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  1. 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 ...

  2. Rhapsody Links With TiVo

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rhapsody is bringing its market-leading subscription music service to the TiVo digital video recorder. The two companies joined forces to create a TiVO-customized version of the Rhapsody service that uses the TiVo remote for navigation and its &qu ...

  3. MTV, RealNetworks, Verizon Join Forces

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks, RealNetworks and Verizon Wireless have joined forces to create a new, integrated digital music service, which will replace the service each company currently offers. The core of the new offering is a joint venture between RealNetwork ...

  4. iRiver, Rhapsody Offer Customized Player

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT iRiver and Rhapsody have teamed up to create a version of the clix digital music player customized specifically for the Rhapsody music subscription service. Like the Sansa Rhapsody device before it, the clix Rhapsody contains the "Rhapsody DN ...

  5. Rhapsody, LyricFind Pact

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joining the push for finding legally licensed, accurate lyrics online is Rhapsody, which has forged a deal with LyricFind to add free, searchable lyrics to more than 200,000 songs to the Rhapsody Online service. Rhapsody Online is the free version ...

  6. Sonos Taps Abram To Lead Global Expansion

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital music manufacturer Sonos has appointed Phil Abram as president and COO. The former Sony executive is charged with leading the company's worldwide expansion. Sonos, headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., is a multi-room wireless digit ...

  7. RealNetworks Buys Austria's Sony NetServices

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks Inc, operator of U.S. subscription-based online-music service Rhapsody, has acquired Austria-based mobile-music platform developer Sony NetServices (SNS) for approximately $9 million in cash. SNS, a business-to-business venture that h ...

  8. Rhapsody, Dischord Ink Deal

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital music subscription service Rhapsody has finalized a music licensing deal with indie label Dischord Records, marking the first time the company's catalog has been made available on a tethered download subscription service. Dischord is ...

  9. RealNetworks Digital Music Revenues Up In Q1

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks reports that its first quarter digital music revenue increased 18% year-over-year to $34.1 million. The company also added more than one million total music subscribers vs. the same time a year ago, hitting a new high of 2.7 million. ...

  10. Circuit City Readies Download Store

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Circuit City is getting into the digital music business through a deal with Napster. Under the agreement, Napster will operate a digital music service -- called Circuit City + Napster -- available through the Circuit City Web site. Essentially, th ...

  11. Napster Says Results Should Beat Forecast

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster Inc. said on Tuesday its quarterly results should exceed its prior outlook, helped by the integration of more than 225,000 AOL Music Now paid subscribers into its service. The news saw shares move up more than 7 percen ...

  12. Fontana Preps Digital-Only Releases

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fontana has launched the first in a series of digital initiatives focused on releasing international catalog in the United States. Catalog from UMG India will be released in a digital only format, available through major digital retailers such as ...

  13. Zune To Sell 1 Million Players By Summer

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Microsoft says it is on track to sell 1 million Zune devices by June of next year, based on the sales of the new digital music device since its Nov. 14 launch. Specific sales figures for November will not be available until after the NPD Group iss ...

  14. RealNetworks Launches Sansa Campaign

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has launched a TV advertising campaign to promote the new Sansa Rhapsody device, integrated with the new Rhapsody 4.0 service. The ads focuses on the music discovery strengths of the service and features music icons like Eric Clapton ...

  15. RealNetworks Presses Button On RealAmplify

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Plug-in software goes live in U.K. RealNetworks Inc., the digital media and entertainment creator, today (Nov. 1) launches RealAmplify, an ad-free streamed online-music radio technology for both consumers and Web-based businesses to use on Web sit ...

  16. RealNetworks Presses Button On RealAmplify

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks Inc., the digital media and entertainment creator, today (Nov. 1) launches RealAmplify, an ad-free streamed online-music radio technology for both consumers and Web-based businesses to us RealNetworks Inc., the digital media and enter ...

