Negotiations between Google and PRS for Music over music video licensing rates may be ongoing, but the war of words continues. “They lit the blue touch-paper and retired,” Andrew Shaw, managing director for broadcast and online at PRS, tells Music Ally. “It has the convenient effect of disrupting revenue flows to other people in the value chain, incentivising them to turn on us. Their intention was to try and kick off yet another internecine warfare within the music industry, so it would all implode and they could come back in a few weeks time and do what they wanted.” We’ve got much more on the dispute in the lead feature in this week’s Music Ally Report, which will be sent out later this afternoon.

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