Los Angeles – Choruss, a legal file-sharing network being
developed by former Warner Music executive Jim Griffin, has been shelved after
failing to obtain all the necessary licenses, GigaOM reports.

“We couldn’t
even find half of the rights holders,” Griffin told GigaOM, adding,
“My fault; I blew it.”

While Griffin is now at work on creating a
registry of copyrighted musical works — which would help facilitate a legal
file-sharing service — the team behind file-sharing service Audiogalaxy has
changed its focus and launched a new service.

The veteran
file-sharing application was being retooled to serve as the file-sharing
network behind Choruss that would have been marketed to universities.

Audiogalaxy has now relaunched as a cloud-based service that lets users upload
and stream their DRM-free music.


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