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CBS buys Last.fm for $280m, plans more ads

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Share this post As hinted at back in February, Last.fm has been trawling around looking for a buyer and today it found its harbour in the form of a US media giant. The ‘social music’ site has been bought by … Continue reading

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Xbox 360 is iPod compatible

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Share this post Microsoft’s XBox site has published a document that shows how to turn the XBox 360 gaming device into an iPod accessory: “We’re happy to report that the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system works with MP3 … Continue reading

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Universal man likes new video iPod, iTunes

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Share this post Barney Wragg, vice president of eLabs at Universal Music International, told MusicBites at the launch of the new video iPod, that the new iPod made the business of downloading both music and videos just plain “simple”. Plus, … Continue reading

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HMV sales dive – blames books

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Share this post Sales dive at HMV – Manchester Evening News: The company warned investors today that there were few signs of an upturn on the high street at present. At HMV stores like-for-like sales in the UK fell 11.5 … Continue reading

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Labels sell bootlegs to fight piracy

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Share this post Music companies sell bootlegs to fight piracy(WSJ): Vivendi Universal SA’s Universal Music and Instant Live, owned by Clear Channel Communications Inc., have announced a blanket licensing agreement that lays the groundwork for Instant Live to issue concert … Continue reading

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Sanctuary ends all buy-out talks

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Share this post Reuters: Sanctuary ends all buy-out talks: The debt-laden music group that has issued a string of profit warnings in recent months.

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Music file sharing offered legally

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Share this post Playlouder, has licensed acts from SonyBMG, the world#039s second largest record label, and is confident that the other two big record labels, Universal and EMI, will follow suit.

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