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2008-09-17 06:00:23

By Brad Stone Just a few years ago, a Web site giving away virtually every notable song ever recorded would have had music business executives speed-dialing their lawyers. But in the next two weeks, a battered music industry, facing slumping CD sales and a bleak future, will help to introduce just such a service. The new site, MySpace Music, is the product of a joint venture of MySpace and the three biggest music companies: Warner Music Group, Sony BMG and Universal Music Group. The...

2008-09-15 09:00:23

matchmine(TM), the premier media discovery network, today announced several major enhancements that significantly improve the user experience and underscore the company's commitment to open standards and data portability. Available immediately, users can now access their MatchKey with an OpenID, import user preference information from sites such as Netflix, Last.fm, and YouTube, and also export their MatchKey user preference information. "We believe that a user's information is their own,...

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2008-09-08 11:35:00

Napster portrayed an upbeat picture to investors while reporting its fiscal first-quarter results in August, aiming to calm growing concerns about the company's future.   The company reported the fifth straight quarter of positive cash flow, with revenue of $30 million, nearly unchanged from the previous quarter.  Napster recently converted its service to a Web-based system featuring downloads free of digital rights management.   But despite the optimistic report,...

2008-08-13 18:00:29

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Interactive today announced dramatic increases in traffic across its leading brands, according to comScore Media Metrix (July 2008, U.S. Data). The increases reflect organic audience growth and successful cross promotion efforts both online and on air (TV and Radio) that have taken hold in the first month of integration between CBS Interactive and CNET Networks. Several sites within CBS Interactive recorded all-time highs in what is historically a slow...

2008-08-05 03:00:20

By Jakes, Stephen Schwarzkopf, the Henkel-owned haircare brand, is making its first foray into online advertising with the launch of a campaign to promote its Pro.Styling brand. The digital marketing drive is based around the concept of the 'Hair Police', who have the power to caution internet users with bad hair and give advice to those that want to improve their style. Schwarzkopf has briefed Swamp to develop a Hair Police website, where users can go for the chance to win a night at the...

2008-07-29 12:00:44

NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Dan Pelson left his post as Senior VP of Global Consumer Marketing at Warner Music Group to become the CEO of uPlayMe, a new way to connect with people who share the same taste in music and video. "The music industry is entering a renaissance," said Pelson. "Music lovers are congregating online, musicians are communicating online, sales are rising online and technology is moving quickly to deliver better services to consumers." Warner Music Group made an...

2008-07-27 03:00:21

By Ross Raihala, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 27--It's no secret that the ease of downloading MP3s from the Internet has shaken the music industry to the core, and the business is still trying to figure out how it'll survive. But the labels, and artists, have come around to the idea that there is value in giving away some music for free or at reduced prices to lure folks away from illegal downloads. And there are still enough folks out there who love music and realize if they don't...

2008-07-22 00:00:22

MatchKey(TM) users will be able to effortlessly create their own personalized content channel on ffwd.com using preferences stored in their MatchKey fama PR Nicole Cornwell, 617-758-4191 matchmine@famapr.com Logo: http://www.matchmine.com matchmine(TM), the leading provider of user-centric media discovery systems, today announced that the company will be powering a personalized video channel on ffwd.com, a revolutionary platform for channel surfing video on the web from any device....

2008-07-12 09:00:31

By Jerome Taylor What with the miserable summer weather and seemingly endless threats of economic meltdown, people could be forgiven for feeling a little down in the dumps. All across the country wallets are being tightened, Benidorm forsaken for Bognor, M&S traded for Primark. Now, if the former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel, below, is to be believed, it appears the glum national mood is even affecting our tastes in music. According to Gabriel, who runs a music website that allows...

2008-07-11 09:00:25

By Jonathan Brown Some of Britain's top bands, including the Arctic Monkeys, Editors and Basement Jaxx, are locked in an increasingly bitter dispute with the music radio website Last.fm over substantial unpaid royalties. Talks between the pioneering internet company and leading independent record labels aimed at resolving the issue have broken down without agreement, it emerged yesterday. Merlin, which represents labels including Beggars Group and Koch - who between them account for 12...