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Universal Music Sues Grooveshark for Copyright Infringement

New York - Major record label Universal Music Group has sued music download service Grooveshark, alleging that the site is offering pre-1972 Universal recordings for free,...

Ticketmaster, Live Nation Shareholders Vote to Approve Merger

West Hollywood, Calif. - The shareholders of Ticketmaster (NASD:  TKTM) voted on Friday to approve the company's proposed merger with concert promotion giant Live Nation (NYSE:  LYV)....

Warner Music Gets $9 Million Return on Lala Investment

New York - Major record label Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG) saw at least a $9 million return on its investment in music streaming service Lala when...

Mobile Content Firm Thumbplay Launches Music Service

Las Vegas - Thumbplay, a mobile entertainment distributor, this week launched a beta of its unlimited streaming music application, which is initially available for BlackBerry and as...

Slacker Adds Local Song Caching to Mobile Radio Service

Las Vegas - Slacker, the provider of a music streaming service, on Friday announced new versions of its mobile applications for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry that allow...

Swiss File-Swapper, Age 18, Gets 2-Year Suspended Sentence

Los Angeles - An 18-year-old Swiss woman has been found guilty of copyright infringement in connection with operating a file-sharing site, and given a two-year suspended jail...

BMI Lawsuit Alleges T-Mobile Ringback Tones Unlicensed

Los Angeles - Performing rights organization BMI has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against wireless network operator T-Mobile USA (NYSE: DT), alleging the carrier has not properly licensed...

SeatGeek Lands Funding for Ticket Price Forecasting

New York - SeatGeek, a provider of price forecasting software for tickets to concerts and sporting events, has raised between $500,000 and $1 million in a...

Pandora to Bring Music Service to Pioneer In-Car System

Las Vegas - Pandora has signed a deal with consumer electronics firm Pioneer, to bring its streaming music service to a $1,200 Pioneer in-car navigation system,...

Report: U.S. Music Purchases Up 2.1% in 2009; Digital is 40%

New York - U.S. music purchases were up 2.1% in 2009 to 1.54 billion albums, singles, videos and digital tracks, and digital music now accounts for...