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  1. Virgin Mobile FreeFest Announce Line-Up with Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Robin Thicke

    July 29, 2013 5:08 AM EDT Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Robin Thicke are among the big names confirmed to perform at the Sept. 21 Virgin Mobile FreeFest, the telecoms group’s charitable initiative focused on ending youth homelessness. Other artists confirmed to the multi-sta ...

  2. Virgin Mobile FreeFest Charity Concert With Jack White, Skrillex, Nas Sells Out In Record Time

    August 28, 2012 1:24 PM EDT Tickets to Virgin Mobile's FreeFest, Virgin Mobile's charitable initiative focused on ending youth homelessness, has sold-out in a record two minutes. In order to obtain free concert tickets fans have to volunteer time at homeless youth ...

  3. Blink-182, Weezer To Headline Free Virgin Fest

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After months of speculation about the fate of the 2009 Virgin Mobile Festival, organizers have made an announcement that should please music fans who've felt the economic pinch of the recession: this year's event is free. With headliners ...

  4. EMI Music Appoints Handler Executive VP

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has appointed Howard Handler to the new role of executive VP, head of marketing, in North America. Handler will be based in New York and will oversee all marketing functions for EMI's roster in the US and Canada. He reports to Sam v ...

  5. LiveWire, Virgin Mobile Bundle Ringback Tones

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT LiveWire Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA have teamed up to offer pre-selected ringback playlists - similar to a music recommendation service for ringback tone customers. Rather than setting a single track, the playlist cycles through five different t ...

  6. Virgin Mobile Onboard With Free Bon Jovi Concert

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA will sponsor a free Bon Jovi concert designed to celebrate the Philadelphia Soul's ArenaBowl XXII win earlier this month. Jon Bon Jovi is a majority owner of the Philadelphia arena football team. Along with the sponsorship, ...

  7. Virgin Mobile Acquires Helio

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's official, Virgin Mobile USA is acquiring rival mobile operator Helio in a deal valued at $39 million. Helio is jointly owned by Korean carrier SK Telecom and the U.S.-based ISP EarthLink. Both Virgin and Helio are mobile virtual network ...

  8. Virgin Mobile To Acquire Helio?

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Big changes may be ahead for the U.S. mobile virtual network operator market, with Virgin Mobile USA reportedly set to acquire Helio-the U.S. operator owned by SK Telecom. Helio is a joint venture between SK Telekom and Earthlink, with SK Telekom ...

  9. Sony BMG In DRM-Free Deal With Dada

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is providing DRM-free full song downloads to Dada Entertainment, a mobile entertainment joint venture between the label and Dada USA. At this time, only Sony BMG's catalog is available via the service, but it hopes to add content fro ...

  10. Foos, Kanye, NIN, STP Set For Virgin Fest

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the Virgin Mobile Festival, set for Aug. 9-10 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The festival is produced for the third year by I.M.P. Virgin Group ...

  11. Digital Bits: INgrooves, Virgin Mobile, Groove Mobile, The Orchard

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music distributor and "label" INgrooves partnered with technology provider Emdigo for a new set of 3D artist-based wallpaper images called "Music Screensavers. The next-gen wallpaper images feature animated images of various ...

  12. Aiden Wins Virgin Mobile's 'Book The Band' Contest

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Aiden has been selected by MTV2 "Book the Band" viewers to perform at Baltimore's Virgin Festival, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course. The Seattle-based band will open day two of the festival. Aiden received nearly 420 ...

  13. Amp'd Shutting Service, Virgin Mobile Preps IPO

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two wireless operators shared a similar business plan. One is preparing for a lucrative IPO, the other has gone bankrupt and is selling off assets. Bad news first. Amp'd Mobile is planning to shut down its service Tuesday. The company, which ...

  14. Virgin Mobile, MTV2 Let Fans Choose Fest Opener

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has partnered with MTV2 and Kyocera Wireless for “Book the Band by Virgin Mobile,” an upcoming short-form program that allows viewers to choose an opening band for the Aug. 4-5 Virgin Festival in Baltimore. “Book the Band by Virg ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Amp'd Mobile Raises $67 Million In Funding

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group among the investors. Amp'd Mobile said on it raised about $60 million in funding from investors including Vivendi's Universal Music Group and three venture capital funds to set up a U.S. mobile telephone service. Pr ...

  17. EMI N.A. Names Mobile Music Exec

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music North America has named Thomas V. Ryan as senior VP of mobile development. EMI Music North America has named Thomas V. Ryan as senior VP of mobile development. Ryan, who is based in New York, will develop e-commerce initiatives and produ ...

  18. G-Unit Stars Offer 'First Dibs' Via Virgin Mobile

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Exclusive ringtones available under UMG deal. Virgin Mobile USA and Universal Music Group are rolling out their second "First Dibs" mobile music deal, this time with exclusive master ringtones from G-Unit's Lloyd Banks and Young Buc ...

  19. Virgin Rings Up UMG Deal

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has teamed with Universal Music Group to provide exclusive access to master ringtones from the Shady/Interscope album "D12 World." The three-month deal -- which started May 17 -- mar Virgin Mobile USA has teamed with Un ...

  20. Sue D'Agostino Joins Virgin Mobile

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has tagged industry veteran Sue D'Agostino as public relations director of its brand team. Virgin Mobile USA has tagged industry veteran Sue D'Agostino as public relations director of its brand team. The Warren, N.J.-ba ...

  21. Musicphone, Shazam Bow Music Recognition In U.S.

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music recognition, a service that allows wireless subscribers to identify music wherever it is heard, is now available in the United States. Music recognition, a service that allows wireless subscribers to identify music wherever it is heard, is n ...

  22. SXSW Invests in Digital Rights Agency

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital Rights Agency (DRA), a distributor of independent music to digital music services, has received an equity investment of an undisclosed amount from SXSW Inc., the company behind the South by So Digital Rights Agency (DRA), a distributor of ...