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  1. MyStrands Wins $25 Million Backing

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish online music recommendation company MyStrands has received $25 million-worth of funding from 25-year-old Spanish media mogul, Antonio Asensio. Asensio is CEO of the country's third biggest media group, Grupo Zeta. MyStrands, formed in ...

  2. Bebo Inks With Audible Magic

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking service Bebo has tapped Audible Magic for its content identification and filtering technology. Bebo says it will use the technology to remove unauthorized copyrighted content from its site, and prevent new such content from being ...

  3. Bebo Links With iTunes

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artists with profiles on the social networking site Bebo can now sell their music to fans directly through the site via iTunes. Any artist whose music is already available on iTunes can now add links to the digital music store on their Bebo profil ...

  4. Study: Fewer Users Illegally Downloading

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If a Harris Poll conducted on behalf of the Business Software alliance is to be believed, the number of users illegally downloading all types of copyrighted material is dropping substantially. When the survey was first conducted in 2004, 60% of re ...

  5. Fliptrack Adds 225,000 Tracks Via APM Deal

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT APM Music, a production music library joint venture between EMI Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing, has licensed its catalog to photo and video mashup service Fliptrack. The deal adds about 225,000 tracks to the service -- which allows user ...

  6. Bebo Hires Gambino, Signals Music Plans

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking site Bebo has recruited former MTV executive Angel Gambino to drive its music ambitions. Gambino takes the newly-created post of vice president, music, based at Bebo's international headquarters in London. She reports to Joa ...

  7. Clear Channel To Feed BigChampagne

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio will begin providing traffic data from its Online Music & Radio unit to digital media tracking firm BigChampagne. BigChampagne will collect data from Clear Channel's streaming, download and broadcast Internet programmi ...

  8. Reports: Softbank, News Corp Prep Myspace Japan

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Social networking site due to launch this week. Social networking site due to launch this week. News ...

  9. Teen Confab Debates Authentic Music Marketing

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As more and more users sign up for social networking services on the Internet, the popularity and respect for music is only increasing. Music Web sites are the fourth most popular on the Internet, behind only gaming destinations, social networking ...

  10. Teen Confab Debates Authentic Music Marketing

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Research: Teens spend 2-3 hours per day listening to music. As more and more users sign up for social networking services on the Internet, the popularity and respect for music is only increasing. Music Web sites are the fourth most popular on the ...

  11. Wippit, Sonific Deal Offers Music To Social Networks

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Allows users to stream from personal pages. Wippit, the U.K.-based digital-entertainment service, has linked up with San Francisco-based Sonific to offer subscribers of social networking Web sites access to music, for use on personal pages. Using ...

  12. MySpace Rival Gaining Market Share In U.K.

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bebo claims 12.9% marketshare. MySpace may be the king of social networking sites in the U.S., but a new report from web research firm Hitwise says that it is playing second fiddle to rival Bebo in the U.K. And while MySpace has its eye on world d ...

  13. File-Trading Network i2Hub Shuts Down

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The i2Hub college-based file-trading network shut down suddenly Nov. 14, apparently the result of ongoing legal challenges by the music and entertainment industry in the wake of the Grokster Supreme C LOS ANGELES -- The i2Hub college-based file-tr ...

  14. File-Trading Network i2Hub Shuts Down

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Abruptly stopped operating Nov. 14. The i2Hub college-based file-trading network shut down suddenly Nov. 14, apparently the result of ongoing legal challenges by the music and entertainment industry in the wake of the Grokster Supreme Court ruling ...

  15. RIAA Targets More Students

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the second time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America has targeted college students in a series of copyright infringement lawsuits. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the second time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America has targeted college studen ...

  16. RIAA Goes After Students Again

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the second time, the RIAA has targeted students with a series of copyright infringement lawsuits. The suits were filed today (May 26) against 91 students using the high-speed university computer n For the second time, the RIAA has targeted stu ...

  17. Nielsen, BigChampagne Team To Mesh P2P, Airplay

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pact aims to measure music consumption. Nielsen Entertainment and BigChampagne Online Media Measurement have entered a strategic relationship to link airplay monitoring and peer-to-peer download data. The relationship will link Nielsen Entertainme ...

  18. RIAA Lashes Out With More Lawsuits

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Considers more against abusers of I2Hub. Considers more against abusers of I2Hub. News ...

  19. RIAA Lashes Out With More Lawsuits

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Considers more against abusers of I2Hub. The RIAA has launched a new wave of copyright infringement lawsuits against 725 alleged illegal file sharers on behalf of the major record companies. The “John Doe” suits filed yesterday (April 27) cite the ...

  20. Internet2 A Pirate's Cove

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The motion picture studios and music companies launched a new attack on Internet piracy April 13 when they filed hundreds of lawsuits against university students across the country, accusing them of s WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  21. RIAA Launching Suits Vs. College Students

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT students accused of using i2hub for trading. 405 students accused of using i2hub for trading. News ...

  22. RIAA Launching Suits Vs. College Students

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT students accused of using i2hub for trading. The RIAA has decided to sue college students who use the high-speed university network known as Internet2 to get their music for free. The trade group announced today (April 12) that it will file co ...

  23. Altnet Takes Back Claims Against BigChampagne

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Data-monitoring company did not infringe on technology. Altnet, the commercial service distributed through KaZaA, says it has determined that peer-to-peer data-monitoring company BigChampagne did not infringe on its patented technology. In early N ...

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