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  1. Indies Clear P2P Distribution

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group are among the latest indie label groups clearing their content for distribution through legitimate P2P services. Each company has inked a deal with San Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group ...

  2. Indies Clear P2P Distribution

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group are among the latest indie label groups clearing their content for distribution through legitimate P2P services. Each company has inked a deal with San Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group ...

  3. SparkNet Loses Infringement Case

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal District Court ruled that broadcaster Bonneville International did not infringe the "playing what we want" trademark of SparkNet Communications. NEW YORK -- A federal District Court ruled that broadcaster Bonneville Internation ...

  4. U.S. Companies Rule Music Innovation Awards

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Americans grab top 3 prizes at Popkomm event. The United States clinched the top three prizes at the second Popkomm IMEA (Innovation in Music & Entertainment Awards), which took place on Sept. 14 in Berlin, Germany, where 14 international fina ...

  5. Bonneville Prevails In Infringement Case

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Court rules against SparkNet. In a legal upset for the owners of the "playing what we want" trademark, a U.S. District Court has ruled in favor of Bonneville International in an infringement case brought against the broadcaster by SparkN ...

  6. Apple Unveils New iPod-Cellphone

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday (Sept. 7) unveiled a cellphone that plays music like an iPod and a pencil-thin "iPod Nano," both aimed at extending its domination of the digital music market. Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday (Sept. 7) u ...

  7. Court Sides With Gamemaker In Piracy Case

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Three men illegally bypassed anti-piracy controls when they developed free technology to let computer users play some games against each other online without using the gamemaker's own system, a federa ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Three men illegally byp ...

  8. Microsoft, Google Trade Salvos Over Top Exec

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer vowed to "kill" Internet search leader Google in an obscenity-laced tirade, and Google chased a prized Microsoft executive "like wolves," according to documents filed Sept. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Micr ...

  9. Radio Continues To Step Up For Katrina Victims

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stations, syndicators, owners offer help. Radio is stepping up in a big way to support those devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Personalities, stations, syndicators and owners have cleared their plates to lend a hand. Clear Channel stations are airi ...

  10. Namco, Sony Settle Pac-Man Music Suit

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Namco America and Sony BMG Music Entertainment said Aug. 22 they settled a lawsuit in which Namco charged that a Sony BMG artist used sounds from its popular Pac-Man arcade game in violation of intell SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Namco America and S ...

  11. Clear Channel Sued For Trademark Infringement

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT SparkNet Communications, owner of the "Jack FM" and "playing what we want" trademarks, filed a lawsuit against Clear Channel on Aug. 18 in San Diego federal district court. NEW YORK -- SparkNet Communications, owner of the &quo ...

  12. Blu-ray Consortium Launches New DVD Security Features

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Blu-ray Disc Assn. plans to fight piracy by rolling out the next generation of DVDs with new security features. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- One of the two groups vying to produce the next generation of DVDs rolled out new security features Aug. 9 to ...

  13. Google Postpones Scanning Of Copyrighted Books

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stung by a publishing industry backlash, Google has halted its efforts to scan copyrighted books from some of the nation's largest university libraries so the material can be indexed in its leading In SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Stung by a publishi ...

  14. First Reports From NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie retail, Music Monitor Network and more. Music label exes, retailers, distributors, merchandisers and artists flocked to San Diego Thursday for the opening day of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention held at the Mar ...

  15. CCE, Las Vegas Partner For Rock Star Poker

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tournament to take place Aug. 25-27. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Clear Channel Entertainment Properties are partnering for the second annual Vegas Rock Star Poker Tournament and Sweepstakes. The tournament, taking place Aug ...

  16. Hidden Sex Content Revealed In 'Grand Theft Auto'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offended. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offen ...

  17. Bonneville Seeks To Cancel SparkNet Trademark

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest wrinkle in the legal battle over the "playing what we want" slogan, Bonneville International Corp. has made a counterclaim against SparkNet Communications seeking to cancel the consultan NEW YORK -- In the latest wrinkle in ...

