So ISP-led music services are going to save the music industry? Telecom Italia has dented that hope with news that it has suspended its recently-launched streaming music service Next Music. The service, which was available for PC and mobile users, went live in July in Italy, and was powered by US firm Grooveshark. But here’s the problem: many of the millions of tracks on offer had not been licensed: Italian labels body FIMI tells Billboard that it notified the ISP that “the service contained a huge number of tracks, by both Italian and international artists, that had not been authorised by record labels and we are naturally happy that they have responded so swiftly.” What was the ISP thinking when it launched such a service in the first place, though?

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