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Paul McCartney was introduced as the first artist signed to Starbucks' new record label, lending an iconic nameplate to the coffeehouse giant's latest entertainment venture.
Austin's a renowned live music mecca, which is no doubt why it became the home to South by Southwest (SXSW) the annual indie music festival. But it's not just where indie bands come to be discovered and hipster kids come to rock out, it's also the destination for music industry folks to sort out the future of a challenged business. Appropriately for the industry transformed by the ability to download songs over the internet, the music fest is preceded by an Interactive festival.
Vivendi's Universal Music has offered major sell-offs to win Brussels' approval for its purchase of BMG Music Publishing, creating the world's largest music publisher, a source familiar with the case said.
British music and books retailer HMV issued a profit warning on Tuesday as it announced a three-year plan to cope with tough competition from supermarkets and Internet retailers.
Warner Music Group said on Wednesday any takeover offer it might make for Britain's EMI Group would probably be all cash.
British music company EMI Group announced Tuesday it has received an approach from Warner Music Group that could lead to a possible takeover. But EMI said it had not received any firm acquisition proposal.
Shares in Warner Music Group fell sharply on Wednesday after rival record company EMI Group issued a profit warning on slowing sales in the North American music market.
Music company EMI Group -- home of The Rolling Stones and Coldplay -- has been talking with online retailers about possibly selling its entire digital music catalog in MP3 format without copy protection, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing numerous people familiar with the matter.
Words from Apple's CEO are leaving a bad taste in the mouths of music company executives. Is Steve Jobs right when he says the music industry should get rid of its anti-piracy software?
Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs called on the four major record companies to start selling songs online without copy protection software known as digital rights management.
For the third time in nearly three decades, iPod maker Apple has resolved a bitter trademark dispute with The Beatles' guardian Apple Corps over use of the iconic apple logo and name.
Apple settled its long-running trademark dispute with The Beatles' company, Apple Corps, in a deal that could pave the way for the band's songs to be played on Apple's iTunes music store.
Could the long and winding trademark dispute between Apple Inc. and Apple Corps lead to the great digital music download panacea: Beatles music on iTunes? It's looking VERY good. The two companies ending 25 years of trademark disputes with Apple now owning the "Apple" trademark and agreeing to license parts of it back to the Beatles label. With no monetary details being disclosed, that's adding fuel to the fire that this agreement is merely part of a broader, more sweeping arrangement between the two sides.
We spend much of our day at the Breaking News Desk evaluating the worth of stories for air. It’s most certainly an art, rather than a science, and there are many factors that influence our decision over what to put on air and how. However, some stories cross the desk that are instant no-brainers. We saw just such a slam dunk this morning when we heard that Apple Inc. had settled a trademark dispute with Apple Corps, the company behind the music made by The Beatles.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Sony BMG agreed to settle charges that it secretly embedded potentially damaging anti-piracy software in some of its CDs.
AOL, a unit of Time Warner, said Friday that online music retailer Napster will become the exclusive music subscription provider for AOL Music, replacing its AOL Music Now service.
Britain's EMI Group said on Friday annual profits would fall short of expectations due to a weak Christmas at its music business, and announced the departure of the division's head and a plan to slash costs.
British music and book retailer HMV Group reported a first-half loss of 31.8 million pounds ($61.6 million) on Thursday, but said group sales had improved over Christmas in the UK and Ireland.
U.S. album sales continued to decline in 2006, down nearly 5% from the previous year, but total music sales were up thanks to a huge increase in digital downloads.
All the studios and networks are ramping up efforts to sell their movies and tv shows online with sites like MovieLink, CinemaNow, and of course, Apple's iTunes store. But it's just not that big yet -- illegal downloads outpace legal alternatives five to one.