  18. Legal Battle Over 'Jack' Continues

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bonneville Seeks To Cancel SparkNet Trademark There's a new wrinkle in the legal battle over the "Jack" format slogan "playing what we want." Bonneville International Corp. plans to file a counterclaim against SparkNet Com ...

  19. John Mayer Trio Plans Fall Tour

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Opening for Rolling Stones in D.C., Philly. John Mayer will join forces on tour with drummer Steve Jordan (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones) and bassist Pino Palladino (the Who, Jeff Beck) in a new venture known as the John Mayer Trio. Ray LaMont ...

  20. Senator Targets 'Cop Killer' Videogame

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has become the target of a proposed boycott by a U.S. senator. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has b ...

  21. New Film Co. Inks Deal With WBP

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Giving a $500 million boost to its film financing coffers, Warner Bros. Pictures has signed a multiyear, 25-picture agreement with Legendary Pictures, a new shingle backed by major private investors a LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Giving ...

  22. Chet Helms Dead At 62

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Janis Joplin manager retired last year. Chet Helms, the "father of the Summer of Love," who brought Janis Joplin to San Francisco, died Saturday (June 25) from stroke complications at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. H ...

  23. GameStop, Electronics Boutique Merger Gets Green Light

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT GameStop Corp. and Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp., two of the largest video game sellers in the United States, said June 9 that their merger has the green light to proceed. SAN FRANCISCO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- GameStop Corp. and Electron ...

  24. Bill Graham Presents Splits In Two

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chuck Morris will focus on Colorado, Utah, Wyoming. Promoter Bill Graham Presents has become two promotion firms -- Bill Graham Presents and Chuck Morris Presents -- within the Clear Channel Music Group. Chuck Morris originally founded CMP in Denv ...

  25. MSN Music Doles Out Free Tunes

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MSN has launched a promotional and advertising campaign in support of its MSN Music store, highlighted by an offer giving five free music downloads to anyone who purchases a track from the service. Th MSN has launched a promotional and advertising ...

  26. Infinity To Podcast Nine All News Stations

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Embraces medium further with new free daily podcasts. Following its launch of all-podcasting KYCY (KYOU Radio) San Francisco, Infinity moves even deeper into the fledgling medium by announcing it will offer free daily podcasts from its nine news s ...

  27. Netflix Takes Over Wal-Mart DVD Rentals

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart Stores is handing off its online DVD rental business to Netflix, signaling the world's largest retailer couldn't beat the Internet upstart at its own game. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores is handing off its online DVD rent ...

  28. Signatures Network Sets Up Shop In LA

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Merch firm recently signed Coldplay, Billy Idol. Signatures Network, the music industry's largest tour merchandising and licensing firm, will open a permanent office in Los Angeles this summer, headed by CEO Dell Furano. Signatures has also e ...

  29. Rolling Stones Reveal U.S. Tour Dates

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tickets on sale this weekend, shows begin Aug 21. The Rolling Stones announced a world tour today (May 10) at a press conference at New York’s Juilliard School of Music. The trek will be produced worldwide by Michael Cohl, under his Concert Produc ...

  30. Coldplay Plays Politics

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band in on-air chat with S.F. mayor. San Francisco mayor Gavin Newson displayed his hip factor Thursday (May 5) by calling local adult top 40 KLLC to chat with Coldplay on-air. Newson, who is 36, expressed his admiration for the band and welcomed ...

  31. EMI, Snocap Finalize Agreement

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI has become the third major label to strike a deal with Snocap, the new copyright management and peer-to-peer filtering service from Napster founder Shawn Fanning. EMI's deal allows Snocap to fing EMI has become the third major label to st ...

  32. Sirius To Offer 'Podcast' Show

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hosted by former MTV host Adam Curry. Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. is latching onto the "podcasting" phenomenon, launching a show later this month that will feature a daily selection of the increasingly popular do-it-yourself audio progra ...

