March 8, 2002 |
Radio stations, Webcasters and record labels are appealing an arbitration panel's proposed royalties for online radio services, arguing over rates that some say would kill most free Web broadcasts. At issue are fees that online radio services would have to pay to artists and record companies for each song played. The fee is $1.40 per thousand listeners for Internet-only stations, and 70 cents per thousand listeners for over-the-air stations that simultaneously broadcast online.
July 18, 2002 |
Opening a new front in the war against digital music piracy, major record companies are asking computer and electronics manufacturers to help stop consumers from sharing songs copied from online radio broadcasts. The Recording Industry Assn.
December 9, 2000 |
Radio stations must pay record companies for permission to broadcast musical programming over the Internet, the federal copyright office ruled Friday. The decision handed a major win to the Recording Industry Assn. of America, which has been locked in a battle with broadcasters for control of millions of dollars in potential revenue created by online radio. An estimated 4,000 of the nation's 13,000 radio stations simulcast their programming on the Web.
March 8, 2007
AN OBSCURE FEDERAL panel has sent Internet radio stations into a panic. The Copyright Royalty Board's decision to increase the amount of royalties due to music labels and recording artists is nominally a victory for labels and artists. But the victory could be Pyrrhic if it forces a consolidation and commercialization that robs online radio of its musical diversity.
April 27, 2005 |
To get people hooked on its Rhapsody subscription music service, RealNetworks Inc. plans to let them listen for free -- up to a point. The company unveiled Tuesday an advertiser-supported online music service, dubbed "Rhapsody 25," along with several new wrinkles in the existing version of Rhapsody. The new service gives registered users 25 free plays a month from Rhapsody's online jukebox, and it lets them send songs to their friends.
February 26, 2006 |
Instant messaging is one of the simple pleasures of the Internet. You just type and send, and your online buddy has your message in an instant. But now, many of the major instant-messaging services are making things more complicated by piling on audio and video chats, games, photo sharing, animated greetings, Internet radio channels and more. Also, some of the latest messaging programs include advertising.
October 15, 2001 |
The Justice Department has intensified its antitrust investigation of the music industry's licensing practices, demanding that industry organizations and online companies submit a slew of documents related to Internet music services. The department recently began sending out "civil investigative demand" letters, hunting for evidence of collusion by record companies and affiliates to impede competition. The recipients of the letters include the Recording Industry Assn. of America, at least two Internet companies and MusicNet, an online music distributor jointly owned by three major labels and RealNetworks Inc. A copy of one letter obtained by The Times indicates that antitrust investigators are looking at all the terms proposed by the record companies and music publishers for their licenses, as well as the lawsuits they threatened, brought or settled over online music.
December 20, 2001 |
Consumer electronics company Sonicblue this week unveiled a high-end home-entertainment hub that can store an entire music collection. At about $1,500, Sonicblue's Advanced Digital Audio Center is designed to become the centerpiece of a music enthusiast's wired home. It features a 40-gigabyte hard drive that can record up to 650 hours of music.
January 7, 2006 |
Will video thrill the radio star? That's certainly the hope of Clear Channel Communications Inc., the nation's largest radio station owner, which is about to expand its online entertainment business by letting users watch music videos on its websites. Seeking to compete with Yahoo Inc., Time Warner Inc.'s America Online and Microsoft Corp., Clear Channel this month will begin offering thousands of videos online from Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, radio executives said.
June 15, 2011 |
Pandora Media Inc., the online-radio company, gained on its first day of trading as investors raced to benefit from the biggest surge in Internet share sales since the dot-com boom a decade ago. The Oakland company rose 8.9 percent in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol P. It sold 14.7 million shares yesterday at $16 apiece, raising $234.9 million in its initial public offering. That was above the top of the range of $10 to $12. Investors are flocking to technology IPOs after professional-networking website LinkedIn Corp.