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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. MTV Embraces Web Chaos To Regain Viewers

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks, owner of the MTV and Comedy Central channels, is pushing a risky new Web strategy to win back young viewers from the likes of YouTube and MySpace. The network, which already has 150 Web sites in 162 countries, plans to build literall ...

  9. Euro Societies Call YouTube, MySpace To The Table

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST European copyright societies have asked YouTube and MySpace to bring discussions to a climax on back-payments for unauthorized use of copyright works. Paris-based CISAC and its ally BIEM say they have sent letters to the respective user-generated ...

  10. Wind-up Pacts With YouTube

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wind-up Records has struck a deal to make its music videos available on YouTube, in return for a share of the company's advertising revenue. The label also is making available a list of pre-cleared tracks that YouTube users can embed into the ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. IBM Report: Companies Should Loosen Content Control

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST IBM's media consulting division has issued a report suggesting that media companies loosen their control over content in order to best take advantage of today's new media distribution platforms. The report, "Navigating the Media Div ...

  13. Vivendi CEO Talks YouTube, MySpace Lawsuit

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy sat for a Q&A session with USA Today this week. Among the topics of conversation -- its YouTube deal, the MySpace lawsuit, and old media in the digital age. Read the full transcript here . News Jean-Bernard Levy ...

  14. Viacom Gives Boost To Joost

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Media giant Viacom is turning it's back on Internet video superstar YouTube for upstart Joost . Shortly after demanding all Viacom content be removed from YouTube, Viacom has partnered with Joost ( formerly known as the Venice Project ) to li ...

  15. Atlantic Taps ShoZu For Mobile Marketing

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records has tapped mobile video social network provide ShoZu as part of its artist street marketing team. As part of the agreement, certain Atlantic artists will received ShoZu-enabled mobile phones that will allow them to upload both pho ...

  16. WMG Teams With Telenor

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has confirmed that it will be entering into a global strategic partnership with European telecommunications company Telenor. Songs, ringtones, ringback tones, mobile music videos and wallpapers from the WMG catalog will be avail ...

  17. Veoh Launches Online Video Syndication Service

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veoh Networks, an Internet video firm, has launched a new online video syndication service that uses peer-to-peer network technology to distribution video on such Web services as MySpace and YouTube. The model is similar to competitor BrightCove, ...

  18. EA Buys SingShot, Eyes Social Networking Space

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Videogame publisher Electronic Arts bought online karaoke service SingShot Media as part of the company's plan to enter the growing social networking space. SingShot is a Web-based social networking site focused music-allowing members to uplo ...

  19. YouTube Inks Deals, Expands Reach

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST User-generated video sharing service YouTube has struck two deals to expand both the reach and breadth of its content. The company is working with wireless operator Vodafone to create a mobile version of the YouTube service -- providing daily sele ...

  20. MySpace Tests Video Filtering Technology

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST MySpace.com is testing technology from Audible Magic that blocks distribution of user generated videos containing unauthorized copyrighted content. Audible Magic's digital finger printing solution screens video uploaded by users and blocks an ...

  21. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Chicks ...

  22. Timberlake, Ludacris, Dylan Win Early Grammys

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Ludacris and Bob Dylan were among the Grammy winners announced this afternoon (Feb. 11) before the live CBS telecast got underway. Timberlake won best dance recording for "SexyBack" featuring Timbaland and best rap/sun ...

  23. Barenaked Ladies Tap YouTube Stars

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Barenaked Ladies have recruited various YouTube celebrities to star in the music video of their latest single "Sound of Your Voice." The band invited the creators of such YouTube classics as Diet Coke and Mentos , "The Mother� ...

  24. JASRAC, YouTube Fracas Rumbles On

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Japanese authors society JASRAC said today (Feb. 6) that YouTube has agreed to put up a Japanese-language notice on its Web site warning users that it is illegal to post or upload audio-visual works whose copyrights are neither owned by YouTube no ...

  25. Viacom Demands YouTube Remove Videos

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc. on Friday demanded that Google Inc.'s online video service YouTube remove more than 100,000 video clips after they failed to reach a distribution agreement. Viacom said it sent a notice to YouTube on Friday morning asking the popu ...

  26. Indies Up In Arms Over YouTube

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Key players in the independent label community are preparing for a legal skirmish with YouTube over content being used on the video-sharing site. Sources tell Billboard.biz that the independents are aggrieved with terms proposed by the giant socia ...

  27. JASRAC, YouTube Execs To Meet

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Japanese authors society JASRAC says key YouTube executives will visit Japan to discuss the ongoing problem of Japanese copyrighted content being uploaded to the popular video-sharing website without rights-holders' permission. According to J ...

  28. WMG Signs Ad-Share Deal With Video Site

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has formed an advertising revenue sharing agreement with a French user-generated video site called DailyMotion.com. Similar to YouTube, Dailymotion.com allows users to upload and browse video clips. Unlike YouTube, the site does ...

