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  1. Business Matters: NARM Embraces Big Data -- Will Big Data Reciprocate?

    May 08, 2012 9:29 PM EDT NARM Embraces Big Data -- Will Big Data Reciprocate? -- Big Data invaded the NARM conference on Tuesday afternoon. Terms like "KPI" (key performance indicators) and "regression analysis" popped up in a setting more used to disc ...

  2. Warner Goes Drupal: A Q&A With Paul Sinclair, SVP, Digital Media, Atlantic Records

    March 20, 2012 4:28 PM EDT Warner Music Group is among the first companies to use a new platform by Acquia called "Enterprise Drupal Gardens." In short, Enterprise Drupal Gardens offers clients the same advantages as proprietary "software as a service" ( ...

  3. Exclusive: Merlin Reaches Out-of-Court Settlement With LimeWire

    February 29, 2012 10:58 PM EST Independent rights group Merlin has reached an out-of-court settlement with LimeWire, the P2P file-sharing company that was shut down by a federal court in October 2010 due to a "massive scale of infringement." The amount of the settleme ...

  4. Cyberlockers Implement Changes After Megaupload Arrests

    January 23, 2012 2:07 PM EST Cyberlockers reacted quickly to Friday's Justice Department action against Megaupload Thursday . While the arrests and shutdown of Megaupload has alarmed some people, major content owners must be warmed by the events' chilling effects. F ...

  5. Merlin Sues LimeWire, Seeking at Least $5 Million

    July 15, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Merlin has filed a lawsuit against LimeWire, charging that the shuttered peer-to-peer software company has failed to fulfill an agreement to reach a settlement with the indie international music rights group. It is seeking at least $5 million. Ear ...

  6. Business Matters: CDs Down 9% This Year And Getting Cheaper All the Time

    May 17, 2011 5:56 PM EDT CD's Downward Spiral: Declining Sales, Prices -- The year-to-date decline in CD sales may be smaller than the sales drop of years past, but the drop is actually larger when you factor in declining sale prices. The most official information on ...

  7. LimeWire, Labels Settle Lawsuit for $105 Million

    May 12, 2011 6:29 PM EDT As had been rumored, multiple record labels on Thursday settled their copyright lawsuit against Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton out of court for $105 million, according to a statement from the RIAA. "We are pleased to have reached ...

  8. Business Matters: Microsoft's Acquisition of Skype Means Nothing for Us, Rdio Says

    May 11, 2011 8:21 PM EDT Microsoft's Acquisition of Skype Means Nothing for Us, Rdio Says -- What does Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype mean for upstart music service Rdio? Recall the two companies are closely related. Prior to founding Rdio, Niklas ...

  9. Business Matters: LimeWire Founder Understood Legality of P2P, Attorney Says

    May 10, 2011 6:18 PM EDT LimeWire Founder Understood Legality of P2P, Attorney Says -- A pie chart and a letter could help determine the financial penalties levied upon LimeWire owner Mark Gorton. The two items were among the pieces of evidence presented on the day Gorton ...

  10. CBS Interactive, CNET Targeted in LimeWire-Related Lawsuit

    May 04, 2011 2:29 PM EDT The legal case against P2P service LimeWire is now spilling over into the broader digital ecosystem. CBS Interactive and CNET were both named in a lawsuit brought by film and music rights holders alleging they were the "main distributor" ...

  11. LimeWire Founder Mark Gorton to Reveal Net Worth in Court

    April 25, 2011 1:11 PM EDT At a trial next month to determine how much LimeWire owes record companies for infringing copyrighted songs on its file-sharing platform, the plaintiffs will get a chance to investigate LimeWire founder Mark Gorton's net worth and whether he ...

  12. Radiohead's 'King of Limbs' Offered in Premium 24-Bit FLAC Format by 7digital

    March 28, 2011 8:16 AM EDT On Monday 7digital debuted Radiohead's "King of Limbs" in high definition 24-bit FLAC format, the first for a major artist in this premium format. It is priced at £8.99 in the UK and $11.99 in the US, and is available in 30 other te ...

  13. Business Matters: Shouldn't Usage Drop After LimeWire Goes Down?

    March 23, 2011 9:16 PM EDT Shouldn't Usage Drop After LimeWire Goes Down? -- What does NPD's study on LimeWire usage tell us about file sharing? Not enough, says Eric Garland, CEO of media measurement company BigChampagne. NPD noticed a 24 percentage-point drop in ...

  14. LimeWire Closure Leads To Drop in Music Piracy

    March 23, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The October 2010 shuttering of P2P service LimeWire had a noticeable affect on the rate of music piracy in this country. According to new data released by the NPD Group, music filesharing activity fell from 12% of U.S. Internet users in the third ...

  15. LimeWire Wins Limit on Damages to Record Labels

    March 10, 2011 6:07 PM EST A federal judge limited the potential financial liability facing the operator of LimeWire, a once-popular file-sharing service found liable for copyright infringement, at an upcoming damages trial. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood agreed with Lime G ...

