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In a move sure to attract attention from the music industry, a small group of coders claiming to be part of Anonymous is putting together a social music platform. The rather ambitious goal: Create a service that seamlessly pulls up songs streaming from all around the internet.

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'Have a Drink on Me' -- AC/DC The Wineupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 11:31:00

Hells Bells! What are classic rockers AC/DC up to now?

Linkin Park cancels Washington showupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 00:57:00

Linkin Park canceled its Thursday night show in Washington, D.C., after the group's lead singer fell ill, the band said on its website.

Justices pass on chance to examine illegal music downloadsupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 11:02:00

Whitney Harper likes music and enjoyed sharing it with her teen-age friends. But that put her in deep legal trouble, and she has become the face of unresolved legal issue over so-called "innocent infringers."

Quick shots: Kudos to campaign workersupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 12:28:00

Editor's note: There are six days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

Quick shots: Messages and adviceupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 15:05:00

Editor's note: There are 20 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

Quick shots: Don't demonize GOP womenupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 10:19:00

Editor's note: There are 27 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

CNNMoney: Music's lost decade: Sales cut in halfupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 09:52:00

If you watched the Grammy Awards Sunday night, it would appear all is well in the recording industry. But at the end of last year, the music business was worth half of what it was ten years ago and the decline doesn't look like it will be slowing anytime soon.

Woman fined to tune of $1.9 million for illegal downloadsupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 10:54:00

A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet and fined her $80,000 each -- a total of $1.9 million -- for 24 songs.

A to Z of online piracyupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 14:53:00

If mention of The Pirate Bay conjures up images of parrots, peg legs and planks, or geeky jargon like BitTorrent and jailbreak leaves you all at sea, this handy A-Z will help you navigate the choppy waters of the online piracy debate.

FSB: New spin on vinyl: Bundled MP3supdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 09:52:00

Like many music retailers, Nathaniel Bernier was getting squeezed. His store, Wild Rufus Records, in the seaside town of Camden, Maine, was selling fewer CDs. It was suffering as a result of the music industry's broader woes - CD sales nationwide were down a steep 17.5% last year. To make matters worse, the local Wal-Mart was beefing up its music section and drawing customers away.

Fortune: Lime Wire seeks legitimacyupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 14:44:00

Recently, Nat Hays, chairman of Brooklyn's independent +1 Records, wanted to break a record by one of his label's new bands, The Morning Benders. So he went straight to Apple's iTunes Music Store.

Fortune: Gatekeeper of the MP3 blogosphereupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 12:46:00

Anthony Volodkin ran into trouble last year when he tried to raise money for the Hype Machine, a digital music startup. Jewel Honored for 18 Million Albums Soldupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 17:13:00

"This is awesome. Thank you so much," the country star says of her surprise plaque

Larry King Christmas countdownupdated: Mon Dec 24 2007 12:54:00

Josh Groban sings 'The Christmas Song' in a Larry King holiday special airing tonight at 9:00 pm ET.

CNNMoney: XM radio lawsuit: More copyright woesupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 20:32:00

The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) filed a lawsuit against XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc on Thursday for providing radios that allegedly let users reproduce and distribute copyrighted music without paying appropriate royalties.

Fortune: Scariest tech of 2006updated: Tue Oct 31 2006 10:11:00

Horrible Halloween picks for the ghastliest gizmos, scariest software and most terrifying technologies of the year.

CNNMoney: Static for Sirius and XMupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 10:15:00

Look up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane! Nope. It's the two satellite radio stocks plunging from orbit!

CNNMoney: RIAA to sue hundreds of downloadersupdated: Tue Apr 12 2005 16:42:00

The recording industry intends to sue hundreds of college students accused of illegally distributing music and movies across Internet2, the super-fast computer network connecting leading universities for researching the next generation of the Internet, industry officials said Tuesday.

Court strikes a good balance in file swapping caseupdated: Thu Nov 11 2004 13:13:00

Since 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has been suing peer-to-peer (P2P) file swappers and downloaders. The RIAA alleges, in its suits, that P2P file swapping and downloading, when it involves pirated files, violates copyright law -- and, at times, also the Digital Music Copyright Act (DMCA).

CNNMoney: Hollywood to sue pirates: reportupdated: Thu Nov 04 2004 06:07:00

The Motion Picture Association of America is set to follow the lead of the music industry and start filing lawsuits against individuals who it charges are illegally trading digital copies of movies, according to a published report.

Tune in and turn up TV on the Radioupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 11:05:00

With Interpol sitting on top of the indie rock pile, it seems the much-ballyhooed New York music scene has survived the apparent scare after the Strokes' second album, "Room on Fire," came and went with little fanfare.

CNNMoney: CDs stage a comeback, but can it last?updated: Tue Jul 06 2004 09:14:00

Music CDs may not be headed the way of Betamax videotapes after all -- at least not yet.

CNNMoney: Music-Royalty Deal Is Expectedupdated: Tue May 04 2004 06:17:00

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is expected to announce today a settlement with the music industry under which recorded-music and music- publishing companies will make a good-faith effort to distribute $50 million in unpaid royalties to thousands of unknown musicians, along with a number of well- known performers, including David Bowie, Sean "Puffy" Combs, and Dolly Parton , Tuesday's Wall Street Journal reported.

