Universal Music Group and interactive audio company RadioWave have inked a radio programming and distribution deal for several of Universal's record labels and artists, according to the companies. Under the deal, RadioWave said it will produce, host and distribute online radio programs that feature music from the Motown, Verve, Cash Money, Universal Classics, Universal Records and MCA labels. Music fans can access the programs through Universal-affiliated Web sites or through Web-based, label-branded players produced by RadioWave. The companies added that Motown Radio and Verve Radio will be syndicated throughout the RadioWave Network, which includes Rolling Stone Radio, MSN Chat Radio, Artistdirect Radio, RadioFreeCash and the Susquehanna Radio's broadcast station group. Last year, Britain's EMI Recorded Music teamed with RadioWave to produce Internet radio channels.
Universal Music Group said it has inked a deal with Laugh.com, a provider of comedy content over the Internet, to provide comedy titles from Universal's catalog. Under the deal, Universal's sound recordings will be streamed on demand to comedy fans of Laugh.com's service, which provides people with unlimited access to comedy skits and performances via the Web. The licensed titles to be featured include The Jerky Boys, Richard Pryor and Dennis Leary. Pacific Grove, Calif.-based Laugh.com was launched in March with a group of comedians, including George Carlin and Jonathan Winters. Universal, a unit of Vivendi Universal, comprises record labels such as MCA Records, Motown Records and A&M Records.
SINGAPORE--A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when you're trying to describe something to a pal over your mobile phone. That's why Swedish phone manufacturer Ericsson has come up with the CommuniCam MCA-10, a small digital camera you can attach to your phone, take a snapshot of whatever you see, and send to your friend's e-mail account. The device is expected in stores in Singapore by the end of August or early September, according to Jack Tan, sales and marketing manager for Ericsson Consumer Products Asia Pacific. However, he was unable to provide pricing details. First showcased at CeBit 2001 in Hanover, the CommunicCam is Ericsson's first mobile camera for GSM phones. To use it, you attach the device to the end of an Ericsson mobile phone. After a picture is taken, users can send pictures to any e-mail account using the data transmission capability of the phone. Staff writer Ernest Khoo reported from Singapore.
Five major record companies have granted Tunes.com permission to post samples of their songs on the Web. The record companies include Warner, PolyGram, EMI-Capitol, and MCA. Tunes.com said it initially will post 200,000 samples by mid-1997 as part of its plans to sell recorded music over the Internet.
Five major record companies have granted Tunes.com permission to post samples of their songs on the Web. The record companies include Warner, PolyGram, EMI-Capitol, and MCA. The Berkeley, California-based Tunes.com said it initially will post 200,000 samples by mid-1997 as part of its plans to sell recorded music over the Internet, as reported by Bloomberg.
Visit Intel's Connected PC site or Sony Music's site to download Intel's Streaming Media Viewer applet, and then view music videos at either site or visit MCA/Universal to see film clips. Visitors will need a Pentium processor-based PC running Windows 95 with 8MB of RAM, a sound card, a 28.8 kbps modem, and Netscape Navigator 2.0 or above, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0.