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  1. Racy Timberlake 'Box' Video Wins Emmy

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An off-color "Saturday Night Live" video featuring Justin Timberlake and strategically placed gift boxes was honored at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. "(Blank) in a Box," last December's fake music video performed by Timbe ...

  2. Vodafone To Launch Unlimited UK Music Service

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group Plc unveiled a range of new handsets and services for the key Christmas period on Monday including an exclusive music service offering unlimited tracks, to challenge the iPhone in Britain. Mobile handset makers and network operators ...

  3. UMG Hits Veoh With Suit

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group filed suit against online video site Veoh, claiming copyright infringement. The company first threatened the suit last month, to which Veoh responded with a preemptive suit, asking a federal court to block any potential legal ...

  4. Digital Briefs: MyStrands, SpiralFrog, IODA, Groove Mobile

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Music recommendation app MyStrands introduced a free, personalized Internet music TV application called MyStrands TV. The service allows users to create customized video channels around specific artists or genres, and share that channel with fri ...

  5. MCPS-PRS Strikes Accord With YouTube

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance has become the first collecting society outside the U.S. to strike a license deal with YouTube. The U.K. agreement, unveiled today, applies to more than 10 million works available through YouTube, including music ...

  6. Social Network Web Sites Tempt Investors

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking Web sites have fired up industry deal headlines the past couple of years -- from News Corp.'s ground-breaking acquisition of MySpace to the recent purchases by the Walt Disney Co. and Viacom Inc.'s Logo network of Club ...

  7. Plugged And Unplugged

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: The upside of oppressing competition is that it sometimes forces a much-needed sense of reality onto a given market. That's exactly what happened this week with the partnership trifecta of MTV, RealNetworks and Verizon Wireless. Forg ...

  8. YouTube Ads Bring 'Ughs,' Others Praise

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube's new video advertising strategy has provoked a mixed reaction from the blogosphere and the site's community. The semi-transparent "overlay" ads, unveiled Tuesday , fill the lower fifth of the screen, last for 10 second ...

  9. UMG Tops YouTube 'Most Watched' List

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group's video channel on YouTube is the most-watched channel on the service, the companies revealed today. More than 158 million viewers accessed UMG content on YouTube, according to YouTube data. Additionally, YouTube named U ...

  10. YouTube Unveils Ad Platform

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube unveiled its long-awaited and long-promised advertising platform, InVideo ads. The system places semi-transparent ad "overlays" at the bottom of its video player, which will disappear after 10 seconds if users don't click th ...

  11. Veoh Issues Pre-emptive UMG Lawsuit

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Web video sharing service Veoh Networks has filed what it calls a pre-emptive lawsuit against Universal Music Group in the hope of blocking any potential copyright infringement claims by the major label. Veoh, which syndicates video content from B ...

  12. Christian Video Site GodTube Launches

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT GodTube.com, a Christian-themed site with a layout and concept similar to that of popular Web innovator YouTube.com, officially launches today. Now in its beta form, GodTube features content ranging from sermons to music videos, including "Ba ...

  13. NMPA, Journalist Join YouTube Suit

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Several copyright holders are joining a class action infringement suit against YouTube, including the National Music Publishers' Assn., investigative journalist Robert Tur and the U.K.'s Rugby Football League. Following a suit filed by V ...

  14. Survey: Downloaders Still Look For Free Option

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sales of legal digital music in the United Kingdom are well-behind expectations, according to the findings of new report from European research consultancy Entertainment Media Research. The illegal downloading of music has "reached an all-tim ...

  15. YouTube Seeks Unsigned Hip Hop Artists

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has revealed a new music contest dubbed YouTube OntheRise Rap Edition, which aims to identify the best unsigned hip-hop artists in the United States. YouTube has tapped hip-hop artists 50 Cent, Common and Polow da Don to judge the videos. ...

  16. More Delays For YouTube Filtering Technology?

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The content filtering technology that YouTube has promised media partners for almost a year now may finally see the light of day this fall. Or maybe not. A lawyer for Google (which owns YouTube) told the judge presiding over Viacom's copyrigh ...

