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  1. Omnifone To Launch iPhone Rival

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST MusicStation, a new subscription-funded mobile-music service said to be more consumer-friendly than Apple Inc.'s iPhone offering, is scheduled to start rolling out internationally in April. Launched by privately owned London-based Omnifone, M ...

  2. Apple Unveils Long-Awaited iPhone

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Saying the goal was "to reinvent the phone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered on all expectations today by introducing the much anticipated iPhone -- one part touchscreen video iPod, one part mobile phone, and one part "Internet commu ...

  3. WMG, Motorola Form Mobile Pact

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group and mobile phone maker Motorola have teamed up in a partnership designed to both develop new mobile music experiences and jointly promote each other's products. According to the companies, the deal will offer Motorola custo ...

  4. Strong Showing For Local Acts In 2006 Oz Sales

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australia's biggest-selling singles and albums of 2006 were both from overseas artists - but local acts were still heavily represented in the overall top 100 charts. According to local trade body the Australian Recording Industry Assn., Sandi ...

  5. Brazin Data Returns To Aus Charts

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST After a five-month absence, Sydney-based retailer Brazin Ltd has resumed contributing its sales data to the weekly Motorola Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) charts, it was revealed today (Dec. 11). Sources tell Billboard.biz that the cou ...

  6. ARIA Awards Triggers Aussie Chart Action

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, held Oct. 29 in Sydney, has proved both a ratings winner and a catalyst for album sales. Ten acts featured at the gala -- including significant winners The Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, ...

  7. Cingular Unveils Mobile Music Strategy

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST On Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless will become the first U.S. operator to provide mobile access to online digital music services such as Napster, eMusic and Yahoo Music. Unlike rivals Sprint and Verizon Wi On Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless will become the fi ...

  8. Orchard Grows With Saudi Firm Rotana

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rotana a power-player in Arabic music world. The Orchard, the U.S.-based digital-music and marketing group, has clinched the global digital-distribution rights to the music portfolio belonging to Rotana Audiovisual, the Saudi Arabia music and film ...

  9. ARIA Bows Combined Singles Chart

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Australia Recording Industry Assn.'s new singles chart -- which integrates sales from physical and digital tracks -- will begin this Sunday (Oct. 8). The first chart will cover sales between Sept. The Australia Recording Industry Assn.� ...

  10. Motorola's iRadio 'Leaks' Monica Album

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'The Makings of Me' hits stores Oct. 3. J/Arista Records has begun re-releasing new music exclusively to Motorola's iRadio service, making songs from upcoming albums available before the album drops and before it is serviced to trad ...

  11. Kasey Debuts At No. 1 In Oz

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer Kasey Chambers gained her third chart-topping album this week with her fourth album, "Carnival" (EMI Music Australia). The set on Sunday (Aug. 27) entered the Motorola ARIA Australian country singer Kasey Chambe ...

  12. Scissor Sisters To Cut Up Trafalgar Square

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York dance act Scissor Sisters is to play an AIDS-benefit show at the famous Trafalgar Square landmark in London on Sept. 16. New York dance act Scissor Sisters is to play an AIDS-benefit show at the famous Trafalgar Square landmark in London ...

  13. Sprint's Reddick To Open Billboard MECCA Fall 2006

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to take place Sept. 11 in Los Angeles. Billboard revealed today (July 24) that Paul Reddick, Sprint’s VP of business development and product innovation, will be the opening keynote speaker for the Billboard MECCA Fall 2006 conference. The mo ...

  14. Something For Kate Leads Strong Aus Chart Presence

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite a three-year break between albums, Australian trio Something For Kate's "Desert Light" debuted at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) chart this week. Despite a three-year break between albums, A ...

  15. Hot Start For Mushroom's Oz Act Eskimo Joe

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia's six-month-old domestic artist imprint Mushroom Records achieved its first album chart-topper this week. The imprint's guitar band Eskimo Joe debuted at the top spot on the Jun Warner Music Australia's six-mo ...

  16. Brazin Ceases ARIA Sales Chart Data

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Australia's official charts. Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Aus ...

