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  1. Deezer Signs Worldwide Licensing Deal With Merlin

    May 11, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Merlin CEO Charles Caldas spoke both on his organization's new agreement with Deezer and his disagreenment with the Universal merger. Streaming subscription service Deezer has signed a global licensing deal with independent rights agency Merl ...

  2. Exclusive: Merlin Settles With Sirius for $1.6 Million

    April 04, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Independent rights group Merlin has settled its copyright-infringement lawsuit against Sirius Satellite Radio for $1.6 million. The class action lawsuit stemmed from Stiletto, a hand-held receiver that allowed Sirius subscribers to record audio br ...

  3. Business Matters: Another Sign of Retail Life -- Hastings Music Sales Up 1.3%

    June 08, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Slightly Better Than Flat Is the New Up! -- Here's another example of brick-and-mortar retail reaching something of a plateau: Hastings' music sales were up 1.3% in the quarter ended April 30. That's a few percentage points better t ...

  4. XM Settles Last Inno Lawsuit With Indie Labels

    April 11, 2011 4:33 PM EDT XM Satellite Radio settled the last of the lawsuits brought against it over the company's controversial Inno device. Merlin, an organization representing many independent labels, settled for $3.6 million. The major labels, which originally br ...

  5. DAR.fm Launches, 'TiVo for Music Streaming'

    February 24, 2011 4:44 PM EST Michael Robertson, the entrepreneur behind MP3.com and MP3Tunes -- both of which drew music industry lawsuits for copyright infringement -- is at it again, today launching a new service that will let users record and save music from streaming Inte ...

  6. Free Buffett Concert Tickets Gone; eBay Bans Sale

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tickets to Jimmy Buffett's free concert to show support for the oil spill-stricken Gulf Coast were grabbed up quickly Wednesday (June 23) and began showing up for sale on eBay for more than $100 each - prompting the online service to ban the ...

  7. Sirius Posts Profit, Sees Big Subscriber Growth

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sirius XM Radio Inc posted its first quarterly profit since its merger and said it expects to add 500,000 new subscribers in 2010 as the recovery in the car market boosts demand for satellite radio. The results suggest that the company, run by med ...

  8. Canadian Publishers Suing XM Satellite Radio

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canadian music publishers are suing XM Satellite Radio seeking unpaid royalties dating back to 2005. CSI, a group representing the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) and Montreal-based Society for Reproduction Rights of Autho ...

  9. Sirius XM To Roll Out iPhone App In Q2

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio Inc looks to expand the reach of its satellite radio service with the second-quarter launch of an iPhone application as it explores a potential marketing partnership with satellite TV provider DirecTV Group. The company, which had ...

  10. Dailey & Vincent Lead IBMA Nominees

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dailey & Vincent, the duo who burst onto the bluegrass scene just last year after years in supporting roles for other artists, lead all comers with 10 nominations for the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be held Oct. 2 ...

  11. Sirius XM Radio Plans To Eliminate Executive Positions

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin told Bloomberg Television today (Aug. 14) that the newly merged company plans to eliminate executive positions in order to cut costs. He said he had already identified jobs that could be cut to create substantial s ...

  12. Sirius Completes Merger With XM

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The much-discussed, long-awaited merger of equals is done. Sirius Satellite Radio this morning (July 29) completed its $3.3 billion absorption of direct competitor XM Satellite Radio in an all-stock deal that took nearly 18 months to wind through ...

  13. FCC Approves Satellite Merger

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The FCC waited until just before 9 p.m. ET Friday evening (July 25) to announce the long-awaited merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio was approved by a 3-2 conditional vote by the Commissioners, clearing the way for one big ...

  14. Merlin Cautions Members On Last.fm Program

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Merlin, the global rights body for independent music, has alerted its 12,000-plus members to Last.fm's newly launched artist royalty program, warning some of its license terms and conditions appear "ambiguous" and "open to lega ...

  15. EMI Music Publishing, XM Settle Suit

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio and EMI Music Publishing have resolved the lawsuit brought by the publisher against XM over its Pioneer Inno portable satellite radio. No terms of the resolution were disclosed. The Inno allows users to save individual songs fro ...

