the new music industry

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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As the year draws to a close we’re seeking nominations for a list of the top campaigns, trends and products shaping the music industry in 2004-2005. Nominations are being accepted. Continue reading

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XM And Sirius Continue to Loose $ As They Grow

Information Week reports that while subscriptions to both Sirius and XM Satellite Radio continue to grow, each  is still operating at a loss.  XM reported a loss of $304 million. Continue reading

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From FMQB: MTV Networks, which controls MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, has struck a deal with Verizon Wireless to deliver television programming to cell phones. MTV Networks will launch. Continue reading

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HP Introduces Integrated Media Devices @ CES

From The Hollywood Reporter: Hewlett-Packard’s chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina called on several famous friends to help make the point that her company’s plans for entertainment go far beyond the. Continue reading

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Internet Radio Poised For Growth

C-Net concludes that thanks to broadband and a number of other factors internet radio is poised for future growth.   "Radio analysts say Clear Channel (who has just begun a. Continue reading

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