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  1. SpinMedia LLC Acquired By New Investors as SpinMedia Group Receives $10M

    February 03, 2014 1:04 PM EST SpinMedia, the publishing company responsible for Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, among others, has new owners. Re/code reports that SpinMedia Group has obtained SpinMedia LLC as part of an "assignment for benefit of creditors," a legal proce ...

  2. Morning Fix: Bob Dylan Streaming & Reopening; Spotify Unhitches Facebook; iPhone 5 Predictions

    September 05, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE now to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT BILLBOARD/THR FILM & TV MUSIC CONFERENCE: Christina Aguilera has been announced as a keynote speaker at the 2012 Billboard ...

  3. Business Matters: What Zynga's Troubles Mean for the Music Business

    July 26, 2012 6:35 PM EDT What Zynga's Troubles Mean for the Music Business -- Games have always provided an outlet for music, but opportunities can be short-lived. A year ago Zynga was going to be the future of entertainment and provide an avenue for music to be used ...

  4. Business Matters: 700,000 French ISP Subscribers Have Received an Infringement Warning

    October 04, 2011 8:48 PM EDT K French ISP Subscribers Have Received an Infringement Warning -- Nearly 700,000 ISP accounts in France have received at least one copyright infringement warning as part of the country's anti-piracy efforts. Sixty ISP account holders in Fr ...

  5. iPhone 5: Five Things To Expect At Tomorrow's Launch

    October 03, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Apple will "talk iPhone" with the world Tuesday at an event at the company's Cupertino campus. The event is expected to unveil the next generation of iPhone - dubbed the iPhone 5 - and could include updates to previous incarnations ...

  6. Business Matters: Apple to 'Talk iPhone' on October 4

    September 27, 2011 4:57 PM EDT Apple to "Talk iPhone" on October 4 -- Apple has announced it will host a special event October 4 to "talk iPhone." The event will take place at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California and will begin at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. ...

  7. The Music Industry Reacts To Steve Jobs' Resignation as Apple CEO

    August 25, 2011 5:00 PM EDT No Worries in Music Industry as Apple Gets New CEO The earth did not stop turning when Steve Jobs, the executive most responsible for transforming how music is purchased, distributed and experienced in the digital age, resigned as Apple's CEO ...

  8. Business Matters: Do Teens Really Like Subscriptions Better Than Paid Downloads?

    April 07, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Do Teens Really Like Subscriptions More than Paid Downloads? When perusing the results of a Piper Jaffray survey of U.S. high school students , keep in mind there's a big difference between considering to buying a product and actually parting ...

  9. iPhone Makes Surprisingly Subdued Verizon Debut

    February 10, 2011 5:01 PM EST Apple's iPhone made its debut in Verizon Wireless stores and other retail locations today, officially ending AT&T's exclusive rights to the popular smartphone. But unlike past iPhone unveilings, this didn't spark the kinds of li ...

  10. Analysis: What Verizon's iPhone Launch Really Means

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Tech pundits and analysts have been waiting for Verizon to sell the iPhone since the device was first unveiled back in 2007. Now that that day is finally here, they can now turn their attention to what it really means. What does it mean for Verizo ...

  11. Business Matters: It's 2011, Where is Spotify?

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST It's 2011, Where Is Spotify? -- 2011 is here and Spotify has not yet launched in the U.S. At the onset of 2011, writers are reviewing their January 2010 predictions that Spotify would soon launch in the U.S. They are thinking back to the many ...

  12. Business Matters: Smartphone Forecast For 2014, Google, IODA and more

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WHAT THE SMARTPHONE MARKET WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2014 -- Apple is making a few moves to help app developers. First, it has decided to lift restrictions that prevented developers from using third-party tools to rewrite the code from another platform. T ...

  13. What To Expect From Apple's Upcoming Event

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that Apple has confirmed the date of its next "big announcement" for Sept. 1 in San Francisco, the rumor mill has kicked into high gear. The big question is whether Apple will unveil its long-anticipated cloud-based music service, si ...

  14. How Much Profit Does Apple's App Store Make?

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT How much profit has Apple’s leading App Store raked in? According to estimates from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster—about $189 million since inception. That’s what Munster says Apple gained in gross profit, which is about 1% of the company' ...

  15. Sales Snapshot: iPad Vs. iPhone

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For those wondering if the iPad would take off the way the iPhone did, Apple today answered that question by revealing that it has sold 1 million iPads in less than a month. By way of comparison, the iPhone took twice as long to reach the same mil ...

