- Sony Music Entertainment has finalized a new licensing deal with YouTube, although no formal announcement has been made. The All Things D blog initially reported the deal, which Billboard has since confirmed. Details include an upfront payment to Sony, minimum per-stream payments, and a split on ad revenues.

- Viacom is countersuing videogame company Konami over a dispute involving guitar-based music games. Konami claims Viacom violated it's patents for games using a guitar-shaped controller for MTV's "Rock Band." Viacom's is now counterclaiming that "Rock Band" improves on the original Konami patent, and that Konami's new "Rock Revolution" game in fact violates those "Rock Band" patents.

- After porting its music ID application to the iPhone, the Shazam service has close to doubled its user base. The service went from 20 million users worldwide in September to 35 million, and now generates over 100 million page impressions a month, the company says.