CNNMoney: Survey: Fewer adults download musicupdated: Mon Apr 26 2004 12:31:00

More than 17 million Americans have stopped downloading music over the Internet following a recent crackdown on the practice, according to a new survey.

CNNMoney: Movie studios may sue downloadersupdated: Fri Apr 02 2004 08:18:00

The trade group for the major movie studios is considering following the legal path of the record companies by suing people for illegally downloading copyrighted materials, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: RIAA sues 532 more file-sharersupdated: Tue Mar 23 2004 14:48:00

The U.S. music industry on Tuesday sued 532 more people for online copyright infringement, including 89 individuals using college networks.

CNNMoney: SCO's year of living litigiouslyupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 10:39:00

It's never a good sign for the tech sector when some of its biggest news involves lawyers, but that's been the situation so far this year.

Fortune: Catch Us If You Can The folks who brought you Kazaa have a new hit called Skype--and a plan to set phone calls updated: Mon Feb 09 2004 00:01:00

Near the center of the walled medieval district of Estonia's capital, Tallinn, sits the NoKu bar. It's almost impossible to find, on a cobblestone street behind a pair of old, unmarked wooden doors...

CNNMoney: Sticking it to swappersupdated: Thu Jan 22 2004 10:16:00

The pinstriped phantom appeared out of nowhere and stapled a "Swapper!" sign to my chest.

Music industry suing 532 song swappersupdated: Thu Jan 22 2004 00:24:00

The U.S. music industry says it is suing 532 individuals in anti-piracy lawsuits even though it does not know their names.

CNNMoney: More song swappers suedupdated: Wed Jan 21 2004 12:37:00

The nation's record companies Wednesday sued another 532 people for illegally distributing copyrighted music over the Internet, stepping up their attack against online music piracy.

Business 2.0: Coming Soon: The Untouchable CDupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

Can anything save the music business? Since 1999, CD unit sales have plunged 26 percent--a decline of $2 billion--thanks in part to file-sharing services and other forms of digital piracy. The majo...

Fortune: MP3s Are Big Music's Savior, Not Slayerupdated: Mon Sep 16 2002 00:01:00

The music business is trapped in a new-economy time warp. While the rest of us plod through Scandal Summer 2002, record companies are still dealing with "paradigm shifting technologies," talk of ca...

Fortune: The New Napsters There's more free downloading of music than ever. The big labels hate it--but shutting down updated: Mon Aug 12 2002 00:01:00

To the big record labels, Napster wasn't just a nuisance; it was their worst nightmare--the online equivalent to everyone storming into record stores and making off with armfuls of CDs. So when an ...

Fortune: After Napsterupdated: Mon Jun 24 2002 00:01:00

The music industry may have won the battle against Napster, which recently filed for bankruptcy as part of a plan to sell its assets to Bertelsmann. But the victory comes in the midst of a larger w...

Fortune: Don't Call Them Napsterupdated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

The Recording Industry Association of America may have won a legal victory against Napster, but now it's scrambling to keep up with the next generation of music-swapping software. The conventional ...

Fortune: Who's Afraid Of This Kid? The recording industry, that's who. Shawn Fanning, 19, started a tiny online music service that has giupdated: Mon Mar 20 2000 00:01:00

Early this year officials at Indiana University began noticing a curious thing: A rapidly rising percentage of the university's Internet bandwidth was being consumed by students using a new Web ser...

Fortune: Desperately Seeking MP3: A Writer's Quest THE BIGGEST WASTE OF TIME SINCE MTVupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

Over the past year I had read articles declaring the CD dead, heard friends talk about friends who had stopped patronizing record stores, and watched music executives fret over the impending meltdo...

Fortune: Valley Talk, Part Two How a Community of Internet Pirates May Mean Big Trouble for the Film Industryupdated: Mon Sep 06 1999 00:01:00

On a recent Saturday night, I punched in the code to enter the offices of a friend's startup in San Francisco. It was dark, so I stumbled through the maze of cubicles toward a bright light across t...


Is the cassette dying, or just in a coma? This is a big question in the music industry these days, and for good reason. In 1991 cassettes accounted for 29% of all retail music sales; today cassette...

Fortune: THE MARKET COOLS TO RAP MUSICupdated: Mon Jul 10 1995 00:01:00

Word to Senator Bob Dole: get with it, bro. The Republican presidential hopeful recently scored big points bashing rap music and record companies such as Time Warner (parent of Fortune's publisher)...

Fortune: HOW COPYCATS STEAL BILLIONS Foreign theft of ideas and innovations, from hit songs to computer software, has become a huge headaupdated: Mon Apr 22 1991 00:01:00

TWO YEARS AGO in Milan, a squad of court officers and lawyers burst into the gloomy headquarters of Montedison, Italy's chemical giant. Sweeping through the building, they ordered employees at comp...

Fortune: A year for recordsupdated: Mon Apr 01 1985 00:01:00

A comeback award for Sixties rocker Tina Turner at this year's Grammys could easily have gone to the whole record industry. It has finally climbed out of the pit of a four-year depression that intr...

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