Microsoft files a contract dispute suit against Samsung over Android patent-licensing royalties.
With the possibility of making billions in the rumored Apple-Beats deal, the high-end headphones company gets slapped with lawsuits.
Spotify introduces a Web site aimed at explaining its operations to artists and other music professionals.
The lawsuit accuses the satellite radio company of not paying royalties for music it plays that was recorded before 1972 when federal protections kicked in.
An earlier version of this story misstated Pandora's royalty costs. The company pays about two-thirds of its revenue to music royalties.
This story originally misstated the amounts said to be paid to the indie music labels. Apple reportedly will pay out 0.13 cent in the first year each time a song is played and 0.14 cent in the second year, while Pandora reportedly pays out 0.12 cent. That is, payments per song play are in the hundredths of a penny.
Co-founder Tim Westergren charges the RIAA with running a "misinformation campaign" and denies lobbying for an 85 percent reduction in artist royalties.
Hide your wallets. Crave continues its look at luxury entertainment with some of the highest-end home theater equipment around -- including a few multimillion dollar setups that will blow you away.
Direct pact with BMG, which manages royalty rights for stars like Beyonce, comes soon after its first deal with labels, another sign the music industry is picking up Pandora's good vibrations.
While MediaTek has been gunning for Qualcomm's core business in the higher-end market, Qualcomm looks to be playing a similar game, attacking MediaTek's territory in the low-end market.