  16. Martin Gives Specifics On Satellite Merger

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT FCC chairman Kevin Martin on Monday (June 16) said he will recommend to his four fellow commissioners approval of the Sirius Satellite Radio merger with XM Satellite Radio after executives at the two entities agreed to a series of conditions that ...

  17. Digital Briefs: Bonnaroo, XM, Squeezebox

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -ATT’s Blue Room has won exclusive rights to webcast select performances from the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival June 13-15. Artists to be featured include Metallica, the Raconteurs, Les Claypool, Ozomatli and several others. The site will also ...

  18. Willie's Place To Open July 1

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson's alternative fuel truck stop and entertainment hub, Willie's Place in Carl's Corner, Texas, will host a grand re-opening with a week of shows beginning July 1. The newly designed and renovated Earth Bio-Willie Theater ...

  19. Slacker, Major Publishers Finalize Deal

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio service Slacker has now finalized agreements with all four major publishing companies to make the publishers' songs available through Slacker's Personal Radio device. Slacker Personal Radio, an interactive (i.e., on-demand ...

  20. Sirius, XM Merger Approved By DOJ

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sirius Satellite Radio's $5 billion buyout of rival XM Satellite Radio received the Justice Department's green light Monday as government lawyers found that the combined company competes against a broad universe of electronic entertainme ...

  21. The Billboard Green 10

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Going green has become top of mind for artists big and small in the past few years, via everything from carbon offsets to philanthropy. Below, Billboard spotlights 10 acts that, through their actions in the past 12 months, are making a major diffe ...

  22. Satellite Radio In Limbo

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mel Karmazin, the charismatic CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, has more than just a stalled merger on his mind. He's also wondering what it's going to cost to keep his star talker, Howard Stern, on board. "Great content costs money,&q ...

  23. Beyonce, Rihanna, Underwood Performing At Grammys

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce, Foo Fighters, Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna are among the performers confirmed for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. As previously reported, the Foo Fighters will perform ...

  24. XM Adds 'Caricia' Latin Oldies Channel

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio launched a new Latin oldies channel Wednesday (Jan. 2) featuring music from the '60, '70s and '80s. Dubbed "Caricia" (XM 93), the channel will showcase music from artists such as Julio Iglesias, Jose Fel ...

  25. XM, Warner Music Group Settle Suit

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Just days after reaching an agreement with Universal Music Group, XM Satellite Radio has reached a similar settlement with Warner Music Group with regards to the Inno portable satellite receiver. Under the deal, WMG will withdraw from the lawsuit, ...

  26. UMG To Drop XM Lawsuit

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and XM Satellite Radio have resolved their legal battle over the Pioneer Inno portable satellite receiver. Under a deal expected to be announced later today, UMG will withdraw the lawsuit it filed against XM last year in retu ...

  27. Copyright Board Sets XM, Sirius Royalty Rates

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board today decided new royalty rates for sound recordings broadcast via satellite radio stations. The rates set the amount that XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio must pay to SoundExchange, the non-profit org ...

  28. Video Messaging Service Paltalk Taps New Host

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Video messaging service Paltalk has tapped a new host for their recently launched MusicScene program. Meiyee Apple Tam, who was previously on air at XM Satellite Radio and reviewed music for tripwire.com, will serve as the host of all their Los An ...

  29. XM To Move Nashville HQ

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio will move its Nashville studios from their six-year home at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to a new facility at the Sommet Center, the city-owned downtown arena. The new facility, which will be located in a tower near ...

  30. XM, MySpace Team For Talent Search

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio is teaming with MySpace for an online hip-hop and R&B talent search called "Show Us What Ya Got!" Interested artists must submit an original song on XM's MySpace page before Aug. 31 to be considered. A panel o ...

  31. XM CEO Hugh Panero Exits

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio CEO Hugh Panero, one of XM's founders, will be leaving the company in August. Nate Davis, current XM president and COO, has been named interim CEO. In February, XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio announced that t ...

  32. Satcasters To Offer A La Carte Programming

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to win favor with federal regulators and win approval of their proposed merger, Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio have offered to implement a la carte programming as a combined company. The offer is part of a broader pricing and ...

