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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. HMV Set For New Digital Era

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Service to launch Sept. 5 with 1.3M titles. HMV U.K.'s new digital music service will embrace the independent label sector and adopt a flexible pricing structure, executives at the market-leading retailer told reporters today (Sept. 1). HMV w ...

  6. HMV Set For New Digital Era

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT HMV U.K.'s new digital music service will embrace the independent label sector and adopt a flexible pricing structure, executives at the market-leading retailer told reporters today (Sept. 1). HMV U.K.'s new digital music service will em ...

  7. Napster Joins Lobby Body EDiMA

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Membership includes Apple, OD2, Amazon. Membership includes Apple, OD2, Amazon. News ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Loudeye Boosts Nordic Presence With MSN Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music service provider, has extended its business in Europe with the Nordic operations of Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Music service. Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music ...

  11. Loudeye Boosts Nordic Presence With MSN Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music service provider, has extended its business in Europe with the Nordic operations of Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Music service. Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music ...

  12. Japan Welcomes Napster Store

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Napster and Tower Records Japan, one of the country's leading music retailers, have formed a joint venture to launch Napster Japan in the territory within the next 12 months. Napster and Tower Records Japan, one of the country's leading ...

  13. The Indies

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When a major retailer is given an exclusive window to sell a new album, there's a general outcry from the independent retail community. Of late, however, a number of strong-selling artists for indie s When a major retailer is given an exclusi ...

  14. iTunes Coming to Japan?

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computers' iTunes Music Store may soon be available in Japan, the world's second-largest music market. The company would not comment, but has sent invitations to an Aug. 4 event in Tokyo where t Apple Computers' iTunes Music S ...

  15. MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music has pledged to "level the playing field" for indies when it comes to paying the labels for digital downloads. That was the good news that American Assn. of Independent Music acting president MSN Music has pledged to "level ...

  16. MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music has pledged to "level the playing field" for indies when it comes to paying the labels for digital downloads. That was the good news that American Assn. of Independent Music acting president MSN Music has pledged to "level ...

  17. iTunes Breaks 500M Download Milestone

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store has passed the 500 million paid-download milestone. The feat was achieved yesterday (July 17) when Amy Greer from Lafayette, Indiana purchased Faith Hill's "Mississ Apple Computer's iTunes Mu ...

  18. Major Label Deals Legitimize iMesh

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Licensing agreements inked with Sony BMG, Universal. Once the target of a music-industry anti-piracy campaign, peer-to-peer file trading service iMesh unveiled a licensing deal with Sony BMG Music on July 11, and is days from announcing a similar ...

  19. Sony BMG, Mashboxx Enter Pact

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal file-sharing network Mashboxx, two days after a U.S. court dealt a blow to Mashboxx's unauthorized rivals such as Grokster. Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal ...

  20. Orchard Extends Deeper Into China

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Newest deal expands catalog by 20%. Indie music distribution specialist The Orchard is partnering with ECD Hong Kong to significantly expand the company’s reach into China. The deal gives the Orchard access to EDC’s catalog of over 100,000 songs o ...

  21. Beggars, Napster Strike License Deal

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading British independent music company Beggars Group has agreed to license its catalog to download store Napster U.K., Billboard.biz has learned. Leading British independent music company Beggars Group has agreed to license its catalog to downl ...

  22. Real Grabs White Stripes Exclusive

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks is offering a free streaming preview of the White Stripes' upcoming full-length, "Get Behind Me Satan," (V2/Third Man.) The album is available exclusively through Real's Rhapsody online RealNetworks is offering a f ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Aussie AIR Strikes Deals To Tap Global Market

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's independent label community is hoping to expand its presence in the global market through a pair of deals unveiled today (May 24). Australia's independent label community is hoping to expand its presence in the global market ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Radio Extending Brands Through Online Music Sales

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MusicToGo enabling stations to open customized stores. Airplay is the single biggest influence on music sales, so why hasn't radio gotten in on the action? A new vendor is banking on the notion that radio not only influences music sales, it c ...

  27. Yahoo! Soft Launches New Music Service

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A la carte downloads, subscription offered. A la carte downloads, subscription offered. News ...

  28. Yahoo! Soft Launches New Music Service

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! today (May 10) is soft launching its long-anticipated new digital music service/music management solution, Yahoo! Music Unlimited. Yahoo! today (May 10) is soft launching its long-anticipated new digital music service/music management solut ...

