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  1. Aimee Mann Wins First Round in MediaNet Lawsuit

    December 02, 2013 11:40 PM EST In July, Aimee Mann brought a noteworthy lawsuit over the possible existence of a massive amount of unlicensed music being streamed online. In the cross-hairs of Mann's multimillion-dollar legal claims was a company called MediaNet, originall ...

  2. Zahavah Levine

    November 28, 2012 5:21 PM EST Director of content partnerships, Google Play/Android (Photo: Annie Tritt) Work And Play Zahavah Levine, director of content partnerships at Google Play/Android, has long been at the forefront of new digital business models. Early on, she helped R ...

  3. RealNetworks to Lay Off 160 in 'Streamlining' Effort

    August 28, 2012 8:54 PM EDT RealNetworks revealed today that it plans to cut 160 jobs -- 14 percent of its workforce -- in an effort to reduce operating expenses, according to AllThingsD and other media reports. Half of the layoffs immediate, with another 80 within the next ...

  4. Business Matters: How Rhapsody Got to 1 Million Subscribers

    December 22, 2011 4:32 PM EST Rhapsody Continues Rapid Subscription Expansion -- Music subscription service Rhapsody announced Thursday it surpassed 1 million subscribers, just one week after its tenth anniversary. This latest milestone shows the company has increased subscrib ...

  5. Business Matters: Why Spotify Shouldn't Worry About Turning A Profit Right Now

    August 29, 2011 10:31 PM EDT Why Spotify Shouldn't Worry About Turning A Profit Right Now -- Did Spotify make a profit in 2010? It's a nice question, but ultimately one that doesn't matter much. The company is growing quickly and it no doubt has enough capital ...

  6. Business Matters: Walmart Shutters MP3 Store

    August 09, 2011 9:15 PM EDT Walmart Shutters MP3 Store -- Need more evidence that the digital music world is moving to an access-over-ownership future? Walmart is shuttering its seven-year-old MP3 store, according to a report in the New York Times . The store's last day ...

  7. Hey Spotify, Rhapsody Tops 800,000 Subscribers

    July 11, 2011 4:35 PM EDT Rhapsody announced Monday that it surpassed the 800,000 subscriber mark for its music subscription service. The company has added 150,000 subscribers since being spun off from RealNetworks in early 2010, according to a statement by Rhapsody presid ...

  8. Sale of Warner Music Group Means Less Financial Transparency in Music Business

    May 06, 2011 4:22 PM EDT While insiders don't expect many major operational changes stemming from Access Industries' acquisition of the Warner Music Group , the move certainly means less transparency in the music industry and the loss of the only publicly traded ...

  9. 'Rinse' Your Music Library Before Storing in the Cloud

    April 25, 2011 1:03 PM EDT The problem with many digital music libraries is that they're a disorganized mess, compiled from multiple sources over the years. Ripped from CDs. Downloaded from dodgy P2P services, bought from iTunes, Amazon, etc. And as we're approach ...

  10. Business Matters: Qtrax Inks Short Term Deal with EMI, But Could it Succeed in 2011?

    March 04, 2011 7:58 PM EST Qtrax Inks Short Term Deal with EMI, But Could it Succeed in 2011? -- After many false starts, is Qtrax on its way to a launch? And is it too late? The "free and legal" download service has completed a licensing deal with EMI and may hav ...

  11. Business Matters: Twittering Bankers; Market to iPad 2: Meh

    March 03, 2011 7:06 PM EST Tweeting Bankers: Is JP Morgan Chase Investing in Twitter? -- Is JPMorgan Chase trying to invest in Twitter at an astounding $4.5 billion? Sort of. New York Magazine has a good explanation of the whole affair. JP Morgan is not going to make a dire ...

  12. Rhapsody Extends Free Trials To 60 Days For March

    March 01, 2011 10:24 AM EST This month Rhapsody is bumping up the length of a free trial to its music streaming service from 14 days to 60 days, the company announced today . The "60 Day Free-For-All" campaign embeds the Rhapsody experience throughout MTV Networks& ...

  13. Google Music: Meet The Executive Team

    February 15, 2011 5:04 PM EST The Google Music service that's become the worst-kept secret in the music industry may not be live yet, nor is it showing signs of launching anytime soon, but we are slowly getting clarity into who at Google is building the service. On Friday ...

  14. Business Matters: Spotify, Spotlight, WMG and more

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Ad Firm Must Pay Studios In Infringement Settlement -- A federal judge has approved the settlement reached between online advertising firm Triton Media of Scotsdale, Arizona (not to be confused wi ...

  15. Update: Is Tim Quirk Google's New Head of Music? Answer: No

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Former Rhapsody VP of music programming Tim Quirk is heading to Google, according to a vague message he posted to Facebook and Twitter yesterday (Oct. 18). "First day at Google," it reads. Exactly what Quirk is doing at Google is not cle ...

