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Virgin Radio gives more details on planned subscription service

The UK market is set for a big shake-up in online music this year, with all manner of new services launching with new business models. So, the UK is expected to be one of the first countries to get Nokia's Comes With...
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Sales

EU-5mobile music retail revenues are forecast to reach $1.48 billion in 2012, growing from just $267 million in 2007 and an anticipated $431 million this year.
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Google launching MP3 search engine in China

More news from China – a market coveted and feared by music firms in equal measure for its size and piracy – with Google apparently about to launch an MP3 search engine to compete with local search site Baidu....
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3m European users of its mobile and PC

3m European users of its mobile and PC services
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R2G launching Wawawa music subscription service in China

We love the name of Beijing firm R2G's new music subscription service: it's called Wawawa and launched last Friday, with more than a million tracks from indie digital distributor IODA. The service costs 20 yuan...
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Fastest growing digital destinations in Spain for June 08 per number

Fastest growing digital destinations in Spain for June 08 per number of visitors: 2,279 Hi5.com (+27% MoM); 1,263 Vodafone Group (+21% MoM); 906 Hotusa Group (+20% MoM); 1164 Facebook.com (+14% MoM); 2,843 Tuenti.com (14%...
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Deal to develop integrated platform to manage content on UGC

Deal to develop integrated platform to manage content on UGC sites
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Deal with online film service to promote Mama Mia

Deal with online film service to promote Mama Mia soundtrack
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RealNetworks revenues rise, but so do losses

RealNetworks has reported revenues of $136.2 million for the second quarter of this year, a 12% rise from Q2 last year. However, the company posted a loss for the quarter of $1.3 million, compared to a $1.3 million profit...
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MCPS-PRS explains why In Rainbows was pirated so much

The MCPS-PRS Alliance has been doing some number-crunching on how Radiohead's `In Rainbows' was shared on BitTorrent, in partnership with analysis firm BigChampagne. The topline finding is that despite being heavily...
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Joint venture to launch new comedy channel on the social networking

Joint venture to launch new comedy channel on the social networking site
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Social networking

Location -based mobile social networking market to be $3.3b in 2013