Major Labels Want Infamous File-Sharer To Campaign Against Piracy

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) – who represent major labels Universal, Sony, and Warner – are asking a high-profile file-sharer to add insult to injury, offering a bargain to the Minnesota woman to publicly campaign against music piracy in exchange for an unspecified reduction of her sentence, as Wired reports....

US Labels Say Music Sales Fell In 2012, But Streaming Services Anchoring Revenue

The latest figures in a report from the London-based International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) had some very positive news for the music industry, demonstrating that global sales had undergone its first growth since 1999 (which just so happens to be when Napster launched), largely thanks to the influx of digital...

US Court Refuses To Reduce Student’s $675,000 Fine For Downloading 30 Songs

It seemed that the crusade begun by major record labels and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to sue individuals over illegal music downloads was waning, especially given the RIAA shifted its focus towards going after distributors like Megaupload and Limewire, but a news report from the US today serves...