All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Warner’
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 today at SXSW, and tweeted about it: excited to announce that we now have licenses in place w all four …
Well, this will probably going to be detrimental to my future work productivity. Due to what it claims is a failure to receive any royalty kickbacks, EMI Music Publishing has filed a lawsuit against Grooveshark’s parent company, Escape Media Group. The New York Times explains: In the suit, filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, EMI seeks unspecified …
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
Dick Parsons, Time Warner CEO & Chairman, revealed in a British newspaper that the company will continue to pursue copyright infringement complaints against YouTube. This is the first potential pitfall for Google, who acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion on Monday.
AOL is the talk of Speculation Town across the Atlantic as buzz circulates that Time Warner is looking to unload its European arms to the highest bidder. British newspapers are reporting that Citigroup, acting on behalf of Time Warner, is in negotiations with possible suitors.
This whole ad auction thing is taking off. Though Verizon denied that its Yellow Pages auction was inspired by Google or other search engines, Time Warner Cable had no qualms admitting AdSense as the inspiration for possible cable ad auctions.
Three companies control the reprint rights to about 80 percent of the world’s song lyrics, or so says Warner Chappell’s Jay Morgenstern. If that’s the case, then it should be relatively easy to license the reprinting of those lyrics and avoid the Music Publisher Association’s threats to take action next year against websites that post song lyrics.
It’s a done deal, as Time Warner accepted the $1 billion bid from Google for a 5 percent stake in AOL, who had been poised to accept an offer from Microsoft before Google’s late push. Google gets its content provider, and AOL gets a spot in Google’s far-flung ad network.
Carl Icahn’s Icahn Group announced they hired the Lazard financial advisory firm to review Time Warner and to analyze alternatives to “maximize the value” of Time Warner stock. This is just the latest shot in an ongoing battle between Icahn and the Time Warner board of directors.
Citing a desire to focus on his lifestyle and healthcare startup, Revolution, America Online co-founder Steve Case is stepping down from Time Warner’s board of directors. Case, one of the largest shareholders of Time Warner, will his retain his shares in the company.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn continues to sharpen his blade as he increases his stake at multimedia corporation Time Warner. In a fiery letter issued to the board of directors at Time Warner, Icahn blasts the board for “colossal” mistakes that started with the AOL merger, calling the merger a cardinal sin.
Blogs are moving into the big time. I mean REALLY big time. For a few years now, blogs have been building steam. Ad revenues from prominent blogs are really starting to pay off. With traffic numbering into the millions for some blogs, it stands to reason corporations would notice their potential.
Much speculation circulated the tech industry recently after the reports surface of discussions between Time Warner and Microsoft over the future of AOL. Anxiety continues to build in Time Warner stockholder as CEO Richard Parsons tries to steer the multimedia corporation back to higher stock prices.
Time Warner and Comcast are buying Adelphia (not including Puerto Rican operations) for $12.7 billion in cash and 16% of Time Warner Cable’s common stock.
Time Warner and Comcast is acquiring the U.S. assets of Adelphia for $12.7 billion in cash and 16% of the common stock of Time Warner’s cable subsidiary, Time Warner Cable.
Conversagent, a developer of customer service software solutions, today announced the launch of a branded Automated Service Agent (ASA) for Time Warner Cable called “Ask TWC”.