Snocap

  1. MySpace, Majors Make Adjustments For Joint Venture

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles from the Sept. 25 launch of MySpace's highly anticipated and somewhat controversial new music service, the broader implications of the initiative are becoming clearer. A joint venture of the News Corp. subsidiary and Unive ...

  2. Imeem Acquires Snocap

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Confirming a long-held expectation, Imeem acquired the struggling Snocap digital rights and content management firm. Snocap is the Shawn Fanning-founded "digital registry" that proposed to transform the digital music space by allowing ma ...

  3. EMI First Major To Sell MP3s Via Individual Sites

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artists signed to EMI Music can now sell their music to fans directly from their individual Web sites or MySpace profile thanks to a deal with SnoCap. Central to the deal is SnoCap's MyStores service, a Web-based digital storefront that allow ...

  4. WMG Sues Social Networking Site Imeem

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the social networking site Imeem, seeking both monetary damages and a court order to restrict all WMG music from the site. In the filing, WMG claims Imeem has avoided using any ...

  5. Indie Rights Agency Merlin Names Interim Board

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Merlin, the global new-media rights licensing agency for the independent record sector, has appointed an interim board. Merlin's CEO Charles Caldas has unveiled the team, which will be tasked with fast-tracking the new operation by establishi ...

  6. Indies To Sell Digitally Via SnoCap, CD Baby Deal

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SnoCap is gradually building up the content available in its MyStores digital download service on MySpace through a deal with CD Baby. Under the agreement, independent artists using the CD Baby service to sell CDs can now begin selling their music ...

  7. Digital Retail Focus Of SXSW Talk With MySpace President

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite the announcement this morning (March 15) that online music seller Snocap would make available content from Sub Pop and Dangerbird via MySpace, president of the social networking site Tom Anderson said music retail is not a top priority for ...

  8. Indies Up In Arms Over YouTube

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Key players in the independent label community are preparing for a legal skirmish with YouTube over content being used on the video-sharing site. Sources tell Billboard.biz that the independents are aggrieved with terms proposed by the giant socia ...

  9. MySpace To Sell Downloads

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Social networking giant MySpace is developing an ecommerce solution that will allow artists and labels to sell music through its site, as well as through other websites and blogs. Social networking giant MySpace is developing an ecommerce solution ...

  10. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  11. Snocap, Warner Music Strike Pact

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST All majors now on board. Snocap, the digital media company founded by Napster creator Shawn Fanning, yesterday (Nov. 13) said it reached a deal with Warner Music Group Corp. authorizing distribution of Warner's music across Snocap-enabled ret ...

  12. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) told music and technology witnesses at a morning hearing Sept. 28, Congress plans to "do nothing" WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Until the lower ...

  13. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT No short term plans for intervention. Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. told music and technology witness at a morning hearing today (Sept. 28) that Congress plans to "do not ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Sony BMG, Mashboxx Enter Pact

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal file-sharing network Mashboxx, two days after a U.S. court dealt a blow to Mashboxx's unauthorized rivals such as Grokster. Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, on March 17 said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer service (Reuters) -- Snocap, the latest venture of Nap ...

  19. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer se Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator ...

  20. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artemis, TVT others sign up. Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer services. Earlier th ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Snocap Unveils Operations

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the new copyright management and content filtering system from Napster founder Shawn Fanning, makes its official debut today (Nov. 3). Snocap, the new copyright management and content filtering system from Napster founder Shawn Fanning, ma ...

  25. Sources: UMG Inks Deal With P2P Filter Snocap

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has become the first major record company to ink a licensing deal with Shawn Fanning's new peer-to-peer software company Snocap, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Group has become the first major record company ...