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  1. EMI Publishing Wins German Mastertone Case

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing Germany has won a guiding lawsuit against the German mobile network T-Mobile at the Federal High Court (BGH) in Karlsruhe. The court decided that T-Mobile is not allowed to offer mastertones or ringtones with works from the EM ...

  2. Rock Band Network Music Store Opens

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock Band Network Music Store is open for business. The initiative from MTV games and its "Rock Band" developer subsidiary Harmonix -- unveiled last July -- allows artists to submit their music as downloadable add-on content to the m ...

  3. Marc Anthony Set For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Superstar Marc Anthony will sit down for a rare interview during the Billboard Latin Music Conference, during which he will discuss of his upcoming release and different artistic and business ventures, including his film career and his purchase of ...

  4. Consumer Watchdog Weighs In On Orange/T-Mobile Merger

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the U.K. consumer watchdog, has requested a say in the proposed merger of the British divisions of mobile telecoms companies Orange and T-Mobile. France Telecom owns Orange and Deutsche Telekom owns T-Mobile. The ...

  5. @MIDEM: Chris Morrison Blasts File-Sharers

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gorillaz manager Chris Morrison launched an impassioned attack on file-sharing, TV talent shows and much else besides as managers took center stage at MIDEM. Morrison was speaking on the "Developing an Artist's Career in Today's Dig ...

  6. Android Turns Up The Music

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST From the minute it was introduced, Apple's iPhone was destined to be a mobile music powerhouse given the device's dual-role as an iPod. Competing smartphones have struggled to make that same mobile music connection, despite having many o ...

  7. It's Official: Google Unveils Nexus One Phone

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST As anticipated, Google today officially unveiled the Nexus One smartphone, an Android-based mobile phone which Google will both sell directly to customers as well as through partner T-Mobile. The phone features a 3.7 inch touchscreen with voice-co ...

  8. Report: Google To Unveil New Mobile Phone, Spotify Included

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google is expected unveil its much-rumored Nexus One Android-based mobile phone at a Jan. 7 press event, coinciding with the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Google would only confirm that the announcement will be related t ...

  9. U.K. Regulator Challenges Orange/T-Mobile Deal

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger of the British operations of telecoms carriers Orange and T-Mobile might curb competition in ways that hurt consumers, regulator Ofcom said. In a report on the state of the mobile market, Ofcom said it was satisfied that consum ...

  10. Wyclef Unveils Charity Push, Branding Deals During Advertising Week

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean unveiled a new charitable partnership with clothing and footwear company Timberland today (Sept. 24) during an Advertising Week Q&A session conducted by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Times Center in New York. For e ...

  11. Retailers, Trade Unions Demand Action On Piracy

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) and a coalition of trade unions and rights holders has increased the pressure on the U.K. government to tackle illegal file-sharing. Paul Quirk, newly elected chairman of ERA, told the association ...

  12. D.Telekom, France Telecom to join forces in U.K.

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom have launched exclusive talks to merge their British mobile units in a joint venture that would grab the top spot in the cut-throat U.K. market. The partners plan to reach an agreement by the end of October, Deu ...

  13. Latin Briefs: T-Mobile, America Movil, Nokia's Ovi

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- T-Mobile's Sidekick is sponsoring concerts by Kinky and Jesse & Joy as part of its "Grammy Celebration" tour. The two groups will play Houston's Warehouse Live Ballroom on Sept. 26 and New York City's Webster Hall o ...

  14. Latin Briefs: Ricky Martin, Latin Grammys, Ritmo

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Ricky Martin has begun recording his first studio album since 2005's English-language "Life." Martin's album will be produced by Lester Mendez and will contain English and Spanish songs. The album is expected to be released ...

  15. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Top Music Sites, Shazam Suit

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Customized personal radio service Slacker raised $9.6 million in new venture funding in its fourth round, according to a recent regulatory filing. It is aiming for $10.2 million in total. Specific investors were not disclosed. -- comScore relea ...

  16. Blink-182 Announces Nearly 50-Date Summer Tour

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If it hadn't been for drummer Travis Barker's near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer. But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a ne ...

  17. Imeem To Debut New iPhone App

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Imeem has followed up the mobile version of the service it created for the G1 Android phone on T-Mobile with a new iPhone app, which will become available in Apple’s App Store May 20. According to the company, the app will allow fans to create cus ...

