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  1. New Touring Alert iPhone App from iLike

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. social music discovery service iLike has introduced a new iPhone app designed to alert users when artists they like will be playing in their area. The Local Concerts app scans the music on the iPod Touch or iPhone and provides a customer conc ...

  2. Orchard CEO Discusses New Artist Services

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Indie digital aggregator and marketing firm the Orchard launched a partnership program with more than 10 online sources of marketing, sales and analytics tools in order to bring their services to its clients. Launch partners include Artist Data, M ...

  3. Analysis: iPhone Surges But Digital Sales Remain Flat

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Have sales at iTunes picked up the pace in 2009? Yes, a bit. Are over-the-air downloads from iPhones the cause for the recent burst in sales volume? Doubtful. Apple's CFO points to over-the-air capabilities as the reason behind the doubling o ...

  4. Digital Briefs: Mams Taylor, Verizon Wireless

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- UK artist Mams Taylor is promoting his new album tHe R-eVoLuTiOn oF rUnK" by making it available as a free download exclusively on P2P service Mininova . The BitTorrent tracking service has emerged as one of the leading replacements to the ...

  5. Sonos Launches New Multi-Room Controller

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sonos, a leading developer of wireless multi-room home music systems, has launched a new color touch-screen controller. The Sonos Controller 200 (CR200) has a 3.5-inch screen featuring text and graphics relating to the music being played such as a ...

  6. Briefs: Tenenbaum, Spotify, Qtrax

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Joel Tenenbaum will not be able to claim fair use in his file sharing case. The judge's order, handed down early Monday morning, found that Tenenbaum had proposed "a fair use defense so broad that it would swallow the copyright protec ...

  7. Spotify Submits iPhone App

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spotify has submitted its iPhone app to Apple for approval for the iTunes App Store. The app will only work for premium users of Spotify, who pay £9.99 ($16.50) in the U.K. for a higher quality, ad-free version of the free ad-funded streaming serv ...

  8. Apple Smashes Profit Forecasts, iPhone Shines

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's quarterly profit blew past Wall Street forecasts thanks to strong sales of Macs and iPhones and higher-than-expected gross margins, boosting its shares 4% on Tuesday. The company continued to defy the global recession with a solid ...

  9. Soulja Boy Releases iPhone Remix App Through Romplr

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Adding to the trend of music remix applications for the iPhone is Moderati’s new Romplr service. The application allows participating artists to release certain tracks on the iPhone that fans can recreate into their own unique versions. The first ...

  10. London To Host 'Music Hack Day'

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Music Hack Day, an event for the international tech and digital music community, is to take place in London this weekend (July 11 to 12). Bringing together 200 delegates, the two-day event is believed to be the first 'hack' ...

  11. Rob Thomas iPhone App Launches

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the day of the launch of his new album “Cradlesong,” Rob Thomas has a new iPhone app—Fanbase Mobile. The app aggregates all Thomas-related news, content, and other information available on the Web into one interface. It also allows fans to foll ...

  12. iPhone App TapStar Unveiled

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT iPhone application developer EpicTilt is officially in the music-game business, launching a competitor to the hugely popular Tap Tap Revenge. Much like the competing game from rival Tapulous, EpicTilt's TapStar has users matching on-screen pr ...

  13. Apple CEO Steve Jobs Returns To Work

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs is back at work following a near six-month medical leave, although he will work at least initially from home for a few days a week, the company said. The official word of his return followed months of speculati ...

  14. Digital Briefs: ReverbNation, Shazam, Myxer

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - ReverbNation is branching out into Web site creation and hosting services. The company has added a "site builder" option to its portfolio of DIY tools for artists, partnering with BandZoogle of Canada to do so. The option remains in a ...

  15. Apple's Jobs Has 'Excellent Prognosis' After Transplant

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc chief executive Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant at a Tennessee hospital and has "an excellent prognosis," the hospital that performed the operation has confirmed. Jobs, 54, received the transplant because he was "t ...

  16. Billboard.biz Q&A: BT Discusses Sonifi iPhone App

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It seems like every artist is coming out with an iPhone app these days. But only a select few are taking the format to new levels-using the device as a means of creative expression rather than just a new distribution channel. One of these is tranc ...

  17. RIM Outlook Disappoints

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion offered investors an outlook that fell short of some expectations, sending the BlackBerry maker's stock sliding 5% even as the company reported a higher quarterly profit that topped forecasts. The share price's drop ma ...

