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  1. Business Matters: 7digital, Amazon and Google Selling Taylor Swift's 'Red' at Deep Discounts

    October 30, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Buyers of the digital version of Taylor Swift's "Red" paid the full fare at iTunes last week -- and turned out in great numbers. Great bargains await those who didn't rush out and buy the artist's latest album. Taylor Swif ...

  2. Sony to Cut 10,000 Jobs Worldwide: Report

    April 09, 2012 7:51 AM EDT Sony Corp. will cut about 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next year as it tries to return to profit, Japanese news reports said Monday. The Nikkei business daily and other media said Sony's decision to slash 6 percent of its work force comes a ...

  3. Kei Ishizaka Named Chairman, CEO of Warner Music Japan

    October 28, 2011 8:55 AM EDT Kei Ishizaka has been named Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Japan accourding to an announcement by Warner Music Group. Effective Nov. 1, Ishizaka will oversee all aspects of Warner Music Japan's domestic and global repertoire and will report ...

  4. Sony's CD Manufacturing Plants in Japan Remain Closed

    March 14, 2011 12:18 PM EDT As a result of Friday's earthquake, operations have been suspended at Sony plants in Japan that manufacture CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. In addition, the Sony Corporation Sendai Technology Center has ceased work entirely due to earthquake damag ...

  5. Analysis: Labels Began Phasing Out CD Manufacturing Plants A Decade Ago

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Yesterday we reported that Sony Music is closing a CD manufacturing plant in New Jersey. This is more than just a reaction to the current woes of the CD format. Sony's move out of CD manufacturing is just the latest example of major music com ...

  6. 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Preview: Tablets, Smartphones & Biz Markie

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST The ringing in of the New Year is now behind us, which means only one thing-CES is just around the corner. The International Consumer Electronics Show -- as it officially is known -- runs from Jan. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas and sets the stage for the yea ...

  7. EMI Signs Hikaru Utada To Worldwide Deal

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Some good news for EMI Music who just lost Queen to Universal Music Group: they have signed best-selling Japanese singer Hikaru Utada to a worldwide deal. Utada is one of the most successful singers of all time in Japan. According to EMI, 9.9 mill ...

  8. 7digital Bundled With iPad Rivals

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. digital entertainment company 7digital is going to be busy with various new partners in the months ahead, and it's covering all the bases for digital music from mobile apps and tablets to browser access and even image recognition. The co ...

  9. RIM Unveils PlayBook Tablet To Compete With iPad

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion unveiled a tablet computer aimed at its core business customers, as it tries to gain a foothold in a fast-growing market dominated by Apple's consumer-friendly iPad. The BlackBerry PlayBook has a seven-inch (18 cm) touchscr ...

  10. Business Matters: Google's Music Plans, Walkman Outsells iPod and more

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. GOOGLE'S MUSIC PLANS: MOBILE, BROWSER Google's music plans are being welcomed by executives who have heard the pitch, according to an LA Times article. The article gives away only two ti ...

  11. Pandora Says It Was Profitable in Q4 2009

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST A major milestone in digital music has been reached: Online radio service Pandora reached profitability in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to a post at GigaOm . “We became profitable for the fourth quarter of 2009, and now we’re shooting for ...

  12. Japan Honors Industry Veteran Kei Ishizaka

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following a long and distinguished career in the music industry, Kei Ishizaka has been awarded the Medal of Honor with Blue Ribbon by the Japanese government. Ishizaka is currently the Chairman/CEO of trade body the Recording Industry Assoc. of Ja ...

  13. MySpace To Launch Widget for TV

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace is looking to make watching the tube a lot more social. The News Corp.-owned social networking giant has announced plans to launch MySpace Widget for TV, an application which essentially will serve as a mini version of the popular site tha ...

  14. Napster Nails Toshiba Deal

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Napster has struck a deal with Toshiba to install the Napster To Go digital music service in all new Toshiba Satellite and Qosmio notebook computers sold in the U.S. Napster is also offering anyone buying the new computers a 30-day free trial to t ...

  15. Red Sox's 'Dice-K' Pitches New Album

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Boston Red Sox pitcher Daisuke "Dice-K" Matsuzaka will release an album of his favorite songs next month. "Music From the Mound" will be in stores July 17, EMI Music Marketing said Tuesday. The CD features a compilation of Mats ...

  16. Koda A Triple Winner At MTV Japan Awards

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As she did last year, vocalist Kumi Koda (Avex) won three awards at this year's edition of the MTV Video Music Awards Japan, which were presented May 26 at the Saitama Super Arena north of Tokyo. Koda won in the best female video and best vid ...

