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  1. Is iTunes Launching In Russia?

    September 26, 2012 10:09 AM EDT MOSCOW - A local Russian newspaper has reported that an iTunes store is coming to the European country in late 2012 or early 2013. vThe business daily Vedomosti quoted anonymous sources in the online and publishing businesses who claimed Apple is ...

  2. Gerry Kearby, Co-Founder of Liquid Audio, Remembered by Dick Wingate

    August 14, 2012 5:09 PM EDT Gerry Kearby -- co-founder of Liquid Audio, drummer, equipment designer for the Grateful Dead and others, and a man who turned down an offer from Steve Jobs to buy his company -- died last week when his truck crashed into a tree in a rural area so ...

  3. United Airlines Adds Digital Music Store To Rewards Program

    August 06, 2012 2:15 PM EDT United Airlines is adding a digital download music store to its MileagePlus Progam, allowing members to redeem miles by turning them in for music. The store, which features 7 million tracks, is run by Choose Digital, a Coral Gables Fla.-based comp ...

  4. Audiogalaxy Jumps Into Internet Radio

    March 06, 2012 2:34 PM EST Audiogalaxy jumped into the Internet radio game Tuesday with Mixes, a free web-based service that plays personalized streams of songs. Internet radio is an increasingly crowded market, but Audiogalaxy does it a bit differently. The web-based Inter ...

  5. Rdio Expands to Spain, But Can It Catch On There?

    February 23, 2012 4:48 PM EST Rdio, the subscription-based music streaming service, is taking on the bull by its horns (pun intended). It landed in Spain this week, defying the country's infamous track record with online piracy and blatant consumer unwillingness to pay to ...

  6. Sony To Roll Out Music Unlimited Service Across Europe

    January 11, 2012 10:49 AM EST Sony's Music Unlimited streaming service is to launch in four new European markets. Formerly called Qriocity, the cloud-based service underwent a name change last year, following the launch of Sony's unified online music, video and games ...

  7. iTunes Preparing For Broad Latin American Launch

    December 01, 2011 2:25 PM EST Following its successful foray into Mexico, iTunes is preparing to launch in other Latin American countries by year's end or by the first quarter at the latest, say sources familiar with the conversations. An iTunes spokesperson declined to c ...

  8. iTunes Great for Apple, But Was It For Music Biz?

    October 10, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - When Apple rolled out iTunes for the masses in the spring of 2003, the music industry was at a point of transition - and chaos. Entering the new millennium, albums were enjoying blockbuster sales of several million units for its su ...

  9. Steve Jobs Remembered by Edgar Bronfman Jr., Martin Bandier and Other Executives

    October 06, 2011 5:13 PM EDT Steve Jobs wasn't just a technological innovator - he created a role for himself and his business in the music industry that hadn't existed before. In these conversations and written remembrances from key executives in the music business ...

  10. Germany's Simfy Claims Apple Is Delaying iPad App Approval

    June 16, 2011 2:06 PM EDT BERLIN - Simfy, the German music streaming company based in Cologne, is claiming Apple has delayed approval of its iPad app for over three months and has filed a formal complaint at the German cartel-office in Bonn. Simfy says Apple is misusing it ...

  11. Rethink Music Panel Explores the Cloud: How to Make People Aware, Let Alone Make Money?

    April 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT The Cloud music panel at Rethink Music conference, L-R: Jon Vanhala, Sami Valkonen, Brad Navin, David Hyman, Jon Potter, Don Gorder (Photo: Phil Farnsworth) The recent introduction of Amazon's Cloud Player -- and similar offerings from Google ...

  12. simfy, German Music Streaming Service, Signs Licensing Deal For EMI's Music

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST After nine months of negotiations, the Cologne-based online music service simfy has signed a licensing contract with CELAS. The contract allows simfy until the end of 2011 to offer its German, Austrian and Swiss users EMI Music Publishing's A ...

  13. Sainsbury's To Launch U.K. Download Store

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. mass merchant Sainsbury's is to launch a music download store in the run up to Christmas. An exact launch date for the as-yet-unnamed service is to be announced, but a statement posted on the supermarket's corporate website confirms ...

  14. Six Names Likely Mentioned in Google's Search for Music Chief

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google's plans for a digital music resurfaced in the headlines again this week after Peter Kafka at AllThingsD reported that the search giant is soliciting input from music industry executives on who might best oversee such a service. Which r ...