  18. BT Launches iPhone App

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Trance pioneer Brian "BT" Transeau has launched an iPhone app in support of his new album "The Rose of Jericho." Created by BT's software company Sonik Architects, the Sonifi app allows users to remix songs and video using ...

  19. iPhone, iPod Security Flaws Get 45 Patches

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc released 45 software patches to address rare security vulnerabilities in its popular iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices. The company released them on Wednesday (June 17) as part of its widely anticipated iPhone 3.0 operating system. &q ...

  20. Billboard Q&A: Tapulous Co-Founder Bart Decrem

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iPhone and App Store have spawned a veritable industry of mobile application developers. And while many startup companies are panning for gold, Tapulous, the developer behind Tap Tap Revenge, has a record of consistent success. Tap Ta ...

  21. Briefs: Bruce Springsteen, Jammie Thomas, Sugarland

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The New Jersey Star-Ledger used the Open Public Records Act to investigate the ticketing arrangements for the May 2009 Bruce Springsteen concert that prompted a Senate Judiciary hearing and much public outcry against Ticketmaster Entertainment. ...

  22. Artists Get Their Own Channels In Clear Channel Deal

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Artists like the Eagles and Christina Aguilera can now play DJ, at least online. Clear Channel Radio and Front Line Management are creating artist personal experience (a.p.e.) radio, a stand-alone company that will allow musicians to produce their ...

  23. Play.com Named Best Online Retailer

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Play.com has won the best online retailer category for the second year running at the U.K.'s third annual Which? Awards, which celebrate the companies and individuals best serving the interests of the consumer. At a ceremony held at London� ...

  24. Briefs: Twitter, Tapulous, Napster, Green Day

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Twitter is responding to complaints from many celebrities in the sport and entertainment worlds about imposters using their name to start a Twitter account. The company said it will introduced a Verified Accounts program that will authenticate ...

  25. Apple Unveils New iPhone

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple fans hoping for a new iPhone were not disappointed by the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote presentation. As expected Apple introduced a iPhone device, dubbed the iPhone 3GS. While identical in look and feel to past devi ...

  26. Suspense Builds Ahead Of Apple Extravaganza

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc kicks off its annual developers' extravaganza on Monday (June 8) under a tight lid of secrecy, with investors expecting the electronics maker to unveil new or cheaper versions of its popular iPhone. Thousands of customers, developer ...

  27. Spotify Previews Mobile App

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music streaming service Spotify has shown off its new mobile service working with Google's Android platform. The company, based in London and Stockholm, has posted a demo online at YouTube . The company stressed that the app for Android-power ...

  28. Study: Mobile Shopping Poised for Growth

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Americans are gradually warming up to the idea of buying things via their mobile phones, particularly young adults and men, found a new study conducted by Harris Interactive for the mobile credit card security firm Billing Revolution. Harris surve ...

  29. Pandora Founder Tim Westergren Sits With Billboard For An Extended Q&A

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A year ago, Pandora founder Tim Westergren was predicting the company's collapse in the wake of new, higher streaming rates for Internet radio services. Today, he's predicting the personalized Internet radio service will be profitable by ...

  30. Digital Briefs: Pandora, MTV Games, Project Playlist

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- As part of their effort to turn a profit by next year , Pandora has introduced a premium service tier called Pandora One , which charges users $36 a year in return for an ad-free experience. This includes a specialized desktop Pandora music pla ...

  31. Business Briefs: Pandora, ASCAP, Sprialfrog, 'Drum King'

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Pandora is the latest music service to adopt Gracenote's music lyrics licensing program. The deal will allow Pandora users to view the lyrics of any song streaming from the service at any time, so long as they are covered in Gracenote' ...

  32. Sprint To Sell Palm Pre For $200 After Rebate

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sprint Nextel Corp said on Tuesday it would begin selling the long-awaited Palm Pre smartphone on June 6 for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. The Pre will run on Sprint's 3G network and feature person ...

  33. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Top Music Sites, Shazam Suit

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Customized personal radio service Slacker raised $9.6 million in new venture funding in its fourth round, according to a recent regulatory filing. It is aiming for $10.2 million in total. Specific investors were not disclosed. -- comScore relea ...