  29. Midem Day One: DRM Takes Center Stage

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST A buzzing and busy Midem opened for business today (Jan. 21), on what would otherwise have been a sunny, lazy Sunday. The annual music industry convention, now in its 41st year, continued to play host to the MidemNet conference, the specialist tec ...

  30. MidemNet 07 Kicks Off

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST MidemNet sprung to life today (Jan. 20) with a heated first-up panel debate. The digital music conference, which precedes the annual Midem music trade fair, began with a "touchy feely" morning discussion which quickly turned into a high- ...

  31. Indies Cast Collective Digital Spell With Merlin

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST A slew of top independent labels and trade groups have joined forces to launch Merlin, described at the MidemNet event in Cannes today (Jan. 20) as "the world's first global new-media rights licensing agency." Accounting for almost ...

  32. Universal Music CEO Hawkish On Licensing Deals

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris resents that MTV and other cable music channels built multibillion-dollar businesses around videos given away by record companies anxious to promote their artists. So when he saw his own grandson watching 50 C ...

  33. Reports: YouTube Content ID Filters Delayed

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST YouTube is finding out first hand how difficult content identification and filtering technology can be. The company fell short of its promise to implement the technology by the end of 2006. According to a Financial Times article (subscription requ ...

  34. Elvis Looking To Win Teenage Fans Again

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Teenagers in the 1950s and '60s went wild over Elvis Presley, much to the consternation of their parents, but kids in the new millennium aren't so stirred by rock'n'roll's original rebel. "I can't try to sell som ...

  35. YouTube Replies To JASRAC Demands

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST YouTube has pledged to launch a Japanese-language notice on its Web site warning users not to post or upload copyrighted works without permission, according to local authors' society JASRAC. On Dec. 4 , JASRAC sent a letter to YouTube on beha ...

  36. YouTube Taken To Task In Japan

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Japanese rights holders are demanding that YouTube take steps to prevent their copyrighted content from being uploaded to the popular video-sharing Web site without their permission. In a letter sent to YouTube on Dec. 4 and released on Dec. 5, a ...

  37. Azureus Lassos Zudeo P2P Service

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Following in the wake of BitTorrent announcing plans to develop a commercial digital retail service, Azureus, an open-source peer-to-peer solution based on BitTorrent technology, says it too wants to reinvent itself as a copyright-friendly service ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. WMG Taps Pelson To Oversee Music Marketing

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST He will serve as senior VP of global consumer marketing. As Warner Music Group pushes further into embracing digital opportunities ranging from YouTube to MySpace, the company is turning to an executive hailing from the social networking business ...

  40. WMG Taps Pelson To Oversee Music Marketing

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will serve as senior VP. As Warner Music Group pushes further into embracing digital opportunities ranging from YouTube to MySpace, the company is turning to an executive hailing from the social networking business to oversee the way it markets mu ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. IFC And eMusic Bring Indie Music To Channel

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Segments to feature the Pixies, Nick Cave. eMusic and the Independent Film Channel (IFC) have teamed up to add independent music to the IFC's indie film programming. Under the deal, eMusic's editorial team will create a program called &q ...

  44. YOUR OTHER TUBE

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music video's ongoing transformation from promotional money loser to commercial money maker took another step forward with Google's recent acquisition of YouTube for $1.6 billion. Ahead of the deal, U Music video's ongoing transform ...

  45. EMI's Levy Crowns Consumer As King

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On today's digital-entertainment superhighway, the consumer is in the driving seat, dictating how far an artist can go. On today's digital-entertainment superhighway, the consumer is in the driving seat, dictating how far an artist can g ...

  46. WMG Launches Viral Offering

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is making its artist and label web sites YouTube friendly. The music giant is using a technology from Cambridge, Mass.-based Internet TV specialist Brightcove that allows music fans Warner Music Group is making its artist and la ...

  47. AOL To Offer Movie, TV Show Downloads

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet giant inks deal with Paramount. Movies and television shows from Paramount Pictures will be available for sale through AOL's new video portal under a deal announced Monday. Classics such as "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and ...

  48. AOL To Offer Movie, TV Show Downloads

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AOL and Paramount Pictures have signed a deal that will allow AOL to sell downloadable versions of Paramount films and television shows through its new video portal. Consumers will own the movies and Movies and television shows from Paramount Pict ...

  49. YouTube Deletes 30,000 Files

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has removed some 30,000 files from its Web site following complaints of copyright infringement by 23 Japanese broadcasters and other rights holders, local authors society JASRAC said Oct. 20. YouTube has removed some 30,000 files from its ...

  50. MTV's Norman: Advertisers Must 'Engage' Audience

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Teens readily accept lewd humor and are no longer easily impressed by sexual content, noted MTV president Christina Norman at the one-day What Teen’s Want conference in Marina Del Rey, Calif. Giving Teens readily accept lewd humor and are no longe ...

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