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Copyright fail: Warner Bros. reports own site as illegal

In its attempts to crack down on online privacy, film studio Warner Brothers has mistakenly asked Google to remove its own website from search results, saying it violates copyright laws.

06/09/2016  |  Full story...

Google Music goes live in US with Android store

Google Music has gone live in the US, featuring a free music storage cloud service, app, Web player, free social music sharing on Google+ and store on the Android marketplace. Initially launcing as a beta in the US earlier this year, the new version launches today and will roll out to Android devices in the US over the next few days. The firm did not discuss any plans to offer Google Music outside the US. Users will be able to share songs with their Google+ Circles contacts who can listen to the full length of the tracks one time without making a purchase.

17/11/2011

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Blackberry debuts £4.99-a-month cloud music service

Research in Motion (RIM) has launched its cloud-based music service, BBM Music, has officially gone live, charging £4.99 per month. The service, which was first launched in a closed beta trial in August this year, allows users to build a personal music profile of 50 songs that can be listened to on or offline on their BlackBerry handset. Users can also share their profile with friends by inviting them to subscribe to their list, which they can also listen to in full both on and offline.

16/11/2011

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Blackberry tests cloud-based social music service

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has launched a beta test of its cloud-based social music service BBM Music, backed by the four major music labels. BBM Music will feature select music from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and EMI. A closed beta trial of the BBM Music service is starting on Thursday in Canada, the United States and the UK, the company said.

31/08/2011

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Music sales: Indie labels’ market share '57% higher online'

Music artists on independent record labels are enjoying a far greater proportion of online sales than physical sales, according to new data. The figures, from Merlin, the global licensing agency for independent labels (the “virtual fifth major” on account of the slice of the market it represents), demonstrate the growing significance of the independent label sector in the new music industry.

Data reveals that 22 artists represented by Merlin members score number 1s in at least one major territory, while more than 50 Merlin member artists bagged top 5 albums in 2010/2011. In addition, the US album market share for independents is 57% greater for digital than physical sales, while paid tier usage of Merlin repertoire on streaming services (such as Spotify Premium) outstrips free tier use (Such as Spotify's ad funded service) by 20%.

24/05/2011

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Facebook takes on Netflix? Warner to stream rented movies via film fan pages

Warner Bros. has started delivering movies through Facebook, enabling U.S. users to rent titles for $3. Currently the service will only work for the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight, avialiable via the film’s Facebook fan page.

That movie is currently the only one available for rental from the Warner Bros. catalogue, with more to come in the following months. Movies can also be rented for 30 Facebook Credits, an official payment option that enables users to buy virtual goods on Facebook.

09/03/2011

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Apple woos record companies for unlimited iTunes music downloads

Apple is reportedly trying to make a deal with record companies that would allow it to offer unlimited downloads for iTunes music purchases.

Apple, like its now arch rival Google, is said to be considering playing in the ‘digital locker’ space, providing a cloud-based file storage service specifically designed for music, from which MP3s already owned by users could be re-downloaded or streamed from any net connected device. Bloomberg cites three people with knowledge of the company’s plans, reporting that Apple is negotiating with Vivendi’s Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and EMI.

08/03/2011

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Disney and Warner Bros accused of ‘spying on web users’

A number of high profile companies, including Disney and Warner Brothers, are being sued in the US for using a company that allegedly tracks the online activity of web users illegally.The complaint, filed last week in California, alleges that Disney, Warner Bros. Records, Ustream and others have installed illegal codes on millions of computers with the purpose of tracking the online activity of their owners.

The defendants are Clearspring Technologies, the company developing Flash-based technologies and its customers, which include Walt Disney Internet Group, Demand Media, Project Playlist, Soapnet, SodaHead, Ustream and Warner Bros. Records.

18/08/2010

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