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US digital album sales in ‘sustained decline’

Billboard has been crunching Nielsen SoundScan data to identify ongoing trends in digital album sales. The results aren't good. “Digital album sales aren't falling off a cliff, but they are experiencing a...
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Is Apple actively frustrating Spotify’s US launch plans?

While Spotify still maintains that it will launch in the US this year, US tech sites continue to dig into the reasons why it's taking so long. CNET has a new and startling angle, claiming that Apple is actively dissuading...
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US government planning crackdown on overseas piracy sites

You won't find Barack Obama trumpeting the 'war on terror', but how about a war on online piracy? The US government is planning to ramp up its pressure on foreign countries with big piracy sites, including China and Russia....
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Rdio wins praise for slick music service

We're still wrestling with proxy servers in order to give Rdio a try, but TechCrunch has published a review of the new US streaming music service which is extremely positive. It praises the breadth of the company's catalogue,...
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Music lags behind on smartphones

New stats from Nielsen suggest that one in four US mobile phone owners now have a smartphone, but music-based activities such as streaming music, downloading ringtones and downloading full tracks fall a long way down a user's...
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Spotify denies claim that it has 30k US users already

TechCrunch has run an article claiming that Spotify already has 30,000 users in the US, based on "chatter coming out of the Stockholm tech scene"...
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US Government Accountability Office questions piracy research

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report criticising the methodology used in many of the studies suggesting that piracy is having a destructive effect on movie and music revenues.
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FCC told it can’t stop ISPs from slowing BitTorrent traffic

The US Federal Communications Commission has been told that it doesn't have the authority to 'regulate an internet service provider's network management practices' by a federal appeals court...
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IsoHunt launches Lite version for US

Torrent search engine IsoHunt was ordered to remove copyright-infringing content from its site last week by a US judge. In response, the site has launched a new 'Lite' version just for the US, which claims to be merely a...
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Report claims Q3 US launch for Spotify (but Spotify disagrees)

Here's a puzzling thing. Financial news site Bloomberg has published a story - since picked up by other sites - claiming that Spotify "aims to start U.S. operations in the third quarter". It's based on an interview with the...
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Spotify’s US launch ‘looking pretty good’ says CEO

Spotify boss Daniel Ek says the company is on course for its long-anticipated US launch, telling the New Music Seminar in LA that "We're in the final stages of setting up... I can't say if it's in one month's time or two...
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Three Strikes debated at US tech conference

If you think graduated response schemes are controversial in Europe, wait till the debate hots up in the US. This week, a panel session at the US State of the Net conference discussed the issue, with participants from the...