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  1. SACEM Names Jean-Noel Tronc Chairman

    December 08, 2011 12:15 PM EST France's SACEM Names Jean Noel Tronc Chairman French authors, composers and publishers collecting society SACEM named Jean Noel Tronc to replace Bernard Miyet, the current chairman of the management board who did not apply for a new mandate. ...

  2. Phone Self-Powers by Converting Ambient Noise to Energy

    July 22, 2011 1:38 PM EDT Of all the novel ways to keep a mobile device charged and operating, French mobile operator Orange has devised one of the most unusual yet. Its prototype Sound Charge T-shirt, introduced at England's Glastonbury Music Festival in June, is d ...

  3. Cricket's Muve Music Service Is 'Killing It,' Label Sources Say

    June 09, 2011 12:47 PM EDT While many new music subscription services continue their struggle to make a dent in the U.S. digital music market, the Muve mobile music service offered by Cricket Communications is seeing phenomenal growth, according to multiple record label sou ...

  4. French Music Sales Down 5% In Q1; Digital Rises 13%

    May 24, 2011 8:00 AM EDT The French recorded music wholesale market dropped 5% year-on-year in Q1 2011, generating €121.8 million (about $171 million) , according to the country's labels trade body SNEP (Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique). The physic ...

  5. Business Matters: Jack White, DDEX, Spotify and more

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Jack White On Limited Edition Vinyl -- Jack White’s Third Man Records releases limited edition vinyl. Some pieces of vinyl end up on eBay and can sell for hundreds of dollars. So, Third Man recent ...

  6. Business Matters: Vivendi, Stock Watch, Seeqpod

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. VIVENDI MERGER? -- Canal Plus, the cable division of media giant Vivendi, may merge with France Telecom subsidiary Orange, according to reports in France. A merger would end competition b ...

  7. Orange Partners With Streaming Service Deezer

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French Internet Service Provider and mobile carrier Orange and streaming service Deezer have announced a strategic partnership, effective in September 2010. Paris-based Deezer's premium services will be included in some of Orange's Inter ...

  8. HMV, Orange Partner On Mobile Gaming

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is adding mobile gaming to its increasingly diverse business set-up. In the past 14 months HMV - which has become dominant in that market following the demise of music retail rivals Zavvi and Woolworths - has taken ...

  9. Bundled Music 'Worth $155 Million To U.K. ISPs By 2013'

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST A study has found that bundled digital music services could generate £103 million ($155 million) of potential direct revenue a year for U.K. Internet Service Providers by 2013. Global industry analyst Ovum was commissioned to produce the study, &q ...

  10. Mobile World Congress: Operators Challenge Apple's App Store

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Twenty-four telecom operators have formed an alliance to build an open platform that will deliver applications to all mobile phone users in an effort to compete with Apple's successful apps store. The move is supported by three of the world&# ...

  11. Consumer Watchdog Weighs In On Orange/T-Mobile Merger

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the U.K. consumer watchdog, has requested a say in the proposed merger of the British divisions of mobile telecoms companies Orange and T-Mobile. France Telecom owns Orange and Deutsche Telekom owns T-Mobile. The ...

  12. IFPI Warning On Spain, France, Brazil

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has warned that music markets in Spain, France and Brazil are "suffering acutely" from piracy, as it issued its annual Digital Music Report for 2010. The music industry's global trade body had more positive news on digital ...

  13. U.K. Regulator Challenges Orange/T-Mobile Deal

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger of the British operations of telecoms carriers Orange and T-Mobile might curb competition in ways that hurt consumers, regulator Ofcom said. In a report on the state of the mobile market, Ofcom said it was satisfied that consum ...

  14. HMV Sales Inch Up In U.K.

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT HMV, the market leading U.K. entertainment retailer, has announced like-for-like sales growth of 1.7% by value for the 18 weeks ending Aug. 29, 2009. HMV Group issued the trading update at its annual general meeting (AGM) today in London. Total sa ...

  15. Orange Launches $8 Million 'Monkey' Campaign

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telco Orange has launched a £5 million ($8 million) U.K. marketing campaign for its new mobile music package, Monkey, which offers free streaming of Universal Music's catalog. The service, on which it has partnered with Universal Music and Ch ...