  16. Legal Matters Column: Ruling A Download Doesn't Constitute A Performance, Court Deals Blow To ASCAP

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Setting the licensing rates for music copyrights is usually the domain of high-priced lawyers, managers and business executives. But in the early '40s, a federal court in New York decided that, left to its own devices, ASCAP would behave as a ...

  17. Appeals Court Says Downloads Not Public Performances

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled against ASCAP on Tuesday, saying that digital downloads of musical works do not constitute public performances. In a separate matter, the court sent back to the district court the issue of fee ...

  18. Business Matters: Possible Shift In File Share Penalties, BMG Rights Management, 'BlackPad' and more

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Penalties For File Sharers To Fall? -- The penalties given to convicted file sharers could fall dramatically in the future. The Supreme Court has showed interest in a file-sharing case The case is ...

  19. Business Matters: Live Nation, RealNetworks, Bronfman Jr., Sonos and more

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LIVE NATION STOCK COOLS -- Live Nation 's hot stock is cooling off. In late May, a Miller Tabac analyst told Reuters Liberty Media's tender offer for Live Nation shares earlier in the year had seemed to have established a floor of $12 fo ...

  20. Web Trends: Miley Cyrus, Sam Cooke, Katy Perry and more

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 8. Rolling Stone A profile on General McChrystal published in Rolling Stone Magazine is generating interest online. Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A. MuchMusic Awards 2010 2. Dunga xinga jorna ...

  21. Web Trends: Vanessa Carlton, Lady Gaga, Eminem, K'naan and more

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Vanessa Carlton Singer Vanessa Carlton reportedly declared herself a "proud bisexual woman" for the first time in front of a crowd at the Nashville Pride Festival at which she was headlining. 11. Lady Gaga Ya ...

  22. Web Trends: Justin Bieber, Orange Caramel, Lady Gaga and more

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Justin Bieber - Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher 2. Sing Talk (Tik Tok Parody) 3. Orange Caramel - Magic Girl MV 4. Somebody To Lov ...

  23. Web Trends: Katy Perry, 2Pac, Shakira, Roger Waters and more

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 5pm) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg "California Gurls" Official Music Video HD 2. Toyz Noize 3. SEOTAIJI - HUMAN DREAM "SEOTAIJI VERSION" ...

  24. Web Trends: Tupac, Eminem, OK Go, Lil Wayne and more

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 17. Tupac Quotes Today marks the birthday of the late Tupac Shakur. Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem Feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie *Blocked by UMG on copyright grounds* 2. T.O.P - Turn It Up 3. Eminem x Rihanna ...

  25. Web Trends: Drake, John Fogerty, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Here Comes My Baby 2. The "Lemonade" Slumber Party 3. Szajka CeZika i polska muzyka 4. Eminem Feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie ...

  26. Web Trends: Bank Atlantic, Jimmy Dean, Pink Floyd and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Bank Atlantic Roger Waters "The Wall Live" has added an additional night due to high demand, now performing back to back at the BankAtlantic Center on Nov. 13 and 14. 5. Jimmy Dean Donna Meade ...

  27. Web Trends: Justin Bieber, Usher, Jason Derulo and more

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem Feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie 2. Eminem - Love The Way You Lie feat. Rihanna 3. Usher 'OMG' Live at SummerTime Ball ...

  28. Web Trends: Eminem, Miley Cyrus, Lloyd Banks, Gorillaz and more

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music search terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem Feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie 2. Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed 3D Katy Perry California Girls Music Video Ly ...

  29. The Quarter Financial Wrap: WMG, UMG, Live Nation, Hastings, Trans World and much more

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT You hear a lot of grim music business news but recent performances of publicly traded music and music-related companies had enough positive aspects to overlook – at least for a few moments – the industry’s broad decline. Overall, falling physical ...

  30. Web Trends: Shania Twain, Paramore, Waka Waka and More

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Frédéric Thiébaud Shania Twain, whose divorce from Robert "Mutt" Lange finalizes this week, was seen with Frédéric Thiébaud at the Swiss Red Cross Ball on May 29. Youtube Music Most Viewed Toda ...

  31. Web Trends: Lollapalooza, Lady Gaga, Marvin Isley and More

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup The 2010 Lollapalooza Lineup was announced today with headliners Lady Gaga, Green Day and Soundgarden as well as Cypress Hill, Erykah Badu, Devo, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Travele ...

  32. Web Trends: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Dizzee Rascal, Shakira and More

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lopez Tom Cruise reprised his Tropic Thunder character, movie exec Less Grossman, for a hip-hop dance routine with Jennifer Lopez at the MTV Movie Awards. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1.  ...

  33. Web Trends: 'Get Him To The Greek,' Kanye West, Justin Bieber and More

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4 p.m.) 13. Get Him To The Greek Review Get Him To The Greek, which reprises Russell Brand's character Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall released in theaters today. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga - ...

