Rovio CEO Mikael Hed says that treating Angry Birds pirates as "fans" might be good for business.
The company has decided to try and find ways to partner with entities using its products for unauthorized use.
The new model for music is a flat-rate subscription, one that focuses on adoption rather than control. It conforms to digitization's abundance, rather than to the old idea of scarcity.
Executives from Sony and cloud-music service mSpot cross swords over whether services like mSpot must pay the big labels to store songs and stream them to owners.
Just as Spotify finally appears headed to the U.S., one of its execs suggests that Apple had something to do with the Web music company's licensing troubles.
You'd be forgiven for thinking Sony would keep its new Music Unlimited cloud music service to its own mobile devices. Happily, iPhone and Android are joining the party.
The European music service cut its first licensing deal for a U.S. launch with one of the four top labels--Sony. Can signing Universal help speed up a launch?
Bach Technology is designing a new file format, MusicDNA, that will provide a wealth of information--from album cover art to concert dates--alongside a regular audio file. But third-party support will be essential.
A new audio format that will allow your music to give you updates has been unveiled. MusicDNA includes music, artwork and the promise of more -- even after you've downloaded
Music labels are increasingly turning to free music as a way to combat free music.