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  1. Competing Mobile Applications Open Opportunities For Media Companies

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The battle of the mobile apps is officially under way. Research in Motion's (RIM) new BlackBerry App World store made its debut at the CTIA Wireless trade show in early April, joining Google's Android Marketplace as a challenger to the s ...

  2. RIM Opens Software Store For BlackBerry

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion has launched an online store selling entertainment, games, news, and travel applications to its BlackBerry users. RIM said on Wednesday its online store was immediately available to BlackBerry owners in Britain, Canada, and the ...

  3. Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live: Smartphones Driving Ad Revenue

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Is advertising the key to making mobile content pay? That's the question that speakers and attendees of Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live conference in Las Vegas were asking themselves March 31, where the hype over the mobile enterta ...

  4. Business Briefs: EMI, Bob Dylan, Death Row And More

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - EMI is cutting back operations at its Jacksonville, Illinois, distribution center. ( Journal-Courier ) - Lala's new iPhone app previewed with text and video. "Unfortunately, it still may be a while before everyone can get their hands o ...

  5. Digital Briefs: Meloedo, Thumbplay, Spotify

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Mobile music service provider Meloedo has followed up on its streaming iPhone app for the Presidents of the United States of America with a similar full discography service for indie group State Radio. For $3, fans can buy the applications and ...

  6. The Orchard Embraces iPhone App Tool

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard is offering it member labels and artists access to an iPhone application development program called Mobile Roadie, provided by partner Fluidesign. The company has added the Mobile Roadie program to its Artist/Label Workstation program, ...

  7. iPhone Upgrade Boosts Music Features

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple iPhone users now have more flexibility with their music catalogs and the music industry is getting a swing at new revenue streams tied to the device, thanks to an upgrade rolled out by Apple Inc. today. Of the more than 100 new features in t ...

  8. Digital Briefs: Free Downloads, Clear Channel

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - A Christmas promotion surrounding the UK launch of Amazon's digital music service resulted in the accidental release of unlimited free downloads before the glitch was found. It's not know exactly how many songs were acquired as a resul ...

  9. Apple Targets Headphone Market?

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT All those fancy new headphones flooding the market may find themselves up the proverbial creek, as Apple looks to be doing for iPod accessories what it once did with music - lock out all competitors. According to Apple rumor site iLounge, Apple� ...

  10. Sirius XM To Roll Out iPhone App In Q2

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio Inc looks to expand the reach of its satellite radio service with the second-quarter launch of an iPhone application as it explores a potential marketing partnership with satellite TV provider DirecTV Group. The company, which had ...

  11. Digital Briefs: Chuck D, 'Idol', Dada

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Public Enemy frontman Chuck D has signed on to be a spokesman, or "ambassador" for SellaBand, the music social network that has fans investing in their favorite artists. - "American Idol" has released an iPhone app, developed ...

  12. Digital Briefs: RealNetworks, Gibson, Tap Tap Revenge 2

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST - According to a 10K financial filing, RealNetworks spent $11.2 million to promote the Rhapsody service last year. - Gibson Guitars lost its lawsuit against Activision that claimed the "Guitar Hero" game infringed on its patents after a ...

  13. Nokia Halts Xpress Music Phone Sales

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia over the weekend halted sales of its much-heralded Xpress Music phone just days after its Feb. 26 debut, citing technical glitches plaguing the device. Most notably, the devices were unable to connect to AT&T's 3G network, which is ...

  14. Interscope Artists Launch iPhone Apps

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kyte, a digital media technology company aggressively targeting the music industry, launched a new platform, called the iPhone Applications Framework, for artists interested in developing iPhone applications. Interscope artists All American Reject ...

  15. 'Mega' Moves In On 'Movin' In Dallas

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST CBS Radio's KMVK (Movin)/Dallas has dropped its rhythmic AC format in favor of Spanish-language hot AC "Mega 107.5." No word yet on who's programming. "Movin" PD Nikki Nite and promotion director Eric Landrum remain f ...

  16. Digital Briefs: INgrooves, Nokia, iPhone App Store

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Digital distributor INgrooves has joined Nokia's Comes With Music program. The Nokia service already has licensing deals with the four major labels, including INgrooves investor Universal Music Group. Anyone owning a compatible Nokia phone ...

  17. Nokia Unveils Online Software Shop

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The world's top cell phone maker Nokia unveiled on Monday its new online software and media store, hoping to follow the runaway success of Apple's App Store. The focus of the cell phone market has been shifting to software development si ...

