New media

  1. Business Matters: Mobile Phone Study Brings Both Good and Bad News for Digital Music Services

    October 22, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Nearly half of the world's population has a mobile-phone subscription, according to a new study. The bad news? Just a fraction of those people can subscribe to the music services of Western markets. The world's mobile phone population is ...

  2. Business Matters: Music Videos Great for Pre-Roll Ads, Study Finds

    September 16, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Music Videos Are Great for Pre-Roll Ads, Study Finds -- Preroll ads shown before music videos perform quite a bit better than prerolls shown before other types of videos, according to numbers shared by TubeMogul , the video advertising platform fo ...

  3. What Are Young Active Consumers of Digital Music Worth?

    April 11, 2011 2:50 PM EDT A new Nielsen report, produced in collaboration with MIDEM 2011, shows young consumers are especially active in purchasing downloads, streaming music and acquiring mobile apps. But it doesn't help answer the important question: How much are t ...

  4. Social Net Growth: No End in Sight

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Social network usage will rise sharply in 2010, according to a report by eMarketer. The number of people visiting social networks on a monthly basis in the U.S. will reach 127 million, or about 57 percent of all domestic Internet users, by the end ...

  5. The Lordz Tap Video Share Tech Thwapr

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brooklyn punk/hip hop outfit the Lordz have become the first band to utilize a relatively new video sharing technology called Thwapr. With it, the band can post videos to their website which fans can then send to their friends mobile phone. The “S ...

  6. Music Tops European Paid Digital Content, Says Study

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST A new report by Forrester Research has found that music is leading the way in paid digital content across Europe. The report "Who Will Pay For Online Content?," by Nick Thomas with Mark Mulligan and Erik Hood, found that 14% of European ...

  7. African Americans, Hispanics Lead Mobile Internet Growth

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT English-speaking Hispanics have made impressive gains in their use of mobile Internet, according to a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project . Between 2007 and 2009, the percentage of English-speaking Hispanics who reported going on ...

  8. Report Spotlights Country Radio Listener Habits

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country Radio Broadcasters and Edison Research have released their 2009 study of U.S. country listeners that was originally presented on March 6 at the Country Radio Seminar. Edison conducted over 13,000 online interviews between January 30 and Ma ...

  9. Argentina's Personal Launches Full-Track Store

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Argentine wireless carrier Personal has begun selling full-track downloads through its digital store, Personal Musica. The store is available via mobile phone and online at personalmusica.com , and offers dual delivery of the same track to the pho ...

  10. Analyst: Digital Sales Won't Stop Overall Slide

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST A new report from Jupiter Research forecasts digital music will contribute 41 percent to total recording revenue in the U.S. by 2013, from the 18 percent it represents today. This is based on a compound annual growth rate of 17 percent over the ne ...

  11. France Taxes Multi-Media Cell Phones

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music-enabled mobile phones will be taxed in France starting May 1 under the private copying regime. Mobile phones featuring audio and/or video functionalities with a memory of more than 128 MB, will be hit with the tax. Government officials repor ...

  12. LiveWire Mobile Acquires Groove

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT LiveWire Mobile has acquired mobile music service provider Groove Mobile for $14.5 million. Groove Mobile powers the mobile music stores of such wireless operators as Sprint in the U.S., as well as Bell Mobility in Canada and 3 UK. LiveWire Mobile ...

  13. Samsung, MusicNet Team

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone manufacturer Samsung has teamed with MusicNet to offer a portable music subscription service designed specifically for select handsets. Compatible phones must have the Samsung Media Studio software installed to access the service. The ...

  14. Analyst: Carriers Boosting Mobile Music Market

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A new NPD report suggests the increase of music on mobile phones is more a factor of carriers seeding the market with music capable devices than of a demand for music as a feature. The group reports that sales of music enabled mobile phones have g ...

  15. Asian Digital Tastes Explored At Music Matters Confab

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Asian consumers are as passionate about the digital technology they use to access and play music as they are about music itself, according to the results of a survey released May 30 at the Music Matters conference in Hong Kong. Fifty-one percent o ...

  16. NARM Coverage: Mobile Carriers, Retailers Discuss Opportunities

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The mobile space is probably two or three years away from having a significant impact on brick-and-mortar music retailers, panelists at the NARM convention in Chicago determined on a Tuesday (May 1) afternoon panel. Muze chairman Bill Stensrud com ...

  17. Arbitron Rearches Mobile Usage

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron has struck a deal with mobile research firm Telephia to conduct joint research on the audio content usage on mobile phones. Initial findings from the Arbitron/Telephia Mobile Audio Media Study show that about 6% of mobile subscribers say ...

  18. Bronfman Blasts Mobile Makers

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Edgar Bronfman Jr. today used his keynote platform at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona to lambast wireless carriers and handset manufacturers. Warner Music Group's chairman/CEO accused operators and device makers of holding back growth in ...

  19. RIAJ: Digital Sales Slow In Japan

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Q2 Internet downloads sluggish; mobile soars. Q2 Internet downloads sluggish; mobile soars. News ...

  20. The Publishers' Place

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Historic changes are afoot for songwriters and publishers worldwide whose music is broadcast via satellite, cable and the Internet from Europe. Read Susan Butler's column. Historic changes are afoot for songwriters and publishers worldwide wh ...

  21. Universal Music France, Musicwave Enter Pact

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mobile service allows song selection for flat fee. Universal Music France has agreed to license its catalog for a wireless music subscription service run by mobile entertainment technology firm Musiwave. The service allows users to select the song ...

  22. Loudeye Launches 'Triple Play'

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Subs access account from Internet devices. Digital music technology vendor Loudeye has introduced a new service that lets users access music from their PC, mobile phone and TV set-top box via a single account. Online retailers who use Loudeye' ...

  23. Anti-IP Party Launches in Sweden

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Piratpartiet pleads for a free Internet. Piratpartiet pleads for a free Internet. News ...

  24. Podcasts Go Mobile

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pod2Mob, Melodeo offer new services. Podcasting is going mobile, with two companies introducing new services that support the podcast format on wireless phones. Pod2Mob launched a podcast streaming service as a beta test with Sprint PCS. Rather th ...

  25. Scene & Heard

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Film Music Media Group will officially launch its newest property, an Internet station devoted to the film scoring community, Sept. 12. Read Margo Whitmire's column. The Film Music Media Group will officially launch its newest property, a ...

  26. Sony Ordered to Pay in PlayStation Case

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Immersion to get $90.7M. Immersion to get $90.7M. News ...

  27. Ringtone Buzz Continues

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG senior VP predicts industry's revenue to triple. The mobile ringtone industry will double or triple its revenues over last year, predicted Warner Music Group's senior VP of Internet strategy and business development Michael Nash. Nas ...

  28. Ringtone Buzz Continues

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG senior VP predicts industry's revenue to triple. The mobile ringtone industry will double or triple its revenues over last year, predicted Warner Music Group's senior VP of Internet strategy and business development Michael Nash. Nas ...

  29. Musicland Aligns With 'American Idol'

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retail giant to offer 'Idol'-branded cell phones. Retail giant to offer 'Idol'-branded cell phones. News ...

  30. Uni Mobile Signs Multimedia Pact With Alcatel

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Mobile, a division of Universal Music International (UMI), has joined forces with French communications company Alcatel to develop a third-generation (3G) mobile multimedia service. Universal Mobile, a division of Universal Music Interna ...