• Brightcove To Power Online Video Platform For EMI Music In North America

    The war between the enterprise-grade online video platform providers rages on, and Brightcove will announce later today at the SXSW conference that it was won another small battle by signing up EMI Music, one of the “big four” record companies. The EMI Group company will use Brightcove as its online video publishing and syndication platform of choice in North America, across all of… Read More

  • MP3tunes Founder Fights Court Decision That Could Help Music Labels Bankrupt Him

    Two years ago, a bunch of labels affiliated to music giant EMI Group sued both MP3tunes and its infamous founder Michael Robertson – former founder and CEO of MP3.com and currently running VoIP startup Gizmo5 – over alleged copyright infringement. A year ago, a judge did the sensible thing and tossed out the part of the case that could personally bankrupt the man. Fast forward to… Read More

  • Grooveshark Slips Past EMI's Lawyers, Signs New Licensing Agreement Instead

    According to Chilean tech blog FayerWayer, music startup Grooveshark is about to announce that it has reached an agreement with recording industry giant The EMI Group. The news comes nearly three months after EMI sued the fledgling company behind the service, Escape Media Group, for infringement on its copyright. Grooveshark is a web-based music application where you can go to listen to… Read More

  • EMI Drops Lawsuit Against Project Playlist, Licenses Catalog Instead

    Music search and streaming service Project Playlist may finally be turning the tide in its ongoing battle with the music industry. EMI Music, one of the three major labels which was suing Project Playlist for copyright infringement, dropped out of the litigation and is announcing today that it has licensed its entire catalog to the service instead. EMI joins Sony BMG, which was never part of… Read More

  • EMI Music Sues Hi5, VideoEgg and Ten Defendants To Be Named Later

    EMI, which is looking less like a music label and more like a lawsuit label, is at it again. This afternoon they filed a lawsuit alleging “massive and blatant” copyright infringement by Hi5, VideoEgg and ten John Doe defendants to be named later. The core of the suit is over copyrighted EMI content that appears on Hi5, particularly music videos. EMI is a particularly litigious company. Read More

  • Another Google Exec Bails: VP Leaves To Head EMI Group

    Add another one to the list of Google employee departures: Google VP Engineering Douglas Merrill has resigned, a source says (and confirmed here), and will be joining UK and NY-based big music label EMI Group as President. Merrill joined Google in 2003 as Senior Director of Information Systems. In the position he just left, he held direct line responsibility for all internal engineering… Read More