iTunes Match seems like a fantastic idea. Pay $25 a year, get all of your tracks up in the cloud either by having them recognized or by uploading them, and then you are free to download them to your iPhone at a moments notice. It seems the service isn't exactly perfect with a frustrating glitch being discovered that converts explicit versions of songs to clean versions.
Since domain seizures based upon claims by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) began occurring in late November, some have questioned how the entertainment industry organizations were so empowered to provoke such action with a lack of legal justification and due process for their targets. Details of the financial activities of these organizations during the 3rd quarter of 2010, however, reveal what may be the answer.
Music from a major label could come as cheaply as 15 cents per track through a partnership with the Web site Amie Street.
MySpace today launched its music service to British members, as the company attempts to compete with Facebook and other social networking or music services in international markets.
E-retailers raked in the dough in what was one of the busiest online shopping seasons in recent years. According to research firm comScore, cyber shoppers in the U.S. spent over $35 billion from November 1 to Christmas Day - a 15 percent increase over last year's figures.
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Google finally unveiled its long-rumored cloud-based music player today, albeit in beta form. "Upload your personal music collection to listen anywhere, keep everything in sync, and forget the hassle of cables and files," boasts the Music Beta website. Marvin L. Berenson, Senior Vice President of BMI, would rather you didn't.
Nobody wanted the anti-piracy SOPA and PROTECT IP bills to pass more than the Recording Industry Association of America. Well, beside the MPAA. The music organization's CEO Cary Sherman on Thursday blamed a purposeful misinformation campaign for lawmakers' failure to pass both.
A ruling by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans may have a long-lasting effect on digital rights management (DRM) copy protection, even though the case wasn’t directly involved in a high-profile copyright lawsuit.
After years of legal action from copyright groups, the company behind LimeWire is continuing its legal fight against the music industry. LimeWire now wants Amazon and other third parties selling music to produce information related to financial transactions with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
With PROTECT IP on hold, the Motion Picture Association of America has thrown its support behind Congressman Lamar Smith's new Stop Online Piracy Act. The organization and its affiliates asked respected intellectual property and First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams to read through the bill and discern if it was constitutionally sound.
Apple iTunes has increased its lead in the U.S. music distribution market, but expects an interesting battle from the Google Android Music store.
Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group are priming to file a lawsuit against online music streaming service, Grooveshark. That lawsuit could be filed as early as today (Thursday). The lawsuit will likely claim that employees of Grooveshark have posted pirated songs to the service.
In this review, we will check out how they perform against a pair of corded headphones, its features and how well it copes with everyday use such as sound quality, line of sight, distance from transmitter and battery life.
Pressuring lawmakers to swiftly pass strict anti-piracy laws in the United Kingdom, the music industry is arguing that while peer-to-peer file sharing stagnates, other ways of downloading music illegally are blooming.
The 3D TV craze may not be spreading as quickly as content providers and hardware manufacturers would like, but according to a new report the global consumption of similarly high-brow web-connected TVs have not been met with buyer apathy. And surprisingly, it's not the U.S. leading the charge into the realm of internet couch surfing.

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