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Music NFTs roundup: Aitch x LimeWire, HitPiece, MetaSing…

Filesharing service LimeWire was reborn this year as an NFTs marketplace, complete with $10.4m of token-sale funding and a deal with UMG.
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LimeWire goes live with its relaunch as an NFTs marketplace

It took the wrappers off that relaunch, including the first artists who'll be selling NFTs on the service, and the terms.
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LimeWire has a licensing deal… with Universal Music Group

Music industry veterans will be forgiven for boggling at this headline, but it's true. LimeWire and UMG are now partners.
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LimeWire raises $10.4m in token sale to fund NFTs comeback

While VC firms including Kraken Ventures, Arrington Capital and GSR led the investment, there are also some music figures involved.
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LimeWire is back, but it’s selling music NFTs not sharing files

It's fair to say few people in the music industry were hoping for a comeback for LimeWire in 2022, given its history.
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Labels seek summary judgement in Grooveshark copyright lawsuit

The gloves are well and truly off in the long-bubbling copyright infringement case brought against Grooveshark by major labels
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Tearing into the LimeWire compensation misreporting

TechDirt has torn a strip off the NME (and others who linked to its recent story) for erroneously claiming that the RIAA was looking for $72 trillion (yes, trillion) in settlement from LimeWire.
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RIAA reveals impact of Limewire shutdown

Nielsen Netview data claims that 65% of people who were using Limewire in September 2010 weren't using other sites that primarily provide illegal downloads a year later - from a group including The Pirate Bay, Frostwire and...
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RIAA reveals impact of Limewire shutdown

The RIAA has published a blog post outlining the impact of the closure of Limewire in late 2010.
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Merlin reaches out-of-court settlement with LimeWire

LimeWire may be defunct as an operating business, but it remains enmeshed in litigation from various rightsholders. Merlin is the latest to reach a settlement with the company, following its lawsuit filed in July 2011 on...
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RIAA hails Megaupload shutdown as boon for legal music services

The RIAA has published a statement welcoming the shutdown of storage service Megaupload, and saying it should send some new users to legal services.
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Former EMI exec says filesharers were biggest iTunes buyers

Remember Douglas Merrill? He's the exec that EMI poached from Google in 2008 to be its worldwide president of digital, but who left the company a year later. Now, in his role as CEO of a company called ZestCash, he's been...