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  1. MySpace Enters Japan

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST JV is Myspace's first Asian affiliate. JV is Myspace's first Asian affiliate. News ...

  2. MySpace Enters Japan

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST JV is MySpace's first Asian affiliate. MySpace.com and Tokyo-based Internet service provider SoftBank confirmed widespread speculation Tuesday (Nov. 7) by announcing the launch of MySpace Japan. As previously reported , Tokyo-based MySpace Ja ...

  3. MySpace Enters Japan

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST MySpace.com and Tokyo-based Internet service provider SoftBank confirmed widespread speculation Tuesday (Nov. 7) by announcing the launch of MySpace Japan. MySpace.com and Tokyo-based Internet service provider SoftBank confirmed widespread specula ...

  4. CAA, Revver In Partnership For Viral Video

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Agency to bring marketing opportunities, talent to site. CAA is forging formal ties with Revver, the online video company that offers advertising revenue splits with content creators. CAA is expected to bring marketing opportunities and talent to ...

  5. Reports: Softbank, News Corp Prep Myspace Japan

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Social networking site due to launch this week. Social networking site due to launch this week. News ...

  6. Reports: Softbank, News Corp Prep Myspace Japan

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based Internet service provider Softbank and New York-based News Corp. could announce the launch of a Japanese version of social networking site MySpace as early as this week, according to repor Tokyo-based Internet service provider Softbank ...

  7. Fontana Inks Deals With VH1, INgrooves

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company expands with exclusive distribution pacts. Fontana has signed an exclusive distribution deal with digital media publisher and technology company INgrooves. Fontana will distribute the company's product in the U.S. and Canada, while IN ...

  8. Viacom Requests YouTube To Delete Clips

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Includes videos from The Daily Show. Viacom Inc. has requested that video Web site YouTube take down some Viacom videos, including shows by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, as part of ongoing discussions on how the two companies can work ...

  9. Brightcove, AOL Team For Net Video Service

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Publishers can receive as much as 70% of sales. AOL and Internet television site Brightcove launched a distribution service Monday (Oct. 30) in which video publishers can sell downloads through AOL Video and receive as much as 70% of the revenue g ...

  10. Yahoo! Music Teams With Nissan For Web, TV Program

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show kicks off Nov. 15 with Aguilera, Incubus. Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Nissan North America to create a new music program for both the Web and TV called "Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music.&quo ...

  11. Yahoo! Music Teams With Nissan For Web, TV Program

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Nissan North America to create a new music program for both the Web and TV called "Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music." Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-millio ...

  12. MySpace Taps Gracenote To Fight Copy Misuse

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Networking site to review audio before its posted. Social Networking giant MySpace says it plans to start blocking distribution of unauthorized music copyrights on its site. The company has inked a deal with Gracenote to provide it with fingerprin ...

  13. AOL Targets Indie Audience

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Launches weekly Web-only video show. AOL Music is looking to expand its audience beyond the pop crowd by developing new programming aimed at indie rock music fans. As part of the initiative AOL on Oct. 26 launched a weekly Web-only video show call ...

  14. Rich Replaces Flannigan At AOL

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named VP/GM of music, movies and television. AOL has named Mike Rich VP/GM of music, movies and television. Rich, a veteran AOL programming executive, replaces Erik Flannigan, who is exiting the company after a year on the job. Rich reports to Bil ...

  15. Kuro P2P, Yahoo! Form Alliance

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service reached settlement with IFPI Sept 14. Kuro, Taiwan's largest peer-to-peer (P2P) network, has closed down its service and formed a "strategic alliance" with the local Yahoo! portal as part of its transition into a legitimate ...

  16. Universal Music Group Sues Networking Sites

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Five companies under the Universal Music Group umbrella have sued the operators of Grouper Networks and Bolt, two online music and video networking sites, for copyright infringement. Five companies under the Universal Music Group umbrella have sue ...

  17. MTV, Baidu Forge China Alliance

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal unlocks content for Baidu's 123 million users. Deal unlocks content for Baidu's 123 million users. News ...

  18. Sony Connect Settles With MCPS-PRS

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect is the latest digital music firm to reach settlement with U.K. authors' rights society the MCPS-PRS Alliance with regards to the fracas over online and mobile royalty rates. Sony Connect is the latest digital music firm to reach ...

  19. Sony Connect Settles With MCPS-PRS

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three online companies continue with Tribunal action. Sony Connect is the latest digital music firm to reach settlement with U.K. authors' rights society the MCPS-PRS Alliance with regards to the fracas over online and mobile royalty rates. A ...

  20. Google Buys YouTube

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral video sensation YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock, the companies announced this afternoon (Oct. 9). The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral ...

  21. Google Buys YouTube

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral video sensation YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock, the companies announced this afternoon (Oct. 9). The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral ...

  22. YouTube Strikes Deals With UMG, Sony BMG, CBS

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Video-sharing Web site YouTube Inc. struck content deals Monday (Oct. 9) with Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and CBS Corp. For several days, Google Inc. has been rumored to be in Video-sharing Web site YouTube Inc. struck cont ...

  23. Google Signs Deal With Sony BMG, Warner Music

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Distribution deals will offer labels' music videos. Internet search leader Google Inc. on Monday (Oct. 9) said it signed distribution deals with Sony BMG and Warner Music Group Corp. to offer music videos. Deals with two of the top global mus ...

  24. Report: Google In Talks To Buy YouTube

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal estimated at $1.6 billion. Internet search leader Google Inc is in talks to buy popular Web video site YouTube Inc. for close to $1.6 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing a person familiar with the matter. According to ...

  25. Musicane Links With Will.I.Am

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service offers player for Web sites, blogs. Will.i.am has joined the executive team as head of marketing for Musicane, an online service that provides content creators with tools to sell digital content directly from their own Web sites, blogs and ...

