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One issue holding up Apple iRadio: The economics of skipping songs

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Apple wants to roll out its streaming music service this summer, but it's still hammering out details with Sony Music over some very specific terms. [Read more]...
One issue holding up Apple iRadio: The economics of skipping songs

Shameful: Sony raised prices on Whitney Houston’s digital music 30 minutes after her death

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As much criticism as record labels receive for how they treat artists, Sony Music might take the cake. The company pulled the ultimate in shameful activities this weekend by raising the price on Whitney Houston’s Ultimate Collection album on iTunes and Amazon within 30 minutes of her death on...
Shameful: Sony raised prices on Whitney Houston’s digital music 30 minutes after her death

Dear Permission Culture: This Is Why No One Wants To Ask For Your OK

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"Just ask for permission." When it comes to dealing with the "permission culture" that goes hand-in-hand with copyright these days, there's really no way to win. Certain rights holders claim they just want to be asked, but the actual process involved makes it seem like you'd save a ton of...
Dear Permission Culture: This Is Why No One Wants To Ask For Your OK

Ubisoft DRM Fiasco: Allows Any Website To Take Control Of Your Computer

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It's been nearly seven years since the great Sony rootkit fiasco, when it was discovered that Sony Music was using some DRM on its CDs that self-installed a rootkit (without letting users know) that had all sorts of security problems and vulnerabilities. The company took a massive hit for this,...
Ubisoft DRM Fiasco: Allows Any Website To Take Control Of Your Computer

Seth Godin on The Icarus Deception, risk-taking and why it's better to be sorry than safe [Video]

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As the founder of  one of the earliest online marketing companies, creator of Squidoo, and author of multiple best-selling books, American entrepreneur Seth Godin needs little introduction. Godin launched Yoyodyne way back in 1995, a company which used contests, online games, and scavenger hunts to help market companies, with the...
Seth Godin on The Icarus Deception, risk-taking and why it's better to be sorry than safe [Video]

iRadio Announcement at WWDC Looking Likely After Sony Signs On

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AllThingsD briefly reports that Sony Music has agreed to a deal to bring its content to Apple's rumored streaming radio service, informally dubbed "iRadio". The development comes following word that Apple was pushing hard to complete deals in time for an announcement at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote next...
iRadio Announcement at WWDC Looking Likely After Sony Signs On
Sony Music Unlimited adds Vita support and offline playback for Android phones

Sony Music jacks price of Whitney Houston music immediately following her death

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Cover of Ultimate Collection The Guardian reports that Sony Music, upon hearing of the death of its recording artist Whitney Houston, lifted the price of her album, hoping to reap some extra money. The music giant is understood to have lifted the wholesale price of Houston’s greatest hits album, The...
Sony Music jacks price of Whitney Houston music immediately following her death

Sony Music Boss: Censored YouTube Videos Cost Us Millions

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For years the music industry has blamed Internet piracy for all their troubles. Slowly, however, the record labels are starting to realize that the Internet is the future and it will ultimately do more good than harm. One of the people who embraces this positive view is Edgar Berger, Sony...
Sony Music Boss: Censored YouTube Videos Cost Us Millions

Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

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Following a 2009 agreement between the labels of the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) and Eircom, customers of the Irish ISP would find themselves warned should their file-sharing activities be tracked by rightsholders. The so-called “graduated response” process would complete after a customer had received three warnings – at this...
Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing
PS Vita getting Hulu Plus and Crackle video-streaming apps 'soon'

Apps & updates: Pixelmator 2.1 sneak peek, Adobe Reader, Sony Music Unlimited, more

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Pixelmator 2.1:Today we get a quick look some new features coming to Pixelmator 2.1 in a new video focusing on the Vintage Effect (via TheLoop). The upcoming app will also include Retina support and a ton of new features, some of which the developer has highlighted on its blog....
Apps & updates: Pixelmator 2.1 sneak peek, Adobe Reader, Sony Music Unlimited, more

Apple Close to Striking Deal with Record Labels for iRadio

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Apple is close to signing a deal with both Warner Music and Universal Music Group for its rumored streaming music service, reports CNET. Content negotiations between Apple and record companies were said to have stagnated because the Cupertino-based company was offering low royalty rates, but CNET's sources say that Apple's...
Apple Close to Striking Deal with Record Labels for iRadio

First Kiwi File-Sharer Guilty, But Lack of Evidence Kills Large Fines

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The so-called ‘Skynet’ anti-piracy law in New Zealand has been operational for some time, but it took until yesterday for the legislation to claim its first victim. The case involves a female customer of local ISP Telecom and perhaps dates back well over a year. Background The unnamed individual was...
First Kiwi File-Sharer Guilty, But Lack of Evidence Kills Large Fines

Japanese music pirates face jail, big fines

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People who download content from the internet without authorisation could face two years in prison or a fine of up to two million yen ($25,700), under new sentencing implemented in Japan from Monday. The new regulations were passed in June, when the offence became a criminal rather than civil one,...
Japanese music pirates face jail, big fines

Universal Music Album Recalled... For Infringing Content?

