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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...

2008-07-09 12:00:30

LONDON and NEW YORK, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Last.fm today announced the official launch of its groundbreaking Artist Royalty Program. The program gives unsigned and independent artists the opportunity to accrue royalties from their music direct from Last.fm, every time their tracks are listened to on the site. The revolutionary service marks the first time that musicians and bands not affiliated with a label or royalty collection agency can collect revenue direct from a free streaming...

2008-07-02 12:00:39

NEW YORK and LONDON, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiohead have teamed up with Last.fm to offer their album, In Rainbows, for free, ad-supported on-demand streaming. The album will be made available on Last.fm to listen to in its entirety, for free today at http://www.last.fm/music/radiohead. This deal marks the first time the band have granted a worldwide license of this nature for In Rainbows to an online music Web site. The rights to In Rainbows have been licensed to Last.fm through the "one...

2008-06-19 06:00:11

By Donnelly, Alison The platform is steadily building its listener base, leading brands to examine its potential, writes Alison Donnelly The uncertainty surrounding the future of DAB has given a timely fillip to internet radio, which is slowly, but steadily, growing in popularity as a listening platform. While just 2.1% of all radio listening in the UK during the first quarter of 2008 occurred via the web, according to Rajar, listener numbers are climbing, albeit gradually. They now...

2008-06-16 09:00:26

IndieClick, a leading publisher network that targets the youth 'tastemaker' market, today announced that Pandora and Flixster joined its network. Pandora, a personalized radio service that is available anytime and anywhere on the PC, in the home and on mobile devices, selected IndieClick as its advertising representative for music labels throughout the US. Flixster, an online community for movie fans, chose IndieClick's network to help build its brand awareness and enhance site monetization....

2008-03-26 15:00:34

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Music industry is available in its catalogue. World Music Recording Industry Market This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Music Recording Industry in Millions of US$. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report...

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2008-02-21 10:30:00

Media conglomerate News Corp. is in talks with four major record labels to launch an online music service through its MySpace social networking site, according to an Associated Press report. News Corp. has approached the four major record labels, including Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment (a joint venture of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG.), Warner Music Group Corp. and EMI Group PLC,  to discuss launching an online music service through its popular MySpace...

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2008-01-24 09:15:00

Social music site Last.fm, owned by CBS Corp., has launched what it describes as the world's biggest free music service. This new service will be funded by advertising and affiliate revenue, which is shared with the music companies. According to BBC, the launch is made possible by a partnership with the four major record companies, as well as more than 150,000 independent labels. The site plans to offer access to the labels' complete catalogues. The move comes nearly six years after...

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2006-06-23 18:05:15

LONDON -- The boom in digital music has left a lot of iPods to fill and made millions of songs available online. But how to choose which ones? Music recommendation services are using tech wizardry to solve the problem. It used to be so simple: Music fans discovered new songs by talking to friends or listening to the radio, then paid a visit to the local record store. But now, with online music stores like iTunes and        Napster offering millions of often...


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