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Ed Christman / Billboard:
Record Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Recordings   —  As expected, the three major labels, ABKCO, and the RIAA filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in New York state court against Pandora for playing pre-Feb. 15, 1972 recordings without making any royalty payments.
Apr 18, 2014, 3:00 PMIn context
Billboard:
YouTube delaying music service to debut polished, differentiated product, not due to licensing   —  Business Matters: What's Behind YouTube Music Service's Delays  —  YouTube was a source of music in the prior week for a third of all people surveyed by Edison Research and Triton Digital for their annual Infinite Dial report.
Apr 4, 2014, 8:35 PMIn context
Billboard:
Billboard and Twitter Partner to Create ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’ … Questions?  Comments?  Let us know: @billboard
Mar 27, 2014, 3:10 PMIn context
Ed Christman / Billboard:
Apple explores Spotify-like streaming service, iTunes app for Android as downloads decline   —  Apple Mulls Launching Spotify Rival, Android App as Downloads Decline (Sources)  —  The iPhone maker explores multi-pronged strategy to shore up double-digit drops in iTunes downloads, according to IFPI and RIAA data.
Mar 21, 2014, 4:35 PMIn context
Ed Christman / Billboard:
Rate Court Judge Rules Pandora Will Pay ASCAP 1.85% Annual Revenue   —  In what is being viewed as a defeat for songwriters, the ASCAP/Pandora rate court judge has decided that Pandora will pay the performance rights organization a rate of 1.85% of annual revenue.
Mar 14, 2014, 8:25 PMIn context
Billboard:
Beats Music buys Topspin Media, a retail and marketing platform for artists   —  Beats Music Buys Topspin  —  Beats Music's Chief Executive Ian Rogers on Tuesday announced his company is acquiring Topspin Media, a platform that lets artists sell merchandise and albums directly to fans.
Mar 4, 2014, 11:40 AMIn context
Billboard:
Apple Presses Labels For More 'Beyonce'-Type Exclusives In Wake of Downloads' Slide   —  Apple Inc.'s music chief Robert Kondrk has been pressuring major labels for releases similar to last year's Beyonce exclusive, excluding services like YouTube and Spotify to help shore up slowing download sales …
Feb 28, 2014, 11:10 PMIn context
Ed Christman / Billboard:
As streaming grows, digital music sales decreased in 2013, the first time since iTunes launch   —  Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013  —  For the first time since the iTunes store opened its doors, the U.S. music industry finished the year with a decrease in digital music sales.
Jan 3, 2014, 10:05 PMIn context
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
The Download Hits Middle Age (and It Shows)   —  The slow but steady rise of on-demand services like Spotify and Rdio coincided with a drop-off in sales for various download fomats.  —  The digital download hit middle age in 2013.  Although retirement may be far in the future …
Dec 16, 2013, 6:35 AMIn context
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Rap Genius and Sony/ATV Reveal Licensing Deal (Exclusive)   —  Rap Genius, the online lyric site with financial backing from Silicon Valley heavyweights, has signed its first licensing deal.  Billboard has learned the Brooklyn-based startup has a licensing agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Nov 17, 2013, 10:55 AMIn context

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