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  1. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Norwest Venture's Tim Chang

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Tim Chang Title: Principal, Norwest Venture Partners Panel: Innovators Showcase (Judge). 1:45 – 2:45. Oct. 5. For more information or to register for Billboard’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, Oct. 5 in San Francisco, pleas ...

  2. Pure Radio Launches Cloud-Based Music Service

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. radio manufacturer Pure has unveiled a cloud-based music service that will enable users to purchase songs they hear on the set at the touch of a button. The FlowSongs service was unveiled at a London launch today (Aug. 11) and attracted execu ...

  3. Shazam App Expanding Paid Version To Android

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music ID app Shazam is expanding the paid version of its popular mobile app to Android mobile phones. Shazam Encore, the premium version of the app, is now available in the Android Marketplace for $5, which offers the ability to ID an unlimited nu ...

  4. Business Matters: Mick Jagger On Digital Piracy, Shazam Tops 75 million Users, and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter here -- Mick Jagger on digital piracy: “I am quite relaxed about it. But, you know, it is a massive change and it does alter the fact that people don't make as much money out of records. But I have a take on th ...

  5. Business Matters: Last.fm, Shazam, Jim DeRogatis and More

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Music critic Jim DeRogatis has quit the Chicago Sun-Times and will become a blogger for Chicago Public Radio. ( Chicago Tribune ) -- Live Nation has announced it intends to offer a $250 million private notes offering. The company intends to use ...

  6. Business Matters: Obama, Grokster, Spotify, Hollywood Records and More

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- On President Obama ’s short list of candidates to fill the position of departing Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is federal appeals court Judge Sidney Thomas. As Ben Sheffner pointed out, Thomas wrote the Ninth Circuit’s decision for MG ...

  7. Apple Updates iTunes Apps List For New iPad

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple has updated iTunes with a list of apps that will be available to buy and download for the iPad, which goes on sale Saturday (April 3). Users logging into the App Store can opt to view apps created for either the iPhone or the iPad. Here are ...

  8. Windows Phone 7 Series: Music, App Details Revealed

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Microsoft unveiled the critically-hailed Windows Phone 7 Series operating system at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona last month, it promised more details on applications and developer programs would come this month at the MIX devel ...

  9. Business Matters: Spotify, MOG, Shazam, BTjunkie and More

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said the average Spotify user ha ...

  10. Business Matters: Google, Music Blogs, the Orchard, Tsar, O2 and More

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- The Daily Swarm's post about music blogs that hav ...

  11. Shazam Adds Touring, Last.fm Services

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music identification service Shazam continues to add new features thanks to its recent cash, undisclosed investment from the Kleiner Perkins iFund. Those using the $5 version of the app will now receive touring and ticketing information for any ar ...

  12. Shazam Clarifies Reports On Download Figures

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music identification outfit Shazam is coverting tags to downloads at a 13% rate at some - but not all - of its partners download stores. "We're approaching 260,000 downloads a day," a Shazam representative told Billboard, making cle ...

  13. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Trans World, Spotify and More

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Department of Justice is set to approve the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger as early as this month, according to M&A Web site The Daily ...

  14. Shazam Unveils New $5 App, Adds Restrictions

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mobile music discovery provider Shazam launched its new Shazam Encore App today and announced new limitations on its existing free app. The new app - which costs $4.99 - offers improved speed performance, music recommendations and tagging while dr ...

  15. Billboard Q&A: iFund Manager Matt Murphy

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Several months before Apple opened its App Store in July 2008, the venerable Bay Area venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers launched the iFund, a $100 million investment vehicle focused on backing companies developing applicati ...

  16. Shazam Passes 50 Million Users, Secures Investment

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music discovery service Shazam has secured further investment as it announces that global users have now passed 50 million. The service is available in more than 150 countries and users have increased by 15 million since February 2009, the ...

  17. Briefs: BT, Melodis, The Pirate Bay, Schuba's

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- BT , Britain's largest ISP, plans to launch a music subscription service and is reported to be in early talks with the four major music groups. BT's entry would be the third such service. Sky has planned a service, which may be out la ...

  18. Digital Briefs: ReverbNation, Shazam, Myxer

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - ReverbNation is branching out into Web site creation and hosting services. The company has added a "site builder" option to its portfolio of DIY tools for artists, partnering with BandZoogle of Canada to do so. The option remains in a ...

  19. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Top Music Sites, Shazam Suit

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Customized personal radio service Slacker raised $9.6 million in new venture funding in its fourth round, according to a recent regulatory filing. It is aiming for $10.2 million in total. Specific investors were not disclosed. -- comScore relea ...

  20. Digital Briefs: UMG, Shazam, Musicane

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Universal Music Group ranked among the top 10 most-visited music sites, according to data from Comscore, just making the list behind sites like AOL, Yahoo and MySpace. - Song recognition app Shazam has introduced a new version of the software fo ...

  21. Digital Briefs: Qtrax, Shazam, Rumblefish

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Ad-supported music service Qtrax added a licensing agreement with Sony BMG to add the major label's catalog to the site. That's three of the four major labels now signed, with Warner Music Group the last holdout. - Music ID service Sha ...

  22. Digital Briefs: Samsung, Tickets.com, EMI

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Samsung Electronics will embed a music ID application from Shazam Entertainment in its line of music phones, including the Beatb and Beats models. UK operator T-Mobile will be the first to offer the devices, with the ID service integrated into i ...

