Software

  1. Senators Seek Probe Of Peer-To-Peer Networks

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five senators have sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission requesting that the panel investigate whether peer-to-peer file-sharing software companies are in violation of trade laws because they Five senators have sent a letter to the Federal ...

  2. Tuned In: Radio

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Repercussions from the Federal Communication Commission's crackdown on indecency. Read Marc Schiffman's column. Repercussions from the Federal Communication Commission's crackdown on indecency. Read Marc Schiffman's column. New ...

  3. Roxio Shares Post Increase

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shares in Roxio Inc. rose slightly today (May 5) after the parent company of Napster reported a lighter loss than analysts expected for the three months ended March 31. The company forecasted improved Shares in Roxio Inc. rose slightly today (May ...

  4. New iTunes Version Spurs Record Sales

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer says it sold a record 3.3 million songs in the first week of release for the latest version of its iTunes music management software. Apple Computer says it sold a record 3.3 million songs in the first week of release for the latest ...

  5. Napster Links Up With U.K.'s Dixons

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. subsidiary of online music service Napster has struck an exclusive retail-promotion deal with London-based Dixons Group, Europe's biggest electronics retail chain. The U.K. subsidiary of online music service Napster has struck an exc ...

  6. Napster Links Up With U.K.'s Dixons

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. subsidiary of online music service Napster has struck an exclusive retail-promotion deal with London-based Dixons Group, Europe's biggest electronics retail chain. The U.K. subsidiary of online music service Napster has struck an exc ...

  7. AIM Pacts With Yahoo!'s Launch Music Service

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Launch Europe, Yahoo!'s online music-service, has completed a framework deal with London-based independent labels trade assn. AIM. Launch Europe, Yahoo!'s online music-service, has completed a framework deal with London-based independent ...

  8. AIM Pacts With Yahoo!'s Launch Music Service

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Launch Europe, Yahoo!'s online music-service, has completed a framework deal with London-based independent labels trade assn. AIM. Launch Europe, Yahoo!'s online music-service, has completed a framework deal with London-based independent ...

  9. Canada To Get Local Version Of Napster

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This summer, the Napster 2.0 digital-music service will become the first on-demand subscription service available to Canadian music consumers. Napster, a division of Roxio, Inc., will offer Canadian c This summer, the Napster 2.0 digital-music ser ...

  10. Blender Names Assoc. Publisher

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mag is No. 4 consumer music publication. Blender magazine has named Eric Simon associate publisher. He was director of business development at Blender parent company Dennis Publishing. In his new position, New York-based Simon reports to Dennis ex ...

  11. Microsoft Going Portable With Streaming Music

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft said today that the next version of its digital rights management technology will allow subscription music to be transferred to portable devices. Up to now, subscription music has been tethe Microsoft said today that the next version of ...

  12. Retail Track

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christman's column. Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christ ...

  13. Retail Track

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christman's column. Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christ ...

  14. Retail Track

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christman's column. Recent changes in the JumpStart program increase retailers' margin of acceptance--and profits. Read Ed Christ ...

  15. Real Says Digital Revenue Up

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Real Networks says it generated more than $12.3 million in digital music revenue in the first quarter of this year -- a 55% increase over the $7.9 million it generated in the fourth quarter of 2003. Real Networks says it generated more than $12.3 ...

  16. Real Says Digital Revenue Up

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Real Networks says it generated more than $12.3 million in digital-music revenue in the first quarter of this year -- a 55% increase over the $7.9 million it generated in the fourth quarter of 2003. Real Networks says it generated more than $12.3 ...

  17. Apple: iTunes Store Has Sold 70 Million

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer sold over 70 million songs through the iTunes Music Store in its first year. The company, which today (April 28) marks the one-year anniversary of the music store's launch on the Mac OS Apple Computer sold over 70 million songs ...

  18. Warner Music Poland MD Exits

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Poland (WMP) managing director Jacek Jaglowski is to leave the company. Jaglowski was promoted to that role from deputy managing director in 2001. Warner Music Poland (WMP) managing director Jacek Jaglowski is to leave the company. Ja ...

  19. Cflix Going To Yale With MusicNet

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MusicNet and Cflix announced today (April 27) the launch of Ctrax, a legal online music service that will sell low-priced downloads to college students. Available immediately in a testing phase at Yal MusicNet and Cflix announced today (April 27) ...

  20. Legal Matters

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft settles a class action with the state of Minnesota over pricing for its Windows operating system. Read Samantha Chang's column. Microsoft settles a class action with the state of Minnesota over pricing for its Windows operating syst ...

  21. Napster Investors Face The Music

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster has been reborn as a legal online music service, but the ghost of its former renegade song-swap self is trailing about $17 billion of legal baggage. On April 27, music labels and publishers wi Napster has been reborn as a legal online musi ...

  22. Napster Investors Face The Music

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster has been reborn as a legal online music service, but the ghost of its former renegade song-swap self is trailing about $17 billion of legal baggage. On April 27, music labels and publishers wi Napster has been reborn as a legal online musi ...

  23. RealNetworks, Heineken Pact For Download Promo

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to introduce more users to its online music store, Seattle-based RealNetworks has partnered with Heineken USA to offer free music downloads. Starting May 1, selected 12-packs of Heineken In an effort to introduce more users to its onl ...

