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Apple could buy 60 Pandoras

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So why would it bother to roll its own Internet radio service? FORTUNE -- Once Apple (AAPL) approached the music publishers about licensing their content for an Internet radio service like Pandora's (P) -- one that would stream music customized to iTunes users' taste -- it didn't take long for...
Apple could buy 60 Pandoras

Rdio inks deal to license UK music, but doesn't offer up a visit date

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One of those other music subscription services has inched towards British shores, announcing a licensing deal with PRS for Music, a not-for-profit organization representing around 85,000 songwriters and music publishers. The San Francisco-made music service has already launched across Europe, the US and Brazil, but still remains out of...
Rdio inks deal to license UK music, but doesn't offer up a visit date

Amazon's "AutoRip" Service Goes Live, Giving Customers Free MP3s For CDs Purchased On Amazon As Far Back As 1998 (Hands On)

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Amazon is today introducing a new service called Amazon AutoRip, which automatically gives customers free MP3 versions of any CDs they’ve purchased from Amazon since the launch of its Music Store back in 1998. Customers will also have access to a growing number of new releases. The digital music is being placed...
Amazon's "AutoRip" Service Goes Live, Giving Customers Free MP3s For CDs Purchased On Amazon As Far Back As 1998 (Hands On)

Apple Pushing to Complete Record Deals for Streaming Music Service Launch at WWDC

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The New York Times reports that Apple is still hoping to launch its much-rumored streaming music service at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week, pressing to complete deals with record labels that would allow the company to announce the service.Apple's service, a Pandora-like feature that would tailor streams of...
Apple Pushing to Complete Record Deals for Streaming Music Service Launch at WWDC

Music Industry Creates New Royalty Rates... But Did They Do So For Systems That Don't Require Royalties?

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There's been some buzz in music circles about the news that the RIAA, the NMPA (music publishers) and the DMA (digital music companies) have reached an "historic" agreement on mechanical royalty rates, potentially avoiding what often is a contentious rate setting process at the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB). The CRB...
Music Industry Creates New Royalty Rates... But Did They Do So For Systems That Don't Require Royalties?

After five years, social music player TuneWiki announces plans to shut down on June 28

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Social music player TuneWiki has announced it will be shutting down on June 28, 2013. The five-year-old company wouldn’t disclose a reason for its decision, but it did thank its loyal fans for their support. All of TuneWiki’s apps will no longer be available later this month, including those for...
After five years, social music player TuneWiki announces plans to shut down on June 28

With Updated Cloud Player, Amazon Matches iTunes Scan and Match

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A year and a half after its initial launch, Amazon has obtained licenses from the four major music labels that pave the way for a “scan and match” feature that rivals Apple’s iTunes Match service. Agreements have been made with EMI Music, Universal, Sony and Warner, and with more than...
With Updated Cloud Player, Amazon Matches iTunes Scan and Match

LyricFind gets the global rights for song lyrics from all four major publishers

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Song lyrics are among the most searched for content on the Web, but as with audio files, the publication of lyrics online is protected by copyright. LyricFind is one company that manages the licensing of lyrics for use online, and it has announced that it has now signed up the...
LyricFind gets the global rights for song lyrics from all four major publishers

YouTube's Three-Plus Year Copyright Battle With German Music Rights Agency Rumbles On, As GEMA Breaks Off Negotiations

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A copyright dispute that has blocked German YouTube users’ access to certain music videos continues to rumble on with little sign of a resolution – despite going on for more than three years already. Today GEMA, the German music royalties collection agency at the centre of the dispute, announced it has broken off...
YouTube's Three-Plus Year Copyright Battle With German Music Rights Agency Rumbles On, As GEMA Breaks Off Negotiations

Apple Inks a Key Deal with Warner Music Group

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Apple is inching closer to a new streaming music service for iTunes, according to people familiar with the matter. Earlier today, Apple inked a licensing deal with Warner Music Group for the rights to its recorded music and music publishing, agreeing to terms on the publishing side that other major...
Apple Inks a Key Deal with Warner Music Group

Lyrics site LiveUniverse slammed with $6.6 million copyright judgment

arstechnica.com
Several years after music publishers began pursuing websites that published lyrics on the Web without permission, they may have their biggest payoff yet. A recent court judgment [PDF] against LiveUniverse makes it crystal clear: hosting an unauthorized lyrics site can get you in serious legal trouble. LiveUniverse.com and its owner...
Lyrics site LiveUniverse slammed with $6.6 million copyright judgment

Apple announces iTunes 11: new UI, cloud integration, artist pages

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Apple officially unveiled the next version of iTunes at its event in San Francisco Wednesday. iTunes 11 will feature a completely revamped UI that closely mimics the look of the also-updated App Store in iOS. iTunes 11 will also feature a tighter integration of Apple’s cloud music locker, which is...
Apple announces iTunes 11: new UI, cloud integration, artist pages

Publishers gain ground on music-video pay day

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Music videos are making a comeback with help from Vevo and YouTube. Indie music publishers want their fair share. [Read more]...
Publishers gain ground on music-video pay day

