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  1. Rhapsody Adopts Music App Strategy, Partners With Echo Nest

    November 15, 2012 12:41 PM EST The Echo Nest today announced on its blog a partnership with Rhapsody in which the two companies will create APIs to make it easier than ever for developers to build music apps. The news follows a story (below) published in this week's Billbo ...

  2. Gerry Kearby, Co-Founder of Liquid Audio, Remembered by Dick Wingate

    August 14, 2012 5:09 PM EDT Gerry Kearby -- co-founder of Liquid Audio, drummer, equipment designer for the Grateful Dead and others, and a man who turned down an offer from Steve Jobs to buy his company -- died last week when his truck crashed into a tree in a rural area so ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Rhapsody's Jon Irwin Talks Progress a Year After Spinning Off From Real Networks

    April 01, 2011 3:02 PM EDT Rhapsody's Jon Irwin A year ago today, Real Networks officially split off its Rhapsody music subscription service into a standalone company. Since then, the smaller, nimbler organization has added 100,000 net subscribers for a total of 750,00 ...

  5. Rhapsody Asking Labels for New Internet Radio Rules -- A2IM Disagrees

    March 29, 2011 5:52 PM EDT Streaming music service Rhapsody , which on Friday will be celebrating a full year of independence from former parent company Real Networks, is taking steps to augment its Internet radio features -- to the chagrin of some in the music industry. Th ...

  6. Rhapsody Ads Tap Up and Coming Artists

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rhapsody, the online music service whose ads in the past have raised the profiles of The Cool Kids and Sara Bareilles, today launched a campaign with four up and coming artists. The spots, by New York ad agency Droga5, use the music of Erin McCarl ...

  7. RealNetworks CEO: Mobile Penetration Will Hit 200%

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Consumer demand for mobile services will see many consumers own more than one cellphone, according to Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. Speaking at Mobile Backstage, a GSMA/Nielsen production for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, powered by Bill ...

  8. MWC Debates DRM

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The digital rights management debate moved to the mobile space today, as delegates at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona heard Larry Moores, senior VP global product management for Real Networks, call for DRM-free music to be made more wi ...

  9. Apple Rivals Get Boost From DRM-Free Deal

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc.'s decision to sell DRM-free downloads from EMI and indie labels in the AAC format rather than the MP3 format is creating new strategic opportunities for both rival device manufacturers and digital retailers. Come May when iTunes la ...

  10. Rich Replaces Flannigan At AOL

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named VP/GM of music, movies and television. AOL has named Mike Rich VP/GM of music, movies and television. Rich, a veteran AOL programming executive, replaces Erik Flannigan, who is exiting the company after a year on the job. Rich reports to Bil ...

  11. Best Buy Enters Digital Biz With Real

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CD retail giant Best Buy is getting into the digital music business. But unlike other bricks and mortar merchants building their own solutions, Best Buy is partnering with an established brand in the CD retail giant Best Buy is getting into the di ...

  12. Napster Explores Sale Of Company

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has hired investment banking firm UBS. Napster has put itself up for possible sale in response to what it claims is "recent third party interest in establishing strategic partnerships or potentially acquiring the company." The Los Angele ...

  13. Beatles Eye Online Distribution

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label in process of remastering the catalog. At long last Beatlemania is getting ready to go digital. Apple Corps. managing director Neil Aspinall testified in the company’s trademark court fight with Apple Computer that the label is remastering t ...

  14. College Music Subscriptions Erode Value of Music

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Encouraging colleges to offer low-price music subscriptions and downloads to their students may be as detrimental to the music industry's long-term health as the piracy that the business hopes to erad Barry Sosnick is president of Earful.info ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Carloss Gets Global Post At Paramount

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Marketing exec makes move from MGM. Paramount Home Entertainment has named Alex Carloss to executive VP of worldwide marketing and development. Carloss will handle all marketing and creative initiatives for Paramount video properties worldwide. He ...

  17. Yahoo!, UMG Ink Video Deal

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fees to be paid for on-demand uses. Yahoo! has finalized a deal with Universal Music Group to pay the major label for access to its music videos, Billboard.Biz has learned. Financial details were not disclosed. The pact is the latest in an ongoing ...

  18. Labels Are Shifting Control Of The Music Industry To Online Music Services

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT He who holds the digital keys to music today controls the music industry tomorrow. Record labels and music publishers are enabling a new class of competitors by allowing online music services to contr Andrew Donoho is a Web Theorist for a major IT ...

  19. Labels Are Shifting Control Of The Music Industry To Online Music Services

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT He who holds the digital keys to music today controls the music industry tomorrow. Record labels and music publishers are enabling a new class of competitors by allowing online music services to contr Andrew Donoho is a Web Theorist for a major IT ...

  20. iTunes, Live365 Among Webby Winners

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store and Internet radio network Live365 were among the winners at the eighth annual Webby Awards, held online Wednesday (May 12). Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store and Internet radio network Live365 were ...

  21. iTunes, Live365 Among Webby Winners

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store and Internet radio network Live365 were among the winners at the eighth annual Webby Awards, held online Wednesday (May 12). Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store and Internet radio network Live365 were ...

  22. Real Says Digital Revenue Up

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Real Networks says it generated more than $12.3 million in digital music revenue in the first quarter of this year -- a 55% increase over the $7.9 million it generated in the fourth quarter of 2003. Real Networks says it generated more than $12.3 ...

  23. Real Says Digital Revenue Up

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Real Networks says it generated more than $12.3 million in digital-music revenue in the first quarter of this year -- a 55% increase over the $7.9 million it generated in the fourth quarter of 2003. Real Networks says it generated more than $12.3 ...

  24. Music Summit Seen Drawing 700 Attendees

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Over 700 attendees will be on hand at the Future of Music Policy Summit May 2-3 at George Washington University. WASHINGTON--Over 700 attendees will be on hand at the Future of Music Policy Summit May 2-3 at George Washington University. The summi ...

  25. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...