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What crisis? Sony Music buys EMI's back catalogue for $2.2 billion

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While its parent company goes through a dramatic reinvention, Sony Music's scraped together $2.2 billion to lead a consortium that's just bought EMI's music publishing business. While it'll sell off the three Virgin and Famous Music labels to avoid competition concerns, the company will gain access to three million...
What crisis? Sony Music buys EMI's back catalogue for $2.2 billion

Buy a CD from Amazon after 1998? Check Amazon Cloud Player for MP3 tracks

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If you've bought a popular music CD (you know, those plastic discs with music on them?) from Amazon over the last 15 years, you may now be able to download those MP3s for free via your Amazon Cloud Player. Amazon announced its new service called "AutoRip" on Thursday morning,...
Buy a CD from Amazon after 1998? Check Amazon Cloud Player for MP3 tracks

"Why I Pulled Out of The Pirate Bay Trial," An Artist's Perspective

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When major music labels and movie studios go after file-sharing sites they often claim they are doing so to protect artists large and small. However, not all of them want to be saved from the evils of piracy. When the founders of The Pirate Bay were sued in Sweden back...
"Why I Pulled Out of The Pirate Bay Trial," An Artist's Perspective

Beatles' Apple Now Apple's Apple

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Apple and Apple Corps, the Beatles’ holding company and owner of the band’s record label, settled their dispute over the iconic apple logo back in 2007, but they’re only just now putting the finishing touches on it. On Wednesday, Apple was finally granted the trademark to Apple Corps’ Granny Smith...
Beatles' Apple Now Apple's Apple

Is Being Rich And Arrogant Against The Law? The RIAA & MPAA Seem To Think So

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I'm planning to do some more thorough coverage of many of the comments that were submitted to the IP Enforcement Coordinator for next year's "Joint Strategic Plan." I just need to find an open block of time to go through a bunch of them. However, the folks over at TorrentFreak...
Is Being Rich And Arrogant Against The Law? The RIAA & MPAA Seem To Think So
Anonymous DDOS participants tricked into installing Zeus trojan, says Symantec

How record labels are learning to make money from YouTube

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Rather than getting unauthorised versions of videos taken down, labels are monetising them through YouTube's ad partnershipsShortly before Christmas the Gangnam Style official video broke a YouTube record by clocking up a billion views. How much Psy will pocket for these views depends, of course, on what his record deal...
How record labels are learning to make money from YouTube

Why this new record label is giving away all its music for free

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Normally, the launch of a new record label wouldn’t be the kind of thing we’d cover at The Next Web, but DigSin is doing things a bit differently – each of its releases will be available to download completely for free. As label boss Jay Frank explained to us today...
Why this new record label is giving away all its music for free

Vine Hit By DMCA Take-Downs From Prince's Record Label

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Eight seconds of material enough to infringe on Prince's copyright, it seems. According to TheNextWeb.com, Twitter has received notice from NPG Records that eight video clips posted on its Vine social video service violate pop artist Prince's IP. Using the DMCA process, NPG requested the clips be taken down--and...
Vine Hit By DMCA Take-Downs From Prince's Record Label

Top ten albums of 2012 not on Spotify

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Running a digital music startup is a tough racket, especially when even Spotify, the golden child of this space, has major gaps in its catalog. There are a lot of reasons why your favorite band might not on Spotify. Some artists have exclusive licensing deals, like the Beatles do...
Top ten albums of 2012 not on Spotify

Amazon Launches 'AutoRip', Offering Free Digital Versions of Purchased CDs

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Seeking to enhance its profile among music buyers, Amazon today announced the launch of AutoRip, a new service that offers customers who purchase physical CDs through Amazon free digital copies of their purchases through Amazon Cloud Player. The service is also retroactive, meaning that customers who bought any of the...
Amazon Launches 'AutoRip', Offering Free Digital Versions of Purchased CDs

Sorry, Amazon: Court deals blow to resale of 'used' digital music

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A federal judge’s ruling in favor of Capitol Records in a suit against the ReDigi digital music service could have implications for Amazon.com and other companies that have been eying the market for “used” digital goods. Siding with the record label’s copyright claims, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Sullivan found,...
Sorry, Amazon: Court deals blow to resale of 'used' digital music

Universal Music Demands $42,000 From Danish Mayors For Gangnam Style Parody

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Last year, we noted that one of the reasons why Psy's Gangnam Style video and song had become so incredibly popular was Psy's decision not to crack down on copies at all. Instead, he's mostly celebrated the copycats and parodies, talking about how awesome they were. But, of course, once...
Universal Music Demands $42,000 From Danish Mayors For Gangnam Style Parody

Judge denies record label's request to shutter "used" MP3 store

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A one-of-a-kind website enabling the online sale of preowned digital-music files got a major legal boost late Monday when a federal judge refused to shutter it at the request of Capitol Records. ReDigi, which opened in October, says it’s a modern-day, used-record store that provides account holders with a platform to...
Judge denies record label's request to shutter "used" MP3 store

