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  1. Google's Eun Defends YouTube

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speaking at a MidemNet keynote in Cannes, Google's VP of content partnership David Eun described Warner Music Group ordering the removal of its repertoire from YouTube as "unfortunate." But he insisted label partners can benefit hug ...

  2. Girls Aloud Head For The Big Screen

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Girls Aloud is the latest band to sign-up for the cinecasting treatment. The British girl-group's May 17 concert at the London O2 Arena will be broadcast live to some 50 digitally-equipped Vue Entertainment cinemas across the U.K. The Vue cha ...

  3. Keys Brings 'As I Am' To North America

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys will begin a North American leg of her "As I Am" tour on April 19 in Hampton, Va. Ne-Yo and Jordin Sparks will join Keys on the trek, which is sponsored by Lexus and wraps on June 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. New ...

  4. They Might Be Giants Expands Kids' Music Empire

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST In the animated video for They Might Be Giants' song "One Everything," a singing globe helps a little boy deal with his overwhelmingly messy room by invoking the unity of the omniverse: "If you go out and count up everything, i ...

  5. Blues Artist 'Weepin' Willie Dies

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Weepin'" Willie Robinson, a blues singer who performed with Steven Tyler and Bonnie Raitt but also spent time homeless, has died at age 81. Robinson had been a sharecropper, an Army veteran and a friend of performers, including B.B ...

  6. Revised Chart Policy Lands Eagles At No. 1

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Eagles' first new studio album in 28 years, "Long Road Out of Eden," takes a short route to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after Billboard revised a significant chart policy today (Nov. 7). In consultation with Nielsen SoundScan, Bi ...

  7. K-Fed Branded Search Engine Launches

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the strangest digital entertainment development in recent memory, Kevin Federline -- the former Mr. Britney Spears -- has launched his own branded search engine in partnership with Web media firm Prodege.com. Powered by Yahoo, the searchwithkev ...

  8. Babinet's MXP4 Gets $6.5M Funding

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MXP4 Interactive Music, the new Paris-based interactive-music technology venture, has secured $6.5 million from French venture capital firms Ventech and Sofinnova Partners in its first round of funding. MXP4 is helmed by co-founder and chairman Gi ...

  9. More Mandy

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the evening of Jan. 20, amid the riot of networking that is the Sundance Film Festival, a pretty young folk singer named Mandy Moore took to a makeshift stage at a private Park City, Utah, home and performed a set of low-key confessionals for a ...

  10. 'Plugged/Unplugged' - Digital's Best And Worst Weekly Developments

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Plugged/Unplugged" - The best and worst digital developments of the week Plugged: NY Senator Proposes iPod Pedestrian Ban A New York State senator is proposing a bill that would find pedestrians $100 for mindlessly crossing streets whil ...

  11. Ciara Proves 'Evolution' At No. 1

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara takes her second album, "The Evolution," straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as it sells 338,000 ... Also starting strong is the "Eminem Presents the Re-Up" compilation at No. 2 and Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet ...

  12. CBS, Stern Settle Legal Dispute

    May 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corp. and its former morning radio star Howard Stern have settled a bitter breach-of-contract lawsuit over the shock jock's defection to a rival satellite radio service, the two sides said on Frid CBS Corp. and its former morning radio st ...

  13. Firm Proposes Free Internet Using Radio Spectrum

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Would cover most of U.S., be supported by ads. A Silicon Valley company has asked the FCC to allow it to use—free—a band of radio spectrum for a free high-speed wireless Internet network that would cover most of the country and be supported by adv ...

  14. TuneCore Launches Indie Music Service

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists control their rights, masters. TuneCore, a new online digital distributor targeting indie labels went live today (Jan. 25). The new company offers a different business model from existing indie-friendly digital distributors--a point of dif ...

  15. Abernathy To Depart FCC

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Kathleen Abernathy has told the White House that she will leave the post on Dec. 9. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Federal Communications Commission chairman Kathleen Abernathy has told the ...

  16. Education In America: The Sound of Silence

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many of us who work in the music industry can point to our school music programs as the spark that ignited our passion for music, many years ago. Well-funded programs provided an array of experiences Debbie Cavalier is dean of continuing education ...

  17. Retail Track

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christman's column. Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christ ...

  18. Retail Track

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christman's column. Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christ ...

  19. Retail Track

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christman's column. Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christ ...

  20. With Strength In Numbers, Indies Have Cause To Celebrate

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Why would anyone want to read an Opinion piece enthusing about the joys of the independent world? Well, I for one am fed up with the negative stories permeating every level of the industry. Sit up and Lesley Bleakley is CEO of Beggars Group North ...

  21. With Strength In Numbers, Indies Have Cause To Celebrate

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Why would anyone want to read an Opinion piece enthusing about the joys of the independent world? Well, I for one am fed up with the negative stories permeating every level of the industry. Sit up and Lesley Bleakley is CEO of Beggars Group North ...

  22. Bill Targets Retailers Who Sell 'Mature' Games To Minors

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The governor of Illinois on Dec. 16 proposed legislation that would make it a crime for retailers to sell violent or sexually graphic videogames to minors. It is the first state bill ever to try polic WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The governor of Illinois o ...

  23. Case Analysis: Sixth Circuit's "Substantial Similarity" Test for Copyright Infringement

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prior to 2003, federal courts in the Sixth Circuit, which encompasses Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, had not formally adopted a specific test or approach for determining "substantial similari Prior to 2003, federal courts in the Sixt ...

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