Archive | May, 2005

Mobile Props Up Japan’s Music Biz

Thanks to some computer problems, I missed this last week, but it’s a great story on the impact of mobile music in the mature market of Japan. PostPlay reports on a J@pan Inc newsletter piece with details of how mobile music sales there — mainly ringtones — are more than making up for declining royalty […]

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Verizon, Clear Channel To Offer Concert Footage

US carrier Verizon Wireless and radio and concert behemoth Clear Channel say they’ll team up to offer concert footage on Verizon’s EV-DO “V CAST” service. What they’re calling the Encore Channel will show broadcasts from concerts (presumably at CC-owned venues) a couple days after the event for a week at a time. The press release […]

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Melodeo Expands Catalog With EMI Deal

Melodeo, one of the leading companies in the emerging mobile music download space, said today it’s inked a deal with EMI to make 200,000 of the label’s songs available to its mobile download customers. Melodeo’s catalog now features over 500,000 songs with the EMI tracks in addition to those from Warner Music as well as […]

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BlogCritics Pick of the Week

BlogCritics Pick of the Week

BlogCritics is a great blogging resource for bloggers and blog readers. It aims to showcase the best blog writing on the web, giving bloggers a wider audience and giving readers a one-stop resource to discover new writers. It focuses on music, books, film, TV, video, politics and technology – or life the universe and everything, […]

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School Girl “Hostage Phone”

School Girl “Hostage Phone”

I was chatting to a 13 year old daughter of one of my friends over the weekend. She goes to a boarding school not far from here, complete with Harry Potter style dormitories. When they go off to bed, they have to place their mobile phones in a big, locked strong box to stop them […]

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