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  1. Diddy Announces Himself In Hollywood

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When the one-man, publicity-generating whirlwind that is Diddy met the well-oiled hype machine of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, sparks were bound to fly. Sean Combs is getting a star Friday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an event most honoree ...

  2. MySpace Karaoke Goes Live

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MySpace unveiled the beta launch of a new music service called MySpace Karaoke. The user-generated service allows members to sing, record and share recordings of themselves singing along to the songs of their choice. Each member can save up to 10 ...

  3. Digital Briefs: RIAA, UMG Suit, Metallica

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A profile of RIAA lawsuit defendant-turned-crusader Tanya Anderson in BusinessWeek . She serves as an interesting test case for how the RIAA's anti-piracy litigation campaign affects the faces behind the subpoenas, as well as the front door ...

  4. Sony BMG, Hilfiger Tune In To Tommy TV

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Hilfiger is attempting to parlay its expertise at detecting fashion trends into picking hot, new music artists. Through a partnership with Sony BMG, the U.S. designer clothing firm today launched a Web portal, TommyTV , which it says will ex ...

  5. Leona Lewis Makes Big Splash Atop Billboard 200

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British import Leona Lewis' "Spirit" bows atop The Billboard 200 this week, making her the first U.K. solo artist to start at No. 1 with their debut effort. The Syco/J album moved 205,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Sou ...

  6. Motley Crue To Release Single On 'Rock Band'

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In announcing its Crue Fest summer tour, 80s rockers Motley Crue unveiled a partnership with the videogame "Rock Band" that includes releasing new music for the game as well as giving fans a shot at real on-stage glory. Motley Crue is re ...

  7. Rolling Stones, YouTube Team Up For Music Channel

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones and the YouTube video Web site have teamed up to launch a new entertainment channel. According to a statement from the band and record label Universal, fans can upload questions to the Stones about "Shine a Light", a n ...

  8. JRC Strikes Content Deal With YouTube

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based copyright-management agency Japan Rights Clearance (JRC) says it has reached a comprehensive copyright agreement with Google on the use of JRC-managed content on Google-owned YouTube. The agreement enables YouTube users to upload video ...

  9. Plugged And Unplugged

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged M:Metrics revealed some staggering data this week about the iPhone. It found that while 6.7% of overall mobile users listened to music in some form or another on their phone, and 27.9% of smartphone users did the same, iPhone users blew th ...

  10. Report: iPhone Users Consume More Content

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT We already know that the iPhone is used more than any other mobile devices to surf the Internet wirelessly. But according to mobile metrics research form M:Metrics, that's not the end of it. M:Metrics has released data that shows iPhone users ...

  11. Video Sites Struggle

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There's certainly no shortage of online video sharing sites, but other than YouTube, few are finding much success and many are expected to exit the space before the end of the year. That's the conclusion of an Investors Business Daily ar ...

  12. Natasja Honored At Danish Music Awards

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Urban artist Natasja posthumously won four Danish Music Awards at the 20th annual DMA show, held Feb. 23 in Copenhagen. The young artist, who died in a car accident last July, took awards for best album, female vocalist, urban album and songwriter ...

  13. The Sensible Seducer: Snoop Dogg

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST With Abundant Charm And A New Album Full Of Hooks, Snoop Dogg Extends His Reign As The Cuddliest Gangsta Rapper Of All Time When Snoop Dogg hit CNN's "Larry King Live" Feb. 1, the segment may have brought into focus all of what' ...

  14. Redford Hails Mobile At MWC

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Sundance Kid came calling on cellphones today, as film industry icon Robert Redford today hailed the phone as a new medium that could revive the film-short genre, despite current low-viewing figures. Appearing at the Mobile World Congress alon ...

  15. Grammy Performances Meld Classic, Contemporary

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles, with performances from talent that included some of the most beloved songs of the past decades. Top winner Amy Winehouse performed via satellite from ...

  16. UMG Hits Billion Mark On YouTube

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has streamed 1 billion music videos on YouTube, making it one of the site's most popular video channels, the two companies announced today. More than 8 million UMG videos are streamed each day on YouTube, keeping it on t ...

