LimeWire

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business Matters: Radio Listening Dips, LimeWire Cuts Staff and more

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Study: Radio Listening Dips -- American youths are spending more time on the Internet and less time listening to radio, according to a new Edison Research study of 12- to 24-year-olds. Daily radio ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Earnings Analysis: WMG Hit By Slow Release Schedule

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A slow release schedule helped Warner Music Group report a 15% drop in revenues in its fiscal third quarter. For the period ended June 30, revenue was $652 million and the operating loss was $1 million, a big drop from $25 million the year before. ...

  8. Business Matters: Live Nation, Cassette Comeback, RIAA and more

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LIVE NATION LOSS EXPECTED -- Analysts expect Live Nation to report a loss of $0.11 on revenue of $1.4 billion. The company releases its second-quarter earnings on August 6. ( SmarTrend ) HOW WILL 2010's TOURING SEASON BE DIFFERENT NEXT YEAR? ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. NMP Chief Discusses Legal Success At Annual Convention Meeting

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the last five years, the National Music Publishers Assn. invested $39 million on legal fees and litigation to protect songwriters and music publishers’ copyrights and as a result of those efforts the music publishing community has received back ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Business Matters: Public Enemy, Digital Lockers, iPhone, Android and More

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Public Enemy has cut its target at fan-funded site Selleband to $75,000 from $250,000. “We have learned that the fan funding model is still not fully developed,” says the band’s Sellaband page, “and, as a result, a $250,000 fund raising effort, ...

  18. Business Matters: AT&T, Rdio, C-32, eMusic, Vevo and More

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Much has been said about AT&T's plan to limit bandwidth of new mobile subscribers. Some have called it the end of young, innovative music services that have blossomed through mobile apps. But is AT&T really crippling these services ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Business Matters: Twitter, LimeWire, Big Kenny, The Orchard and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter or e-mail him at gpeoples AT billboard.com. -- TubeMogul stats show Twitter is a growing force in online video. The service had a 28.2% increase in average number of streams referred. (TubeMogul did not offer stats ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Web Trends: Yo Gabba Gabba Live, Avenged Sevenfold, Ke$ha and More

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. Yo Gabba Gabba Live DJ Lance Rock and the cast of Nick Jr. show "Yo Gabba Gabba!" will begin a 60 city North American tour on August 27 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY. Youtub ...

  25. Web Trends: Austin City Limits, Justin Bieber, Avenged Sevenfold and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 17. Austin City Limits 2010 The 2010 Austin City Limits line-up has been unveiled and will feature performances from The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes and M.I.A. and others. Youtube Music Most Viewed Tod ...

  26. Web Trends: Nashville Rising, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and More

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Lena Horne Funeral Legendary actress and jazz singer Lena Horne, known for hits like "Stormy Weather," died on Sunday in New York at the age of 92. 7. Nashville Rising "Nashville Rising" is benefit ...

  27. 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. ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Analysis: How Hard Is It To Find Legal Music?

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Consumer Focus, a UK statutory organization that acts as a consumer advocate, wants the record industry to do a better job promoting legal alternatives. Research by the group found that four in ten Great Britons are unable to name a single online ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Indies Group Takes Stand, Will Not Sip Wine From LimeWire’s Open Bar

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST A2IM president Richard Bengloff sent an e-mail to over a dozen members attending this week’s Digital Music Forum East conference highly critical of participating companies LimeWire and Myxer. While it stopped short of outright recommending that me ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. EMI's Leoni-Sceti Calls For 'Three Strikes' Law

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti called for greater innovation throughout the music industry and an enforced change in copyright law during his keynote address at the inaugural "c&binet forum" -- a three-day business and creative indus ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Briefs: Terra Firma, Joel Tenenbaum, Spotify

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Terra Firma investors have approved a £300 million ($495 million) equity injection into EMI . The injection may be part of a larger refinancing move, still months away, that would repay some of the debt owed to Citigroup. "Citi, which face ...

  36. Briefs: Tenenbaum Jury Selection, Kenny Chesney, Verizon

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- A recap from the first day of the Joel Tenenbaum file sharing trial as covered by Ben Sheffner. A blurb: "Nearly the entire day was consumed with what Gertner termed "one very long, very tortured day of jury selection." It starte ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Briefs: Bruce Springsteen, Jammie Thomas, Sugarland

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The New Jersey Star-Ledger used the Open Public Records Act to investigate the ticketing arrangements for the May 2009 Bruce Springsteen concert that prompted a Senate Judiciary hearing and much public outcry against Ticketmaster Entertainment. ...

  40. Study: 86% Would Pay For Legal P2P

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Different study, similar results. The Swedish Performing Rights Society (STIM) has released a study titled "Pirates, File-Sharers and Music Users" ( download PDF here ) that reaffirms the lures of P2P and, for a change, attempts to put a ...

  41. Boom In Music Video Games Helps Original Artists

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST "This song is dedicated to Debbie Harry," flinty-eyed Lisa Hsuan purrs into a microphone on the red-lit stage of Hyperion Tavern. It's a cozy dive where patrons drink Coke and beer from bottles and a fading chandelier dangles overhe ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Digital Briefs: Buzznet, Imeem, Lisa Loeb

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Buzznet confirms it is laying off around 10 employees, about an 11% cut. Universal Music Group is an investor in the social media site, which recently acquired music blogs Idolator and Stereogum. - Imeem added a mobile advertising service for it ...

  44. The Orchard Licenses Catalog To Limewire

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard is licensing its music to the DRM-free a la carte music download service operated by file-sharing network LimeWire. The store, launched earlier this year, has existing content from Redeye Distribution, Nettwerk Music Group, and IRIS. T ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. RIAA Sends 13th Wave of Pre-Litigation Letters

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters to universities this week for its member labels. Another 401 letters went to administrators of 12 universities, who were asked to forward them to the individuals associated with c ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  49. Qtrax Launches Legal P2P Service

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former illegal filesharing network Qtrax has announced the launch of what it says is the first legal, free peer-to-peer service at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, France. Qtrax says it has licenses in place with the major labels and publishers, ...

  50. France's SPPF Sues Limewire

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST French independent labels collecting society SPPF said yesterday it filed a suit against U.S.-based P2P software company Limewire in Paris' Tribunal de Grande Instance. The society claims recordings from various members are being illegally tr ...

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