Nobody wanted the anti-piracy SOPA and PROTECT IP bills to pass more than the Recording Industry Association of America. Well, beside the MPAA. The music organization's CEO Cary Sherman on Thursday blamed a purposeful misinformation campaign for lawmakers' failure to pass both.
Google’s anticipated plan to make a serious run at Apple's music superiority is being embraced by some record labels that have been anxious to see iTunes face a legitimate competitor.
More than 130 CEOs, start-up founders and tech business executives, including Friendster alum Jonathan Abrams and MovieFone's Matthew Blumberg, have come together with a common goal: prevent PROTECT IP from being passed into law. In a letter addressed to Congress, the group broached potential security concerns, DNS issues and the proposal's overall vagueness as key criticisms, reminding members to consider that their votes may also impact small businesses and stymie job creation.
Deciding a finished (or nearly finished) record won't see the light of day can be a willing if painful act. An artist may not be satisfied with the end result of their musical labors, or feels releasing the work will damage more than aid their career. Other times, a record company may decide an album just doesn't meet its criteria -- the artist went a little crazy experimenting with obscure foreign instruments or brought on Swiss yodelers for every track, or both. Whatever the case, eating the cost of production alone turns out a better option than shouldering the financial burden of a failed commercial release. While it's rare for an album not to see some type of official release, it does happen - even to the biggest artists. Music legend David Bowie learned this the hard way recently.
After less than one week in court, Apple and Eminem have successfully settled out of court.
A US Court is set to make what could be a landmark decision in relation to the reselling of digital music.
Anonymous' far-reaching "Operation Payback" has previously wreaked havoc on HBGary,the MPAA and even KISS frontman Gene Simmons. The retaliatory strike against anyone and everyone who speaks out against piracy would continue until the group "stopped being angry," it declared. With U.S. legislators now debating the "Protect IP" bill, that day won't dawn any time soon.
The Recording Industry Association of America alienated thousands of people by launching individual an attack against John Doe file sharing lawsuits against accused file sharers. The group's campaign was lost upon many PC users, and the effort was criticized, but the RIAA soldiered on with the lawsuits.
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When Michael Robertson talks digital music, it's hard not to take off the headphones and pay attention. The MP3Tunes CEO and ex-MP3.com boss wrote an eye-opening editorial for Gigaom this week, calling out record companies for hard-nosed tactics that make business difficult for online music services such as Spotify and Rdio.
Not a week after a cease-and-desist letter from anti-piracy group FACT shut it down, and usenet index site NZBsRus is more or less back online. The group migrated to a new server over the weekend, retaining all its data and original URL. Access is available but limited, and its user forums are still offline.
Global discussion on how - or if - Internet Service Providers should police the web has reached a fever pitch over the past few weeks. Reports out of Ireland illustrated some pitfalls with the concept, while a UK hearing in June saw copyright defenders seeking an injunction against British ISP which would require the company to cut-off access to usenet index site Newzbin. In the U.S., a deal struck this week between several companies including AT&T, Comcast and Cablevision could see those accused of illegally downloading copyrighted content hit with email alerts and internet speed reductions. The MPAA and RIAA - key backers of the new anti-piracy offensive - shared their thoughts on the so-called "Copyright Alert System."
BTS is one of the most famous boy bands in the music industry. Originally a hip-hop group that later evolved into varied music genres; the seven-member band has broken numerous music records and even some Guinness World Records.The bands...
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Radiohead has embraced P2P once again, this time offering the "For Haiti" DVD boxset to music fans with a very interesting catch. The performance can be downloaded online (with monetary donations accepted) -- and money doesn’t directly go to Radiohead -- as a charity group collects proceeds.
Amazon has become the first major online retailer to offer cloud-based media storage and streaming to unlimited web or Android devices with a free basic plan. But, while this service offers a great deal of convenience to those who want to access their personal music library on the go, there is a certain amount of privacy that we’re going to have to give up in order to use it.

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