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The Arctic Monkeys' decision to finally make peace with the Brits reflects the band's acceptance they have become the UK’s pre-eminent rock band

Website to offer free music

After years of battling the illegal downloads it feared would drive it out of business, the music industry has launched a free and legal service which will allow internet users an unlimited number of tracks from a catalogue of 25 million songs.

Caught In The Net: Elisa Bray

The record label Warner Music has a new website, www.rhino.tv, with free-to-view music videos. It's in Web 2.0, which means that it is slick and high quality and offers an alternative to YouTube. It's also a useful resource for artist information, although the site only features Warner-related acts so far – that's anyone from Neil Young, Madonna, R.E.M. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Foals (right). Designed for fans, each artist's profile page has a useful biography, and you can also stream the artists' songs and videos for free.

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Madonna's record label launched a $200m (£110m) breach of contract lawsuit against Warner Music yesterday marking an end to the 12-year-old joint venture between the two firms.

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