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UMG revives Verve Forecast label

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "The Verve Music Group, a division of Universal Music Group, has resuscitated the Verve Forecast imprint — the home of a bright array of developing. Continue reading

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UMG Launches Mobile Division

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the "Universal Music Group reinforced its belief in the mobile entertainment space by establishing Universal Music Mobile US and appointing Rio Caraeff to head it. Continue reading

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Cingular and Sony Join For Hip Hop Talent Search

Cingular Wireless said on Thursday that it partnered with Sony Ericsson and Sony Urban Music on a hip-hop artist talent search that will include the chance for finalists to perform. Continue reading

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Full Length Songs On Your Cell

Chaoticom, a provider of mobile music download services, announced on Thursday that it has signed a license agreement with major record label EMI, to offer full-length song downloads of 200,000. Continue reading

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FROM FMQB: "Sony BMG has announced plans for its new Global Marketing Group, which is a specialized unit that will support the company’s labels, repertoire centers, operating companies, and respective. Continue reading

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eMusic Adds Hundreds of Artists and Scores of Top Indie Labels

eMusic, the world’s No. 2 digital download service selling nearly two million tracks monthly, today announced the addition of hundreds of leading indie labels and artists to its rapidly expanding. Continue reading

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Music Downloads Grow Tenfold

From the Hollywood Reporter:  "More than 200 million music tracks were downloaded legally in the United States and Europe last year, up from a year-earlier 20 million, the International Federation. Continue reading

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FCC Payola Investigation

From FMQB: "FCC Chairman Michael Powell has released an official statement confirming reports that he has opened payola investigations involving Armstrong Williams and WKSE/Buffalo Program Director Dave Universal. "In response. Continue reading

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Napster Shows 50 Percent Growth In 4th Quarter

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Napster experienced strong subscriber growth during the recent holiday period as paid subscribers increased sequentially by 50% in the quarter ending December 31, 2004. Napster ends calendar. Continue reading

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Canadian Music Industry Digital Distribution Provider Musicrypt Enter US Market With Billboard As Partner

Musicrypt Inc., a leading enabler of user-friendly and secure music distribution today announced, it will enter the United States Music Industry in early 2005, partnered with Billboard Radio Monitor, following. Continue reading

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