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Soundticker is blending Spotify playlists with news reports

Spotify has been getting a bit more radio-like in various ways for some time now: from its programmed playlists to the audio shows like AM/PM and Secret Genius that it launched earlier this year. Now German startup Soundticker...
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Michael Robertson’s latest new venture is OnRad.io

We last heard from MP3Tunes founder Michael Robertson in April when he launched 6 Seconds, a Pandora-style free music service for iOS and Android. Now he’s got another new service in similar territory, called OnRad.io....
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New MP3Tunes ruling reduces punitive damages for Michael Robertson

Did you think we’d seen the last of the long-running legal battle between MP3Tunes and labels? Pfft. As is the way of these things, the verdict – which went against the cloud-locker service and its founder Michael...
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EMI tries to knock back MP3tunes appeal

After a prolonged legal battle, EMI emerged victorious in its case against locker service MP3tunes in March but now Michael Robertson, the site’s founder, has moved to have the ruling overturned, reconsidered or the damages...
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Michael Robertson slapped with $41m damages bill in MP3Tunes case

Michael Robertson slapped with $41m damages bill in MP3Tunes case
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MP3tunes and Michael Robertson found liable for copyright infringement

It's quite the week for big copyright infringement cases reaching their conclusions. YouTube and Viacom settled the latter's $1bn lawsuit out of court earlier this week, but MP3tunes versus Capitol Records has gone the distance...
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Michael Robertson takes on TuneIn with new Uberstations service

Digital entrepreneur Michael Robertson's MP3.com and MP3tunes music services were disruptive in their time.
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Michael Robertson launches UberTalk streaming radio player

MP3Tunes' Michael Robertson launches UberTalk, which he describes as "a new service to help people discover and play the amazing world of radio programs".
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MP3tunes files for bankruptcy protection: what now for EMI case?

The ruling in EMI's lawsuit against music locker service MP3tunes has promised to be a pivotal moment for the music industry, yet now there's a dramatic twist in the tale
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Viacom’s YouTube lawsuit back on after summary judgement reversed

Viacom's $1bn copyright infringement lawsuit against the pre-Google YouTube was thrown out in 2010 when a US judge ruled that the video site had been protected by the DMCA's safe harbor provisions
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MP3tunes’ Michael Robertson seeks ‘screwed forever’ EMI artists

The legal case between EMI and MP3tunes rumbles on, with MP3tunes CEO Michael Robertson opening a new front in his battle with the label.
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Michael Robertson hits out at label licensing demands

MP3tunes boss Michael Robertson is flinging cats into crowds of pigeons again, with a column for GigaOm in which he outlines why streaming music services face such a struggle to become profitable.