  24. RealNetworks, Heineken Pact For Download Promo

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to introduce more users to its online music store, Seattle-based RealNetworks has partnered with Heineken USA to offer free music downloads. Starting May 1, selected 12-packs of Heineken In an effort to introduce more users to its onl ...

  25. CNR Licenses Lightfoot's "Harmony" For Europe

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Netherlands-based independent label CNR International has inked a licensing deal to release Gordon Lightfoot's new album "Harmony" on May 10 across Europe. CNR's European distribution is handled by a Netherlands-based independe ...

  26. Apple Rebuffs Online Music Alliance

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer apparently doesn't want to sing the same tune as its Internet music rival RealNetworks. Seattle-based RealNetworks says that Apple chairman Steve Jobs has rebuffed <A HREF="http://www.b Apple Computer apparently doesn&# ...

  27. Report: RealNetworks' Glaser Wants Digital Alliance

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks is lobbying Apple Computer to join forces against Microsoft in the digital-music market, according to a published report. RealNetworks is lobbying Apple Computer to join forces against Microsoft in the digital-music market, according ...

  28. This Week's Players & Practices

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest dream makers and deal breakers for this week. - J. Walter Thompson has launched a new branded-entertainment practice. The group, Amplify , results from a merger of JWT's Brand Entertainment Group and Hill & Knowlton's Show ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Universal Motown, Atari Link For Promotion

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Campaign pushes new act Dropbox, 'Transformers' Campaign pushes new act Dropbox, 'Transformers' News ...

  32. Universal Motown, Atari Link For Promotion

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atari and Universal Motown Records Group have announced a joint marketing deal. Atari and Universal Motown Records Group have announced a joint marketing deal. ReAlign/Universal rock act Dropbox -- whose self-titled album bows tomorrow (April 13) ...

  33. Universal Motown, Atari Link For Promotion

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atari and Universal Motown Records Group have announced a joint marketing deal. Atari and Universal Motown Records Group have announced a joint marketing deal. ReAlign/Universal rock act Dropbox -- whose self-titled album bows tomorrow (April 13) ...

  34. EU Commission Pauses Sony/BMG Investigation

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More information sought; no new deadline set. More information sought; no new deadline set. News ...

  35. Sweet Marketing Deal For Thalía, Hershey

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer to boost chocolatier's Hispanic presence. Singer to boost chocolatier's Hispanic presence. News ...

  36. RealNetworks Prepares European Rhapsody Launch

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet media company RealNetworks is preparing to launch its online music service Rhapsody in Europe within the next year, its chief executive revealed yesterday (April 8). Internet media company RealNetworks is preparing to launch its online mu ...

  37. RealNetworks Prepares European Rhapsody Launch

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet media company RealNetworks is preparing to launch its online music service Rhapsody in Europe within the next year, its chief executive revealed yesterday (April 8). Internet media company RealNetworks is preparing to launch its online mu ...

  38. Avid Expanding Operations In Asia

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avid Technology, a digital media company for video, audio, games and broadcast professionals, has expanded its North Asia operations, based in Hong Kong. Avid Technology, a digital media company for video, audio, games and broadcast professionals, ...

  39. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  40. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  41. Napster's Gorog to Deliver Dublin Keynote

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Event will discuss industry opportunities. Napster chairman CEO Chris Gorog will deliver the keynote speech for the "Creative Financing and Music" seminar April 20 in Dublin. He will use the platform to address government officials and b ...

  42. U.K.'s Wippit To Roll Out Into U.S., Europe

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wippit, the U.K.-based legitimate digital-music service, is planning to expand into new territories, including the United States, Germany, Spain and Sweden, Billboard.biz has learned. Wippit, the U.K.-based legitimate digital-music service, is pla ...

  43. U.K.'s Wippit To Roll Out Into U.S., Europe

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wippit, the U.K.-based legitimate digital-music service, is planning to expand into new territories, including the United States, Germany, Spain and Sweden, Billboard.biz has learned. Wippit, the U.K.-based legitimate digital-music service, is pla ...

  44. Steinberg, Yamaha Team For Studio Connections

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Yamaha, the musical instrument/pro audio equipment manufacturer, and production software developer Steinberg have formed an alliance, Studio Connections. The project was announced yesterday (March 31) Yamaha, the musical instrument/pro audio equip ...

  45. ASCAP Signs On To FastTrack Alliance

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international alliance of performing rights groups. FastTrack operates a digital network of copyrights, with the aim of facilitating international licensing and royalty ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international al ...

  46. Microsoft Seen Appealing EU Ruling

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Microsoft is expected to appeal last week's decision by the European Union to fine the software giant a record $610 million for alleged antitrust violations. BRUSSELS--Microsoft is expected to appeal last week's decision by the European ...

  47. Napster Hires J Records' Santosuosso

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster has named Michelle Santosuosso VP of artist and label relations. Napster has named Michelle Santosuosso VP of artist and label relations. Santosuosso will manage Napster's label and artist relationships and will oversee NapsterLive, t ...

  48. IFPI To Unveil New Action Against Online Piracy

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Conference scheduled for tomorrow (March 30). Conference scheduled for tomorrow (March 30). News ...

  49. Wal-Mart Bows 88-Cent Download Store

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wal-Mart today (March 23) formally launched its online download store. The service, which has been quietly live since December, makes its official bow at Walmart.com with 300,000 songs, including excl Wal-Mart today (March 23) formally launched it ...

  50. 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 ...

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