1. Report: Judge Rules Against Grooveshark in Summary Judgment Case

    September 30, 2014 2:42 PM EDT After Universal Music Group called for a summary judgment  yesterday (Sept. 29) in their four-years-and-counting lawsuit against Grooveshark, a judge has ruled against the music streaming service, which has been accused of uploading thousands of copyright-infringing songs. And yet , even…

  2. TomorrowWorld 2014 Day 3 Highlights: David Guetta, Kaskade, Richie Hawtin & More

    September 30, 2014 4:24 AM EDT Despite a bit of evening rain, TomorrowWorld finished strong on Sunday (Sept. 28). From marquee main stage acts like Kaskade , David Guetta and Martin Garrix to the assorted techno talent on Richie Hawtin’s Minus Stage, there was no shortage of options for the festival faithful in Georgia.…

  3. Judge Modifies $48 Million Verdict Against MP3Tunes Founder Michael Robertson

    September 29, 2014 11:22 PM EDT U.S. District Judge William Pauley , who since 2007 has presided over what might be the most complex copyright lawsuit of all time, took the opportunity on Monday to slam both sides of litigation that produced a $48 million jury verdict against MP3Tunes and its founder, Michael Robertson .…

  4. Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder

    September 29, 2014 6:47 PM EDT The story of how Beats Electronics was founded just got more interesting. Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Dragged Into Beats Headphones Dispute On Friday, the new Apple subsidiary filed a false advertising and unfair competition lawsuit against Steve Lamar for holding himself out to be a co…

  5. Tracy Morgan Wasn't Wearing a Seatbelt in Crash, Walmart Says

    September 29, 2014 5:53 PM EDT Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Walmart truck on a highway in June weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday (Sept. 29). Tracy Morgan Still Struggling After Crash The filing was made in federal court in…

  6. Report: Universal Music Group Calls for Summary Judgment Against Grooveshark

    September 29, 2014 12:26 PM EDT Four years after Universal Music Group sued Grooveshark for copyright violations concerning its pre-1972 back catalog, the company has moved for a summary judgment against the music streaming service,  Torrentfreak is reporting . T-Mobile Adds Rdio, Songza Grooveshark to Free Data Program…

  7. Marvel, Jack Kirby Estate Settlement Brings End to High-Stakes Copyright Battle

    September 29, 2014 11:56 AM EDT On Friday, Marvel ended a long and bitter feud with the estate of comic book legend Jack Kirby , announcing a settlement just days before the U.S. Supreme Court had scheduled a conference to discuss whether to take up a case with potentially billions on the line. "Marvel and the family…

  8. Katherine Jenkins Marries American Artist Andrew Levitas

    September 29, 2014 4:04 AM EDT Singer Katherine Jenkins has married Andrew Levitas , the American film director and artist, during a hush-hush ceremony at London's Hampton Court Palace. The Welsh mezzo-soprano had kept the big occasion a secret, until she tweeted her 294,000 fans on Saturday with a message about her…

  9. Rape Charge From Keith Urban Concert Dropped

    September 25, 2014 9:06 PM EDT Prosecutors have dropped the case against an 18-year-old Boston man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl at a Keith Urban concert at which dozens of people were treated for excessive drinking. Keith Urban 'Horrified' by Alleged Rape at Concert The Sun Chronicle reports that…

  10. New Zealand Musician's Political Satire Banned From Radio & iTunes

    September 25, 2014 6:16 PM EDT It's been suggested that pop songs aren't as political  as they used to be, and it seems like the New Zealand Electoral Commission would like to keep it that way -- at least when it comes to blues musician Darren Watson 's "Planet Key."  Released in August, the song…

  11. Kim Kardashian Jostled Outside Paris Fashion Show

    September 25, 2014 5:19 PM EDT Kim Kardashian received a fright at a Paris Fashion Week event Thursday (Sept. 25) when she was apparently jostled by someone waiting in a large crowd outside her car. Kim Kardashian Is Now Kim West The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star had just exited her car at the posh Hotel Salomon…

  12. Live in the Vineyard: Win VIP Tickets to the Fall 2014 Festival

    September 25, 2014 4:05 PM EDT From November 6-9, music aficionados and wine connoisseurs alike will gather in Napa Valley, Calif. for the 14th edition of the Live in the Vineyard festival. Set against the lush scenery of some of the world’s most celebrated wineries, multi-platinum headliners Train (whose long-awaited…

  13. Report: Universal Music Group Slaps Monster With Beastie Boys Lawsuit

    September 25, 2014 2:09 PM EDT Reuters is reporting that a pair of Universal Music Group units are suing Monster Beverage Corp. for sampling several songs co-owned by rap-rock icons the Beastie Boys , who won a similar lawsuit against the drink maker earlier this year. Capital Records and Universal-Polygram International…

  14. Justin Bieber Chase Revives Anti-Paparazzi Charges

    September 24, 2014 8:59 PM EDT An appellate court has ordered the reinstatement of anti-paparazzi charges against a photographer accused of engaging in a high-speed chase of Justin Bieber in 2012. Which 'Baywatch' Star Is Filming With Justin Bieber? A three-judge Los Angeles Superior Court panel ordered Friday…

  15. Rod Stewart Fan Suing Over Soccer Ball Injuries

    September 24, 2014 4:18 PM EDT A soccer ball kicked into the crowd at a Las Vegas concert has bounced back to Rod Stewart in the form of a lawsuit by a Southern California man who says he has lingering injuries after his nose was broken. Rod Stewart: The Billboard Cover Story Mostafa Kashe's civil negligence…

  16. Morning Roundup: Someone Doesn't Like 'Booty' & 10 More Stories

    September 24, 2014 9:15 AM EDT Flo & Eddie's big win: The two former members of The Turtles won big in federal court (under California law) against SiriusXM over payments for pre-1972 recordings. The ruling could have a huge impact digital broadcasters’ bottom lines, if it stands. " Booty" Critic: The…

  17. Sohn Accuses Audi Of Taking a Free Ride With His Music

    September 24, 2014 6:14 AM EDT Sohn suspects Audi has lifted one of his songs for an ad campaign without permission. No harm. He’s willing to do a swap. The British electro-soul artist caught the commercial for Audi’s A3 Sportback, and his ears tuned into the soundtrack. The tune, Sohn suggests, is a dead-ringer for his…

  18. SiriusXM Copyright Battle: What Does the Latest Ruling Mean for Digital Music?

    September 23, 2014 7:04 PM EDT The U.S. Federal Court decision that SiriusXM violated the Turtles ' pre-1972 master copyrights by playing their music without licensing it or paying performance royalties is a big win for the music industry, but does it have meaning beyond California where the legal battle took place?…

  19. SiriusXM, and Other Broadcasters, Suffer Potentially Crushing Loss in High-Stakes Copyright Battle

    September 23, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The ruling opens the floodgates on copyright claims over music record prior to 1972 – and puts Pandora and other broadcasters dependent on statutory licensing in the hot seat. A California federal judge has delivered a legal earthquake in the music industry by declaring Flo & Eddie of…

  20. Damon Dash Moves Forward in Lawsuit Against 'Butler' Director Lee Daniels

    September 23, 2014 12:33 AM EDT More details have emerged in Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash's lawsuit against Lee Daniels over the Oscar-nominated filmmaker's work on such films as The Butler, Precious, The Paperboy, The Woodsman, Shadowboxer and Tennessee . As we noted in August, Dash filed a summons…

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