Software

  1. EC To Set Antitrust Sanctions Vs. Microsoft This Week

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the European Union's executive authority, this week will announce antitrust sanctions against Microsoft, as well as confirm fines totaling up to $300 million. BRUSSELS--The European Commission, the European Union' ...

  2. Napster U.K. Names Jeff Smith As Programming Chief

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster has hired Jeff Smith, one of the most experienced programmers in British radio, to bolster its new U.K. operation. Napster has hired Jeff Smith, one of the most experienced programmers in British radio, to bolster its new U.K. operation. S ...

  3. Napster U.K. Names Jeff Smith As Programming Chief

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster has hired Jeff Smith, one of the most experienced programmers in British radio, to bolster its new U.K. operation. Napster has hired Jeff Smith, one of the most experienced programmers in British radio, to bolster its new U.K. operation. S ...

  4. U.K.'s Mean Fiddler Unveils Digital Ambitions

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Download Deals with WMI, BMG and V2 in place. Download Deals with WMI, BMG and V2 in place. News ...

  5. AOL To Add Advertising To Its Dial-Up Radio Streams

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Spots to play on Netscape and AOL's dial-up service. Spots to play on Netscape and AOL's dial-up service. News ...

  6. AOL To Add Advertising To Its Dial-Up Radio Streams

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST AOL says it plans to begin selling advertising on its streaming radio channels. The company has inked a deal to have Ronning Lipset Radio sell spots on radio channels featured on Netscape and AOL's di AOL says it plans to begin selling advert ...

  7. Platinum Star: Hayley Westenra

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The New Zealand-based teen vocalist is making bold commercial strides as a classical crossover artist. The New Zealand-based teen vocalist is making bold commercial strides as a classical crossover artist. News ...

  8. Microsoft Unveils Download Service

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its music download service today (March 18) to about 100 indie label executives at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The software giant's offering Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its m ...

  9. EMI, Napster Support Microsoft Device In Europe

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI and Napster have signed on as the first music companies to support Microsoft Corp.'s new Portable Media Center (PMC) in Europe, details of which were unveiled today (March 18) during the CeBIT tec EMI and Napster have signed on as the fir ...

  10. Apple Hits 50-Million Benchmark On iTunes

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple says it has sold more than 50 million songs through the iTunes Music Store since its bow last April. The digital-music service reached the milestone last Thursday (March 11). Apple says it has sold more than 50 million songs through the iTun ...

  11. Retail Track

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to be larger than Apple's or Napster's. MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to ...

  12. Retail Track

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to be larger than Apple's or Napster's. MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to ...

  13. Retail Track

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to be larger than Apple's or Napster's. MusicNet and the Virgin Group launch Virgin Digital, a new cyber store whose catalog is expected to ...

  14. Interplay Sues BattleBorne Over 'Airborne' deal

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Video game publisher Interplay Entertainment Corp. has sued privately held game developer BattleBorne Entertainment Inc. over a deal that Interplay said was improperly terminated. Video game publisher Interplay Entertainment Corp. has sued private ...

  15. Sources: EMI's Narada To Absorb Higher Octave

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music North America is making preparations to fold the Higher Octave label into Narada, sources say. Higher Octave, which was sold by Matt Marshall to EMI more than five years ago, was founded in EMI Music North America is making preparations ...

  16. Napster, IBM Strike Server Deal

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster has inked a deal with IBM that will help universities, ISPs and businesses conserve bandwidth as students, employees and others download and stream digital music. Napster has inked a deal with IBM that will help universities, ISPs and busi ...

  17. RIAA Vet Oppenheim Joins Chicago Law Firm

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Matt Oppenheim has joined Chicago-based law firm Jenner & Block as a partner. Oppenheim was senior VP of business and legal affairs at the RIAA; he will be replaced in that role by Stanley Pierre- Matt Oppenheim has joined Chicago-based la ...

