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TV hackers thrill MIPCube conference, but call for more open data

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'There is no data from your industry out there that we can actually play around with…'How do hackers hack when they have very little to hack with? That was the challenge facing a group of developers at the MIPCube conference this weekend.The idea: they would spend 36 hours coding innovative...
TV hackers thrill MIPCube conference, but call for more open data

Apple, Warner Music have signed deal for iRadio, sources say

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Over the weekend, Apple signed a new deal with Warner Music Group for recorded music and music publishing rights, say sources for the New York Times. The deal comes on top of one with Universal Music for recorded music. Apple is reportedly scrambling to secure new deals with the major...
Apple, Warner Music have signed deal for iRadio, sources say

YouTube Won't Put Your Video Back Up, Even If It's Fair Use, If It Contains Content From Universal Music

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Patrick McKay, who has been a harsh critic of some of YouTube's failings when it comes to the DMCA process and various takedowns, has highlighted a very serious issue with YouTube that has received little attention. YouTube now admits that, when it comes to some videos that contain content from...
YouTube Won't Put Your Video Back Up, Even If It's Fair Use, If It Contains Content From Universal Music

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
Oops: Spotify started in Germany without key license

Amazons Grabs Top Sony Music Exec

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Michael Paull, who oversaw Sony Music’s digital business, is headed to Amazon. Sources say Paull, who had been at Sony for the last four years, has already left the music label. No word from Amazon about role he’ll have there, and Sony has yet to announce a replacement. Last year...
Amazons Grabs Top Sony Music Exec

Piracy Wars: Grooveshark's Looming Shutdown and Why Pirate Bay May Be Next

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Online music piracy has been an issue for well over a decade, but things have gotten much more interesting in the last few months. The shutdown of Megaupload was more or less the opening shot in the latest phase of the ongoing war over online piracy. Even before Kim Dotcom...
Piracy Wars: Grooveshark's Looming Shutdown and Why Pirate Bay May Be Next

You Only Live Once, So Why Not Demand Payment For The YOLO Acronym You Didn't Invent?

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The singer Drake has, at times, been good about not being an IP absolutist, blasting his own label (Universal Music) for taking down the music he was leaking. However, it appears that he's not above demanding money for ideas he didn't come up with. According to Mashable, Drake has been...
You Only Live Once, So Why Not Demand Payment For The YOLO Acronym You Didn't Invent?

Dancing baby vs. YouTube-Prince case set to go to trial

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A judge rules that a jury will decide on the legal battle between Universal Music and a mother who posted a YouTube video of her children dancing to a Prince song. [Read more]...
Dancing baby vs. YouTube-Prince case set to go to trial

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, GOOG, MSFT, IBM, AAPL)

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Good morning! New York cops are getting Android phones. They don't make calls, but they do look up criminal histories. Twitter is launching a music discovery app this weekend at the Coachella festival. Apple is going to pay a $53 million settlement over iPhone warranty complaints. Here's a profile of Joe...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, GOOG, MSFT, IBM, AAPL)

Apple objects to showing Eminem case files in separate Unive

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Apple is fighting a discovery request in a class action lawsuit brought by musicians like Rick James and Rob Zombie against Universal Music, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Specifically the plaintiffs want access to trial exhibits, expert reports, depositions, and other material from a suit by FBT Productions against UMG subsidiary...
Apple objects to showing Eminem case files in separate Unive
Universal Music UK exec says Spotify doesn't hurt sales, digital revenues nearing parity

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?

'Dancing Baby' YouTube copyright case goes to court

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A case involving a dancing baby, Big Music, and Prince will go before a federal judge in California on Tuesday. The lawsuit is challenging the takedown of a home video from YouTube because Universal Music claims the video infringed copyrights owned by the company. In the video, a toddler...
'Dancing Baby' YouTube copyright case goes to court

Wale: I Just Want To Make Music & Give It To Fans For Free... They'll Support Me

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This is from a few weeks back, but I'm catching up on some older posts. We've been talking lately about how fans will support artists they like, and focusing on connecting with those fans by being open, human and awesome is a better strategy than freaking out about piracy. There...
Wale: I Just Want To Make Music & Give It To Fans For Free... They'll Support Me

