Windows Media Audio

  1. Update: William Morris, Endeavor Agree To Merge

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Endeavor and the William Morris Agency agreed Monday afternoon to a merger that dramatically redraws the map for Hollywood's talent agencies. WMA's 20-person board and Endeavor's 28 partners, in separate meetings, approved the deal, ...

  2. Hutchison 3G Austria Launches Download, Subscription Services

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile multi-media provider Hutchison 3G Austria has launched a music store that gives consumers a choice between subscription and download-to-own platforms. The download-to-own store has a catalog of over 3.3 million audio tracks (in MP3 and WMA ...

  3. Napster Q4 Revenue Hits $31 Million

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shares of Napster Inc. jumped Thursday after the online music retailer said it expects its revenue for the fiscal fourth-quarter, which ended March 31, totaled about $31 million, beating analysts' predictions. Napster shares rose 24 cents, or ...

  4. Download First For Iron Maiden Compilation

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal goliaths Iron Maiden will release an '80s best-of compilation "Somewhere Back In Time" as a free high-quality download. Available from the band's Web site, the PC-compatible 320 kbps WMA audio files will time-out af ...

  5. CAA's Muller Jumps To William Morris

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a major move in the music agency world, Don Muller has moved to William Morris Agency from Creative Artists Agency, taking with him such acts as Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Tenacious D and Mars Volta. Muller will be reunited ...

  6. Bicknell Splits With WMA

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ed Bicknell, head of international music for the William Morris Agency, has announced that he is leaving the company to return to "civilian life." WMA worldwide head of music Peter Grosslight says in a prepared statement that Bicknell di ...

  7. Telecom Italia Launches AliceMusic In France

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Telecom Italia, which operates France's fourth ISP under the Alice brand, has launched an "all-you-can-eat" music service, AliceMusic. The service is available at no additional charge to subscribers of Alicebox, Alice's integra ...

  8. Dale Morris and Associates, William Morris Agency Partner

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dale Morris and Associates (DMA) and the William Morris Agency (WMA) have formed a strategic alliance focusing on concert booking and touring for Gretchen Wilson and former Alabama frontman Randy Owen. DMA and WMA have employed an informal relatio ...

  9. Sony To Shutter Connect Music Store In March

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. will begin shuttering its Connect Music Store starting in March, the company confirmed today. Rumors of the impending shutdown began in June after the company laid off 20 people and allocated remaining staff and resources to the PlaySta ...

  10. PayPlay.fm Goes DRM-Free

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Another digital music service is now offering DRM-free, higher-quality tracks at a higher price -- a model similar to one launched today by Apple . PayPlay.fm, which features a library of some 1.3 million tracks, was previously offering WMA-encode ...

  11. Point-Based Music Service Launches

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Another digital music service has entered the game, with NT Media launching an a la cart music download offering. The company has quietly struck deals with all the major record labels, as well as the larger independent digital music aggregators su ...

  12. Carphone Warehouse Launches Download Service

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST England's Carphone Warehouse has launched a music download service called MyMobileMusic. The service features access to 2.5 million tracks, compatible with Microsoft WMA digital rights management technology for both MP3 players and mobile pho ...

  13. Warner's FMR Deal Given Green Light

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer Commission today (Nov. 16) approved Warner Music Australia's acquisition of leading Aussie indie label Festival Mushroom Records. Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer ...

  14. Warner's FMR Deal Given Green Light

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer Commission today (Nov. 16) approved Warner Music Australia's acquisition of leading Aussie indie label Festival Mushroom Records. Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer ...

  15. MP3tunes Hires Hacker DVD Jon

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Infamous Johansen working on secret project. Michael Robertson, founder of MP3tunes, has hired infamous hacker Jon Lech Johansen to work on a new digital music project with the code name Oboe. Johansen, also known as DVD Jon, is the software progr ...

  16. Music Service Featuring High-def Files Launches

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tracks formatted in WMA Lossless format. The MusicGiants Network launched its new digital music service, featuring high-definition, uncompressed digital files for download. After several months of operating in test mode with content limited to EMI ...

  17. New MP3 Players Hit The Market

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony, Samsung introduce new models. Both Sony Electronics and Samsung have introduced several new MP3 players in their ongoing campaign to catch up to Apple Computer in the digital music race. Sony unveiled a new line of flash-based devices called ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. New Titles At WMA Music Division

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The William Morris Agency has made a series of promotions in its music division. David Snyder has been named head of music operations. The William Morris Agency has made a series of promotions in its music division. David Snyder has been named hea ...

  21. HMV Picks MusicNet For New Digital Service

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MusicNet has inked a deal to power the new digital music service from retailer HMV. MusicNet has inked a deal to power the new digital music service from retailer HMV. Under terms of the agreement, MusicNet is providing all content for the offerin ...

  22. WMA Revamp Hits Music Dep't

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The William Morris Agency has undergone a major management restructuring. Three of its top executives -- including Richard Rosenberg, executive VP/worldwide head of personal appearances for the music The William Morris Agency has undergone a major ...

  23. WMA Revamp Hits Music Dep't

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The William Morris Agency has undergone a major management restructuring. Three of its top executives -- including Richard Rosenberg, executive VP/worldwide head of personal appearances for the music The William Morris Agency has undergone a major ...

  24. Xingtone Adds Verizon Wireless

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xingtone, the software application that allows users to create ringtones from their own music and audio library and upload them to their handset, now supports all major U.S. carriers including Verizon Xingtone, the software application that allows ...

  25. Fnacmusic Set To Launch In France

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French music retailer FNAC tomorrow (Sept. 18) will launch its online platform Fnacmusic. French music retailer FNAC tomorrow (Sept. 18) will launch its online platform Fnacmusic. The service will offer 300,000 tracks from indies and majors at lau ...

  26. Fnacmusic Set To Launch In France

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French music retailer FNAC tomorrow (Sept. 18) will launch its online platform Fnacmusic. French music retailer FNAC tomorrow (Sept. 18) will launch its online platform Fnacmusic. The service will offer 300,000 tracks from indies and majors at lau ...

  27. Microsoft Launches Download Store

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. MSN claims a catalog of more than ...

  28. Microsoft Launches Download Store

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. MSN claims a catalog of more than ...

  29. Evolution's Kirby Joins WMA

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sam Kirby has joined the William Morris Agency as a VP in the contemporary music department, based in New York. Kirby, who was previously at Evolution Talent, reports to WMA Music head Peter Grossligh Sam Kirby has joined the William Morris Agency ...