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MTV To Launch Overdrive On Web

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) MTV: Music Television will launch on April 25 its new hybrid channel, "MTV Overdrive" to entertain viewers with both a linear viewing experience and video on demand capabilities. Continue reading

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Sony Fights The iPod Wave With New Walkman

Sony is finally fighting back against the iPod’s market dominance with it’s long overdue NW-HD5 Network Walkman.  But will anyone care? The world got an unauthorized advance look last week. Continue reading

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Radio Consultant Says Broadcaster Must Program There Way To Victory Over Satellites

Radio consultant John Silliman Dodge writes on his website aboug the battle between sattelite and broadcast radio using an amusing fight analogy. ("In round one….") He concludes, "…where the talent. Continue reading

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Warners Reveals Additional Supoena in NY Promotion Probe

According to Rueters, The Warner Music Group "has received another subpoena from New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer as part of an industrywide probe of the financial relationship between music. Continue reading

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EarBuzz.com Now Gives 100% Of CD Price To Artists

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — earBuzz.com, the independent artist online music retailer, has changed the artist payment portion of the business to provide 100% of the CD price back to artists. If. Continue reading

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AOL MUSIC GROWING RAPIDLY OUTSIDE OF SUBSCRIBER BASE

From Digital Music News: "AOL Music has been quite a success story of late, jockeying to the top spot among online music destinations and breaking new bands in the process.. Continue reading

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BOB LEFSETZ’S APRIL FOOLS DAY (hint, hint) LETTER: MAJOR LABELS SIGN WITH LIMEWIRE

EXPERTED FROM BOB LEFSETZ’S APRIL FOOLS DAY (hint, hint) LETTER: "…Yes, the waiting IS the hardest part. But FINALLY, after FIVE YEARS, the music business has moved into the FUTURE!. Continue reading

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ARE NEW EXPANDED RANDOM PLALISTS REALLY THE FUTURE OF RADIO?

From The Chicago Sun Times " Calling it a ‘redefinition’ of its alternative rock music format, WKQX-FM is expanding its playlist from 200 to nearly 1,000 songs and reaching back. Continue reading

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Intel & Bertelsmann Collaborate On New Media Download & Sharing Service

According to DigitalMeriaWire, "Chipmaker Intel and German media conglomerate Bertelsmann have announced they will collaborate on the design of devices that will be compatible with a planned Bertelsmann downloading and. Continue reading

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RADIO STATION WEB SITES: A MISSED MARKETING OPPORTUNITY FOR RECORD LABELS

From ClickZ.com: "Local advertising spend on online radio Web sites increased 94% from 2003 to 2004, but there’s plenty of room for growth, preliminary results from a Borrell Associates study. Continue reading

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