Apple confirms purchase of music site Lala.com
(AP) -- Apple Inc. has purchased online music retailer Lala.com, a Silicon Valley startup that has threatened "the end of the MP3" with its fast song-streaming application.
2 sites selling Beatles songs to remain shut down
(AP) -- Two Web sites that sold songs by The Beatles for 25 cents apiece should remain shut down indefinitely, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Bluebeat to battle EMI over Beatles songs
US online music service Bluebeat said it plans to fight British recording label EMI over rights to stream and sell versions of Beatles songs.
Google puts songs a click away in search
(AP) -- A new music feature rolled out by Google Inc. Wednesday will bring its U.S. searchers one click away from listening to a full-length song.
It takes two to tutor a sparrow
(PhysOrg.com) -- It may take a village to raise a child, and apparently it takes at least two adult birds to teach a young song sparrow how and what to sing.
Jackson "This Is It" album to sell at iTunes
Apple on Friday confirmed that Michael Jackson's "This Is It" music compilation will be available at online shop iTunes a day before the release of the compact disc version.
Even singers in the bird world have to deal with cover artists
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two competing species of Amazonian birds use the same songs to communicate with each other, Oxford University scientists have found, the first evidence that convergent evolution can arise ...
The Beatles rock music invasion reborn in videogame
The Beatles rock-and-roll invasion that conquered the music scene in the 1960s has been reborn in a hotly-anticipated assault on the world of videogames.
Bat Love Songs Decoded (w/ Video)
Love songs aren't only for soft rock FM stations - they're also used by romantic bats, and researchers at Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin are believed to be the first to decode the ...
MySpace scoops up popular Facebook app iLike
(AP) -- Social networking hub MySpace said Wednesday it is acquiring iLike, a popular music application on rival Facebook, in the first move by new management to expand after a series of drastic cuts and ...
WCS study on birds and streams included in federal guidelines to safeguard waterways
The results of a Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study that rapidly measures stream habitat have been adopted by a government agency working with private landowners to restore waterways throughout the U.S.
Lawyer: Song swapper on trial doing `what kids do'
(AP) -- A Boston University graduate student was "a kid who did what kids do" when he swapped songs through file-sharing networks like Kazaa, his lawyer said Tuesday as his copyright-infringement trial began.
Trial set to begin in Mass. music downloading case
(AP) -- Lawyers are to begin formally presenting their case in a music downloading lawsuit filed by the recording industry against a Boston University student.
Universal teams with TuneCore to discover talent
(AP) -- Universal Music Group's distribution arm is teaming up with digital track distributor TuneCore, a move it says will give it a leg up in signing up-and-coming artists without a recording deal yet.