  15. Grooveshark Settles With Merlin

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Grooveshark has settled its copyright dispute with Merlin and has licensed the catalogs of the indie music agency's member record labels. The deal compensates Merlin labels for past use of their music as well as future us ...

  16. U.K. Labels Target 'Physical Fanatics,' Aim To Boost Digital

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The demise of the physical CD and vinyl formats in the digital age has been well and truly exaggerated, at least in the United Kingdom, said speakers at the Music Tank debate in London. Called 'Never Mind the Box Set: The Album Post-iTunes,&# ...

  17. 7digital, Imerge Launch Home Entertainment Service

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital download retailer 7digital has launched its online music store for high-end entertainment systems in partnership with Imerge, the U.K. manufacturer of hard disk home entertainment servers. The Imerge XiVA Music Store has been developed wit ...

  18. Analysis: The Problem With High Adoption

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. consumers have adopted digital music stores at a better rate than consumers in other countries, but greater digital adoption may lead to slower adoption of new business models. The logic: the more accustomed a group of consumers becomes to th ...

  19. Apple Approaching Labels with Streaming Music Plans

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple's acquisition of Lala last year foreshadowed a plan to add some sort of music streaming service to iTunes. Exactly how that will come about still remains under wraps, but a number of news outlets (including Billboard) have uncovered nug ...

  20. The Billboard Q&A: MediaNet CEO Alan McGlade

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the early days of digital music, MediaNet (then MusicNet) seemed to be in a great place. Big brands of all types were rushing into the market with digital music stores of their own, and MusicNet was there to provide all the back-end technology ...

  21. Business Matters: Keith Urban, UMG, Stock Watch and More

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- In his acceptance speech at the Peoples' Choice Awards on Wednesday night (watch in on YouTube ), Keith Urban thanks his fans and indicate ...

  22. Analysis: Artist Compensation, Pricing Debate Heats Up

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Though not a new topic, how artists and labels are compensated for their works continues to gain momentum as countries pass (or consider to pass) anti-piracy laws, and everybody from musicians to label executives to music publishers ponder how to ...

  23. Apple Confirms Purchase Of Lala.com

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. has purchased online music retailer Lala.com, a Silicon Valley start-up that has threatened "the end of the MP3" with its fast song-streaming application. Apple spokesman Steve Dowling confirmed the purchase Sunday, but would ...

  24. Apple In Talks To Acquire Lala

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple is in “advanced negotiations” to acquire online streaming music service Lala, first reported on CNET , in a deal that will significantly shake-up the digital music landscape. Billboard has independently confirmed the news with sources. The d ...

  25. Business Matters: Google, ReverbNation, BlueBeat.com

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- TThe news on Google 's music search partnerships continues with five free tracks at Lala.com, MySpace and iLike by Tim McGraw, Phoenix, Ma ...

  26. Russian Download Store Fidel Returns To Original Owners

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fidel.ru, one of Russia's largest music download stores, has returned to its previous owners following financial problems for majority stakeholder RBC. The media group RBC, which has recently faced major financial problems, obtained a control ...

  27. Billboard.biz Q&A: Former RIAA CEO Rosen Talks Napster

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Napster first went live 10 years ago this month, the music industry didn't immediately notice. It wasn't until around September 1999 that the RIAA got wise, and not until December that a lawsuit was filed. Leading the organization a ...

  28. U.K. Streaming Rates Rise And Fall

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. authors rights body PRS for Music has announced new performance right rates for streaming services in the United Kingdom, effective July 1. The headline royalty rate will increase from 8% to 10.5% of a streaming site's revenue, while the ...

  29. The Long Tail Redrawn

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Files shared on P2P services skew more toward hits than had been previously believed, according to a preview of a research paper on the long tail of music's black market. The study was done by PRS for Music chief economist Will Page and Eric ...

  30. Business Briefs: EMI, Sony/ATV, YouTube, Apple

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- EMI notified the city of Jacksonville, Ill., that it would lay off about 100 employees from its distribution center in June. The company plans to retain two dozen workers. ( State Register-Journal ) -- Reuters took a look at investments in musi ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Digital Briefs: Amazon, Obama, Republic Project

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST - While it still trails Apple in market share, Amazon's digital music store is outpacing iTunes in customer preference, according to a recent Strategy Analytics report . Of the broadband Internet users surveyed, 26% reported they preferred Am ...

  33. Legal Drama At MidemNet Opening Keynote

    January 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST It was a case of back to the future at the opening keynote debate at MidemNet in Cannes as one of the speakers from the digital business was unable to make the opening session because of litigation. MidemNet, the music conference focusing on the d ...

