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  1. Hacker Opens iPhone To T-Mobile

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of the bigger complaints about Apple's iPhone -- AT&T's network -- has been solved to a degree by a New Jersey teenager. The 17-year-old hacker managed to unlock the device so that it can work with T-Mobile's network, the on ...

  2. Van Halen Tour Kicking Off In Late September

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee Roth will kick off Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., and run through Dec. 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets for the trek, announced today at a Los Angeles media gathering ...

  3. AT&T, eMusic Partner On Full-Song Mobile Downloads

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Wireless unveiled its first over-the-air, full-song music download service today (July 31) through a partnership with eMusic. Unlike rival wireless operators Sprint and Verizon, AT&T is not launching its own branded services, keeping ...

  4. Elton John To Open Sprint Center

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John and his band have been confirmed to launch the new 18,000-seat-plus Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 13. Tickets for the grand opening concert go on sale Aug. 6. Also booked at the $276 million Sprint Center, the centerpiece o ...

  5. Amp'd Shutting Service, Virgin Mobile Preps IPO

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two wireless operators shared a similar business plan. One is preparing for a lucrative IPO, the other has gone bankrupt and is selling off assets. Bad news first. Amp'd Mobile is planning to shut down its service Tuesday. The company, which ...

  6. Canadian Wireless Operator Preps Download Service

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canadian wireless operator MTS Allstream is launching a full-song music download service with technology provider Groove Mobile, the same company behind the Sprint Music Store. The Allstream service includes the IODA Free Track Chart, which offers ...

  7. Plugged And Unplugged

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: This was one of those rare weeks that there were more "best of" contenders than "worst of." Atlantic Record's deal with Sprint to subsidize music distributed on P2P networks, Rhapsody's new search-by-lyrics f ...

  8. Nielsen Soundscan To Use Groove Mobile Data

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Soundscan will begin incorporating global sales of mobile music downloads in the data used to create Billboard's various music charts, under a deal with Groove Mobile. Groove Mobile provides the technology behind the music download se ...

  9. Sprint, Atlantic Records Team For P2P Promotion

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint and Atlantic Records are reportedly joining forces to distribute music on pirate P2P networks in a unique mix of advertising and distribution. According to the New York Post , Atlantic will flood various P2P networks with ...

  10. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Can anybody give AT&T a little love? I spend most of the last week doing countless interviews with the press who wanted to know how the iPhone was going to affect the music industry. My answer remains the same -- it won't. Not at ...

  11. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Anybody read Doonesbury this week? The comic strip is taking on the music industry's problems. If you're behind on the plot, check it out from the beginning at the main Doonesbury site on Slate.com . In it, occasional character ...

  12. Pandora Expands Footprint

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Pandora online music recommendation service may feel threatened by the new Internet radio royalty rates, but that hasn't stopped the company from expanding into new channels. For the first time, Pandora will be available on mobile phones ...

  13. NARM Coverage: Mobile Carriers, Retailers Discuss Opportunities

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The mobile space is probably two or three years away from having a significant impact on brick-and-mortar music retailers, panelists at the NARM convention in Chicago determined on a Tuesday (May 1) afternoon panel. Muze chairman Bill Stensrud com ...

  14. Industry Moves To Cash In On Latin Mobile Surge

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With Latin mobile entertainment use outpacing that of the mainstream market, wireless aggregators, labels and artists are all looking to cash in on a surging, fragmented Latin market. The parties discussed the opportunities and challenges in the s ...

  15. Digital Distribution Bright Spot For Latin Acts

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though digital distribution has proven to be a boon for unsigned and indie artists, panelists at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami revealed it's not merely a shortcut around the label system. Nielsen SoundScan figures presented by ...

  16. Japan's KDDI Plans U.S. Launch

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Japanese wireless operator KDDI is planning to launch service in the U.S. The company will lease Sprint's network to offer its service to Japanese residents of the U.S., and later offer prepaid services for visiting tourists, according to a J ...

  17. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Sprint's move to lower its per-track price for full tracks downloaded over-the-air is a bold and much-needed move to kick start the mobile music market. Sure it was selling a decent amount of songs before, but let's face it —acq ...