  29. Apple's iTunes Takes Bigger Bite Out Of Europe

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Download store goes live in Switzerland, Nordic. Apple Computer today (May 10) launched iTunes Music Stores in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The four new localized digital download services offer licensed repertoire from the four majors ...

  30. CD Wow, Loudeye Announce Online Music Store

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pricing details not revealed. CD Wow -- a UK-based online retailer of CDs, DVDs and games -- is launching a digital music store, offering music downloads as well as portable digital media devices. Loudeye Corp. will operate and provide the technol ...

  31. Hemming Pressed To Testify In Sharman Trial

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aussie labels up ante in Kazaa case. Aussie labels up ante in Kazaa case. News ...

  32. Hemming Pressed To Testify In Sharman Trial

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aussie labels up ante in Kazaa case. Nikki Hemming, CEO of Sydney-based Sharman Networks, may yet have to testify in the Australian record industry's landmark case against Kazaa over alleged copyright infringement. The Australian labels were ...

  33. Carl Cox, RealNetworks Team On 'Global' Radio

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RadioPass to deliver dance content online. RealNetworks has struck a partnership with Carl Cox to present the pioneering British club DJ's radio show as part of an exclusive online offering. Through the pact, Cox's weekly "Global&qu ...

  34. Real Has New Spin For Online Music

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New options include 25 free tracks a month. RealNetworks has unveiled its new Rhapsody service, featuring a three-tiered offering aimed at broadening its base of online music fans. In a first for subscription music services, Rhapsody will now allo ...

  35. IFPI Files P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants d LONDON -- The International Federation of the ...

  36. MusicNet Acquired By Private Firm

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York-based private equity firm Baker Capital has acquired digital music service MusicNet. Baker Capital says the deal will have no affect on its ongoing services, and MusicNet will continue to ope New York-based private equity firm Baker Capit ...

  37. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  38. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  39. Behind the Deal: Labels Argue Legal Relationships Behind Kazaa

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time anywhere in the world, a lawsuit filed by record labels against tech companies over unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing has proceeded through trial. For the first time anywhere in the world, a lawsuit filed by record labels a ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. RealNetworks To Add MoS Radio

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dance music firm seeks 'new global audience.' British dance music specialist Ministry of Sound has forged a deal that enables RealNetworks to carry the MoS Radio service. Mos launched its 24-hour service in 2000 from ministryofsound.com ...

  42. RealNetworks To Add MoS Radio

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British dance music specialist Ministry of Sound has forged a deal that enables RealNetworks to carry the MoS Radio service. British dance music specialist Ministry of Sound has forged a deal that enables RealNetworks to carry the MoS Radio servic ...

  43. MusicNow Bows Subscription Service

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Circuit City's MusicNow subsidiary has launched an online music subscription service to complement its à la carte download stores. LOS ANGELES -- Circuit City's MusicNow subsidiary has launched an online music subscription servi ...

  44. MusicNow Bows Subscription Service

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Circuit City's MusicNow subsidiary has launched an online music subscription service to complement its à la carte download stores. Circuit City's MusicNow subsidiary has launched an online music subscription service to complemen ...

  45. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer se Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator ...

  46. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artemis, TVT others sign up. Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer services. Earlier th ...

  47. Oz Court Freezes Assets Of Key Kazaa Figures

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The record company applicants in the ongoing Kazaa lawsuit have temporarily blocked two key figures from selling or transferring their assets. SYDNEY -- The record company applicants in the ongoing Kazaa lawsuit have temporarily blocked two key fi ...

  48. Oz Court Freezes Assets Of Key Kazaa Figures

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian record companies have temporarily blocked two key figures in the ongoing Kazaa legal case from selling or transferring their assets. Australian record companies have temporarily blocked two key figures in the ongoing Kazaa legal case fr ...

  49. Hackers Claim To Infiltrate Napster To Go

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hackers are claiming to have discovered a way to copy music from Napster's new portable subscription service, Napster To Go. NEW YORK -- Hackers are claiming to have discovered a way to copy music from Napster's new portable subscription ...

  50. Hackers Claim To Infiltrate Napster To Go

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hackers are claiming to have discovered a way to copy music from Napster's new portable subscription service, Napster To Go. Hackers are claiming to have discovered a way to copy music from Napster's new portable subscription service, Na ...

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