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Probably the most aggressive major record label, when it comes to supporting ridiculously overaggressive attacks on infringement and things like taking down websites, would be Universal Music -- the company whose ex-CEO once gleefully declared to the world that he was too clueless to hire someone who understands technology (he...
Universal Music Album Recalled... For Infringing Content?

The mystery of the 'stripped' YouTube views

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Reports that Universal and Sony Music were stripped of billions of view counts turn out to be exaggerated by over 1.9bnAh, the beauty about Christmas is that stories - already rebutted - can get a second life after the holiday season. And the beauty about writing about the music business...
The mystery of the 'stripped' YouTube views
Google's big I/O reveal may be a streaming music service

Sony Music Exec: The Internet Is Full Of Opportunities & Not A Problem; Intransigent Collection Societies, However...

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We've detailed a few times the ridiculous standoff in Germany, where the incredibly aggressive music collection society GEMA is involved in a big lawsuit against YouTube for posting videos with music in them. YouTube has done licensing deals with collection societies around the globe, but GEMA refuses to even sit...
Sony Music Exec: The Internet Is Full Of Opportunities & Not A Problem; Intransigent Collection Societies, However...
Vevo Brings ‘Call Me Maybe’ (And 50,000 Other Music Videos) To The Mobile Web

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

Music Streaming Service MOG Raises $9.5 Million

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MOG, an on-demand music streaming service with backing from both Universal Music Group and Sony Music, has raised $9.5 million in a new round of funding.MOG, which has already raised over $10 million in angel and Series A rounds, launched in December with the goal of muscling into the...
Music Streaming Service MOG Raises $9.5 Million

Zendesk Hacker Accesses Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest Data

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Another day, another hack. The email addresses of Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users were accessed this week after a hacker got unauthorized access to Zendesk, which helps companies manage their customer service requests. No passwords were involved in the attack, said the companies, who are alerting their users tonight. Zendesk...
Zendesk Hacker Accesses Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest Data

iRadio coming soon? Apple closes licensing deal with Sony Music

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Apple has reached a deal with major music label Sony for its long-rumored streaming music service nicknamed iRadio, according to an AllThingsD report today. Sony is said to be the last of the three major record labels Apple needed...
iRadio coming soon? Apple closes licensing deal with Sony Music

Sony Music Unlimited service launches in Japan

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Sony Entertainment Network has launched its Music Unlimited service in Japan. Users will be able to access over 10 million songs from the catalogs of Sony Music, EMI, Universal, Warner Music, and other independent labels through the all-you-can-eat music streaming service.......
Sony Music Unlimited service launches in Japan

Investment Bank MESA Raises $10M Fund For Early-Stage Deals

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MESA, a boutique investment bank headquartered in New York City, just announced that it has raised $10 million for an early-stage investment fund that it’s calling MESA+. Jacob Brody, formerly MESA’s head of community and business development and now one of the fund’s three partners, told me that MESA+ plans...
Investment Bank MESA Raises $10M Fund For Early-Stage Deals

Apple And Sony Reach Agreement, Giving iRadio Full Record Label Support, Report Claims

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Apple’s rumored iRadio support has just scored a major win, signing up remaining holdout Sony Music according to a new report from AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka. This follows reports earlier this week that talks had successfully resulted in arrangements with Warner Bros. and Universal, which should mean Apple is in a...
Apple And Sony Reach Agreement, Giving iRadio Full Record Label Support, Report Claims

Spotify Launched in Germany Without Key Licensing Deal

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Spotify, the popular streaming music service, launched in Germany today. The company had been planning this launch for a while and had already been operating a German-language version in Austria since last year. Quite a few pundits assumed that the delay was due to rights negotiations with the German royalty collection...
Spotify Launched in Germany Without Key Licensing Deal
The New VEVO: Music Video Giant Adds Personalization, Facebook Playlists & Continuous Play

Sony Music caught inflating price for Whitney Houston album

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Sony Music briefly inflated the price of a Whitney Houston album -- The Ultimate Collection -- only hours after the singer's death on Saturday, a Guardian report notes. The company is said to have initially raised the album's wholesale price at about 4AM on Sunday, causing its price to automatically...
Sony Music caught inflating price for Whitney Houston album
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