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  1. Rolling Stones Western Swing Tops Hot Tours Chart

    May 24, 2013 1:44 PM EDT The Rolling Stones earn top honors on the weekly Hot Tours chart with $34 million in reported box office revenue from the first five cities on the 2013 leg of the 50 & Counting Tour.  The tour, celebrating the legendary rock band's 50th ...

  2. Business Matters: SiriusXM Adds On-Demand Music and 600,000 Subscribers

    August 07, 2012 9:13 PM EDT SiriusXM Adds On-Demand Music and 600,000 Subscribers -- SiriusXM is the latest radio company to launch an on-demand service that allows people to listen to what they want, when they want. Well, sort of. Launched Tuesday, SiriusXM On Demand gives ...

  3. Business Matters: Is Spotify Labels' #2 Source of Revenue? Probably Not

    June 27, 2012 5:42 PM EDT Streaming Services Not No. 2 Source of Label Revenue Spotify may be the second-largest digital account for major labels, but streaming is hardly their second-largest source of revenue. In fact, it's unlikely that any single subscription servi ...

  4. Business Matters: MySpace, Pinterest Bump Up, Facebook Drops Slightly in Feb. comScore

    March 23, 2012 5:54 PM EDT MySpace Web Traffic Boosts, But Still Isn't Pretty; Facebook Drops Slightly -- MySpace gained more U.S. visitors and Facebook lost a few in February, according to new figures from comScore. MySpace jumped 8 spots to #42 in comScore's lis ...

  5. Madonna Announces 2012 World Tour Dates -- Her Biggest Tour Yet

    February 07, 2012 3:00 AM EST Fresh of her halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI (which was viewed by 114 million people) comes details of the Madonna 2012 World Tour. The trek will begin May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will be her most extensive tour ever in terms of number ...

  6. Business Matters: Does Turntable.fm Live up to the Hype?

    June 27, 2011 6:16 PM EDT Does Turntable.fm Live up to the Hype? -- Is Turntable.fm really the next big thing or just tech writers' latest love interest? If you read a fair number of music and technology blogs, you've probably run across Turntable.fm. It's b ...

  7. Omnifone Eyes U.S. Expansion With 'Big Players' Following Qriocity Launch

    April 29, 2011 4:03 PM EDT Omnifone , the technology provider behind several music streaming services in the UK, is preparing for an aggressive entry into the U.S. market this year. The service already has a foothold here with Sony's Qriocity Music Unlimited service . ...

  8. Biz Matters: Spotify's New Competition In Sweden Is A Big WiMP

    February 24, 2011 7:05 PM EST Spotify's New Competitor In Sweden Is WiMP -- Spotify is about to get new competition in its home turf of Sweden when the WiMP service launches next week. It is the music service of Aspiro, a Noway-based company that creates TV and music stre ...

  9. Eurovision Winner To Defend Title

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lena Meyer-Landrut, the 19-year-old German winner of the 55th Eurovision Song Contest, is to defend her title at next year's event - the first winner to do so since the Netherlands' Corry Brokken in 1957/1958. The surprise decision was a ...

  10. Oslo Set For Eurovision

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rehearsals have been underway today (May 28) in Oslo for the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo on Saturday (May 29). After two semi-finals, 25 countries have gone through to compete in the contest in the Norwegian capital, which will be screened acr ...

  11. Danish Court Rules On Pirate Bay Blocking

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court of Denmark has ruled that telco Telenor has responsibility to block its customers' access to the Pirate Bay. Two lower courts made the same decision after organizations representing intellectual rights holders brought suits ...

  12. Aspiro Streaming Service Launches In Denmark

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The streaming subscription service WiMP, operated by Swedish digital entertainment company Aspiro, will launch in Denmark on April 15 for customers of telco Telenor. The service launched in Norway in February as a partnership between Aspiro, Telen ...

  13. Hong Kong First To Get New Omnifone Unlimited Service

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone is launching its interoperable unlimited music service for PC users in Hong Kong, where it has partnered with mobile network 3. London-based Omnifone, which powers unlimited services around the world for companies including Sony Ericsson, ...

  14. Telenor Refuses To Block Pirate Bay Access

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Norwegian telecom group Telenor will not block access to the Swedish BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay, despite demands from representatives of the entertainment industry. Telenor said that a demand from international and Norwegian music and film ...

  15. Omnifone, Gracenote Partner On Integrated Unlimited Music

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST London-based Omnifone, which powers various mobile unlimited music services, has partnered with data services company Gracenote on a new offering that will extend all-you-can-eat platforms to consumer electronics devices in the home and car. Omnif ...

  16. Warner Music Nordic Makes Key Appointment

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jacob Key has been promoted to the position of business development director for Warner Music Nordic & Baltic, following the recent expansion into digital business at the Baltic arm of the major. The appointment is effective immediately and Ke ...

  17. Sony Ericsson Unveils Unlimited Music Service

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson introduced an all-you-can eat music subscription service called PlayNow Plus in a bid to compete against rival Nokia's pending Comes With Music service. The PlayNow Plus offer is simply a repackaged ver ...

