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  1. 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 ...

  2. France's TF1 Launches Artist Networking Platform

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'We Are Talented' to rival MySpace. 'We Are Talented' to rival MySpace. News ...

  3. France's TF1 Launches Artist Networking Platform

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French media holding company TF1 Group on Wednesday (June 28) launched a user-generated content service which it is positioning to compete with MySpace. French media holding company TF1 Group on Wednesday (June 28) launched a user-generated conten ...

  4. France's TF1 Launches Artist Networking Platform

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French media holding company TF1 Group on Wednesday (June 28) launched a user-generated content service which it is positioning to compete with MySpace. French media holding company TF1 Group on Wednesday (June 28) launched a user-generated conten ...

  5. Billy Bragg Vs. MySpace

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musician raises issue with site's terms. Musician haven MySpace has come under fire by British songwriter Billy Bragg over some confusion with the social networking site’s terms of service statement. Last month, Bragg removed all music from h ...

  6. Impala Ready To Fight Warner EMI Merger

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade body launches online petition. Indie trade body launches online petition. News ...

  7. MySpace Teams To Launch Music, Film Festival

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Bside Roadshow' kicks off June 4. Online networking giant MySpace has teamed with indie film distributor Bside Entertainment and festival consultant Right Angle Studios for the “Bside Roadshow,” a touring film and music festival. The “B ...

  8. AOL Readies 'YouTube Killer'

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AOL quietly revealed a beta version of <A HREF="http://communityvideo.aol.com/Main.do">UnCut</A>--the internet giant's new community video application--earlier this week. The 'YouTube Killer,' as it AOL quietly ...

  9. AOL Opens Content To Web Developers

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AOL Music Now unveiled a Web Services initiative designed to give Web developers access to AOL Music content. The company’s new developer site allows Web site developers, bloggers and others to add AOL Music Now unveiled a Web Services initiative ...

  10. Mobile Service Aimed At Tech-savvy Launches

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Includes a wireless version of MySpace. Includes a wireless version of MySpace. News ...

  11. Napster Launches Limited Free Service

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company's shares jumped 11 percent on news. Napster is offering free music again, but this time it’s legal. Napster, Inc. re-launched its Web site today (May 1), allowing users to search and listen to any song in its 2 million-track library f ...

  12. Yahoo Gets Taste For Wrigley's Partnership

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. and Ireland Web site of Yahoo! Music today (April 25) said it has clinched a one-year partnership with the Wrigley Co. on a new music service. The U.K. and Ireland Web site of Yahoo! Music today (April 25) said it has clinched a one-year ...

  13. Yahoo Taiwan To Launch Download Service

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Taiwan will launch on Wednesday (April 25) a download music service with a downloadable library of 320,000 titles. The tracks will become available in coming months. Yahoo Taiwan will launch on Wednesday (April 25) a download music service w ...

  14. Yahoo Taiwan To Launch Download Service

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Taiwan will launch on Wednesday (April 25) a download music service with a downloadable library of 320,000 titles. The tracks will become available in coming months. Yahoo Taiwan will launch on Wednesday (April 25) a download music service w ...

  15. Clear Channel, Google Join Web Forces

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New media, old media meet on the web. Two media giants are teaming up to capture bigger shares of the online space. As expected, Clear Channel Radio’s online unit will exclusively use the search engine Google to provide search and advertising serv ...

  16. Yahoo Taiwan Launches Paid Music Service

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Yahoo will on Wednesday (March 15) launch a subscription music service in Taiwan. It becomes Yahoo's third such offering after the United States and Canada, and its first non-English business. Yahoo will on Wednesday (March 15) launch a subsc ...

  17. AOL Music Names Editor-In-Chief

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Most recently music editor for RollingStone.com. AOL has appointed Bill Crandall editor-in-chief of AOL Music. Crandall, who most recently served as music editor for RollingStone.com, will fill the newly-created position starting today (March 13) ...

  18. Friendster Teams With Music Service

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Members can build online radio stations, share playlists. Friendster, a social networking site pre-dating MySpace, has joined with the Pandora.com music recommendation service to let users build online radio stations and share playlists with frien ...

  19. Tower Records To Embrace Podcasting

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will introduce TowerPod at South by Southwest. Tower Records is getting into the podcasting game. The struggling retailer will introduce its TowerPod service at the South by Southwest Music Festival next week—a series of free downloadable podcasts ...

  20. Verizon, MySpace Call On Unsigned Bands

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Unveil promotion for the VCast Music service. Verizon Wireless and MySpace on Wednesday (Feb. 15) will unveil a contest to give one unsigned band the chance to release their music on Verizon's VCast music service. The contest, named "Cal ...

  21. MySpace Offers Streaming Videos

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Service to be free to site members. MySpace.com is adding a streaming video-on-demand service to its site, initially offering members access to music videos from Universal Music Group. The social networking site will make the streaming video avail ...

  22. Analyst: Google To Launch Online Music Store

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bear Stearns financial analyst Robert Peck issued a research note predicting search giant Google will introduce an online music store to compete with iTunes, perhaps in the next three to six months. Bear Stearns financial analyst Robert Peck issue ...

  23. Clear Channel Readies VOD

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this month of video-on-demand capabilities for 17 station Web sites in five major markets. Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this mon ...

  24. Google To Unveil Software Bundles

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Google Pack' to be announced Friday. 'Google Pack' to be announced Friday. News ...

  25. Study: Audience For Podcasting Mostly Male

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Medium's demo typical of newer, tech-based media. The audience for podcasts is relatively small and mostly male, according to a new survey from Podtrac, a company that tracks audience figures for individual podcasts. According to the research ...

