Online music stores

  1. Music Ads Score Low At Super Bowl

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster, iTunes spots fail to excite. Ads related to digital music that aired during last night's (Feb. 6) Super Bowl received a tepid response from consumers, according to the results of USA Today-sponsored focus group that monitored the com ...

  2. Music Ads Score Low At Super Bowl

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster, iTunes spots fail to excite. Ads related to digital music that aired during last night's (Feb. 6) Super Bowl received a tepid response from consumers, according to the results of USA Today-sponsored focus group that monitored the com ...

  3. MP3.com's Robertson Getting Back In Biz

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Digital vet starts unprotected-download store. Michael Robertson, founder and former CEO of the original MP3.com, has announced plans to launch a new online music store next week. The new store, MP3Tunes, will look much like the original MP3.com a ...

  4. Napster Goes Portable

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster today (Feb. 3) bows its Napster To Go portable subscription product and says it will support the launch with a $30 million marketing campaign that includes a Super Bowl commercial on Feb. 6. Napster today (Feb. 3) bows its Napster To Go po ...

  5. Download Store To Debut In Hong Kong

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. With support from EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG, the service w ...

  6. Download Store To Debut In Hong Kong

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. With support from EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG, the service w ...

  7. RealNetworks Posts Q4 Sales Gains

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Subscribers doubled during '04. RealNetworks says its music subscription services and download store generated $21.6 million in revenue during the fourth quarter. This represents a 172% increase over its digital music revenues for the same pe ...

  8. Napster Eyes Up German Service

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster will enter into the German market before the end of the year. CANNES, France -- Napster will enter into the German market before the end of the year. Parent company Roxio on Jan. 22 used the platform of MidemNet to unveil details of its pl ...

  9. Dimensional Bows Mobile Unit

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing assets and other digital distribution businesses. NEW YORK -- Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its musi ...

  10. eMusic Signs On 30 Indies

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Digital services company eMusic says it has inked content licensing deals with more than 30 independent labels and distributors. NEW YORK -- Digital services company eMusic says it has inked content licensing deals with more than 30 independent la ...

  11. Bertelsmann Settles One Napster Case

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST German media giant Bertelsmann said today (Jan. 20) it has settled a lawsuit filed by a rival music label alleging it aided online piracy by teaming up with the former file-swapping system Napster. German media giant Bertelsmann said today (Jan. 2 ...

  12. Dimensional Bows Mobile Unit

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing assets and other digital distribution businesses. Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing ...

  13. Dimensional Bows Mobile Unit

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing assets and other digital distribution businesses. Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing ...

  14. eMusic Signs On 30 Indies

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Digital services company eMusic says it has inked content licensing deals with more than 30 independent labels and distributors. Digital services company eMusic says it has inked content licensing deals with more than 30 independent labels and dis ...

  15. Napster Reports 50% Subscriber Gain

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster reports 270,000 paid subscribers to its on-demand digital-music service as of Dec. 31, 2004, the end of its fiscal third quarter. Napster reports 270,000 paid subscribers to its on-demand digital-music service as of Dec. 31, 2004, the end ...

  16. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Majors, digital distributors showed gains. In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started last ...

  17. iTunes Opens For Business In Ireland

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Add Ireland to the list of countries in which Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store is now open. The computer giant today (Jan. 6) launched an Irish version of the download retailer, featuring more than Add Ireland to the list of countries in w ...

  18. iTunes Opens For Business In Ireland

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Add Ireland to the list of countries in which Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store is now open. The computer giant today (Jan. 6) launched an Irish version of the download retailer, featuring more than Add Ireland to the list of countries in w ...

  19. RealNetworks, Comcast Extend Ties With RadioPlus

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has expanded its online music distribution agreement with cable Internet service provider Comcast. The move extends RealNetworks' Rhapsody RadioPlus service to customers of Comcast's high RealNetworks has expanded its online ...

  20. Roxio Completes Software Sale

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital media firm Roxio Inc. has completed the sale of its consumer software division to Sonic Solutions, meaning that it will enter 2005 able to focus on the Napster online music service as its main Digital media firm Roxio Inc. has completed th ...

  21. Napster To Go Wireless With Dwango

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster is entering the wireless space via an alliance with Dwango Wireless, a Seattle-based developer of mobile entertainment content. Napster is entering the wireless space via an alliance with Dwango Wireless, a Seattle-based developer of mobil ...

  22. Apple Bows iTunes In Canada

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Regional version features 700,000 songs. Apple Computer today (Dec. 2) launched its iTunes Music Store in Canada. The Canadian version of iTunes features more than 700,000 songs, including exclusive tracks from Alanis Morissette, the Tragically Hi ...

  23. EMusic Reports Sales Growth

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMusic says it has sold more than 3 million downloads since it relaunched in September with a new editorial team featuring former writers from The New York Times and Rolling Stone. EMusic says it has sold more than 3 million downloads since it rel ...

  24. Kazaa Trial Reveals Web-User Tracking Methods

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Record labels presented their first witness today (Dec. 1) in their Australian lawsuit over peer-to-peer software Kazaa. Record labels presented their first witness today (Dec. 1) in their Australian lawsuit over peer-to-peer software Kazaa. Focus ...

  25. Majors Align With New P2P Service

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group have all inked deals to make their content available to a new legitimate P2P service from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Wurld Media. Sony BMG, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group have ...

  26. Labels Line Up For RED Digital Services

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based RED Distribution says 29 labels have signed on for the company's digital distribution services. New York-based RED Distribution says 29 labels have signed on for the company's digital distribution services. The independent ...

  27. EMI N.A. Names Mobile Music Exec

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music North America has named Thomas V. Ryan as senior VP of mobile development. EMI Music North America has named Thomas V. Ryan as senior VP of mobile development. Ryan, who is based in New York, will develop e-commerce initiatives and produ ...

