Review: RadioTracker from RapidSolution

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RadioTracker helps music lovers find, listen and download their favorite artists and songs from around the web. Users can enjoy listening to selected music 70,000 artists, 20,000 Internet radio stations and 80 music genres...

'Rock Band,' 'Guitar Hero' drive digital song sales

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In the two months since MTV Networks and Harmonix released the music-based video game Rock Band, players have purchased and downloaded more than 2.5 million additional songs made available after the game's initial distribution. Activision,...

Sprint To Sponsor Song via p2p

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Sprint has signed on as the first company to underwrite a song to be distributed on file-sharing networks, agreeing to embed its logo on copies of tracks from Atlantic Records hip-hop artist Plies, sources told...

Song sites face legal crackdown

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Thanks DCrad for this submission. The music industry is to extend its copyright war by taking legal action against websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics. The Music Publishers' Association (MPA), which represents US sheet...

Record Industry Sues 754 for Internet Song Swaps

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A recording industry trade group said Thursday that it has filed another wave of lawsuits against 754 people it suspects of distributing songs over the Internet without permission. The Recording Industry Association of America has...

iTunes, Band Aid battle over Xmas song price

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Apple has refused to offer the re-recorded Band Aid single Do They Know It's Christmas? because the charity won't let it sell the track at its standard price. While the song is available from other...

The Song Remains the Same

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In an August memo typed from his hospital bed, Steve Jobs -- Apple's chief executive, patriarch and media impresario--let his employees know he would be out for a month to recover from surgery to remove...

RealNetworks slashes song prices

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RealNetworks will kick off a high-profile digital music marketing campaign Tuesday, highlighting the new iPod-compatible technology that has swung the company into conflict with Apple Computer. For a limited time, RealNetworks will...

Sue You: This Song Is Our Song

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One of the webs most popular humor videos has gotten into some copyright trouble. The website Jibjab put together a video making fun of the John Kerry & George Bush. A parody of...

Apple Wants to Open Song Vaults

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Building the iTunes Music Store library is a collaborative effort that even Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs participates in. The programming director of the store is a former radio deejay who's constantly looking for places...

New tool designed to block song swaps

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Network security company Palisade Systems this week will launch software designed to identify and block copyrighted songs as they are being traded online. Created by software firm Audible Magic, the song-filtering software...

iTunes song swap helper vanishes from Net

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When a program called "MyTunes" appeared online last year, allowing networked users of Apple Computer's iTunes digital jukebox software to download songs from each other, it had the feel of a breakthrough that wouldn't last...

Eminem's Publisher Sues Apple Over Song

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Rapper Eminem's music publisher is suing Apple Computer Inc., claiming the company used one of the hip-hop superstar's songs in a television advertisement without permission. Eight Mile Style filed the copyright infringement suit late last...

Real to launch song store

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RealNetworks is expected to throw its hat into the digital song store ring later this week, releasing a download service based on technology similar to that used in Apple Computer's iTunes store, according to sources...

eBay mutes iTunes song auction

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eBay on Thursday canceled an auction that sought to resell a music download that was purchased through Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, saying the attempted sale violated its listing policies. The move for now brings...

GRid to help track online song sales

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The Global Release Indentifier, or GRid, is a code akin to the Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code found on a CD or cassette tape in stores. GRid's aim is to track each time...

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