Streaming Services Showing Profits for Record Labels

After years of clear decline in music sales, there seems to be new hope for record companies in the form of streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify and iTunes Radio. Preferred formats for recorded music have changed throughout the years from records, to CDs, and then digital downloads. However, in recent history many people, including

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A New Face for Pandora?

After years of inciting resentment from within the music world, it would appear that Pandora is attempting to change its image. The one-time disrupter, now helmed by CEO Brian McAndrews, known for fighting Congress in hopes of protecting its profits (publishers only receive 4 percent of the company’s revenue), is trying to make friends within

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Sirius XM Loses Lawsuit on Pre-1972 Royalties

A federal judge in California ruled yesterday that Sirius XM satellite radio is liable for copyright infringement because, up until this point, it has not paid royalties on recordings made prior to 1972. This particular case was filed by members of the band The Turtles. Sirius and other such companies have argued that they are

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