  17. WMG To Sell Music On MySpace Via Snocap

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group will begin selling music on MySpace via a deal with the social networking giant's digital commerce partner Snocap. Fans looking to purchase WMG tracks from MySpace will be able to download content without leaving the artist ...

  18. Hi-Def Rivals In CES War Of Words

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Supporters of the two rival next-generation disc formats are slugging it out this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, with HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc predicting victory in the quest for a unified high-definition standard. HD DVD is banking its pre ...

  19. Mobile Video Services Unveiled At CES

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST News is pouring out of the annual Consumer Electronics Show , hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association, which is now underway in Las Vegas. The biggest trend so far is the slew of mobile video related announcements. Verizon Wireless introduc ...

  20. HMV Japan Ramps Up Mobile Web Site

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST New service goes live Nov. 23. HMV Japan on Nov. 21 unveiled a major upgrade of its mobile Web site that it says is aimed at taking full advantage of broadband-capable handsets. The site will be upgraded from its current text-based format to one i ...

  21. HMV Japan Ramps Up Mobile Web Site

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST HMV Japan on Nov. 21 unveiled a major upgrade of its mobile Web site that it says is aimed at taking full advantage of broadband-capable handsets. HMV Japan on Nov. 21 unveiled a major upgrade of its mobile Web site that it says is aimed at taking ...

  22. MTV Japan's Flux Broadens To Internet

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Viacom International Japan today (Oct. 23) launched a broadband version of its "Flux" mobile entertainment community. Viacom International Japan today (Oct. 23) launched a broadband version of its "Flux" mobile entertainment co ...

  23. Hirai Joins Toshiba-EMI

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT John Hirai will be appointed to the new position of VP, international repertoire, at Toshiba-EMI effective Nov. 1, the Tokyo-based label said today (Oct. 17). John Hirai will be appointed to the new position of VP, international repertoire, at Tos ...

  24. Napster Japan Goes Live

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Some 1.9 million tracks -- ...

  25. Napster Japan Goes Live

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New service offers 1.8m titles. Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Some 1.9 million tracks -- of which international repertoire comprises 90% -- will be available via the N ...

  26. Ishizaka Upped At Universal Japan

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music K.K. president/CEO Keiichi Ishizaka has been promoted to chairman/CEO, effective immediately. Based in Tokyo, he will report to Universal Music Group Asia Pacific region president Max Universal Music K.K. president/CEO Keiichi Ishi ...

  27. Microsoft Unveils Zune

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company offers glimpse at its iPod rival. Microsoft unveiled its Zune digital music device and service today (Sept. 14), providing a glimpse into exactly how the company intends to take on Apple Computer's iPod. The device—which has no offici ...

  28. Napster Japan Readies For Launch

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Compatible digital players unveiled. Napster Japan on Thursday (Sept. 14) introduced a series of "Napster-compatible" portable digital music players in cooperation with several leading electronic hardware makers in the run-up to the subs ...

  29. Napster Japan Readies For Launch

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Napster Japan on Thursday (Sept. 14) introduced a series of "Napster-compatible" portable digital music players in cooperation with several leading electronic hardware makers in the run-up to the subs Napster Japan on Thursday (Sept. 14) ...

  30. U.K. Industry Readies Trade Mission To Japan

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to boost U.K. sales. The U.K. music industry is embarking on a trade mission in Tokyo from July 31 to Aug. 4 to give the British music business an insight into Japan's digital and mobile music developments. Spearheaded by British industr ...

  31. Buena Vista Readies Original Titles For Blu-ray

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Series of short films to be shot in high-definition. Raising the bar in the Blu-ray Disc vs. HD DVD battle, Buena Vista Home Entertainment is creating a series of short films to be shot in high-definition to accompany select films the studio will ...

  32. Japanese Biz Up In First Half

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese music market -- the world's second-biggest -- saw a modest rise in the first half of 2006, according to January -- June production data released by labels body the Recording Industry Assn The Japanese music market -- the world� ...

  33. Blu-ray Bows To Small Sales, Little Fanfare

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Launch mirros rival HD-DVD's in mid-April. Last week's launch of the Blu-ray Disc format, much like that of rival HD-DVD in mid-April, was more a dress rehearsal than anything else. On June 20, the first seven titles, all from Sony Pictu ...

