iPod

  1. Report: iPhone Users Consume More Content

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT We already know that the iPhone is used more than any other mobile devices to surf the Internet wirelessly. But according to mobile metrics research form M:Metrics, that's not the end of it. M:Metrics has released data that shows iPhone users ...

  2. Apple's iTunes Store Has Sold 4 Billion Tracks—But Is It Profitable?

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Research group NPD recently named iTunes the second-largest U.S. music retailer, and the company has just revealed that its store has passed the 4 billion download mark. So Billboard decided to crunch some numbers to see whether the conventional w ...

  3. Satellite Radio In Limbo

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mel Karmazin, the charismatic CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, has more than just a stalled merger on his mind. He's also wondering what it's going to cost to keep his star talker, Howard Stern, on board. "Great content costs money,&q ...

  4. Exec Pledges Radical Expansion Of Radio Delivery

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radio Advertising Bureau president Jeff Haley unveiled a bold industry mission to put radio receivers "on every mobile phone, PDA and MP3 player within the next five years" during his keynote speech at the RAB 2008 conference in Atlanta ...

  5. Grammy Performances Meld Classic, Contemporary

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles, with performances from talent that included some of the most beloved songs of the past decades. Top winner Amy Winehouse performed via satellite from ...

  6. RealNetworks Forecasts Lower Revenues, Shares Fall

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Digital media company RealNetworks Inc forecasts first-quarter and full-year 2008 revenue below Wall Street expectations partly due to slower growth in its Rhapsody America music business. The news sent shares down as much as 3.3 percent in extend ...

  7. Apple Unveils New iPhone, iPod Touch

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc on Tuesday introduced models of its iPhone and iPod touch devices with double the memory available in previous versions. The products come on the heels of Apple's launch last month of a service that lets iPhone and iPod users rent a ...

  8. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  9. Midem Quotes Of The Day

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The top soundbites from Monday's Midem panels and debates. "Mr Plant emailed me and said, 'Who's going to prostitute himself first?’" - Peter Gabriel on the Genesis/Led Zep reunion game "I've always been of the a ...

  10. Qtrax Launches Legal P2P Service

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former illegal filesharing network Qtrax has announced the launch of what it says is the first legal, free peer-to-peer service at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, France. Qtrax says it has licenses in place with the major labels and publishers, ...

  11. Plugged And Unplugged

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Plugged Despite the spin of the CBS PR machine, the re-launch of Last.fm as a free, ad-supported, on-demand music service is not new, unique or revolutionary. But it is pretty cool. For better or for worse, it takes the vision and financial commit ...

  12. Will Apple TV Control The Home Streaming Experience?

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST A memo to all iPod-dock stereo manufacturers -- your time is up. That goes for you, Logic, and you, Emerson, and even you, Sony. The harbinger of your doom -- the new Apple TV. That's right, the device at the hub of Apple's new digital m ...

  13. Yahoo Eyeing Online Music Service

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc., is in early discussions with major record labels over offering unprotected MP3s either for sale or for free as part of an ad-supported service, two record company executives familiar with the talks said Wednesday. The talks, held as re ...

  14. Plugged And Unplugged

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Plugged The downloadable music sales figures for videogames "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" should open a few eyes in the music industry. In just eight weeks, "Rock Band" sold 2.5 million songs as n ...

  15. Publishers May Appeal Block On 'iPod Tax'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Collecting society the Canadian Private Copying Collective says it may appeal against a court ruling which has blocked its efforts to obtain compensation for music creators through extending Canada's private-copying levy to cover "digita ...

  16. Plugged And Unplugged

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Plugged After three days of lines, sore feet and a crushing mass of rage-inducing humanity, my return from the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is invariably greeted with one question:"What's the coolest thing y ...

  17. CES Update: Start-up Aims at Portable Music Networks

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Gaming technology firm Razer has introduced a new division called Jook, which was created to market a new social networking-based digital music standard by the same name. The new technology was unveiled today (Jan. 7) at the CES conference in Las ...

