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Lyrics licensed but with limitations

Reports of the demise of free lyrics were premature. Unlicensed lyrics may be gone, but more-limited licensed versions are taking their place.

Accessory and app combo bring HD Radio to iPhone

Gigaware’s latest hardware accessory and companion app add HD radio capabilities to the iPhone and iPod touch.

Shazam rolls out paid Encore app, changes free app

Shazam, creators of the popular song-identifying app for iPhone, has released a $5 version with more features and introduced limitations for new users of the free app.

Skype's legal storm clears up

Skype's cofounders have reached an agreement to withdraw their legal challenges against eBay and Skype's future majority owners.

Beatles ban takes effect at BlueBeat

The owner of online retailer BlueBeat has begun complying with a new court order to stop selling Beatles music online, after offering a quirky defense that he owns the copyright to the songs at issue.

BlueBeat says Beatles songs are its own creations

The man behind BlueBeat Website, which is accused of illegally selling MP3 of Beatles tunes (among other artists) says that he's only providing original creations and not infringing on copyright.

iPhone Public Radio App brings DVR features to NPR

Yet another in the line of public radio applications for iPhone, the cleverly named Public Radio App adds in DVR-like features for listening to programs when you want to.

Orb for Mac lets you stream your media anywhere

A new Mac version of the popular Orb software streams music, photos, and videos to any Internet device, including iPhone

Novation Launchpad debuts

Novation has unveiled Launchpad, an easy-to-use audio controller that works with Ableton Live 8 performance software to let you create musical compositions.

The Beatles releasing full catalog digitally... via USB

The Beatles' digitally remastered catalog will be released on a limited edition Apple-shaped USB stick.

Sirius XM launches SkyDock radio for iPhone

Sirius XM's new SkyDock radio is a combination of software and docking cradle that lets you listen to your XM radio on your iPhone or iPod touch

Lala music streaming app awaiting Apple approval

Online music service Lala has submitted its app, which allows you to stream tunes from the service's library, to Apple for approval.

Google launches music search

Google’s newfound music searching capabilities will allow you to preview and purchase tracks right from the first page of search results.