  18. Studio Monitor

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Roland's VS Series of digital audio workstations now feature Massenburg DesignWork's EQ plug-in. Roland's VS Series of digital audio workstations now feature Massenburg DesignWork's EQ plug-in. News ...

  19. Napster Heads To U.K.

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's first official entry point outside North America. Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's ...

  20. Napster Heads To U.K.

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's first official entry point outside North America. Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's ...

  21. Picture This

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Software company 321 Studios was ordered to stop manufacturing and distributing its "DVD X Copy" products Feb. 20, but the company will be appealing the decision. Software company 321 Studios was ordered to stop manufacturing and distrib ...

  22. Record Companies Must Embrace Changing Digital Landscape

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charles Darwin would be proud. Today's harsh music climate is certainly putting his survival-of-the-fittest theory to the test. In this do-or-die atmosphere, artists are increasingly being forced to p Charles Darwin would be proud. Today' ...

  23. Robert Weiss Jumps To Fuse

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-video network Fuse has appointed Robert Weiss to the newly created position of head of programming. He was previously head of East Coast development at VH1. Music-video network Fuse has appointed Robert Weiss to the newly created position of ...

  24. iTunes To Sell Widespread Panic Gigs As Downloads

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, iTunes Music Store is selling an entire live concert as a single download. The promotion -- which will kick off and be announced tomorrow (Feb. 24) -- is for two shows by Widesprea For the first time, iTunes Music Store is sell ...

  25. Napster Downloads Hit 5 Million Mark

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Roxio-owned Napster announced today (Feb. 23) that it has sold more than 5 million downloads for its PC-based service. Napster, which launched in its current form in October 2003, says it expects to g Roxio-owned Napster announced today (Feb. 23) ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 100,000 Orders Placed For iPod Mini

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer Inc. said today (Feb. 18) that it has received 100,000 orders for its iPod mini digital music player, which goes on sale Friday at Apple's retail outlets, its online store and through r Apple Computer Inc. said today (Feb. 18) ...

  28. 100,000 Orders Placed For iPod Mini

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer Inc. said today (Feb. 18) that it has received 100,000 orders for its iPod mini digital music player, which goes on sale Friday at Apple's retail outlets, its online store and through r Apple Computer Inc. said today (Feb. 18) ...

  29. Yahoo!'s Live@Launch Enters Europe

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A German version of Live@Launch, which offers on-demand live performances and artist interviews through Yahoo!'s Launch service, kicks off today (Feb. 13). A German version of Live@Launch, which offers on-demand live performances and artist i ...

  30. Yahoo!'s Live@Launch Enters Europe

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A German version of Live@Launch, which offers on-demand live performances and artist interviews through Yahoo!'s Launch service, kicks off today (Feb. 13). A German version of Live@Launch, which offers on-demand live performances and artist i ...

  31. Billboard Launches Entertainment Law Weekly

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Entertainment Law Weekly is your new source for information on the legal and regulatory landscape. Each issue contains a news update, a government report, a global report, a roundup of personnel c The Entertainment Law Weekly is your new sourc ...

  32. Fuse Links With New York's WQHT

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music video network Fuse has joined forces with mainstream R&B radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New York for a yearlong programming partnership. Music video network Fuse has joined forces with mainstream R&B radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New ...

  33. Napster, Buy.com To Bundle West Debut With Bonus

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Consumers who buy Kanye West's solo debut, "The College Dropout" as a full-album download through Napster or Buy.com will receive access to special video content as a bonus. The album is due Tuesday ( Consumers who buy Kanye West� ...

  34. Napster, Buy.com To Bundle West Debut With Bonus

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Consumers who buy Kanye West's solo debut, "The College Dropout" as a full-album download through Napster or Buy.com will receive access to special video content as a bonus. The album is due Tuesday ( Consumers who buy Kanye West� ...

  35. Univ. Of Rochester Students Get Napster Subscription

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The University of Rochester pact follows a similar agreement struck last year between Napster and Penn State University, and marks the first time a private university has publicly announced a deal wit Napster has inked a distribution deal for its ...