  33. Case Summary: Assignments of Right to Sue for Copyright Infringement

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For nearly 70 years, U.S. law viewed copyright owners as having an indivisible bundle of property rights that could not be assigned piecemeal. This changed with the Copyright Act of 1976, when Congres For nearly 70 years, U.S. law viewed copyright ...

  34. China Caught In Web Of Games

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online videogame revenue is the driving force for China's gaming market that comprises 28.8 million users, a new report has found. After all, Chinese gamers spend more money on online games than PC, c (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Online videog ...

  35. Feds Back Ruling On Cable Regulation

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The federal government defended before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 29 its decision to refuse to regulate cable companies that provide broadband Internet access. The conclusion has riled Internet s WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  36. Doves To Fly Across North America

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tour supports Capitol band's third album. Capitol act Doves begin a spring North American tour with a performance April 30 at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in Indio, Calif. The band will begin playing theaters and ballrooms May 1 at the ...

  37. Collective Soul On 'Road To Vegas'

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 100th birthday of the city of Las Vegas will be celebrated with the "Road to Vegas" tour, featuring Collective Soul. The 100th birthday of the city of Las Vegas will be celebrated with the "Road to Vegas" tour, featuring Co ...

  38. XM Names Infinity Vet To Music Programming Role

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a programming coup, XM Satellite Radio in Washington, D.C., has hired Jon Zellner, Infinity Broadcasting VP of adult top 40, in the newly created position of senior VP of music programming. In a programming coup, XM Satellite Radio in Washingto ...

  39. The DJ Connection: Personality Radio Is Missing Link In Marketing Chain

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST After several years of free fall, the music industry has begun to regroup but still has not returned to significant growth. The industry is trying to make up lost ground through marketing initiatives Harold Childs (harold@entertainment.net) is a m ...

  40. Blinkx, Movielink Form Ties

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal eases download search process. Online video-on-demand service Movielink has partnered with Web search company Blinkx in a deal that simplifies the search process for consumers to find content they want to download. Users of San Francisco-base ...

  41. DMB Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST RCA album due in May. Dave Matthews Band will supports its new studio album with a North American summer tour, beginning June 1 in Maryland Heights, Mo., and running through Sept. 7 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Members of the band's Warehouse f ...

  42. VEG Plans West Coast Flagship

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has revealed plans to open its West Coast flagship store in Hollywood, Calif., just a few days after the roof collapsed on the company's Burbank location. Virgin Entertainment Group has revealed plans to open its We ...

  43. Doobie Brothers Drummer Dies

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Knudsen was 56. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Keith Knudsen, the longtime Doobie Brothers drummer who was part of the band during a string of hits that included ``Taking it to the Streets'' and ``Black Water,'' died of pneumonia Tuesday ...

  44. Snocap Names Legal Chief

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shawn Fanning's new company, Snocap, has named Christian Castle as senior VP of legal affairs/general counsel. Shawn Fanning's new company, Snocap, has named Christian Castle as senior VP of legal affairs/general counsel. Castle, who has ...

  45. Jefferson Airplane Drummer Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, died Tuesday (Jan. ...

  46. Apple Unveils New iPod, Mac, Car Deals

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Flash-based iPod shuffle to start at $99. Apple today unveiled a range of new products and announced new deals for iPod integration with major car manufacturers. The announcements came during the company's Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Amon ...

  47. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of Peermusic's European group. He has served for 13 years as European president of the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of Peermusic's Europea ...

  48. Snocap Names Legal Chief

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shawn Fanning's new company, Snocap, has named Christian Castle as senior VP of legal affairs/general counsel. Shawn Fanning's new company, Snocap, has named Christian Castle as senior VP of legal affairs/general counsel. Castle, who has ...

  49. Snocap Names Legal Chief

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry vet Castle to handle negotiations. Shawn Fanning's new company, Snocap, has named Christian Castle as senior VP of legal affairs/general counsel. Castle, who has been an advisor to Snocap since its inception in 2002, most recently wa ...

  50. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to the post of chairman of Peermusic's European group. He served for the past 13 years as European president for the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of peermu ...

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