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  1. Opportunities for Western & Asian Tours Increase in Japan

    August 08, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Japanese fans couldn't get enough of Lady Gaga. During the American superstar's "Born This Way" tour of Japan, Gaga played the Saitama Super Arena in May and sold out one show. Then another. Then another. In all, Gaga moved 96, ...

  2. Japanese Mobile Company NTT DoCoMo Acquires Majority Interest in Tower Records Japan

    June 12, 2012 12:14 PM EDT http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/news/e3i8bd724a7a615a7fe4a477dc1b1d7ac2d. Glenn Peoples Global Digital and Mobile ...

  3. Spotify 'Strongly Contesting' PacketVideo's Patent Infringement Lawsuit

    August 05, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Fewer than two weeks after launching in the US, Spotify is being sued for patent infringement by PacketVideo Corporation, a San Diego-based provider of multimedia communications software. PacketVideo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese teleco ...

  4. Spotify 'Strongly Contesting' PacketVideo's Lawsuit for Patent Infringement

    July 28, 2011 5:19 PM EDT Less than two weeks after launching in the U.S., Spotify is being sued for patent infringement by PacketVideo Corporation, a San Diego-based provider of multimedia communications software. PacketVideo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese telec ...

  5. Japan Users To Have DoCoMo Option With iPhone 4

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's iPhone could get a sales boost from this month as a Japanese wireless services provider plans to launch a service enabling users to use iPhone 4 on NTT DoCoMo's network. DoCoMo's smaller rival Softbank Corp is currently ...

  6. Seven & i Holdings To Acquire 21% Of Tower Records Japan

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Tokyo-based retail giant Seven & i Holdings Co., which operates the 7-11 brand of convenience stores and the Ito-Yokado supermarket chain in Japan, will acquire 21.58% of the retail music store chain Tower Records Japan. Seven & i will ...

  7. Business Matters: Ear X-tacy, Microsoft Phone 7 Series, TuneWiki, Live Nation and More

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Louisville independent music retailer Ear X-tacy is in ...

  8. Mobile World Congress: Operators Challenge Apple's App Store

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Twenty-four telecom operators have formed an alliance to build an open platform that will deliver applications to all mobile phone users in an effort to compete with Apple's successful apps store. The move is supported by three of the world&# ...

  9. Thelma's Scores Sales Phenomenon In Japan

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Sobaniirune," the second single by female vocalist Thelma Aoyama, has become the first song to sell 2 million full-track downloads in Japan, according to her label, Universal Music Japan (UMJ). As is the norm with Japan's digital-m ...

  10. Napster Expands Mobile Reach

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Napster expanded its mobile relationship with Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo with an over-the-air video service. DoCoMo is the only operator that offers a true all-you-can-eat music subscription service to its customers via the Napster Mobile partne ...

  11. Reports: Apple Gearing Up For Japan iPhone Launch

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Unconfirmed media reports say Apple Computer is holding talks with Japanese mobile carriers as it prepares for the expected launch of the iPhone in Japan next year. According to the reports, major Japanese telecoms NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank Mobile a ...

  12. Napster, Tower Align With New Mobile Channel

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Napster's Japan division has partnered with Tower Records to provide music and other content for a new music channel from mobile operator NTT DoCoMo. The channel will carry the Napster/Tower brand, and offer two programs a week comprising of ...

  13. MyMTV Mobile SNS Goes Live In Japan

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Viacom International Japan K.K., a 100%-owned subsidiary of music-TV service MTV Networks, has today launched Japan's first mobile entertainment social-networking service. The myMTV service claims to be the first in the country to use a downl ...

  14. Plugged And Unplugged

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: This was one of those rare weeks that there were more "best of" contenders than "worst of." Atlantic Record's deal with Sprint to subsidize music distributed on P2P networks, Rhapsody's new search-by-lyrics f ...

  15. Napster Brings OTA Sub Service To Japan

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Napster Japan says it will launch an over-the-air (OTA) music subscription service through a joint venture with Tower Records Japan. The service is being launched in cooperation with NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile carrier, which is Tower ...

  16. Wireless Operator Preps Flat-Rate Mobile Music Service

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Japanese wireless operator NTT DoCoMo is set to introduce a flat-rate mobile music service this coming May, according to reports. The Japanese financial daily Nikkei writes that the operator will let subscribers download an unlimited number of son ...

  17. MTV Japan Presses Button On Video Awards Project

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Japan has unveiled a series of digital-based promotions for the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2007 show, which takes place May 26 at the Saitama Super Arena, in the city of Saitama, north of Tokyo. Users are being asked to view the "VMAJ20 ...

  18. Label Mobile Rolls Out Clips On NTT DoCoMo

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Label Mobile, a mobile-content provider owned by leading Japan record labels, said today that it has launched a music video-clip service on NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile carrier. The videos, which can viewed as full-length tracks or as v ...

  19. Rhino Mobile Off And Running In Japan

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Emeryville, Ca.-based Catalyst Mobile and Tokyo-based Warner Music Japan on Feb. 5 launched the Warner Music Group Rhino Mobile service in Japan. The music portal is available via leading Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo, which has some 40 mil ...

  20. Napster Japan Rolls Out KDDI Services

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Napster Japan has launched master ringtone and full-song download services on No. 2 Japanese telecom KDDI's "Ezweb" mobile Internet interface. The deal with KDDI, which boasts some 20 million subscribers, brings the total number of ...

