U2 BROADENS APPLE RELATIONSHIP

Billboard.com reports that “U2 and Apple Computer Inc. are expected to announce next week that they have signed a deal to sell custom iPods. According to a source, the Irish. Continue reading

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CD’s For Cell Phones But @ A Hefty Price

From ZDNet News: “Singer Robbie Williams’ greatest-hits album arrives in music stores Tuesday, as well as some phone shops, marking a first for the United Kingdom: It will be released,. Continue reading

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Will Digital Distribution, Podcasting, and Satellites Cause A Creative Renaissance In Broadcasting?

From the USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review: “The rules for the broadcast radio business — the traditional ‘terrestrial’ radio — are changing in many ways, with satellite radio… and the. Continue reading

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UK SINGLES SALES DROP AS DOWNLOADS GROW

Rueters reports that the single that topped this week’s U.K. pop charts had the lowest ever sales for a No. 1 It’s the latest indication that singles format is dying. Continue reading

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Starbucks Adds 45 More Hear Music “Media Bars”

The Starbucks coffee chain will expand its Hear Music “media bar” CD-burning concept into 45 Starbucks stores in Seattle and Austin, Texas, later this month. Starbuck’s expansion on the music. Continue reading

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Two New Download Services Launch In US And Another Expands

– Canadian digital music download store Puretrax has announced the launch of a U.S. version of its online store. Puretracks offers over 700,000 songs as Windows Media 192Kbps downloads, sold. Continue reading

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CELL PHONES: THE FUTURE OF PORTABLE MUSIC

MP3.com (a remade Cnet owned site that shows a great deal of potential) columnist Eliot Van Buskirk has written a good overview and commentary on the future of music via. Continue reading

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More RIAA Download Lawsuits

The Hollywoord Reporter online edition reported that “the recording industry launched a new round of lawsuits against illegal downloading Thursday, the same day negotiations intensified between copyright industry executives and. Continue reading

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DOWNLOADPUNK.COM LAUNCHES

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — DownloadPunk.com, an on-line music retailer geared specifically towards the punk and indie community with digital music downloads, is now live. DownloadPunk offers a catalog that runs into. Continue reading

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Starbuck’s Music Campaign A Smash. More Planned.

MusicBiz.com reports: “One of the most surprising record sales success stories this year has to be Ray Charles’ Genius Loves Company, which scanned over 100,000 records in each of the. Continue reading

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