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Spotify goes invite-only in the UK again

What impact will the launch of Spotify's iPhone and Android versions have on signups?
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Telecom Italia pulls streaming music service after licensing complaints

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.
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China to clamp down on online music piracy

The Chinese government has announced plans to crack down on online music piracy, which could spell bad news for China's leading search engine Baidu.
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Report claims YouTube and WMG are talking again

Last year, licensing negotiations between YouTube and Warner Music Group broke down, with the result that the latter's videos were pulled from the site.
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EMI sues streaming music site Grooveshark

Another day, another lawsuit. This time it's EMI suing US-based streaming music site Grooveshark, following unsuccessful licensing negotiations.
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Imeem defends its advertising business

Fresh from news that it had secured better licensing terms from two of the major labels, Imeem is causing controversy again.
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YouTube to lose $471 million in 2009, says Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse has published a report claiming that YouTube will generate around $240 million in advertising revenue this year - up 20% from last year - but that cost of bandwidth, content licensing, ad-revenue shares, hardware...
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Spotify appoints ex-Pandora man as UK MD

Streaming music service Spotify has announced that Paul Brown is its new UK managing director.
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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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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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Kasabian giving away free MP3 track from new album

Kasabian have announced plans to give away `Vlad The Impaler', the lead-off track from their new album, for free.
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Judge reinstates Allman Bros digital royalties lawsuit

Eminem's former production company may have lost their recent case against UMG for a larger slice of digital royalties, but a similar lawsuit on behalf of the Allman Brothers Band against Sony Music has just been reinstated.