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  1. Zel To Exit Telemundo

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Telemundo senior executive VP for strategy Antoinette Zel is leaving the company, the network confirmed. Her contract ends Nov. 15. A Telemundo spokeswoman said the decision not to renew Zel's contract was mutual, and that she is "pursui ...

  2. Hispanic Women Power 25

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In selecting the 25 Hispanic Women in Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard focused exclusively on behind-the-scenes players within the film, TV and music industries and only included performers who are also active as producers, writ ...

  3. Springsteen A Lock For Another No. 1 Album

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add another No. 1 album to his resume, according to Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building Chart, released Oct. 5. Unweighted sales through close of business Thursday saw "Magic" leading the next best sel ...

  4. Kanye Retains Big Lead Over 50 In Debut Week Sales

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West has increased his lead over 50 Cent in the much scrutinized battle between the rap stars, according the Friday edition of Nielsen SoundScan's Building Charts. Un-weighted sales from eight leading accounts through close of business ...

  5. West Well Ahead Of 50 Cent After First-Day Sales

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West looks to top next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to results that will be posted later today on Nielsen SoundScan's new Building Charts feature. All eyes are on the Sept. 11 album schedule, with anticipated new relea ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. NBC Universal Drops iTunes TV Deal

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT NBC Universal is following the footsteps of Universal Music Group and cancelling its contract with iTunes. The company informed Apple Thursday that it did not intend to renew the current agreement, which is set to expire in December. According to ...

  9. Wal-Mart Selling Digital Music Free Of Copy Curbs

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday that it was now selling digital music downloads on its Web site without the customary copy-protection technology that limits where consumers can play the songs. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, said ...

  10. T.I. Is 'T.I.P.' Top

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. arrives atop The Billboard 200 with "T.I. Vs. T.I.P.," his second chart-topper ... Miley Cyrus' dual effort, "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus," slips to No. 2 with a 42% decline ... Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's ...

  11. Ticketmaster, iTunes, EMI Team For Aussie Project

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a first for the Australian market, Ticketmaster, iTunes and EMI are collaborating on an integrated initiative which allows fans of veteran singer-songwriter Paul Kelly to buy pre-release concert tickets and digital recordings. Consumers can buy ...

  12. iTunes Presses Button On London Music Fest

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT iTunes is entering the live music business. Apple Computer's market-leading digital music store said today it is throwing its considerable clout behind the free iTunes Festival concept, which will take place in London throughout July. Amy Win ...

  13. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: So, somebody finally snatched up Last.fm, the progressive and popular digital music social networking service based in England. This was an eye-opener in many respects, not the least of which that a successful technology play could emerge ...

  14. Berkowitz Named EMI N.A. Digital Senior VP

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music North America has named Lauren Berkowitz as its new senior VP of digital for the North American region. She reports to EMI North American head Roger Ames and Barney Wragg, global head of digital. Berkowitz comes to EMI from Sony ATV Musi ...

  15. Amazon Store To Sell Music Free Of Copy Protection

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday the company will launch a digital music store later in 2007 with millions of songs, free of copy protection technology that limits where consumers can play their music. The Seattle-based company said music company ...

  16. Sony BMG, Konami Sign Distribution Pact

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has agreed to distribute music from games developed by Konami to various digital outlets, including iTunes, Rhapsody and mobile operators. The deal is limited to original music created specifically for Konami games, and marks the first ti ...

  17. Spanish Biz Welcomes Digital Charts

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' body Promusicae today launched the country's first official digital sales charts, with hopes high that the new listings will serve to boost the country's flagging digital music sales. From today, two charts are to be ...

  18. Electronic Arts Opens Digital Music Store

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what is a first for the videogame industry, publisher Electronic Arts has opened a digital music store on its Web site, dubbed EA Trax. The store is limited to music found on the company's various videogame soundtracks. Instead of operatin ...

  19. 'Plugged/Unplugged' - Digital's Best And Worst Weekly Developments

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Plugged/Unplugged" - The best and worst digital developments of the week Plugged: NY Senator Proposes iPod Pedestrian Ban A New York State senator is proposing a bill that would find pedestrians $100 for mindlessly crossing streets whil ...

  20. Apple Loosening DRM Reins?

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Apple may be close to loosening the reins on its FairPlay digital rights management system -- the technology responsible for restricting iTunes purchased files to only other Apple products. According to a UK technology blog -- citing unnamed sourc ...

  21. Fontana Preps Digital-Only Releases

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fontana has launched the first in a series of digital initiatives focused on releasing international catalog in the United States. Catalog from UMG India will be released in a digital only format, available through major digital retailers such as ...

