Google Inc. asked a U.S. court to dismiss a lawsuit by authors over the digitizing of books, saying that the company’s book-scanning program is a fair use of copyrighted material and a benefit to the public and authors.
This has been the year of Adele Adkins. Her album “21” has won critical raves and sold eight million copies, more than Lady Gaga. So it’s the frontrunner for tonight’s 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, right?
Plan B, Jessie Ware and Alt-J lead this year’s shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which again has snubbed commercially successful acts such as Kate Bush, Coldplay, Emeli Sande and Florence & the Machine.
EMI, the music company that housed The Beatles until it was split up and sold last year, goes on the auction block again this week as new owner Universal Music Group divests some assets to meet antitrust requirements.
EMI, the record label of the Beatles, known more recently for debt and disposals, may become even smaller than buyer Universal Music Group has proposed, as competitors say suggested cuts don’t go far enough.