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Grooveshark infringed record labels' copyrights: U.S. judge

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NEW YORK - The online streaming service Grooveshark suffered a legal defeat on Monday when a U.S. judge found its operators liable to nine record companies for having directed employees to upload thousands of copyrighted songs without permission.

Pop supergroup hits British number one spot with 'Bang Bang'

LONDON - "Bang Bang", a collaboration between pop artists Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, took the top spot in Britain's singles chart, selling nearly 100,000 copies in its first week, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

29 Sep 2014

Radiohead's Thom Yorke will use BitTorrent to sell new album

LOS ANGELES - Radiohead singer Thom Yorke on Friday released an album via BitTorrent, the British rocker said, marking the first time the online file transfer system often associated with piracy has been used to sell music.

People, Tech 26 Sep 2014

UNAIDS appoints Victoria Beckham goodwill ambassador

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Thursday named fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham a goodwill ambassador. | Video

People, Health, 25 Sep 2014

Yusuf/Cat Stevens cancels New York show over scalpers

- Singer-songwriter Yusuf, who was Cat Stevens until he converted to Islam, said he had canceled a show scheduled for New York City because scalpers had driven up prices.

People 25 Sep 2014

Rod Stewart sued over injuries caused by soccer ball at Las Vegas concert

LAS VEGAS - British rocker Rod Stewart is facing a lawsuit from a man who says he was injured when the musician kicked a soccer ball into the crowd at a Las Vegas concert, striking the man in the face and breaking his nose.

People, 24 Sep 2014

Streisand makes music history with six decades of No. 1 albums

LOS ANGELES - Barbra Streisand made music history on Wednesday by becoming the only performer to have a No. 1 album in each of the past six decades, as her latest release "Partners" topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

People, 24 Sep 2014

Universal Music sues Monster over Beastie Boys music

NEW YORK - Two Universal Music Group units sued Monster Beverage Corp on Wednesday for using music co-owned by the Beastie Boys in a promotional video, accusing the energy drink maker of copyright infringement.

24 Sep 2014

New Pink Floyd album, first in 20 years, due in November

LONDON - Pink Floyd, the British progressive rock group whose "Dark Side of the Moon" is one of the best selling records of all time, has announced its first new studio album in 20 years will be released on Nov 11.

24 Sep 2014

Houston jury clears Patti LaBelle's bodyguards of assault

AUSTIN Texas - A Houston jury cleared bodyguards of Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle in a lawsuit filed by a former West Point cadet who claimed they beat him so badly he had to drop out of the military academy.

People, U.S. 24 Sep 2014

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