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  1. UMG Licenses Over 1,100 Videos To MobiTV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mobile provider introduces four new channels. Universal Music Group has licensed more than 1,100 music videos to mobile video provider MobiTV, which has introduced four new mobile music TV channels to its service. The four channels include The Mic ...

  2. Warner Music Group Signs On With iRadio

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second major label to back service. Warner Music Group has signed on with Motorola’s fledgling iRadio, a service that allows subscribers to access over 400 channels of commercial free music and talk programming from their cell phone. WMG is now th ...

  3. Comcast To Offer Bon Jovi Tour Content

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exclusive content accessible online or on demand. Cable operator Comcast is teaming with Bon Jovi to offer its subscribers exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the band’s “Sprint Presents Have a Nice Day Tour.” Available content includes backs ...

  4. Bell Canada Launches Mobile Music Store

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Carrier charging $2.58 per full-song download. Bell Canada has introduced a full-song download mobile music store, becoming the second Canadian operator to do so this year. Groove Mobile, the same provider behind the recently launched Sprint mobil ...

  5. Motorola's iRadio To Feature UMG Country Stars

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service expected to launch in Q1 2006. As the result of a deal announced in early October with Universal Music Group (UMG), Motorola’s forthcoming cell phone-based iRadio service will feature channels fashioned around UMG country artists, includin ...

  6. Rolling Stones To Perform At Super Bowl

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST NFL finale to take palce Feb. 5 at Detroit's Ford Field. The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" world tour just got a bit bigger. The legendary rock group is confirmed to perform during halftime at the 40th anniversary of the NFL ...

  7. Sprint Launches First Wireless Download Service

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST As previously reported by Billboard, wireless operator Sprint has launched the first U.S. digital music store that lets customers download full songs to their mobile phones. The Sprint Music Store all As previously reported by Billboard, wireless ...

  8. RealNetworks Launches Mobile Radio

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Service limited to Sprint's Vision multimedia phones. Service limited to Sprint's Vision multimedia phones. News ...

  9. Sprint, Sirius Launch Wireless Radio Service

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint has launched a wireless radio service in partnership with Sirius Satellite Radio. Called Sirius Music, the service gives Sprint subscribers access to 20 commercial-free channe Wireless operator Sprint has launched a wirele ...

  10. Podcasts Go Mobile

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pod2Mob, Melodeo offer new services. Podcasting is going mobile, with two companies introducing new services that support the podcast format on wireless phones. Pod2Mob launched a podcast streaming service as a beta test with Sprint PCS. Rather th ...

  11. Sprint Nabs Sony BMG, EMI For Wireless Service

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG and EMI Music Group have agreed to license their music for Sprint PCS' upcoming wireless music download service, a source close to the situation tells Billboard.biz. Sony BMG and EMI Music Group have agreed to license their music for ...

  12. Bliptones Brings Indies To Mobile Market

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 200 ringtones available. Independent music is going mobile with the launch of Bliptones, an indie-only online ringtone store. Digital music distribution firm Digital Rights Agency is providing the content, with technology provided by Xin ...

  13. Amp'd Mobile Raises $67 Million In Funding

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group among the investors. Amp'd Mobile said on it raised about $60 million in funding from investors including Vivendi's Universal Music Group and three venture capital funds to set up a U.S. mobile telephone service. Pr ...

  14. On The Horizon: Cell Phone Satcasting

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sirius, Sprint form alliance. Sirius Satellite Radio made a bold move toward cell phone integration with an alliance that will provide some of the satcaster's programming for Sprint PCS Vision customers. Details are still being ironed out bet ...

  15. Cell Phone Is Newest Star On Touring Circuit

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 40 radio station WHTZ (Z100) New York rounded up some of the format's biggest stars for its annual Zootopia concert May 22 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. But the real s Top 40 radio station WHTZ (Z100) New York ...