  18. GreenLight Adds Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash To Rights Roster

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT GreenLight has been named as the exclusive third-party licensor representing the personality rights of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. The move marks the Los Angeles-based intellectual property company's major foray into music. Under terms ...

  19. FTC Looks At Google-Apple Board Ties: Report

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into whether the ties between the boards of Apple Inc and Google Inc violate antitrust laws, the New York Times reported. The FTC has already notified the companies of the inquiry the repor ...

  20. AT&T In Talks To Extend iPhone Deal: Report

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Inc is in talks with Apple Inc to extend its exclusive U.S. agreement to sell the iPhone from 2010 to 2011, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said in an interview that he plans t ...

  21. Competing Mobile Applications Open Opportunities For Media Companies

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The battle of the mobile apps is officially under way. Research in Motion's (RIM) new BlackBerry App World store made its debut at the CTIA Wireless trade show in early April, joining Google's Android Marketplace as a challenger to the s ...

  22. Digital Briefs: Google, Guns N' Roses, Melodeo

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Google has stepped into the three-strikes debate in New Zealand, submitting an opinion during the public commentary period in the country for a proposed law that would disconnect the Internet access of repeat copyright infringers. - Prosecutors ...

  23. Largest Indie Latin Retailer Shutters Stores

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ritmo Latino, the country's largest independent Latin music retailer, has closed 10 locations, sources say. The exact timing of the closures couldn't be determined as of press time, but six locations have been converted by Ritmo presiden ...

  24. Digital Briefs: Pirate Bay, Mobile Music, Last.fm, ISPs

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Danish Internet service provider TDC is blocking access to The Pirate Bay, becoming the second to do so after the country’s High Court ordered rival Tele2 to block the same service last year. TDC took the action on its own, as the court-order for ...

  25. Juanes, John Legend Set For NBA All-Star Game

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Reprising their collaboration at November's Latin Grammys, Colombian pop star Juanes and R&B artist John Legend will perform together during the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 15. The two will sing Legend's "If You& ...

  26. Bug Music Acquires Selectracks

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bug Music has acquired Selectracks, a production studio with operations in Baltimore and Los Angeles, and a custom music service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition includes Selectrack's production music catalog. Going ...

  27. Imeem To Cut 25% Of Its Staff

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported music streaming service Imeem has announced that it is cutting 25% of staffers (20 positions) across its entire organization. The company said that given the current economic climate, cutting costs was necessary in order to secure its ...

  28. Imeem Unveils G1 Phone Application

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following Amazon's decision to create a version of its digital music store for the new G1 phone from T-Mobile, ad-supported streaming service Imeem has unveiled it's own support for the new device. The G1 phone is powered by technology f ...

  29. European Labels Back Streaming Service Spotify

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New music streaming service Spotify launched today in Europe with the support of all four major labels, as well as independent rights body Merlin and independent digital music distributor The Orchard. The service is available in the United Kingdom ...

  30. Digital Briefs: Samsung, Tickets.com, EMI

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Samsung Electronics will embed a music ID application from Shazam Entertainment in its line of music phones, including the Beatb and Beats models. UK operator T-Mobile will be the first to offer the devices, with the ID service integrated into i ...

  31. Amazon Develops MP3 Store For Google Mobile Platform

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com is expanding its digital music presence to the mobile realm by developing a version of its MP3 music store for Google's new Android mobile phone platform. The first phone compatible with the Android operating system was announced t ...

  32. Cuevas, Frankie J, Sponsors 'Hook Up' With Mun2

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beto Cuevas, Frankie J, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan (nee Hinojosa) will be shadowed by mun2 viewers beginning tomorrow on “The mun2 Hook Up.” The new 13-episode series pairs up young Latinos with their professi ...

  33. AT&T Mobility Settles Suit

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following a similar settlement earlier this year in Florida, AT&T Mobility has settled a class action lawsuit in Georgia targeting the company's involvement with placing unauthorized content charges on subscribers phone bills. The complai ...

  34. I See You Baby, Shakin' Those Rights

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ad-funded music, eh? Without even touching the regrettable Qtrax at Midem episode, there's clearly a major lump in the road to success. Not that the trajectories of music and advertising are not due to collide and create new forms of consumer ...