  16. LimeWire Settles With Music Publishers, Labels Next?

    March 08, 2011 12:11 PM EST At least one legal battle over the damages the music industry seeks from the P2P service LimeWire has come to an end. According to a document filed yesterday to the court overseeing the case, a group of publishers settled with Lime Wire for an und ...

  17. Record Labels Seek To Disqualify LimeWire's Law Firm For Ethical Conflict

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST The ongoing legal efforts by record companies to collect more than $1 billion from LimeWire for copyright violations has taken another strange twist. Now the labels are seeking to disqualify the law firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, that represe ...

  18. LimeWire Trying to Drag Amazon, Apple Into Record Labels' $1 Billion Copyright Damages Claim

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST LimeWire isn't going quietly to its death. The veteran file-sharing service is looking to get court-ordered subpoenas that require third parties to open up about their dealings with the record industry. After U.S. District Court Judge Kimba W ...

  19. How Much Does File-Sharing Really Cost Record Companies?

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST In October, a federal judge ruled for record companies in their lawsuit against Lime Wire, issuing an injunction and delivering tough language on the file-sharing service's copyright infringement. The case is about to move to a jury trial tha ...

  20. Business Matters: LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store, Nixes Subscription Service

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store -- LimeWire’s legal problems appear to be affecting the legitimate side of its business . One indication is the company’s winding down of its LimeWire do ...

  21. LimeWire To Shutter Store

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST At the end of this year, the embattled LimeWire service will be shutdown completely. The company issued a statement today confirming that it will cease all business operations as of 2011: “Given our current situation, plans to bring our separate, ...

  22. UPDATED: Industry Execs Call Out PC Mag For Encouraging Piracy

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Post updated Nov. 24 with a response from PC Mag (at bottom) Irked by an article published in PC Mag listing a number of alternative P2P services in the wake of the LimeWire shutdown, a number of music industry executive earlier this month sent th ...

  23. RIAA Continues Crackdown On LimeWire

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST The RIAA is not backing down from its attack on P2P service LimeWire. The organization most recently asked the court overseeing the case to appoint a representative to ensure the service is complying with last month's injunction order and ind ...

  24. Pirated Version of LimeWire P2P Software Appears Online

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Just two weeks after a judge ordered LimeWire to shut down its P2P operations , a pirated version of the file-sharing client has appeared online. LimeWire Pirate Edition is likely to frustrate copyright owners who have prevailed in court but have ...

  25. LimeWire To Shut Down P2P Operations

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a big win for record labels, a judge on Tuesday issued an injunction that will force that company to cease its P2P operation. After today, according to information shared by LimeWire, the company will no longer support or distribute its P2P fil ...

  26. Judge Does Not Freeze Assets of LimeWire, Owner

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A judge ruled on Thursday that the assets of LimeWire and its owner will not be frozen, according to people familiar with the decision. The RIAA had requested the court to freeze the assets of the company and owner Mark Gorton, alleging that asset ...

  27. Amidst Legal Doubt, LimeWire Adds Merge, Readies Legal Service

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT File-sharing company LimeWire continues to make content deals even while its financial and legal future remains in doubt. On Tuesday, the company announced it added Merge Records to the download store (which is had operated alongside its file-shar ...

  28. Business Matters: WMG, Knitting Factory, Trade Group CEO Salary Comparisons and more

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ANALYSTS: WMG A 'BUY' -- Needham & Company analysts have reiterated their buy rating on Warner Music Group and have a target price of $8.50. Shares of Warner closed at $4.57 on Friday and were down 11.3% in the last five days of trad ...

  29. Legit LimeWire Service Coming This Year?

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LimeWire has plans to create a legitimate music service which will tentatively arrive in 2010, Digital Music News reports. Major labels, which have won summary judgment against the company and are seeking extremely heavy penalties, are said to be ...

  30. Publishers Sue Limewire

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Limewire now has more legal problem on its hands. As the P2P prepares its argument against the RIAA’s request that a federal judge shutdown its operation permanently, it now must content with a just filed lawsuit from eight music publishers. The j ...

  31. Business Matters: Best Buy, Bamajam, LimeWire and more

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BEST BUYS LOOKS TOWARD GAMING -- As Billboard already reported, Best Buy shares dropped 6% on weaker-than-expected quarterly profits. The company did not reveal much about music sales, but it did make clear the category was among the losers last q ...

  32. Business Matters: EMI, RIAA, LimeWire and More

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- During a BBC Radio 4 documentary, EMI Music executive chairman Charles Allen said the business is in “really good shape” after restructuring and job cuts. And he claimed EMI’s latest investment -- £105 million ($151 million) from existing inves ...

