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2011-07-08 08:50:00

A partnership announced Thursday between some of the country's top Internet service providers and big entertainment companies pledges to step up efforts to protect the rights of copyright owners, a move first reported by CNET last month. The partnership includes Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, AT&T, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), and others. The coalition of entertainment companies, guilds, ISPs and...

2011-06-01 17:23:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation announced today a significant expansion of its creative capabilities with a 30,000 square foot digital cinema and 3D production facility including three state of the art sound stages. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/LA29303LOGO) Ubiquity also announced today an expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Erik Smith and Benjamin Feinman. This powerhouse executive line-up draws on...

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2011-05-22 07:52:39

Apple Inc. is nearing the completion of a deal with all four major recording companies on a music service that will allow the company to stream music to a variety of its devices. A service such as this would allow users have music on-the-go without the worry of storage space and the need to connect different devices to transfer songs. The Associated Press (AP) reports that Universal Music Group is about to sign a deal with Apple that will allow the company to stream songs to its customers....

2011-05-20 14:54:00

LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, has promoted Amanda Marks to the newly created position of Global Head of Digital Accounts. The announcement was made today by Rob Wells, President of Global Digital Business, to whom Ms. Marks reports. Previously, Ms. Marks served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Universal Music Distribution. In this expanded role, Ms. Marks will oversee all relationships with UMG's...

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2011-05-13 09:38:09

A federal trial over copyright infringement damages has settled out-of-court after defendant LimeWire agreed to pay $105 million to 13 record companies, Reuters is reporting. The defunct file-sharing service, founded in 2000, offered thousands of people an easy way to find and download all sorts of files, primarily music and video. Last May, US District Judge Kimba Wood that LimeWire's parent companies, Lime Group and Lime Wire LLC, illegally assisted users in pirating digital recordings....

2011-04-06 16:33:00

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UM, a division of IPG's Mediabrands, announced today that it has reached a new three-year agreement with Sony Corporation of America under which it will continue to serve as media planning and buying Agency of Record in North America for the following Sony entities: Sony Corporation of America, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Electronics Inc., Sony of Canada Ltd., Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony Network Entertainment. Terms of the agreement...

2011-04-01 14:29:00

NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Songs For Japan, a star-studded album collection benefitting Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief, has been rushed into production as a double CD to be available worldwide April 4 with an official US domestic release on Tuesday, April 5. Released as a digital album on iTunes on Friday, March 25, Songs For Japan rocketed to #1 on iTunes in 18 countries including the United States, France, Germany, Australia, Sweden and Japan and is debuting...

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2011-03-29 12:25:00

Reuters reported that News Corp has held talks to give control of MySpace to video site Vevo.com, but the likelihood of a deal going through is slim. According to the report, News Corp kicked off the process in February to explore the sale or spin-off of its troubled social entertainment site. Reuters said, citing a person familiar with the talks, that News Corp has tapped boutique investment bank Allen & Co to aid with the process, and as of February had already received early interest...

2011-03-02 11:30:00

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Morris, one of the most respected and influential executives in the global music industry, will join Sony Music Entertainment as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2011. The announcement was made today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sony Corporation. Mr. Morris, who became Worldwide Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Music Group (UMG) in 1995, announced last year that he would...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.