  34. Sources: Toshiba-EMI To Wield Axe

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based label Toshiba-EMI is cutting its payroll by as many as 150 people, industry sources tell Billboard.biz. "Basically they're offering early-retirement packages to everybody over 40," says on Tokyo-based label Toshiba-EMI i ...

  35. HD-DVD Finally In Stores

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Players, four titles available April 18. The first HD-DVD titles are slated to go on sale Tuesday (April 18) and, contrary to speculation, Toshiba players have arrived at Best Buy and should be on sale in at least some of the chain's location ...

  36. EC Clears Sony, NEC Joint Venture

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (March 31) cleared Sony and NEC to forge a joint venture which would compete in the optical disc drive markets. The European Commission today (March 31) cleared Sony and NEC to forge a joint venture which would compet ...

  37. Still Waiting For HD-DVD

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Home Video pushed its initial slate of titles. It's official: When the first HD-DVD players, from Toshiba, begin arriving in stores this month, there won't be any software for at least another three weeks. Warner Home Video said M ...

  38. HD DVD Product Slates Revealed

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, more major studios have revealed product slates in the impending next-generation DVD format war. As expected, more major studios have revealed product slates in the impending next-generation DVD format war. Warner Home Video and Unive ...

  39. Major Studios Report First Blu-ray Release Slates

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Four major studios today (Jan. 4) revealed their product slates in support of the next-generation Blu-ray DVD format. Four major studios today (Jan. 4) revealed their product slates in support of the next-generation Blu-ray DVD format. Sony Pictur ...

  40. Toshiba-EMI Sells Japanese CD Plant

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Division spun-off as firm 'focuses on A&R.' Tokyo-based label Toshiba-EMI said today (Dec. 13) that it is selling its CD-pressing plant in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, in line with EMI's global policy of divesting itself of ...

  41. Toshiba-EMI Sells Japanese CD Plant

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based label Toshiba-EMI said today (Dec. 13) that it is selling its CD-pressing plant in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, in line with EMI's global policy of divesting itself of its manufacturing o Tokyo-based label Toshiba-EMI said today ...

  42. O-Zone Takes Honors At Japan's Radio Disc Awards

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Tei" (Media Services/Avex) was chosen as best record of the year at the annual Japan Radio Popular Discs Awards ceremony, held tonight (Dec. 5) in Tokyo. Romania-based O-Zone O-Zone's "Dragostea Din ...

  43. Sony, NEC Join For Optical Disc Drive Creation

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST In what observers consider an unlikely alliance, Sony Corp. and NEC Electronics Corp. have agreed to establish a joint venture that will plan, design, manufacture and market DVD and CD drives. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In what observers consider ...

  44. Japan's Nifty Enters Digital Music Biz

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Leading Japanese Internet service provider Nifty has launched an online music distribution service. Dubbed Moocs, the service began operating Oct. 31. Some 150,000 domestic tracks are available via th Leading Japanese Internet service provider Nif ...

  45. Japan's Nifty Enters Digital Music Biz

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Leading Japanese Internet service provider Nifty has launched an online music distribution service. Dubbed Moocs, the service began operating Oct. 31. Some 150,000 domestic tracks are available via th Leading Japanese Internet service provider Nif ...

  46. HP: New Specs Will Help Blu-ray

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hewlett-Packard, a major supporter of the Blu-ray Disc format, late Oct. 19 said it has issued a formal appeal to the Blu-ray Disc Assn. to include two new technologies, iHD and Managed Copy, as part (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hewlett-Packard, a ...

  47. Warner Reportedly Close To Blu-ray Deal

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Studio also embracing rival HD DVD. Warner Home Video is close to finalizing a deal to support Blu-ray Disc, sources close to the negotiations said Wednesday. The No. 1 DVD supplier would become the second major studio this week to say it will pub ...

  48. Intel, Microsoft Support HD DVD

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Microsoft and Intel say they are backing the Toshiba-led HD DVD format. LOS ANGELES -- In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD ...

  49. Paramount To Back Blu-ray And HD DVD

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Becomes first studio to back both formats. Paramount Home Entertainment will be supporting next generation format Blu-ray as well as rival format HD DVD. Paramount announced its backing of the Toshiba-led HD DVD last November, along with Warner Ho ...

  50. Toshiba: HD DVD Players Coming Next Year

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Software releases for both formats expected '06. Toshiba revealed yesterday (Sept. 28) that the first HD DVD players will debut in February or March of next year instead of the fourth quarter of this year, as previously reported. This news co ...

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