  33. RIAA Seeking Permanent Injunction Against LimeWire

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After winning a request to find LimeWire liable for copyright infringement, the RIAA is following up with a request for a permanent injunction against the peer-to-peer service. The RIAA submitted the filing Friday, in advance of Monday's sche ...

  34. Limewire Not Done Fighting Copyright Ruling

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LimeWire, one of the oldest surviving file-sharing networks on the Internet, is not done fighting against the music industry. The company is asking a New York district court to reconsider its big decision a couple weeks ago that the service was gu ...

  35. Business Matters: Live Nation, LimeWire, Eircom, Isohunt and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter -- Live Nation shut down its music and entertainment news site LiveDaily on Friday, May 21. The Ticketmaster-owned site debuted in 1998. ( @livedaily ) -- The New York Times’ article “Man Behind the Service” takes a ...

  36. Billboard Q&A: LimeWire CEO George Searle

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Despite losing in court, the peer-to-peer executive says he still wants to work with labels. On May 12, the same day that LimeWire CEO George Searle turned 46, a federal judge found the peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing service and founder/chairman ...

  37. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Belmont University Digital Strategist Pinky Gonzales

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Pinky Gonzales Title: Digital strategist/adjunct professor, new media, Belmont University Panel: How to Make New Media Work, 10:15am – 11:15am, Tuesday (June 8). For more info visit billboardevents.com . Who is the one upcoming country artis ...

  38. What Does The Limewire Judgment Mean For The Industry?

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now what happens? After the summary judgment against peer-to-peer file-sharing service LimeWire for copyright infringement, that's the big question. If the RIAA pursues its request for an injunction, LimeWire will almost certainly shut down. ...

  39. RIAA Wins Big In LimeWire Lawsuit

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The music industry scored a major victory today when a federal judge granted a summary judgment against peer-to-peer file-sharing service LimeWire for copyright infringement. The ruling faults both the parent company, Lime Group, and its founder M ...

  40. GlassNote Pulls Act From LimeWire Event

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The shots keep firing in the ongoing controversy over a reception that P2P service provider LimeWire is hosting at the Digital Music Forum East conference. A2IM member GlassNote has decided to pull its act Justin Nozuka from performing at the even ...

  41. Best Buy, Interscope Team For Twitter App

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Best Buy and Interscope Records teamed up just after the Christmas holiday to offer music fans buying select CDs a copy of the TweetDeck iPhone app. TweetDeck is a free app that lets users post and review Twitter and Facebook updates from their iP ...

  42. Analysis: The Demos P2P Study and Other File-Sharing Numbers

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST As content owners lobby for anti-piracy legislation, the impact of file sharing on music purchases is more important than ever. A recent study on British file sharing by the think-tank Demos (and funded by Virgin Media, who will soon launch its ow ...

  43. Update: Razor & Tie Drops LimeWire Lawsuit

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie has withdrawn its copyright infringement lawsuit against P2P file-sharing service LimeWire. The Kidz Bop label originally filed the suit last October, about two years after the RIAA filed a similar lawsuit August of 2006. The RIAA ...

  44. Digital Briefs: LimeWire Hiring, The Orchard To Alter Pricing

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- LimeWire has hired another former record label executive, this time bringing onboard Zeeshan Zaidi for the newly created position of head of global. Zaidi was most recently COO of the online media startup NABBR, but formerly was VP of new ventu ...

  45. Briefs: Country Sales, EFF, Spotify, TuneUp

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Country album sales dropped 24% last week compared to an 8% drop for the market. But country continues its digital progress. Year to date, digital accounts for 11.4% of album sales. That's just more than half of the digital share of pop al ...

  46. Report: Internet Radio Streams, Ads Up In 2008

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST According to a new report from AccuStream Research, Internet radio streams increased 37.6% in 2008, while audio ads sold against this usage rose 46.1% to $74 million. The report "Online Music Spins and Media Spend: 2003 - 2012" cites AOL ...

  47. Music-Royalty Fee Push Makes College Rounds

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group digital consultant Jim Griffin's push to establish a surcharge to cover the cost of pirated music is making the university rounds, according to this Wired article . The aim is to build a music-royalty fee into the tuition p ...

  48. Allegro Media Acquires VDI Distribution

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Allegro Media Group has acquired the Canadian distribution arm of VDI Entertainment, and will merge that operation into its out business in that country. Describing it as a small but good deal, Allegro chairman and CEO Joe Micallef said that it wo ...

  49. 4 Years For Use Of Software To Steal IDs

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A man was sentenced to more than four years in prison Monday in what prosecutors said was the first federal case against someone using file-sharing software to steal identities. Gregory Kopiloff pleaded guilty in November to mail fraud, aggravated ...

  50. Report: Kids Using Paid, Pirate Download Sites

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST A new NPD Group report finds that while most teens and tweens are using paid music download services these days, they're also still using pirate sites at a high rate. The research group estimates up to 70% of U.S. kids aged 9 - 14 download mu ...

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