Total Music

  1. MOG Adds Free Music Tier

    September 14, 2011 5:22 PM EDT The cat's now out of the bag that MOG tomorrow will unveil a new, ad-supported free music tier to its otherwise paid subscription service, called FreePlay. And while the service will get plenty of reviews over its usability and speculation on ...

  2. RIAA Wins Big In LimeWire Lawsuit

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The music industry scored a major victory today when a federal judge granted a summary judgment against peer-to-peer file-sharing service LimeWire for copyright infringement. The ruling faults both the parent company, Lime Group, and its founder M ...

  3. Project Playlist Settles Suits With UMG, WMG

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Project Playlist has cleared the last of its legal hurdles, having settled copyright infringement lawsuits against it by Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. As first reported by CNET , and confirmed by Billboard, UMG’s settlement include ...

  4. Digital Briefs: LimeWire Hiring, The Orchard To Alter Pricing

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- LimeWire has hired another former record label executive, this time bringing onboard Zeeshan Zaidi for the newly created position of head of global. Zaidi was most recently COO of the online media startup NABBR, but formerly was VP of new ventu ...

  5. Briefs: Country Sales, EFF, Spotify, TuneUp

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Country album sales dropped 24% last week compared to an 8% drop for the market. But country continues its digital progress. Year to date, digital accounts for 11.4% of album sales. That's just more than half of the digital share of pop al ...

  6. Project Playlist Acquires Total Music

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Total Music lives once again. Embattled online playlist service Project Playlist has acquired the assets and employees of the defunct music platform, which it plans to use to offer streaming music and music downloads. The deal was announced via a ...

  7. Total Music Shuts Down

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Total Music, the joint venture backed by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, among others, has shuttered, Billboard.biz can confirm. Multiple sources directly involved in the venture said all concerned agreed to stop funding the ef ...

  8. Ruckus Shuts Down, Total Music in Question

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Without explanation or fanfare, the Ruckus digital music service targeted at university networks has gone out of business. A posting on the company's Web site simply says "unfortunately the Ruckus service will no longer be provided." ...

  9. Labels, Apple Debate 'Total Music'

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple and major record labels have reportedly stepped up negotiations concerning the idea of bringing the "Total Music" concept to iPod devices. The negotiations, first reported by the Financial Times and since confirmed by industry sour ...

  10. Dept. of Justice Questions Sony BMG, UMG

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice has requested information from Sony BMG and Universal Music Group about their talks to launch an online music subscription service, said a record company executive on Thursday. The person, who wished to remain unname ...

  11. Plugged And Unplugged: Trent Reznor, UMG's Doug Morris, Wired Magazine

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Plugged: Trent Reznor's my kind of guy. Rather that waiting for permission or holding an endless series of conference calls to determine the "right" way to make his online remix site a reality, he just went and did it. Universal Mus ...

  12. Plugged And Unplugged

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: This week saw the entrance of yet another major wireless operator fully committing to a mobile music download service. AT&T's launch of Napster Mobile not only puts the nation's No. 1 carrier on par with competitors Sprint a ...

  13. UMG Takes Aim At iTunes

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT More news around the Total Music initiative reportedly led by Universal Music Group. According to BusinessWeek , the label has recruited Sony BMG to its plan to launch a provider-subsidized music service to compete with both iTunes as well as stru ...