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Cleared for Landing: Lily Allen's US Return

After visa snags, UK import tackles US for the second time

(Newser) - After being grounded by US immigration officials just as her 2007 album was set to take off, the UK’s Lily Allen is taking a second shot at conquering America with a new album, reports the Wall Street Journal. Despite her visa travails, Allen's debut sold a respectable 500,000... More »

Warner Music Pulls Videos From YouTube

Contract negotiations between firms stall

(Newser) - Warner Music ordered YouTube to remove all music videos by Warner artists today after talks to renew their licensing deal stalled, Reuters reports. The impasse could affect hundreds of thousands of video clips. The music group, home to artists such as Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is demanding... More »

MySpace Music Takes On iTunes

Joint venture with record companies aims to create competition

(Newser) - The world of online music buying looks set for a shakeup with the launch of MySpace Music, announced today. The joint venture between MySpace and three of the big four record labels aims to compete head-to-head with iTunes, CNET News reports. Music industry bigwigs are said to have long felt... More »

Top Google Engineer Decamps for EMI Music

Engineering VP is the second senior exec to jump ship in two months

(Newser) - A top Google engineer has signed on to help guide EMI Music through a restructuring, in the wake of its acquisition by after private equity firm Terra Firma, reports the New York Times. Douglas Merrill, Google’s VP of engineering, will become president of digital at the world’s fourth-largest... More »

Music Giant EMI Slashing 2,000 Jobs

Robbie Williams warns he'll withhold album to protest 'bean counters'

(Newser) - The new owners of record company titan EMI are cleaning house, starting with the elimination of 2,000 jobs—a third of its workforce—in a restructuring that could also include dumping artists, reports the Wall Street Journal. The layoffs come as new owner, Terra Firma Capital, tries to rejuvenate... More »

No Warner Content for Nokia Music Site

Music withheld over illegal download concerns

(Newser) - The latest music copyright battle has pitted Warner Music against Nokia. Warner refuses to sell its tunes through the new Nokia Music Store website, on grounds that another Nokia service, the file-sharing site Mosh, enables swapping of copyrighted material, the Wall Street Journal reports. Music from Universal, Sony BMG, and... More »

Radiohead: Pay Whatever You Want

Band leaves cost of downloading new album up to fans

(Newser) - “No, really, it’s up to you,” Radiohead’s website tells consumers pricing out a digital copy of the band’s next album, set to debut Oct. 10. The band is testing the theory that consumers will pay a fair price for the 10-song set if given the... More »

Amazon Sings New Tune for Online Music

Web giant will sell non-piracy-protected tracks in digital store

(Newser) - Amazon is going where Apple tried (and failed) to: a DRM-free online music store. Set to launch this year, Amazon’s venture won't sell tracks protected by digital rights management, the anti-copying technology that music labels have required Apple’s iTunes to use. To stay DRM-free, Amazon will partner with... More »

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