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  1. First Annual Music Industry Conference Taiwan Looks Chinese Music Market, Exporting to the West

    November 20, 2012 9:30 AM EST The first annual Music Industry Conference (MIC) 2012, Taiwan was held at the Sun World Dynasty Hotel and other venues around Taipei on November 8-11. The conference focused on capitalizing on the greater China market (The People's Republic, ...

  2. AKB48, J-Pop's Leading Girl Group, Gets Ready to Go Global With A Regimented Model

    June 12, 2012 11:49 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) -- AKB48 is not exactly a band. It's an army of girls-next-door, ranked by its fans, and after taking Japan by storm it's getting ready to go global. More than 60 girls and young women, split into four teams, make up what is a ...

  3. Adam 'MCA' Yauch of Beastie Boys Dead at 47

    May 04, 2012 1:06 PM EDT Beastie Boys rapper, musician and video director Adam Yauch, known as MCA in the groundbreaking hip hop trio, died early today (May 4) after a lengthy illness. He was 47. An obituary provided by the group's representatives follows: It is with ...

  4. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Radiohead: Asia Sees More Live Music Than Ever

    April 23, 2012 7:44 AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off ...

  5. Business Matters: Smartphones Now Over Half of New Phone Sales in US, iPhone Driving Growth

    June 30, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Increasingly American as Apple Pie: Smartphones -- Smartphones have reached an important milestone in the U.S. According to Nielsen, 55% of mobile consumers who reported buying a new handset in the last three months purchased a smartphone instead ...

  6. Rock Records Marks 30 Years at Beijing's Bird's Nest

    May 02, 2011 7:03 AM EDT BEIJING - One of Chinese pop's top record companies has marked its 30th anniversary with a star-studded concert at Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium. Founded in 1980 by Taiwanese brothers Sam and Johnny Duan, Rock Records has become one ...

  7. Apple to Ship New iPhone in September: Sources

    April 20, 2011 7:39 AM EDT Apple's next-generation iPhone will have a faster processor and will begin shipping in September, three people with direct knowledge of the company's supply chain said. The production of the new iPhone will start in July/August and the s ...

  8. Japan Earthquake Impacts Music Industry; Jack Johnson, National, Iron Maiden Postpone Tours

    March 14, 2011 1:29 PM EDT The disastrous 8.9-magnitude earthquake that occurred Friday in northeastern Japan, as well as the resulting tsunami and nuclear reactor disruption, have profoundly affected every segment of Japanese society, including the music industry. While th ...

  9. Bob Dylan Clears China's Censors, Playing First Shows in April

    March 11, 2011 7:42 AM EST Censors have cleared Bob Dylan to make his China debut despite worries that the country's authoritarian government would block his planned shows given the American folk icon's antiestablishment reputation. China's Ministry of Cultur ...

  10. Will Bob Dylan's China Shows Be Censored?

    March 09, 2011 7:14 AM EST Despite the threat of censorship, American music legend Bob Dylan will try to scale the musical Great Wall of China in April, a year after he scrapped planned concerts here for reasons still unexplained. Overnight Tuesday, popular online ticket ag ...

  11. New iPad to Launch Today With or Without Steve Jobs

    March 02, 2011 7:48 AM EST More than a year after igniting the tablet computing craze, Apple Inc was preparing to unveil the second version of its blockbuster iPad on Wednesday -- possibly minus lead showman Steve Jobs. Plenty has changed over the course of the year. Credit ...

  12. Apple Sues HTC Over Phones With Google Software

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc sued Taiwan's HTC Corp, which makes touchscreen smartphones using Google software, accusing it of infringing 20 hardware and software patents related to the iPhone. Even though the suit did not name Google Inc as a defendant, Apple& ...

  13. WMI Appoints Chen As China/Taiwan Head

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International (WMI) has tempted Sam Chen away from EMI Music to take the newly created position of chairman/CEO Warner Music Chinese Mandarin Group (WMCMG). Chen was managing director of Capitol/EMI Taiwan, but had previously been GM ...

  14. Taiwan Indie Rock Records Negotiating With Investor

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taipei-based Rock Records, Greater China's biggest independent label, is in negotiations to sell off a large percentage to an undisclosed investor, according to Sam Duann, CEO of parent Rock Music Group. Duann, who co-founded Rock Records in ...

  15. Taiwan Establishes IPR Court

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's first IPR Court was inaugurated on July 1, marking the latest in a series of moves by the Taiwanese government to improve intellectual-property rights. The court, which is modeled after similar courts in the United States, Japan and ...

  16. Taiwan To End Mainland Live Ban

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan may lift its ban on live performances by acts from mainland China. Tseng I-hung, director of the Government Information Office's department of broadcasting affairs, tells Billboard the ban - which doesn't affect promo appearances ...

  17. Ipeer Goes Live In Taiwan

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taipei-based Ipeer Multimedia International, which already operates a mobile based music download service in mainland China, has launched its service in Taiwan. To prevent illegal file sharing, downloaded songs are embedded with traceable digital ...

