The ambitious plan by European collecting societies PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA to create a joint venture may be about to run into regulatory buffers with the European Commission. The EC has “opened...
January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog
February 26th, 2014 by Music Ally
German collecting society GEMA and YouTube remain very much at loggerheads, with GEMA scoring the latest court victory in their ongoing row over licensing.
December 11th, 2013 by Music Ally
It was a little way behind other European countries, but Google has now rolled out its All Access streaming music service in Germany.
October 16th, 2013 by Music Ally
In our cover feature, we crawl deep into the heart of the latest debate around Spotify and its payments/lack of payments (delete as applicable). Thom Yorke (again) and David Byrne are among the marquee...
September 2nd, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
YouTube's long-running licensing dispute with German collecting society GEMA has seen many music videos blocked in that country, and growing frustration from labels. Some good news for the latter, today:...
April 10th, 2013 by Music Ally
German collection society GEMA is seen by some as a valiant protector of its rights and by others as an antediluvian anomaly that is doing its best to sweep anything digital under the carpet and, by ignoring...
March 1st, 2013 by Music Ally
Simfy was one of the first streaming music services to secure a licensing deal with German collecting society GEMA, and then to get traction in the country.
January 29th, 2013 by Music Ally
GEMA has filed a lawsuit against YouTube, demanding a cease-and-desist order to stop it implying to users that GEMA is refusing to license videos.
January 25th, 2013 by Music Ally
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is often described as being most effective at trolling the entire entertainment industry. So why not fight fire with fire?