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  1. Composers Seek Change In Copyright Law

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nathan Barr has scored horror films such as "Hostel" and the HBO vampire series "True Blood," but what really keeps the composer up at night is fear he will not get paid for music distributed online. "'True Blood' ...

  2. Yahoo To Open Music Site To Other Services

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc. plans to open its online music site to feature information about songs and artists from outside services such as iTunes or Amazon.com, an executive said on Thursday. "We are going to completely open up Yahoo Music in the next few w ...

  3. E3 Update: Wii Music, Xbox 360 and More

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The once glorious, now marginally relevant E3 videogame conference is underway in Los Angeles this week, with a few nuggets of interesting news related to the business of digital entertainment sneaking out. - Utilizing its signature motion-capture ...

  4. Hastings, Giant Eagle Win At EMA Convention

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) named Hastings Entertainment as chain entertainment specialist retailer of the year during its annual convention, held today (June 24) at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Giant Eagle Inc. picked u ...

  5. Social Network Targets Over 35 Crowd

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT GetBack Media , a social network from the founders of DVD company Shout! Factory that's geared for people over age 35, is set to launch today stocked with music and TV content. The site offers community tools for people ages 35-55. The focus ...

  6. Will Apple TV Control The Home Streaming Experience?

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST A memo to all iPod-dock stereo manufacturers -- your time is up. That goes for you, Logic, and you, Emerson, and even you, Sony. The harbinger of your doom -- the new Apple TV. That's right, the device at the hub of Apple's new digital m ...

  7. NBC Universal Pulls Content From iTunes

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal made good on its declared intent to pull all of its content from Apple's iTunes, following through during the weekend as its contract with the platform expired. This comes as two separate research reports were published Monday a ...

  8. Crowley Upped At Koch

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment has promoted Bill Crowley to VP of digital and mobile to oversee the company's expanded new media division. Crowley has led the company's digital music initiatives for the last five years. Koch recently expanded its di ...

  9. IODA Expands Reach

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT IODA is expanding into the video and film market. The indie music digital distributor says it will add independent film content to such online video outlets as Netflix, RealNetworks and EZTakes, as well as mobile content providers like Amp'd, ...

  10. Netflix Teams With Actors For Concerts

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online movie rental service Netflix has revealed the lineup for three free summer concerts/film screenings that will feature music performances by Dennis Quaid & the Sharks, the Bacon Brothers (Kevin and Michael) and the Bruce Willis Blues Ban ...

  11. Bain, Ignition Go LaLa For Used-CD Venture

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capital and Ignition Partners have invested $9 million in lala.com, a used CD and e-commerce business that is applying a Netflix-meets-MySpace concept to tradi Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capit ...

  12. Bain, Ignition Go LaLa For Used-CD Venture

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company pledges to donate 20% to artists. Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capital and Ignition Partners have invested $9 million in lala.com, a used CD and e-commerce business that is applying a Netflix-meets-MySpace concept to trading se ...

  13. DVD Subscription Model On Fast Track In Europe

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than half of the United Kingdom's video rental transactions and rental spending will be delivered via Netflix-style online services by 2009, according to a new report from analysts Screen Digest. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- More t ...

  14. Netflix Not Offering Movie Downloads

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Digital licensing remains a problem. Online rental service Netflix will not be offering movie downloads on its Web site this year due to difficulty in making a wide range of content available, the company said this week. In its Oct. 19 quarterly c ...

  15. Pisano To Fight Piracy As MPAA's New President

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Screen Actors' Guild leader and studio veteran Bob Pisano has resurfaced after a six-month hiatus to become president and operations chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Former Screen Ac ...

  16. Cinequest Launches DVD Label

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT San Jose, Calif.-based film festival Cinequest launched its own DVD label today (Sept. 14). The label will release films from its film festival, which takes place annually each March. This year's fest San Jose, Calif.-based film festival Cine ...

  17. Netflix Launches Ad Sales Program

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online rental service Netflix revealed today (July 11) the launch of a new ad sales program and the appointment of Peggy Fry to the position of advertising sales VP. Online rental service Netflix revealed today (July 11) the launch of a new ad sal ...

  18. How Many More Monthly Fees Can Consumers Stand?

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT There's a spirited debate going on between those who think à la carte downloads are the key to music's digital future and those who see subscription services as the cure for what ails the music b Ken Schlager is co-executive edi ...

  19. How Many More Monthly Fees Can Consumers Stand?

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT There's a spirited debate going on between those who think à la carte downloads are the key to music's digital future and those who see subscription services as the cure for what ails the music b Ken Schlager is co-executive edi ...

  20. Netflix Takes Over Wal-Mart DVD Rentals

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart Stores is handing off its online DVD rental business to Netflix, signaling the world's largest retailer couldn't beat the Internet upstart at its own game. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores is handing off its online DVD rent ...

  21. Wal-Mart Strikes Deal With NetFlix

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart is closing its online DVD rental service and sending its customers to Netflix under a deal with its former rival. Existing Wal-Mart rental customers will be directed to sign up with Netflix Wal-Mart is closing its online DVD rental servic ...

  22. Icahn: Blockbuster Made 'Grave Error' With Hollywood

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Famed financier Carl Icahn, the largest individual holder of Blockbuster shares, blasted management at the nation's leading video rental chain for its botched attempt at a hostile takeover of Hollywoo Famed financier Carl Icahn, the largest i ...

  23. To Own Or Not To Own? Making The Case For Digital Subscription Services

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Through the years, people have purchased music in myriad physical formats, from LPs to 8-tracks to cassettes to CDs -- a never-ending musical upgrade cycle. Is this a good thing for the consumer? Is i Gerd Leonhard and Dave Kusek are co-authors of ...