  17. EMI Pacts With France's MusicMe Streaming Service

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French music search service MusicMe has struck a content deal that brings 250,000 EMI Music titles to its streaming facility MusicMe Illimité. French music search service MusicMe has struck a content deal that brings 250,000 EMI Music tit ...

  18. RealNetworks, SanDisk Align To Take On iPod

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Companies push to integrate service, players. RealNetworks and SanDisk are deepening their ties in an effort to make the Sansa e200 series of MP3 players the flagship device for the Rhapsody music subscription service. New Sansa models will come p ...

  19. RealNetworks Acquires WiderThan For $350 Million

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal sets stage for mobile version of Rhapsody. RealNetworks has acquired mobile content technology firm WiderThan for $350 million, setting the stage for a mobile version of the Rhapsody music subscription service. WiderThan provides solutions to ...

  20. RealMusic's Levy Takes Global Job In NYC

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.biz has learned that Gabriel Levy, currently head of music for RealNetworks Inc.'s European subscription-based music-discovery venture RealMusic, is leaving London to take up a global role i Billboard.biz has learned that Gabriel Le ...

  21. RealMusic's Levy Takes Global Job In NYC

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.biz has learned that Gabriel Levy, currently head of music for RealNetworks Inc.'s European subscription-based music-discovery venture RealMusic, is leaving London to take up a global role i Billboard.biz has learned that Gabriel Le ...

  22. Karaoke/Social Networking Site Launches

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Visitors can rate, comment for free. Investment interest is growing in user generated content sites that blend elements of karaoke and social networking. SingShot, a San Francisco-based startup from former RealNetworks business development executi ...

  23. Koch Expands Digital Reach

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pacts with IODA, RoyaltyShare. Independent music distributor Koch Entertainment Distribution has extended its reach through separate partnerships with the Independent Online Distribution Alliance and RoyaltyShare. The company also converted more t ...

  24. Spitzer Spawns Scrutiny

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The major labels' use of "most favored nation" (MFN) clauses in deals with download and subscription retailers are receiving increased industry scrutiny in the wake of New York State Attorney General The major labels’ use of “most f ...

  25. RealNetworks Launches New European Service

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based operator of the Rhapsody digital-music service, is launching in Europe a new radio-centered music service RealMusic. The initiative marks the company's biggest bra RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based oper ...

  26. RealNetworks Launches New European Service

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based operator of the Rhapsody digital-music service, is launching in Europe a new radio-centered music service RealMusic. The initiative marks the company's biggest bra RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based oper ...

  27. Web-based Rhapsody Service Introduced

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks introduced a trial version of a new, Web-based digital music service that allows both PC, Mac and Linux users to access the system from any major Web browser. RealNetworks introduced a trial version of a new, Web-based digital music s ...

  28. IODA Strikes Japan Distribution Pacts

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST San Francisco-based Independent Online Distribution Alliance has secured worldwide rights to digitally distribute content from several leading independent Japanese labels and distributors, including D San Francisco-based Independent Online Distrib ...

  29. IODA Strikes Japan Distribution Pacts

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST San Francisco-based Independent Online Distribution Alliance has secured worldwide rights to digitally distribute content from several leading independent Japanese labels and distributors, including D San Francisco-based Independent Online Distrib ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Rhapsody Offers New Santana Exclusive

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pre-release of new album, live track available now. The Rhapsody music subscription service has begun hosting a pre-release of Carlos Santana’s new album “All That I Am” with an exclusive live recording of the song “Foo Foo.” This version of the n ...

  32. Yahoo! Raises Portable Prices

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As anticipated, Yahoo! Music is raising the price of its portable subscription service. Starting Nov. 1, the cost of the Yahoo! Music Unlimited to-go service will increase from $4.99 to $9.99 per mont As anticipated, Yahoo! Music is raising the pr ...

  33. RealNetworks Partners With Ex-Foe Microsoft

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks settled its antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft for $761 million, in a deal designed to help both parties better compete against rivals Apple Computer and Yahoo in the battle for digital LOS ANGELES -- RealNetworks settled its antitru ...