  18. Digital Briefs: Sony, YouTube, 'Rock Band' Suit, Shazam

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Sony Music Entertainment has finalized a new licensing deal with YouTube, although no formal announcement has been made. The All Things D blog initially reported the deal, which Billboard has since confirmed. Details include an upfront payment t ...

  19. iTunes To Add Streaming Service?

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple rumors have been quiet on the music front for a while, but an new one has popped up regarding a potential streaming service. According to AppleInsider, Apple may add a feature in iTunes 8 that will let users stream any media purchased from i ...

  20. Digital Briefs: 'Guitar Hero', T-Pain, P2P

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST - "Guitar Hero" fans who want to upgrade their equipment to the new controllers released with "Guitar Hero World Tour" can now do so on an instrument-by-instrument basis. Rather than having to buy the entire package, fans can b ...

  21. BlackBerry-Maker RIM Sees Earnings At Low End Of Forecast

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Research In Motion said its fourth-quarter earnings and gross margin would be at the low end of its previous forecast range, even as subscriber additions topped expectations, sending shares down 8%. The BlackBerry device maker said on Wednesday th ...

  22. TapTap Revenge Boosting Artist Sales

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following in the footsteps of "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band," the mobile music simulation game TapTap Revenge is driving music sales for artists licensing tracks to the game. In a recent Christian Science Monitor story , the hea ...

  23. 6 Questions: Grammys Team Talks Digital Push

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST In the run-up to the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards show, the Recording Academy has launched a number of initiatives designed to broaden the organization's footprint in the digital world. This includes an official Grammy Twitter feed - where performers ...

  24. Digital Briefs: Songbeat, GoTV, iTunes

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST - A collection of record labels is suing German digital music service provider Songbeat for copyright infringement. The service lets users search the Web for music, and download up to 25 songs a month for free. - Mobile media network GoTV has laun ...

  25. Dell Plots Smartphone Foray, Eyes Apple: Report

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dell Inc is plotting a foray into the cell phone arena as early as next month, making and selling smartphones to revitalize a business walloped by crumbling PC sales and pitting the firm against Apple, the Wall Street Journal reported. The world&# ...

  26. Digital Briefs: Pirate Bay, Mobile Music, Last.fm, ISPs

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Danish Internet service provider TDC is blocking access to The Pirate Bay, becoming the second to do so after the country’s High Court ordered rival Tele2 to block the same service last year. TDC took the action on its own, as the court-order for ...

  27. Pandora To Run Audio Ads

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pandora, the online music service that creates "radio stations" based on consumers' musical preferences, is adding something else to the mix: commercials. The service has experimented with audio ads but will now make them a regular ...

  28. Apple Profit Beats Expectations, Shares Jump

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc reported a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street's estimates, and gave an outlook that cheered investors, who sent its shares up 10 percent. The maker of the iPhone, iPods and Mac computers said on Wednesday its net profit in the f ...

  29. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Slicethepie

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Just a week after doing so for the Blackberry, Slacker has created a version of its customized Internet radio service for the iPhone. - Fan-funding site Slicethepie introduced a feature that allows record labels, artists or managers to use its c ...

  30. Digital Briefs: Lessig, Vice, Tapulous

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Lawrence Lessig on copyright laws, discussing it on "The Colbert Report." - The Orchard will provide physical and digital music distribution to Vice Music artists in North America. The first album handled under the new partnership is B ...

  31. Biz Briefs: RIAA, Disney, Sony

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST - RIAA voluntarily dismisses Atlantic Recording v. Brennan. [ Recordingindustryvspeople , via Slashdot ] - Disney Star Guitarist game uses an actual guitar with color-coded strings to teach aspiring guitarists to learn new songs. [ Wired ] - Risin ...

  32. Sony Ericsson CEO Preparing For Tough '09

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The chief executive of Sony Ericsson, a venture of Sony Corp and Ericsson, sees a tough cell phone market through the end of 2009, with unit sales down by about 5-6% as consumer demand slows in the weak global economy. But Hideki Komiyama, who pla ...

  33. Report: iTunes To Offer Variable Pricing, Expands DRM-Free Offering

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST With the MacWorld conference kicking off today, rumors are swirling that Apple is poised to unveil new music licensing deals with the major labels that will allow it to sell DRM-free music at variable prices. Citing two unnamed sources, CNET is re ...