  16. The Orchard, Shanachie Shake On Exclusive Deal

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers worldwide distribution, marketing. The Orchard has inked an exclusive worldwide digital distribution and marketing deal with Shanachie Entertainment, Billboard has learned. The Orchard will distribute Shanachie’s catalog through online ...

  17. Sprint PCS Introduces Video Ringtones

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sprint PCS has launched a service that integrates clips of music videos for select master ringtones. Subscribers who download a video ringtone will hear the master recording clip and will view the mus LOS ANGELES -- Sprint PCS has launched a servi ...

  18. Sprint Introduces Video Ringtones

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner agrees to license clips. Sprint PCS has launched a service that integrates clips of music videos for select master ringtones. Subscribers who download a video ringtone will hear the master recording clip and will view the music video at the ...

  19. Dimensional Bows Mobile Unit

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing assets and other digital distribution businesses. NEW YORK -- Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its musi ...

  20. Dimensional Bows Mobile Unit

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing assets and other digital distribution businesses. Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing ...

  21. Dimensional Bows Mobile Unit

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing assets and other digital distribution businesses. Dimensional Associates is launching a mobile entertainment unit to complement its music publishing ...

  22. RealNetworks, Comcast Extend Ties With RadioPlus

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has expanded its online music distribution agreement with cable Internet service provider Comcast. The move extends RealNetworks' Rhapsody RadioPlus service to customers of Comcast's high RealNetworks has expanded its online ...

  23. Zingy Inks Kanye, Aaliyah Ringtone Deals

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile content provider Zingy has struck exclusive licensing agreements with Kanye West and the estate of Aaliyah to offer unique ringtones, wallpaper images and other content to mobile phones. Mobile content provider Zingy has struck exclusive li ...

  24. BlingTones Inks Producers For Original Ringtones

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mobile content provider BlingTones has launched a wireless-only "label" for the creation of custom ringtones. Mobile content provider BlingTones has launched a wireless-only "label" for the creation of custom ringtones. The com ...

  25. Music Choice, Sprint Team For Phone Streams

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music Choice and Sprint are launching a music service that allows mobile phone users to view short videoclips and listen to radio-like programming on their handsets. Music Choice and Sprint are launching a music service that allows mobile phone us ...

  26. Music Choice, Sprint Team For Phone Streams

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music Choice and Sprint are launching a music service that allows mobile phone users to view short videoclips and listen to radio-like programming on their handsets. Music Choice and Sprint are launching a music service that allows mobile phone us ...

  27. T-Mobile Bows 'Caller Tunes' Ringbacks In U.S.

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST T-Mobile today (Dec. 8) became the first U.S. wireless carrier to introduce ringback tones to its entire subscriber base. T-Mobile today (Dec. 8) became the first U.S. wireless carrier to introduce ringback tones to its entire subscriber base. Bra ...

  28. Korea's WiderThan Buys Ztango

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WiderThan, the Korea-based mobile Internet service provider, has acquired Reston, Va.-based content provider Ztango. WiderThan says the deal will enable it to bring wireless services such as ringback SAN FRANCISCO -- WiderThan, the Korea-based mob ...

  29. Fuse, AG Interactive Link

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal will create wireless services. The Fuse music network and AG Interactive, the new-media subsidiary of American Greetings Corp., are joining forces to market interactive music programming via wireless. The partnership will eventually allow Fus ...

  30. Korea's WiderThan Buys Ztango

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WiderThan, the Korea-based mobile Internet service provider, has acquired Reston, Va.-based content provider Ztango. WiderThan says the deal will enable it to bring wireless services such as ringback WiderThan, the Korea-based mobile Internet serv ...

  31. Sprint Widens Mastertone Offerings

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sprint PCS is adding a new category of hip-hop master ringtones to its menu of mobile content. Among the artists involved in the "Blingtones" offering are Rockwilder, Souldiggaz, Hi-Tek, Jay Dee and D Sprint PCS is adding a new category ...

