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  1. Business Briefs: Nokia, Live Nation, Barry Diller

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Nokia's VP of Music in the UK says the company is "happy" with Comes With Music 's rollout and added the company has learned a lot from the experience (such as the impact an out-of-date handset can have on a service's u ...

  2. Ericsson Q1 Core Profit Weak

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson posted weaker-than-expected underlying earnings, hit by a slumping global mobile phone market and cutbacks in investments by operators. The world's top mobile equipment maker, however, took a more optimisti ...

  3. Analysis: The Industry's Next 'Free' Battle

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry may have to face another battle against free music. Though the industry is looking to mobile as the bright spot for future growth, new signs point to limited interest of paid-for mobile music services. Instead, it seems, free mu ...

  4. Comes With Music U.K. Sales Figure Claim

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has declined to confirm a claim that U.K. sales of its Comes With Music unlimited offering have only reached 23,000. The figure emerged as Nokia rolls out the service in Sweden and Germany. The claim was made by digital music consultancy Mus ...

  5. Business Briefs: Nokia, Facebook, MySpace, Hastings

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - In yesterday's earnings call, Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo called the 5800 Xpress Music combined with Comes With Music was a "big success story." He said the phone has seen "strong demand" in every country it has launc ...

  6. Nokia Says Handset Market To Fall More

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The struggling cellphone market has not yet touched bottom, the chief financial officer of top mobile phone maker Nokia was quoted as saying on Friday. "We don't believe that the mobile phone markets have touched the bottom of this reces ...

  7. Sony Ericsson Posts Heavy Q1 Loss

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson said on Friday it plans to cut one in five jobs this year in its battle to return to profit as a sluggish market brought a hefty first-quarter loss, as expected. The world no.4 handset manufacturer, owned by Sweden ...

  8. Personal Launches 'Plan Musica'

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of launching its over-the-air full-track store , Argentine wireless carrier Personal has created a flat-rate music plan to introduce the Nokia 5800 Xpress handset into the market. Personal’s “Plan Musica” includes 200 text messages, 2 ...

  9. Business Briefs: Spotify, Wal-Mart, Twitter, Nokia

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The Performing Rights Society, an organization of British songwriters, has agreed to commercial terms with music streaming site Spotify. ( Times Online ) -- Related: Spotify has opened up its application programming interface (API) to third-par ...

  10. RIM Opens Software Store For BlackBerry

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion has launched an online store selling entertainment, games, news, and travel applications to its BlackBerry users. RIM said on Wednesday its online store was immediately available to BlackBerry owners in Britain, Canada, and the ...

  11. Nokia's Comes With Music Reaches Italy, Sweden

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's unlimited music offering Comes With Music has launched in Italy and will be rolling out in Sweden this week. The service debuted in the U.K. last October, followed by launches in Australia and Singapore earlier this year. Italy is the ...

  12. Prince Overcomes Sound Problems On One-Night Tour

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In 1985, Prince released "Around the World in a Day." Nearly 25 years later, he launched his latest -- a three-CD set called "Lotusflow3r," available exclusively through Target and his Web site -- by going around L.A. Live in a ...

  13. Business Briefs: Borders, Gibson, Live Nation, INgrooves

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tales from a Borders CD and DVD clearance sale. "Almost all CDs and DVDs are 30% off. The liquidation does not include new releases, but everything else is fair game." ( LA Music Shopping Examiner ) Gibson Guitar announced it will lay of ...

  14. Prince Plans L.A. Shows To Launch New Albums, Web site

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Prince has a busy schedule next week. Along with performing three nights in a row (March 25-27) on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," the Purple One is scheduled to play three back-to-back concerts at separate venues in Los Angeles on Mar ...

  15. Sony Ericsson Warning Stuns Ailing Mobile Sector

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson sparked fresh fear of crumbling consumer demand on Friday (March 20) when the world's No 4 handset maker said it would sell barely half of the phones it sold last quarter. Shares across the wireless sector dropped sharply on the ...

  16. Nokia To Shut Down Mosh Service

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia is closing down the popular but controversial user-generated content service Mosh to focus more in its Ovi entertainment portal. Mosh was the sticking point behind Warner Music Group's decision to withhold it&# ...

  17. Nokia Continues Music Push

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nokia is continuing its push to establish itself as a major player in the mobile music market with an expansion of its Comes With Music service to new countries and the introduction of several new music phones. Comes With Music - a service under w ...