  17. Brazin Ceases ARIA Sales Chart Data

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Retailer accounts for 28%-32% of market. Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Australia's official charts. Retail conglomerate Brazin, which operates the three music retail c ...

  18. Motorola, Pepsi Team For 'Cool Tunes'

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists to create more than 100 original mastertones. Mobile phone manufacturer Motorola has teamed with Pepsi for a “Cool Tones” promotion that will feature more than 100 original master ringtones created by a variety of artists specifically for ...

  19. Aussie Acts Make Chart History

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two Aussie acts made Australian chart history this week. Hilltop Hoods became the first domestic hip hop act to reach the top spot of the ARIA albums chart when their fourth set "The Hard Road" (Obese Aussie acts Hilltop Hoods and Youth ...

  20. Third Major Label Signs With Motorola's iRadio

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has joined Warner Music group and Universal Music Group to provide content for Motorola's burgeoning iRadio, a service that allows subscribers to access over 400 channels of commercial-free m Sony BMG has joined Warner Music group an ...

  21. ARIA To Launch Digital Chart

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will publish its first official digital music chart on April 9, the labels body said today (March 30). Digital and physical sales will be combined in an integra The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will p ...

  22. Report: Apple To Unveil iPhone Within A Year

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer is expected to unveil an Apple-branded mobile phone with direct access to the iTunes Music Store in the next 12 months, securities analysts at Morgan Stanley said in a research note. Apple Computer is expected to unveil an Apple-bra ...

  23. France Drafts Copyright Law To Open Up iTunes

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST French parliamentarians finished drafting a law on Friday (March 17) that would open up Apple's market-leading iTunes online music store to portable music players other than its popular iPods. The new French parliamentarians finished drafting ...

  24. France Drafts Copyright Law To Open Up iTunes

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST French parliamentarians finished drafting a law on Friday (March 17) that would open up Apple's market-leading iTunes online music store to portable music players other than its popular iPods. The new French parliamentarians finished drafting ...

  25. Handlin Re-Elected As ARIA Chair

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin has been re-elected for a record eighth term as chair of the Australian Recording Industry Assn. board, Billboard.biz has learned. Denis Handlin has been re-elected for a record eighth term as chair of the Australian Recording Indust ...

  26. Motorola, DMG Boost Aussie Charts

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will relaunch its official sales charts through a "strategic alliance" with mobile phone company Motorola and DMG Radio Australia. The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will relaunch its official ...

  27. AOL Music Launches Site For GLBT Community

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'G-Sides' sponsored by Motorola. AOL Music launched a new site today (Jan. 23) called "G-Sides, Music for the GLBT Community." An explanation on the Site explains that G-Sides is "the gay and lesbian artists we love. The i ...

  28. Apple Moves To Mobile?

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company requests 'Mobile Me' trademark. Questions over Apple Computer’s mobile music ambitions have risen to the surface again this week, following the disclosure that the Cupertino-based firm filed a trademark request for the term “Mobi ...

  29. Warner Music Group Signs On With iRadio

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second major label to back service. Warner Music Group has signed on with Motorola’s fledgling iRadio, a service that allows subscribers to access over 400 channels of commercial free music and talk programming from their cell phone. WMG is now th ...

  30. Motorola's iRadio To Feature UMG Country Stars

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service expected to launch in Q1 2006. As the result of a deal announced in early October with Universal Music Group (UMG), Motorola’s forthcoming cell phone-based iRadio service will feature channels fashioned around UMG country artists, includin ...

  31. Cisco Buying Scientific-Atlanta For $6.9 Bil

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pushing into the consumer digital media market, business-to-business networking giant Cisco Systems said that it agreed to buy cable set-top box manufacturer Scientific-Atlanta for $6.9 billion. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Pushing into th ...

  32. China Censorship In Spotlight At Global Conference

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The plot of award-winning Chinese film "Nuan" was front and center Nov. 15 at the 2005 China Global Conference in Los Angeles. Except that one of the filmmakers, Dong Fan, president of Beijing Aureape LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  33. Platforms, Not Hardware, Make The Mobile Market

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST It was about three years ago that the mobile industry was buzzing about another handset maker's "converged" device. Like the ROKR, the Nokia N-Gage-which began as a partnership between Nokia and Ninte Seamus McAteer is chief product ...

