UK Music Manager’s Forum calls for statutory licensing
Brian Message and Jon Webster of the UK Music Manager's Forum have issued a statement on the MMF-UK''s position on the file-sharing debate, suggesting radio-style statutory licensing and more experimentation with licensed...
October 5, 2009
Consumer Focus wants copyright licensing reform to fight piracy
UK consumer watchdog Consumer Focus has joined the debate around illegal file-sharing with the slightly puzzling claim that copyright licensing reform is the secret ingredient.
October 2, 2009
Report claims WMG and YouTube close to ceasing hostilities
Before PRS for Music and GEMA fell out with YouTube, Warner Music Group had its own high-profile licensing spat with Google's video sharing site.
September 22, 2009
Are iPhone lyric packs properly licensed?
It's no secret that the world of lyrics websites has been pretty much a Wild West in recent years, with few sites bothering to secure the relevant licences.
September 18, 2009
Spotify goes invite-only in the UK again
What impact will the launch of Spotify's iPhone and Android versions have on signups?
September 11, 2009
Telecom Italia pulls streaming music service after licensing complaints
So ISP-led music services are going to save the music industry? Telecom Italia has dented that hope with news that it has suspended its recently-launched streaming music service Next Music.
September 10, 2009
China to clamp down on online music piracy
The Chinese government has announced plans to crack down on online music piracy, which could spell bad news for China's leading search engine Baidu.
September 7, 2009
Report claims YouTube and WMG are talking again
Last year, licensing negotiations between YouTube and Warner Music Group broke down, with the result that the latter's videos were pulled from the site.
July 13, 2009
EMI sues streaming music site Grooveshark
Another day, another lawsuit. This time it's EMI suing US-based streaming music site Grooveshark, following unsuccessful licensing negotiations.
June 18, 2009
Imeem defends its advertising business
Fresh from news that it had secured better licensing terms from two of the major labels, Imeem is causing controversy again.
May 29, 2009
YouTube to lose $471 million in 2009, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse has published a report claiming that YouTube will generate around $240 million in advertising revenue this year - up 20% from last year - but that cost of bandwidth, content licensing, ad-revenue shares, hardware...
April 6, 2009