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  1. Rhapsody Grows To 1.7 Million Paying Subscribers

    April 07, 2014 7:23 PM EDT Music subscription service Rhapsody International says its paying subscribers have grown 63% to 1.7 million over the past year. Related Articles Rhapsody Dropping The Echo Nest The Deal: Telefonica Is in Rhapsody Mobile Giant Telefónica Takes Sta ...

  2. Mobile Giant Telefónica Takes Stake in Rhapsody International

    October 16, 2013 9:00 AM EDT In a deal that has the potential to rapidly expand its global footprint, mobile giant Telefónica will take an undisclosed stake in Rhapsody International, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S.-based music subscription service Rhapsody.  As a result ...

  3. Alfonso Perez-Soto Named SVP, Business Development, Latin America, Spain and Emerging Markets at Warner

    October 05, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Warner Music Group today named Alfonso Perez-Soto its new senior vice president, business development for Latin America, Spain and emerging markets. Perez-Soto previous had worked as vice president of the content corporate unit at Telefonica. In h ...

  4. Telefonica's Terra From Spain to Offer Legal Music, Film Streaming in Europe

    May 01, 2012 6:00 AM EDT MADRID - Telefonica's media unit Terra plans to introduce online films and music in Europe, starting with Spain and Portugal by the end of next month, news reports said Monday. Spanish Court Dismisses Case Against Major P2P Site No one was im ...

  5. Vevo, iHeartRadio Among New Partners for Microsoft's Xbox Live

    October 05, 2011 2:08 PM EDT Music companies and other TV and entertainment companies are the newest partners of Microsoft's Xbox Live entertainment service for the Xbox 360 gaming platform. The new services will launch with Xbox this holiday season. Nearly 40 companies ...

  6. Day 1 Entertainment Brazil Lines Up New Festival

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There is perhaps no country closer—or further—from Latin America than Brazil, a placed joined to its neighboring countries by geography and ethnicity but separated by language. The division also exists in music, with few Spanish-speaking artists g ...

  7. Mobile World Congress: Operators Challenge Apple's App Store

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Twenty-four telecom operators have formed an alliance to build an open platform that will deliver applications to all mobile phone users in an effort to compete with Apple's successful apps store. The move is supported by three of the world&# ...

  8. Vodafone To Join U.K. iPhone Battle From 2010

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone, the world's largest mobile operator by revenue, will sell the Apple iPhone in Britain from 2010, it said on Tuesday, finally sealing a deal to sell the popular phone in one of its biggest markets. Vodafone, which said recently it ha ...

  9. Unicom To Sell Apple iPhones In China From October

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT China Unicom, the country's No. 2 mobile carrier, will begin to sell Apple Inc's iPhone in China for a retail price of 5,000 yuan ($732.50), as it leans on the phone to launch its 3G service. The high price tag may force buyers of the po ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Latin Briefs: Mobile Spending Dips, 'La Tremenda' Flips

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Cell phone users in Mexico spent less on mobile services in the first quarter of this year due to the economic crisis as well as a reduction in rates. Citing statistics from Mexico's federal telecommunications commission, Movilsur reports ...

  12. Spanish Indies Sign Digital Partnership

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Two of Spain's leading indie labels have signed an exclusive digital distribution deal to boost online sales. As a result, the progressive underground-leaning catalog of Subterfuge Records will be placed on the most important online shops in ...

  13. Kyte Scoops Popkomm-IMEA Award

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital media platform Kyte has won the 2008 Popkomm Innovation in Music Entertainment Award (IMEA) in Berlin. The San Francisco-based service -- which allows artists to produce live and on-demand content and simultaneously distribute it to multip ...

  14. O2 Launches Sony BMG Mobile Music Store

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. mobile operator O2 is partnering with Sony BMG on what it claims is the first operator-supported major label mobile music store. My Play will be available exclusively through the web portal O2 Active and it will offer videos, full track audio ...

  15. IODA Adds Fuego And MCD Entertainment

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor IODA has added Miami-based Fuego and Brazil's MCD Entertainment to its roster of independent label partners. Fuego's retail division, as well as digital retailers Agave Mobile and iMusica, have also joined as distribu ...

  16. Telefonica To Sell IODA Content

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Telecom operator Telefonica has entered into a worldwide partnership with the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) to make IODA’s one-million song catalog available to mobile users in 24 countries. IODA’s independent music will be avail ...

  17. Spanish Piracy Highlighted Ahead Of Conference

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spain has become "a true paradise for digital piracy" with 8.8 million of the country's 44 million population downloading music and movies illegally, a new report revealed Monday. The report, based on more than 2,000 interviews with ...

  18. Movistar Chile Introduces Unlimited Downloads

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Movistar in Chile has introduced what it says are Latin America's first unlimited mobile music downloads. The catalog contains music from Universal and Warner for "dual delivery" to both cell phone and computer, for a fixed monthly ...

  19. Napster Mobile Arrives In U.K. Through O2, Ericsson

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT O2 has struck a deal with Napster that gives the wireless carrier's U.K. subscribers access to the online music firm's five million-plus track catalog. The partnership, unveiled today, is described by all involved parties as the largest ...

  20. SGAE, Hoodiny Forge Digital Deal

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE has reached a digital distribution deal with Hoodiny Entertainment Group, the U.S.-based full-service technology and content production company. SGAE has licensed for Spain the repertoire of ...

  21. Tech Firms Respond To McGuinness Blast

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McGuinness's big-hitting speech at this year's Midem has inspired a wave of reaction, not all of it positive. The U2 manager's lecture became one of the 42nd annual trade fair's hottest talking points, when he used its pod ...

  22. Estefan Runs With Madrid Bullring Promo Concert

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan will break new ground in Spain on Sept. 15 when she gives a free concert in Madrid's 15,000 capacity open-air Las Ventas bullring, the world's biggest such venue. Entry will be available only to customers of the Vodafone m ...

  23. Telcos Not Obliged To ID Downloaders, Says EU Expert

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT European telecoms and Internet companies are not obliged to reveal the identity of clients who may have illegally-downloaded music recordings, an advisor to the European Union's Court of Justice said Wednesday. The Advocate General of the Lux ...

  24. Reports: O2 Poised To Strike U.K. Deal For iPhone

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from Apple Computer and O2, the U.K. mobile operator, declined to confirm or deny reports published today which claimed the two firms were collaborating on the launch of Europe's first iPhone service. Today's edition of t ...

  25. Napster Mobile To Make Debut In Ireland

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Napster's mobile music application Napster Mobile has found a foothold in Europe and is expected to go live in Ireland on Telefonica's O2 network. The Napster Mobile application is hosted by network provider Ericsson. It allows users to ...

  26. Openwave Acquires Musiwave

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cash, stock deal valued at euro 99.5 million. Redwood City, Calif.-based Openwave Systems has entered into a deal to acquire all outstanding shares of French mobile music specialist Musiwave in a cash and stock deal valued at euro 99.5 million ($1 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Spanish Market Suffers 12.6% Drop In '04

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music sales in Spain in 2004 suffered a double-digit slump for the third year in a row. Music sales in Spain in 2004 suffered a double-digit slump for the third year in a row. Labels body Promusicae says 2004 revenues totaled 431.4 million euros ( ...

  29. Warner Inks Mobile-Phone Music Deal

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has signed a global licensing agreement with Melodeo Inc., marking the Seattle-based mobile music platform provider's first deal with a major label. Warner Music Group has signed a global licensing agreement with Melodeo In ...