  16. HMV Sales Up 11.7% In 2009

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has benefited from the closure of rival Zavvi and the Woolworths retail chain, recording a year-on-year sales volume increase of 11.7% for the 16 weeks ending April 25, 2009. During a conference call, HMV Group chie ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Updated: Busta Rhymes Allowed To Perform After Being Denied Entry To U.K. For RockCorps Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes will be allowed to headline the Orange RockCorps concert, following a successful High Court hearing in London. The rapper had been detained at London City airport by immigration officials, ahead of his scheduled headline appearance at ...

  19. Britain Agrees Plan To Tackle Online Music Piracy

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of Britain's biggest Internet service providers have reached an accord which voluntarily binds them to a code of practise intended to sharply reduce illicit file-sharing. The six ISPs -- Virgin Media, BSkyB, Carphone Warehouse, BT, Orang ...

  20. French Digital Briefs: Zaploop, Ayo, Jamendo

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Warner Music France has reached an agreement with French music community platform Zaploop, which will enable the service's users to sell music from Warner catalog through widgets in a licensed "super-distribution" scheme. Warner M ...

  21. Sony BMG, 3 Team For Mobile Ad-Supported Video Service

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The space for mobile ad-supported music content in Britain is heating up. Through a partnership with Sony BMG Music U.K., mobile operator 3 has launched an ad-supported, commercial mobile music video service for its three million-plus British cust ...

  22. Orange Starts Ad-Funded Download Trial

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Telecoms giant Orange has launched this week an ad-supported music download trial for users of its mobile Internet platform in the U.K. Through the Orange World platform, 800,000 of Orange's 15.6 million registered mobile customers will have ...

  23. O2 Rapped By U.K. Regulator

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. mobile operator O2, a major investor in mobile music and live music, has been attacked by telecoms regulator Ofcom for failing to meet its obligations to roll out 3G (third-generation high-speed) services. Industry experts believe the availab ...

  24. Telecom Italia Launches AliceMusic In France

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Telecom Italia, which operates France's fourth ISP under the Alice brand, has launched an "all-you-can-eat" music service, AliceMusic. The service is available at no additional charge to subscribers of Alicebox, Alice's integra ...

  25. France's SFR Launches 'All You Can Eat' Download Service

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST France's second mobile operator SFR launched an all-you-can-eat permanent music download service, to be integrated in its new 3G+ "Illimythics" mobile offer. Customers will get unlimited download over-the-air access to more than 150 ...

  26. U.K. Phone Carrier 3 To Offer UMG Catalog

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. carrier 3 will offer mobile phone subscribers the repertoire of Universal Music Group via Groove Mobile's off-portal distribution platform. The off-portal move means the customers will be able to download UMG tracks without having to sub ...

  27. A&M Offers Record Deal In New Unsigned Competition

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is joining forces with national broadcaster Channel 4, handset maker Sony Ericsson and telecoms giant Orange for a new unsigned, multi-media talent quest in the United Kingdom. The "mobileAct unsigned" winning act wi ...

  28. Sony Ericsson, Orange Launch U.K. Talent Search

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson and network provider Orange have joined forces to launch a new multi-media competition to unearth new musical talent in the United Kingdom. Orange linked with Sony Ericsson to sell their Walkman handsets with acc ...

  29. CISAC Responds To Royalty Reform Critics

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CISAC, the umbrella organization for the world's collection societies, today (July 19) responded to severe objections to its planned reforms. It accused its critics of cynically seeking any means possible to drive down the fees required for t ...

  30. Societies Challenge CISAC Royalty Reform Deal

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CISAC's planned reforms on the way royalties are collected has been met with opposition from a collection of European societies. A group representing 21 small and medium-sized royalty collecting organizations has called for global repertoires ...

  31. Sony, Orange Dial-Up U.K. Talent Quest

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson and mobile operator Orange have joined forces with Channel 4, the free-to-air commercial U.K. TV network, to find Britain's next great musical hope in a new talent contest. Winners of the mobileAct competiti ...

  32. Feedback Mixed Over CISAC, EC Royalty Reform Deal

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Composer and performer groups have backed the provisional deal CISAC agreed with the European Commission to reform the way royalties are collected. However, the plans are being vigorously opposed by media and telecom giants, who say the changes wi ...

  33. Analysts Question Mobile's Future

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While the mobile phone may one day replace the standalone MP3 player as the primary device to listen to digital music, analysts are questioning whether it will double as the primary acquisition device as well. Data from European operators show tha ...

  34. Big Plans For DDEX In 2007

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT During the first annual meeting of the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), participants showed optimism that the music industry would adopt their standards which are designed to ease digital exchanges. "We want to create a level of simplicity in an ...