  32. Madonna Website To Offer Mobile Content

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna and m-Qube have made it possible for the star's North American fans to download polyphonic ring tones and other licensed mobile content from her official Web site, across most major carriers a Madonna and m-Qube have made it possible ...

  33. Madonna Website To Offer Mobile Content

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna and m-Qube have made it possible for the star's North American fans to download polyphonic ring tones and other licensed mobile content from her official Web site, across most major carriers a Madonna and m-Qube have made it possible ...

  34. Zingy Gets 50 Cent In Mobile-Content Deal

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mobile media company Zingy has inked a distribution deal with 50 Cent. Zingy will now be the exclusive worldwide distributor of ringtones, ringback tones and voicemail greetings featuring the rapper. Mobile media company Zingy has inked a distribu ...

  35. Zingy Gets 50 Cent In Mobile-Content Deal

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mobile media company Zingy has inked a distribution deal with 50 Cent. Zingy will now be the exclusive worldwide distributor of ringtones, ringback tones and voicemail greetings featuring the rapper. Mobile media company Zingy has inked a distribu ...

  36. Telemundo Content To Hit Cell Phones

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Programming from Spanish-language network Telemundo will soon be available via cellphone thanks to an agreement with Versaly Entertainment, a wireless new-media company. Programming from Spanish-language network Telemundo will soon be available vi ...

  37. Telemundo Content To Hit Cell Phones

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Programming from Spanish-language network Telemundo will soon be available via cellphone thanks to an agreement with Versaly Entertainment, a wireless new-media company. Programming from Spanish-language network Telemundo will soon be available vi ...

  38. Digital Rights Agency Links With Navarre

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital Rights Agency, a digital distributor of independent-label content to music services like iTunes and Napster, has inked a three-year deal to handle more than 10,000 tracks from Navarre Corp. Digital Rights Agency, a digital distributor of i ...

  39. Canadian ISPs Win Court Ruling Over Royalties

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music industry for files downloaded by their customers, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 30. TORONTO -- Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music ind ...

  40. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  41. Xingtone Gets Financing From Siemens

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Funds will aid development, growth. Xingtone, a controversial player in the rapidly emerging ringtone industry, just got a shot in the arm. The Los Angeles-based company secured a first round of institutional financing yesterday (June 8) from Siem ...

  42. Baldur's Gate Coming To Wireless Phones

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Role-playing game among first to hit mobile market. Mobile entertainment developer and publisher Sorrent Inc. is bringing Atari's "Baldur's Gate" franchise to wireless phones. The Dungeons & Dragons game has sold more than ...

  43. Baldur's Gate Coming To Wireless Phones

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Role-playing game among first to hit mobile market. Mobile entertainment developer and publisher Sorrent Inc. is bringing Atari's "Baldur's Gate" franchise to wireless phones. The Dungeons & Dragons game has sold more than ...

  44. Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the wireless music market evolves in the United States, deal-making abounds among labels, handset makers, cell phone companies and entertainment companies targeting the space. NEW YORK--As the wireless music market evolves in the United States, ...

  45. Sprint, BMG Ink Master-Tones Deal

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG has cut a master-tone ringtone deal with Sprint. Music from BMG acts including Britney Spears, Maroon 5, 3 Days Grace, the Strokes, Kenny Chesney and Pink will be available as ringtones for $2.50 BMG has cut a master-tone ringtone deal with Sp ...

  46. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...

  47. Xingtone, Artemis Forge Distribution Deal

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Under the agreement, a free copy of X ...

  48. Xingtone, Artemis Forge Distribution Deal

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Xingtone, a developer of ringtone-creation software, has inked a distribution deal with Artemis Records. Under the agreement, a free copy of X ...

  49. Sony Corp. Unveils Personalized Mobile Radio

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio" service to mobile phones that consumers can tailor to their own tastes. Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio&q ...

  50. Sony Corp. Unveils Personalized Mobile Radio

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio" service to mobile phones that consumers can tailor to their own tastes. Sony Corp. said today (March 17) it would launch the first "personalized radio&q ...

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