eMusic

  1. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: NPD Group's Russ Crupnick gave what was probably the most interesting and illuminating presentation at NARM this week, illustrating how the digital availability of music is affecting the music industry. Of all the stats and analysis ...

  2. NARM Coverage: Industry Group Adds Digital Reps To Board

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a move that illustrates the industry's landscape, the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers expanded its board of directors by adding two digital music merchants, Napster chairman and CEO Chris Gorog and eMusic CEO David Pakman. In oth ...

  3. eMusic Passes 300,000 Subs

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT eMusic says it now claims over 300,000 subscribers, up from a mark of 250,000 four months ago. The company says it also has added 90 new labels and aggregators to its roster of more than 13,000 labels. Among the names added to the eMusic roster ar ...

  4. Apple Rivals Get Boost From DRM-Free Deal

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc.'s decision to sell DRM-free downloads from EMI and indie labels in the AAC format rather than the MP3 format is creating new strategic opportunities for both rival device manufacturers and digital retailers. Come May when iTunes la ...

  5. Will The Other Majors Ditch DRM?

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI is the only major label to pursue a DRM-free strategy so far , but the move places increased pressure on the other majors to offer their catalogs in a similar fashion. Apple CEO Steve Jobs says the company is reaching out to the other majors a ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. eMusic, Urban Outfitters Team

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT eMusic is teaming with clothing retailer Urban Outfitters on a co-sponsored concert series during South by Southwest (SXSW) in which music from the performances will be recorded and made available through the web sites of both companies. Performan ...

  8. eMusic Powers Westin Playlists

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Last year, Westin Hotels & Resorts tapped independent music digital retailer eMusic to create a signature music program for its more than 100 properties around the world. Today, the partnership grows with a new element added to the music progr ...

  9. eMusic Passes 250K Subs

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST eMusic says it now has over 250,000 subscribers worldwide. The company reported it passed the 200,000-subscriber mark four months ago. eMusic has since expanded into Europe in September 2006, making its service available throughout the European Un ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. eMusic Reaches 100M Download Milestone

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST eMusic says it has sold more than 100 million downloads since establishing its current subscription model three years ago. The company, which claims over 220,000 subscribers, also says its catalog of independent-only music has doubled in the last ...

  12. Indie Label Six Degrees Launches Digital Series

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Want to hear the latest emerging artists breaking into the music scene? Better have an MP3 player. Both major labels and independents alike are increasingly issuing digital-only releases for their baby bands as a way to test the waters in an inexp ...

  13. eMusic Nears 100 Millionth MP3 Sale

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST eMusic is nearing the sale of its 100 millionth MP3 download, which is expected in the next few weeks, according to the company. To mark the event, the digital retailer has called on pop group Barenaked Ladies to write and record a personalized so ...

  14. eMusic Nears 100 Millionth MP3 Sale

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Milestone expected in next few weeks. eMusic is nearing the sale of its 100 millionth MP3 download, which is expected in the next few weeks, according to the company. To mark the event, the digital retailer has called on pop group Barenaked Ladies ...

  15. Cingular Unveils Mobile Music Strategy

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST On Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless will become the first U.S. operator to provide mobile access to online digital music services such as Napster, eMusic and Yahoo Music. Unlike rivals Sprint and Verizon Wi On Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless will become the fi ...

  16. Cingular To Partner With Digital Services

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Carrier partnering with eMusic, Napster and Yahoo Music. Carrier partnering with eMusic, Napster and Yahoo Music. News ...

  17. Cingular To Partner With Digital Services

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mobile operator Cingular Wireless is about to unveil its mobile music strategy, the details of which are expected tomorrow (Nov. 2). Unlike competitors Sprint and Verizon Wireless, who have built the Mobile operator Cingular Wireless is about to u ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Victory Joins eMusic

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based rock label Victory Records will make its content available to digital subscription site eMusic beginning Oct. 31. Among the music to be distributed by the digital retailer will be an upc Chicago-based rock label Victory Records will ...

