Tag: film

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Universal Music signs deal for Michael Hutchence movie

Major labels getting involved in Hollywood isn’t a new trend, but we’re interested in the news of Universal Music’s latest big-screen project.
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Anti-piracy firm Rightscorp facing ‘robocalls’ lawsuit

Rightscorp is one of the companies building a business tackling piracy on behalf of music, film and other creative industries’ rightsholders – including by identifying people suspected of illegal downloads, and pursuing...
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Us the Duo making hay on Spotify from Shake It Off cover

You can’t stream Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ on Spotify now. Well, not her version. YouTube’n’Vine stars Us the Duo have been doing rather well with a cover version of the song, which they say has been streamed...
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I dreamed a dream… of rising digital soundtrack sales

The BPI has hailed rising sales of film and TV soundtracks in the UK.
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Get set for a virtual Elvis tour

No dead musician is safe from the current buzz around virtual performances...
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US gets ‘copyright center’ backed by music and film bodies

Big moves afoot in the US, where the RIAA and MPAA are to back a new 'Center for Copyright Information' (CCI) to oversee the graduated response anti-piracy initiative being implemented by ISPs there.
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62% of US tablet owners have paid for digital music

New research released by Nielsen shows that 62% of US tablet owners have paid for music downloads on their device, a long way ahead of the 19% who have done so in the UK, 20% in Italy and 9% in Germany.
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62% of US tablet owners have paid for digital music

New research released by Nielsen shows that 62% of US tablet owners have paid for music downloads on their device, a long way ahead of the 19% who have done so in the UK, 20% in Italy and 9% in Germany.
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Paramount Pictures goes D2C with Transformers movie stream

Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures is getting into the streaming game, albeit as a trial for now. The studio has launched a video-on-demand site for its film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. People can pay $3.99 or $4.99...
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Heard of Tube+ yet? You probably should…

What do you get if you cross BitTorrent with cyberlockers, and also with unlicensed streaming sites? A creative industry lawyer's nightmare/delight (delete as appropriate), and also a service called Tube+. It's being promoted...
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The Streets get innovative digital campaign for final album

Mike Skinner is bringing The Streets to a close with a final album, Computers and Blues, which is out today.