  18. Report: Apple Readies HD Radio Push

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to a story at iLounge.com, an independent provider of information about all things iPod- and iPhone-related, Apple plans a push during the Macworld Expo event in San Francisco next month for HD Radio-equipped boom boxes that have iPod do ...

  19. Apple Fan Makes Case For Open Digital Environment

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST A tech-savvy Apple fan Richard Bullwinkle, chief evangelist for tech company Macrovision, weighs his love of iPod products versus his desire for an open digital environment. "If we want consumers to have faith in electronic media, they have t ...

  20. Microsoft Rebrands PlaysForSure

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Adding to the confusion surrounding Microsoft's PlaysForSure DRM campaign, the company has now rebranded the effort "Certified for Windows Vista." The DRM technology itself is unchanged. It's still the most common technology us ...

  21. Feist Traverses Blizzard To Enjoy Grammy Nods

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Many artists awoke this morning to excited phone calls or text messages from friends and associates, offering congratulations on Grammy nominations. But singer/songwriter Leslie Feist had a much more formidable route to good news: she was driving ...

  22. No 'Pains,' No Gains: Mary J. Blige

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bringing out a new Mary J. Blige album is a big challenge. That's because Blige, anointed "the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" in 1992, is on a 15-year multiplatinum run as one of the most electric performers in the urban world, with a wide- ...

  23. A Tipping Point For MP3s

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST The scope of a yearlong download promotion planned between Pepsi and Amazon, Billboard has learned, is among several developments forcing further consideration by Warner Music Group (WMG) and Sony BMG Music Entertainment to follow EMI and Universa ...

  24. VC Dollars Grow In Entertainment Space

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Where there are people on the Internet, chances are there will soon be money. Social networking and user-generated content sites, online advertising optimizers, casual video games, and virtual worlds are not only attracting growing numbers of cons ...

  25. EMI, Hip Digital Team On Ad Campaigns

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Group is now licensing its DRM-free music catalog to Hip Digital, a digital media agency that develops promotional campaigns for advertisers. Hip Digital has developed digital music programs for clients like Visa, Pepsi, Seagate, Dentyne ...

  26. Aus Retailer JB Hi-Fi Forecasts Record Sales

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australasian home entertainment retail powerhouse JB Hi-Fi in on course for another strong financial year. Chief executive Richard Uechtritz told the company's annual general meeting in Melbourne, Australia, yesterday that he expects sales ac ...

  27. Plugged And Unplugged

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Rhapsody's deal to extend its service to TiVo is exactly the kind of effort that is needed on a much larger scale for the music subscription model to have a chance at survival. Subscription services just aren't much of a portabl ...

  28. Microsoft Unveils New Zune Devices And Service

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Showing no signs of backing off its effort to be the No. 2 in the digital music wars, Microsoft has a new line of Zune devices and upgrades to the Zune Marketplace service. The new devices, unveiled today (Oct. 3), include two flash-based devices ...

  29. Plugged And Unplugged

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: There's been an awful lot of hype around Lala.com, the CD-trading service turned online radio and digital download provider. The company backed off its go-big-or-go-home launch when it couldn't get all the major labels onboard r ...

  30. MySpace Unveils New Ad System

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking giant MySpace unveiled a new targeted advertising technology today designed to let advertisers tailor their message to MySpace members based on information contained in their profiles. MySpace says the new system increased the ch ...

  31. James Blunt Album To Be Sold Via MySpace

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group will sell the new James Blunt album "All the Lost Souls" on MySpace. And while it's not DRM-free, it will work with the iPod. WMG is tapping LaLa, which is creating a sales widget that will sell the album for $9.9 ...

  32. Amazon To Launch Music Service Next Week?

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The much-anticipated music service from Amazon could go live as early as Tuesday, Billboard.biz has learned. The company has been testing the service internally for the last several weeks, and is presenting the results to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for ...

  33. Apple's New Developments Could Equal Holiday Dominance

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Not content to rest on its laurels, Apple has now unveiled its master plan to extend its digital music dominance into the coming holiday season. Here is how the latest developments shake out. iPod Touch What it is: A Wi-Fi-enabled, touch-screen ca ...

