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9-17-04

MUSIC BUSINESS

RIAA’S 2003 Year-end Statistics

U.K. : Music industry back In The City

A virtual lift-off to fame

Apple row may end with a giant payout

DIGITAL MUSIC

Will the iPod Become the Next Pet Rock?

Legal downloading is no threat to CD sales says report

U. K. : Wippit to power ‘half’ of Easymusic

Considering Microsoft’s ITunes Store

India : Saregama, Microsoft in music pact

Tunebite Re-Records Digital Music for Device Interoperability

Purdue, Tulane Add Digital Media Services

T-Mobile to battle iPod with music smart phone

Bose announces SoundDock digital music system for iPod, iPod mini

MEDIA

Sony President Defends MGM Purchase, Cautious On Electronics

Hand-Wringing at MGM as Sony Takeover Nears

Cox Communications and MTV2 Team up to Localize the 360 Degree Music Experience

Clear Channel Tuning Into Spanish-Language Market

Verizon Signs TV Exec to Guide Video Projects

CinemaNow strikes download deal with Sony

APTN and Arkemedia to Build Leading Online Video Sales Structure

Wi-fi device aims to free web radio

Record Now, Listen Later: Radio Programs on Demand

With new OS, Microsoft seeks couch potatoes’ eyes

Report – Home Media Server Products Offer Threats, Opportunities for Content Developers

UK, Germany European leaders for iTV shopping – report

MOBILES

Operators, record companies attack PC-to-handset music transfers

Global 3G subscribers to increase to 85 million in 2005

ISPs revamp mobile portals to cash in on content boom

Nokia : Peer-to-Peer Protocol Evaluation in Topologies Resembling Wireless

INTERNET

Broadband’s Ultimate Killer Application

Broadband lines worldwide pass 123m

Earthlink Releases P2P Content Sharing App

9-16-04

MUSIC BUSINESS

PRESCOTT NAMED SONY BMG EVP, INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CHIEF

Newly merged Sony and BMG had strong share of US market

AMA NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Courting controversy (Artistic copyright is a minefield)

AudioAudit Introduces Cue Sheet Reporting Software Analytic

Music branding battle hits bum note for Apple

DIGITAL MUSIC

UK group complains of higher iTunes cost

Yahoo and Musicmatch: Behind the music

Real Networks’ chief defends music downloads policy

RIAA After Consumers Again

XM Launches Online Music Service, In Pact With Dell

A Credit-Card-Sized Music Player

PlaylistMag.com iTunes, iPod Web site launches

Australia : Top 40 embraces internet

IMlogic Launches Free IM, P2P Blocker

MEDIA

Commentary : MGM, Squeaking Lion

Mergers and acquisitions : Kerkorian’s Tax Eraser

MGM Staffers, Producers Face Uncertain Future

Sony Set to Exert Influence on Discs

Cox, MTV2 Partner for On-Air, Online Local Music Services

FCC Chief Pushes TV Via High-Speed Internet Lines

Ofcom (U.K.) : analogue TV to end in 2012

Tuning up for HDTV

Pace launch PVR2GO – 1st Mobile PVR for payTV

Acacia Files Additional Patent Infringement Lawsuits against Cable TV Companies

OnAir Entertainment Announces Wi-Fi TV Service

Bandwidth Versus Storage Debate

MOBILES

The tones, they are a-changing

Report – 50 Million Unit Cellular Music Deck Opportunity In 2009

The Next Cell Phone Gold Rush

File-sharing leaps from internet to cellphones

Research separates mobile content purchasers into ‘porkers’, ‘grazers’ and ‘nibblers’

GPRS prices down 40% – report

9-15-04

MUSIC BUSINESS

Despite Widened Vivendi Loss, Music and TV Continue to be Bright Spots

Marketshare Numbers : UMG Still Rules, of Course, but EMI, BMG, WMG See Gains

A Merger of Labels Puts Trove in Limbo

Usher, Kanye West, OutKast, Jessica Simpson Don’t Get Dicked at AMA Nominations

U.K. : Jeremy Lascelles New Vice-Chairman Of AIM

Warner Music UK Announces Matt Rennie As Head Of Digital Business Development

Canada : Free lunch unsustainable, maintains music industry

Inside Move: Beatles’ suit could upset the Apple cart

DIGITAL MUSIC

Yahoo! snaps up Musicmatch

New adventures in hi-fi

Starbucks Coffee Company Number 1 in Sales of Ray Charles CD

New P2P software could end illegal music squabbles

ANts P2P2P: A New Approach to File-Sharing

Non-iPods get ‘legal’ iTunes solution

Musical shares : Apple’s supremacy in the digital music market will be challenged