  22. Linkin Park Hits iTunes

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three of the group's albums available as of Aug. 29. Linkin Park, one of the few major acts that had yet to make its music available via Apple's iTunes Music Store, has changed course and pacted with the service. Three of the group' ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. German Consumer Group Blasts 'Lawless' Digital World

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Copyright law has crushed consumer rights for digital media such as music downloads, according to German consumer group VZBV, which has launched a major campaign on the issue. Copyright law has crushed consumer rights for digital media such as mus ...

  26. Koch Expands Digital Reach

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pacts with IODA, RoyaltyShare. Independent music distributor Koch Entertainment Distribution has extended its reach through separate partnerships with the Independent Online Distribution Alliance and RoyaltyShare. The company also converted more t ...

  27. SoundScan Expands Digital Tracking In Europe

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Data company adds three sales providers Nielsen SoundScan International has added three companies to its list of digital music sales providers. Now supplying the data company with sales information is Free Record Shop, 7 Digital and Belgian Music ...

  28. Sony BMG Signs Up To iTunes Oz

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. 18) became the final major record company to license its repertoire to Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store in Australia. An initial 100,000 tracks made availab Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. ...

  29. Sony BMG Ends Holdout With iTunes Oz

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. 18) became the final major record company to license its repertoire to Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store in Australia. An initial 100,000 tracks made availab Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. ...

  30. SST To Offer Catalog Through The Orchard

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download for the first time through a distribution deal with The Orchard. Independent record label SST Records is making its catalog available for digital download fo ...

  31. Google Adds Music Search Function

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yahoo! unveiled a similar tool earlier this year. Online powerhouse Google has added a new music search function to its popular search engine. Music searches on Google will provide basic song and album data, album art, pictures, reviews, as well a ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. iTunes, Universal Bring Chinese Pop To World

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple's iTunes Music Store tomorrow (Feb. 8) will begin selling Chinese-language pop music through a partnership with Universal Music Southeast Asia. The major says it is "the first time that this vol Apple's iTunes Music Store tomo ...

  34. iTunes, Universal Bring Chinese Pop To World

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Songs from top acts available online for first time. Apple's iTunes Music Store tomorrow (Feb. 8) will begin selling Chinese-language pop music through a partnership with Universal Music Southeast Asia. The major says it is "the first ti ...

  35. Study: Legal Downloads Drop

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While the balance of power in the legal online music world remains virtually unchanged, the number of consumers legally downloading music files has been on the decline, according to the latest sector While the balance of power in the legal online ...

  36. Study: Legal Downloads Drop

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While the balance of power in the legal online music world remains virtually unchanged, the number of consumers legally downloading music files has been on the decline, according to the latest sector While the balance of power in the legal online ...

  37. Orchard Signs 11 Labels To Distrib Deals

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked distribution and marketing deals with 11 independent labels: Amphetamine Reptile, Laugh, Crash Music, Invisible, Tomato Records, Universal Egg, Pirate Entertainment, Amulet Recor The Orchard has inked distribution and marketi ...

  38. Orchard Signs 11 Labels To Distrib Deals

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked distribution and marketing deals with 11 independent labels: Amphetamine Reptile, Laugh, Crash Music, Invisible, Tomato Records, Universal Egg, Pirate Entertainment, Amulet Recor The Orchard has inked distribution and marketi ...

  39. Apple Bows iTunes Affiliate Program

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple has launched an affiliate program that allows Web sites to generate commissions from users clicking on direct links to iTunes' à la carte singles and album downloads. Apple has launched an affiliate program that allows Web site ...

  40. U.K. To Get Download Chart

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's first Official Download Chart will launch September 1, compiling sales data from online retailers such as HMV, iTunes, MSN, Mycokemusic, Playlouder, Virgin and 7 Digital Media. The United Kingdom's first Official Dow ...

  41. U.K. To Get Download Chart

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's first Official Download Chart will launch September 1, compiling sales data from online retailers such as HMV, iTunes, MSN, Mycokemusic, Playlouder, Virgin and 7 Digital Media. The United Kingdom's first Official Dow ...

  42. Europe's OD2 sells 1 million downloads in Q1

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Europe's top digital-music service OD2 says it sold 1 million music downloads in the first quarter of 2004, showing signs that the nascent European market is beginning to take off. Europe's top digital-music service OD2 says it sold 1 mi ...

  43. Europe's OD2 sells 1 million downloads in Q1

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Europe's top digital-music service OD2 says it sold 1 million music downloads in the first quarter of 2004, showing signs that the nascent European market is beginning to take off. Europe's top digital-music service OD2 says it sold 1 mi ...

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