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  1. Amp'd Mobile Gets Influx Of Cash

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Startup wireless operator Amp'd Mobile has raised another $107 million to fund it's content-heavy mobile entertainment strategy for a while longer. Unlike other wireless operators, Amp'd doesn't own a wireless network. It rents ...

  2. Mobile Execs Agree On Three Things

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The impact of the iPhone, ringtones and of course, DRM were all topics of discussion at the SXSW music festival last week. Panelists -- including executives from Motorola, Cingular, Verizon, Sony BMG and Napster -- in a discussion titled: "Co ...

  3. Genesis Bringing Reunion Tour To North America

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected , the reunited Genesis will visit North America on a fall tour that begins Sept. 7 in Toronto, the group announced this morning (March 7) at a media event in New York. So far, 13 dates have been announced through Oct. 12 in Los Angeles ...

  4. Internet Group Buys Wurld Media

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Broadband Internet services firm Roo Group has purchased P2P music service Wurld Media for $10 million. Roo clients include NewsCorp, Verizon, The Street.com and others. The Wurld Media P2P music service licenses music from all the major labels, a ...

  5. CBS Ramps Up Mobile Effort, Creates New Unit

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST CBS Interactive has created a new division -- CBS Mobile -- to handle all mobile related initiatives across such properties as CBS Sports, CBS News and CBS Entertainment. Leading the effort will by Cyriac Roeding, formerly VP of Wireless, whose ne ...

  6. Sanz To Be A Verizon Featured Artist

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's Alejandro Sanz will be a Verizon featured artist in a six-to-eight week publicity campaign slated to launch in mid-February, Billboard.biz has learned. Verizon will feature Sanz's track "La Peleita," from his current al ...

  7. EMI Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against InfoSpace

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music publishing giant EMI has filed a $100 million lawsuit against one of the world's biggest ringtone providers. In a complaint filed Jan. 12 in U.S. District Court in New York, EMI alleges that InfoSpace and its subsidiaries Moviso and Pre ...

  8. Film, TV Downloads Available Via Xbox 360

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distribution capabilities of its next generation console, Xbox 360, to Hollywood studios beginning Nov. 22. Xbox 360 gamers in the U.S., totaling at least 3 mil Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distri ...

  9. Film, TV Downloads Available Via Xbox 360

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST First game console to secure programming from majors. Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distribution capabilities of its next generation console, Xbox 360, to Hollywood studios beginning Nov. 22. Xbox 360 gamers in the U.S., totaling at leas ...

  10. WMG, Virgin Mobile USA Enter Pact

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has licensed hundreds of tracks to be sold as "alert tones" for Virgin Mobile USA. Virgin is marketing the service as "text tones" to be played when their subscribers receive a new Warner Music Group has lice ...

  11. Don Omar Preps U.S. Trek

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Only second reggaetón act to embark on tour in states. William Omar Landrón, aka Don Omar, will launch his first extensive U.S. tour October 13 in Atlanta. Don Omar will play a total of 17 U.S. cities, plus three dates at the Coliseum in San Juan, ...

  12. UMG, MTV Strike Mobile Video Deal

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and MTV Networks have entered into a wide-reaching licensing deal for mobile video content, sources familiar with the situation revealed Monday (Sept. 11) at the Billboard MECCA Universal Music Group (UMG) and MTV Networks ha ...

  13. Napster Launches Cell Phone Service

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Napster has launched its new cell phone music service, Napster Mobile, with its initial distribution partner, southeastern regional carrier SunCom Wireless. It is the first mobile music download servi Napster has launched its new cell phone music ...

  14. Napster Readies Mobile Download Service

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will launch with 2 million tracks available. During Napster's first quarter earnings call Aug. 3, the company's CEO, Chris Gorog, revealed that its full song mobile music download service will go live next week with southeastern regional ...

  15. Verizon Extends Online Mixing Campaign

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promotion was spearheaded by ad agency R/GA. Verizon is extending its "Richer, Deeper, Broader" campaign with the just-launched Verizon Beatbox Mixer. The interactive video and music tool, located on Verizon's broadband portal, rich ...

