iPod

  1. UMG May Push For Royalty Deal With Apple

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said on Tuesday (Nov. 28) he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007. Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said ...

  2. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. Ahead of the publication of the Gowers review -- due around the chancellor's Dec. ...

  3. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound r ...

  4. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound r ...

  5. Airlines Install iPod Docks

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple has teamed with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to offer iPod enabled in-flight entertainment. Apple has teamed with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to offer iPod enabled in-flight entertainm ...

  6. Napster 2Q Loss Narrows

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company's revenues grow. Napster Inc. said Wednesday (Nov. 8) its second-quarter loss narrowed from a year ago, beating Wall Street estimates as the online music service saw a boost in revenue. The company, which said in September it was expl ...

  7. Microsoft To Share Zune Sales With Labels

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Barely a week before its Zune digital music player hits retail shelves, Microsoft has agreed to share the revenues gained from the device's sales with record labels and artists. This is the first time Barely a week before its Zune digital mus ...

  8. EC To Shelve Copyright Levies

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists fear revenues will be stemmed. A European Commission document has called for the copyright levies imposed on consumer electronics in Europe to be reduced to a minimum, saying they are often redundant in today's technological environme ...

  9. BMG Japan Signs Up To iTunes

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the latest Japanese label to sign a deal with Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Tokyo-based label's catalog became available to users of the Japanese edition of iTunes the sa BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the late ...

  10. BMG Japan Signs Up To iTunes

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the latest Japanese label to sign a deal with Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Tokyo-based label's catalog became available to users of the Japanese edition of iTunes the sa BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the late ...

  11. New Startxt Mobile Service Shines For Indie Labels

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service allows indies to handle mobile services. Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent labels launch direct-to-consumer mobile-music services, goes live today (Oct. 26). It is an offshoot of a generic pla ...

  12. New Startxt Mobile Service Shines For Indie Labels

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent labels launch direct-to-consumer mobile-music services, goes live today (Oct. 26). Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent la ...

  13. Kuro P2P, Yahoo! Form Alliance

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service reached settlement with IFPI Sept 14. Kuro, Taiwan's largest peer-to-peer (P2P) network, has closed down its service and formed a "strategic alliance" with the local Yahoo! portal as part of its transition into a legitimate ...

  14. Apple Posts Strong Q4

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT iPod, computer sales continue to power bottom line. Strong sales of iPods and Mac computers continue to power the bottom line for Apple Computer. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company says iPod shipments grew 35% to 8.7 million units for its fiscal ...

  15. Report: Music Lessons Essential In England's Schools

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The 2003 Hollywood comedy "School of Rock," which starred actor-cum-sometime musician Jack Black, could become a thing of reality in England if the recommendations made in major new report are carried The 2003 Hollywood comedy "Scho ...

  16. Billboard Q&A: Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., was honored--along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and artist Kelly Clarkson--at the Recording Academy's Grammys on the Hill event. The honor Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Fol ...

  17. Best Buy Enters Digital Biz With Real

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CD retail giant Best Buy is getting into the digital music business. But unlike other bricks and mortar merchants building their own solutions, Best Buy is partnering with an established brand in the CD retail giant Best Buy is getting into the di ...

  18. Best Buy Enters Digital Biz With Real

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New download store to offer a la carte, subs. CD retail giant Best Buy is getting into the digital music business. But unlike other bricks and mortar merchants building their own solutions, Best Buy is partnering with an established brand in the d ...

  19. Napster Japan Goes Live

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Some 1.9 million tracks -- ...

  20. Napster Japan Goes Live

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New service offers 1.8m titles. Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Some 1.9 million tracks -- of which international repertoire comprises 90% -- will be available via the N ...

  21. Ministry Of Sound Opens Retail Business

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kicks off Oct. 3. Ministry of Sound (MoS), the U.K. independent music-and-media company, is launching an enhanced digital-download retail service as part of its ministryofsound.com Web site tomorrow (Oct. 3). The 75,000-plus tracks from 2,500 inde ...

  22. Zune To Hit Stores In November

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Price at $250. The Microsoft Zune music player will hit retail shelves Nov. 14, priced at $250. That price matches the cost of Apple's comparable 30GB iPod. Unlike the iPod, however, the Zune can share music files directly between devices, re ...

  23. RealNetworks, SanDisk Align To Take On iPod

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Companies push to integrate service, players. RealNetworks and SanDisk are deepening their ties in an effort to make the Sansa e200 series of MP3 players the flagship device for the Rhapsody music subscription service. New Sansa models will come p ...

  24. Microsoft Unveils Zune

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft unveiled its Zune digital music device and service today (Sept. 14), providing a glimpse into exactly how the company intends to take on Apple Computer's iPod. Microsoft unveiled its Zune digital music device and service today (Sept ...

  25. Microsoft Unveils Zune

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company offers glimpse at its iPod rival. Microsoft unveiled its Zune digital music device and service today (Sept. 14), providing a glimpse into exactly how the company intends to take on Apple Computer's iPod. The device—which has no offici ...

  26. Vodafone In Japan To Give Away iPods

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod nano as a package with one of its handsets. Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod ...

