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Nielsen outlines US music growth, as UMG reveals decline

The Nielsen Company has injected a positive note into the industry debate around recorded music sales, by claiming that overall sales are UP 1.6% in the US so far in 2011. While physical sales are down...
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US Copyright Group to sue 23,000+ filesharers for The Expendables piracy

Music rightsholders in the US have long sworn off suing individual filesharers, with their emphasis shifting to takedowns of infringing content and sites that facilitate piracy.
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Crowdsourced radio startup Jelli takes over two Las Vegas stations

We've written about Jelli a few times before: the online service is all about crowdsourcing radio, letting listeners vote songs up the playlist, and even 'bomb' them off-air in mid-play...
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Apple now the third biggest phone seller in the US

NPD Group has published its latest mobile handset market data, claiming that Apple is now the third largest seller of mobile phones in the US. That's *all* mobile phones, not just smartphones.
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RIAA not so keen on demands for FM tuners in US mobile phones

Remember the US row between radio industry body NAB and the Consumer Electronics Association over FM tuners in mobile phones? NAB wanted them to be mandatory, backed by the musicFIRST coalition...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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".
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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...
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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...