It was a little way behind other European countries, but Google has now rolled out its All Access streaming music service in Germany.
December 11th, 2013 by Music Ally
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?
January 14th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
Could YouTube and German collecting society GEMA start 2013 with a landmark deal to end their long licensing standoff? In a word: no. While negotiations have been continuing to officially return GEMA-repertoire...
September 26th, 2012 by Music Ally
Our lead feature considers what impact Universal's acquisition of EMI will have on the digital music market and the licensing of new services. Further consolidation in the recorded music sector has some...