  26. YouTube, Cingular Call On Unsigned Bands

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Submissions accepted starting Oct. 2. YouTube is teaming with Cingular on a new unsigned-band promotion called the YouTube Underground. Unsigned bands are being asked to submit original music videos, live concert footage, best song or most creativ ...

  27. Yahoo Music Offers DRM-Free Album

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT McCartney's 'Right Where You Want Me' available now. Yahoo Music's digital subscription service is now offering a complete album in unprotected MP3 format—Jesse McCartney's "Right Where You Want Me." The service& ...

  28. Microsoft Preps YouTube Rival

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Testing to begin Sept. 19. Microsoft Corp. will start testing on Tuesday (Sept. 19) an Internet video-sharing service called Soapbox, the software company's answer to Web sensation YouTube. Soapbox ( http://soapbox.msn.com ) is one facet of M ...

  29. UMG Pressuring YouTube, MySpace

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is stepping up pressure against popular online sites YouTube and MySpace, accusing them of infringing the copyrights of its artists' music videos. Universal Music Group is stepping up pressure against popular online site ...

  30. Qmobile Pacts With Disney

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offerings will include personalization content. Qmobile Inc. and Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) have inked a mobile content distribution deal. Under the terms of the deal, Qmobile will make available select content from WDIG’s publishing labels ...

  31. CenterStaging Names COO

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Paul Schmidman moves to role from AOL. Paul Schmidman has been appointed COO of CenterStaging Corp. Schmidman, whose appointment was effective in early July, will be based at the CenterStaging headquarters in Burbank, CA. Most previously Schmidman ...

  32. MySpace To Sell Downloads

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Social networking giant MySpace is developing an ecommerce solution that will allow artists and labels to sell music through its site, as well as through other websites and blogs. Social networking giant MySpace is developing an ecommerce solution ...

  33. YouTube, Labels Talk Video Deal

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site receives over 100 millions views a day. YouTube Inc. said on Tuesday (Aug. 15) it is talking with record labels to post thousands of music videos online, aiming to move beyond being a site for sharing home videos to a provider of mainstream e ...

  34. Myspace Launches Aussie Site

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (Aug. 14) pressed the button on an Australian site, its first in the Asia Pacific region. It follows localized branches in the United Kingdom, Ireland and F Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (A ...

  35. Myspace Launches Aussie Site

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (Aug. 14) pressed the button on an Australian site, its first in the Asia Pacific region. It follows localized branches in the United Kingdom, Ireland and F Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (A ...

  36. Ricall, Siren U.K. Synch-Rights Service Goes Live

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT London-based Ricall, the digital music-search and licensing service provider, has completed integrating San Francisco-based Siren Systems Inc.'s technology to create what it describes as "the Google o London-based Ricall, the digital mus ...

  37. MySpace Launches In France

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First non-English version of social network site. MySpace has quietly launched its first non-English version in France. A disclaimer on the site at fr.myspace.com explains that the French version is in development, and many of the current artist p ...

  38. MySpace Launches In France

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MySpace has quietly launched its first non-English version in France. A disclaimer on the site at fr.myspace.com explains that the French version is in development, and many of the current artist page MySpace has quietly launched its first non-Eng ...

  39. MySpace Rival Gaining Market Share In U.K.

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bebo claims 12.9% marketshare. MySpace may be the king of social networking sites in the U.S., but a new report from web research firm Hitwise says that it is playing second fiddle to rival Bebo in the U.K. And while MySpace has its eye on world d ...

  40. Google Enters Ad Pact With News Corp.

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet giant to pay media company $900 million. Google will pay News Corp. $900 million to provide search and advertising services for MySpace and over a dozen other Fox Interactive controlled sites. Under terms of the multi-year agreement, Goog ...

  41. Google, MTV Team For Video Deal

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a further reach for online video, Google Inc will begin distributing clips from MTV Networks' shows to other Web sites through its budding video service in a model that offers content creators a ne In a further reach for online video, Goog ...

  42. NARM News: Google's 'Gtunes' Store

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet search giant squashed rumors. Don't look for Google to get into the digital music sales anytime soon. The Internet search giant used a keynote slot at the annual the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) conference to squa ...

  43. NARM News: Google's 'Gtunes' Store

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet search giant squashed rumors. Don't look for Google to get into the digital music sales anytime soon. The Internet search giant used a keynote slot at the annual the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) conference to squa ...

  44. AOL To Launch New Video Portal

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to be 'one-stop source' for online video content. AOL is launching new video portal August 4 that will offer access to music videos, news clips, movie trailers, full length TV shows and user generated content. The portal, AOL Video ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. YouTube Sued For Copyright Infringement

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles journalist. YouTube, the popular Internet video sharing site, is being sued for copyright infringement, setting the stage for a courtroom battle over the interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Consid ...

  47. YouTube Sued For Copyright Infringement

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles journalist. YouTube, the popular Internet video sharing site, is being sued for copyright infringement, setting the stage for a courtroom battle over the interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Consid ...

  48. Simpson To Offer Personalized Song To Fans

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Available July 18 via Yahoo! Music. Available July 18 via Yahoo! Music. News ...

  49. Last.fm To Press Button On Japan Service

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT London-based last.fm, an online music distributor featuring a "social networking service," will next week launch its service in Japan in cooperation with Tokyo-based Internet portal Excite Japan. London-based last.fm, an online music dis ...

  50. IFPI To Sue Yahoo China

    July 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI is planning to sue Web portal Yahoo China for copyright infringement. "Yahoo China are operating a service which is infringing on our members' rights," IFPI chairman John Kennedy explained to The IFPI is planning to sue Web ...

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