You’ll hopefully have seen our mailout about UMGI’s Francis Keeling’s keynote interview at The Great Escape conference on Friday. But after that, we hosted another session focusing on the Best of British Startups, including Silence Media, Psonar, Pledge Music, Musicmetric, Music Glue and RjDj. The full liveblog can be read via the link below, but the bit we’d highlight is the fairly heated debate around the legality (or otherwise) of Psonar’s cloud music service. As CEO Martin Rigby admitted, the company hasn’t sought licences from rightsholders for its locker service. “You’re handicapping yourself at the start by making enemies of the people who should be your partners,” said judge Mark Mulligan of Forrester Research. Source: Music Ally Blog

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