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Trade revenue generated by global recorded music sales totaled $15.9 billion in 2010, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s (IFPI) annual report. That represents a year-on-year decline of 8.4% compared to 2009, when global sales amounted to $17.4 billion. billboard.com...

British broadsheet newspaper The Sunday Times has reported that HMV has asked EMI, Sony Music, Universal and Warner Music to consider allowing the retailer to buy catalog CDs on a sale-or-return basis, with only a nominal upfront payment. The paper estimates the move would save...

Earlier this week, Google appears to have mistakenly allowed a Tech from 10 blogger access to an unreleased version of Android Market, and with it, a taste of the cloud-based Android Music 3.0 app Google has been “dogfooding,” to use its unappetizing term for the testing of...

Radioplayer’s decision to launch the UK service last week at the lofty Paramount Club perched above London aptly reflects the high hopes for the digital innovation. mediaweek.co.uk...

Motorola is preparing a multimillion-pound ad campaign for its Xoom tablet device that will claim its superiority over rival products such as Apple’s iPad 2. brandrepublic.com...

The battle for the in-dash system is just starting to heat up, as we leave the era of half-hearted in-house interfaces and enter a period where your car will be as powerful and accessible as your smartphone. And with this Microsoft and Toyota are putting...

U.K. telecom giant BT is reported to be working on a music download service that would be available to its 5.5 million broadband customers. According to The Guardian, “BT says it will unveil the product ‘in the near future,’ while talks are thought to be ongoing with...

Amazon’s decision to launch its new Cloud Player without securing additional music licenses has been described as a “bold move” by many observers. It takes serious guts for Amazon to simply declare that it doesn’t need licenses — especially when even casual observers know the music...

A dramatic collapse of CD sales and online piracy dragged global recorded music sales down by $1.5bn (£940m) last year – more than the total annual revenue of the UK music industry. Income from recorded music slumped 8.4 per cent to $15.9bn. CD sales dragged the...