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  1. Samsung Attempts Hostile Takeover Of SanDisk

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After four months of courting, Samsung has launched a hostile takeover of SanDisk in a bid valued at $5.85 billion. The Korean electronics manufacturer expressed "disappointment" that SanDisk would not agree to its prior offers. SanDisk ...

  2. Carey Kicks Off Krush

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Surrounded by thousands of screaming fans, Mariah Carey helped launch the second annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush last night (July 31) with a five-song set at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. Portions of Carey's brief c ...

  3. Carey, Rimes, Nas Bolster Samsung Outing

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey, Gavin Rossdale, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly and Nas, among others, will perform as part of the second annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight Samsung's music-centric BlackJack II mobile ph ...

  4. Thicke Says World Needs 'Something Else'

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to follow in the success of his last effort, 2007's "The Evolution Of Robin Thicke," the R&B singer/songwriter will release his third album, "Something Else," on Sept. 9 via Star Trak/Interscope. Originally set ...

  5. Digital Briefs: TuneCore, Lil' Wayne, Microsoft

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Music delivery and distribution service TuneCore introduced a new pricing model that makes single tracks available to multiple digital retailers for $10 each. It previously offered only a $30 per year fee. Additionally, it plans to expand the nu ...

  6. Madonna's 'Candy' A Treat For Sony Ericsson Users

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's new chart smash "Hard Candy" is to be pre-loaded or carried alongside Sony Ericsson handsets across 27 countries, through a new agreement struck between Warner Music International and the cell phone manufacturer. From this ...

  7. Sony Corp. of America To Acquire Gracenote

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. of America is acquiring music identification and technology firm Gracenote for $260 million. The merger is expected to close in late May. Gracenote is perhaps best known to the music industry for its music recognition and lyrics service ...

  8. Def Jam Artists Headed For Sony-Ericsson Phone

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam Records continues it all-out mobile push with a deal to embed content from multiple artists from its roster on a Walkman-branded Sony-Ericsson phone. The W910i, distributed only in the UK, will feature video and audio content from such art ...

  9. Samsung Dials Up Madonna Deal For France

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mobile manufacturer Samsung will be the official mobile partner in France of Madonna's upcoming album "Hard Candy", which is due out on April 25. The full album and the video of the single "4 Minutes" will be preloaded on ...

  10. Sprint Unveils Answer To iPhone

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Devices were the story of CTIA Wireless 2008 day two, with both Samsung and Nokia introducing slick new gadgets. Sprint introduced its answer to the iPhone during a keynote by CEO Dan Hesse—the Samsung Instinct. The device, developed by both Sprin ...

  11. MTV's 'La Zona TV' To Debut In April

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Latin America is premiering a new show, La Zona TV, in which three new and independent artists with profiles on MTVLA social/music network LaZona.com will be highlighted every week. Viewers will then be able to vote for their favorites online ...

  12. AT&T Mobility Launches Ringtone, Remix Applications

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Mobility is responding to the dip in ringtone sales and the sluggish pace of full-song downloads by offering a pair of new services that allow subscribers to access and customize their music libraries. Addressing the ringtone issue, AT&am ...

  13. Ne-Yo, Jimmy Eat World Join Samsung Concert Series

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In its continuous effort to reach consumers via live music, Samsung has announced that Ne-Yo, Jimmy Eat World, Gym Class Heroes, Paramore and Sean Kingston will perform as part of the first Samsung Sound Check, a series of free private concerts to ...

  14. Virgin Mobile Enters India

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Indian music industry is taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Virgin Mobile, which launched here on March 2. "It's still early to say what impact Virgin Mobile will have on mobile music here," comments Savio D'Souza, gener ...

  15. The Used, Straylight Run Lead 'Get A Life' Tour

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Used, Straylight Run, Army Of Me and the Street Drum Corps will join forces for the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink Get a Life Tour, which will visit 25 U.S. college campuses, beginning April 2 at the NMSU Recreation Center in Las Cruces, N.M. ...

  16. Qtrax Launches Legal P2P Service

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former illegal filesharing network Qtrax has announced the launch of what it says is the first legal, free peer-to-peer service at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, France. Qtrax says it has licenses in place with the major labels and publishers, ...

