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2008-01-25 11:49:42

While record companies' revenue from digital music sales rose 40 percent to $2.9 billion over the past year, the growth is still failing to cover losses from the collapse of international CD sales. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI, told AP that the increase in legitimate music sales did not come close to offsetting the billions of dollars being lost to music piracy, with illegal downloads outnumbering the number of tracks sold by a factor of 20-to-1. The...

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2008-01-15 17:35:00

In a digital music race against Apple Inc.'s iTunes Store, Amazon.com is revealing a new Pepsi commercial come Super Bowl Sunday featuring Grammy-winning R&B singer Justin Timberlake. It's part of a year-long billion dollar giveaway of MP3s, CDs, videos, electronics and other items on Amazon. PepsiCo Inc. and Apple formed a similar partnership in 2004, which started with an iTunes Super Bowl spot promoting legal music downloads, to the tune of Green Day's version of "ËœI Fought...

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2007-09-25 18:15:00

SEATTLE -- Amazon.com Inc. launched its much-anticipated digital music store Tuesday, a move analysts say represents the first hint of real competition for Apple Inc.'s market-leading iTunes. Amazon MP3, as the new section of the Web retailer's site is called, currently stocks nearly 2.3 million songs, all without copy-protection technology. Shoppers can buy and download individual songs or entire albums. The tracks can be copied to multiple computers, burned onto CDs and played on most types...

2007-09-08 00:00:10

Your Free Music Downloads.com today added an additional 25,000 new free MP3 downloads to their award winning free music download service. With over 18,500 registered users and over 200,000 free MP3s downloaded so far, the free MP3 downloads service is bringing free music downloads to the masses. With an additional 25,000 new songs available for downloading, Your Free Music Downloads.com is one of the fastest growing free music downloads services on the web. Every song in the Your Free...

2006-03-31 19:35:06

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Despite healthy increases in digital music revenues in 2005, overall U.S. music industry sales fell 0.6 percent to $12.27 billion in 2005, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Music industry sales have eased every year beginning in 2000 except for 2004, when sales rose 4.1 percent, the trade group said, citing competition from other media and piracy as factors undermining the health of the music industry. The overall approximate...

2006-03-03 10:14:19

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into possible anti-competitive pricing of online music by the world's major music labels. The probe closely tracks a similar investigation by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer into the pricing of digital music downloads, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. "The Antitrust Division is looking at the possibility of anti-competitive practices in...

2006-01-21 00:00:00

By Anastasia Tsioulcas NEW YORK (Billboard) - Digital downloading has begun transforming the classical music marketplace. From new faces to household names, artists across the classical spectrum are enjoying a growing percentage of album sales courtesy of digital retailing. And it is happening faster than even the most optimistic marketers could have expected. The numbers are stunning. Digital downloads are responsible for 19.7 percent of total U.S. sales for violinist Hilary Hahn's recent...

2005-09-28 07:07:13

LOS ANGELES -- MusicGiants Inc. will launch a new music download service on Wednesday hoping to stand out from the crowded digital audio market by appealing to high-end at-home listeners, the company said. "We're highly focused on home audio. There's a number of ways to get portable music and that market's pretty full right now. We're just going down a whole different road," Scott Bahneman, CEO of closely held MusicGiants, told Reuters. MusicGiants said it reached licensing deals with all the...

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2005-09-23 07:50:00

NEW YORK -- The love affair between record labels and Apple Computer Inc. could be headed for the rocks as they bicker over prices ahead of licensing renegotiations set for early next year. The licensing agreements between Apple, maker of the wildly popular iPod digital music player and operator of the most widely used music download service, and the record labels are set to expire next spring. Both sides, which have benefited enormously from music sales created by the iPod phenomenon, are...

2005-09-23 01:20:00

By Derek Caney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The love affair between record labels and Apple Computer Inc. could be headed for the rocks as they bicker over prices ahead of licensing renegotiations set for early next year. The licensing agreements between Apple, maker of the wildly popular iPod digital music player and operator of the most widely used music download service, and the record labels are set to expire next spring. Both sides, which have benefited enormously from music sales created by the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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