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No deal with Apple to kill free music, Universal tells state investigators

In a letter to the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut, lawyers for the Universal Music Group say the label hasn't engaged in anticompetitive practices with Apple over free streams from Apple rivals like Spotify.

By June 9, 2015


Record labels join movie studios in suing MegaUpload, Dotcom

RIAA lawsuit accuses the defunct file-sharing service of "massive copyright infringement" of music.

By April 10, 2014


Crank it up: Russell Simmons, Universal Music launch label -- on YouTube

EXCLUSIVE: The man behind Def Jam, who brought hip-hop to the masses, is out to create stars on YouTube through the newly-created All Def Music. And he's teaming up with the world's largest music company to do it.

By July 23, 2013


Hackers: Here's Zimbabwe, Brazil, UMG, Viacom data

Anonymous-LulzSec AntiSec campaign issues its first official release.

By June 28, 2011


Beats' Iovine: I talked to Steve Jobs about music subscriptions

The famed record company giant says that he tried to sell Jobs on launching a music-subscription business for three years to no avail.

By January 11, 2013


Right on Cue: Can iTunes chief fix Apple's maps and Siri?

An executive shuffle has dropped two troubled services into the hands of Eddy Cue. CNET has a behind-the-scenes look at Apple's master negotiator and product resuscitator.

By October 31, 2012


DNC livestream on YouTube blocked on copyright grounds?

YouTube spokesperson says block message appeared in error, but video has since been marked as private.

By September 4, 2012


Grooveshark is an acquisition target

Investor Avi Faliks has expressed interest in the controversial music service but has so far been rebuffed, sources tell CNET. Meanwhile, Grooveshark has paid off debt to EMI.

By July 27, 2012


Two hackers plead guilty to LulzSec attacks on Web sites

Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis, aka "Topiary," plead guilty to DDoS attacks; two others plead not guilty. The charges centered on events in a 50-day hacking spree last year.

By June 25, 2012


Amazon getting cloud-music rights, may match iCloud (scoop)

Amazon is close to wrapping up negotiations with music labels that should result in more features for the company's cloud music service, sources tell CNET.

By June 12, 2012