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Articles tagged with: emi

Spotify Comes To U.S. Residents, Perhaps For A Facebook Debut?

Spotify, a Swedish DRM-based music streaming service includes both major labels such as Sony, EMI, and Universal, and independent labels. The startup was launched in October of 2008, and I am please to announce that the service will soon be available to U.S. customers.

The announcement was actually made earlier in the month when Spotify had confirmed that it would come to the U.S., although it had not provided a specific launch date.

Website Must Pay $950,000 For Posting Beatles Songs

BlueBeat.com, a website that streams and sales music, agreed to pay record labels nearly a million dollar to settle a federal lawsuit for selling Beatles songs. The site sold the songs for 25 cents apiece before they were legally available.

The settlement with music companies EMI Group PLC, Capitol Records and Virgin Records America was approved by U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker. The Judge ruled in December that BlueBeat violated copyrights and presented unfair competition to the record labels.