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Spain Empowers Judges to Close Websites on Piracy Claims

Madrid - The government of Spain has approved new legislation that will empower the country's courts to shutter or block access to websites offering unauthorized downloads...

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,...