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Liberty Media Looks to Boost Live Nation Stake to 34.9%

Englewood, Colo. - Liberty Media (NASD: LINTA), the media conglomerate controlled by John Malone, whose holdings include Starz, Overture Films and QVC, on Tuesday announced its intention to...

MySpace, SoundExchange Team to Source Unpaid Artists

Cannes, France - News Corp.'s (NYSE: NWS) MySpace social network has partnered with royalty collection and distribution agency SoundExchange to search for artists who may be owed...

Shazam ID Service Driving 300,000 Song Purchases Daily

Cannes, France - Mobile music discovery service Shazam is generating 300,000 track purchases each day from users of the service, CEO Andrew Fisher said at the...

CEO of French Streaming Service Deezer Ousted by Investors

Paris - Deezer, the France-based streaming music service, has seen its co-founder and CEO Jonathan Benassaya forced out by investors, TechCrunch reports. The investors were reportedly not...

RightsFlow Inks Deals with PRS for Music, PIAS

Cannes, France - RightsFlow, a provider of bulk mechanical licensing and royalty services for the music industry, on Monday announced agreements with PRS for Music, which...

Gracenote Gets Access to Pre-Release Song Data for ID Services

Cannes, France - Gracenote, a unit of Sony that provides song identification and media database services, announced on Monday that it has signed deals with the...

SoundCloud, Hype Machine Team to Serve Music to Bloggers

London - SoundCloud, the provider of a music distribution platform for labels and artists, on Monday announced a partnership with music blog aggregator The Hype Machine. The...

IODA Expand Mobile Distribution in China with R2G

Cannes, France - IODA, a digital distributor of independent music, announced on Monday that it has signed a deal with China's R2G, which will distribute IODA-represented...

Bach Technology's MusicDNA Aims to Supplant MP3 Format

Cannes, France - Bach Technology on Monday introduced MusicDNA, a new digital music file format intended to supplant MP3 by adding updateable lyrics, artwork, tour dates,...

HP to Bundle Omnifone Music Service on PCs in Europe

Cannes, France - PC maker HP (NYSE: HPQ) on Monday announced a deal with European digital music service operator Omnifone, to bundle the company's MusicStation Desktop unlimited...