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Blige accused: Apple iPod ad song stolen

Grammy Award-winning singer, Mary J. Blige has been hammered with a lawsuit alleging she stole music used on her recent album and in an Apple iPod ad.

Drama Family Entertainment company filed the lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday. It demands $2 million and claims Bilge’s ‘Work That’ song was not created by the artist, but by a producer who worked with the litigating firm.
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Eddy Grant signs EMI publishing deal

With last weeks vitriolic departure of old rockers, The Rolling Stones from the music arm of the label it’s not all doom and gloom for EMI, with EMI Music Publishing today revealing a long-term worldwide publishing agreement to represent music icon, Eddy Grant.

And Grant is philosophical at the changes happening in the music industry…
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Stones go Universal, Pumpkins sue for digital

Interesting stuff, no time.

Stones
The Rolling Stones have left EMI to sign a long-term deal with Universal Music Group (UMG).
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Pumpkins
Two former members of the Smashing Pumpkins sued Virgin Records yesterday, saying the label shut them out of profits after signing a deal with the rock band’s frontman, Billy Corgan.
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Nine Inch Nails The Slip physical release

Nine Inch Nails’ The Slip will be released as a limited edition CD with bonus DVD on July 28th 2008 through the Null Corporation label.
The physical release of The Slip, currently only available as a free download through www.nin.com, will be limited to 250,000 copies worldwide in individually numbered six-panel digipacks.  
The bonus DVD will feature live performances filmed during rehearsals for Nine Inch Nails’ upcoming US tour, including album tracks Echoplex, 1,000,000 and Letting You.  
The Lights in the Sky Tour opens in Vancouver on July 25, 2008 with support slots from Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, Does it Offend You, Yeah and A Place To Bury Strangers.
 A gatefold vinyl version of The Slip which contains one 180gm vinyl LP and a 24-page booklet will be released in August.
The Slip, written and performed by Trent Reznor, with Josh Freese, Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini, has had 1.6 million downloads worldwide since it’s online release on May 5th 2008.