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...
May 13, 2011
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.
May 10, 2011
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...
May 6, 2011
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.
May 3, 2011
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...
April 21, 2011
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