  27. Vodafone In Japan To Give Away iPods

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod nano as a package with one of its handsets. Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod ...

  28. iTunes To Start Selling Movies

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New 80 gigabyte iPod unveiled, will cost $349. New 80 gigabyte iPod unveiled, will cost $349. News ...

  29. iTunes To Start Selling Movies

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer Inc. said on Tuesday (Sept. 12) its iTunes online music store would begin selling movies from Disney, Pixar, and Touchstone as the company makes its most aggressive move yet into the di Apple Computer Inc. said on Tuesday (Sept. 12) ...

  30. MySpace To Sell Downloads

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Social networking giant MySpace is developing an ecommerce solution that will allow artists and labels to sell music through its site, as well as through other websites and blogs. Social networking giant MySpace is developing an ecommerce solution ...

  31. Apple Works On Labor Issue At iPod Plant

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than 50 million iPods have been sold since 2001. Apple Computer Inc. said Wednesday (Aug. 30) it was working to resolve a dispute over alleged labor abuses by an iPod manufacturer in China. Hongfujin Precision Industry Co., a major exporter o ...

  32. Apple To Pay Creative $100 Million

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Settlement resolves a total of five pending lawsuits. Apple Computer will pay Creative Technology $100 million to settle a digital music patent dispute between the two companies. Creative, the company behind the Zen line of digital music devices, ...

  33. Apple To Pay Creative $100 Million

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer will pay Creative Technology $100 million to settle a digital music patent dispute between the two companies. Creative, the company behind the Zen line of digital music devices, filed s Apple Computer will pay Creative Technology $1 ...

  34. EMI To Preload Videos On Microsoft's Zune

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seconds To Mars to be featured on player. EMI Group Plc said on Thursday (Aug. 17) it had signed a deal to provide preloaded music videos on Microsoft Corp.'s soon-to-launch Zune digital media player. The London-based company said the deal ...

  35. Nordic Regulators Consider iTunes Legal Action

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Iceland this month to discuss possible legal action against iPod-maker Apple Computer Inc. if the company does not ease restrictions that prevent songs bought a Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Icelan ...

  36. Nordic Regulators Consider iTunes Legal Action

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Iceland this month to discuss possible legal action against iPod-maker Apple Computer Inc. if the company does not ease restrictions that prevent songs bought a Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Icelan ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...

  39. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...

  40. Car Manufacturers To Integrate iPod In '07 Models

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple strikes deals with Ford, General Motors, Mazda. Apple Computer has struck deals with auto manufacturers Ford, General Motors and Mazda to integrate its bestselling iPod line of digital music players into new cars beginning next year. As a re ...

  41. Coke, Apple Enter Music Pact

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soft drink giant's music store closed July 31. Shortly after closing down its pan-European digital music service July 31, Coca-Cola Co. has partnered with iTunes Music Store for a new music marketing alliance, which is set to kick off Aug. 9. ...

  42. French Council: Individuals Can't Bypass DRM

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Removes key points from copyright bill. The French Constitutional Council has raised concerns and removed some key measures from the long awaited copyright bill, which was adopted by France’s two houses of Parliament June 30. The Council, which is ...

  43. NARM Pushes For DRM Compatibility

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trade group: allow shoppers to have seamless experience. Like many other sectors, the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers is pushing for the entertainment software industry to achieve digital rights management compatibility so that shoppers ...

  44. Yahoo's DRM Test

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson's unprotected MP3 track on sale now. Yahoo Music's recent offering of a personalized Jessica Simpson song is being hailed as under-the-table test of how unprotected MP3 files may sell online. The Simpson track, "A Pu ...

  45. Q3 iPod Shipments, Revenues Up Over '05

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rev from player grew 36% to $1.4 billion. Apple Computer says fiscal third quarter iPod shipments increased 32% year-over-year to 8.1 million units, while revenues from the portable music player grew 36% to $1.4 billion. Sales of music products an ...

  46. Sakito Splits With Apple Japan

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec credited with iPod’s Japan success. Apple Japan marketing VP Yoshiaki Sakito, widely credited for successfully promoting the iPod in Japan, left the company July 10, an Apple Japan spokesperson confirmed Thursday (July 13). Apple senior VP of ...

  47. Sakito Splits With Apple Japan

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Japan marketing VP Yoshiaki Sakito, widely credited for successfully promoting the iPod in Japan, left the company July 10, an Apple Japan spokesperson confirmed Thursday (July 13). Apple Japan marketing VP Yoshiaki Sakito, widely credited f ...

  48. Microsoft's iPod Rival Out By Christmas

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft will start selling a digital music and video player to compete with Apple's iPod by Christmas, sources close to the matter said on Wednesday (July 5). Microsoft will start selling a digital music and video player to compete with App ...

  49. French Lawmakers Approve 'iTunes Law'

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Law forces iPod, iTunes compatibility with others. Law forces iPod, iTunes compatibility with others. News ...

  50. France Poised To Soften iTunes Bill

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leading lawmakers have agreed to water down a draft law that could have threatened the future of the iPod in France. Leading lawmakers have agreed to water down a draft law that could have threatened the future of the iPod in France. The National ...

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