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  1. Popkomm Day 2: Digital Drives Forward

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The development of digital music was the major topic of debate at day two of Popkomm in Berlin, with delegates discussing the need for users to be able to synchronize their music collections between their computers, phones and even automobiles. Th ...

  2. Conchords, Opshop Dominate NZ's Tuis

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The public almost outnumbered the music industry for the first time at this year's New Zealand Music Awards -- and the organizers couldn't be happier. The Vodafone-sponsored "Tuis" were held at the Vector Arena in Auckland on W ...

  3. New Aus Online Radio Firm Gets Stripes

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While the introduction of digital radio in Australia has been further delayed, the country's first mobile radio subscription service has just been launched. For a fee of $7.95 Australian ($6.30) per month, subscribers to the service are enabl ...

  4. Kingston, Katchafire To Perform At Digicel Fiji Launch

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jamaica-based Miami-born reggae singer/rapper Sean Kingston (Koch) and New Zealand reggae band Katchafire (EMI NZ) are expected to draw 60,000 to a free concert to launch Carribbean-based mobile company Digicel in Fiji. The four-hour show at Suva& ...

  5. MTV And Vodafone Offer Multi-Platform "Soundbites"

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has extended its relationship with wireless carrier Vodafone by launching Vodafone Soundbites, a new multi-platform series distributed on TV, online and on mobile. The 21-episode series of three-minute "Soundbites&q ...

  6. Bigger Venue, 3-Year Sponsor For NZ Music Awards

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This year's New Zealand Music Awards will be the biggest yet, with the event to be staged at Auckland's largest indoor entertainment venue the Vector Arena. The move -- which comes at the same time as the signing of a new sponsorship pac ...

  7. Vodafone Director Ferguson Joins Sony BMG

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. has hired former Vodafone executive Graeme Ferguson to the new position of SVP digital and strategic partnerships. Ferguson will join the music major at the start of September from Vodafone, the mobile carrier, wh ...

  8. MusicStation Claims U.K. Market-Leader Status

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, supplier of the pioneering all-you-can-eat mobile-music download service MusicStation, is boasting that its U.K. service is officially the country's "largest digital music subscription service." Although it declined to giv ...

  9. Madonna's 'Candy' A Treat For Sony Ericsson Users

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's new chart smash "Hard Candy" is to be pre-loaded or carried alongside Sony Ericsson handsets across 27 countries, through a new agreement struck between Warner Music International and the cell phone manufacturer. From this ...

  10. Van Der Wal Named CFO Of Seatwave

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aksel Van der Wal has been named CFO of fan-to-fan ticket exchange Seatwave. He will be based in London and will report to the company's CEO Joe Cohen. Most recently, Van der Wal was CFO of Vodafone's Global Business Development unit whe ...

  11. Madonna Lines Up Mobile First

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operators Verizon Wireless and Vodafone have teamed up to simulcast a Madonna performance live to mobile phone on their respective networks. It is considered the first live simulcast across multiple wireless networks. Madonna will perform ...

  12. 'Comes With' Some Advice For Raking In More Revenue

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sometimes the future flashes before your eyes. But at the MIPTV confab last week, the next couple of years of mobile film and video landed in my ear. A well-informed mobile industry executive who wishes to remain anonymous told me on the hush that ...

  13. Timbaland, Timberlake Pact For Madonna Exclusive

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake have teamed up to create a remix of Madonna's single "4 Minutes," which will be available exclusively via Verizon Wireless in the United States and internationally through Vodafone. The track ...

  14. Samsung Dials Up Madonna Deal For France

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mobile manufacturer Samsung will be the official mobile partner in France of Madonna's upcoming album "Hard Candy", which is due out on April 25. The full album and the video of the single "4 Minutes" will be preloaded on ...

  15. Madonna Mobile Exclusives Set For Vodaphone

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New music and other forms of mobile content from Madonna's upcoming "Hard Candy" album will be available exclusively to Vodafone mobile customers prior to its April 28 release, under a deal formed between Vodafone and Warner Music I ...

  16. O2 Rapped By U.K. Regulator

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. mobile operator O2, a major investor in mobile music and live music, has been attacked by telecoms regulator Ofcom for failing to meet its obligations to roll out 3G (third-generation high-speed) services. Industry experts believe the availab ...