  23. Shazam Recruits Orange Exec Pride

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Shazam, the mobile-to-Web music services provider, has recruited Dominic Pride from Orange as director of product marketing. Until recently, Pride was head of music market development for Orange's content division. His role at London-based Sh ...

  24. Omnifone Wins Global Mobile Award

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music download service Omnifone scooped the best mobile music service award for its unlimited MusicStation package at the 13th annual Global Mobile awards. Held as part of the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Omnifone held off competition ...

  25. Shazam Names Ex-Virgin Radio CEO Chairman

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearson takes over for Chowdhury. London-based Shazam Entertainment, the international digital music service provider famous for its pioneering mobile music recognition service, has appointed John Pearson its new chairman of the board. Pearson, co ...

  26. Shazam Steps Up Mobile Music Offering

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shazam has launched the next generation of its mobile music recognition service. Shazam has launched the next generation of its mobile music recognition service. The British-based company's enhanced offering, dubbed the Ultimate Music Discove ...

  27. BMI Buys BlueArrow Music Recognition Service

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from mobile phones for accurately tracking music performance data. BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from m ...

  28. BMI Buys BlueArrow Music Recognition Service

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from mobile phones for accurately tracking music performance data. BMI has acquired a digital music recognition service previously used to identify songs from m ...

  29. Shazam, Coke Fizz With U.K. Promotion

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT M Coke products branded during mobile campaign. Coca-Cola is extending its marketing reach into the British mobile market through a partnership with music recognition technology firm Shazam Entertainment. Through the new promotion, Coca-Cola ca ...

  30. Shazam, Coke Fizz With U.K. Promotion

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT M Coke products branded during mobile campaign. Coca-Cola is extending its marketing reach into the British mobile market through a partnership with music recognition technology firm Shazam Entertainment. Through the new promotion, Coca-Cola ca ...

  31. Shazam Names Fisher As CEO

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom veteran Andrew Fisher as CEO. He replaces former CEO Jerry Roest, who left the company last October. Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom ...

  32. Shazam Recruits Fisher As CEO

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecoms veteran Andrew Fisher as CEO. He replaces former CEO Jerry Roest, who left the company last October. Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom ...

  33. Shazam Recruits Fisher As CEO

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecoms veteran Andrew Fisher as CEO. He replaces former CEO Jerry Roest, who left the company last October. Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom ...

  34. Shazam Goes Live In Taiwan

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based audio technology firm Shazam Entertainment is continuing its expansion into Asia. The London-based company today launched a music-recognization service in Taiwan with Rock Mobile, a subsi London-based audio technology firm Shazam Ente ...

  35. Shazam Goes Live In Taiwan

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based audio technology firm Shazam Entertainment is continuing its expansion into Asia. The London-based company today launched a music-recognization service in Taiwan with Rock Mobile, a subsi London-based audio technology firm Shazam Ente ...

  36. Shazam, Mean Fiddler Link On Mobile Downloads

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music-recognition technology firm Shazam Entertainment has partnered with British concert promoter and live event operator Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) on a new download-to-mobile serv London-based music-recognition technology firm ...

  37. Shazam, Mean Fiddler Link On Mobile Downloads

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music-recognition technology firm Shazam Entertainment has partnered with British concert promoter and live event operator Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) on a new download-to-mobile serv London-based music-recognition technology firm ...

  38. Carl Wayne Dead At 61

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carl Wayne, the former lead vocalist for the hit-making '60s U.K. band the Move and the latter-day singer for the Hollies, died Tuesday (Aug. 31) at his home in England after a battle with cancer. He Carl Wayne, the former lead vocalist for t ...

  39. Shazam Appoints U.K. Biz Development Manager

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British audio technology firm Shazam has appointed Tom Clark as U.K. business development manager. In his new role, Clark is tasked with driving U.K. revenue from new and existing partnerships, report British audio technology firm Shazam has appoi ...

  40. Shazam Launches In Japan

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. Shazam, which already operates in 12 other coun ...

  41. Shazam Launches In Japan

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. London-based audio technology firm Shazam today launches its music-recognition technology in Japan. Shazam, which already operates in 12 other coun ...

  42. Musicphone, Shazam Bow Music Recognition In U.S.

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music recognition, a service that allows wireless subscribers to identify music wherever it is heard, is now available in the United States. Musicphone, a San Francisco-based technology company, has p Music recognition, a service that allows wirel ...

  43. Musicphone, Shazam Bow Music Recognition In U.S.

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music recognition, a service that allows wireless subscribers to identify music wherever it is heard, is now available in the United States. Music recognition, a service that allows wireless subscribers to identify music wherever it is heard, is n ...

  44. U.K.'s Shazam Gets $5 Million In Funding

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-recognition technology company Shazam Entertainment has secured funding worth $5 million from existing backer IDG Ventures Europe, new investor DN Capital and others. Shazam will use the funds t Music-recognition technology company Shazam En ...

  45. U.K.'s Shazam Gets $5 Million In Funding

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-recognition technology company Shazam Entertainment has secured funding worth $5 million from existing backer IDG Ventures Europe, new investor DN Capital and others. Shazam will use the funds t Music-recognition technology company Shazam En ...

  46. Shazam To Promote MoS Acts Through Songmail

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based mobile music-recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has forged a partnership with Ministry of Sound (MoS) to promote the independent dance label's artists. Rising act Deepest Blue is to be f U.K.-based mobile music-recognition firm ...

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