  17. Plugged and Unplugged

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: EMI's decision in April to sell digital music without DRM sent shockwaves through the music industry -- garnering headlines, praise, and criticism for the move. But we are just now starting to see the real method behind the madness. ...

  18. Rocawear Preps I Will Not Lose Campaign

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cultural fashion leader Rocawear will bow its I Will not Lose ad campaign Aug. 15. Inspired by company co-founder and CEO, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, the multimedia campaign features recording artists like Ciara, Three 6 Mafia, Rich Boy and C ...

  19. EFF Sues UMG Over Prince Video

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed suit against Universal Music Group over the label's request that a YouTube video featuring "Let's Get Crazy" by Prince be removed. The video depicts an 18-month old child and a sibli ...

  20. The Billboard Q&A: Jermaine Dupri

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of taking Atlanta's snap scene mainstream with Dem Franchize Boyz and recrafting Mariah Carey's stale stardom into the multiplatinum, worldwide success that was "The Emancipation of Mimi," Jermaine Dupri recently b ...

  21. T.I. Is 'T.I.P.' Top

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. arrives atop The Billboard 200 with "T.I. Vs. T.I.P.," his second chart-topper ... Miley Cyrus' dual effort, "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus," slips to No. 2 with a 42% decline ... Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's ...

  22. U.K.'s MPA Calls For Stronger Bonds With BPI

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. publishing industry must place greater value in partnership and unity moving forward, attendees heard at today's annual general meeting of the Music Publishers Association (MPA) in London. MPA chairman Paul Curran, re-elected for his ...

  23. Crowded House Stars As Live Earth Begins In Sydney

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts kicked off in Sydney today with an emotional welcome by a traditional Aboriginal troupe painted in white and waving eucalyptus leaves, and ended 10 hours later, equally as emotional, when a reuni ...

  24. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backed by a choir for "Hey You" (written e ...

  25. Lil Wayne Album Leaked

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After releasing "Da Drought 3" mixtape a few weeks ago, Lil Wayne unveiled a YouTube video last weekend, explaining that his upcoming "Tha Carter 3" album was leaked. In response, the rapper plans to release the leaked tracks a ...

  26. YouTube Sets Up International Sites

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube today (June 19) unveiled local-language sites in nine countries. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the co-founders of YouTube, which was acquired by Google Inc. for $1.65 billion last year, told a news conference in Paris that the nine country s ...

  27. Google 'To Launch YouTube' In France

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French daily financial newspaper Les Echos reports that Google is due to launch a French version of YouTube in the next few days. Google France declined to comment on the report, which suggested the French service would be a test for the launch of ...

  28. Cherry Lane Joins YouTube Suit

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing has joined the class action suit filed last month against YouTube and its parent company, Google. Indie publisher Bourne Co. and the Football Assn. Premier League are the lead plaintiffs in the proposed class action su ...

  29. U.K. Biz Gathers For PPL AGM

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's PPL will continue fighting for an extension in the term of copyright on sound recordings -and intends to draw Britain's incoming Prime Minister into the debate. Speaking on stage at the society's annual general meeting tod ...

  30. Timberlake Signs YouTube Sensation Esmee

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube star Esmee Denters has become the first artist signed to Tennman Records, the label launched by Justin Timberlake in a joint venture with Interscope. The deal places Denters as the opening act for a handful of Timberlake's upcoming Eu ...

  31. Verizon Grabs Prince Exclusive

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Verizon Wireless has nabbed the exclusive of the first single form Prince's upcoming album "Planet Earth," scheduled for to release sometime in July. The single, "Guitar," will be available for free to any Verizon subscrib ...

  32. Digital Talk Takes Over Copyright Summit

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The role of copyright in the digital age was top of the agenda during the morning session of Day 2 of the CISAC Copyright Summit in Brussels. In a keynote address, Nikesh Aroha, Google's newly-appointed president for Europe, the Middle East a ...

  33. EMI, Google, YouTube Form Content Partnership

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music, Google and YouTube have signed a licensing deal, which seems to indicate that the video sharing site's long-awaited content identification and filtering technology is finally ready for prime time. Under the terms of a new agreement ...