  16. MTV Taps Interscope Exec

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Holt named digital executive VP for network. Courtney Holt, Interscope Geffen A&M’s top new media executive, is jumping to MTV Networks. Holt has been named executive VP of digital music for MTV Networks’ Music & Logo Group, and will overs ...

  17. MTV Taps Interscope Exec

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Holt named digital executive VP for network. Courtney Holt, Interscope Geffen A&M’s top new media executive, is jumping to MTV Networks. Holt has been named executive VP of digital music for MTV Networks’ Music & Logo Group, and will overs ...

  18. Senate Panel Clears B'cast Flag

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A key Senate committee approved legislation that ultimately will give the FCC authority to promulgate regulations designed to protect content delivered by digital broadcasts. A key Senate committee approved legislation that ultimately will give th ...

  19. International Music Feed Pacts With Verizon

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IMF will provie a music network to Verizon's FiOS TV service. The International Music Feed Network has entered an agreement with Verizon to provide a 24-hour music television network to Verizon’s fiber-optic-powered television service, FiOS T ...

  20. Harry Fox Appoints Chief Info Officer

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gilchrist moves to role from ProLink Comm. The Harry Fox Agency has appointed Samuel Gilchrist as chief information officer. He will be in charge of the IT Client Solutions department in New York, reporting to president/CEO Gary Churgin. Gilchrist ...

  21. UMG Readies New Short Messaging Service

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled to launch in May. Universal Music Group plans to sell ringtones and other mobile music products via a new premium short-message service (SMS) starting next month. Rio Caraeff VP/GM for Universal Music Mobile says the offering will allow ...

  22. The Orchard Partners With Amp'd

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes mastertones, tones, full track downloads. Digital music distributor the Orchard has partnered with Amp’d Mobile, a startup wireless operator leasing airtime on Verizon’s high-speed wireless network. Under the deal, revealed at the CT ...

  23. Verizon, MySpace Call On Unsigned Bands

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Unveil promotion for Verizon's music service. Unveil promotion for Verizon's music service. News ...

  24. Boost Mobile Launches Ringback Tone Service

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Service similar to offerings from T-Mobile, Verizon. Boost Mobile, a wireless operator subsidiary of Sprint-Nextel focused on the youth market, has launched a ringback tone service called Boost Call Tones. Like other ringback tone offerings from T ...

  25. Warner Music Group Signs On With iRadio

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second major label to back service. Warner Music Group has signed on with Motorola’s fledgling iRadio, a service that allows subscribers to access over 400 channels of commercial free music and talk programming from their cell phone. WMG is now th ...

  26. Motorola's iRadio To Feature UMG Country Stars

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service expected to launch in Q1 2006. As the result of a deal announced in early October with Universal Music Group (UMG), Motorola’s forthcoming cell phone-based iRadio service will feature channels fashioned around UMG country artists, includin ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Wed Update: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie vs. corporate promoter debated. The benefits of using an independent versus a corporate promoter for major tours were heavily debated at this afternoon's (Oct. 26) "Change My Way of Thinkin'" panel at the Billboard Roadwo ...

  29. EMI Pub Names Ad Exec To New Post

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hunter Murtaugh moves to role from McGarry Bowen. EMI Music Publishing has appointed Hunter Murtaugh as its first creative director for strategic music marketing. He will serve as senior VP in EMI's music services division, headed by Joanne B ...

  30. Palm, Microsoft To Launch New Smart Phone

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Treo 700 to be offered through Verizon. New Treo 700 to be offered through Verizon. News ...

  31. Kanye To Hit The Road

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West will be embarking on a headlining tour of arenas and theaters beginning next month. The 'Touch the Sky' tour, which is presented by Verizon and stopping in more than 45 cities, kicks off Oc Kanye West will be embarking on a he ...

