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Universal signs total deal for Elton’s copyrights

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Share this post Over 250 copyrights are covered by the deal signed today by Universal Music Publishing Group for Elton John’s back catalogue. The worldwide agreements administer the post-1974 publishing interests of Elton John and his collaborator, Bernie Taupin. As … Continue reading

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RIAA email spells trouble for amateur online stations

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Share this post Streaming radio service Live365 is being scrutinised by the Recording Artist Association of America (RIAA) which is interested in user-generated stations that do not properly comply with various DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) statutes. The RIAA says … Continue reading

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Podcasting starts to lure advertisers

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Share this post Is Podcasting turning into a viable media business? Maybe. Podshow this week add 30s shows to its network and plans a major marketing push to lure more podcasters into its fold, broadening the network of shows it … Continue reading

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Xbox 360 is iPod compatible

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Share this post Microsoft’s XBox site has published a document that shows how to turn the XBox 360 gaming device into an iPod accessory: “We’re happy to report that the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system works with MP3 … Continue reading

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Chinese music firm files 50 piracy lawsuits

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Share this post It’s interesting that a Chinese company – a part of thew world normally notorious for copyright violation – is suing other chinese firms for just that. The Chinese-based music and video company, Guangdong Meika Music and Video, … Continue reading

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“Owning music is so last century”

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Share this post The San Francisco Chronicle (R.I.P. CDs) argues that there’s no reason to buy another compact disc ever again now that we have iPods, satellite and digital radio and the Net. MP3 blogs like The Hype Machine and … Continue reading

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Apple sued over iPod patent

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Share this post [MacUser]: Apple is facing legal action of the alleged breach of two patents in its iPod, iTunes and Mac products. Illinois-based Premier claims that the Apple products violate patents which describe a system for creating lists of … Continue reading

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iTunes “only” on 54 per cent

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Share this post According to The Register an Xtn Data study suggests that iTunes, at 54%, has the biggest digital music market share in the UK, while Napster has 10%, Wippit 8%, MyCokeMusic 6%, MSN 5%, Virgin Digital 3%, Tesco … Continue reading

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DRM CDs are turning music away say retailers

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Share this post Really? You don#039t say. Copy-protected CDs are turning music fans off record buying say retailers in the US. Thus retailers themselves are starting to consider throwing out DRM#039d CDs. Great news for fans – bad news for … Continue reading

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Fresh crackdown on illegal music filesharers – here we go again

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Share this post Guess what? 50 individuals and companies who illegally uploaded music tracks from the web will be hit with legal action. For more news see: Fresh crackdown on illegal music filesharers – Ireland Online: addict3d.orgFresh crackdown on illegal … Continue reading

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