  28. MSN Music, GarageBand Form Alliance

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to extend its connection with independent musicians and their fans, MSN Music is teaming with Garageband.com for a number of new features. In an effort to extend its connection with independent musicians and their fans, MSN Music is t ...

  29. Napster U.K. Teams Up With Post Office

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Roxio-owned download service Napster U.K. is ramping up its presence at bricks & mortar retail through a pact with Britain's Post Office. Roxio-owned download service Napster U.K. is ramping up its presence at bricks & mortar reta ...

  30. Napster U.K. Teams Up With Post Office

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster U.K. is ramping up its presence at bricks-and-mortar retail through a pact with Britain's Post Office. Napster U.K. is ramping up its presence at bricks-and-mortar retail through a pact with Britain's Post Office. On the back of ...

  31. Sources: UMG Inks Deal With P2P Filter Snocap

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has become the first major record company to ink a licensing deal with Shawn Fanning's new peer-to-peer software company Snocap, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Group has become the first major record company ...

  32. Napster U.K. Names Music Manager

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Roxio-owned Napster U.K. has appointed Charlie Phillips as music manager, effective immediately. Roxio-owned Napster U.K. has appointed Charlie Phillips as music manager, effective immediately. Based in London, Phillips is responsible for obtainin ...

  33. Napster U.K. Names Music Manager

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Roxio-owned Napster U.K. has appointed Charlie Phillips as music manager, effective immediately. Roxio-owned Napster U.K. has appointed Charlie Phillips as music manager, effective immediately. Based in London, Phillips is responsible for obtainin ...

  34. NZ's 1st Legal Music Site 'Above Target'

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST New Zealand's first legal music site DigiRAMA has been attracting a steady volume of sign-ups since it launched Monday (Nov. 1), according to its proprietors. New Zealand's first legal music site DigiRAMA has been attracting a steady vol ...

  35. NZ's 1st Legal Music Site 'Above Target'

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST New Zealand's first legal music site DigiRAMA has been attracting a steady volume of sign-ups since it launched Monday (Nov. 1), according to its proprietors. New Zealand's first legal music site DigiRAMA has been attracting a steady vol ...

  36. Studios Must Work To Avoid Digital Pitfalls

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Top execs call for more online content. The movie industry will face the same piracy woes of the music business by holding back online content, top digital executives stated during Billboard's Digital Entertainment Conference & Awards (DE ...

  37. Sources: MSN Music Set For Euro Expansion

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MSN Music will later this week unveil plans to expand into the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Austria, Billboard.biz has learned. Pricing and repertoire details are expected to be disclosed Thurs MSN Music later this week will unveil plans to ...

  38. Sources: MSN Music Set For Euro Expansion

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MSN Music later this week will unveil plans to expand into the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Austria, Billboard.biz has learned. Pricing and repertoire details are expected to be disclosed Thurs MSN Music later this week will unveil plans to ...

  39. Report: Sony BMG Flirting With P2P Distribution

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG plans to distribute content through the Grokster peer-to-peer network, according to a new published report. Sony BMG plans to distribute content through the Grokster peer-to-peer network, according to a new published report. The Los Angel ...

  40. Report: Sony BMG Flirting With P2P Distribution

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG plans to distribute content through the Grokster peer-to-peer network, according to a new published report. Sony BMG plans to distribute content through the Grokster peer-to-peer network, according to a new published report. The Los Angel ...

  41. Study: Legal Downloads Drop

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While the balance of power in the legal online music world remains virtually unchanged, the number of consumers legally downloading music files has been on the decline, according to the latest sector While the balance of power in the legal online ...

  42. Study: Legal Downloads Drop

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While the balance of power in the legal online music world remains virtually unchanged, the number of consumers legally downloading music files has been on the decline, according to the latest sector While the balance of power in the legal online ...

  43. Bill Gates Stresses Interoperability For Music

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft chairman/chief software architect Bill Gates expressed the importance of consumer choice in digital music during his keynote speech today (Oct. 12) at his company's Digital Entertainment Any Microsoft chairman/chief software archite ...

  44. Trans World Bows Digital Music Store

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music retailer Trans World Entertainment today (Oct. 11) launched a digital-music service complete with à la carte downloads and subscriptions. The store, dubbed "FYE Download Zone," is accessibl Music retailer Trans World Enter ...

  45. U2, Apple Collaborate On TV Ad

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 is appearing in a new Apple Computer television ad promoting the iPod and iTunes Music Store. The spot -- which features the band performing its new single "Vertigo," from the upcoming "How to Dism U2 is appearing in a new Apple ...

  46. European Labels Take Action Against File-Sharers

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A second round of legal action against serial "uploaders" in Europe was announced Oct. 7. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry described the move as "the largest single wave of l LONDON -- A second round of lega ...

  47. Study: Downloads Will Not Overtake CD Format

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance, according to a new study. Jupiter Research said in its annual repo The compact disc has at least another five yea ...

  48. Study: Downloads Will Not Overtake CD Format

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance, a new study said on Tuesday. The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format be ...

  49. RealNetworks Forms New Biz Unit

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based digital media company RealNetworks is integrating its music assets -- including RealPlayer, RealPlayer Music Store, RadioPass, and the Rhapsody subscription service -- into a single busi Seattle-based digital media company RealNetwor ...

  50. RealNetworks Forms New Biz Unit

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Acker to head music; Ryan to exit. Seattle-based digital media company RealNetworks is integrating its music assets -- including RealPlayer, RealPlayer Music Store, RadioPass, and the Rhapsody subscription service -- into a single business unit. T ...

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