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  1. Internet Radio: The Next Digital Underground

    July 19, 2012 6:35 PM EDT One is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Another was recently launched by the world's leading on-demand music subscription service. And yet another has quietly accumulated 30 million monthly users. These three Internet services are part ...

  2. Exclusive: TuneIn Adds Fox News, Bloomberg and More

    June 21, 2012 1:28 PM EDT Online radio service TuneIn has announced partnerships with more than 20 major broadcasting companies that will add 600 stations to its existing directory of over 50,000 AM/FM and Internet-only broadcasts. The deal includes top talk brands Fox New ...

  3. Samsung Acquires mSpot, Cloud-Based Service Provider

    May 11, 2012 2:41 PM EDT Samsung Electronics has announced it is acquiring mSpot, Inc., a mobile cloud-based content service provider. The acquisition will provide allow users of Samsung devices to access digital content, including music, video and radio Though no purchas ...

  4. Jim McCrary, Former A&M Records, 'Tapestry' Photographer, Dies

    May 07, 2012 3:15 PM EDT (Photos: Jim McCrary) Jim McCrary, who was behind the camera for hundreds of album covers including Carole King's iconic Tapestry , but who soured on rock photography following an encounter with a young Michael Jackson, died last month at age ...

  5. What Pinterest's Skyrocketing Social Network Means For Artist Marketing

    March 02, 2012 11:42 AM EST One of Lady Antebellum's Pinterest boards entitled Lady A'ers features links to articles, pictures, merch, contests and much more. Pinterest could be the next big social media tool for artists, labels and music brands-especially if they& ...

  6. Lady Gaga-Affiliated Backplane Raises $4.5 Million in Series A Funding

    February 17, 2012 3:42 PM EST Backplane (@thebackplane), the digital startup co-founded by Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter, has raised $4.5 million in fresh funding from prominent Silicon Valley investors, according to a report at the Wall Street Journal. The additional funding ...

  7. Music Apps To Look Forward To @ SXSW Accelerator

    February 06, 2012 10:35 AM EST With MIDEM out of the way, we're looking forward to the next big conference on Evolver.fm's docket: SXSW, where we'll represent at Music Apps Gone Wild and Social Music Strategies: Viral & the Power of Free alongside executives ...

  8. Facebook Agrees To Improve Transparency...In Europe

    December 22, 2011 7:59 AM EST BERLIN (AP) - Facebook Inc. has agreed to make several changes to its services to improve transparency and better protect the personal data of its millions of users outside of the U.S., following an in-depth audit of its international headquarters ...

  9. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  10. Smule Buys Fellow Music App Creator Khush

    December 01, 2011 12:35 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Smule, maker of apps such as Glee Karaoke, is hoping to make beautiful music with fellow app creator Khush through an acquisition announced Thursday. In an interview Wednesday, Smule Inc. CEO and co-founder Jeffrey Smith said ...

  11. Facebook To Seek $10 Billion in IPO, According to Report

    November 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST Facebook might finally be laying down the groundwork for a highly anticipated initial public offering, long expected to take place sometime after April 2012. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the world's largest online social network ...

  12. Business Matters: Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise

    October 31, 2011 6:38 PM EDT Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise -- Grooveshark's Facebook app has seen its number of daily users increase fourfold in the last two weeks. Numbers at AppData show the music service's Facebook app went from 100,000 daily a ...

  13. Steve Jobs' Vendetta Against Google, Believed Android Stole Apple iPhone's Software

    October 25, 2011 8:25 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google can only hope that Steve Jobs' final vendetta doesn't haunt the Internet search leader from his grave. The depths of Jobs' antipathy toward Google leaps out of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography ...

  14. EMI, Live Gamer Partner On Facebook Apps; U.K. Rapper Professor Green First To Benefit

    October 11, 2011 4:14 PM EDT EMI Music has stepped up its artist social network offering by teaming with e-commerce company Live Gamer to create a series of bespoke Facebook Apps specifically tailored to grow fan engagement and monetization. U.K. rapper Professor Green is the ...

  15. Steve Jobs' Cause of Death: Respiratory Arrest

    October 10, 2011 10:45 PM EDT After several years of battling pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs lost his fight on Wednesday, Oct. 5. As the world mourned the loss of an iconic visionary, the exact cause of death remained unknown until Monday. A copy of Jobs' death certificate ...

  16. Q&A: U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Reflects on Steve Jobs' Passing

    October 07, 2011 10:36 PM EDT The Kitchen Debate: (From left) Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, U2's Bono, Apple founder and CEO the-late Steve Jobs and U2 guitarist The Edge holdeing the black-and-red U2-branded iPod, the plan for which was first negotiate ...

  17. Steve Jobs Dies At 56

    October 05, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who used digital technology to resurrect animated feature films, reshape the music industry and shake up film and television distribution models, died Wednesday. He was 56. Jobs, a computer genius who, with fellow ...

  18. Facebook Launches Skype Video Calling, Group Chat

    July 07, 2011 6:46 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Quick on the heels of Google's launch of its latest social-networking venture, Facebook said Wednesday that its 750 million users will now be able to make video calls on the site. The feature will be powered by the Internet ph ...