  17. EMI, Hip Digital Team On Ad Campaigns

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Group is now licensing its DRM-free music catalog to Hip Digital, a digital media agency that develops promotional campaigns for advertisers. Hip Digital has developed digital music programs for clients like Visa, Pepsi, Seagate, Dentyne ...

  18. France's SFR Launches 'All You Can Eat' Download Service

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST France's second mobile operator SFR launched an all-you-can-eat permanent music download service, to be integrated in its new 3G+ "Illimythics" mobile offer. Customers will get unlimited download over-the-air access to more than 150 ...

  19. QOTSA Nixes Samsung/AT&T Concert Appearance

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age will not be playing the inaugural Samsung/AT&T Summer Krush concert series. Organizers tell Billboard.biz that the rock act, which was scheduled to play the free series' Aug. 13 opener at the Music Box at the Fonda ...

  20. Nokia Devices To Use PlayReady DRM

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia unveiled plans to use Microsoft's PlayReady DRM technology for its upcoming mobile entertainment devices. The PlayReady technology allows mobile phone users to share content like music, games and videos in a pr ...

  21. Samsung, AT&T Partner For Summer Concerts

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens of the Stone Age, Ludacris, the Bravery, Kinky, Big & Rich, the All-American Rejects and Plain White T's will perform as part of the inaugural Samsung/AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight a line ...

  22. AT&T, eMusic Partner On Full-Song Mobile Downloads

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Wireless unveiled its first over-the-air, full-song music download service today (July 31) through a partnership with eMusic. Unlike rival wireless operators Sprint and Verizon, AT&T is not launching its own branded services, keeping ...

  23. Samsung, MusicNet Team

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone manufacturer Samsung has teamed with MusicNet to offer a portable music subscription service designed specifically for select handsets. Compatible phones must have the Samsung Media Studio software installed to access the service. The ...

  24. MusicStation Launches In Sweden

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MusicStation, the international "all-you-can-eat" mobile-phone music service positioned to compete against Apple's new iPhone device, has gone live. Operated by U.K.-based Omnifone, in collaboration with France-based mobile-music sp ...

  25. Teen Duo Spread Brand Across The Product Map

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the grand tradition of the Olsen twins and Disney juggernauts "High School Musical" and "Hannah Montana," a marketing blitz that pushes branded entertainment to the max is on tap for Aly & AJ's new Hollywood Records ...

  26. Alltel Offers Sideloading Service

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alltel Wireless introduced a new service that allows customers to more easily transfer music files from their computers to their phones. The practice, known as "sideloading," requires a software download from Alltel called Jump Music. Ju ...

  27. EMI, TLC Marketing Team For Promotions Project

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music U.K. is attempting to tap new revenue streams through a strategic partnership with TLC Marketing plc, a leading international sales promotion and incentives company. Through a new online initiative, third party firms will be enabled to o ...

  28. WMG To Sell Music On MySpace Via Snocap

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group will begin selling music on MySpace via a deal with the social networking giant's digital commerce partner Snocap. Fans looking to purchase WMG tracks from MySpace will be able to download content without leaving the artist ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Sprint Slashes Music Prices

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first mobile operator to launch a full-song wireless music download service is now also the first to slash prices. Sprint announced at the CTIA Wireless 2007 event that it will drop the price of full-song downloads to 99 cents, from $2.50, sta ...

  31. Napster, AT&T In Wireless Music Tie-Up

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Napster Inc. and AT&T Inc. said on Monday (March 26) that they had agreed to a deal to provide some of the top U.S. phone company's wireless and high-speed Internet customers with free digital music. The service will be available beginnin ...

  32. Musiwave Reveals Two Deals at 3GSM Confab

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Musiwave, the Paris-based mobile-music service provider owned by U.S.-based Openwave, disclosed two new European deals with operators at the 3GSM World Congress confab yesterday (Feb. 13). Musiwave is powering the Orange Music Store, a new full-tr ...

