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Asian Music Streaming Service KKBOX Plans U.S. Launch

Taipei, Taiwan - KKBOX, a "freemium" streaming music service operating in Asia, plans to launch a U.S. version that focuses on providing Chinese-language music to Chinese...

Liberty Media Files Copyright Suit Against File Host Hotfile, Users

*A correction was made to this story. Los Angeles - Liberty Media has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against online file-storage service Hotfile, in addition to...

HP Acquires Mobile Music Service Provider Melodeo

Seattle - HP (NYSE: HPQ) has paid between $30 million and $35 million to acquire Melodeo, operator of the nuTsie mobile music streaming service, TechCrunch reported. Seattle-based Melodeo...

AirVinyl app adds retro warmth to iPhone music

If digital audio sounds too sterile and flat to you, the AirVinyl app from Sir George Martin’s studio is available to add retro harmonics and ambiance to music played on the iPhone.

Press Release: The Orchard Expands U.K. Sales & Marketing Team

London, UK — May 24, 2016 — Today The Orchard proudly announces the arrival of two top music industry executives to its European Headquarters in London: Lucy Blair & Nikoo Sadr.

Guest Column: Tech, Drugs and Rock & Roll – Top 10...

In this guest column, Reid Genauer, Chief Marketing Officer of Magisto offers his "Top 10 Reasons Why SXSW Still Rules Supreme" and gives a video recap through a group of ten industry thought leaders who took videos from around SXSW.

Press Release: The Orchard Names Tucker McCrady EVP & General Counsel

The Orchard reports "New York, NY — July 12, 2016 — The Orchard today announced the appointment of Tucker McCrady as EVP & General Counsel, leading its Business & Legal Affairs functions. Based in New York, he will report to Brad Navin, CEO of The Orchard. In this role McCrady will manage The Orchard’s legal and business affairs team, with global oversight of the company’s digital licensing negotiations, label distribution contracts, acquisitions and all other related legal activities."

Walmart Closes MP3 Store

Despite its discounted pricing, the Walmart Music Downloads Store is closing down effective Aug. 28 after eight years of operation. It sold digital songs for...

Report: eMusic Mulls Sale; Best Buy, Rhapsody Among Suitors

New York - The investment firm that owns digital music service eMusic is exploring a possible sale of the company, and has spoken with potential suitors...

Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Plans to Clobber Pandora, Spotify

The reinvented iHeartRadio is now available in beta, open only to those who have “liked” its parent Clear Channel Radio on Facebook. The free service combines more than 800 live, professional radio stations with stations that are custom created on the fly to suit each listener. Pandora, Spotify and other custom music should keep on their toes.