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Digital Music News - Grooveshark Signs an Agreement With the Largest Music Publisher In the World...

Digital Music News - Grooveshark Signs an Agreement With the Largest Music Publisher In the World... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Despite a nuclear legal attack by all major label groups, Grooveshark is somehow keeping the lights on and forging out-of-court deals.  Just this morning, the company confirmed an amicable pact with Sony/ATV, the largest publisher in the world co-owned by Sony Music Entertainment.  

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Grooveshark is cutting deals with publishers, okay, that's would eventually put an end to law suits, but what about artists and songwriters fees? How much will Grooveshark redistribute?

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Universal Music Group Wins Appeal Against Grooveshark

Universal Music Group Wins Appeal Against Grooveshark | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
In a closely watched digital copyright lawsuit, a panel of five judges in the New York State Supreme Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed a lower state court decision favoring Escape Media Group Inc., the operators of the music streaming site...
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Basically, New York’s Supreme Court rewrites DMCA and suggest Congress to do the same.

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Six Reasons Why Recorded Music Should Be Free

Six Reasons Why Recorded Music Should Be Free | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Grooveshark is getting it from all angles. Not only did its only major label deal (with EMI) collapse, but the company is now being sued by all four major labels for large-scale copyright infringement due to its policy of letting users upload music into its system, where over 30 million people stream it for free each month - mostly in the absence of licenses from artists, labels, and publishers.
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Grooveshark Launches iPhone App in Face of Major Label Lawsuits | Evolver.fm

Grooveshark Launches iPhone App in Face of Major Label Lawsuits | Evolver.fm | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

When a digital music startup distributes massive amounts of unlicensed music and fails to pay for the music it has licensed, most of us know what happens next: They go out of business. Not so with Grooveshark.

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UK Music Industry to Block Tens of BitTorrent and File Sharing Sites Including Grooveshark

UK Music Industry to Block Tens of BitTorrent and File Sharing Sites Including Grooveshark | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
UK Music Industry to Block Tens of BitTorrent and File Sharing Sites Including Grooveshark
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British Phonographic Industry to block Grooveshark in UK? Last we heard Grooveshark had signed deals with publishers such as EMI...

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Grooveshark Introduces Broadcast To Let Anyone To Become Their Own Online DJ | TechCrunch

Grooveshark Introduces Broadcast To Let Anyone To Become Their Own Online DJ | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Grooveshark has created a way for its users to create there own live streaming playlists, enabling them to share their favorite music, complete with their own personal interruptions.
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Live broadcasting, that was the one thing missing from streaming services. 
Btw, has anyone ever got money from Grooveshark?

They run an ace service, but I'm still wondering how much artists get from those streams. 

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EMI terminates its music licensing contract with Grooveshark

EMI terminates its music licensing contract with Grooveshark | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Grooveshark is undoubtedly playing a sad song today, but it's definitely not from an artist licensed by major music company EMI. EMI, one of the largest music publishers in the world, has terminated its contract with the streaming music service.
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Grooveshark's Legal Woes Mount as EMI Sues

Grooveshark's Legal Woes Mount as EMI Sues | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The only label that has cut a deal with the free music site files suit for royalties; other labels pursue copyright claims.
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