  32. V CAST, CCE Partner For 'Juntos' Tour

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Channel exclusive to Verizon subscribers. Channel exclusive to Verizon subscribers. News ...

  33. Court Nominee Roberts' Panel Rejected P2P Ruling

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President Bush's pick to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was part of the three-judge panel that threw out a section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that would have given entertainment comp WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Repo ...

  34. Grokster: Tech Companies Respond

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Concerns about innovation abound. Filetrading companies were less than thrilled with today's Supreme Court (June 27) ruling against fellow P2P company Grokster. But they weren't alone in expressing concern about how the decision may chal ...

  35. Broadcasters Find Ally In Verizon

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters could add a powerful ally in their attempts to force cable companies to carry the multiple digital TV channels they hope to offer after the head of the nation's largest telephone company LAS VEGAS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Broa ...

  36. IEG Report Bullish On Tour Sponsorships

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sponsorship spending on music tours, concert series and venues is expected to total $754 million in 2005, up from $695 million in '04, according to IEG Sponsorship Report, a leading trade publication Sponsorship spending on music tours, conce ...

  37. IEG Report Bullish On Tour Sponsorships

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sponsorship spending on music tours, concert series and venues is expected to total $754 million in 2005, up from $695 million in '04, according to IEG Sponsorship Report, a leading trade publication Sponsorship spending on music tours, conce ...

  38. RealNetworks, Comcast Extend Ties With RadioPlus

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has expanded its online music distribution agreement with cable Internet service provider Comcast. The move extends RealNetworks' Rhapsody RadioPlus service to customers of Comcast's high RealNetworks has expanded its online ...

  39. Communications Biz Spends $1.1B On Lobbying Gov't

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures from 1998 to September 2004 by the three primary U.S. communications sectors -- broadcasting, cable TV and telecommuications -- amounted to $1.1 billio Campaign contributions and lobbying expenditur ...

  40. Induce Bill Yanked For Revisions

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A markup of major legislation to go after peer-to-peer companies that "induce" the public into copyright infringement was pulled Sept. 29 from the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote agenda. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A markup of major legis ...

  41. Induce Bill Yanked For Revisions

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A markup of major legislation to go after P2P companies that "induce" the public into copyright infringement was pulled last night (Sept. 29) from the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote agenda for toda A markup of major legislation t ...

  42. Biz Hits D.C. To Lobby On Digital Issues

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen music-industry groups will descend on Capitol Hill tomorrow (Sept. 9) to show their support of online music services and the so-called Induce bill. The day of lobbying is being coord More than a dozen music-industry groups will d ...

  43. Opposing Groups Present Changes To Induce Act

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Consumer Electronics Assn. and 10 other groups that oppose the pending Induce Act have hammered out alternative language for the legislation and presented it to Senate leaders on Aug. 25. WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Electronics Assn. (CEA) and ...

  44. Opposing Groups Present Changes To Induce Act

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New language would change focus to 'mass infringers.' The Consumer Electronics Assn. and 10 other groups that oppose the pending Induce Act have hammered out alternative language for the legislation and today (Aug. 25) presented it to Se ...

  45. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee has planned a hearing for July 22 to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol on July 13 sent a letter of support for the legislation WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee ha ...

  46. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  47. Hearing Date Decided For Induce Act

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (July 15) that it will hold a hearing to examine the so-called Induce Act on July 22 in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (Ju ...

  48. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to announce a hearing to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol today (July 13) sent a letter of support for the legislati The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to an ...

  49. Hatch's 'Induce' Bill Spurs Debate Among Industry Groups

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA and recording-artist organizations are disputing claims that the proposed "Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act" would undermine the Supreme Court's 1984 Sony-Betamax decision on legitimat WASHINGTON, D.C.-The RIAA and r ...

  50. Digital Rights Agency Links With Navarre

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital Rights Agency, a digital distributor of independent-label content to music services like iTunes and Napster, has inked a three-year deal to handle more than 10,000 tracks from Navarre Corp. Digital Rights Agency, a digital distributor of i ...

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