  35. Mobile Meffys Awards To Be Handed Out

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-music ventures involving Christine Aguilera, Lily Allen, Ludacris, Sugababes and Dirty Pretty Things are up for trophies at this year's Meffys, the international mobile entertainment annual awards ceremony. Sony Ericsson's 2006 pa ...

  36. Spanish Biz Welcomes Digital Charts

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' body Promusicae today launched the country's first official digital sales charts, with hopes high that the new listings will serve to boost the country's flagging digital music sales. From today, two charts are to be ...

  37. Sony Connect Settles With MCPS-PRS

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect is the latest digital music firm to reach settlement with U.K. authors' rights society the MCPS-PRS Alliance with regards to the fracas over online and mobile royalty rates. Sony Connect is the latest digital music firm to reach ...

  38. Sony Connect Settles With MCPS-PRS

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three online companies continue with Tribunal action. Sony Connect is the latest digital music firm to reach settlement with U.K. authors' rights society the MCPS-PRS Alliance with regards to the fracas over online and mobile royalty rates. A ...

  39. Warner Music, France Telecom Team With Hallyday

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music France and telecommunications operator France Telecom are launching a digital initiative to support the launch of a live album from veteran French singer Johnny Hallyday. Warner Music France and telecommunications operator France Tele ...

  40. Fnac To Extend Brand Into Mobile Biz

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leading French music and entertainment retailer Fnac has unveiled plans to launch a mobile phone service in partnership with network operator Orange. Leading French music and entertainment retailer Fnac has unveiled plans to launch a mobile phone ...

  41. Sprint Launches First Wireless Download Service

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST As previously reported by Billboard, wireless operator Sprint has launched the first U.S. digital music store that lets customers download full songs to their mobile phones. The Sprint Music Store all As previously reported by Billboard, wireless ...

  42. Sources: Sprint To Launch Wireless Download Service

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Store will be first of its kind in the U.S. Wireless operator Sprint PCS is expected to unveil a wireless, full-song download service on Monday (Oct. 31), sources close to the situation tell Billboard.biz. Pricing is still unclear, but sources say ...

  43. Madonna 'Hung Up' With France Telecom

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Phone operator unveils multiplatform campaign. From Oct. 17, French consumers will be able to download Madonna’s new single “Hung Up” (Warner Bros.) on their phones before its physical release. This world premiere initiative is part of a partnersh ...

  44. Madonna 'Hung Up' With France Telecom

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Phone operator unveils multiplatform campaign. From Oct. 17, French consumers will be able to download Madonna’s new single “Hung Up” (Warner Bros.) on their phones before its physical release. This world premiere initiative is part of a partnersh ...

  45. Orange To Offer Mobile Music TV

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kerrang! and Kiss channels added to 3G package. U.K. mobile carrier Orange has launched a new package of mobile TV channels, including two music-video services from U.K. media group EMAP, as part of its 3G (third-generation) offering. Kerrang! and ...

  46. Orange To Offer Mobile Music TV

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kerrang! and Kiss channels added to 3G package. U.K. mobile carrier Orange has launched a new package of mobile TV channels, including two music-video services from U.K. media group EMAP, as part of its 3G (third-generation) offering. Kerrang! and ...

  47. Musiwave, France Telecom Strike Content Pact

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Digital firm to power telco´s music strategy. Musiwave, the Paris-based international mobile-music service provider, has clinched the Europe-wide contract to offer a variety of mobile and online content to the customers of telecoms giant France Te ...

  48. Musiwave, France Telecom Strike Content Pact

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Musiwave, the Paris-based international mobile-music service provider, has clinched the Europe-wide contract to offer a variety of mobile and online content to the customers of telecoms giant France T Musiwave, the Paris-based international mobile ...

  49. Jamiroquai To Front Orange, Sony Ericsson Campaign

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG U.K. has joined forces with international cell-phone operator Orange and handset maker Sony Ericsson to launch an integrated pan-European marketing campaign for British pop/urban act Jamiroqu Sony BMG U.K. has joined forces with internati ...

  50. Jamiroquai To Front Orange, Sony Ericsson Campaign

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG U.K. has joined forces with international cell-phone operator Orange and handset maker Sony Ericsson to launch an integrated pan-European marketing campaign for British pop/urban act Jamiroqu Sony BMG U.K. has joined forces with internati ...

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