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Japanese government planning iPod Tax

Media reports in Japan indicate that the government is considering introducing a private copying levy on sales of portable digital music players and digital hard-disc recorders. It could be up to 100 Yen per device ($0.95),...
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Launch of a Facebook application for its nuTsie service letting

Launch of a Facebook application for its nuTsie service letting people embed up to five of their iTunes playlists in their Facebook profile
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Deal to provide its catalogue in non-DRM MP3 format for the Wal-Mart

Deal to provide its catalogue in non-DRM MP3 format for the Wal-Mart digital music store
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Orange Q1-08: 1.41m subscribers to IPTV in Europe (+81% YoY). 1.282m

Orange Q1-08: 1.41m subscribers to IPTV in Europe (+81% YoY). 1.282m IPTV subscribers in France (+72% YoY). 1.061m paid video on demand (VoD) downloads (+164% YoY).
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Launch of a new music playet to deliver song lyrics synchronized to

Launch of a new music playet to deliver song lyrics synchronized to the music playing on a PC, an Apple iPhone/iTouch, or other music-enabled mobile phones
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Launch of a new media server, that allow storage of digital media

Launch of a new media server, that allow storage of digital media (music, movies and photos) and has streaming capabilities to stream content to any computer
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Deal to to launch Live Nation eFan Finder, service that lets gig

Deal to to launch Live Nation eFan Finder, service that lets gig promoters, artist managers and agents track the success of their online advertising campaigns
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Licensing deal to make available for Qtrax users the Universal Music

Licensing deal to make available for Qtrax users the Universal Music Group’s catalogue
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Last.fm + YouTube is our favourite mash-up this week

It's a really simple site, too. You simply type in a Last.fm username, and get served up with a customised channel of YouTube videos based on that user's tastes. “This started as just an experiment, and it...
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Artists’ personal ID leaked on Facebook music pages

Facebook is coming under fire from musicians, after several saw their driving licences accidentally posted on their artist pages on the social network. They have to upload photographic ID as part of the registration process...
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HTC Touch Diamond is the latest wannabe iPhone killer

HTC has launched its latest handset, the Touch Diamond, which is aiming to take on the iPhone. It's a Windows Mobile phone with a 2.8-inch display, a 3.2-megapixel camera, 4GB of storage, and one-touch access to music,...
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Deal to use in-car software which allows drivers to control personal

Deal to use in-car software which allows drivers to control personal music players and phones with voice commands.