  18. Sprint Slashes Music Prices

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first mobile operator to launch a full-song wireless music download service is now also the first to slash prices. Sprint announced at the CTIA Wireless 2007 event that it will drop the price of full-song downloads to 99 cents, from $2.50, sta ...

  19. MTV Tr3s Goes Mobile

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bilingual entertainment channel MTV Tr3s has launched a mobile platform, MTV Tr3s Mobile, that carries key aspects of its Latino-youth focused programming to cell phones. The original content includes ringtones and artist interviews from flagship ...

  20. Helio Launches New Mobile Service

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Yet another wireless operator has launched an over-the-air full-song music download service. This time it's Helio, a startup carrier that went live only last year, which says its mobile music service will be the "corner record shop" ...

  21. Warner Music Group, MobiTV Pact For Artist Channels

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group and MobiTV have teamed to create artist-specific mobile TV channels for MobiTV's network. WMG artists like Linkin Park will have personally branded MobiTV channels, featuring music videos, original video both filmed by and ...

  22. Groove Mobile Powers 3U.K.'s Music Offering

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST G service preps for 'bigger push.' The music service operated by 3U.K., Britain's pioneering 3G (third-generation) network, is now being powered by U.S.-based Groove Mobile. Groove Mobile replaces French-originated service provider ...

  23. Groove Mobile Powers 3U.K.'s Music Offering

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The music service operated by 3U.K., Britain's pioneering 3G (third-generation) network, is now being powered by U.S.-based Groove Mobile. Groove Mobile replaces French-originated service provider Mus The music service operated by 3U.K., Brit ...

  24. Groove Mobile Powers 3U.K.'s Music Offering

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The music service operated by 3U.K., Britain's pioneering 3G (third-generation) network, is now being powered by U.S.-based Groove Mobile. Groove Mobile replaces French-originated service provider Mus The music service operated by 3U.K., Brit ...

  25. Cingular Unveils Mobile Music Strategy

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST On Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless will become the first U.S. operator to provide mobile access to online digital music services such as Napster, eMusic and Yahoo Music. Unlike rivals Sprint and Verizon Wi On Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless will become the fi ...

  26. Cingular To Partner With Digital Services

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mobile operator Cingular Wireless is about to unveil its mobile music strategy, the details of which are expected tomorrow (Nov. 2). Unlike competitors Sprint and Verizon Wireless, who have built the Mobile operator Cingular Wireless is about to u ...

  27. WMG, Virgin Mobile USA Enter Pact

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has licensed hundreds of tracks to be sold as "alert tones" for Virgin Mobile USA. Virgin is marketing the service as "text tones" to be played when their subscribers receive a new Warner Music Group has lice ...

  28. UMG, MTV Strike Mobile Video Deal

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and MTV Networks have entered into a wide-reaching licensing deal for mobile video content, sources familiar with the situation revealed Monday (Sept. 11) at the Billboard MECCA Universal Music Group (UMG) and MTV Networks ha ...

  29. Sprint Unveils New Promos, Features

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mobile provider launches music recommendation feature. In a move that signals increased experimentation with bundled sales offers and discounts, Sprint Music Store users who buy two songs can get a third song for free as part of a of a limited tim ...

  30. Sprint, mSpot Launch Sprint Radio

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sub service features streaming radio, video. MSpot is now providing the content, client application, technology infrastructure and operations for Sprint Radio, a new service just unveiled by the cellular giant. Before joining forces to provide the ...

  31. Napster Launches Cell Phone Service

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Napster has launched its new cell phone music service, Napster Mobile, with its initial distribution partner, southeastern regional carrier SunCom Wireless. It is the first mobile music download servi Napster has launched its new cell phone music ...

  32. UMG Preps '30303' Mobile Initiative

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offering aims to simplfy access to mobile content. Universal Music Group has teamed with Motricity to offer simplfied access to mobile content such as music, mastertones and photos. Consumers will text artist related keywords to "30303" ...

  33. Napster Readies Mobile Download Service

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will launch with 2 million tracks available. During Napster's first quarter earnings call Aug. 3, the company's CEO, Chris Gorog, revealed that its full song mobile music download service will go live next week with southeastern regional ...