  34. Best Buy Offers Used iPhones

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Retailer Best Buy Co, seeking new ways to appeal to cost-conscious shoppers, said on Tuesday it is selling refurbished versions of Apple Inc's iPhone 3G at its stores that are priced about $50 less than new iPhones. The electronics chain said ...

  35. The Year In Music & Touring: Five iPhone Apps That Will Help The Music Business

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST This was not a good year for mobile music. Ringtones sales are declining, over-the-air downloads are still little more than a blip on the radar, and the potential of ambitious initiatives like Nokia's Comes With Music is still unknown. There& ...

  36. Wal-Mart Starts Selling iPhones

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Wal-Mart Stores Inc began selling Apple Inc's iPhone on Sunday, but the popular cell phones that can surf the Web are not priced as low as some anticipated. Wal-Mart is selling the black 8-gigabyte iPhone 3G model, which also holds about 2,00 ...

  37. Pandora, Slacker Tweak Streaming Offers

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Personalized Internet radio services Pandora and Slacker are ending the year with new service offerings. Pandora is making its mobile version available for free to Sprint wireless customers. The company previously charged $3 a month for Sprint cus ...

  38. Digital Briefs: Harry Fox Agency, Melodeo, iPhone

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Publishing rights organization The Harry Fox Agency has struck a licensing deal with lyrics site TuneWiki. The deal covers both lyrics and online track streaming, and extends to TuneWiki's mobile platform. HFA's deal is commission-free ...

  39. Jobs Won't Deliver Macworld Keynote

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc said on Tuesday that chief executive Steve Jobs will not deliver the keynote address at the Macworld trade show next month, reviving some investors' concerns about the state of his health and sending the company's shares down 3 ...

  40. Digital Briefs: UMG, Shazam, Musicane

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Universal Music Group ranked among the top 10 most-visited music sites, according to data from Comscore, just making the list behind sites like AOL, Yahoo and MySpace. - Song recognition app Shazam has introduced a new version of the software fo ...

  41. Goldman Cuts Apple To Neutral

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Goldman Sachs downgraded Apple Inc to "neutral" from "buy" on concerns about weak consumer spending in the near-term, and risk of the stock's valuation premium coming down if iPhone sales fall short of expectations in the ...

  42. Sony Ericsson, Vodafone Back Google's Android

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fourteen of the world's largest mobile phone and chip makers, including Sony Ericsson, Vodafone Group Plc and ARM Holdings Plc, joined the Open Handset Alliance to support the Android mobile device platform developed by Google Inc. The new me ...

  43. Swedish Telco Launches Unlimited Service

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Swedish telco TeliaSonera has launched Telia Musik, an all-you-can eat download service available to more than 13.3 million mobile customers in six countries. Telia in Sweden was the first to release the service on Monday (Dec. 8). It will be foll ...

  44. Labels Look To Bundle Artists On iPhone Game

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is the first major label to line up multiple artists for the popular game Tap Tap on the iPhone. It's a move likely to be followed by the other three majors. On Thursday, EMI Music announced a new version of the series of music rhyt ...

  45. MySpace Delivers Video To Mobiles

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST MySpace users with mobile phones are about to find out if they can walk and watch TV at the same time. On Wednesday (Dec. 3), News Corp's online social network will make video clips from its members' pages available for viewing on mobile ...

  46. Apple Gears Up For Black Friday Sale

    November 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc, facing a tight U.S. consumer spending environment, is gearing up for a one-day sale on Friday and at least one analyst expects the company to offer discounts of up to 15%. The day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is the tradit ...

  47. Key Apple Exec To Exit

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tony Fadell, the man credited with creating the iPod and iPhone, is leaving Apple for personal reasons, according to the company. Fadell, who at one point was rumored to be a possible successor to Apple chief Steve Jobs, will be replaced by former ...

  48. Pink Launches iPhone App

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of the release of her "Funhouse" album on Oct. 28, Pink has introduced a free branded iPhone application. The app, released today (Oct. 24) features 30-second previews of songs on the new album, photos, news and a full discogr ...

  49. Digital Briefs: Samsung, Sims 3, Blackberry

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Samsung withdrew its bid to buy flash memory and device manufacturer SanDisk, citing "uncertainties" in financial markets. - Award-winning composer Steve Jablonsky ("Transformers") will score the theme music for the upcoming ...

  50. Strong iPhone Sales Drive Apple Q4 Profits Rise

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple has announced positive fourth quarter figures, with a 26% profit increase on the same 2007 quarter. The increased profit was driven by rising sales of its iPhone as well as strong sales of iPods and Macintosh computers. For the quarter endin ...

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