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2008-07-28 12:00:34

A lot can happen in 17 months, especially when it comes to the digital music landscape. In the stretch between when Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI) and XM Satellite Radio (XMSR) first announced their merger [BusinessWeek.com, 2/21/07] and it got final approval from regulators on July 25, the competitive field got crowded for the two satellite radio companies. The state of the economy worsened, forcing folks to think twice about spending on such services as $12.95 a month for radio. Advertising...

2006-01-03 00:30:00

NEW YORK -- Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cell-phone maker, on Tuesday revealed details of its plans for iRadio, a subscription music service that will go on sale this year. It also unveiled a new home phone that consumers could link with cell-phone and Web phone services. The new offers come as mobile network operators are developing services such as mobile music downloads and seeking to improve wireless coverage at home by adding short-range home network links to cellular phones. The...

2005-10-06 12:49:18

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - Universal Music, the world's largest record company, said on Thursday it is transforming itself into a broader entertainment company that derives more revenue from untapped sources like advertising and apparel. "New opportunities will emerge to monazite our assets and create new revenue streams," senior executives told about 40 analysts and investors in London. Slides from the presentation were posted on the company's Web site. Record sales...

2005-10-05 08:59:37

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Universal Music Group is the first company to make its catalog available on Motorola Inc.'s Motorola iRadio, the commercial-free music and talk mobile phone service expected to launch in January. The partners jointly made the announcement Tuesday. U2, Kanye West, Bon Jovi and Eminem are among the many hundreds of artists whose music therefore will be available via iRadio. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Motorola...

2005-10-04 13:35:27

NEW YORK -- Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cellphone maker, on Tuesday said it signed up Universal Music Group for iRadio, a wireless music service Motorola is planning for the 2006 first quarter. The Vivendi Universal-owned label, which has performers such as Eminem and Mariah Carey in its catalog, is the first to make its music available for the Motorola service, which will cost about $7 a month in subscription fees. The service will include hundreds of channels of preprogrammed...

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