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Kiss FM Launches Visual Radio Broadcasts
Commercial radio broadcaster SBS Finland's Kiss FM has became the first radio station in the world to begin Visual Radio broadcasts.
Napster Offers Consumers Free Digital Music To Go
Napster announced details of its upcoming Napster To Go Cafe tour to promote the consumer launch of the first portable subscription service.
Russia Junks IFPI’s AllofMP3 Probe
The International Phonographic Federation Industry (IPFI), which is hired by the major record labels to protect their interests worldwide, has learnt a tough lesson in respecting the laws of individual countries.
Yahoo Readies iTunes Rival for Launch
Web giant Yahoo is poised to launch a new digital store and music player, aiming to compete more directly with Apple Computer's successful iTunes service, according to sources familiar with the project.
Sony PSP to Hear the Music
Sony will hook up its PlayStation Portable handheld game player to its digital music service, a high-ranking executive confirmed Monday.
U.S. Asked to Probe Music-Downloading Web Sites
The Federal Trade Commission is being asked to investigate Web sites that claim to offer legal music downloads for a low price but actually sell popular software that is available free elsewhere on the Internet and is commonly used to steal songs.
Start-ups Blur Lines Between Radio, Music Swapping
A new generation of start-ups is taking a page from Apple Computer's iTunes playbook, allowing Net radio listeners to draw their programming at will from one another's hard drives.
SXSW's Torrent of Free Tunes
Music fans don't have to be in Austin, Texas, to hear hundreds of new songs from the South by Southwest music festival.
How Much Is Your Stolen Music Worth?
Last month, a student at the University of Arizona was sentenced to three years probation and a $5,400 fine for illegally distributing music and movies on the Internet.
The Resurrection of Indie Radio
FM never sounded so freaking good. How the coming digital boom - and Big Radio's bottom line - is driving the new golden age of multichannel, microniche broadcasting.
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