Subscription business model

  1. Hutchison 3G Austria Launches Download, Subscription Services

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile multi-media provider Hutchison 3G Austria has launched a music store that gives consumers a choice between subscription and download-to-own platforms. The download-to-own store has a catalog of over 3.3 million audio tracks (in MP3 and WMA ...

  2. 6 Questions: Microsoft Exec Chris Stephenson

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Microsoft's Zune music player and subscription service have faced an uphill battle to capture a significant share of the Apple-dominated digital music market. But the company is nothing if not persistent. In an effort to draw more subscribers ...

  3. Napster Hikes Subscription Price

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Subscription music service Napster is raising monthly fees. According to an e-mail sent to subscribers, the non-portable subscription rate will jump 30% from $10 a month to $13 a month. The price change, its first in four years, takes affect Jan. ...

  4. The Who To Launch Subscription Service

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Who will introduce a new subscription service to its thewho.com Web site Nov. 5, offering fans exclusive access to The Who content, ticket pre-sales and other benefits. For $50 a year, subscribing fans can become official “Wholigans” and recei ...

  5. UMG Takes Aim At iTunes

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT More news around the Total Music initiative reportedly led by Universal Music Group. According to BusinessWeek , the label has recruited Sony BMG to its plan to launch a provider-subsidized music service to compete with both iTunes as well as stru ...

  6. Canada's Bell Mobility Launches Subscription Service

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canadian operator Bell Mobility introduced a subscription music service that will let users access all the music they like for a flat monthly fee of $15 Canadian (US $15.23) a month. The subscription service will exist alongside the carrier's ...

  7. Time Warner Kicks Off New Service

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cable operator Time Warner introduced a new music subscription service for its Internet customers called Road Runner Music. MusicNet is the technology and music catalog provider. Like other subscription services, Road Runner Music allows users unl ...

  8. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: NPD Group's Russ Crupnick gave what was probably the most interesting and illuminating presentation at NARM this week, illustrating how the digital availability of music is affecting the music industry. Of all the stats and analysis ...

  9. Majors Pressuring Apple On Subscription Service?

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT More on the rumored Apple subscription music service . The major record labels are believed to be pressuring Apple to add a subscription service tier as part of the renegotiation process for licensing music to the iTunes store. According to a Fina ...

  10. Last.FM Quietly Unveils Subscription

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social networking and Internet radio service Last.fm recently soft-launched a subscription service, according to Wired.com . The ad-free subscription service costs $3/month and offers more interactivity. A "full-fledged" subs ...

  11. Napster Says Results Should Beat Forecast

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Napster Inc. said on Tuesday its quarterly results should exceed its prior outlook, helped by the integration of more than 225,000 AOL Music Now paid subscribers into its service. The news saw shares move up more than 7 percen ...

  12. Report: Digital Music Spending To Hit $2.5B By 2011

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Consumer spending on digital music will reach $2.5 billion in the U.S. by 2011 , according to a new forecast from JupiterResearch. The analyst firm expects a 16% compounded annual growth rate over the next five years for a la carte downloads, whil ...

  13. EMI Music Publishing Inks Deal With Qtrax

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Major's recorded music division signed similar deal. EMI Music Publishing has inked a deal to license its content to Qtrax, a legal peer-to-peer music network in development from Brilliant Technologies Corp. Financial details were not disclos ...

  14. EMI Music Publishing Inks Deal With Qtrax

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Major's recorded music division signed similar deal. EMI Music Publishing has inked a deal to license its content to Qtrax, a legal peer-to-peer music network in development from Brilliant Technologies Corp. Financial details were not disclos ...

  15. Motorola Unveils iRadio, New Home Products

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Subscription service rolls out in 2006. Subscription service rolls out in 2006. News ...

  16. Virgin Digital Relaunches Music Service

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Red Pass offers updated search, nav features. Virgin Digital has relaunched an expanded and updated online music subscription service, called Red Pass. The new service now supports portable subscription and is charging $7.99 a month for both fixed ...

  17. AOL Buys MusicNow

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Preview of the new service is live now. American Online has acquired digital music subscription service MusicNow, which the company is integrating into a new digital music store to replace its existing MusicNet@AOL service. A preview of the new se ...

  18. Yahoo! Raises Portable Prices

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As anticipated, Yahoo! Music is raising the price of its portable subscription service. Starting Nov. 1, the cost of the Yahoo! Music Unlimited to-go service will increase from $4.99 to $9.99 per mont As anticipated, Yahoo! Music is raising the pr ...

  19. Report - Microsoft Ends Talks With Labels

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sofware giant planned subscription music service. Sofware giant planned subscription music service. News ...

  20. Paste Acquires Tracks' Subscribers

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal triples magazine's base. Atlanta-based Paste Magazine has acquired the subscriber base of the recently shuttered music magazine Tracks. The deal increases the three-year-old Paste's paid subscriber base from about 15,000 to 50,000 a ...

  21. How Many More Monthly Fees Can Consumers Stand?

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT There's a spirited debate going on between those who think à la carte downloads are the key to music's digital future and those who see subscription services as the cure for what ails the music b Ken Schlager is co-executive edi ...

  22. How Many More Monthly Fees Can Consumers Stand?

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT There's a spirited debate going on between those who think à la carte downloads are the key to music's digital future and those who see subscription services as the cure for what ails the music b Ken Schlager is co-executive edi ...

  23. To Own Or Not To Own? Making The Case For Digital Subscription Services

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Through the years, people have purchased music in myriad physical formats, from LPs to 8-tracks to cassettes to CDs -- a never-ending musical upgrade cycle. Is this a good thing for the consumer? Is i Gerd Leonhard and Dave Kusek are co-authors of ...

  24. MusicNow Bows Subscription Service

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Circuit City's MusicNow subsidiary has launched an online music subscription service to complement its à la carte download stores. LOS ANGELES -- Circuit City's MusicNow subsidiary has launched an online music subscription servi ...

  25. MusicNow Bows Subscription Service

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Circuit City's MusicNow subsidiary has launched an online music subscription service to complement its à la carte download stores. Circuit City's MusicNow subsidiary has launched an online music subscription service to complemen ...

  26. MPAA Files More P2P Suits

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trade group also targets subscription sites. Trade group also targets subscription sites. News ...

  27. Virgin Group Bows Full-Service Web Store

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Downloads, subscriptions, Web radio included. Downloads, subscriptions, Web radio included. News ...

  28. HFA, MusicMatch Pact For Subscriptions

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency has entered into an agreement with MusicMatch for its new On Demand subscription service. The Harry Fox Agency has entered into an agreement with MusicMatch for its new On Demand subscription service. Financial terms were not ...

  29. HFA, MusicMatch Pact For Subscriptions

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency has entered into an agreement with MusicMatch for its new On Demand subscription service. The Harry Fox Agency has entered into an agreement with MusicMatch for its new On Demand subscription service. Financial terms were not ...

  30. Microsoft Going Portable With Streaming Music

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Subscription music previously tethered to a computer. Subscription music previously tethered to a computer. News ...

  31. Netflix To Increase Subscription Price

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online rental service Netflix is raising its monthly subscription cost by $2. In mid-June, the monthly fee will increase to $21.99 from $19.95. Online rental service Netflix is raising its monthly subscription cost by $2. In mid-June, the monthly ...

  32. Aussie Govt Resists Sub-TV Lobbying

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian government is resisting strong lobbying by the subscription TV industry to rewrite anti-siphoning sports regulation and has reaffirmed its commitment to giving priority to free-to-air b SYDNEY (Hollywood Reporter)--The Australian go ...

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