  33. Midem Day Two: Video Games, Advertising, Brand Marketing

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The mutual benefits of music makers getting involved in video games, movie advertising and consumer brand marketing were on parade Monday (Jan. 22) as the Music for Images strand took center stage on day two of the Midem conference. Veteran rocker ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. CES Verizon Programs TV Shows

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Verizon Wireless said Sunday (Jan. 7) that it will become the first major carrier to broadcast live full-length television episodes. V Cast Mobile TV will include ad-supported programming from seven distinct channels culled from content partners C ...

  36. UMG, MTV Strike Mobile Video Deal

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and MTV Networks have entered into a wide-reaching licensing deal for mobile video content, sources familiar with the situation revealed Monday (Sept. 11) at the Billboard MECCA Universal Music Group (UMG) and MTV Networks ha ...

  37. HMV U.K. To Sell Mobile Phone Handsets

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HMV, the U.K. music retail chain, is for the first time going to sell mobile phone contracts and devices from this weekend (Aug. 5). The move is part of its strategy to enhance digital music services. HMV, the U.K. music retail chain, is for the f ...

  38. Blu-ray Bows To Small Sales, Little Fanfare

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Launch mirros rival HD-DVD's in mid-April. Last week's launch of the Blu-ray Disc format, much like that of rival HD-DVD in mid-April, was more a dress rehearsal than anything else. On June 20, the first seven titles, all from Sony Pictu ...

  39. Angel Strengthens Exec Team

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Poston, Christidis take key roles. EMI Music U.K. senior VP Mark Collen has beefed-up the executive structure of his Angel Music Group. Mark Poston, a long-time EMI Australia executive, has been appointed to the new post as director, Angel Music G ...

  40. Blu-ray Discs Get Release Date Pushed

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony: first batch ready May 23, will ship June 20. While HD DVD titles continue to trickle in, the retail arrival of the first Blu-ray Disc titles has been pushed back until June 20, a month later than originally scheduled. Sony Pictures Home Ente ...

  41. Sirius Settles Receiver Dispute With Two Majors

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio has confirmed that it has come to an agreement with Universal Music Group over the ability to save individual songs to portable satellite receivers that double as MP3 players. M Sirius Satellite Radio has confirmed that it h ...

  42. First Blu-ray Titles Coming May 23

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Initial product coming from Sony, Lionsgate. The first Blu-ray DVDs will debut in stores May 23. Eight titles from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MGM Home Entertainment —“50 First Dates,” “The Fifth Element,” “Hitch,” “House of Flying Dagger ...

  43. HD DVD Product Slates Revealed

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, more major studios have revealed product slates in the impending next-generation DVD format war. As expected, more major studios have revealed product slates in the impending next-generation DVD format war. Warner Home Video and Unive ...

  44. Sirius Added 1.1 Mil New Subs, XM 900K In Q4

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Both satellite radio services hit their subscriber forecasts in 2005. XM Satellite Radio added 2.7 million subscribers in 2005 to end the year with more than 6 million. That's nearly twice the number Both satellite radio services hit their su ...

  45. New XM Handhelds Include MP3 Players

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pioneer, Samsung unveiled the portables at CES. Pioneer, Samsung unveiled the portables at CES. News ...

  46. New XM Handhelds Include MP3 Players

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a pair of separate announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show, Pioneer and Samsung unveiled new portable XM satellite radios that incorporate MP3 players. In a pair of separate announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show, Pioneer and Sam ...

  47. Sprint Launches First Wireless Download Service

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST As previously reported by Billboard, wireless operator Sprint has launched the first U.S. digital music store that lets customers download full songs to their mobile phones. The Sprint Music Store all As previously reported by Billboard, wireless ...

  48. The Who, Samsung Partner For Free DVD

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Box set free with TV, home theater purchase. The Who's three-disc DVD box set, "Tommy and Quadrophenia-Live in Concert" (Rhino Entertainment), will be given away free prior to its Nov. 15 retail release to consumers who purchase sel ...

  49. Intel, Microsoft Support HD DVD

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Microsoft and Intel say they are backing the Toshiba-led HD DVD format. LOS ANGELES -- In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD ...

  50. Intel, Microsoft Support HD DVD

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latest supporters in format war. In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Microsoft and Intel say they are backing the Toshiba-led HD DVD format. HD DVD, which is also supported by NEC and Sanyo, may ...

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