Apple Secures Warner Music Streaming Rights

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Apple is inching closer to a new streaming music service for iTunes, according to people familiar with the matter. On Sunday Apple inked a licensing deal with Warner Music Group for the rights to its recorded music and music publishing, agreeing to terms on the publishing side that other major...
Apple Secures Warner Music Streaming Rights

Google inks Euro licensing deal, gets 5.5 million songs

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Google has reportedly reached an agreement with representatives of European music publishers, artists, and composers, giving the search giant access to 5.5 million works across 35 countries for an array of popular artists. Google reached the licensing agreement with Armonia, an alliance bringing together French, Italian, and Spanish licensing groups....
Google inks Euro licensing deal, gets 5.5 million songs

HMV predicts return to profit

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Embattled entertainment retailer blames dearth of blockbusters in run-up to Christmas for £16m loss last year – but collapse of rival Game boosts performanceHMV, the embattled high street entertainment chain, says it will return to profit this year as it takes advantage of the collapse of rival Game.In a trading...
HMV predicts return to profit

Kiss Remixer: This app lets you download and remix songs from the UK's Kiss radio station

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Soniqplay has launched a new app in cahoots with Bauer Media-owned UK radio station Kiss, and the user-purchased downloads will count towards the official UK music charts. Available for iOS and BlackBerry, the new app is designed to engage music fans while simultaneously helping artists and labels monetise their digital...
Kiss Remixer: This app lets you download and remix songs from the UK's Kiss radio station

Amazon Updates Cloud Player: Scan & Match Imports, 256 Kbps Audio Upgrades, Premium Accounts

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Amazon just updated its Cloud Player music storage service with a number of interesting new features, including an iTunes Match-like scan and match technology that allows Amazon to just scan a user’s music library and add matching songs to that user’s library without having to upload those songs one by...
Amazon Updates Cloud Player: Scan & Match Imports, 256 Kbps Audio Upgrades, Premium Accounts

Rdio signs deal with UK music rights-holders, as it cranks up its European expansion

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Digital music subscription service just Rdio just took one small step closer towards launching in the UK, after PRS for Music, the organisation that represents the rights of 85,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK, announced a licensing agreement with the music streaming service. Launched in 2010 in...
Rdio signs deal with UK music rights-holders, as it cranks up its European expansion

Apple Caves on Streaming Music Royalty Rates, First Deal to be Signed Next Week

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The Verge is reporting that Apple is set to strike a licensing deal with Universal Music Group, the largest music label, by next week for its rumored Internet radio service. A deal with Warner Music would follow soon after that, according to The Verge. Last week, it was reported that...
Apple Caves on Streaming Music Royalty Rates, First Deal to be Signed Next Week
Apple hopes to reinvent iAd platform for free, ad-supported iRadio, says Bloomberg
Agreement between Apple and Universal Music on iRadio is 'imminent'

Music Industry, Online Services Strike Deal

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Record labels, music publishers and digital music services said Wednesday they had reached an agreement on proposed royalty rates for a range of online services, potentially making it easier to offer music in new ways via the Internet....
Music Industry, Online Services Strike Deal

In Japan, iTunes gains ringtones, 3G purchasing, iTunes Plus, Complete My Album, iTunes in the Cloud

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Following up on yesterday’s story by the usually accurate Japanese blog Macotakara that Apple’s Japan arm rolled out iTunes in the Cloud for music, Japanese music journal AV Watch reported this morning that the California-based iPod maker has its sights set high on the 130 million people market. According to the...
In Japan, iTunes gains ringtones, 3G purchasing, iTunes Plus, Complete My Album, iTunes in the Cloud

Report: Apple's Pandora-Killer Hits Licensing Trouble With Sony/ATV

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One rumor that was nearly forgotten amid the iPhone 5′s launch and iOS 6 media circus was that Apple was reportedly looking to release a Pandora-killer soon. The streaming music service would be a natural next step in the progression Apple’s taken with digital music, but it looks like licensing...
Report: Apple's Pandora-Killer Hits Licensing Trouble With Sony/ATV
YouTube signs music licensing deal with BMG and eight other publishers

iTunes and Spotify boost UK songwriters' income

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Rise in royalty payments from digital services and international success help offset plunge in revenue from CD salesBritish tunesmiths cashed in on a surge in the use of digital services such as iTunes and Spotify in 2011, and the huge international popularity of artists such as Adele, as royalty payments...
iTunes and Spotify boost UK songwriters' income
Grooveshark unveils its streaming radio service 'Broadcast'

Audiodraft Marketplace: Find music for your media project or startup that no-one else will have

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A good piece of music can be a powerful thing when you’re putting together projects like promotional videos or podcasts. The problem is that free music is often poor quality, while easy-to-license, high quality music often ends up getting used by lots of different people around the world, leaving your...
Audiodraft Marketplace: Find music for your media project or startup that no-one else will have

German court: YouTube must prevent upload of copyrighted content

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On Friday, the Hamburg State Court ruled that Google, YouTube’s corporate parent, will need to prevent users from posting copyrighted material without express consent. The suit was filed two years ago by GEMA, the German royalty agency, and other music rights groups, who alleged that the video-sharing site had...
German court: YouTube must prevent upload of copyrighted content
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