  19. Is Hewlett-Packard Launching Its Own Cloud Service?

    June 10, 2011 11:27 AM EDT While the music industry focuses on Apple , Google and Amazon , Hewlett-Packard is quietly making plans-again-for its own locker-based service. Multiple sources at the major labels report that the discussions are heating up. The Palo Alto, Calif.- ...

  20. Business Matters: Sony Networks Are Still Down, But Music Unlimited Promo Tour Rolls On

    April 25, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Sony Networks Are Still Down, But Music Unlimited Promo Tour Rolls On -- At the same time an Amazon Web Services outage wreaked havoc on websites and Internet services last week, Sony's PlayStation and Qriocity networks were experiencing unre ...

  21. Flipboard Announces Duran Duran Project At SXSWi 2011

    March 13, 2011 6:43 PM EDT Flipboard , developer of what it calls the world's first "social magazine" for the iPad (and, this summer, the iPhone), is aiming big. The company, based in Palo Alto, Ca., says it wants nothing less than to completely transform the ...

  22. Business Matters: LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store, Nixes Subscription Service

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store -- LimeWire’s legal problems appear to be affecting the legitimate side of its business . One indication is the company’s winding down of its LimeWire do ...

  23. Google Buy Of Groupon Could See Antitrust Review

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Inc could run into antitrust scrutiny that would make any acquisition of discount coupon provider Groupon a long, complex affair, a source and experts said. The two companies remain in direct negotiations, sources said. "The more Googl ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Labels Look To Bundle Artists On iPhone Game

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is the first major label to line up multiple artists for the popular game Tap Tap on the iPhone. It's a move likely to be followed by the other three majors. On Thursday, EMI Music announced a new version of the series of music rhyt ...

  26. Facebook Speaks Spanish for First Time

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Facebook Inc. unveiled a Spanish-language version of its popular online social network Thursday, hoping to expand its audience and catch up to rival MySpace.com. It marks the first time Facebook has been available in a language besides English sin ...

  27. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  28. Midem Quotes Of The Day

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The top soundbites from Monday's Midem panels and debates. "Mr Plant emailed me and said, 'Who's going to prostitute himself first?’" - Peter Gabriel on the Genesis/Led Zep reunion game "I've always been of the a ...

  29. Social Network Web Sites Tempt Investors

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking Web sites have fired up industry deal headlines the past couple of years -- from News Corp.'s ground-breaking acquisition of MySpace to the recent purchases by the Walt Disney Co. and Viacom Inc.'s Logo network of Club ...

  30. RoyaltyShare Secures $5 Million In Funding

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RoyaltyShare, which offers digital royalty solutions to the entertainment industry, has secured a $5 million Series B round of financing. It will be used to expand its operations, with regional offices to open in New York, Los Angeles and Europe l ...

  31. Rubin Offered Columbia Exec Role

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Columbia Records is in talks with producer Rick Rubin to take the role of co-chairman of the label . Rubin, nominated for Grammys this year for his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dixie Chicks, currently heads up his own imprint, Ameri ...

  32. Azureus Lassos Zudeo P2P Service

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Following in the wake of BitTorrent announcing plans to develop a commercial digital retail service, Azureus, an open-source peer-to-peer solution based on BitTorrent technology, says it too wants to reinvent itself as a copyright-friendly service ...

  33. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Walker came today (Nov. 17) in New York following the orga ...

  34. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST John "Jack" Sander elected as vice chairman. Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Wal ...

  35. Bain, Ignition Go LaLa For Used-CD Venture

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capital and Ignition Partners have invested $9 million in lala.com, a used CD and e-commerce business that is applying a Netflix-meets-MySpace concept to tradi Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capit ...

  36. Bain, Ignition Go LaLa For Used-CD Venture

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company pledges to donate 20% to artists. Warner Music Group financial backer Bain Capital and Ignition Partners have invested $9 million in lala.com, a used CD and e-commerce business that is applying a Netflix-meets-MySpace concept to trading se ...

  37. George Clinton Recovers Masters

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court awarded George Clinton sole copyright ownership of four Funkadelic albums he recorded for Warner Bros. around 1979. NEW YORK -- A federal court awarded George Clinton sole copyright ownership of four Funkadelic albums he recorded f ...

  38. WMG Picks Up American

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. announced on Feb. 11. NEW YORK -- Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. ...

  39. WMG To Pick Up American

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, a source confirms. Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, a source confirms. The label, which is currently distributed by Universal Music ...

  40. More Financing For Mobile Content Firm Mforma

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kirkland, Wash.-based wireless entertainment provider Mforma Group Inc. has secured a second round of institutional financing. The funding follows a <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesea Kirkland, Wash.-based wireless enterta ...

  41. Manatt Adds 3 Litigation Associates

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Manatt, Phelps &amp; Phillips has hired three litigation associates: Richard B. Ellington, Beverly R. Frank and Shawn G. Hansen. NEW YORK-- Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has hired three litigation associates: Richard B. Ellington, Beverly R. F ...

  42. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...