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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 returns to YouTube after new deal

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Warner Music and YouTube have signed a new licensing agreement that will see the return of the record label’s music videos to the video-sharing site, after an attempt to renew a pre-existing agreement late last year failed and forced Google to remove all Warner Music-owned videos. The videos are said to be returning by the end of the year, at the earliest. The agreement will give more control to Warner, […]

Warner Music, YouTube nearing deal

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Warner Music and YouTube are said to have reached terms in a possible new deal that could be announced in a few weeks, according to CNET News. The new deal would bring an end to a feud after a prior licensing agreement between both parties, with attempts to renew the deal broke down. Warner Music artists, including artists that are not signed to their labels but are distributed by the […]

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 […]