Napster bring 20 million indie tracks to Japan through Rakuten

Napster have partnered with Rakuten to bring millions of independent artists to their streaming service in Japan from around the world. Napster have set up a partnership with Japanese internet provider Rakuten to deliver over…

Muso Reach Out To Music Pirates With New Service

Retune is the new technology from Muso that aims to create a pathway from pirate websites to legal outlets. Muso, a content protection and music connection company, have unveiled their new technology Retune that aims…

Study Finds Pirates Buy 10x More Music Online than Non-Pirates

A study from the BI Norwegian School of Management has found that those who download free music from services like BitTorrent are also the biggest legitimate consumers of downloadable music. In fact, among all 1,901…

Pirate Bay – File Sharing Verdict

The Pirate Bay’s trial in Sweden has resulted in their four founders being found guilty and sentenced to a year in prison each, on top of some horrific fines. While we understand that artists are…

45,000 People Downloaded The New u2 Album via Torrent Sites in 2 Weeks

Music Ally has reported that over 445,000 people illegally downloaded the new U2 album. All these downloaded were alleged to happen between the 18th of February till the 3rd of March from BitTorrent sites. The…

Pirate Bay Claims 80% Of All Their Torrent Traffic Is Legal

During the ongoing trial in Sweden of Pirate Bay, spokesperson Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi claimed that an internal study of 1000 torrents had show that 80% of trackers pointed to material that was legal to share…