  21. Napster Mobile Comes To Ireland

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Napster Mobile has made its debut in the European market via Irish wireless carrier O2 Ireland. The move means O2 Ireland's 1.6 million subscribers will be able for the first time to access Napster's catalog of 3 million full-length song ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Mobile Music Download Services Expand

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Offerings launch in Canada, Portugal. Wireless operators in Canada and Portugal are launching mobile music download services. Portuguese operator TMN Portugal is implementing the Napster Mobile service, developed in partnership with Ericsson. Japa ...

  24. Napster 2Q Loss Narrows

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company's revenues grow. Napster Inc. said Wednesday (Nov. 8) its second-quarter loss narrowed from a year ago, beating Wall Street estimates as the online music service saw a boost in revenue. The company, which said in September it was expl ...

  25. Napster Japan Presses Button On Mobile Service

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Master ringtones, full-song downloads offered. Napster Japan today (Nov. 6) launched a mobile-based master ringtone and full-song download service in cooperation with Tokyo-based telecom operator NTT DoCoMo. The service, called Napster Tower Reco ...

  26. Napster Japan Presses Button On Mobile Service

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Napster Japan today (Nov. 6) launched a mobile-based master ringtone and full-song download service in cooperation with Tokyo-based telecom operator NTT DoCoMo. Napster Japan today (Nov. 6) launched a mobile-based master ringtone and full-song dow ...

  27. Napster Japan Goes Live

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Some 1.9 million tracks -- ...

  28. Napster Japan Goes Live

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New service offers 1.8m titles. Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Some 1.9 million tracks -- of which international repertoire comprises 90% -- will be available via the N ...

  29. RIAJ: Digital Sales Slow In Japan

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Q2 Internet downloads sluggish; mobile soars. Signs that sales of digital music might be slowing down in Japan are reflected in the latest quarterly figures from trade body the Recording Industry of Japan. The number of Internet download units sol ...

  30. Napster Readies Mobile Download Service

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will launch with 2 million tracks available. During Napster's first quarter earnings call Aug. 3, the company's CEO, Chris Gorog, revealed that its full song mobile music download service will go live next week with southeastern regional ...

  31. NTT DoCoMo Presses Button On Mobile Downloads

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Full-track downloads launch on Panasonic device. NTT DoCoMo today (June 7) became the third Japanese telecom to offer mobile-based full-song downloads. DoCoMo says the service will initially be available only on the new Panasonic P902iS FOMA 3G ha ...

  32. NTT DoCoMo Presses Button On Mobile Downloads

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT NTT DoCoMo today (June 7) became the third Japanese telecom to offer mobile-based full-song downloads. NTT DoCoMo today (June 7) became the third Japanese telecom to offer mobile-based full-song downloads. DoCoMo says the service will initially be ...

  33. Warner Japan Invests In Mobile Broadcaster

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Frontmedia, WMJ partner for new mobile projects. Warner Music Japan said today (June 6) it has purchased a minority stake in Tokyo-based mobile-broadcaster and wireless-application developer FrontMedia. Financial details of the deal were not discl ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Napster Coming To Japan This Fall

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Napster said Monday (May 29) that it will launch its subscription-based music download service in Japan this fall. An offering of roughly 1.5 million songs will initially be available to download or Napster said Monday (May 29) that it will launch ...

  36. Napster Coming To Japan This Fall

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Napster said Monday (May 29) that it will launch its subscription-based music download service in Japan this fall. An offering of roughly 1.5 million songs will initially be available to download or s Napster said Monday (May 29) that it will laun ...

  37. Japan's KDDI Readies Sony Walkman Mobile

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Handset will store 500 songs. KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile operator, is to launch in June a mobile handset with a built-in Sony Walkman music player capable of storing some 500 songs. The Walkman Keitai W42S handset, which KDDI develop ...

  38. Japan's DoCoMo, Microsoft Partner

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Paves way for launch of mobile-based download service. NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile phone operator, and Microsoft have forged a collaboration that paves the way for the launch of DoCoMo's own mobile-based music download service. Tw ...

  39. NTT DoCoMo Buys Into Tower Records Japan

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Phone operator invests $108M for 42% stake. NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile-phone operator, is buying a 42% stake in Tower Records Japan for ¥12.8 billion ($108.2 million), the two companies said today (Nov. 7). The deal, to be carried out ...

  40. NTT DoCoMo Buys Into Tower Records Japan

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile-phone operator, is buying a 42% stake in Tower Records Japan for ¥12.8 billion ($108.2 million), the two companies said today (Nov. 7). The deal, to be carried NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobil ...

  41. MTV Music Finder Embraced By KDDI

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Feb. 16) that a new telecom operator has signed on Japan's first music-recognition service, MTV Music Finder. MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Fe ...

  42. MTV Music Finder Embraced By KDDI

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Feb. 16) that a new telecom operator has signed on Japan's first music-recognition service, MTV Music Finder. MTV Japan and its mobile partner, Yamaha Corp., announced today (Fe ...

  43. Digital Rights Agency Links With Navarre

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital Rights Agency, a digital distributor of independent-label content to music services like iTunes and Napster, has inked a three-year deal to handle more than 10,000 tracks from Navarre Corp. Digital Rights Agency, a digital distributor of i ...

  44. Sony Corp. Unveils Personalized Mobile Radio

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio" service to mobile phones that consumers can tailor to their own tastes. Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio&q ...

  45. Sony Corp. Unveils Personalized Mobile Radio

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio" service to mobile phones that consumers can tailor to their own tastes. Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio&q ...

  46. Sony Corp. Unveils Personalized Mobile Radio

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio" service to mobile phones that consumers can tailor to their own tastes. Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio&q ...