  34. Sprint's Reddick To Open Billboard MECCA Fall 2006

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to take place Sept. 11 in Los Angeles. Billboard revealed today (July 24) that Paul Reddick, Sprint’s VP of business development and product innovation, will be the opening keynote speaker for the Billboard MECCA Fall 2006 conference. The mo ...

  35. Sprint Launching Interscope Music Series

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sprint and Interscope Records will launch a mobile music series June 23 with Vagrant/Interscope artist Dashboard Confessional. The promotion—available to PCS Vision and Power Vision subscribers—wi Sprint and Interscope Records will launch a mobile ...

  36. Billy Bragg Vs. MySpace

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musician raises issue with site's terms. Musician haven MySpace has come under fire by British songwriter Billy Bragg over some confusion with the social networking site’s terms of service statement. Last month, Bragg removed all music from h ...

  37. Mobile Service Aimed At Tech-savvy Launches

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Includes a wireless version of MySpace. Helio, the new mobile service jointly developed by the founders of Earthlink and Korea’s SK Telekom, is now live. Using airtime rented from Sprint, Helio aims to attract young, tech-savvy youngsters though a ...

  38. Pricing Debated At Billboard Latin Music Conf

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CD cost a bigger issue than downloading. The price of the CD and how Apple's iTunes store have affected the perceived value of music inspired a passionate discussion today (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Mia ...

  39. Latin Execs Debate CD Pricing

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The price of the CD and how Apple's iTunes store have affected the perceived value of music inspired a passionate discussion today (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Mi The price of the CD and how Apple ...

  40. Int'l Music Feed Expands Reach With Sprint Deal

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mobile operator to offer the video channel. Universal Music Group is expanding its International Music Feed music video pay TV network onto wireless via a deal with mobile operator Sprint. According to the agreement, Sprint will make the 24-hour m ...

  41. ABBA Rings Up Realtones Deal

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available as master ringtones for the first time. Working with executives at Universal Music Sweden and Universal Music Mobile, the group’s primary songwri Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available ...

  42. ABBA Rings Up Realtones Deal

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Original hits approved as master ringtones. Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available as master ringtones for the first time. Working with executives at Universal Music Sweden and Universal Music Mobile, the group’s primary songwriters Be ...

  43. UMG Readies New Short Messaging Service

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled to launch in May. Universal Music Group plans to sell ringtones and other mobile music products via a new premium short-message service (SMS) starting next month. Rio Caraeff VP/GM for Universal Music Mobile says the offering will allow ...

  44. Pearl Jam Gets Intimate For London Show

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will play its first U.K. show in six years on April 20, when it will drop by the 1,600-capacity Astoria. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 31) in the United Kingdom; a limited amount of tic Pearl Jam will play its first U.K. show in six ...

  45. Sprint, Verizon Roll Out Exclusives

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Shakira, T.I. content used to highlight services. The battle of the wireless music services is heating up, with Sprint and Verizon Wireless introducing hot music exclusives to draw attention to their respective offerings. Verizon Wireless and Lati ...

  46. Sprint's Wireless Music Service Makes Gains

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Recently averaging 250,000 songs per week. Sprint’s full-song wireless music download service seems to be getting some momentum, recently reporting a weekly download average of 250,000 songs. According to financial analyst Rich Greenfield of Pali ...

  47. MTV, Fox Bow Mobile Entertainment Services

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks and News Corp's Fox Mobile Entertainment have unveiled their latest mobile content services as part of their ongoing efforts to appeal to wireless customers. MTV Networks and News Corp's Fox Mobile Entertainment have unveile ...

  48. Napster Mobile Available In U.S. Soon

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Service coming via SunCom Wireless. Napster’s mobile music service, created in partnership with Ericsson, will soon be available in the U.S., through a small wireless carrier called SunCom Wireless. The service allows users to buy full-song music ...

  49. Boost Mobile Launches Ringback Tone Service

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Service similar to offerings from T-Mobile, Verizon. Boost Mobile, a wireless operator subsidiary of Sprint-Nextel focused on the youth market, has launched a ringback tone service called Boost Call Tones. Like other ringback tone offerings from T ...

  50. SST To Offer Catalog Through The Orchard

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download for the first time through a distribution deal with The Orchard. Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download fo ...

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