 tracks through individual artist MySpace pages and other sites. The Alternative Distribution ...

  49. The Most Recognized Digital Music Brands?

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Napster and iTunes continue to top the list of most recognizable digital music brands, according to a recent Ipsos Insight report, while MySpace is coming on strong. Among U.S. music downloaders older than 12, iTunes brand recognition was at 66%, ...

  50. Ten Ways Lawyers Can Develop Unsigned Artists

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There has never been a more challenging, yet invigorating, time for music attorneys who represent developing artists. On one hand, industry media is constantly abuzz with doomsday scenarios ranging from the projected death of the CD to the latest ...

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