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Brian McAndrews, Pandora chief executive. (AP Photo/Pandora)

Pandora wins court battle with music publishers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Internet radio leader Pandora Media Inc. said Wednesday that it has won its court battle with the music publishing society known as ASCAP in a ruling that should help lower its […]

09/18/2013

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez at the "Viva Movil by Jennifer Lopez" flagship store grand opening in the Brooklyn borough of New York on July 26, 2013.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

‘American Idol’ taps Lopez, Connick as judges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “American Idol” is betting that a judges’ remix with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban will fare better with viewers than bickering divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj did […]

09/03/2013

US, EU approve Universal takeover of EMI

BRUSSELS (AP) – Universal Music Group got approval Friday from American and European regulators to buy the famed British music company EMI, including the hugely lucrative Beatles catalog. But the EU imposed stringent restrictions on […]

09/21/2012

Sony group closes on $2.2B EMI publishing purchase

(AP) – A group led by Sony Corp. said Friday it has purchased Britain’s EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion from Citigroup, creating the world’s largest music copyrights company with a catalog that includes hits from […]

06/29/2012

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