  26. Musicians Dominate Yahoo Searches

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yahoo released its 2005 report on top searches this week, and while music sales may have kept falling during those 12 months, the popularity of music and music stars remained as popular as ever. Yahoo released its 2005 report on top searches this ...

  27. Google Adds Music Search Function

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yahoo! launched similar tool earlier this year. Yahoo! launched similar tool earlier this year. News ...

  28. Google Adds Music Search Function

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yahoo! unveiled a similar tool earlier this year. Online powerhouse Google has added a new music search function to its popular search engine. Music searches on Google will provide basic song and album data, album art, pictures, reviews, as well a ...

  29. Sharman Ordered To Supply Asset Affidavit

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST An Australian Federal Court has ordered Sharman Networks CEO Nikki Hemming to supply an affidavit disclosing the company's assets by 4pm local time on Friday (Dec. 9). An Australian Federal Court has ordered Sharman Networks CEO Nikki Hemming ...

  30. Web-based Rhapsody Service Introduced

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks introduced a trial version of a new, Web-based digital music service that allows both PC, Mac and Linux users to access the system from any major Web browser. RealNetworks introduced a trial version of a new, Web-based digital music s ...

  31. Sharman Boss Hemming Ordered To Testify

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federal Court Nov. 17 ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemming to submit to questions about her assets. SYDNEY -- The Australian Federal Court Nov. 17 ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemmin ...

  32. Sharman Boss Hemming Ordered To Testify

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kazaa parent accounts to be revealed by Dec. 9. Kazaa parent accounts to be revealed by Dec. 9. News ...

  33. Sharman Boss Hemming Ordered To Testify

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemming to submit to questions about her assets. The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki ...

  34. Sharman Boss Hemming Ordered To Testify

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemming to submit to questions about her assets. The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki ...

  35. AOL, DJ John Digweed Team

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pact to offer exclusive to digital outlets. AOL has teamed with dance DJ John Digweed and digital label INgrooves to release the Digweed-mixed AOL Music DJ Sessions exclusively to digital outlets. The album is only available for sale online, initi ...

  36. Madonna Posts Exclusive Audio On MySpace

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST A new confession will be added every five days. Madonna is using her profile page on MySpace.com to promote her upcoming "Confessions on a Dance Floor" album by posting exclusive, personal audio confessions through Nov. 24. A new confess ...

  37. DEMX Awards Finalists Revealed

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL, Napster lead noms. Billboard and Digital Media Wire today announced the finalists for the 2nd annual DEMX Awards. Winners will be revealed at an awards gala dinner that will be held on Thursday, December 1 from 7-10 PM at t ...

  38. AOL Acquires Circuit City's MusicNow

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST America Online said Nov. 3 it has purchased from Circuit City the electronics retailer's MusicNow asset for an undisclosed amount, giving the Time Warner unit a service that looks a lot like the legit (The Hollywood Reporter) -- America Onlin ...

  39. AOL Buys MusicNow

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Preview of the new service is live now. American Online has acquired digital music subscription service MusicNow, which the company is integrating into a new digital music store to replace its existing MusicNet@AOL service. A preview of the new se ...

  40. MySpace.com Creates Own Label

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Imprint to run through Interscope, Fontana. MySpace.com, one of the top music destinations on the Internet, is starting its own record label. The imprint, to be manufactured by Universal Music Group's Interscope Records and distributed by Uni ...

  41. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Kerin exited OCT. 28 as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. Michael Kerin exited OCT. 28 as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. K ...

  42. Yahoo! Raises Portable Prices

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As anticipated, Yahoo! Music is raising the price of its portable subscription service. Starting Nov. 1, the cost of the Yahoo! Music Unlimited to-go service will increase from $4.99 to $9.99 per mont As anticipated, Yahoo! Music is raising the pr ...

  43. Rakuten Requests Merger With Japan's TBS TV

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japan's biggest online shopping mall, Rakuten, emerged as the largest shareholder in a major TV broadcaster Oct. 13 as burgeoning Internet ventures increasingly target media companies for takeovers. TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's biggest online s ...

  44. Judge Rejects Requests To Close Kazaa

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Court in Sydney turned down record companies' request for seeking the immediate and permanent closure of the peer-to-peer file-sharing system Kazaa. SYDNEY -- The Federal Court in Sydney turned down record companies' request ...

  45. RealNetworks Partners With Ex-Foe Microsoft

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks settled its antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft for $761 million, in a deal designed to help both parties better compete against rivals Apple Computer and Yahoo in the battle for digital LOS ANGELES -- RealNetworks settled its antitru ...

  46. News Corp.'s Takeover Of IGN Official

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News Corp. said Oct. 4 that its Fox Interactive Media unit has completed the takeover of online entertainment and videogaming destination IGN Entertainment for about $650 million. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- News Corp. said Oct. 4 that its Fox Int ...

  47. Yahoo! Adds Podcasting

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Service joins Apple, AOL, Blinkx. Service joins Apple, AOL, Blinkx. News ...

  48. Yahoo! Adds Podcasting

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Service joins Apple, AOL, Blinkx. The podcasting world continues to grow, with Yahoo! introducing its version of a podcast aggregation service. Yahoo! Podcasts, currently offered as a public beta test service, allows users to search for podcasts b ...

  49. Ask Jeeves To Drop Butler Mascot, Change Name

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in a corporate takeover. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in ...

  50. Chinese Get Tough On Big Media

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News Corp. chairman/CEO Rupert Murdoch is expressing frustration with Chinese regulators' recent steps to put tighter controls on foreign media companies doing business in China. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- News Corp. chairman/CEO Ru ...

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