  17. Digital Briefs: LimeWire, Last.fm, Musicbrigade

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST -File-sharing site Lime Wire has inked a deal with Redeye Distribution to offer more than 20,000 tracks through its digital music store. The deal will add music from 200 independent labels distributed by Redeye and include in-house labels Yep Roc ...

  18. ARIA, MTV Aus Bolster Alliance

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Association and MTV Networks Australia have strengthened their alliance through a number of joint initiatives, unveiled today. The first is a new one-hour magazine-style show that bows tomorrow on MTV and will foc ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. MWC Debates DRM

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The digital rights management debate moved to the mobile space today, as delegates at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona heard Larry Moores, senior VP global product management for Real Networks, call for DRM-free music to be made more wi ...

  21. Omnifone, LG In Deal For Unlimited Music Phone

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, U.K.-based music download company Omnifone has signed LG Electronics on to make the first mobile phones that will feature its MusicStation Max unlimited mobile music service. With MusicStation Max mobile service and the new pre-licens ...

  22. RealNetworks Forecasts Lower Revenues, Shares Fall

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Digital media company RealNetworks Inc forecasts first-quarter and full-year 2008 revenue below Wall Street expectations partly due to slower growth in its Rhapsody America music business. The news sent shares down as much as 3.3 percent in extend ...

  23. Tech Firms Respond To McGuinness Blast

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McGuinness's big-hitting speech at this year's Midem has inspired a wave of reaction, not all of it positive. The U2 manager's lecture became one of the 42nd annual trade fair's hottest talking points, when he used its pod ...

  24. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  25. German Court Rules On iPhone Exclusivity

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Hamburg Regional Court today ruled that T-Mobile can continue marketing the iPhone on an exclusive basis, rejecting a petition lodged by rival telecoms giant Vodafone. Vodafone had sought a ruling to prevent the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary fro ...

  26. T-Mobile Offers iPhone Without Contract In Germany

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Deutsche Telekom's mobile unit T-Mobile is now offering Apple's iPhone in Germany without a service plan, after Vodafone raised questions about the exclusive agreement which binds the two companies. The Regional Court of Hamburg ruled th ...

  27. Lopez, Fernandez Among Premios Amigo Nominees

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's music industry will experience a new look award ceremony on Nov. 27 when the Premios Amigo gala is held for the first time in six years. Details of the return of the top music industry award gala were revealed today in a four-page pre ...

  28. Court Injunction Keeps iPhone On Hold In Germany

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vodafone has obtained an interim injunction in German, which prevents rival handset manufacturer T-Mobile from selling the iPhone in the lead-up to Christmas. The district court in Hamburg issued the order on Monday, after Vodafone questioned the ...

  29. Spain's Premios Amigo Returns Nov. 27

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's top music award gala, Premios Amigo, is returning on Nov. 27 after a five-year hiatus. Organizers Promusicae initially cancelled the event in protest to high levels of music piracy, which in recent years has reached an estimated 50%. ...

  30. 50 Cent To Make India Debut

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Cent will perform in India for the first time on Nov. 18 at Mumbai's 15,000 capacity MMRDA Grounds, promoters Oranjuice Entertainment said today. Smirnoff Experience is principal sponsor of the concert, while MTV's international music ...

  31. Nokia, Vodaphone Launch UK Mobile Music Services

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cellphone manufacturer Nokia and mobile network Vodafone both launched online music operations today, offering markedly different services to their U.K. customers. Vodafone's MusicStation subscription service was launched this morning by pop ...

  32. U.K. To Chart Subscription Services

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Official U.K. Charts Co. (OCC) is to launch a new weekly chart which will rank the tracks streamed and downloaded most often by online users of U.K. music subscription services. It will launch later this year, according to the OCC, once the ch ...

  33. Vodafone's Billing Joins WMI In Product Innovation Role

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has recruited Vodafone executive Natasha Billing to the new post as product innovation director, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Billing, who is based in London, will be closely involved in developing and implement ...

  34. Omnifone Arrives In Hong Kong

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, the mobile-music service provider out to challenge Apple's iPhone, entered the Asia-Pacific region live today (Oct. 22) via a deal with wireless carrier 3 Hong Kong. The 3 MusicStation, which Omnifone claims is "the first unlim ...