How The Major Labels Screw Artists: Jurisdiction & Venue

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Last year, entertainment lawyer Marty Frascogna made some waves by explaining the various hidden "gotchas" in major label contracts that could set up a situation where a band had sold over a million albums, but was still in debt. A few months later, we had him analyze an actual record...
How The Major Labels Screw Artists: Jurisdiction & Venue
DJs, meet royalties from TheFuture.fm

Not So Hip 2 Da Game: 90s Rapper Sues Upstart Mac Miller For Doing What Rappers Do

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Okay, this one is just crazy. You hopefully already know about Mac Miller. We wrote about him last year, as he was the first truly independent artist to release an album that topped the charts in over a decade. Historically, the charts are absolutely dominated by major label acts, because...
Not So Hip 2 Da Game: 90s Rapper Sues Upstart Mac Miller For Doing What Rappers Do

Apple proposing half Pandora's royalty rate for streaming

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As an initial offer to a record label for a forthcoming streaming service, Apple recently proposed a royalty rate of just 6 cents per 100 songs, sources for the New York Post claim. "Apple wants a rate that is lower than Pandora's," one executive is quoted as saying. Pandora pays...
Apple proposing half Pandora's royalty rate for streaming

Want To Be A 'Signed' Musician? Any And All Records Will Take You

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One of the more frustrating things in the startup world is the view that many have that the "goal" is to raise VC funding, and then everything's "done." The same sort of thing seems to happen in the music industry, whereby many musicians get so focused on being "signed" to...
Want To Be A 'Signed' Musician? Any And All Records Will Take You

Social, high design, and marginalia: Dotdotdot guns for the ultimate reading experience

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No company or person has yet nailed the digital reading experience for longform texts, such as books and magazine articles. The Kindle is a great platform, but it’s built around the Amazon store and it’s social elements can best be described as weak. Instapaper, Readability, and Pocket all provide...
Social, high design, and marginalia: Dotdotdot guns for the ultimate reading experience
Cannon.fm: It’s More Than Just Pandora For Local Bands (Video)

Mind-Blowing Cloud Startup Numecent Wants To Change How You Use Android Apps, Too

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Numecent, a company that has a new kind of cloud computing technology with the power to change the software industry, has been making steady progress since it came out of stealth a little over a year ago. Today, it announced a $13.6 million investment from T-Venture, the VC arm of...
Mind-Blowing Cloud Startup Numecent Wants To Change How You Use Android Apps, Too

Indie Artists Discuss Dealing With File Sharing

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Unfortunately, I can't find who first sent this in, but the site Inieoma recently had an interesting multi-part "discussion" on how independent artists are dealing with the issue of "piracy." Some of the parts are quite interesting. Simon Indelicate has a bit of a bipolar post that does a fantastic...
Indie Artists Discuss Dealing With File Sharing

TastemakerX Opens Its Music Stock Market To Everyone

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TastemakerX, the startup that lets music fans get credit for discovering popular bands before they become cool, is opening to the public today. If this sounds like an app where your annoying music hipster friends can be their annoying music hipster selves, well, that’s kind of the idea — but,...
TastemakerX Opens Its Music Stock Market To Everyone

Drunken Cop Car Serenade Back On YouTube After Copyright Claim

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Even music labels have a sense of humor. Hours after yanking a now-viral YouTube video of a man belting out Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” from a police cruiser, EMI is now letting the video play on. The video features Robert Wilkinson breaking into song on his way to be booked...
Drunken Cop Car Serenade Back On YouTube After Copyright Claim
Rdio for iOS gets easier navigation via fresh design, long press music handling, and collection badges

Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

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Samsung and Spotify have partnered to bring Spotify's streaming service to European owners of Samsung Smart TV 2012 E Series sets. Support for other Samsung Smart TV models, Blu-ray players and home theater systems will come later this year. The deal puts Spotify, which will appear as a downloadable app,...
Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

Exposed: BitTorrent Pirates at the DOJ, Parliaments, Record Labels and More

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Most TorrentFreak readers know that when you use BitTorrent without a VPN, the whole world is able to see what you’re downloading and where from. Dozens of companies collect this incriminating data on alleged BitTorrent pirates, and some even go as far sharing this information in public. This allows us...
Exposed: BitTorrent Pirates at the DOJ, Parliaments, Record Labels and More

Rdio for iOS update brings 'Find People' feature, design improvements to the UI

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Music streamers on Rdio for iOS are used to getting novel features quite often -- but hey, as they say, the more the merrier, right? Keeping up with that tradition, Rdio announced earlier today it's introducing a few new tidbits to the application with version 2.2. Most notably, the...
Rdio for iOS update brings 'Find People' feature, design improvements to the UI

Pandora caps monthly free tunes on mobiles to 40 hours

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Pandora users streaming free tunes all month long may find that today is the day the music died: Pandora is limiting its free monthly service to 40 hours. Don’t worry though, the free tunes start up again the following month or you can choose to pay a small fee for...
Pandora caps monthly free tunes on mobiles to 40 hours
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