  33. 'Monster Mash' Singer Pickett Dies At 69

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bobby "Boris" Pickett, whose dead-on Boris Karloff impression propelled the Halloween anthem "Monster Mash" to the top of the charts in 1962, making him one of pop music's most enduring one-hit wonders, has died of leuke ...

  34. Dylan Dials In Summer North American Tour

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will embark on his traditional summer North American tour beginning with a June 22-23 stand at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. Dates are on tap through July 28 in Kelseyville, Calif., and include festival appearances on July 4 in Mont ...

  35. Karmazin Reiterates Sirius/XM Merger Benefits

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Making another appearance in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning (April 17) regarding the proposed merger of his company, Sirius Satellite Radio and competitor XM Satellite Radio, Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin this time appeared before the Senate Commi ...

  36. XM Pushes Programming Beyond Satellite

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM has entered a deal in Canada to deliver programming to wireless, cable and Internet platforms. XM Canada and media giant Rogers Communications have partnered to deliver content to be included in the Rogers Vision package of wireless services. R ...

  37. Publishers Sue XM Satellite Radio

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A group of music publishers sued XM Satellite Radio over the XM + MP3 service late today (March 22). EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Sony/ATV Music and Famous Music claim they want to "put an end to the pervasive and willful copy ...

  38. ASCAP Reports Record Revenues

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has reported record revenues of $785 million for 2006, royalty payments to members of $680 million, and an all-time low operating expense ratio of 12.0%, the performing rights organization revealed today (March 6). Revenues exceeded those of ...

  39. Plugged and Unplugged

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Plugged: Merger Mania The merger bug hit the music industry hard this week with the newly proposed $4.9 billion merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio. While regulators and consumer advocates immediately fall into a defensive ...

  40. Congressman Calls For XM-Sirius Hearing

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is urging the House Judiciary Committee to examine the potential merger between XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. He wants the committee to hold a hearing to look more closely at legal parameters and competi ...

  41. Sirius, XM Agree To Merger

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST More than two years of merger rumors came to fruition Monday (Feb. 19) as Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio announced that the two FCC-licensed companies have entered into a definitive agreement, under which the companies will be combi ...

  42. Knitting Factory Boosts Sound, Lighting

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST As New York City's Knitting Factory celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the 400-capacity venue has recently made enhancements to its sound and lighting equipment. "We just put in a brand new PA and lighting system in our main spac ...

  43. Court Denies XM Request To Dismiss Music Label Suit

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST A federal judge today (Jan. 19) denied XM Satellite Radio's attempt to dismiss the lawsuit brought by major labels over the XM players which record, library and retain music broadcast by the service. In a 23-page opinion, U.S. District Court ...

  44. Sirius Pays Stern $83 Million Stock Bonus

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio paid Howard Stern a bonus worth nearly $83 million on Tuesday (Jan 9) for surpassing subscriber goals set in a 2004 contract that had already turned heads with its $500 million compensation package. The freewheeling and riba ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Starbucks To Feature Low Stars On Upcoming CD

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Starbucks Entertainment revealed plans today (Dec. 7) to include Low Stars as the third music act featured on its "Hear Music Debut" CD series. Low Stars' self-titled album will be available exclusively at the more than 6,000 Starbu ...

  47. Control Room, UMG Team For Live Programming

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg footage available from Nov. 20. Live digital content provider Control Room and Universal Music Group (UMG) have put together a master framework that will streamline the process for live performances by UMG artists transmitted by Control ...

  48. Irvin Named XM's Chief Marketing Officer

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vernon Irvin, a 20-year marketing executive who, since 2003, served as executive VP/GM of the communications services group VeriSign, will join XM Satellite Radio as chief marketing officer, effective Vernon Irvin, a 20-year marketing executive wh ...

  49. Ryko Distribution Links With Friday Music

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Agreement goes into effect on Oct. 17. WEA’s Ryko Distribution has entered into an agreement to distribute releases on the Friday Music label. The agreement goes into effect on Oct. 17, and on Nov. 21 the first releases to be run through the new d ...

  50. AOL, XM, AEG End Network Live Deal

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Wall acquires company, renaming it Control Room. AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG have ended their Network Live joint venture with Live 8 mastermind Kevin Wall. Wall has acquired full control of the year-old company and has renamed it Control ...

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