  34. Web Trends: Lady Gaga, Eurovision, Bono, 'American Idol' and more

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No trending music terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga - Alejandro (Teaser) 2. Sexion D'assaut 3. Taylor Swift & Carrie Duel Lady Gaga Telephone Alejandro Music Video C ...

  35. Web Trends: Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and more

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 8. Drake Thank Me Later Leak Drake's upcoming release "Thank Me Later" has seen more tracks leaked to the internet this week. 17. Mariah Carey Pregnant Rumors that Mariah Carey and husband Ni ...

  36. Web Trends: Ray Stevens, Outside Lands 2010, Kings of Leon and More

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. Ray Stevens Country singer-songwriter Ray Stevens is garnering attention for a video that takes on the immigration issues in Arizona. 8. Outside Lands 2010 Lineup The lineup for the 2010 Oustide Lands mu ...

  37. Web Trends: 50 Cent, Janet Jackson, Greyson Chance, Gorillaz and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. 50 Cent Weight Loss Pictures Rapper 50 Cent lost a shocking 50 pounds as part of his role as a cancer patient in "Things Fall Apart." 15. Janet Jackson on American Idol Janet Jackson, Joe Cocke ...

  38. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Drake, Avenged Sevenfold and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 10. Who Will Win American Idol 2010 The performance finale of American Idol took place Tuesday night, votes will be tallied to determine the winner tonight. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Justin Bieber ft Soulja Boy - ...

  39. Web Trends: Bono, 360 Tour, Slipknot, Miley Cyrus and More

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 12. U2 360 Tour Irish arena rockers U2 have postponed their 2010 tour as singer Bono recovers from a back injury. 18. Slipknot Bassist Dead Slipknot bassist Paul Dedrick Gray was found dead in an Iowa hotel ...

  40. Web Trends: Led Zeppelin, Axl Rose, Suge Knight and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) None Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Soulja Boy feat. Justin Bieber - Rich Girl 2. Justin Bieber ft Soulja Boy - Rich Girl ( Full Version ) + Lyrics New Song 2010 3. Farma 2010 23.05 Odlazak Juice 4. Twilight Eclipse M ...

  41. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Justin Bieber, Travis Barker and More

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 17. Bret Michaels Back in Hospital Poison singer Bret Michaels, who just recovered from a brain hemorrhage, has returned to the hospital after suffering a stroke. Doctors also discovered a hole in his heart which they say ...

  42. Web Trends: Suge Knight, Miley Cyrus, Axl Rose and More

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 5. Rio Tinto Stadium Paul McCartney will play his first concert ever in the state of Utah on July 13th at the Rio Tinto Stadium according to a Salt Lake City Tribune report. 16. Suge Knight Marion "Suge" Knight ...

  43. Web Trends: Yo Gabba Gabba Live, Avenged Sevenfold, Ke$ha and More

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. Yo Gabba Gabba Live DJ Lance Rock and the cast of Nick Jr. show "Yo Gabba Gabba!" will begin a 60 city North American tour on August 27 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY. Youtub ...

  44. Mobile Music Downloads Struggle To Make Headway

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fewer than 2% of mobile users in the United States and western Europe used their phone to download music in the first quarter, showing the uphill task facing Apple iTunes challengers like Nokia . Although 24% listened to music on their phone, the ...

  45. Web Trends: Austin City Limits, Justin Bieber, Avenged Sevenfold and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 17. Austin City Limits 2010 The 2010 Austin City Limits line-up has been unveiled and will feature performances from The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes and M.I.A. and others. Youtube Music Most Viewed Tod ...

  46. Web Trends: Ronnie James Dio, Lloyd Banks, Travie McCoy, And More

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4 p.m.) *No trending music terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Greyson Chance on Ellen! 2. Lloyd Banks - I Get Around (from 4-30-09 mixtape) HFM2 COMING SOON 3. ELENA KARLEUSA ARENA 15.MAJ. KO ...

  47. Web Trends: Nashville Rising, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and More

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Lena Horne Funeral Legendary actress and jazz singer Lena Horne, known for hits like "Stormy Weather," died on Sunday in New York at the age of 92. 7. Nashville Rising "Nashville Rising" is benefit ...

  48. Web Trends: Lady Gaga, Drake, Jason Derulo and More

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT . Greyson Chance 18. 6th Grader Sings Lady Gaga A sixth grader named Greyson Michael Chance is quickly becoming a YouTube sensation with his piano rendition of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" and Bieber-inspired hairdo. Youtube Music Most ...

  49. Web Trends: Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Trent Reznor and More

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Miley Cyrus Lap Dance Video A video allegedly of a 16-year-old Miley Cyrus dancing with 44-year-old openly gay film producer Adam Shankman at a wrap party last summer is stirring some controversy after it was leaked on ...

  50. Web Trends: Drake, Jay Z, Rihanna and More

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 19. Drake Find Your Love Official Video The music video for Drake’s “Find Your Love” premiered on MTV and his October’s Very Own blog at midnight last night. "Find Your Love" is the second single off the rapper& ...

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