  34. CRB Day 2: Industry Reaction

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The music industry reacted favorably to the Copyright Royalty Board's release Thursday of new mechanical royalty rates. The CRB left unchanged the per-song rate of 9.1 cents for physical product, set for the first time a statutory rate for pe ...

  35. Warner Makes Friends With Online Music Community

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International (WMI) has agreed to a content and revenue partnership with European online music community Music Makes Friends. The Luxembourg-based company has already signed deals with the three other majors as well as thousands of in ...

  36. We7 Signs Up Warner to Ad-Funded Streaming

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music is the latest major to sign up to U.K.-based ad-funded online music service We7, and it is the first to offer paid-for MP3s on the platform. Users can stream unlimited tracks and full albums for free on We7.com, in return for listenin ...

  37. China Bound R2G, IODA To Launch Subscription Service

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to provide an alternative to pirated music, Beijing-based digital distribution service R2G is launching an online music subscription service in China that will feature songs from U.S.-based independent digital distributor Independent ...

  38. Sky's No Limit As Universal Teams On MP3 Service

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sky, the U.K.'s leading pay-TV provider, is entering the digital music marketplace with an adventurous service which allows subscribers unlimited access to downloads and streams. Universal Music Group International's U.K. affiliate, itse ...

  39. Sony BMG Teams With Muzu TV

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG U.K. has become the first major music company to strike a video content agreement with Muzu TV, an ad-funded online multimedia music service launching in Beta format today. Muzu TV, a privately-owned venture belonging to the Ireland-regis ...

  40. AOL Reveals New Online Music Player

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT America Online unveiled a new online music player and expanded programming options for its AOL Radio service. The new player allows users to skip and pause songs, add channel presets and share their streaming music with other AOL members via the A ...

  41. MusicStation Claims U.K. Market-Leader Status

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, supplier of the pioneering all-you-can-eat mobile-music download service MusicStation, is boasting that its U.K. service is officially the country's "largest digital music subscription service." Although it declined to giv ...

  42. Digital Briefs: LimeWire, Last.fm, Musicbrigade

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST -File-sharing site Lime Wire has inked a deal with Redeye Distribution to offer more than 20,000 tracks through its digital music store. The deal will add music from 200 independent labels distributed by Redeye and include in-house labels Yep Roc ...

  43. Digital Briefs: SendMe, EMI, Myxer, Muze

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST —Direct-to-consumer mobile content retailer SendMe has added EMI Music Group to its roster of label with which it has music licensing deals. The company can now sell ringtones from the EMI catalog. Earlier this month, SendMe finalized agreements w ...

  44. Yahoo Eyeing Online Music Service

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc., is in early discussions with major record labels over offering unprotected MP3s either for sale or for free as part of an ad-supported service, two record company executives familiar with the talks said Wednesday. The talks, held as re ...

  45. Soundbuzz Starts High-Quality Online Music Store

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singapore-based digital-music services provider Soundbuzz on Dec. 18 launched what it claims is the first online music store in Asia to offer high-fidelity downloads. Soundbuzz says the store - at www.soundbuzz.com/sls - uses a technology called S ...

  46. UMG Applies Online Streaming Policy

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Details of a relatively new online music streaming policy from Universal Music Group have emerged as a result of one artist's communication with her fans. Colbie Caillat, who found an early audience on MySpace, apologized to fans via her MySp ...

  47. Nabbr Launches New Music Video Service

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Online music video distribution company Nabbr launched a new music video service called the Nabbr New Music Player. Each week, the company will post 10 new music videos to the player, which users can then embed in their personal blogs and social n ...

  48. Department Store Chain La Curacao To Launch Digital Store

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Department store chain La Curacao will launch a digital music store by the end of the year called Pasito Tunes. Powered by digital entertainment provider MusicNet, the bilingual service will offer Latin music downloads in genres such as salsa, cum ...

  49. Revamped Ricall Licence Site Adds Free Features

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online music marketplace Ricall has re-launched its Web site, saying it will use customized patent pending technology to connect professional buyers of music directly with copyright holders, free of charge. The system also eliminates the commissio ...

  50. Apple Meets iTunes EU Deadline, Universal Wins Extension

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple met last night's deadline to respond to the European Commission's antitrust concerns over the pricing of its iTunes online music store, officials have confirmed. However, Vivendi's Universal Music Group has since been granted ...

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