  36. Napster Links With Variety Of Portable Devices

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster has announced integrated support for several new portable music devices. Creative's NOMAD Zen line, the Dell Digital Jukebox and Rio's Cali and Nitrus are all now directly compatible with Naps Napster has announced integrated sup ...

  37. Macrovision Compels Retailer To Destroy 'Enhancers'

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Devices circumvented copy-protection technology. Devices circumvented copy-protection technology. News ...

  38. Napster Prez/COO Bebel Exits

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mike Bebel is leaving his post as president/COO of Napster. He will stay on in a transitional role for a short period. Mike Bebel is leaving his post as president/COO of Napster. He will stay on in a transitional role for a short period. Brad Duea ...

  39. Pepsi/iTunes Ad To Feature P2P Litigants

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pepsi says the ad for its download giveaway promotion with Apple Computer's iTunes -- set to debut at the Super Bowl this Sunday (Feb. 1) -- will feature 16 real-life teenagers who were sued by the re Pepsi says the ad for its download giveaw ...

  40. BuyMusic Links With Beverage Maker

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST BuyMusic.com, the digital music service from by Buy.com founder Scott Blum, has entered into a marketing alliance with South Beach Beverage Co., maker of SoBe drinks. The two will jointly promote a co BuyMusic.com, the digital music service from b ...

  41. MusicMatch Hooks Up Sprite Promotion

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicMatch has entered into a cross-marketing agreement with The Coca-Cola Co. to promote its digital-music service through an alliance with Sprite, the beverage giant's lemon-lime soft drink. MusicMatch has entered into a cross-marketing agr ...

  42. BuyMusic Links With Beverage Maker

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST BuyMusic.com, the digital music service from by Buy.com founder Scott Blum, has entered into a marketing alliance with South Beach Beverage Co., maker of SoBe drinks. The two will jointly promote a co BuyMusic.com, the digital music service from b ...

  43. MusicMatch Hooks Up Sprite Promotion

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicMatch has entered into a cross-marketing agreement with The Coca-Cola Co. to promote its digital-music service through an alliance with Sprite, the beverage giant's lemon-lime soft drink. MusicMatch has entered into a cross-marketing agr ...

  44. Napster, iTunes Headed To Europe

    January 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster and Apple confirmed today (Jan. 24) plans to rollout this year their respective online services to the European market. Napster and Apple confirmed today (Jan. 24) plans to rollout this year their respective online services to the European ...

  45. Napster, iTunes Headed To Europe

    January 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster and Apple confirmed today (Jan. 24) plans to rollout this year their respective online services to the European market. Napster and Apple confirmed today (Jan. 24) plans to rollout this year their respective online services to the European ...

  46. Apple Kicks Off Pepsi-iTunes Promo

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple has launched the giveaway page for its upcoming Pepsi-iTunes promotion, first announced in October. Apple has launched the giveaway page for its upcoming Pepsi-iTunes promotion, first announced in October. The soft-drink company will give aw ...

  47. Apple Kicks Off Pepsi-iTunes Promo

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple has launched the giveaway page for its upcoming Pepsi-iTunes promotion, first announced in October. Apple has launched the giveaway page for its upcoming Pepsi-iTunes promotion, first announced in October. The soft-drink company will give aw ...

  48. Macrovision Giving Downloaders More Freedom

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Macrovision Corp. has released an updated version of its copy-protection technology that allows for limited burning and transferring of secure CD files. Macrovision Corp. has released an updated version of its copy-protection technology that allow ...

  49. IFPI Unveils Online Music Piracy Report

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has published its first comprehensive study on the growth of legal online music services in Europe. The IFPI has published its first comprehensive study on the growth of legal online music services in Europe. The IFPI Online Music Report ...

  50. Norah Sets iTunes Record

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' new single has set a one-day sales record on Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store. "Sunrise"--released to the digital service Jan. 13, the same day as its radio release--sold more than any Norah Jones' new sing ...

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