  20. EU eMusic Passes 20,000 Subscribers

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service is now live in 25 countries. eMusic says it has acquired more than 20,000 subscribers in the European market and delivered more than 2 million downloads since its EU beta launch on August 10. The company’s MP3-based service is now live in ...

  21. Buma/Stemra, MCPS To Discuss eMusic Argument

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Buma/Stemra and MCPS-PRS Alliance are to enter into talks to hammer out a solution to eMusic's contested pan-European license, executives at the music download store said today (Sept. 18). Buma/Stemra and MCPS-PRS Alliance are to enter into t ...

  22. MCPS-PRS Rebukes eMusic's Pan-Europe System

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance is contesting the validity of eMusic's pan-European licensing structure. In a statement issued today (Sept. 15), the London-based authors' rights society warned that the n The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Allian ...

  23. MCPS-PRS Rebukes eMusic's Pan-Europe System

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance is contesting the validity of eMusic's pan-European licensing structure. In a statement issued today (Sept. 15), the London-based authors' rights society warned that the n The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Allian ...

  24. RoyaltyShare To Launch In Europe

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Web-based royalty processing specialist RoyaltyShare is expanding its services into Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. Web-based royalty processing specialist RoyaltyShare is expanding its services into Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. San Diego ...

  25. RoyaltyShare To Launch In Europe

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. affiliate tipped for Spring 2007. Web-based royalty processing specialist RoyaltyShare is expanding its services into Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. San Diego-based RoyaltyShare's chairman Bob Kohn tells Billboard.biz that various pi ...

  26. eMusic Testing U.K., Europe For Launch?

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beta Web sites set up. U.S.-based eMusic, which claims to be the world's second biggest digital-music retailer after Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, has set up beta Web sites ahead of possible U.K. and European launches. The retaile ...

  27. eMusic Testing U.K., Europe For Launch?

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.S.-based eMusic, which claims to be the world's second biggest digital-music retailer after Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, has set up beta Web sites ahead of possible U.K. and European launche U.S.-based eMusic, which claims to b ...

  28. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  29. eMusic Adds V2, Palm Pictures

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT White Stripes, Raconteurs available to MP3 site. Subscription-based MP3 site eMusic has added V2 Records, Palm Pictures and Velour Music to its roster. The three are the biggest names in a slew of recent signings for eMusic, who has also added SPV ...

  30. eMusic Goes Hollywood

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Distributes gift cards promoting blockbusters. eMusic is partnering with Hollywood to help drive subscribers to its online independent music service. The company has formed deals with 20th Century Fox, Hollywood Video and Cinema Screen Media to di ...

  31. eMusic Goes Hollywood

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Distributes gift cards promoting blockbusters. eMusic is partnering with Hollywood to help drive subscribers to its online independent music service. The company has formed deals with 20th Century Fox, Hollywood Video and Cinema Screen Media to di ...

  32. eMusic Checks Into Westin Hotels Deal

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Westin Hotels & Resorts has tapped independent music digital retailer eMusic to create and develop a signature music program for its 124 properties around the world. Westin Hotels & Resorts has tapped independent music digital retailer ...

  33. Kyllo To Set Up U.K. Zebralution Office

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT James Kyllo, GM of the Assn. of Independent Music's new media arm, has been hired to set up the U.K. office for digital distributor Zebralution. Kyllo, who joined the U.K. indie labels trade body as G James Kyllo, GM of the Assn. of Independe ...

  34. eMusic Makes Key Hires

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bolsters editorial, PR, mktg departments. eMusic has bolstered its editorial, pr and marketing departments with new hires in key positions. In editorial, music journalists Lenny Kaye and Michaelangelo Matos have been hired as rock/pop columnist an ...

