Universal Music agrees to pay indie artists Vevo royalties

The world’s biggest music label has always regarded music videos as promotional tools. But now that Vevo, the music video platform Universal co-owns with Sony, is making $150 million a year, the label agrees the indie artists who render these works deserve compensation.

Megaupload Case Grows Bigger, Stranger

A New Zealand court today delayed its decision over whether to grant bail to the founder of Megaupload after prosecutors argued that Kim Dot…

A clouded view of Google Music

The licensing deals Google was able to sign with the major record labels are in their own way groundbreaking and could point to a more significant shift under way in the online music business than simply the addition of another MP3 store.