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FTC kicks off DRM conference with warning for content firms

The US Federal Trade Commission is holding a conference to discuss DRM this week, and although it claims it won't be taking sides in the argument over whether DRM is good or bad, acting deputy director Mary Engle kicked off...
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Developers slam Last.fm for new API announcement

It's turning into an interesting week for Last.fm, to say the least. Having already announced plans to move to subscription-only radio in most markets, the company has now announced new terms for third-party apps wishing...
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AT&T promises no takedowns as part of RIAA co-operation

US ISP AT&T has moved to clarify its policy over sending warning letters out to customers caught illegally file-sharing.
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UMG’s digital boss hails cloud-based future

Check this quote from Rio Caraeff, EVP of the eLabs group at UMG: "I'd rather have access to all my music, TV shows and movies anywhere on any device, rather than `own' 100 files.
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The Boat That Rocked gets Spotify promo site

Spotify is fast becoming the go-to streaming music service for web marketers. After The Guardian provided Spotify links for its recent '1,000 songs' series, now Britcom movie The Boat That Rocked has incorporated...
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EMI quits Project Playlist lawsuit after signing licensing deal

Music startup Project Playlist is now being sued by just two major labels - WMG and UMG - after EMI pulled out of the lawsuit and signed a licensing deal with the playlisting site.
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Ripple TV, a digital content and advertising network operator for

Ripple TV, a digital content and advertising network operator for retail locations, has received $4 million of venture capital funding, from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Trinity Ventures.
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Digital services company, The Orchard, reported a Q4 loss of $306,000

Digital services company, The Orchard, reported a Q4 loss of $306,000 in its Q4 and fiscal 2008 earnings report. Pro-forma revenues for Q4 increased 35% to $16.2 million while full-year pro-forma revenues rose 42% to $57.4...
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TrendWatch: UGC fan music contests

If you’re a modern band with a strong connection to your fans, why not get them to do some free work for you? Like remix your new single, or create a video for it, or provide footage for your website or DVD by filming...
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Cloud

Revenues from global cloud services will increase from $46.4bn in 2008 to $56.3bn in 2009, a year-on-year increase of 21%. Revenues will reach $150.1bn by 2013. Business related cloud services, including cloud based advertising,...
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Radionomy, the provider of a personalised Web radio application, has

Radionomy, the provider of a personalised Web radio application, has raised an undisclosed sum of new funding.
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The North London Mean Fiddler Group venue, The Garage, is set to be

The North London Mean Fiddler Group venue, The Garage, is set to be the first venue to re-open in June, after Mama Group and HMV partnered up in January in the new joint venture.