  24. Online Vid Rental Services Gaining Ground

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Online subscription services for video rentals nearly doubled their share of the total rental market in the fourth quarter of 2004, according to research firm the NPD Group. Online subscription services for video rentals nearly doubled their share ...

  25. Hollywood Ent. Board Rejects Blockbuster

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment's board of directors unanimously rejected a bid to be acquired by Blockbuster Inc., recommending instead that shareholders approve a merger with rival video store chain Movie G (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hollywood Ent ...

  26. Netflix Reports Growth

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Revenues, income jump in Q4. Netflix reports that its total revenues and subscriber rate each grew more than 75% in the fourth quarter. The Los Gatos, Calif.-based online rental service earned $143.9 million in revenues in the fourth quarter, up 7 ...

  27. TiVo Co-founder Ramsay Resigns As CEO

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST TiVo's Michael Ramsay, perhaps the man most responsible for introducing commercial-zapping digital video recording to television audiences worldwide, will relinquish his CEO title at the company he co (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo's M ...

  28. Blockbuster Cuts Web Rental Price

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Online is reducing its three-DVD rental subscription price again, this time to $14.99 per month. Blockbuster Online is reducing its three-DVD rental subscription price again, this time to $14.99 per month. The price, which is effective ...

  29. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST <UL> <LI>Congress Passes CARP Reform Act</LI> <LI>Eisner Testifies At Disney Trial</LI> <LI>Suit Questions Legal Obligations Of Co-Songwriters</LI> <LI>SAG Backs Chief In Suit Over Netflix</LI> ...

  30. SAG Backs Chief In Suit Over Netflix

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Screen Actors Guild moved Nov. 15 to defend national executive director/CEO Bob Pisano against a lawsuit that seeks to force his removal over an alleged conflict of interest in serving on the boar LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Sc ...

  31. Walmart.com Lowers DVD Rental Price

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Walmart.com has lowered the price of its three-DVD online rental plan to $17.36 per month. Walmart.com has lowered the price of its three-DVD online rental plan to $17.36 per month. The move comes in response to competitor Netflix’s new $17.99 mon ...

  32. Netflix Stock Plunges

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shares in Netflix dropped nearly 40% in early trading today (Oct. 15), amid news that the online company is lowering its monthly fees and Amazon.com may be entering the video rental business. Shares in Netflix dropped nearly 40% in early trading t ...

  33. Netflix Stock Jumps On Raised Forecast

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shares in online rental service Netflix rose 13.6% to $19.60 today (Oct. 5) amid news that third-quarter earnings are expected to be above earlier company forecasts. Shares in online rental service Netflix rose 13.6% to $19.60 today (Oct. 5) amid ...

  34. TiVo, Netflix In Deal To Develop Digital Film Delivery

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT TiVo and Netflix confirmed Sept. 30 that they will develop technologies for the digital delivery of movies for viewing on television sets and will jointly work on securing content deals with studios. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo and Netflix co ...

  35. Netflix Offering Film Movement Titles

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online rental service Netflix has begun offering for rent independent and foreign films that were previously available for purchase only to subscibers of Film Movement. Online rental service Netflix has begun offering for rent independent and fore ...

  36. MSN Making Entertainment Services Push

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit inks DVD rental, movie download deals. Microsoft's MSN division has inked a series of new movie-related distribution deals that will allow MSN users to buy movie tickets online, rent DVDs and download movies on demand. The moves are part ...

  37. MSN Making Entertainment Services Push

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit inks DVD rental, movie download deals. Microsoft's MSN division has inked a series of new movie-related distribution deals that will allow MSN users to buy movie tickets online, rent DVDs and download movies on demand. The moves are part ...

  38. Blockbuster Bows Online Rentals

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New service to take on Netflix, Walmart.com. New service to take on Netflix, Walmart.com. News ...

  39. Blockbuster Bows Online Rentals

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster today (Aug. 11) debuted its Blockbuster Online rental service. The service, which offers a selection of 25,000 new and catalog titles, costs $19.99 per month and allows consumers to keep t Blockbuster today (Aug. 11) debuted its Blockb ...

  40. Blockbuster Expands Monthly Subscription Plan

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Video-rental giant Blockbuster is going national with a monthly subscription plan that lets customers rent an unlimited number of movies and keep two or three at a time without running up late fees. Video-rental giant Blockbuster is going national ...

  41. Netflix To Increase Subscription Price

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online rental service Netflix is raising its monthly subscription cost by $2. In mid-June, the monthly fee will increase to $21.99 from $19.95. Online rental service Netflix is raising its monthly subscription cost by $2. In mid-June, the monthly ...

  42. Netflix Shows Subscriber Growth

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online video rental service Netflix says it is nearing 2 million subscribers. Online video rental service Netflix says it is nearing 2 million subscribers. According to a first-quarter report, Netflix has a subscriber base of more than 1.93 millio ...

  43. Hollywood Entertainment Agrees to Buyout

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a management-led buyout group will acquire the company for about $890 million, taking the No. 2 U.S. video-rental chain private even as its top competitor prepares f Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a managemen ...

  44. Hollywood Entertainment Agrees to Buyout

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a management-led buyout group will acquire the company for about $890 million, taking the No. 2 U.S. video-rental chain private even as its top competitor prepares f Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a managemen ...

  45. Big Fourth Quarter For Netflix

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online video rental service Netflix today reported net income of $2.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2003, vs. a loss of $2.3 million in the same quarter of 2002. Revenues were $81.2 million, up 80 Online video rental service Netflix today repo ...

  46. Big Fourth Quarter For Netflix

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online video rental service Netflix today reported net income of $2.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2003, vs. a loss of $2.3 million in the same quarter of 2002. Revenues were $81.2 million, up 80 Online video rental service Netflix today repo ...

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