  34. UMG To Tap Into New Revenue Streams

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music said it is transforming itself into a broader entertainment company that derives more revenue from untapped sources like advertising. UMG senior executives discussed their strategy wit Universal Music, the world's largest reco ...

  35. Universal Music Group Strikes Deal With Motorola

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Becomes first label to license to iRadio service. Universal Music Group has become the first music label to license its artist repertoire to Motorola's new iRadio service. The iRadio service is accessed via Motorola phone and then streamed vi ...

  36. Coldplay Leads DMA Nominations

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only awards dedicated to digital music entertainment. Coldplay and Natasha Bedingfield are among those to have clinched the most nominations for this year's BT Digital Music Awards (DMA), the country's only award ceremony dedicated to di ...

  37. Coldplay Leads DMA Nominations

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only awards dedicated to digital music ent. Coldplay and Natasha Bedingfield are among those to have clinched the most nominations for this year's BT Digital Music Awards (DMA), the country's only award ceremony dedicated to digital musi ...

  38. Motorola Unveils ROKR Internationally

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Handset was aunched in the United States on Sept. 7. Cellphone manufacturing giant Motorola has unveiled the international rollout for the ROKR, the new handset that is compatible with Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store and was launched in t ...

  39. Podcasts Go Mobile

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pod2Mob, Melodeo offer new services. Podcasting is going mobile, with two companies introducing new services that support the podcast format on wireless phones. Pod2Mob launched a podcast streaming service as a beta test with Sprint PCS. Rather th ...

  40. Day 2 From Atlanta: Payola, Secrets To Producing

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Payola, branding, new technologies, and the secrets to producing were the hot topics during day two of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Conference and Awards in Atlanta. The day also highlighted new musi Payola, branding, new technologies, and th ...

  41. Study: Copyright Protection Biz A Sleeping Giant

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An exhaustive new study is estimating that the digital rights management industry will grow from $600 million worldwide in 2004 to $1.9 billion in 2009. After all, digitally delivered media that's so (The Hollywood Reporter) -- An exhaustive ...

  42. Nokia Unveils Music Phone

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone handset giant Nokia has unveiled a new series of multimedia devices, led by a music-capable version that looks set to rival Motorola's planned iPod-phone hybrid. Mobile phone handset giant Nokia has unveiled a new series of multi ...

  43. Shazam Names Fisher As CEO

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom veteran Andrew Fisher as CEO. He replaces former CEO Jerry Roest, who left the company last October. Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom ...

  44. Shazam Recruits Fisher As CEO

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tech firm develops mobile software with Motorola. Tech firm develops mobile software with Motorola. News ...

  45. Shazam Recruits Fisher As CEO

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecoms veteran Andrew Fisher as CEO. He replaces former CEO Jerry Roest, who left the company last October. Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom ...

  46. Shazam Recruits Fisher As CEO

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecoms veteran Andrew Fisher as CEO. He replaces former CEO Jerry Roest, who left the company last October. Mobile music recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has appointed telecom ...

  47. Motorola Unveils New iTunes Phone

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Device stores eight hours of music. Telecoms group Motorola said today (March 10) it is working on several mobile phones that are compatible with Apple's iTunes music service and some of which can store eight hours of songs. One model, the E7 ...

  48. Motorola Phones Bridge Cars, Home Stereos

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST iRadio allows for wireless music connectivity. Motorola has unveiled a wireless music system designed to extend the reach of Internet radio stations and personal music collections to subscribers' cars and home audio systems -- using mobile ph ...

  49. Motorola Bows Music Players

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Company has 256 MB, 5 GB models. Motorola is moving into the digital music player space. The company has launched a pair of Windows Media-compatible portable devices: the m25, a 256 MB flash player that retails for $99.99, and the m500, a 5 GB pla ...

  50. Nokia, Loudeye Team For Wireless Music Service

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal follows Apple/Motorola pact. Deal follows Apple/Motorola pact. News ...

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