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  1. Coke To Close U.K. Music Download Site

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mycokemusic.com to shut down July 31. Coca-Cola Co. said on Tuesday (June 20) it will close its British online music service mycokemusic.com on July 31, after losing market share to Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store. Mycokemusic launch ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Napster Fiscal Year Revs Up 103%

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourth quarter revenues grew 54%. Napster’s fourth quarter revenues grew 54% to 26.8 million while the company reduced its net loss to $4.4 million from $24.3 million a year ago. For the fiscal year ended March 31, revenues increased 103% to $94.7 ...

  5. Publishers File Suit Against Digital Services

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple, Napster, RealNetworks among those named. Apple, Napster, RealNetworks among those named. News ...

  6. Publishers File Suit Against Digital Services

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple, Napster, RealNetworks among those named. A small group of independent music publishers filed a class action lawsuit May 16 against major online music services for failing to secure licenses to sell downloads. The copyright infringement suit ...

  7. International Music Feed Appoints Exec

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kaino previously creative exec at Napster. Kaino previously creative exec at Napster. News ...

  8. International Music Feed Appoints Exec

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kaino previously creative exec at Napster. Glenn Kaino has been named executive VP of creative and online for Universal Music Group's International Music Feed (IMF). Kaino reports to IMF's president Andy Schuon and will be based in Santa ...

  9. Napster Launches Limited Free Service

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company's shares jumped 11 percent on news. Napster is offering free music again, but this time it’s legal. Napster, Inc. re-launched its Web site today (May 1), allowing users to search and listen to any song in its 2 million-track library f ...

  10. U.S. Judge Orders Labels To Reveal Documents

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record labels to turn over privileged documents after finding they may have used misleading information to convince the government to abandon a major antitrust p A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record ...

  11. U.S. Judge Orders Labels To Reveal Documents

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record labels to turn over privileged documents after finding they may have used misleading information to convince the government to abandon a major antitrust p A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record ...

  12. Suit Filed Against Major Labels

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Claims they hampered online music growth. A consumer class action lawsuit has been brought against the major record labels for antitrust violations, claiming that the companies hampered the growth of online music to protect their high-profit CD ma ...

  13. eDonkey Server Shutdown

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Swiss authorities arrested operator. Swiss and Belgian police have shut down a major component of the eDonkey file-sharing network, used mainly to trade copies of copyrighted movies and music, the Motion Picture Association said on Wednesday. Razo ...

  14. eDonkey Server Shutdown

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Swiss authorities arrested operator. Swiss and Belgian police have shut down a major component of the eDonkey file-sharing network, used mainly to trade copies of copyrighted movies and music, the Motion Picture Association said on Wednesday. Razo ...

  15. Vital:PIAS, Union Square Forge Digital Deal

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Catalog includes Miles Davis, Stan Getz. Digital music services firm Vital:PIAS Digital has stuck an agreement to distribute content from catalog specialist Union Square Music. USM represents such labels as Stiff, Savoy Jazz, Denon Classics and Eg ...

  16. Napster Mobile Available In U.S. Soon

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Service coming via SunCom Wireless. Napster’s mobile music service, created in partnership with Ericsson, will soon be available in the U.S., through a small wireless carrier called SunCom Wireless. The service allows users to buy full-song music ...

  17. Koch Expands Digital Reach

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pacts with IODA, RoyaltyShare. Independent music distributor Koch Entertainment Distribution has extended its reach through separate partnerships with the Independent Online Distribution Alliance and RoyaltyShare. The company also converted more t ...

  18. SST To Offer Catalog Through The Orchard

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download for the first time through a distribution deal with The Orchard. Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download fo ...

  19. Indie Publisher Sues Napster

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST MCS Music America filed suit on Dec. 22. Digital subscription service Napster is being sued by an independent music publisher that claims the company has made available hundreds of songs without obtaining the necessary licenses or paying royalties ...

  20. Napster Goes Live In Germany

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service launches with 1.5M titles. Napster goes live on Friday (Dec. 9) in Germany, its first non-English speaking market. The digital music service also operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Described as "the territor ...

  21. Napster Goes Live In Germany

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster goes live on Friday (Dec. 9) in Germany, its first non-English speaking market. The digital music service also operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Napster goes live on Friday (Dec. 9) in Germany, its first non-Eng ...

  22. IODA Strikes Japan Distribution Pacts

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST San Francisco-based Independent Online Distribution Alliance has secured worldwide rights to digitally distribute content from several leading independent Japanese labels and distributors, including D San Francisco-based Independent Online Distrib ...

  23. IODA Strikes Japan Distribution Pacts

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST San Francisco-based Independent Online Distribution Alliance has secured worldwide rights to digitally distribute content from several leading independent Japanese labels and distributors, including D San Francisco-based Independent Online Distrib ...

  24. College Music Subscriptions Serve A Vital Purpose

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Barry Sosnick's commentary in the Nov. 12 issue of Billboard criticizes the major record labels for supporting low-priced college music subscriptions through such online companies as Napster and Rhaps David Moser is an entertainment attorney ...

  25. File-Trading Network i2Hub Shuts Down

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The i2Hub college-based file-trading network shut down suddenly Nov. 14, apparently the result of ongoing legal challenges by the music and entertainment industry in the wake of the Grokster Supreme C LOS ANGELES -- The i2Hub college-based file-tr ...

  26. File-Trading Network i2Hub Shuts Down

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Abruptly stopped operating Nov. 14. The i2Hub college-based file-trading network shut down suddenly Nov. 14, apparently the result of ongoing legal challenges by the music and entertainment industry in the wake of the Grokster Supreme Court ruling ...