  35. Ticketmaster, eMusic Link On Album Promo

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST eMusic and Ticketmaster have teamed up to offer a free digital album download to fans who purchase concert tickets online for the upcoming "Road Rage 2006" tour, which pairs the Cars and Blondie. eMusic and Ticketmaster have teamed up to ...

  36. Ticketmaster, eMusic Link On Album Promo

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticket buyers receive free digital Cars, Blondie album. eMusic and Ticketmaster have teamed up to offer a free digital album download to fans who purchase concert tickets online for the upcoming "Road Rage 2006" tour, which pairs the Car ...

  37. Suit Filed Against Major Labels

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Claims they hampered online music growth. A consumer class action lawsuit has been brought against the major record labels for antitrust violations, claiming that the companies hampered the growth of online music to protect their high-profit CD ma ...

  38. Latin E-Label Launches

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nacionale plans to release 50 titles next year. Nacional Records, the Los Angeles-based Latin indie home to eclectic artists such as Andrea Echeverri and the Nortec Collective, has launched a digital only e-label dubbed Nacionale. The e-label boas ...

  39. AIM, eMusic Sign Licensing Pact

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered into a licensing collaboration with British trade group the Assn. of Independent Music. It will initially make available 10,000 titles to download via the Am U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered int ...

  40. AIM, eMusic Sign Licensing Pact

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered into a licensing collaboration with British trade group the Assn. of Independent Music. It will initially make available 10,000 titles to download via the Am U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered int ...

  41. IODA Service To Push Podcast, Blog Promotion

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Partners include Amazon.com, Emusic, Live365. Partners include Amazon.com, Emusic, Live365. News ...

  42. IODA Service To Push Podcast, Blog Promotion

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Partners include Amazon.com, Emusic, Live365. The Independent Online Distribution Alliance is launching a new service to feed indie label content to bloggers and podcasters, as well as larger music portals. The promotional distribution network is ...

  43. Grokster: Tech Companies Respond

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Concerns about innovation abound. Filetrading companies were less than thrilled with today's Supreme Court (June 27) ruling against fellow P2P company Grokster. But they weren't alone in expressing concern about how the decision may chal ...

  44. Grokster: Indies Weigh In

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The decision elicited varying opinions from independent sector. Don’t look for consensus among America’s independent labels when it comes to today’s Grokster decision. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against peer-to-peer network Grokster, favo ...

  45. Orchard Extends Deeper Into China

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Newest deal expands catalog by 20%. Indie music distribution specialist The Orchard is partnering with ECD Hong Kong to significantly expand the company’s reach into China. The deal gives the Orchard access to EDC’s catalog of over 100,000 songs o ...

  46. The Orchard, Shanachie Shake On Exclusive Deal

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers worldwide distribution, marketing. The Orchard has inked an exclusive worldwide digital distribution and marketing deal with Shanachie Entertainment, Billboard has learned. The Orchard will distribute Shanachie’s catalog through online ...

  47. eMusic Inks Label Licensing Deal

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Adams, Bloc Party among new content. Indie label digital music subscription service eMusic has inked content licensing deals with more than 20 new labels, Billboard.biz has learned. Among the latest additions are Six Degrees, Vice Recordings, ...

  48. eMusic Download Cards Offer 50 Free Songs

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cards distributed through promotions, websites, live shows. eMusic is launching a new initiative that allows artists to distribute their music via download cards at no cost to the consumer. Artists participating and their labels will distribute th ...

  49. Koch Pushing Beth Hart Via eMusic

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Web service gets exclusive EP. Koch Records is promoting an upcoming live concert DVD from singer/songwriter Beth Hart under a new deal with eMusic. Koch will release a six-track EP featuring music from the performance exclusively through the onli ...

  50. MP3.com's Robertson Getting Back In Biz

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Digital vet starts unprotected-download store. Michael Robertson, founder and former CEO of the original MP3.com, has announced plans to launch a new online music store next week. The new store, MP3Tunes, will look much like the original MP3.com a ...

Pages