Vevo LLC, the online service partly owned by the world’s two biggest record companies, streamed a third more music videos in 2013, with the pop star Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason” the most-viewed clip.
Daft Punk, the electronic music duo from France, won five Grammy awards including album of the year, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home four trophies and led an industry show of support for gay marriage.
A Minnesota woman accused by the music industry of illegally downloading songs was ordered to pay $222,000 in damages, after an appeals court overturned a lower- court ruling that had reduced the amount.
Lime Wire LLC and founder Mark Gorton should pay the highest range of damages for harming the recording industry by allowing people to download songs for free, a lawyer for the music labels told jurors in a trial.
Spotify Ltd., the music streaming service, raised $250 million in financing led by Technology Crossover Ventures to back its expansion into new territories, including Japan, a person with knowledge of the terms said.
Baidu Inc., China’s biggest Internet-search company, is making peace with record companies after years of letting millions of Web surfers use its search service to find links to free, unauthorized downloads, a feature that rival Google Inc. declined to offer.