Redigi raises $535k for its secondhand MP3s store
US startup Redigi has raised $535,000 in a funding round, according to documents filed with the SEC. It's part of a planned $1.5 million funding round, although no further details are given in the filing of who's made the...
April 19, 2011
Apple asks judge to toss out iTunes antitrust lawsuit
We reported earlier this month on plans for Apple CEO Steve Jobs to submit to questioning in a consumer antitrust lawsuit focusing on Apple's decision to shut rival companies' music files out of iPods back in 2004. Now the...
April 19, 2011
US vice president Biden renews attack on online piracy
US vice president Joe Biden has returned to the theme of online piracy in an interview with Hollywood trade mag Variety. "Look, piracy is outright theft. People are out there blatantly stealing from Americans -- stealing...
April 18, 2011
Merlin settles with XM over Pioneer Inno row
Indie music agency Merlin has settled its dispute with US firm XM Satellite Radio over the Pioneer Inno device, which let listeners record and play back songs from the satellite radio broadcasts. Major labels settled with...
April 11, 2011
US government set to propose new digital copyright legislation
The US' intellectual property enforcement coordinator Victoria Espinel has published a report promising new proposals to battle online piracy and IP infringement, which will be sent to the US Congress "in the very near future".
February 9, 2011
More Spotify US negotiations rumours? You got ’em…
If Spotify gets carpeted for the recent outspoken on-record comments of its biz dev boss, it'll be ironic, because by our reckoning there have been at least 56 different rightsholder Deep Throats chattering away to journalists...
February 2, 2011
UMG donates master recordings to Library of Congress
Universal Music Group has announced that it is donating more than 200,000 master recordings to the US Library of Congress...
January 11, 2011
US music downloads antitrust lawsuit to go ahead
The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from several major labels against a ruling reinstating an antitrust lawsuit focused on digital music pricing.
January 11, 2011
Verizon Wireless set to announce iPhone deal
Ever since the first iPhone came out, it has only been available on one operator in the US: AT&T. However, longstanding rumours of a new deal with Verizon Wireless look set to be finally confirmed tomorrow, at an event...
January 10, 2011
SoundExchange publishes its 2009 financial results
US royalties body SoundExchange has published its financial results for 2009, which have been much anticipated by supporters and critics alike. They reveal incoming royalties of $204.2 million for the year (up 20% on 2008),...
December 22, 2010
US mobile operator Cricket launching unlimited downloads service
Nokia's Comes With Music never made it to the US, but now one of the local mobile operators is launching its own version. The operator is Cricket, and the service is called Muve Music. It will offer unlimited DRM'd...
December 20, 2010
Streaming set to overtake downloading in the US too
Yesterday, we wrote about a study in France claiming that streaming music is now more popular there than downloading it. Figures from NPD Group now support the suggestion that this will soon be true in the US too. NPD claims...
November 12, 2010