  18. Sony Ericsson To Roll Out Music Service In Weeks

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson will launch a mobile phone service with unlimited music downloads within weeks, Lennard Hoornik, head of marketing at the firm, said on Tuesday. Play Now Plus, which will compete with Nokia's Comes with Music service, will give ...

  19. Digital Briefs: LimeWire, Last.fm, Musicbrigade

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST -File-sharing site Lime Wire has inked a deal with Redeye Distribution to offer more than 20,000 tracks through its digital music store. The deal will add music from 200 independent labels distributed by Redeye and include in-house labels Yep Roc ...

  20. Omnifone, LG In Deal For Unlimited Music Phone

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, U.K.-based music download company Omnifone has signed LG Electronics on to make the first mobile phones that will feature its MusicStation Max unlimited mobile music service. With MusicStation Max mobile service and the new pre-licens ...

  21. MidemNet 08 Wraps, Midem Underway

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Events off-stage upstaged the panel program at MidemNet's second and final day. The day began with a buzz on Sunday with the launch of QTRAX, a licensed ad-funded P2P music service which claims to offer a colossal 25 million tracks. Today ...

  22. Omnifone Arrives In Hong Kong

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, the mobile-music service provider out to challenge Apple's iPhone, entered the Asia-Pacific region live today (Oct. 22) via a deal with wireless carrier 3 Hong Kong. The 3 MusicStation, which Omnifone claims is "the first unlim ...

  23. MusicStation Launches In Sweden

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MusicStation, the international "all-you-can-eat" mobile-phone music service positioned to compete against Apple's new iPhone device, has gone live. Operated by U.K.-based Omnifone, in collaboration with France-based mobile-music sp ...

  24. EMI Strikes DRM-Free Deals Across Europe

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In addition to its just-announced partnership with Amazon.com , EMI Music Group has struck additional DRM-free licensing deals with several European digital music services. The retailers include VirginMega in France, and several Scandinavian servi ...

  25. Execs Discuss Amazon Store Details, DRM Challenges

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Now that Amazon.com has confirmed it is developing an MP3 download store and has signed up EMI as its first major label partner, questions will now begin to swirl about launch timing and specifics of the new service. Amazon confirms that the store ...

  26. WMI Promotes Digital Music Exec Daugan

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International digital music veteran Eric Daugan has added stripes. The music major today elevated Daugan to VP, digital business for its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Daugan, who until now was WMI's VP of digi ...

  27. WMG Teams With Telenor

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has confirmed that it will be entering into a global strategic partnership with European telecommunications company Telenor. Songs, ringtones, ringback tones, mobile music videos and wallpapers from the WMG catalog will be avail ...

  28. Bronfman Blasts Mobile Makers

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Edgar Bronfman Jr. today used his keynote platform at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona to lambast wireless carriers and handset manufacturers. Warner Music Group's chairman/CEO accused operators and device makers of holding back growth in ...

  29. Omnifone To Launch iPhone Rival

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST MusicStation, a new subscription-funded mobile-music service said to be more consumer-friendly than Apple Inc.'s iPhone offering, is scheduled to start rolling out internationally in April. Launched by privately owned London-based Omnifone, M ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Sources: Sprint To Launch Wireless Download Service

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Store will be first of its kind in the U.S. Wireless operator Sprint PCS is expected to unveil a wireless, full-song download service on Monday (Oct. 31), sources close to the situation tell Billboard.biz. Pricing is still unclear, but sources say ...

  32. Chaoticom, EMI Strike Licensing Agreement

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile music pioneer Chaoticom and EMI Music have formed a licensing agreement to make some 200,000 tracks from EMI's catalog available for wireless distribution via certain Chaoticom carrier partners LOS ANGELES -- Mobile music pioneer Chaot ...

  33. Chaoticom, EMI Strike Licensing Agreement

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile music pioneer Chaoticom and EMI Music have formed a licensing agreement to make some 200,000 tracks from EMI's catalog available for wireless distribution via certain Chaoticom carrier partners Mobile music pioneer Chaoticom and EMI Mu ...

  34. Chaoticom In Hungarian Mobile Download Market

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pannon deal marks fourth in Europe. Mobile-music provider Chaoticom Inc. has clinched a full-track download distribution deal with cell-phone operator Pannon GSM Hungary. It is Andover, Mass.-based Chaoticom's fourth such deal in Europe. The ...

  35. Chaoticom Enters Hungary Mobile Download Market

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-music provider Chaoticom Inc. has clinched a full-track download distribution deal with Hungarian operator Pannon GSM Hungary. It is Andover, Mass.-based Chaoticom's fourth such deal in Europe. Mobile-music provider Chaoticom Inc. has ...

  36. Mobile Music Firm Chaoticom Names VP

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Macrovision vet Sexton joins L.A. company. Mobile Music Firm Names VP Macrovision vet Sexton joins Chaoicom. Brian Garrity, N.Y. Adam Sexton has been named VP of marketing and product development for Andover, Mass.-based Chaoticom Inc., a provider ...