  34. New Devices Bring HD Radio To iTunes

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two new electronics devices have been announced that will allow HD Radio listeners to "tag" songs they like and then purchase and download those songs via the Apple iTunes music store. The devices, from Polk Audio and JBL, make use of Ap ...

  35. Apple, Majors To Meet In Brussels

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Executives from Apple Inc and major music labels will visit Brussels on Sept. 19-20 for an antitrust hearing with the European Commission over the iTunes Music Store. The development comes five months after the Commission -- the European Union ...

  36. Analysis: Apple's Product Upgrades, Starbucks Pact

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles on Apple's press event today in San Francisco , let's dive in and take a closer look at what the product upgrades, the new partnership and product launches -- highlighted by a touch-screen, WiFi-enabled iPod -- all me ...

  37. Apple Unveils New iPods, Ringtone Service

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In preparation for the upcoming fourth-quarter sales cycle, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs made a number of product updates and announcements today in San Francisco, including a ringtone service, a partnership with Starbucks and a touch-screen, WiFi-en ...

  38. Hacker Opens iPhone To T-Mobile

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of the bigger complaints about Apple's iPhone -- AT&T's network -- has been solved to a degree by a New Jersey teenager. The 17-year-old hacker managed to unlock the device so that it can work with T-Mobile's network, the on ...

  39. Rolling Stones Roll Out DRM-Free Albums

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London-based 7digital has become the first digital media delivery company to make available EMI's Rolling Stones catalog as DRM-free MP3s. The 24 albums are delivered at the high-quality 320 kbps rate, and for the next four weeks will exclusi ...

  40. Plugged & Unplugged

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Ahh, the dog days of August . . . the slow news cycle is both a blessing and a curse for journalists seeking compelling content to fill their pages. So it is in that context that we award Sirius’ deal with Sonos the "Plugged" aw ...

  41. Plugged & Unplugged

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Now it really gets interesting. Universal Music Group’s decision to test DRM-free digital sales on a widespread basis is a much-needed complement to EMI’s catalog-wide maneuver, allowing the music industry to finally have a rational discu ...

  42. Plugged & Unplugged

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Now it really gets interesting. Universal Music Group’s decision to test DRM-free digital sales on a widespread basis is a much-needed complement to EMI’s catalog-wide maneuver, allowing the music industry to finally have a rational discu ...

  43. UMG Ramps Up DRM-Free Testing

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is testing the non-DRM waters. The label, which has the largest market share of all the major labels at 26%, unveiled a plan to test selling digital music without digital-rights management on a massive scale. UMG will begin s ...

  44. SpiralFrog Launches Beta Service

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The ad-supported free digital music service SpiralFrog has taken a step closer to finally going live. The company this week initiated an invite-only beta launch in Canada and the U.S., inviting select media and other outlets to test the service an ...

  45. ROK Unveils Three-Tiered Digital Plan

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT ROK Entertainment Group, the U.K.-based mobile-technology developer, has launched an international digital-entertainment service which aims to challenge the dominance of Apple's iTunes Music Store and iPod players. The new ROK Media Store is ...

  46. Sony BMG Releases iPod Game

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has released a rhythm-based game designed for the iPod called Musika, available via iTunes for $4.99. The game taps into your music library while characters appear on the screen with a variety of visual effects. Users hit the middle iPod ...

  47. 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. ...

  48. Crazy Train: Gnarls Barkley

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yesterday, Brian Joseph Burton had consented to previewing a couple of songs from the forthcoming Gnarls Barkley album for Billboard. Now Burton, who's better-known by his stage name Danger Mouse, has had a change of heart. He will play one s ...

  49. Plugged and Unplugged

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Universal Music Group is playing an interesting game of chicken. In declining to renew its year-by-year music licensing contract with Apple in favor of an "at will" agreement, UMG is signaling that it may pull all or part of its ...

  50. Source: Universal Snubs iTunes Deal

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has refused to strike a long-term licensing arrangement with Apple's iTunes Music Store and will instead opt for "flexible," interim agreements, a source close to negotiations tells Billboard.biz. In recent day ...

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