May 25, 2001 |
The major record labels continued their legal assault against online music companies Thursday, filing lawsuits in federal court against a leading personalized radio station and a popular file-swapping service. A lawsuit against Launch Media Inc. of Santa Monica accuses Launch of infringing the labels' copyrights by failing to obtain licenses for its Web radio service.
September 11, 2000 |
Adding to MP3.com Inc.'s legal woes, Zomba Recording Corp. and Zomba Music Publishing are expected to file copyright infringement lawsuits in U.S. District Court in New York today against the online music start-up. Analysts warn that the Zomba cases could be the first of many copycat claims brought by smaller labels and publishers against MP3.com. Like the major labels, Zomba Recording and Zomba Music are suing for copyright infringement stemming from MP3.com's My.MP3.com service.
November 14, 2002 |
A spate of licensing deals this week finally will allow an array of online music companies to offer songs from most or all of the major record labels, setting the stage for them to compete on the features they offer instead of on the limitations of their catalogs. Analysts say notable shortcomings remain in all the authorized services that could hurt their appeal and stunt innovation.
May 24, 1997 |
Bob Carlisle, a Nashville songwriter, was just as stunned as the rest of the pop world this week when his debut album soared to No. 2 on the national sales chart--all because of a song he once considered too personal to even put on record. The album, "Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace)," (see review on F6) is a runaway bestseller because of the enormous radio airplay being given the song "Butterfly Kisses," which Carlisle wrote 2 1/2 years ago for his daughter's 16th birthday.
October 17, 1999 |
'N Sync has always been a pesky little brother for the Backstreet Boys, constantly getting underfoot in the early days and then, worse, maturing into a rival that could actually compete for the affections (and allowances) of the nation's female youth. The battle between the heartthrob squads has never been confined to the charts either. Both fivesomes were, to a varying extent, assembled and trained under the watchful eye of Florida pop music entrepreneur Louis J. Pearlman.