February 19th, 2014 by Music Ally

Indie licensing body Merlin has had cross words for several streaming music services down the years

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January 28th, 2014 by Music Ally

Bandsintown

It seems like a logical move to add the ability to stream music to live-discovery apps like Songkick and Bandsintown.

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July 30th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Earlier this year, Pandora bought South Dakota FM-radio station KXMZ-FM in an effort to keep its royalty commitments down by qualifying for an 'RMLC' licence, which covers companies with traditional and...

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July 7th, 2013 by Music Ally

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We were very impressed with independent artist Dan Deacon's smartphone app last year, with its ability to synchronise fans' phones during his gigs to become a light-show and networked sound system.

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June 21st, 2013 by Music Ally

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Pandora and ASCAP are hardly the best of friends in 2013, thanks to the former's desire to lower its royalty rates.

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June 6th, 2013 by Music Ally

Merlin is celebrating its fifth birthday with some new stats. The indie licensing body now has more than 580 label and distributor members, representing more than 20k labels with 3m tracks for licensing...

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June 3rd, 2013 by Music Ally

iRadio

God bless the leaky US music industry: no sooner had Warner Music Group signed label and publishing deals with Apple for its upcoming 'iRadio' service this weekend, than the news was all over the internets.

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May 20th, 2013 by Music Ally

Customers enter the Apple flagship retail store to purchase the new iPad in San Francisco

The prospects of a June WWDC announcement for Apple's 'iRadio' service remain in flux, with a pair of reports on Friday pointing to more licensing roadblocks for the personal radio service.

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May 13th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Music-cataloguing project the Global Repertoire Database (GRD) now has a home. Well, two homes really: its global HQ will be based in London, while its operations centre will be located in Berlin.

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