Topic / Universal Music

Sony launches online streaming music service in Australia

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Sony has announced the expansion of its online music streaming service, Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, to Australia, the United States and New Zealand, joining users in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Span. The service, which allows users on Internet-connected Sony devices, such as its line of BRAVIA televisions, Blu-Ray players and PlayStation computers, will stream music from all four major labels – Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music, […]

Music labels demand Pirate Bay founders pay up

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NEWS IN BRIEF: The big four record labels are seeking one million Swedish kronor from two of the Pirate Bay founders, Gottfird and Fredrik; claiming that they have failed to comply with a court order by the Stockholm District Court to cease operating the site. Despite an appeal granted; Universal Music, EMI Music, Sony Music and Warner Music argue that the since that the site is operational, the two must […]

VEVO is accessible in Australia – just don’t get your hopes up yet

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Guess what! Australia can now officially access VEVO.com! That would be great news, but there is a downside. While you can access the pages, you will not be able to play any of the content – mainly because of rights restrictions (meaning those living in Canada, US or Japan are allowed to view the videos). However, there is a way to watch videos from VEVO – and that’s on YouTube; […]

Warner Music pulls videos off YouTube after talks break down

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Warner Music Group, which is the third largest record label in the Big 4, has pulled all of its videos on its YouTube channel after talks of renewing a licensing agreement had broken down on Friday. Warner Music, along with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment (formerly known as Sony BMG) and EMI, are all renegotiating their deals with the Google-owned video site. Warner Music, which is the home for […]

First EMI, now Universal

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The Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music label, on Thursday says it would test the sales of no DRM on its songs. This deal could start a world without DRM soon enough, with EMI establishing its anti-DRM stance. The deal, however, won’t be on iTunes. No reason has been specifie, but it might have something to do with its feud with Apple over pricing. Leaving iTunes out might be […]