LimeWire Spinning Lisa Loeb Live Exclusive

In the world of music sharing, LimeWire has been a household name for quite some time. However, the software has been embroiled in a multi-year, multi-label lawsuit regarding copyright infringement. While the legal battle rages on, LimeWire is looking to rebrand itself as a provider of authorized music.

As part of this new direction, LimeWire has announced an exclusive live set featuring Lisa Loeb, starting December 9th. The Live at Lime performance will be an acoustic, digital-only EP featuring a combination of pop and children’s songs. Proceeds from the EP will be donated to the Camp Lisa Foundation, a not-for-profit group that aims to send underprivileged children to summer camp.

This announcement follows an initial unveiling of the live series in July, and an earlier launch of the LimeWire Store in March. The Store features content from a number of partners, including The Orchard, Nettwerk Music Group, and Redeye Distribution. The foray into paid content seems out-of-place for the notoriously free outlet, but Lime Wire LLC is moving to recast itself as a provider of authorized music.

The shift in direction could help LimeWire better defend itself in the long-running, RIAA-driven lawsuit. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has accused LimeWire of knowingly encouraging and profiting from illegal sharing. By offering authorized content, LimeWire could potentially show that it is taking steps to combat piracy and comply with copyright laws.

While the legal battle may continue, LimeWire’s new direction could be a step in the right direction. The company has already faced significant setbacks, including a court order to shut down its service in 2010. However, the LimeWire Store and Live at Lime performance series show that the company is still looking to make an impact in the music industry.

The Lisa Loeb Live at Lime EP is just one example of the type of content that LimeWire could offer in the future. By partnering with artists and labels, the company could potentially build a robust catalog of authorized music. This could help LimeWire appeal to a wider audience, including those who may have previously avoided the service due to its reputation for piracy.

Of course, LimeWire still has a long way to go before it can fully rebrand itself as a legitimate music provider. The company will need to continue partnering with artists, labels, and distributors to build a more comprehensive catalog of authorized content. It will also need to take steps to ensure that its service is secure and compliant with copyright laws. However, the Live at Lime performance series and LimeWire Store are promising signs that the company is headed in the right direction.

In the end, LimeWire’s shift towards authorized content could benefit both the company and the music industry as a whole. By offering a legitimate alternative to piracy, LimeWire could help reduce the impact of illegal sharing on artists and labels. At the same time, the company could potentially build a profitable business that benefits everyone involved. The road ahead may be long and difficult, but LimeWire’s new direction is a positive step forward.