  34. Nielsen Adds Tethered Digital Tracking

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) will begin tracking tethered digital music downloads, in reponse to the growing business of on-demand music subscription services. Nielsen Entertainment's Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) ...

  35. RealNetworks Launches Mobile Radio

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks has created a Rhapsody-branded mobile radio service that wireless operator Sprint Nextel has added to its suite of streaming radio services. RealNetworks has created a Rhapsody-branded mobile radio service that wireless operator Sprin ...

  36. Real Grabs White Stripes Exclusive

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks is offering a free streaming preview of the White Stripes' upcoming full-length, "Get Behind Me Satan," (V2/Third Man.) The album is available exclusively through Real's Rhapsody online RealNetworks is offering a f ...

  37. How Many More Monthly Fees Can Consumers Stand?

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT There's a spirited debate going on between those who think à la carte downloads are the key to music's digital future and those who see subscription services as the cure for what ails the music b Ken Schlager is co-executive edi ...

  38. How Many More Monthly Fees Can Consumers Stand?

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT There's a spirited debate going on between those who think à la carte downloads are the key to music's digital future and those who see subscription services as the cure for what ails the music b Ken Schlager is co-executive edi ...

  39. Carl Cox, RealNetworks Team On 'Global' Radio

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RadioPass to deliver dance content online. RealNetworks has struck a partnership with Carl Cox to present the pioneering British club DJ's radio show as part of an exclusive online offering. Through the pact, Cox's weekly "Global&qu ...

  40. Real Has New Spin For Online Music

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New options include 25 free tracks a month. RealNetworks has unveiled its new Rhapsody service, featuring a three-tiered offering aimed at broadening its base of online music fans. In a first for subscription music services, Rhapsody will now allo ...

  41. RealNetworks To Add MoS Radio

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dance music firm seeks 'new global audience.' British dance music specialist Ministry of Sound has forged a deal that enables RealNetworks to carry the MoS Radio service. Mos launched its 24-hour service in 2000 from ministryofsound.com ...

  42. RealNetworks To Add MoS Radio

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British dance music specialist Ministry of Sound has forged a deal that enables RealNetworks to carry the MoS Radio service. British dance music specialist Ministry of Sound has forged a deal that enables RealNetworks to carry the MoS Radio servic ...

  43. RealNetworks Posts Q4 Sales Gains

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Subscribers doubled during '04. RealNetworks says its music subscription services and download store generated $21.6 million in revenue during the fourth quarter. This represents a 172% increase over its digital music revenues for the same pe ...

  44. Napster Reports 50% Subscriber Gain

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster reports 270,000 paid subscribers to its on-demand digital-music service as of Dec. 31, 2004, the end of its fiscal third quarter. Napster reports 270,000 paid subscribers to its on-demand digital-music service as of Dec. 31, 2004, the end ...

  45. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started l NEW YORK -- In a flat sales year, the music bu ...

  46. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Majors, digital distributors showed gains. In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started last ...

  47. RealNetworks, Comcast Extend Ties With RadioPlus

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Broadband Web users to get Rhapsody service. Broadband Web users to get Rhapsody service. News ...

  48. RealNetworks, Comcast Extend Ties With RadioPlus

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has expanded its online music distribution agreement with cable Internet service provider Comcast. The move extends RealNetworks' Rhapsody RadioPlus service to customers of Comcast's high RealNetworks has expanded its online ...

  49. RealNetworks Forms New Biz Unit

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based digital media company RealNetworks is integrating its music assets -- including RealPlayer, RealPlayer Music Store, RadioPass, and the Rhapsody subscription service -- into a single busi Seattle-based digital media company RealNetwor ...

  50. RealNetworks Forms New Biz Unit

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Acker to head music; Ryan to exit. Seattle-based digital media company RealNetworks is integrating its music assets -- including RealPlayer, RealPlayer Music Store, RadioPass, and the Rhapsody subscription service -- into a single business unit. T ...

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