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Court Rules Against Peer-To-Peer Site LimeWire

Online news network CNET is reporting that a federal court has found the company that operates file-sharing service LimeWire liable for copyright infringement. On Tuesday (5/11), U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood granted summary judgment in favor of the RIAA’s claims that Lime Group, parent of LimeWire software maker Lime Wire, and founder Mark Gorton committed […]

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Live Nation; EMI/Terra Firma

Live Nation Entertainment today (5/11) released financial results for the first quarter of 2010, the first earnings report since completing its merger with Ticketmaster on Jan. 25. The company reported a loss of $112 million (76 cents/share) in the quarter that ended March 31, which was more than the prior-year Q1 loss of $102.7 million […]

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Apple Shuts Down Streaming Service Lala

Apple will shut down the recently acquired Lala.com on May 31, 2010, according to a message on its website. The announcement has prompted speculation that Apple is ready to make use of Lala’s staff and technology to roll out its own cloud-based service. Apple acquired Lala in December 2009. Lala allowed users to access their […]

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Finch and Glassco Depart S1/Chrysalis

Music Row has learned more details regarding last week’s acquisition of S1 Songs by Chrysalis Music Group. Leaving S1 Songs will be Senior VP/GM Pat Finch and Donna Glassco, Director Administration. Staying on at Chrysalis will be VP Creative, Abbe Nameche and Catalog Manager Amanda “Jersey” Ross. Both will report to Dale Bobo, Chrysalis Music’s […]

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Concord Music Group Acquires Rounder

The Concord Music Group today (4/14) announced the acquisition of Massachusetts-based independent music label Rounder Records.

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SoundExchange Announces Big Payout

SoundExchange, the non-profit performance rights organization appointed by Congress to pay digital royalties to recording artists and sound recording copyright holders, announced today that it has begun sending out checks in its largest-ever quarterly distribution. A total of $51.7 million in royalties from digital transmissions, including Internet radio, satellite radio, and cable TV music channels, […]

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EMI/Universal Talks at an Impasse

Billboard.com is among the media outlets reporting that licensing talks between EMI and Universal Music Group have ended without an agreement. Negotiations ended on Wednesday morning with no commitment to a deal. EMI had been pursuing a last-minute attempt to sell temporary North American rights to its catalog to Universal. One source would not rule […]

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BMG Rights Mgt. Acquires Cherry Lane

BMG Rights Management has entered into an agreement to acquire Cherry Lane Music Publishing. Cherry Lane’s roster of songwriters includes Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Black Eyed Peas, Will.i.am, John Legend, Quincy Jones, Warren Haynes, Jordin Sparks, Ashford & Simpson and Hans Zimmer. The acquisition gives BMG Rights Management a major presence in the U.S., […]

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Roger Miller’s Widow Wins Copyright Fight

Mary Miller, widow of Country Music Hall of Fame member Roger Miller, has emerged the winner in a protracted legal battle over the rights to some of her husband’s biggest hits, including “King of the Road.” On Thursday (3/18), a federal judge ruled Mary Miller and Roger Miller Music Inc. own the copyrights to the […]

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Marczewski Joins Nine North; EMI Looks At Leasing Back Catalogue

Larry Pareigis, President/Nine North Records, has hired Stan Marczewski as Director Of Promotion, NE/MW, effective Monday, March 29. Most recently, Marczewski worked for Sony Music Nashville as Manager, Strategic Marketing where he created opportunities for artists such as Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, and Brad Paisley. He was also involved […]

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Adams Named Robertson Taylor VP 

London-based insurance broker Robertson Taylor International has promoted Reba Adams to Vice President of the company’s Nashville operation. Adams has been an entertainment, film and live event insurance specialist for over thirty years.

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