  34. Billboard Q&A: iLike CEO Ali Partovi

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off of iLike's expansion into new services like Twitter, YouTube and the iPhone , the company's CEO Ali Partovi sat down to discuss the details of these new features, including whether the iLike service is designed more for artists ...

  35. Imeem To Debut New iPhone App

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Imeem has followed up the mobile version of the service it created for the G1 Android phone on T-Mobile with a new iPhone app, which will become available in Apple’s App Store May 20. According to the company, the app will allow fans to create cus ...

  36. iLike Expands Social Music Service To New Platforms

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT iLike is expanding its social music service to new platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, MySpace and the iPhone, as well as introducing a new data feature for artists who use it to promote their music. Hoping to address the problem many artists have ...

  37. 'American Idol' Is Ready For Its Next Act

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The crowd isn't cheering for Simon Fuller. Rather, it's the four talent judges whose appearance just minutes before a recent Wednesday evening "American Idol" telecast causes a loud burst of applause to fill the soundstage at C ...

  38. Business Briefs: Last.fm, Rupert Murdoch, Live Nation

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- This does not mean that people aren't going to discover and then purchase songs at sites like MySpace or Imeem , but this study on grocery shoppers' unplanned purchases may make you rethink how many of those affiliate sales were actua ...

  39. Q&A: CBS Interactive Music President David Goodman

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corp. this week merged its music-related businesses into a new unit, called the CBS Interactive Music group. It consists of the on-demand streaming music service Last.fm along with the interactive websites of every CBS radio station that offer ...

  40. FTC Looks At Google-Apple Board Ties: Report

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into whether the ties between the boards of Apple Inc and Google Inc violate antitrust laws, the New York Times reported. The FTC has already notified the companies of the inquiry the repor ...

  41. Analysis: Apple's Rejection Of NIN App

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple's rejection of a Nine Inch Nails iPhone app update caused a mini-firestorm today across the Internet. Apple-bashing may be the important part of the story to some, but there is a business lesson amidst the noise. The main part of the st ...

  42. Billboard.biz Q&A: Slacker CEO Dennis Mudd

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Slacker Radio this week revealed that more than 1 million BlackBerry users had downloaded the personal radio service to their phones via the new BlackBerry App World. The milestone follows similar results from other Internet radio services like Pa ...

  43. Business Briefs: Warner Music, Spotify, Apple

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- David Lammy, the UK minister in charge of intellectual property does not endorse a three strikes plan for fighting illegal file-sharing. Lammy endorses commercial solutions and educating the public about copyright. "We are moving into an e ...

  44. Update: Apple, Verizon In iPhone Talks

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple is discussing the possibility of bringing the iPhone to the nation's largest wireless operator, Verizon Wireless, according to USA Today . Negotiations are underway and if fruitful will lead to the device being available to Verizon user ...

  45. Business Briefs: Seeqpod, iPhone, Rapidshare

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- MP3 search engine/player Seeqpod is in acquisition talks, according to its CEO, by a large media company that is a competitor to Apple. Seeqpod is currently being sued by record labels and maintains its service is legal. Unlike a standard searc ...

  46. Analysis: The Industry's Next 'Free' Battle

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry may have to face another battle against free music. Though the industry is looking to mobile as the bright spot for future growth, new signs point to limited interest of paid-for mobile music services. Instead, it seems, free mu ...

  47. Don Omar Gives Keynote At Billboard Latin Music Confab

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT God, a savvy embrace of technology, and a unique artistic vision have been the driving forces in Don Omar's success, the urban music star told a packed house today (April 22) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami. The artist and fo ...

  48. Report Spotlights Country Radio Listener Habits

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country Radio Broadcasters and Edison Research have released their 2009 study of U.S. country listeners that was originally presented on March 6 at the Country Radio Seminar. Edison conducted over 13,000 online interviews between January 30 and Ma ...

  49. Business Briefs: NPD, Spotify, MySpace, Lala, Rick Ross

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - An NPD Group study has found U.S. consumers' entertainment spending will remain steady in 2009. Seventy-five percent of respondents said they will either hold steady or increase their spending on digital music, while 65% said the same of CD ...

  50. AT&T In Talks To Extend iPhone Deal: Report

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Inc is in talks with Apple Inc to extend its exclusive U.S. agreement to sell the iPhone from 2010 to 2011, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said in an interview that he plans t ...

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