New York - Digital music retailer eMusic on Wednesday added a new feature to its service that automatically moves tracks purchased on eMusic to libraries in iTunes, Windows Media Player or Winamp — a function that previously had to be done manually. The eMusic Remote application is open source, meaning developers can submit improvements, and that the widget will work with Firefox add-ons like FoxyTunes, gTalk and TwittyTunes.
New York - Unlike NBC, whose TV shows will disappear from Apple's iTunes Store after the companies failed to reach an agreement on pricing and other issue, the CEO of CBS said on Tuesday his company will not enter into the dispute, Reuters reported.
"We're sort of staying out of the battle," CBS chief Les Moonves told a Merrill Lynch investor conference.
"We like our relationship with iTunes. We look at iTunes as much as a promotional vehicle for our [...].
Nielsen SoundScan released its weekly report today, and Kanye West sold more albums in the first week of his new release, Graduation, than anyone has in 2.5 years. He has sold 957,000 copies since the album’s release last Tuesday, the highest total since 50 Cent’s March 2005 The Massacre, which sold 1.1 million copies its first week. West’s album dominated the battle with 50 Cent, who released a new album, Curtis, on the same day. His album has only sold [...]. 4 comments
London - Radiohead has ended its boycott of digital music retail, as the band's former label EMI has struck a deal with U.K.-based retailer 7digital to sell full MP3 Radiohead albums. Radiohead has not made its music available on iTunes, as it refuses to make individual tracks available for sale; the offerings on 7digital will be full albums only.
Denver - Online retail giant Amazon is presenting results of testing of its new MP3 store to CEO Jeff Bezos, and if approved, will launch the service on Tuesday, Billboard reported, citing a "well-placed source."
The service could also be delayed for further testing.
Amazon's store will sell songs exclusively in the MP3 format, initially offering tracks from independents, and major labels EMI and Universal Music; Sony BMG and Warner Music don't currently offer tracks without digital rights management.
Bellevue, Wash. – Jump2Go said on Tuesday that it is the sole provider of technology that will let HD Radio owners tag songs they hear for later purchase from Apple's iTunes Store. Bellevue, Wash.-based Jump2Go's Go Commerce service for commercial radio stations lets them embed data into their FM signals, which enables owners of supported radios to immediately buy songs they hear by clicking a "buy" button that links to the station's website.
Warsaw - News Corporation has no plans to pull its TV programming from Apple's iTunes Store, unlike fellow producer NBC Universal, which recently did so after negotiations with Apple over pricing and other issues stalled, Reuters reported.
"Right now we have a perfectly good relationship with Apple," News Corp. president and COO Peter Chernin told Reuters while traveling in Poland.
"But let me say this, we're the ones who should determine what the fair price for our product is, [...].