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The Echo Nest Lands $1.3 Million for Music Recommendations

Somerville, Mass. - The Echo Nest, the provider of a music recommendation and search platform, has raised $1.3 million in new funding from 14 unnamed investors, according...

Finnish Label to Halt New Signings Until P2P Sites Stopped

Los Angeles - A Finland-based record label has announced that it will cease signing new artists until "our politicians have stopped the P2P sites," TorrentFreak reported....

Music Publishers Settle Suit Against Unlicensed Lyrics Site

Washington - The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) announced on Tuesday that it has successfully settled its copyright infringement suit against Motive Force and Sean Colombo, operators...

Guilty File-Swapper Tenenbaum Seeks New Trial

Boston - Joel Tenenbaum, the Boston-area student who was found guilty of sharing 30 songs online and ordered to pay the major record labels $675,000 in...

U2's Bono Decries File-Sharing, "Rich Service Providers"

New York - U2 frontman Bono took to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times over the weekend, in part to rail against the sharing...

Google Begins Favoring MySpace in Music Stream Links

Mountain View, Calif. - Google (NASD: GOOG) appears to have shifted the bulk of its new music streaming links on search results to MySpace-owned iLike, pushing Lala --...

Warner Music Brining Artist-focused Channels to Hulu

New York - Major record label Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG) has signed a deal to feature its artists' content on Hulu, the video portal joint venture...

Chinese Sites Ku6, Sohu Establish Anti-Piracy Fund

Beijing - Chinese content sites Ku6.com and Sohu.com on Monday jointly announced the creation of a new International Movie & TV Copyright Joint Procurement Fund, into which...

MySpace Swaps Imeem Web Playlists for Advertisements

San Francisco - News Corp.'s (NYSE: NWS) MySpace has replaced all of the songs and playlists embedded around the Web using its recently acquired imeem streaming service...