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Merlin settles with XM over Pioneer Inno row

Indie music agency Merlin has settled its dispute with US firm XM Satellite Radio over the Pioneer Inno device, which let listeners record and play back songs from the satellite radio broadcasts. Major labels settled with...
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US government set to propose new digital copyright legislation

The US' intellectual property enforcement coordinator Victoria Espinel has published a report promising new proposals to battle online piracy and IP infringement, which will be sent to the US Congress "in the very near future".
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More Spotify US negotiations rumours? You got ’em…

If Spotify gets carpeted for the recent outspoken on-record comments of its biz dev boss, it'll be ironic, because by our reckoning there have been at least 56 different rightsholder Deep Throats chattering away to journalists...
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UMG donates master recordings to Library of Congress

Universal Music Group has announced that it is donating more than 200,000 master recordings to the US Library of Congress...
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US music downloads antitrust lawsuit to go ahead

The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from several major labels against a ruling reinstating an antitrust lawsuit focused on digital music pricing.
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Verizon Wireless set to announce iPhone deal

Ever since the first iPhone came out, it has only been available on one operator in the US: AT&T. However, longstanding rumours of a new deal with Verizon Wireless look set to be finally confirmed tomorrow, at an event...
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SoundExchange publishes its 2009 financial results

US royalties body SoundExchange has published its financial results for 2009, which have been much anticipated by supporters and critics alike. They reveal incoming royalties of $204.2 million for the year (up 20% on 2008),...
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US mobile operator Cricket launching unlimited downloads service

Nokia's Comes With Music never made it to the US, but now one of the local mobile operators is launching its own version. The operator is Cricket, and the service is called Muve Music. It will offer unlimited DRM'd...
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Streaming set to overtake downloading in the US too

Yesterday, we wrote about a study in France claiming that streaming music is now more popular there than downloading it. Figures from NPD Group now support the suggestion that this will soon be true in the US too. NPD claims...
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Reports claim 90-second song previews imminent on the iTunes Store

Those rumours earlier this year about longer song previews on the iTunes Store? It seems they're finally being proved true.MacRumors has a copy of what it claims is an email from Apple to label representatives, explaining...
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Slacker has ‘hundreds of thousands’ of paying users

It's clearly the season for streaming music services to be talking stats. Following Spotify's payout revelations last week, now US personalised radio service Slacker has been spilling the beans, albeit deliberately...
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US digital album sales in ‘sustained decline’

Billboard has been crunching Nielsen SoundScan data to identify ongoing trends in digital album sales. The results aren't good. “Digital album sales aren't falling off a cliff, but they are experiencing a...