RealNetworks to run divisions as standalone units in possible prelude to bigger moves

RealNetworks plans to start running three of its divisions as standalone business units, saying it wants to make them more accountable for their own financial and operational performance. The company’s RealPlayer, Software as a Service and Games units will become more autonomous as a result of the changes. RealNetworks declined to comment beyond a regulatory… Read More

Citizens will be the first act to release a full-length album on Mars Hill's new label.

Mars Hill Church, now with its own music label

Rock, rap and Jesus? Seattle-based ministry Mars Hill is launching a record label to serve and attract its growing membership. The fledgling record label is called Mars Hill Music and run by Deacon Jonathan Dunn. Dunn is a founding member of the heavy metal band Demon Hunter and directed A&R at Tooth & Nail/Solid State… Read More


RealNetworks plans new digital photo and video utilities, too

Turns out RealNetworks isn’t just getting into the business of cleaning up iTunes music libraries. The digital media pioneer, trying to turn around its broader business, also plans new photo and video tools as part of its effort to reinvent itself for the age of cloud computing. The new $39 “Rinse” music cleanup program from… Read More