  18. Chang Upped To MD Of Universal China

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sunny Chang has been promoted to the newly created position of managing director of Universal Music Greater China, effective immediately. "Sunny is a very experienced music man who has been with our company for 28 years," Universal Music ...

  19. Ezpeer, Kuro Ready China Download Service

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Undaunted by China's rampant piracy, Taiwanese music-download service Ezpeer and Kuro, previously Taiwan's largest unauthorized P2P platform, will jointly launch a PC-based music-download service in mainland China on July 9. It will mark ...

  20. Baidu, Rock Records Team For Chinese Music Service

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beijing-based Web portal Baidu and independent Taipei-based label Rock Records are launching an advertising-supported online music streaming service in China. Baidu users will be able to listen to songs from Rock's catalog free of charge whil ...

  21. Taiwan Outlaws Unauthorized Filesharing

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's legislature has passed changes to the country's Copyright Law, making unauthorized distribution of copyrighted content via peer-to-peer networks a criminal offense for the first time. Passage of the amendments by Taiwan's p ...

  22. Taiwan To Host New Mobile Music Network

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio network live365.com has chosen Taiwan to launch what it claims is Asia's first mobile-based subscription music-streaming service. "We chose Taiwan because it's a small market as well as being technologically advanced, ...

  23. Bugs Interactive Looks To Taiwan

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leading South Korean online music company Bugs Interactive is set to join the already crowded market in Taiwan through a joint venture. Leading South Korean online music company Bugs Interactive is set to join the already crowded market in Taiwan ...

  24. Report: Kuro Sheds Users After P2P Block

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Taiwan service loses 70%-plus users. Kuro, previously Taiwan's biggest P2P network, has lost more than 70% of its subscribers since it shut down its illegal peer-to-peer service, according to a survey by Taipei-based online market research fi ...

  25. Sources: Shake-up Looming At MTV Asia

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Asia Pacific is on the verge of a wide-ranging restructuring across the region that could see upward of 100 job losses in its Singapore head office, including president Nigel Robbins, acc MTV Networks Asia Pacific is on the verge of a ...

  26. Taiwan's Kuro Pays $9.1m Damages

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download service Kuro today (Sept. 14) agreed to pay to the recording industry $9.1 in damages, one of the largest settlements of its kind in Asia. The rogue servi The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download ...

  27. Taiwan's Kuro Pays $9.1m Damages

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download service Kuro today (Sept. 14) agreed to pay to the recording industry $9.1 in damages, one of the largest settlements of its kind in Asia. The rogue servi The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download ...

  28. Warner Appoints Tan As Greater China Chief

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music has appointed Holly Tan as chairman/CEO of Warner Music Greater China, Billboard.biz has learned. Warner Music has appointed Holly Tan as chairman/CEO of Warner Music Greater China, Billboard.biz has learned. He takes over from Samuel ...

  29. Taiwan Court Convicts P2P Execs

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international music industry claimed a landmark legal victory in its battle against peer-to-peer file-sharing networks Sept. 9 when a Taiwan court convicted executives of the Kuro service of crimi TAIPEI -- The international music industry cla ...

  30. Taiwan Court Convicts Taiwan P2P Service Kuro

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international music industry claimed a landmark legal victory in its battle against peer-to-peer file-sharing networks today (Sept. 9) when a Taiwan court convicted the Kuro service of criminal co The international music industry claimed a lan ...

  31. Taiwan Court Convicts Taiwan P2P Service Kuro

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international music industry claimed a landmark legal victory in its battle against peer-to-peer file-sharing networks today (Sept. 9) when a Taiwan court convicted the Kuro service of criminal co The international music industry claimed a lan ...

  32. UMPG Strikes Rock Publishing Deal

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive licensing and royalties deal with Rock Music Publishing, the publishing affiliate of independent Taipei, Taiwan-based label Rock Records. Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclu ...

  33. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Operator Not Guilty

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer operator. TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer operator. In the first case of its kind to be dec ...

  34. USTR Removes Taiwan's Priority Watch Status

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Trade Representative has downgraded Taiwan's Special 301 status citing improvements in the country's intellectual property rights legislation and enforcement. The USTR has moved Taiwan from P TAIPEI -- The U.S. Trade Representat ...

  35. Taiwan Fines Nike For Short Jordan Appearance

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan slapped a T$1 million ($30,000) fine on Nike Inc. on Oct. 21 over a 90-second appearance by basketball legend Michael Jordan that the sports-gear giant had said would be a one-hour show. TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan slapped a T$1 million ($30 ...

  36. New Taiwan Laws Tighten Copyright Protection

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New amendments to the Taiwanese copyright legislation give more muscle to the music industry in its fight against online and optical-media piracy and offer greater protection to rights holders. TAIPEI -- New amendments to the Taiwanese copyright l ...

  37. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...

  38. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...

  39. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...

  40. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...