  17. Report: Video Site Revver Up For Sale

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Revver, one of a number of YouTube competitors, is rumored to be up for sale after it failed to secure additional funding. The site, which in the past raised $13 million in two rounds of venture funding, is reportedly close to being out of money a ...

  18. Ferrell's 'Sexy' Hits The Web

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST New Line Cinema has put "Love Me Sexy," a single from Will Ferrell's upcoming movie "Semi-Pro," for sale online a month before the movie premieres and the soundtrack drops. Available on iTunes, "Love Me Sexy" fea ...

  19. MidemNet 08 Wraps, Midem Underway

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Events off-stage upstaged the panel program at MidemNet's second and final day. The day began with a buzz on Sunday with the launch of QTRAX, a licensed ad-funded P2P music service which claims to offer a colossal 25 million tracks. Today ...

  20. MidemNet Day 2 - Quotes of the Day

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST "It will create revenue where revenue is not being created. And it will create potentially enormous revenue," - QTRAX president and CEO Allan Klepfisz extolling the virtues of his new enterprise. "Every minute on the site we receive ...

  21. Google, Kadokawa Group To Launch YouTube Site

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Google and Tokyo-based media conglomerate Kadokawa Group Holdings announced a "new content partnership" today (Jan. 25) based on Google-developed video identification technology the two companies have been jointly testing. "As the t ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. YouTube, Kadokawa To Unveil 'Content Partnership'

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST YouTube and Tokyo-based media conglomerate Kadokawa Group Holdings on Jan. 25 will announce a "new content partnership" including video-image recognition technology, according to informed sources. Last July it was reported that Kadokawa ...

  24. Sony/ATV Inks Flo Rida

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with Flo Rida. The deal includes the songwriter-artist's hit single "Low" featuring T-Pain as well as his interest in songs on the upcoming debut album "M ...

  25. Foos, Knowles Voice Support For Grammys Show

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the Writer's Guild of America currently considering a request for an interim agreement with the Recording Academy to proceed with the Grammys, several artists have voiced their support for the awards show. The Recording Academy released ...

  26. Grammys Offer Chance To Play With Foo Fighters

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Recording Academy is reprising its "My Grammy Moment" contest for its 50th anniversary awards show, offering unsigned instrumentalists the chance to perform with nominees the Foo Fighters during the Feb. 10 telecast. Starting today ( ...

  27. MC Hammer Onboard With Silicon Valley Startup

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST MC Hammer is hoping to relive his dance success of the 90s online through his involvement with startup site DanceJam.com. The former rap star is co-founder and chief strategy officer of the Silicon Valley-based company. DanceJam aims to be a YouTu ...

  28. Grayzone Admits Role In Zep Footage Takedown

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST A third-party vendor hired to issue takedown notices on sites like YouTube has taken responsibility for the removal of Led Zeppelin concert footage taken during the band's historic reunion. Sources involved in the situation earlier in the day ...

  29. Led Zeppelin Live Clips Vanish From YouTube

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Web has been rife with speculation about why footage from the historic Led Zeppelin reunion concert has been removed from YouTube. Although Warner Music Group does have a licensing deal in place with YouTube that would allow fans to post WMG-c ...

  30. 'Repo!' Sews Together Pop, Metal, Rap, Horror

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Repo! The Genetic Opera" is "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" meets "Saw." A horror musical that is bound to become a cult classic, the trailer has had more than half a million views on YouTube in one month. The Twiste ...

  31. The Osbournes To Host Brits 2008

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne will host the Brit Awards 2008 ceremony, which will be held at Earls Court on Feb. 20, organizers said today. It will be the first time the notorious husband and wife pair have hosted the Brits. And the team behind the ann ...

  32. VC Dollars Grow In Entertainment Space

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Where there are people on the Internet, chances are there will soon be money. Social networking and user-generated content sites, online advertising optimizers, casual video games, and virtual worlds are not only attracting growing numbers of cons ...

  33. PRS Launches Royalty Educational Clip

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Britain's Performing Right Society has created a viral marketing clip which depicts how music creators are paid when their music is played in public. Beginning with a slogan "Everything starts with creation," the 30-second animated ...

