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Labels seek summary judgement in Grooveshark copyright lawsuit

The gloves are well and truly off in the long-bubbling copyright infringement case brought against Grooveshark by major labels
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Can streaming music be sustainable for artists?

The most curious aspect of the ‘Streaming: A Sustainable Platform for Artists?’ debate at Midem was how many of the questions swerved wide of that topic.
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Download director talks music and piracy

Alex Winter – the director of Download, the new documentary about the original Napster – talks about his film, the impact of Napster, its legacy.
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Now Rhapsody has Echo Nest-powered personal radio

The Echo Nest has another high-profile customer for its music discovery and personalisation technology: Rhapsody.
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Music Ally Report 330 – Ad It Up

Our cover feature looks at how audio ads on music services are getting a lot leaner and a lot smarter as the sector grows but will have to keep upping their game as competition from other outlets for digital ad revenue sharply...
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Telefonica strikes global distribution deal with Napster

Big news for Rhapsody and its international subsidiary Napster yesterday, as it struck a global deal with telco Telefonica, including the latter company taking an equity stake in Rhapsody. Telefonica is hoping its local...
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Napster bags a carrier deal in France with SFR

Deezer and Orange's longstanding partnership has made France one of the most-watched countries in terms of the potential for telco bundling of digital music
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Music Ally Podcast #28 – Napster, YouTube, iRadio and more

The Music Ally podcast is back after a week off because, like a digital Lazarus (or a digital ET), Stu Dredge is "back from the dead" (trans: he gnawed one too many frozen chicken drumsticks at a BBQ) to join Eamonn Forde...
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Rhapsody’s Napster expands across Europe and plots ‘laddered’ pricing strategy

Nine years since it launched as a legal digital music service in the UK and Germany, Napster has gone live in 14 more European countries. It is also planning to introduce ‘laddered’ pricing to better attract broader...
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Napster.fm promises ‘Napster reimagined for the modern Web’

Napster reborn? That happened a long time ago, and the service is still going under Rhapsody's wing in Europe. Yet Napster.fm is something different: a web service launched by developer Ryan Lester which promises "Napster...
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Sean Parker on Napster: ‘Getting artists paid was all we talked about’

This may be the cornflake-spluttering part of today's Music Ally Bulletin for some veteran music industry executives.
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Rhapsody iPad app finally available in the US

Music subscription service Rhapsody has been working on an iPad app for some time now, in response to demand from a growing proportion of its users. Now the Rhapsody iPad app is finally live on Apple’s App Store “just...