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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...

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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