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  1. 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 ...

  2. Fool's Gold, G-Technology and Flavor Group: A Branding Partnership That Literally Rocks the House

    August 15, 2011 5:50 PM EDT On August 3, DJ/producer A-Trak did what he does best at his label's recently opened Fool's Gold retail store in Brooklyn, New York . He was rocking the 40 kids crammed into the small space with tracks like Duck Sauce's "Big Ba ...

  3. Radiohead's 'King of Limbs' Offered in Premium 24-Bit FLAC Format by 7digital

    March 28, 2011 8:16 AM EDT On Monday 7digital debuted Radiohead's "King of Limbs" in high definition 24-bit FLAC format, the first for a major artist in this premium format. It is priced at £8.99 in the UK and $11.99 in the US, and is available in 30 other te ...

  4. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, U2, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out in New York on Nov. 4. The awards - which honor artists, tours, venues, and li ...

  5. Echo Nest, The Brains Behind Music Services, Raises $7 Million

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Echo Nest has raised $7 million in funding in a round led by Matrix Partners. Previous backer Commonwealth Capital Ventures also participated in the round. Remember those BASF commercials that said, “We make the products you buy better?” That’ ...

  6. SanDisk Releases 500-Song Latin Music Memory Card

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST SanDisk has released a new Billboard-branded slotRadio memory card pre-loaded with 500 songs from top Latin artists including Shakira, Banda El Recodo, Enrique Iglesias, Valentin Elizalde, Intocable, Vicente Fernandez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Flex, W ...

  7. Full Coverage: How Vevo's Plan Unfolded

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo Dec. 9 at a grand party in New York. Below, step-by-step look at how the Vevo plans developed over the past year. Analysis: On First Look, Vevo's Three Problems Online music ...

  8. Business Matters: Vevo, SanDisk, Eircom, Apple

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Vevo , the video streaming joint venture between Universal Music Group and YouTube , is raising capital at a $300 million valuation, according ...

  9. Briefs: eMusic, RIAA, 'The Beatles: Rock Band'

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- eMusic has raised its rates, but it's possible per-track payouts might not increase at all or much. The addition of the well-known Sony catalog may reduce unused tracks that expire at the end of the month, or "breakage," as subsc ...

  10. Business Briefs: Sony vs. Tenenbaum, Piper Jaffray, Lala

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Audio of the April 8th oral arguments in the Sony vs. Tenenbaum file-sharing case is appearing in a number of locations. Follow the links to both MP3 files and YouTube streams. ( Recording Industry vs. the People ) -- More details have emerged ...

  11. SanDisk Introduces slotRadio Device

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST SanDisk is showing no signs of backing off its slotMusic strategy, introducing a new model in the line called slotRadio. The new device comes bundled with 1,000 songs selected from various Billboard charts and arranged into genre-based playlists s ...

  12. Digital Briefs: PassAlong, Yangaroo, 'Body By Jake'

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST - PassAlong Networks named Ray Gary as its first president. Gary formerly was president and managing director of Koch Ventures. He will report to CES Dave Jaworski and will be based in the company's Franklin, Tenn., headquarters. - Yangaroo, ...

  13. Digital Briefs: Samsung, Sims 3, Blackberry

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Samsung withdrew its bid to buy flash memory and device manufacturer SanDisk, citing "uncertainties" in financial markets. - Award-winning composer Steve Jablonsky ("Transformers") will score the theme music for the upcoming ...

  14. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. All three of those tours are finalists for the Top Tour and Top ...

  15. SanDisk Releases New Details About SlotMusic

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SanDisk is releasing new information about its new slotMusic initiative , which aims to distribute digital albums on its microSD memory cards in lieu of CDs. Albums in the new format will be available this week, with a price of $15 each, and a hos ...

  16. Chuck D. Set to Address Red Bull Music Conference

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chuck D., one of the founders of seminal hip-hop group Public Enemy, will address the Red Bull Music Academy this weekend in Barcelona. The Red Bull Music Academy is a conference put on by the energy drink maker. This is the 10th year anniversary ...

  17. Rock The Bells To Make European Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its European debut this fall with performances by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, EPMD, Supernatural and Scratch, among others. The European trek launches Oct. 31 at the T-Mobile Arena in ...