  18. Music & Money: The Future Music Revenue Driver

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The music business may be fighting for its life but the growing mobile component could become the industry's revenue driver as application software technology is embraced by mobile phone users, according to panelists at the Billboard Music &a ...

  19. Nokia Halts Xpress Music Phone Sales

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia over the weekend halted sales of its much-heralded Xpress Music phone just days after its Feb. 26 debut, citing technical glitches plaguing the device. Most notably, the devices were unable to connect to AT&T's 3G network, which is ...

  20. Nokia Launches Comes With Music Down Under

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia's Comes With Music is coming to Australia on March 20. The Finnish mobile handset giant said today (Feb. 25) it will launch its all-you-can-eat mobile music service Down Under with its 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen cell phone, which has ...

  21. Nokia's Unlimited Service Heads Down Under

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia's Comes With Music service should arrive in Australia later this month, following a groundbreaking licensing arrangement struck with the Australasian Performing Right Association and sister organization the Australasian Mechanical Copyr ...

  22. Digital Briefs: INgrooves, Nokia, iPhone App Store

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Digital distributor INgrooves has joined Nokia's Comes With Music program. The Nokia service already has licensing deals with the four major labels, including INgrooves investor Universal Music Group. Anyone owning a compatible Nokia phone ...

  23. Nokia Unveils Online Software Shop

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The world's top cell phone maker Nokia unveiled on Monday its new online software and media store, hoping to follow the runaway success of Apple's App Store. The focus of the cell phone market has been shifting to software development si ...

  24. Nokia Continues European Rollout

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia is expanding its mobile music services worldwide. The mobile operator has launched a Nokia Music Store in Austria and Switzerland, part of its European rollout that has been adding new countries every few months since late last year. The ser ...

  25. Nokia To Cut Production

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cellphone maker Nokia said on Wednesday it would cut production at its key Salo plant in Finland as demand for handsets has dropped. Cellphone sales are set to dive this year, affected by consumers' reluctance to spend on new gadgets in the m ...

  26. Total Music Shuts Down

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Total Music, the joint venture backed by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, among others, has shuttered, Billboard.biz can confirm. Multiple sources directly involved in the venture said all concerned agreed to stop funding the ef ...

  27. Nokia Music Store Launches In Mexico

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia has quietly opened its Nokia Music Store in Mexico. Though the handset maker has yet to launch its all-you-can-eat Comes With Music service in Mexico, a visit to the store reveals downloadable music from Warner, EMI and Sony. Albums sell for ...

  28. AEG Launching HD Studio In Downtown L.A.

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sports and entertainment entity AEG said Wednesday that it has created AEG Prods., a multiplatform HD studio under construction near the Staples Center. The $15 million facility will overlook L.A. Live, the recently opened residential and entertai ...

  29. SGAE Licenses Repertoire To Nokia

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish collecting society SGAE has signed a pan-European licensing agreement with mobile vendor Nokia for its all-you-can-eat service Comes With Music. SGAE will make available the work of its 93,000 author and publisher members, as well as its e ...

  30. Nokia Misses Forecasts, Sees Weaker 2009

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Top cell phone maker Nokia reported a worse-than-expected dive in fourth-quarter profit, and warned market volumes would shrink 10 percent this year as the economic slowdown hits consumer spending. Analysts had forecast an 8-percent fall in the ha ...

  31. Microsoft Misses Profit, Plans To Cut Up To 5000 Jobs

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp stunned Wall Street with disappointing results that included plans to slash up to 5,000 jobs and a warning that profit and revenue will almost certainly drop over the next two quarters. The news from the world's largest softwar ...

  32. Report: Digital Music Sales To Surpass CD By 2013

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST A study of over 4,200 online consumers in Europe has predicted digital music will have a majority stake (57%) in the recorded music market by 2013. Digital licensing is expected to generate another €1.2 billion ($1.6 million). The report, entitled ...

  33. Nokia's Ojanpera Talks Comes With Music In Cannes

    January 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia's Dr Tero Ojanpera, EVP entertainment and communities, delivered an optimistic keynote at day one of MidemNet, revealing a "breakthrough" in licensing negotiations that will enable the service to roll out across Europe in 2009 ...