  35. Sony BMG In DRM-Free Deal With Dada

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is providing DRM-free full song downloads to Dada Entertainment, a mobile entertainment joint venture between the label and Dada USA. At this time, only Sony BMG's catalog is available via the service, but it hopes to add content fro ...

  36. Rapper Tyga Tests Solo Waters With 'No Introduction'

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having worked with Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes and Lil' Wayne, 18-year-old West Coast rapper Tyga will test the solo waters with his album debut, "No Introduction." The Compton, Calif., native is signed to Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz ...

  37. Touring Briefs: Virgin Fest, Grammy Tour, Movement '08

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- The Foo Fighters and Oasis will headline Toronto's third annual Virgin Festival , to be held Sept. 6-7 on Toronto Island. Other artists scheduled to perform are Bloc Party, Wintersleep, Constantines, Spiritualized, Paul Weller, Stereophoni ...

  38. Florida AG Cracks Down On Ringtone Companies

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST If it sounds too good to be true, that's because it usually is. AT&T Mobility is just the first of several wireless operators fined by the Florida Attorney General's office as part of a massive crackdown on fraudulent ringtone compan ...

  39. O2 Rapped By U.K. Regulator

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. mobile operator O2, a major investor in mobile music and live music, has been attacked by telecoms regulator Ofcom for failing to meet its obligations to roll out 3G (third-generation high-speed) services. Industry experts believe the availab ...

  40. IDJ, Flycell Partner For Mobile Service

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group has launched the first-ever label-centric mobile subscription service in a deal with mobile and online media company Flycell. IDJ Mobile will offer subscribers exclusive online and mobile content, including ringtones, gr ...

  41. NBA Drafts Connick Jr., Marsalis For All-Star Game

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/pianist Harry Connick Jr. and classical saxophonist Branford Marsalis have been tapped to perform during the 57th NBA All-Star Game at the New Orleans Arena on Feb. 17. Marsalis will perform big band melodies with the Rebirth Brass Band dur ...

  42. Melodeo Broadens Reach Via T-Mobile Deal

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Melodeo will expand its wireless music and entertainment service Mobilcast to T-Mobile customers, the company said today. T-Mobile customers with a Sidekick or Sidekick 3 will be able to subscribe to the service for $3.99 a month, which gives them ...

  43. Master P Named Digital Label President

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rap veteran and No Limit entrepreneur Percy "Master P" Miller has been appointed president of newly-created digital label Udub! Music. Joining the label's advisory board are Ernie Singleton and Jimmy Rosemond. Singleton is the forme ...

  44. Live365 Goes Mobile

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Internet radio outfit Live365 is now streaming on mobile phones. The service is limited to Internet-connected handsets running Windows Mobile. Several models of such smartphones are available on operators like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizo ...

  45. German Court Rules On iPhone Exclusivity

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Hamburg Regional Court today ruled that T-Mobile can continue marketing the iPhone on an exclusive basis, rejecting a petition lodged by rival telecoms giant Vodafone. Vodafone had sought a ruling to prevent the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary fro ...

  46. T-Mobile Offers iPhone Without Contract In Germany

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Deutsche Telekom's mobile unit T-Mobile is now offering Apple's iPhone in Germany without a service plan, after Vodafone raised questions about the exclusive agreement which binds the two companies. The Regional Court of Hamburg ruled th ...

  47. Court Injunction Keeps iPhone On Hold In Germany

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vodafone has obtained an interim injunction in German, which prevents rival handset manufacturer T-Mobile from selling the iPhone in the lead-up to Christmas. The district court in Hamburg issued the order on Monday, after Vodafone questioned the ...

  48. IPhone Goes on Sale in Europe

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Germans lined up to buy Apple Inc.'s iPhone as it made its European debut Friday, with the company hoping to replicate the success the combination phone, music player and mobile Web browser has seen in the United States. Apple hopes to sell 1 ...

  49. Plugged And Unplugged

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Plugged: Google's Android operating system plan for mobile phones is a much-needed step to opening up the mobile environment. Not saying it's gonna be successful, but I applaud both the idea and the effort. Details are still pretty thin ...

  50. Motricity Acquires InfoSpace Mobile Assets

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile content services firm Motricity is taking over the mobile assets of its primary competitor, InfoSpace, in an acquisition worth $135 million. With the move, Motricity now manages the mobile content activities of 11 of the top 13 wireless ope ...

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