  34. Louis Vuitton Wins Spears Video Lawsuit

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton has won a lawsuit that alleged a Britney Spears music video violated counterfeiting laws by showcasing a pink Vuitton-upholstered dashboard. A Paris civil court ordered Sony BMG and MTV Online to stop broadcasting ...

  35. King's 'Shut Up' Comment Makes Him Online, Ringtone Sensation

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST When king Juan Carlos of Spain angrily told Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez to "just shut up" (porqué no te callas), he could have hardly anticipated becoming a YouTube phenomenon. But the Nov. 12 incident during a summit of leaders of ...

  36. Sony BMG Extends Deal With Yahoo

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has inked a licensing deal with Yahoo Inc. that clears the way for people to upload files with music or video content by the record company's artists to Yahoo, the companies said Tuesday. Financial terms of the de ...

  37. Digital Delivery Takes Spotlight At Touring Confab

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST As the digital delivery of music continues to grow, there's one thing that's certain -- there's nothing quite like the live experience. That was the consensus at the "Start Me Up" panel, held today (Nov. 14) in New York at ...

  38. YouTube Launches In Germany

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Online video-sharing platform YouTube has launched a German version. YouTube.de went live yesterday, having forged licensing partnerships with more than 60 content providers, including Universal Music and Sony BMG. "The high click rates of vi ...

  39. YouTube Served India Court Order

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mumbai-based Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. (SCIL), one of India's biggest record and video labels, said yesterday it has obtained a court order that prohibits YouTube's Indian Web site from disseminating SCIL copyrighted content. The D ...

  40. Prince Moves To Sue Fan Sites For Online Content

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fan sites dedicated to Prince say they have been served legal notice to remove all images of the singer, his lyrics and "anything linked to Prince's likeness", and have vowed to fight what they said was censorship. The move was a sh ...

  41. EMI Japan Signs Up For YouTube

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Japan has opened a "brand channel" on the Japanese version of YouTube -- the first local record company to do so. "By launching this brand channel, we can provide information on artists, including their new tunes," th ...

  42. YouTube Launches Filtering Beta

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following a test of the system earlier this year, YouTube has finally launched a beta version of a copyright identification and filtering system. The company, on its blog , says the system will allow copyright holders to identify when their work i ...

  43. Gabriel's 'I/O' Takes Shape

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel's long-percolating album project is moving ahead under the working title "I/O," representing the initials "Input/Output," the connection points on musical hardware. The alternative rock legend tells Billboard ...

  44. Busta Rhymes Offers Thoughts On Internet, YouTube

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes offered his thoughts on the Internet, YouTube and ringtones during a recent studio session and, in short, he's not happy about any of it. In a five minute video titled "aftermath studio session pt. 1" -- found on YouTub ...

  45. Melody Tunes Ramps Up Arab World Campaign

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Melody Tunes brings modern Western music to the Arab world. Does the Arab world want its Melody Tunes? More precisely, does it want an all-English channel playing Western music by artists such as 50 Cent and Madonna? Melody Tunes, a channel that l ...

  46. Columbia Snaps Up Rapper Jim Jones

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jim Jones has joined Columbia's roster, following a series of releases for Koch. The deal does not affect the artist's pre-existing A&R director position at Warner Music Group. "It's a 50/50 joint venture with Columb ...

  47. Review: MTV-MySpace Candidate Dialogue

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Presidential Candidate Dialogue with John Edwards MySpace and MTV 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 The presidential campaign got another questionable new media tweak with the first "dialogue" from MTV and MySpace featuring John Edwards at the ...

  48. Led Zeppelin Searches For Unsigned Bands Via Ziddio

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin will throw an after-party following its much-anticipated London reunion show, and will invite several unsigned bands to play the gig. Interested acts must upload a video to Comcast's answer to YouTube -- Ziddio.com -- explaining ...

  49. Reznor To Fans: Steal Music

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In response to high CD prices, Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor offered advice to his Australian fans while performing at a Sydney concert in this YouTube video . "Steal it. Steal away. Give it to your friends," said Reznor. The s ...

  50. Plugged And Unplugged

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: So if all goes as planned, we could see as many as two new digital music services launch next week with some very unique business models. One of course is Amazon.com , which many see as the best potential iTunes competitor to come along i ...

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