  34. Price Cut On Nokia's Comes With Music

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three months after its launch in the U.K., the price of Nokia’s unlimited music pre-licensed handset has been slashed from £127.10 ($189.90) to £82.18 ($122.79). The move comes amid speculation that the service, set for a roll out in other territo ...

  35. Nokia's Ojanpera Set For MidemNet Day 1 Keynote

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST MidemNet delegates can expect a hard-hitting keynote from Tero Ojanpera, Nokia's executive VP of entertainment and communities, on Saturday, Jan. 17. MidemNet, which runs Jan. 17-18 in Cannes, is the international forum that focuses on the mu ...

  36. No-Show Queen Of Soul Pipes Up At Benefit Concert

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Organizers of a military benefit concert in New York say Aretha Franklin missed an award presentation but showed up for the main event hours later. The Queen of Soul was a no-show when she was to receive the Torch of Freedom Award on Sunday in Tim ...

  37. NARM Adds Board Members

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers adds Nokia director of global digital music Adam Mirabella to its board of directors, replacing the seat vacate by Napster's Chris Gorag, who resigned following Best Buy's acquisition of the ...

  38. Swedish Telco Launches Unlimited Service

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Swedish telco TeliaSonera has launched Telia Musik, an all-you-can eat download service available to more than 13.3 million mobile customers in six countries. Telia in Sweden was the first to release the service on Monday (Dec. 8). It will be foll ...

  39. Franco De Vita Books Anniversary Tour

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Franco De Vita is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the music business with a U.S. tour that kicks off March 5 at the Nokia Theater in New York City. De Vita's "Simplemente La Verdad" (Simply the Truth ...

  40. Nokia: 2009 Handset Market Down 5%

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Global mobile phone industry sales volume will fall more than expected as consumers cut spending, the world's top cellphone maker Nokia said on Thursday (Dec. 4) in its second warning in three weeks. "The most recent incremental impact i ...

  41. MIDEM Gets Message

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's co-manager Brian Message will deliver a keynote speech at the 2009 MIDEM international music market in Cannes, which runs Jan. 18 to 21. Message, of Courtyard Management, also represents singer songwriter Kate Nash and dance act F ...

  42. CELAS Secures Digital Partners

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST CELAS has reported steady progress in the licensing of digital and mobile music rights across Europe. It offers a "one-stop shop" for pan-European licensing. The organization, which operates from offices in London and Germany, was set up ...

  43. Tech Test: Comes With Music On The 5310

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A week after its launch, U.K. retailer the Carphone Warehouse says the Comes With Music 'unlimited music' package from Nokia is performing well. But, like Nokia, the company declined to give any figures in relation to the exclusive partn ...

  44. Nokia Q3 Sales, Profits Fall

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's third-quarter sales and profits fell from a year ago, hit by weaker cellphone demand in its European markets, but the world's top handset maker soothed growing fears about the fourth quarter. Handset makers have started to feel t ...

  45. Popkomm Day 2: Digital Drives Forward

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The development of digital music was the major topic of debate at day two of Popkomm in Berlin, with delegates discussing the need for users to be able to synchronize their music collections between their computers, phones and even automobiles. Th ...

  46. Mirabella To Exit Sony BMG For Nokia Role

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG senior VP and GM of U.S. digital sales Adam Mirabella is leaving the record label, Billboard has learned, to take a post at mobile phone manufacturer Nokia. On Oct. 13, Mirabella will begin his new position as director of global digital m ...

  47. Grainge, will.i.am Support Comes With Music Launch

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge and will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas were among those lending their support to Nokia's new all-you-can-eat music package Comes With Music at the launch in London. The service, rolling ou ...

  48. Nokia Unveils Comes With Music Service

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has unveiled its all-you-can-eat Comes With Music package for the U.K., although the scope of its "unlimited access to millions of tracks" offer has some potential restrictions. It launches Oct. 16. Nokia has partnered with the Car ...

  49. Nokia Music Store Opens Doors In Spain

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following the launch of music stores in Ireland, Netherlands and Australia, among others, Nokia has announced the launch of its Nokia Music Store in Spain. The store, which already has a catalog of over four million songs, can be accessed via comp ...

  50. Sony Ericsson To Roll Out Music Service In Weeks

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson will launch a mobile phone service with unlimited music downloads within weeks, Lennard Hoornik, head of marketing at the firm, said on Tuesday. Play Now Plus, which will compete with Nokia's Comes with Music service, will give ...

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