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Apple signs up EMI for iCloud music service

Apple signs up EMI for iCloud music service

By 19 May 2011

Apple has signed a licensing agreement with music label EMI to include its content in the forthcoming iCloud service. In addition, the Cupertino giant is close to striking similar deals with the Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. Having... >>

Vevo launches in the USA

Vevo launches in the USA

By 9 December 2009

Universal Music's much-discussed music video service has finally been brought to life. The Hulu-like site, which was formed following major label dissatisfaction with YouTube, has gone live with content from Universal, Sony Music and EMI. Independent... >>

BlueBeat claims it owns copyright in Beatles tracks

BlueBeat claims it owns copyright in Beatles tracks

By 5 November 2009

Hank Risen, the owner of BlueBeat.com, which was found last week to be selling MP3s of the Beatles' catalogue for as little as 15p per track, has defiantly stated that he owns the copyrights in the songs that he's selling. EMI filed a lawsuit against... >>

Logitech's Squeezebox Radio gets Queen album early

Logitech's Squeezebox Radio gets Queen album early

By 29 September 2009

In what's being described as an industry first, Queen are joining up with Logitech to offer their new album "Absolute Greatest" exclusively first the Wi-Fi-enabled Logitech Squeezebox Radio and music player. From now, owners of the Logitech Squeezebox... >>

BT plans music subscription service

BT plans music subscription service

By 6 August 2009

BT is reportedly in early discussions with execs at all four major labels to try and build a legal music subscription service to rival the vague plans that Sky says it has about a similar initiative. Sky says that it's reached agreements with EMI and... >>

Orange music goes DRM-free

Orange music goes DRM-free

By 10 July 2009

Orange has followed Vodafone in announcing it will offer digital rights management-free music downloads in what it says is a "major refresh" of its music portal. Orange will sell DRM-free music downloads from Universal Music, EMI Music and a number of... >>

EMI refuses to stream at new PRS rates

EMI refuses to stream at new PRS rates

By 30 June 2009

EMI Publishing has said that it's not going to be making its catalogue available at the new audio streaming rates for websites, recently published by PRS for Music. The collection society, which organises royalty payments for music publishers, cut its... >>

New Danger Mouse album comes as blank CD-R

New Danger Mouse album comes as blank CD-R

By 18 May 2009

Music producer Danger Mouse shot to fame in 2004 with "The Grey Album" - a mashup of the Beatles' "The White Album" and Jay-Z's "The Black Album". EMI, who owns the copyright for the Beatles' tracks, weren't too pleased as he hadn't asked permission.... >>

Re-mastered Beatles CDs to launch with Rock Band game

Re-mastered Beatles CDs to launch with Rock Band game

By 8 April 2009

The original Beatles catalogue, digitally re-mastered for the first time, is to get a worldwide CD release on 09/09/09 - the same date as the The Beatles: Rock Band goes on sale. However, there's still no news on the catalogue being made available for... >>

Vodafone goes DRM-free

Vodafone goes DRM-free

By 11 March 2009

Vodafone has announced that it has signed deals with Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI to offer their tracks and albums DRM-free across Vodafone markets for both mobile phones and PCs. Said to be the first deals of their kind for a mobile... >>