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2011-04-06 09:00:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), the award-winning sales, marketing and distribution arm of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, today announced the launch of Groovetown Vinyl (www.groovetownvinyl.com), an exciting online storefront specializing in high-quality audio products for the discerning music fan. For the first time, visitors to the site will be able to purchase "lossless" audio FLAC files...

2011-01-05 00:00:39

http://www.zaptunes.com will be re-branded as a music social network. The site will no more offer free music downloads. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 4, 2011 ZapTunes (http://www.zaptunes.com ), a website where one can download free music, is getting a new face as a music social network. The new website will provide a plethora of features for music lovers, including an innovative new discussion forum where they can talk about various artists, tracks and albums. The users will also be...

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2010-12-16 12:15:00

A study for the recording industry lobby group BPI said on Thursday that at least 1.2 billion songs will have been illegally downloaded by the end of 2010 in Britain. The estimate dwarfs the total of 370 million tracks across singles and albums expected to be bought legally this year. Music industry executives said that the estimate underlines the scale of the problem facing record labels and other investors who are reluctant to spend on new talent when revenues become undercut. "Illegal...

2010-09-20 12:40:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Qtrax (A Div. of BLLN.PK), the much anticipated and eagerly awaited FREE and LEGAL online music download site, is operating its beta service in Malaysia. The new and revolutionary service is available for Malaysian music fans at www.qtrax.com. Qtrax will finally provide music fans what they have been demanding for years: free, high quality, downloadable music - that with Qtrax, is completely legal. With the demise of an increasing number...

2010-09-15 15:02:00

NEW DELHI, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Qtrax (A Div. of BLLN.PK), the much anticipated and eagerly awaited FREE and LEGAL online music download site, is operating its beta service in India. The new and revolutionary service is available for Indian music fans at www.qtrax.com. Qtrax will finally provide music fans what they have been demanding for years: free, high quality, downloadable music -- that with Qtrax, is completely legal. With the demise of an increasing number of illegal sites,...

2010-01-11 12:30:00

NEW YORK and ATLANTA, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, has partnered with ad-sponsored digital music download service FreeAllMusic.com (www.freeallmusic.com) to offer consumers free, legal downloads from UMG's broad digital catalog of chart-topping musical artists. The announcement was made today by David Ring, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Business Affairs for UMG's eLabs, and Richard Nailling, Chief Executive Officer...

2009-12-09 12:04:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Most companies realize that lowering prices is their only ploy to stay in business. Some companies are unaware, or simply don't care - that financial times are tough. As an example, Apple Inc. has recently increased the cost of music downloads on their iTunes music site from $0.99 to a staggering $1.29. Some critics have suggested the price increase is due to updating custom DRM protection best known for lowering the quality of sound delivered to...

2009-11-17 07:26:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- iTunes.com has been repeatedly criticised for raising the prices of music downloads during a time when online music sales are on the rise. Single track downloads recently rose from 99c to $1.29 on iTunes which prompted competing music sites Amazon, Napster, & CDUniverse to also raise prices. Critics of the price rise hope this opens the door for newer sites to take precedent by lowering prices. TunesPro.com, a relatively new mp3 download site, has...

2009-11-10 09:53:00

NEW YORK, Nov 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey of 10,000 university students by the University of Reading, found that 75% of students download music, rather than buy in stores or pay for on music-streaming sites. Despite the recent popularity of music-streaming sites such as Spotify, 75 percent said they wouldn't pay for a music-streaming service but would rather use sites such as iTunes to download and keep tracks on hard drives or MP3 players. The industry is in for a shake up as...

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2009-08-18 15:15:41

Market research firm NPD Group announced on Tuesday that compact discs accounted for 65 percent of US music sales in the first half of 2009, but digital downloads are expected to nearly equal CD sales by the end of the year. "Many people are surprised that the CD is still the dominant music delivery format, given the attention to digital music and the shrinking retail footprint for physical products," said Russ Crupnick, NPD vice president of entertainment industry analysis. "But with...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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