Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning reunited Tuesday at a star-studded event to launch Airtime, a new live social video platform. The presentation included appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys and others, references to the days when the two shook up the music business and lots of technical glitches.
Coming soon to a California federal courtroom will be a trial where music producers Mark and Jeff Bass fight for tens of millions of dollars in compensation from Aftermath Records over digital downloads for Eminem recordings. And now the important music industry dispute has devolved into a flame war between those who participated in the Eminem's success.
A "live" Marilyn Monroe concert is being planned to take place before year's end with the working title Virtual Marilyn Live -- A Musical Celebration of the Birth of the Pop Icon. The concert, which has yet to secure a venue (organizers also plan to stream it on the web), will feature the projected blond bombshell singing and interacting alongside live music stars
The Weinstein Company won a major lawsuit over 'Soul Man' Sam Moore, who alleged that the company had infringed on his trademarks and publicity rights, introduced unfair competition, and libeled him with the movie 'Soul Men' starring Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac.
A long-running dispute over whether Live Nation and former parent Clear Channel engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the promotion and pricing of live music concerts could be headed for some resolution as lawyers for the company and a class of nationwide plaintiffs told a California federal court that they were finalizing a global settlement agreement that would lead to the dismissal of various claims that span back a decade.
Australian singer-songwriter Allan Caswell is alleging in a lawsuit that the band Alabama stole its 1982 chart-topping hit, "Christmas in Dixie," from the song he penned as the theme for the 1980s Australian television soap, "The Prisoner," yet as both artists are signed to Sony, the company would be "suing itself."
Victor Willis, the songwriter and original lead singer of the Village People, fresh off a victory earlier this week in a battle to terminate his share of a copyright to the band's hit songs, including "YMCA," has scored a second victory in an unresolved battle to cancel the music publisher's trademark rights to "Village People."