  16. Analyst: iPad First Day Sales Between 600-700K

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The iPad, for now at least, is a hit. In the months between Apple’s unveiling of the new tablet device in January and its retail availability Saturday, there was rampant speculation over whether consumers would take to the device the way is has ot ...

  17. The First iPad Reviews Are In

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first iPad reviews have hit the Web and the consensus is that it's great. A look at what the tech experts are saying: The NY Times David Pogue spotlights one of the iPad's main strengths: the experience of consuming media. The Apple ...

  18. FCC To Propose Faster Broadband Speeds

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has unveiled a plan that would require Internet providers to offer minimum home connection speeds by 2020, a proposal that some telecommunications companies panned as unrealistic. The FCC wants service pr ...

  19. 7 Things To Watch For At Apple’s Event On Wednesday

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Apple rumor mill is reaching a fevered pitch in advance of Wednesday’s event, where the company has invited press to “view our latest creation.” It’s not an upgrade to an existing product, not a new service announcement - but an actual new-nev ...

  20. Suspense Builds Ahead Of Apple Extravaganza

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc kicks off its annual developers' extravaganza on Monday (June 8) under a tight lid of secrecy, with investors expecting the electronics maker to unveil new or cheaper versions of its popular iPhone. Thousands of customers, developer ...

  21. Update: Apple, Verizon In iPhone Talks

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple is discussing the possibility of bringing the iPhone to the nation's largest wireless operator, Verizon Wireless, according to USA Today . Negotiations are underway and if fruitful will lead to the device being available to Verizon user ...

  22. Business Briefs: Sony vs. Tenenbaum, Piper Jaffray, Lala

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Audio of the April 8th oral arguments in the Sony vs. Tenenbaum file-sharing case is appearing in a number of locations. Follow the links to both MP3 files and YouTube streams. ( Recording Industry vs. the People ) -- More details have emerged ...

  23. YouTube To Sell Music, Games In Revenue Push

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT YouTube, the world's most popular video-sharing site, will start to sell music and video games and experiment with new advertising formats to grow revenue, executives said on Tuesday. The Google-owned business is taking the first steps toward ...

  24. Digital Briefs: Analyst Says Teen Piracy Down, Digital To Hit $40 Billion?

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Financial analyst group Piper Jaffray conducted its 15th bi-annual teen survey, finding that illegal file sharing by students has dropped from 64% to 61%, and that iPod market share has increased to 86% among the demographic. iTunes leads all se ...

  25. Digital Briefs: Surrge, The Orchard, iPhone and more

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Startup music social network Surrge has secured its first formal music licensing partnership with indie aggregator The Orchard . More than one million songs have already been uploaded to the service since it launched during SXSW. - EnjoytheMusic ...

  26. Report: Teens Moving From P2P To Paid Services

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The results of a teen survey, conducted by financial analyst firm Piper Jaffray, revealed young music fans are slowly accepting paid online music sources over P2P filetrading. P2P is still the primary way they acquire music, but its market share f ...

  27. Analysis: Apple's Product Upgrades, Starbucks Pact

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles on Apple's press event today in San Francisco , let's dive in and take a closer look at what the product upgrades, the new partnership and product launches -- highlighted by a touch-screen, WiFi-enabled iPod -- all me ...

  28. New iPods To Be iPhone-Like

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT According to a prominent analyst tracking Apple's pending product line, a new line of iPods are one the way that are expected to have similar functionality, but without the phone. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster issued a research note toda ...

  29. Apple Unveils Long-Awaited iPhone

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Saying the goal was "to reinvent the phone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered on all expectations today by introducing the much anticipated iPhone -- one part touchscreen video iPod, one part mobile phone, and one part "Internet commu ...

  30. iTunes Music Stores Back On Track After Christmas Delays

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer Inc.'s popular iTunes music store appeared to be back to normal Thursday (Dec. 28), two days after shoppers wielding new gift cards faced long delays in downloading music on Christmas and the hours afterward. Apple officials di ...

  31. iTunes Sales Falling Or Booming?

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST A pair of analyst reports measuring the sales of Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store have offered contradictory on the success, or lack thereof, of the popular digital music service. Forrester Research -- which recently reported that less tha ...

  32. Napster Readies Mobile Download Service

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will launch with 2 million tracks available. During Napster's first quarter earnings call Aug. 3, the company's CEO, Chris Gorog, revealed that its full song mobile music download service will go live next week with southeastern regional ...