Too Little Too Late: Universal Music Finally Realizes That Maybe CDs Were Too Expensive

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David Herron alerts us to the news that it's finally occurred to the brain trust at Universal Music that, perhaps, CD prices were too high. They've introduced a "new pricing structure," which effectively means they've lowered the suggested retail prices on many CDs to between $6 and $10. Amusingly, the...
Too Little Too Late: Universal Music Finally Realizes That Maybe CDs Were Too Expensive

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
Vevo Brings ‘Call Me Maybe’ (And 50,000 Other Music Videos) To The Mobile Web

Universal Music Claims Copyright Over Song That It Didn't License, Just Because One Of Its Artists Rapped To It On A Leaked Track

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Last year, when Universal Music issued a very questionable takedown of a Megaupload commercial -- which involved some Universal Music artists -- UMG suggested that it had extra special rights with YouTube in which it could take down videos that it didn't even have a direct copyright on. Google later...
Universal Music Claims Copyright Over Song That It Didn't License, Just Because One Of Its Artists Rapped To It On A Leaked Track

RIAA Nemesis Launches Media Search Engine

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In 2008, under the umbrella of the local RIAA, Warner Music, Universal Music, EMI and Sony filed a lawsuit against Pablo’s company, MP2P Technologies. The labels argued that they lost a substantial amount of revenue because of the software he created, and are demanding a massive 13 million euros ($17.5m)...
RIAA Nemesis Launches Media Search Engine
Grooveshark wins DMCA argument in dispute with Universal Music

Def Leppard covers own songs to get digital revenues

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After a long-running dispute with Universal Music, the English rock band takes advantage of a law that protects cover versions, by covering its own songs. [Read more]...
Def Leppard covers own songs to get digital revenues

Hollywood Studios Want Google to Censor Dotcom's Mega

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Every week copyright holders send millions of DMCA takedown notices to Google, hoping to make pirated movies and music harder to find. Unfortunately not all of these requests are correct. Because of the high number of often automated notices and the fact that copyright holders don’t check the validity of...
Hollywood Studios Want Google to Censor Dotcom's Mega

YouTube announces improved detection for Content ID and an appeals process for its copyright claims

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After launching Content ID nearly five years ago, Youtube has today announced a number of updates to the program, including improved content detection, a new appeals process and improvements in handling unintentional claims. YouTube originally developed Content ID to protect content creators from copyright infringement (and to protect itself from lawsuits), but as many...
YouTube announces improved detection for Content ID and an appeals process for its copyright claims

Apple strikes iRadio deal with Universal Music

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Apple still needs the other major labels, but this brings it a step closer to launching its Internet radio service. [Read more]...
Apple strikes iRadio deal with Universal Music

Digitizing Music History: John Peel's 65,000 Vinyl Records to Be Put Online

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When it comes to the history of modern popular music, the importance of the late radio DJ John Peel can hardly be overstated. During his nearly 40-year tenure at the BBC, Peel welcomed hundreds of artists in the studio to record Peel Sessions, from legendary classic rock acts and Grammy...
Digitizing Music History: John Peel's 65,000 Vinyl Records to Be Put Online

Court Says Trial Needed To Determine If Universal Music Violated DMCA With Dancing Baby Takedown

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We've covered the Stephanie Lenz / dancing baby / fair use case for years -- but now it looks like there's finally going to be a trial to consider if Universal Music can be punished for sending a DMCA takedown notice on a video of Lenz's infant son dancing to...
Court Says Trial Needed To Determine If Universal Music Violated DMCA With Dancing Baby Takedown

One Direction? There's an augmented reality picture book app for them...

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Sony Music and Zappar's partnership is the latest attempt by the music industry to harness AR technologyOne Direction, the Rolling Stones, Kylie Minogue and Kiss. Now that's a supergroup in the making, especially with a boy-band to bring the average age down below free-bus-pass territory.What do these music artists have...
One Direction? There's an augmented reality picture book app for them...
The New VEVO: Music Video Giant Adds Personalization, Facebook Playlists & Continuous Play
Google Music gets a 5.5 million song boost in 35 countries with European license deal
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