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  1. EMI Publishing Wins German Mastertone Case

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing Germany has won a guiding lawsuit against the German mobile network T-Mobile at the Federal High Court (BGH) in Karlsruhe. The court decided that T-Mobile is not allowed to offer mastertones or ringtones with works from the EM ...

  2. Sources: iTunes To Add Pre-cut Ringtones

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Apple iTunes Music Store is gearing up to add pre-cut ringtones to its inventory and the pricing for the configuration could change the dynamics of the game. Major label sources say that while Apple will announce ringtones at its Sept. 9 iTune ...

  3. ASCAP Brief Pushes Royalty For Ringtones

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Should wireless operators have to pay performance royalties for ringtones? According to a brief filed by ASCAP (.pdf), in support of an ongoing lawsuit against AT&T Mobility, the answer is yes. The collecting society is arguing that ringtones ...

  4. MSN Mobile Launches U.K. Music Service

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Microsoft has launched a new music service that will offer U.K. consumers full-track, Realtones and music video downloads via its MSN Mobile portal. An exclusive partnership with digital music service provider, VidZone Digital Media will provide t ...

  5. Hutchison 3G Austria Launches Download, Subscription Services

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile multi-media provider Hutchison 3G Austria has launched a music store that gives consumers a choice between subscription and download-to-own platforms. The download-to-own store has a catalog of over 3.3 million audio tracks (in MP3 and WMA ...

  6. Digital Briefs: iPhone, IBM, Ozzy, BitTorrent

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The NPD Group released data showing Apple's iPhone 3G is the top-selling mobile phone of third quarter, overtaking the Motorola RAZR, which held the top slot for the last 12 quarters. - A judge presiding over a lawsuit brought by the former ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. AT&T Mobility Launches Ringtone, Remix Applications

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Mobility is responding to the dip in ringtone sales and the sluggish pace of full-song downloads by offering a pair of new services that allow subscribers to access and customize their music libraries. Addressing the ringtone issue, AT&am ...

  9. Jamba, EMI Team For DRM-Free Mobile Downloads

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile entertainment provider Jamba has partnered with EMI Music on a deal that will offer DRM-free downloads on mobiles. The announcement was made today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Launching the service in Europe first, Jamba says ...

  10. Groove Mobile Adds 70,000 Indie Tracks

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile music service provider Groove Mobile has bolstered its music catalog after signing a worldwide licensing deal with Indie Mobile. Works by the likes of Editors, Armand Van Helden, the Pigeon Detectives, Laurent Garnier and Royksopp make up t ...

  11. Iglesias To Get Valentine's Day Boost From AT&T

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST AT&T will center a Valentine's Day promotion around the release of Enrique Iglesias' Spanish-language greatest hits album due Mar. 25. An exclusive mastertone cut of "Dónde Están Corazón," one of two new tracks on the Unive ...

  12. MisRolas Rolls Out Mobile Offerings

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin indie music download store MisRolas is rolling out its mobile content, with master ringtones for sale on top Mexican carrier TelCel. Initial catalog available for mastertone sale comes from Nacional Records (home to Aterciopelados), regional ...

  13. EMI Seal VidZone Link-Up

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music and U.K.-based VidZone Digital Media and have signed a licensing and distribution deal that gives the digital-music service provider access to EMI's complete digital catalog for mobile and online distribution. VidZone claims its lib ...

  14. Mobile Ads To Drive Revenue in '07

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mobile advertising will start to become the revenue driver in mobile-music services in 2007. That is the prediction of Patrick Parodi, global chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) and chief marketing officer of mobile-entertainment serv ...

  15. EMI Strikes Content Pact With Jamba

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has struck a mobile music products agreement with digital entertainment service provider Jamba. Music from heavyweight EMI acts such as the Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Queen and EMI Music has struck a mobile music products ag ...

  16. EMI Strikes Content Pact With Jamba

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has struck a mobile music products agreement with digital entertainment service provider Jamba. Music from heavyweight EMI acts such as the Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Queen and EMI Music has struck a mobile music products ag ...

  17. Analysts Predict Australian Industry Rebound

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indicate positive growth over the next five years. The revenue decline in Australian recorded music business will be halted this year and the business can then look forward to positive growth over the next five years. That’s the upbeat message fro ...

  18. Sony BMG Strikes Deal With Mexico's Telcel

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Realtones coming to Mexico's top cell phone provider Sony BMG Mexico has struck a deal to deliver realtones via Mexico's leading cell phone service provider Telcel. As of the first week of June, hundreds of Sony BMG tracks, including hit ...

  19. Chili Peppers, O2 Heat Up On Mobile Campaign

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has linked up with British mobile operator O2 for a promotional and marketing campaign that sees the Red Hot Chili Peppers distributed for the first time via mobile phones. Warner Music U.K. has linked up with British mobile oper ...

  20. Motorola, Pepsi Team For 'Cool Tunes'

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists to create more than 100 original mastertones. Mobile phone manufacturer Motorola has teamed with Pepsi for a “Cool Tones” promotion that will feature more than 100 original master ringtones created by a variety of artists specifically for ...

  21. Billboard To Rank MasterTones On New Chart

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will unveil chart this summer. Billboard will this summer unveil a new Hot MasterTones chart, ranking the best selling master ringtones in the United States. The tally will track ringtones that play a segment of an original recording, rather than ...

