July 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Two rulings this week shed contrasting light on the ongoing legal battle between German performing-rights body GEMA and YouTube. Earlier this week, GEMA saw a Munich court rule against its demand for a...

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June 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Three of the key collecting societies in Europe have been cleared to continue their plans to create a pan-European licensing and processing hub, following an investigation by the European Commission. PRS...

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January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

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...

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February 26th, 2014 by Music Ally

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German collecting society GEMA and YouTube remain very much at loggerheads, with GEMA scoring the latest court victory in their ongoing row over licensing.

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December 11th, 2013 by Music Ally

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It was a little way behind other European countries, but Google has now rolled out its All Access streaming music service in Germany.

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October 16th, 2013 by Music Ally

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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...

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September 2nd, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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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:...

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April 10th, 2013 by Music Ally

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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...

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March 1st, 2013 by Music Ally

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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.

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