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ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Adapting to what editorial director Bill Werde called " new music experiences ," Billboard magazine announced Wednesday that it will begin incorporating YouTube streams into the data used to determine its Hot 100 singles chart. The change goes into effect with this week's tally, topped by Baauer's viral-video hit "Harlem Shake. " Last week, the song wasn't even on the chart, marking only the 21st time a song has debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100, according to Billboard's Gary Trust . YouTube said "Harlem Shake" (in its various official incarnations)
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BUSINESS
October 15, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
We're used to seeing Times Square filled with party people, drunk and cheering on New Year's Eve as they vie to get their faces on TV before the ball drops at midnight. But late Sunday evening, you can expect a different type of person to gather in this strange part of Manhattan -- space geeks. Because beginning at 11:30 p.m. EST Sunday, the Toshiba Vision Screen that drifts high above Times Square will display live coverage of the Mars rover Curiosity as it completes its eight-month journey and lands on the Red Planet.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Former MP3.com Chief Executive Michael Robertson has entered the ever-growing online music streaming industry. Uberstations, which launched Thursday, aggregates streams of traditional radio stations, which users can listen to from the site for free.  Uberstations shows users what songs and talk shows are playing in whatever ZIP code or area code they choose. When users pick a station to play, Uberstations suggests other stations playing similar streams.  Robertson, 46, said Uberstations, which has nine employees, combines elements of Pandora and TuneIn.  PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 “We think this is a real advance in online radio experience," he said in an interview.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2002 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2000 | JEFF LEEDS and JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2002 | EDMUND SANDERS and JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
OPINION
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.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2013 | By Steve Carney
The man who made a fortune bringing the Super Bowl, Bill O'Reilly and Grateful Dead concerts to listeners nationwide via their local radio stations has returned to programming. But now he's bypassing conventional radio. Norman J. Pattiz, who created and turned Westwood One into one of the biggest and most recognizable radio networks in the country, is this week launching PodcastOne.com, a one-stop site that offers shows from hundreds of online broadcasters for listeners to browse and download.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2006 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
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.
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