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Report: Cable, Satellite TV Lead Entertainment Consumer Spending   19 May, 2011

Consumer spending on entertainment in North America and Western Europe reached nearly $235 billion...More>>

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Nielsen: Music Sales Up For the First Time Since 2004   6 Jul, 2011

Sales of physical and digital music increased 8.5% to 821 million units during the first-half of...More>>

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Sony’s London CD Warehouse Destroyed in Riots   9 Aug, 2011

Rioters in London burned down a warehouse owned by Sony Corp. Aug. 8, destroying the CD and vinyl...More>>

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Pixar Composer Giacchino Scores at D23   24 Aug, 2011

Among the array of presentations at the biennial D23 Expo Disney fanfest Aug. 19 to 21,...More>>

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Study: Removing DRM May Reduce Piracy   11 Oct, 2011

A joint study by Rice University and Duke University challenges the idea that music digital rights...More>>

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Number of CD Buyers Rises, NPD Says   6 Mar, 2012

The number of consumers buying music CDs increased 2% to 78 million in 2011 — a surprising trend...More>>

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Report: Online Piracy Supplanting Physical   1 May, 2012

The market for pirated movie and music discs increasingly is being replaced by digital files and...More>>

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U.K. Entertainment Sales Down 12%   2 Jan, 2013

Sales of physical home entertainment products in the United Kingdom were down 12% for 2012 to...More>>

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NPD: Illegal Music File-Sharing Dropped 17% in 2012   26 Feb, 2013

The number of people using peer-to-peer services to illegally download music from the Internet fell...More>>

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Gracenote Acquired by Tribune for $170 Million   27 Dec, 2013

Music technology and metadata company Gracenote, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corp., has been...More>>

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Nielsen: Streaming Dominated Music Consumption in 2013   8 Jan, 2014

The transition from physical to digital consumption in the music industry has been in effect since...More>>

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Universal Music Group Acquires Eagle Rock Entertainment   9 Apr, 2014

Universal Music Group has acquired Eagle Rock Entertainment, a U.K.-based independent producer and...More>>

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Analyst: Amazon Music Service Lifts Value of Prime   12 Jun, 2014

Amazon’s new on-demand music streaming service increases the appeal of Amazon Prime, but isn’t...More>>

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DEG, CEA, Others Agree on High-Resolution Audio Terms   12 Jun, 2014

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), The...More>>

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One-Third of U.S. Consumers Still Buy Music Downloads   10 Apr, 2015

In an entertainment world gone streaming, consumer interest in buying music downloads still exists....More>>

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80 Million Americans Bought at Least One Music CD in 2014   14 Apr, 2015

The proliferation of music streaming, downloads, festivals and touring acts would suggest music...More>>

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Trans World Entertainment Posts Q1 Profit   21 May, 2015

Trans World Entertainment May 21 reported a first-quarter (ended May 2) profit of nearly $200,000...More>>

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Apple Reverses Music Artist Compensation Stance   22 Jun, 2015

Apple will compensate music artists during the three-month trial period for new subscribers to the...More>>

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Taylor Swift Allows New Album '1989' on Apple Music    26 Jun, 2015

In a reversal, Taylor Swift’s new album, '1989,' will be available on Apple Music when the...More>>

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Subscription Streaming to Account for One-Third of Consumer Music Spend by 2016   30 Jun, 2015

With the June 30 launch of Apple Music, subscription streaming services are projected to generate...More>>

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