  34. CBS Buys Last.fm For $280 Million

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corp. has acquired Last.fm for $280 million in cash. The deal, unveiled today, should significantly enhance the broadcast giant's online, mobile and social networking footprint, and enable it to explore synergies between the CBS Radio div ...

  35. WMG Sues Social Networking Site Imeem

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the social networking site Imeem, seeking both monetary damages and a court order to restrict all WMG music from the site. In the filing, WMG claims Imeem has avoided using any ...

  36. UMG Backs Off

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has dropped its bid to have a video report criticizing rap star Akon removed from YouTube. Commentator Michelle Malkin, founder of the conservative news Web site hotair.com , posted a video editorial slamming Akon's anti ...

  37. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: It was a small story that passed virtually unnoticed this week, but you have to give props PassAlong Networks for its new freedomMP3 platform . To be sure, it's not perfect-limiting tracks to 20 transfers might sound great to labels ...

  38. MySpace Launches 'Take Down, Stay Down' Video Filter

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MySpace has introduced new technology into the service that prevents members from reposting videos that have previously been removed for copyright reasons. Called "Take Down, Stay Down," the feature creates a digital fingerprint of any v ...

  39. Publisher, Soccer League Sue YouTube, Google

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Football Assn. Premier League and independent music publisher Bourne Co. filed a class action lawsuit for copyright infringement today against YouTube and its parent company, Google. The complaint, filed in federal court in New York, seeks to ...

  40. YouTube To Share Ad Revenues With Users

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has taken its first steps towards sharing advertising revenue with those creating the user-generated videos that have made the service so popular. On its blog, the company announced a plan to offer revenue partnerships with specific users ...

  41. Clear Channel Launches Social Networking Sites

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radio giant Clear Channel is getting into the social networking business. The company's online music and radio division is introducing a dozen station-branded social networks in the coming months. Each social network will function essentially ...

  42. Sony Launches Video Sharing Site

    April 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. on Friday launched a video-sharing Web site in Japan that is seen as a potential rival to YouTube. The eyeVio service enables users to download clips from the Web site onto personal computers as well as portable devices such as Sony ...

  43. Live Vs. Digital, Warner Exec On Music Discovery

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT WMG's Lyor Cohen believes today's Web and wireless technologies are key to finding and promoting artists these days, but only in conjunction with the tried-and-true experience of a live event. In an opinion piece for Forbes (free registr ...

  44. Viacom Pursuing Last.FM?

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rumors have emerged that Viacom -- having missed out on acquiring both MySpace and YouTube -- is now pursuing the music-based social network Last.FM to expand its online and social networking footprint. According to a post in Dealbreaker.com , Via ...

  45. EFF Takes On Viacom Over YouTube

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Electronic Frontier Foundation has jumped into the legal fray between Viacom and YouTube. The group filed a complaint today (March 22) for MoveOn.org Civic Action and Brave New Films against Viacom for "misrepresentation of copyright infr ...

  46. Uni Crafting Music Vids For YouTube

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Film marketing has taken on a new face this week: music videos on YouTube. A down-and-dirty music video featuring film footage was shot for Universal Pictures release "Dead Silence" and received more than 35,000 views. It's quite po ...

  47. Podcasters To Flex Purchasing Power

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A grassroots group of podcasting aficionados are hoping to catapult an indie artist to the top of the iTunes digital track chart this week in an initiative called Bum Rush The Charts . The group is running promotional videos on YouTube and other s ...

  48. SXSW: Byrne Asks Record Labels For Help

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne called on record labels to remove DRM on digital files and shift from manufacturing and distribution companies to more closely resemble marketing firms in the face of increasing digital album sales. Byrne ...

  49. Why Hasn't Digital Distribution Helped Indies Get Major Deal Terms?

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Like many music attorneys, John Cooperman thought the digital revolution would help level the playing field in negotiating distribution deals on behalf of independent labels. But more often than not, Cooperman, vp legal affairs at Wind-up Records, ...

  50. Viacom Sues Google, YouTube

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV parent Viacom Inc. said on Tuesday that it was suing Google Inc. and its Internet video-sharing site YouTube for more than $1 billion over unauthorized use of its programming online. The lawsuit, the biggest challenge to date to Google's ...

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