MEDIAS

Call for Disney to search for new CEO

Comcast Ties Up With the Sony-MGM Consortium, For VOD

TivoFlixing The Video Industry

Interview: DivXNetworks’ Shahi Ghanem and Jordan Greenhall

Europe lines up for TV innovation

Fears for new digital radio system

Gemstar-TV Guide Expands Program Guide Licenses with Sony, Panasonic

Media networking driving home network chip market to ?2bn

U.K. : Mirror to launch online DVD rental service with Lovefilm

Microsoft creates static over new radio feature

Bringing Life to Radio

INTERNET

Intel sees big changes to the net

Spain – Telefonica to invest 20bn in broadband, 3G

Croatia European leader in m-payment sector – study

Netherlands – Casema re-launches digital television platform

9-14-04

MUSIC BUSINESS

Global Music Sales Down 7.6 Percent

Ex-Universal chief to lead IFPI

Signs of new life abound, but is the music industry recovering, or just bouncing along on rock bottom?

UNIVERSAL MUSIC INTERNATIONAL’S JORGEN LARSEN SPEAKS

INTERVIEW: Darkness Manager Dismayed by America

Dion ‘to get World Music honour’

Missing You Music Industry Struggles To Get Cellphone’s Number

Chinese Karaoke Lounges Are Out of Sync With Holders of Music Rights

Songwriting contest for songwriter and lyric writers

DIGITAL MUSIC

Copyright Proposal Induces Worry

More universities agree to RIAA/Napster ‘protection’

Big Music, Burger King promo

Apple lovers start attack against Cornell’s Napster trial

Music Everywhere : It’s all about the algorithm-but which one will win?

The Darkness offer chart eligible downloads on website

Local universities watch out for torrent of users

Peer2Mail – Use Your Email Space to Share Files

Web Hosting Provider Rackspace Expands Services to EMI Music

MEDIAS

Sony beats rival Time Warner to buy MGM

At Disney, Mending Fences or Moving On?

Eisner Sets Exit, but What’s the Strategy?

In London, Small Studio’s Quirky Films Make Big Money

CinemaNow and Tiscali Partner for European Video-On-Demand Web Site

SecureMedia And Entone Enable On-Demand Content Protection

Microsoft TV says ‘ciao’ to Telecom Italia

YooMedia and ICTV test broadband TV on ntl

Amino shows tiny IPtv PVR STB

DirecTV to Launch New Satellites, More Than 1500 New Channels Capacity

MOBILES

First DVB-H trial balloon flies in U.S.

Hi-tech phones sent TV channels

O2 trials multi-channel TV for mobiles

3G HANDSETS GETTING CHEAPER TO BUILD

WORLD’S 3G TELEPHONY TO BE DOMINATED BY WCDMA

INTERNET

AOL begins testing new site revamp

IDF – Ultra-wide band teams to battle it out

Groove Networks’ P2P strikes the right note

Simple search lightens Net load

9-13-04

MUSIC

Microsoft Sees Music Opportunity in Cell Phones

Microsoft Sings a New Tune With Windows Media Player 10

Labels Plan NYC Corporate Branding Presentation

MUDDA: Musicians’ Alliance Cuts Against Industry Grain

Ring tones slow to rock U.S. market

Wippit expands wireless music service

mp3 investors offer free mp4 trial

Interdiction firms flood Fast Track with film, software spoof files

Katz Format Study: Country Reigns

Yahoo Introducing Consumer Electronics Line?

E-mailed payments a growth market in e-commerce, study says

MEDIA & INTERNET

Broadcasters: ‘Piracy isn’t just our problem’

Digital Video Firms Partner on Anti-Piracy Technology

Small Webcasters, RIAA Agree to Extend Music Royalty Rate Terms

Major mobile players join forces on mobile broadcasting

EdgeStream introduces IPTV platform

Digital cinema moves closer to local multiplex

Yahoo Makes a Deal With The Donald

FCC: U.S. Broadband Subscribers Tripled Between 2001-2003

FCC frees up spectrum for 3G

XM To Launch Exclusive Music Series

Bluetooth shipment units 3m a week

Bad weather drives European consumers online

from Philippe Astor, MusicReporter (in French)

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