  22. UMM Rolls Out Digital Initiatives For Eminem

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Campaign includes 'gifting' ringtones. The mobile music campaign created for the release of Eminem's greatest hits CD, "Curtain Call," by Interscope Records and Universal Music Mobile, marks the first time UMM has launched ...

  23. Ringtone Study: Women Account For 70% Of Sales

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Almost 70% of all ringtones sales are made by women, according to a new study by mobile media measurement group Telephia. In the third quarter of this year, women's ringtone purchases outpaced men's t Almost 70% of all ringtones sales ar ...

  24. Sounding Off On Ringtones: Creativity Is Key To Future

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Introduced six years ago in the United States, mobile ringtones have become one of the market's most significant agents of change in the music business. Ralph Simon is chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum-Americas and CEO of Mobilium, a ...

  25. Robbie Clinches T-Mobile Partnership

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams is to be the focus of a comprehensive mobile-music deal with wireless carrier T-Mobile International, the British pop star's record company EMI Music said today (July 27). Robbie Williams is to be the focus of a comprehensive ...

  26. Robbie Clinches T-Mobile Partnership

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams is to be the focus of a comprehensive mobile-music deal with wireless carrier T-Mobile International, the British pop star's record company EMI Music said today (July 27). Robbie Williams is to be the focus of a comprehensive ...

  27. MoS, Xingtone Launch Mobile Store

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Independent record company Ministry of Sound has launched an online distribution store for mobile content in the United States via a partnership with Xingtone, a publisher of mobile music ringtone sof Independent record company Ministry of Sound h ...

  28. Virgin Mobile Gets 'Dibs' On Ashanti, Ja Rule Ringtones

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Mobile is offering its customers exclusive ringtones of tracks from current albums by Ashanti and Ja Rule. Both artists are signed to Universal Music Group's Def Jam label. Virgin Mobile is offering its customers exclusive ringtones of ...

  29. Wippit Tests Mobile Download Service

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British digital download service Wippit is beta-testing a service that will enable users to download full-length audio and video tracks to mobile handsets. British digital download service Wippit is beta-testing a service that will enable users to ...

  30. Wippit Tests Mobile Download Service

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British digital download service Wippit is beta-testing a service that will enable users to download full-length audio and video tracks to mobile handsets. British digital download service Wippit is beta-testing a service that will enable users to ...

  31. Universal Mobile Goes Orange In Europe

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers sale of truetone ringtones. Deal covers sale of truetone ringtones. News ...

  32. Universal Mobile Goes Orange In Europe

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International's (UMI) Universal Mobile unit has clinched a European deal to offer truetone ringtones to customers of international cell-phone operator Orange. Universal Music International's (UMI) Universal Mobile unit ha ...

  33. Universal Mobile Goes Orange In Europe

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International's (UMI) Universal Mobile unit has clinched a European deal to offer truetone ringtones to customers of international cell-phone operator Orange. Universal Music International's (UMI) Universal Mobile unit ha ...

  34. Ringtones Left Out Of Digital Music Price Wars: Report

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper while the price tag on a mobile phone ringtone has barely budged, and in some cases, is creeping up, according to a new report. A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper ...

  35. Ringtones Left Out Of Digital Music Price Wars: Report

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper while the price tag on a mobile phone ringtone has barely budged, and in some cases, is creeping up, according to a new report. A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper ...

  36. Why All The Noise About Ringtones?

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As anyone who's heard a cell phone ring in a crowded room knows, there is a nascent industry growing around the delivery of content to mobile phones. As anyone who's heard a cell phone ring in a crowded room knows, there is a nascent ind ...

  37. MTV Europe Gulps Down Mastertone Deal

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe has forged a partnership with Gulp Music to offer exclusive mastertone ringtones for Motorola cell phones. MTV Networks Europe has forged a partnership with Gulp Music to offer exclusive mastertone ringtones for Motorola cell p ...

  38. MTV Europe Gulps Down Mastertone Deal

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe has forged a partnership with Gulp Music to offer exclusive mastertone ringtones for Motorola cell phones. MTV Networks Europe has forged a partnership with Gulp Music to offer exclusive mastertone ringtones for Motorola cell p ...

  39. Ring Tunes Stirs Payment Debate

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the wireless industry moves from polyphonic ring tones to ring tones using actual master recordings, observers say artists should be aware of how labels will treat the use of the master recording. WASHINGTON--As the wireless industry moves from ...

  40. Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the wireless music market evolves in the United States, deal-making abounds among labels, handset makers, cell phone companies and entertainment companies targeting the space. NEW YORK--As the wireless music market evolves in the United States, ...

  41. Sprint, BMG Ink Master-Tones Deal

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG has cut a master-tone ringtone deal with Sprint. Music from BMG acts including Britney Spears, Maroon 5, 3 Days Grace, the Strokes, Kenny Chesney and Pink will be available as ringtones for $2.50 BMG has cut a master-tone ringtone deal with Sp ...

  42. WMI Inks European Realtones Deal With T-Mobile

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International (WMI) has entered a deal to sell realtones via T-Mobile International, the cell-phone arm of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom. Warner Music International (WMI) has entered a deal to sell realtones via T-M ...

  43. WMI Inks European Realtones Deal With T-Mobile

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International (WMI) has entered a deal to sell realtones via T-Mobile International, the cell-phone arm of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom. Warner Music International (WMI) has entered a deal to sell realtones via T-M ...