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Turntable.fm Gets Deals With All Four Major Labels

Turntable.fm Gets Deals With All Four Major Labels

By Chris Crum March 13, 2012

Turntable.fm has secured licensing deals with all four of the major record labels (Universal, Sony, Warner and EMI), which will obviously go a long way in making the service more useful to the mainstream. Chairman Seth Goldstein announced the news …

Edgar Jr. Gets Religion, Just Too Late

According to a post at MacUser, the chairman and co-owner of Warner Music Group — Montreal’s own Edgar Bronfman Jr. — made some comments at a recent mobile conference about how music companies spent too long pretending that the industry’s business model wasn’t being threatened, and “went to war with consumers.” Here’s the money quote:

Waterfront Media Gets $25 Million In Funding

Waterfront Media sounds big, and it is – properties like EverydayHealth.com receive millions of visits per month.  Waterfront Media is also big in a financial sense, and a new round of funding brought it $25 million more.

Yahoo Tops Google In August

comScore Media Metrix released today its monthly breakdown of U.S. consumer online activity at popular online sites for the month of August.

Warner Bros. To Expand Digital Content

Studio 2.0, the original programming, digital branch of the Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG), has begun production on 23 new shortform series projects for broadband and wireless.

Universal Suit Insults Veoh’s Footsteps

A little less than a month ago, Veoh preemptively sued Universal Music Group; the video-sharing site claimed it was receiving “unreasonable threats.”  That lawsuit seems to have little effect, however, and Universal is now suing back.

Warner, Imeem Resolve Suit, Share Music

Two months ago, Warner Music Group (WMG) filed suit against Imeem for copyright infringement.  Now the suit has been dropped, and – get this – the two companies have announced a strategic partnership through which “WMG’s world-class catalog of popular audio and video content will be made available . . . for interactive, on-demand streaming on imeem’s free, ad-supported service.”

Warner Music Takes Videos Online

Warner Music International is teaming with Premium TV to create online television sites that will feature free music videos.

The sites will be supported by advertising, pay-per-download and syndication to third parties.  There are also plans to develop subscription based and mobile versions of the platform.

Google Gains In Search, Yahoo Slips

Google sites captured 49.7 percent of the U.S. search market for the month of April, gaining 1.4 share points from the previous month according to comScore.

Warner Music Sues Imeem For Infringement

Did you hear that Flea (of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame) is going to teach schoolchildren music?  Well, Warner Music Group (which represents the Chili Peppers) is going to teach Imeem a lesson – it’s suing the social networking site for copyright infringement.

FON Sharing Wi-Fi With Time Warner

A deal between Time Warner Cable (TWC) and FON will allow TWC customers to share Wi-Fi connections with other FON users.

Warner Inks Two New Mobile Content Deals

Earlier today, Warner Music Group disclosed that it had reached new agreements with two leading mobile operators to distribute mobile music content throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

The Inclusivity of SL

Earlier this morning, I joined about 20 other avatars in the Reuters Auditorium in Second Life to hear an interview with US politician Mark Warner, former governor of the state of Virginia and potential candidate in the US presidential elections
next year.

Google Running More Music Video Adsense Ads

Google has announced a second limited test run of its music video/AdSense program, distributing videos from Sony BMG and Warner Music that contain ads.

AOL Looks to Acquire TradeDoubler

Early Monday, Time Warner announced plans to purchase TradeDoubler, a European provider of online marketing and sales services. The deal, which has yet to be finalized, is reported to cost the company around $900 million.

Comedy Central Gives YouTube OK

After demanding that YouTube remove all of its copyrighted videos last week, Comedy Central has given YouTube the okay to continue hosting video of its TV shows.

Warner Partners with Brightcove to Mimic YouTube

Warner Music Group signed a deal with Internet video provider Brightcove that will spread Warner-owned videos around the web in a free, ad-supported form.