  27. Bertelsmann Pulls Injunction In Napster Case

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST German media giant Bertelsmann has withdrawn an injunction order that has been holding up a $17 billion class-action lawsuit related to the company's participation in illegal file-sharing service Naps COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  28. Snocap, Warner Music Strike Pact

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST All majors now on board. Snocap, the digital media company founded by Napster creator Shawn Fanning, yesterday (Nov. 13) said it reached a deal with Warner Music Group Corp. authorizing distribution of Warner's music across Snocap-enabled ret ...

  29. DEMX Awards Finalists Revealed

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL, Napster lead noms. Billboard and Digital Media Wire today announced the finalists for the 2nd annual DEMX Awards. Winners will be revealed at an awards gala dinner that will be held on Thursday, December 1 from 7-10 PM at t ...

  30. College Music Subscriptions Erode Value of Music

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Encouraging colleges to offer low-price music subscriptions and downloads to their students may be as detrimental to the music industry's long-term health as the piracy that the business hopes to erad Barry Sosnick is president of Earful.info ...

  31. Napster To Revamp Web Site

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hopes to generate new revenue streams. Napster is planning a major overhaul of its Web site early next year in order to tap a new source of revenue -- online advertising. During the company's fiscal second quarter earnings call, Napster CEO C ...

  32. Napster, Instant Live Form Pact

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music service to offer live concert tracks. Download service Napster has partnered with Clear Channel Entertainment's Instant Live service to exclusively provide consumers with digital access to live music recordings. Instant Live—which distr ...

  33. Tower Inks Deal On Napster Japan

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Napster has been formally established, the retailer said today (Oct. 25). Tower Japan says it hopes to have Napster Japan in operation by spring 2006. Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Naps ...

  34. Tower Inks Deal On Napster Japan

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Napster has been formally established, the retailer said today (Oct. 25). Tower Japan says it hopes to have Napster Japan in operation by spring 2006. Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Naps ...

  35. Tower Inks Deal On Napster Japan

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Napster has been formally established, the retailer said today (Oct. 25). Tower Japan says it hopes to have Napster Japan in operation by spring 2006. Tower Records Japan's joint venture with Naps ...

  36. Yahoo! Raises Portable Prices

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As anticipated, Yahoo! Music is raising the price of its portable subscription service. Starting Nov. 1, the cost of the Yahoo! Music Unlimited to-go service will increase from $4.99 to $9.99 per mont As anticipated, Yahoo! Music is raising the pr ...

  37. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) told music and technology witnesses at a morning hearing Sept. 28, Congress plans to "do nothing" WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Until the lower ...

  38. RIAA Argues Against New Portable Players

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Devices allow listeners to store, record songs. The Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) has contacted satellite radio giants XM and Sirius, expressing its worry over new portable players to be unveiled this fall. The devices will allow list ...

  39. Mashboxx Names Bebel As President/CEO

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mashboxx appointed Mike Bebel as its president/CEO. He will take on the role immediately, replacing Wayne Rosso, who will remain chairman of Mashboxx. (Reuters) -- Mashboxx appointed Mike Bebel as its president/CEO. He will take on the role immedi ...

  40. Nielsen Adds Tethered Digital Tracking

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) will begin tracking tethered digital music downloads, in reponse to the growing business of on-demand music subscription services. Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) ...

  41. Mashboxx Names Bebel As President/CEO

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran was chief executive of Pressplay. Mashboxx LLC, a company formed to establish a legal peer-to-peer music service, appointed yesterday (Sept. 22) Mike Bebel as its president and chief executive officer. Music industry veteran Bebel ...

  42. Napster Targets Asian Music Listeners

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster U.K. is to ramp up its offering of Asian repertoire through a partnership with Club Asia. The radio station is targeted at young Asian music fans on AM frequency in London Online music service Napster U.K. is to ramp u ...

  43. Napster Targets Asian Music Listeners

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster U.K. is to ramp up its offering of Asian repertoire through a partnership with Club Asia. The radio station is targeted at young Asian music fans on AM frequency in London Online music service Napster U.K. is to ramp u ...

  44. iTunes Boasts 80% Piece Of U.K. Pie

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store has seized an 80% share of the British digital download market in less than 18 months of opening for business, the computer giant said today (Sept. 7). It's the fir Apple Computer's iTunes Music S ...

  45. iTunes Boasts 80% Piece Of U.K. Pie

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store has seized an 80% share of the British digital download market in less than 18 months of opening for business, the computer giant said today (Sept. 7). It's the fir Apple Computer's iTunes Music S ...

  46. Napster U.K. Membership Swells To 750K

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. business of online music service Napster has disclosed that it has sold more than 55 million downloaded and streamed full-length tracks since its launch 15 months ago. The U.K. business of online music service Napster has disclosed that i ...

  47. Napster U.K. Membership Swells To 750K

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. business of online music service Napster has disclosed that it has sold more than 55 million downloaded and streamed full-length tracks since its launch 15 months ago. The U.K. business of online music service Napster has disclosed that i ...

  48. Napster Joins Lobby Body EDiMA

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents online music companies. Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents ...

  49. Napster Joins Lobby Body EDiMA

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents online music companies. Online music service Napster has joined the European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coalition that represents ...

  50. Napster Germany Hires Marketing Director

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Digital download firm Napster has recruited Bettina Maul as marketing director for its German operation. Based at the German company's offices in Frankfurt, Maul will report to Napster VP & German Digital download firm Napster has rec ...

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