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  1. Cricket Rides Muve Music Success to Nationwide Rollout

    September 22, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Cricket Communications, the wireless operator behind the surprise hit Muve Music service, is going national. The pre-paid carrier to date has operated only in select markets nationwide, 35 states and amassed some 5.7 million customers. The plan no ...

  2. This Week in Apps: iTunes Festival, Exfm Mobile, MOG's Moggles, Sir Mix-A-Lot's Mix-N-Match

    June 23, 2011 6:22 PM EDT iTunes Festival London Live Nation released an app for the iTunes Festival London, which will allow users to stream performances from the music festival live on their iPhone, iPad or iPod. It's a free app that also supports AirPlay so users c ...

  3. The First iPad Reviews Are In

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first iPad reviews have hit the Web and the consensus is that it's great. A look at what the tech experts are saying: The NY Times David Pogue spotlights one of the iPad's main strengths: the experience of consuming media. The Apple ...

  4. OurStage Raises An Additional $2.5 Million

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music discovery Web site OurStage has recently raised about $2.55 million in new funding, according to a company representative. The recent funds bring the total to approximately $5.2 million of a $6 million Series B offering. A SEC filing on Janu ...

  5. Ellie Goulding Wins Critics' Choice BRIT Award

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. trade body the BPI has named pop newcomer Ellie Goulding as the winner of the BRITs 2010 Critics' Choice Award. The 22-year-old Polydor/Universal signing will perform at the BRITs nomination launch on Jan. 18 which will be broadcast on I ...

  6. Brands Urged To Engage With Music Fans Via Social Networks

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music is playing such a critical role on fast-growing social networks that brand owners can no longer ignore it for brand-awareness strategies, says a new report by Heartbeats International, the Sweden-based international marketing agency. Called ...

  7. Sabam, Simim Ink Joint Rights Deal With Employers

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Under the banner UNISONO, the Belgian authors' rights group Sabam and neighbouring rights association Simim have concluded a comprehensive agreement on licenses for the use of music in companies and enterprises. In addition, Sabam also sealed ...

  8. HMV Canada Flips Switch On Beta Music Site

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music retailer HMV Canada has launched a beta version of its digital music Web site. HMV's Canadian president Humphrey Kadaner said the Web site launch was abrupt as details of the technology were still being resolved until Tuesday night. The ...

  9. Billboard, ViewLife Partner For Billboard Korea Launch

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard will launch in South Korea through a partnership with Korean media company ViewLife, Inc. The first-ever Billboard Korea charts will launch with a consumer Korean language music Web site and mobile music applications. Billboard and ViewL ...

  10. Digital Briefs: Live365, CRB, Napster, Live Nation

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Internet radio provider Live365 , one of the few webcasters to turn down the recent SoundExchange compromise agreement for streaming royalty rates, is taking a decidedly different approach to the ongoing dispute - by challenging the constitutio ...

  11. New Music Festival To Launch In Miami

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The city of Miami will launch a music festival designed to promote and expose new and developing acts. The first "Miami Music Festival" will take place Dec. 10-12 in different clubs and venues in the city's Brickell and downtown are ...

  12. Billboard Unveils New Billboard.com

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT To solidify Billboard.com as the Web's top music entertainment destination, Billboard has relaunched the site with new features and products that will provide music fans with a more interactive and customized discovery experience. Billboard.c ...

  13. Italian Piracy Operators Forfeit $3.3 Million

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An Italian judge in Milan has ordered the operators of pirate music Web sites to forfeit more than 2.4 million euros ($3.3 million) following an investigation into copyright infringement. It follows an investigation and legal proceedings against v ...

  14. Indie Survey: Friends, Live Shows Big Influencers

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four out of five independent music store customers cite a recommendation of a friend as being an important factor in a purchase, according to a survey conducted by the Association of Independent Music Stores (AIMS). The online survey queried 1,067 ...

  15. National Geographic Links With Kobalt

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nat Geo Music, the music division of National Geographic Entertainment has signed with the Kobalt Music Group to globally represent and provide full-service publishing administration for Nat Geo’s library of more than 16,000 original music clues. ...

  16. Beggars Group Joins Muzu.tv Community

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beggars Group, one of the largest independent label collectives in Europe, is the latest to join new music television Web site and distribution platform Muzu.tv. The new deal will give Muzu.tv users full access to the entire video library of Begga ...

  17. MidemNet Day 2: Biz Looks To Licensing ISPs

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Change is coming" was the message at day two of the MidemNet conference in Cannes, although there was still plenty of lively debate about how ISPs can work with the record labels. MidemNet is a conference focusing on music in the digita ...

  18. US Sues Sony Music Over Children's Online Privacy

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment was sued on Wednesday by the U.S. government, which claimed the music company violated federal rules aimed at protecting the online privacy of children. Sony Music improperly accepted registrations on its music Web sites f ...

  19. Exclusive Billboard Q&A: UMG's Chairman/CEO Doug Morris

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What's impressive about Doug Morris' midtown Manhattan office presents itself in modest statements. In one corner is a giant white canvas with a charcoal scrawl of a little boy; it turns out to be a self-portrait by Universal Music Group ...

  20. HMV Sales On The Rise

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group announced 1.3% growth in total sales for the 18 weeks ending Aug. 30, in the first trading update of its current financial year. "In what is a tough consumer environment, the solid start made by the Group to the new financial year m ...

  21. Spinnaker Acquires HearItFirst From EMI

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spinnaker Media has acquired music discovery Web site HearItFirst.com from EMI Christian Music Group, which created and developed the site. Under the Spinnaker umbrella, HearItFirst.com will operate as a stand-alone music service aimed at Christia ...

