Western European

  1. Business Matters: As Spotify Adds Ireland and Luxembourg, What To Expect in Emerging Markets

    November 13, 2012 7:44 PM EST Spotify has quietly launched in Ireland and Luxembourg, the company's 16th and 17th countries, giving it markets roughly the size of the state of Louisiana plus the city limits of Tucson, Arizona. What exists beyond these small markets will b ...

  2. Details On Spotify's Changes To Free Service

    April 14, 2011 8:10 AM EDT Spotify announced changes to its free service Thursday morning that will add new restrictions on song plays and reduce hours of free listening. "Above all, this means we can continue making Spotify available to all in the long-term," Spo ...

  3. Music Streaming Seen Boosting Mobile Sales: Study

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mobile operators should ditch their music download stores and opt for partnerships with music streaming services if they want to generate more revenue and make customers stick, a study found. A typical Western European operator -- with 20 million ...

  4. Business Matters: Possible Shift In File Share Penalties, BMG Rights Management, 'BlackPad' and more

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Penalties For File Sharers To Fall? -- The penalties given to convicted file sharers could fall dramatically in the future. The Supreme Court has showed interest in a file-sharing case The case is ...

  5. Study: Downloads Will Not Overtake CD Format

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance, according to a new study. Jupiter Research said in its annual repo The compact disc has at least another five yea ...

  6. Study: Downloads Will Not Overtake CD Format

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance, a new study said on Tuesday. The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format be ...

  7. IFPI Reveals List Of Worst Piracy Offenders

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the second year running, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has singled out 10 countries as being the world's worst music-piracy offenders. LONDON -- For the second year running, the International Federation ...

  8. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...