  18. News Analysis: SanDisk's SlotMusic

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There are a lot of unanswered questions regarding SanDisk's slotMusic, mainly due to the limited details – like no info on content or pricing - as the product was unveiled today . While the reaction from analysts and the press is mixed, most ...

  19. Updated: SanDisk Partners With Majors For New Mobile Format

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have teamed up with SanDisk to offer yet another new physical music format, only this time with an eye towards the digital future - specifically, mobile. The new format, called "slotMusic," basically is a standard 1 GB S ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. SanDisk's MusicGremlin Acquisition Taps WiFi Opportunity

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SanDisk is expanding its reach into the MP3 player market through the acquisition of WiFi music service/device MusicGremlin. MusicGremlin is a hybrid digital music device and service that lets users browse, buy and download music wirelessly from v ...

  22. AEG Forms New Division, Promotes Execs

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has formed a new division, AEG Global Partnerships, designed to expand the company's presence in sponsorships and naming rights sales. The new division is expected to generate $250 mill ...

  23. Sunset Strip Music Fest Lined Up For June

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV, Juliette and The Licks, the 88, Dilated Peoples, Godhead and B Real of Cypress Hill have been confirmed for the first Sunset Strip Music Festival, to be held June 26-28 throughout several music venues along Los Angeles ...

  24. Tribe, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul Lead Rock The Bells

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim a ...

  25. 'Paid Dues' Adds Dates

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Paid Dues," the independent hip-hop festival that prides itself in supporting underground hip-hop artists, has added dates to this year's series. Promoted by Murs 3:16, Guerilla Union and SanDisk, the festival recently wrapped up i ...

  26. SanDisk To Bundle Music With Devices

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SanDisk is hoping to encourage sales of its new Sansa Fuze device by including up to 50 tracks on each device sold. The tracks will be DRM-free, and limited to newer or emerging artists, and will be loaded on a separate microSD card rather than em ...

  27. Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty Lead Mile High Festival

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will headline the first Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 19-20 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include John Mayer, ...

  28. Touring Briefs: Paid Dues, Phoenix Rising Benefit, Philly Live!

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- Independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues will return for its third year with a one-off festival date on March 22 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. West Coast rapper Murs, in association with Southern California-based concert prom ...

  29. Rhapsody, Wendy’s Partner For Music Giveaway

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fast food chain Wendy’s is teaming up with digital music service Rhapsody to give away 100 million songs to customers. Beginning this week, anybody buying a medium or large-sized combo meal at participating Wendy’s outlets will receive a unique co ...

  30. Linkin Park, Common, Crystal Method Ready For 'Block Party'

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park, Common, the Crystal Method, Cut Chemist, Z-Trip and Supernatural will perform at three Los Angeles clubs tonight (Oct. 26) as part of the Sunset Strip Block Party, an event that aims to educate members of the press and entertainment c ...

  31. Plugged And Unplugged

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Rhapsody's deal to extend its service to TiVo is exactly the kind of effort that is needed on a much larger scale for the music subscription model to have a chance at survival. Subscription services just aren't much of a portabl ...

  32. Microsoft Unveils New Zune Devices And Service

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Showing no signs of backing off its effort to be the No. 2 in the digital music wars, Microsoft has a new line of Zune devices and upgrades to the Zune Marketplace service. The new devices, unveiled today (Oct. 3), include two flash-based devices ...

  33. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Attack of the Amazons It's a simple equation -- make digital music interoperable and more people will sell it. That's the message coming out of Amazon.com's long-expected revelation that it will soon launch a digital music ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Best Buy Enters Digital Biz With Real

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New download store to offer a la carte, subs. 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 d ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. EMI Latin, Nokia Team For Free Music Give-a-ways

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Memory cards to contain music, video, ringtones. EMI Music Latin America has teamed with mobile phone maker Nokia to put free music on memory cards bundled with Nokia's 6230 handset. Music from such EMI artists as Coldplay and KT Tunstall, as ...

  40. Stones, SanDisk Team For 'Bigger Bang' Offer

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New album to be distributed on flash-mem cards. The Rolling Stones (Virgin) are distributing their new album "A Bigger Bang" on new flash-memory cards created by SanDisk. For $40 fans can buy the 265MB memory card with immediate access t ...