  22. AOL Music To Extend Indie Offering Via OurStage

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Indie music Web site OurStage has linked with AOL Music for a content partnership. As part of the deal, OurStage will provide music content including interviews, streaming audio, and videos, for distribution via AOL. In addition, the two will work ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Louis Vuitton Wins Spears Video Lawsuit

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton has won a lawsuit that alleged a Britney Spears music video violated counterfeiting laws by showcasing a pink Vuitton-upholstered dashboard. A Paris civil court ordered Sony BMG and MTV Online to stop broadcasting ...

  25. German Tech Firm Trivid Takes Popkomm Innovation Award

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German technology company Trivid has won Popkomm 2007's Innovation in Music and Entertainment Award (IMEA) on day one of the confab in Berlin. The firm triumphed with its Clipgenerator service, which allows online users to generate private mu ...

  26. Bebo, 7digital Team For Downloads

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bebo, the U.K.-based international social networking Web site, has joined forces with British online music retailer 7digital to enable artists to sell music directly to consumers. The deal, which kicks off today (March 28), will enable Bebo's ...

  27. Townshend Reveals The 'Method' To His Madness At SXSW

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend utilized his keynote address at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, tonight (March 14) to unveil a new music Web site dubbed the Method. The concept was first introduced in the early 1970s via music intended for " ...

  28. Virgin, Carphone Warehouse Team For Downloads

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Online music download service Virgin Digital and U.K. mobile phone retailing giant The Carphone Warehouse have partnered to provide a new digital music service to mobile customers. Virgin Digital has become the "exclusive music download partn ...

  29. Labels Sue AllofMP3.com

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Several major record labels sued the operator of the Russian music Web site AllofMP3.com on Wednesday, claiming the company has been profiting by selling copies of music without their permission. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New York ...

  30. Akamai Tracking Web Trends On Music Sites

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Akamai Technologies has launched a new service that tracks and benchmarks the global Web usage patterns of more than 40 digital music Web sites?including digital music retailers, music information sites and streaming Internet radio destinations. T ...

  31. Taiwan's Kuro Pays $9.1m Damages

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download service Kuro today (Sept. 14) agreed to pay to the recording industry $9.1 in damages, one of the largest settlements of its kind in Asia. The rogue servi The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download ...

  32. Taiwan's Kuro Pays $9.1m Damages

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download service Kuro today (Sept. 14) agreed to pay to the recording industry $9.1 in damages, one of the largest settlements of its kind in Asia. The rogue servi The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download ...

  33. Snocap Quietly Reveals New Technology

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Allows indie artists to sell music on Web sites. Allows indie artists to sell music on Web sites. News ...

  34. Snocap Quietly Reveals New Technology

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Allows indie artists to sell music on Web sites. Snocap has quietly rolled out a new technology that allows independent artists to sell music through Myspace and other Web sites. At least one band with a MySpace page is selling tracks in the MP3 f ...

  35. The Indies

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When popular music Web site punknews.org launched a label last year, some may have worried that the company's own bands would start to take center stage. But the opposite has been true. Read Todd Mart When popular music Web site punknews.org ...

  36. Bacardi Raises Spirits With Mobile Mixes

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT B-Live dance music Web project kicks off. B-Live dance music Web project kicks off. News ...

  37. France Proposes To OK DRM-Cracking Software

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST France is pushing through a law that would force Apple Computer to open its iTunes online music store and enable consumers to download songs onto devices other than the computer maker's popular iPod p France is pushing through a law that woul ...

  38. France Proposes To OK DRM-Cracking Software

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST France is pushing through a law that would force Apple Computer to open its iTunes online music store and enable consumers to download songs onto devices other than the computer maker's popular iPod p France is pushing through a law that woul ...

  39. Billboard, MSN Partner For Latin Web Site

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Conf taking place April 24-27. Billboard has partnered with MSN to produce a co-branded, Spanish-language Latin music Web site featuring exclusive Billboard content. Billboard Magazine and Billboard.com will provide artists intervi ...

  40. John Peel Site To Aid Unsigned Acts

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revered British radio DJ died a year ago. Universal Music U.K. has joined forces with revived indie label Dandelion Records to launch a new-music Web service dedicated to John Peel, the late highly revered British radio broadcaster and DJ. Accessi ...

  41. John Peel Site To Aid Unsigned Acts

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revered British radio DJ died a year ago. Universal Music U.K. has joined forces with revived indie label Dandelion Records to launch a new-music Web service dedicated to John Peel, the late highly revered British radio broadcaster and DJ. Accessi ...

  42. Panasonic Ramps Up Digital Music Presence

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japanese electronics goods maker Matsushita, today (July 28) launched an online digital music Web site that it hopes will also drive sales of its new MP3 play Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japa ...

  43. Panasonic Ramps Up Digital Music Presence

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japanese electronics goods maker Matsushita, today (July 28) launched an online digital music Web site that it hopes will also drive sales of its new MP3 play Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japa ...

  44. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Online Site

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intellectu MADRID -- Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdre ...

  45. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Download Site

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intel Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,5 ...

  46. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Download Site

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intel Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,5 ...

  47. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bugs Music. SEOUL -- South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web ...

  48. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading music streaming Web site, Bugs Music. South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bug ...

  49. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading music streaming Web site, Bugs Music. South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bug ...

  50. Labels Line Up For RED Digital Services

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based RED Distribution says 29 labels have signed on for the company's digital distribution services. New York-based RED Distribution says 29 labels have signed on for the company's digital distribution services. The independent ...

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