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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 06, 2008 0 comments
The major record labels have sucked in millions of dollars in settlements of copyright-infringement suits--but little of the money has been shared with recording artists.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 20, 2007 0 comments
The latest challenge to the music industry comes from musicians themselves. Some of them are re-recording their hits to capture licensing revenue that otherwise would go to their record companies.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 12, 2009 0 comments
Although it's been around since 1934, everyone's favorite elevator music company, Muzak, may be silenced. Muzak Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company has about $340 million in bond dept and owes an...
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SV Staff Posted: May 06, 2008 0 comments
MvixUSA has just announced what looks like a killer product. The Mvix MV-2500U is a multimedia center that's ready to play all your movies, music and pictures. The MV-2500U is quite small, measuring just 5 x 3 x 0.8 inches so it's a breeze to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 15, 2009 0 comments
Exciting times for the 3D world. A few sporting events have been making the headlines, but Hollywood is getting into the game.My Bloody Valentine 3D opens in theaters tomorrow - in 2D and 3D. Nothing like a good horror flick with bloody gore...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 14, 2009 0 comments
Oh happy day - my DTV converter box coupons came in the mail today. How exciting, right? Two plastic cards, as requested.  But, on the bottom of the page they were attached to was some interesting reading.Listed were eight locations,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 14, 2009 0 comments
  A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to test drive the new Aston Martin DBS for an upcoming Sound & Vision feature. One of the coolest parts of the car's Bang & Olufsen audio system was the iPod integration. Once docked, this...
Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jul 21, 2011 0 comments

Sad news in the headlines this week. We all mourn the passing of Borders Books, not just one of the last megabooksellers, but one of the last that also sold music. Who’s to blame? I blame my mom.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 18, 2008 0 comments
The music-industry trade groups that have launched mass lawsuits against consumers may be about to become three-legged stools. EMI, of the four largest music labels, may be moving to cut its funding for the Recording Industry Association of America and its British cousin, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 26, 2011 0 comments
Was it only yesterday when Netflix was a babe in the cradle, with giant Blockbusters and cable operators looming over it? My, Netflix, how you've grown. You've all but defeated Blockbuster and now you're bigger than the country's largest cable TV and satellite radio operators.

The latest Netflix quarterly earnings report shows 23.7 million subscribers. While this is short of estimates, it's still enough to propel Netflix past Comcast, with 22.8 million subscribers, and Sirius XM, with 20.2 million subscribers. This has got to make the cable industry in particular nervous.

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HT Staff Posted: Jun 26, 2001 0 comments
The surround processor is the heart of every high-end home theater system. Good ones, like Myryad Systems' MDP500, have flexibility built in for unanticipated new formats.
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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 25, 1999 0 comments

The television-broadcasting industry is undergoing a metamorphosis. Some observers at last week's <A HREF="http://www.nab.org/">National Association of Broadcasters</A> convention in Las Vegas called it a "generation change" embodied by a new group of energetic "digital content providers"---with a different concept of entertainment---gradually replacing older producers and executives. Other reporters have pointed to technological developments such as high-definition TV and the nascent trend toward interactivity as motive forces behind the 60-year-old industry's growing transformation.

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Barry Willis Posted: Sep 22, 2002 0 comments

The television broadcasting picture could change substantially if a bill drafted by US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Billy Tauzin (R-LA) becomes law. Among the bill's most drastic requirements is one forcing broadcasters to return their analog TV channels by 2006, for probable auction to wireless services. The <A HREF="http://www.nab.org">National Association of Broadcasters</A> (NAB) is expected to campaign strongly against any such legislation. The Commerce Committee's ranking Democrat, John Dingell of Michigan, helped draft the bill.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 19, 2004 0 comments

Certain to be a hot topic at this week's convention of the <A HREF="http://www.nab.org">National Association of Broadcasters</A> (NAB) is a plan by federal regulators to shut off analog television transmission by 2009. The plan would return the analog spectrum to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for auction to wireless companies.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 29, 2001 0 comments

Better late than never, the old adage goes. The <A HREF="http://www.ce.org">Consumer Electronics Association</A> and the <A HREF="http://www.nab.org">National Association of Broadcasters</A>, former adversaries in the digital television rollout debacle, have decided to bury the hatchet and begin promoting DTV cooperatively.

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