  35. Mint Chicks, Hollie Smith Win At NZ Awards

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Mint Chicks and Hollie Smith were the big winners at the 42nd annual New Zealand Music Awards, held last night at Auckland's Aotea Centre. Both acts snared three gongs at the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand event, which was ...

  36. Groove To Power UMG Downloads For UK Phone Carrier

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Groove Mobile's off-portal, direct-to-consumer mobile music download service has picked up some new allies. The company added Universal Music Group and wireless operator 3 UK to the initiative. The system allows fans to find, buy and download ...

  37. U.K. Phone Carrier 3 To Offer UMG Catalog

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. carrier 3 will offer mobile phone subscribers the repertoire of Universal Music Group via Groove Mobile's off-portal distribution platform. The off-portal move means the customers will be able to download UMG tracks without having to sub ...

  38. Winehouse, Mika Among Vodafone Awards Winners

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse, Mika and Arctic Monkeys were among the winners at tonight's Vodafone Live Music Awards in London. The televised event, now in its second year, was staged at Brompton Hall in the Earls Court venue and featured performances from ...

  39. 50 Cent Postpones European Tour

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Just hours after losing out to rival Kanye West on the U.K. albums chart, rapper 50 Cent has shelved a string of European dates. In a brief statement, his record company Interscope says, "50 Cent is very sad to confirm that due to a last minu ...

  40. Nokia Launches Music Service, iPhone Rival

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nokia launched its much anticipated digital music service today, a move designed to both expand the company's mobile entertainment footprint and turn up the heat on Apple's iTunes and iPhone. The service works on both music-specialized m ...

  41. Italy's Digital Charts Track Mobile Music

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Italy's official digital sales charts will now include mobile download data thanks to the inclusion of Vodafone in its monitoring sample, representative body FIMI said Monday. Italy's digital charts had previously covered only sales info ...

  42. NZ Charts To Incorporate Downloads

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The New Zealand music charts are getting a digital makeover, with the singles and album top 40's to incorporate downloads, as well as over-the-counter sales and airplay. The first of the new-look charts from the Recording Industry Association ...

  43. RealNetworks Buys Austria's Sony NetServices

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks Inc, operator of U.S. subscription-based online-music service Rhapsody, has acquired Austria-based mobile-music platform developer Sony NetServices (SNS) for approximately $9 million in cash. SNS, a business-to-business venture that h ...

  44. Spanish Biz Welcomes Digital Charts

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' body Promusicae today launched the country's first official digital sales charts, with hopes high that the new listings will serve to boost the country's flagging digital music sales. From today, two charts are to be ...

  45. YouTube Inks Deals, Expands Reach

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST User-generated video sharing service YouTube has struck two deals to expand both the reach and breadth of its content. The company is working with wireless operator Vodafone to create a mobile version of the YouTube service -- providing daily sele ...

  46. Omnifone To Launch iPhone Rival

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST MusicStation, a new subscription-funded mobile-music service said to be more consumer-friendly than Apple Inc.'s iPhone offering, is scheduled to start rolling out internationally in April. Launched by privately owned London-based Omnifone, M ...

  47. MySpace Goes Mobile In Europe With Vodafone

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST MySpace has forged an exclusive European partnership with Vodafone in a development which will enable the wireless carrier's customers to remotely view and edit their MySpace profiles. The deal, unveiled Wednesday (Feb. 7), heralds Fox Intera ...

  48. 2008 Rock In Rio Comes To Spain

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2008 Rock in Rio festival is to be held for the first time in the Spanish capital, Madrid, organizers have confirmed. The giant concert event will be staged over two weekends, from June 27 to 28 and July 4,5 and 6, near the town of Arganda del ...

  49. iTunes Launches In New Zealand

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer today (Dec. 6) launched iTunes Music Store in New Zealand. The new service becomes the 22nd iTunes Music Store in the world, and arrives as the tenth legitimate download site in New Zealand. Single tracks cost NZ$1.79 (US$1.21) each ...

  50. Rodgers Turns To Video Games Biz

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary U.S. producer Nile Rodgers says he has turned to video-games music because royalties from traditional CD sales are drying up. Legendary U.S. producer Nile Rodgers says he has turned to video-games music because royalties from traditional ...

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