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  1. Billboard.biz Q&A: Qlipso CEO Jon Goldman

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The discarded assets of distressed video site Veoh are helping an early stage company build its own business. Qlipso acquired the assets of online video site Veoh in mid-March. At the time, Veoh was in the process of filing for bankruptcy due in p ...

  2. Business Matters: Last.fm, Foursquare, Verve Music Group and more

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Fan-funded platforms aren’t just for independent artists. Atlantic Records has teamed up with Pledge Music to offer an EP and a variety of extras –a signature on the EP, access to a rehearsal via Skype, a personal video message and a handwritte ...

  3. FCC Loses Key Ruling On 'Net Neutrality'

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations and U.S. broadband expansion plans into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Federal Communications Commission. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colu ...

  4. Business Matters: Rdio, Keith Urban, Sky Songs

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- See the first screenshots or Rdio , the on-demand music streaming service created by the founders of Kazaa and Skype . The pictures are of Rdio ...

  5. UK Report Guides Debate On Govt Anti-Piracy Role

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The All Party Parliamentary Communications Group apComms , a group created to provide discussion between the communications industry and British Parliamentarians, released a report on Thursday that is the culmination of an inquiry into what role g ...

  6. Business Matters: Live Nation/Ticketmaster, Net Neutrality, Garth Brooks

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Major concessions would be needed for the Justice Department to approve a merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation , sources have told the Wall Street Journal. The report offered no details or guesses on which concessions could be made. One possi ...

  7. Business Matters: iTunes LP, Sky Songs, Tunecore

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Apple has responded to a claim that it charges a $10,000 production fee for the creation of iTunes LP titles. Said an Apple spokesperson, "We're releasing the open specs for iTunes LP soon, allowing both major and indie labels to crea ...

  8. Briefs: MSG, OurStage, Don Ienner, CMX, Spotify

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Madison Square Garden Entertainment is looking for a venue in Washington D.C. "According to sources close to the company, MSG would open a venue of a 6,000 seats or more, requiring up to 100,000 square feet near shopping and public transit ...

  9. Spotify To Launch Service In China

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fast-growing Swedish Internet firm Spotify on Wednesday announced an agreement with Chinese media conglomerate Tom Group to bring Spotify's digital music-streaming service to China. Tom Group, which already has partnerships with eBay and Skyp ...

  10. Survey: P2P Popularity Dips Slightly In U.K.

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An annual survey of young people by umbrella trade group U.K. Music shows that P2P activity has dipped slightly, with 61% of those surveyed admitting to downloading music in this way. The result was down on the 63% who admitted to illicit P2P acti ...

  11. Kazaa Returns As Legal Subscription Service

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kazaa, the one-time rogue file-sharing application, is relaunched to the U.S. market today (July 20). Only this time it returns as an all-you-can eat legal subscription service, carrying a monthly rate of $20. It will initially offer one million m ...

  12. Burger King Gets Into the Ringtone Business

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Burger King is subsidizing ringtones of Warner Music Group artists on Virgin Mobile phones in an effort to reach more tech savvy consumers, the company said. Ringtones will be priced at $1.00, substantially less than the $2.50 most Virgin Mobile r ...

  13. Last.fm Promotes Web Widgets

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Last.fm has begun promoting the various Web sites and other online services that use its free music streaming feature via a section of the site called Build.last.fm . The section organizes and showcases the various Last.fm widgets and applications ...

  14. Digital Briefs: Pirate Bay, DoubleTwist, ARTISTdirect

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Several tech sites are questioning whether Yahoo is filtering out search results for bitTorrent site Pirate Bay in cooperation with the major record labels. A search for Pirate Bay on Yahoo brings up links to a Wikipedia page and stories about th ...

  15. Mavericks Dominate MidemNet Day 1

    January 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Digital technology entrepreneur Janus Friis, inventor of the original rogue P2P application Kazaa, told delegates at MidemNet today that his vision and energies these days are directed toward building legitimate, robust businesses. Friis said his ...

  16. Joost Founder Friis To Keynote MidemNet

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Janus Friis, the Danish entrepreneur who co-founded Joost, Kazaa and Skype, will deliver a keynote speech at the MidemNet Forum, held Jan. 26-27, 2008 in Cannes, organizers Reed Midem said today. "Barely into his thirties, Janus Friis has alr ...

  17. Comcast Blocks Some Internet Traffic

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Comcast Corp. actively interferes with attempts by some of its high-speed Internet subscribers to share files online, a move that runs counter to the tradition of treating all types of Net traffic equally. The interference, which The Associated Pr ...

  18. Joost, Rockworld.TV Strike Distribution Deal

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rockworld.TV, the U.K.-based dedicated music-TV channel, will be distributed internationally through a deal struck with Joost, the recently-launched Web 2.0 digital-entertainment platform. Rockworld.TV and its programs of pre-recorded live-concert ...

  19. China Unicom Tests Music Service

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT China Unicom Ltd., the country's No. 2 mobile phone carrier, said Tuesday it has started testing a music download service offering subscribers songs from 23 record companies. The move comes as music and telecommunications firms try to raise s ...

  20. Joost Taps Volpi As CEO

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joost has named Mike Volpi as its new CEO. He replaces founding CEO, Fredrik de Wahl, who will become chief strategy officer of the Internet television service. Volpi joins Joost from Cisco Systems. Most recently he was senior VP/GM for Cisco' ...

  21. A New Twist On The Ringtone

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yet another twist on the ringtone has emerged, this time with "Push Ringer" -- a service that lets the caller dictate the ringtone that will play on the phone of the person being called. The Push Ringer concept comes from startup company ...

  22. Skype Strikes Mastertone Agreements

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell, EMI Pub pact on ringtones. Internet communications company Skype has entered into license agreements with three major publishers to offer master ringtones from the artist roster of the Warner Music Group labels. Sony/ATV ...

  23. EMI Music Pub, Skype Enter Global Deal

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pact to make collecting payments more accurate. EMI Music Publishing has made an unprecedented deal with global Internet communications company Skype, the Internet telephony (VoIP) network, licensing its catalog worldwide for Skype's soon-to- ...

  24. WMG, Internet Phone Service Enter Deal

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Skype has 74M subscribers worldwide. Skype has 74M subscribers worldwide. News ...

  25. Warner Music Group, Internet Phone Service Enter Deal

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has agreed to license its catalog of master ringtones to the Internet-based Skype telephone service. The Skype service allows customers to use the Internet to make telephone calls. Warner Music Group has agreed to license its ca ...

  26. Skype, Coldplay 'Talk' Up Promotion

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Promotion available to 70M users. Skype, the fast-growing Internet telephony system, is this week launching a global promotional campaign centered on Coldplay's new single "Talk," Billboard.biz has learned. In partnership with EMI M ...

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