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Martin Mills: ‘Overall, the digital world has been very beneficial for independents’

Beggars Group boss Martin Mills has been talking about streaming music again, in an interview with Hits Daily Double. He remains broadly positive about the impact it’s having both on indie labels and artists. “I...
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Samsung/Deezer, DreamWorks/Vevo, iTunes and more

This week’s Music Ally podcast sees our intrepid journalistic duo Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge discussing the digital issues of the day. Well, week. Deezer and Samsung’s new bundling deal; DreamWorks’...
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Martin Mills says safe harbour laws being ‘abused’ by YouTube and Grooveshark

Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills has made a striking speech criticising the effect that US 'safe harbour' laws have on independent labels, training his fire on YouTube and Grooveshark in particular for their reliance on...
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YouTube tells channel owners to focus on fanbases rather than audiences, gives stats on international reach of content

Speaking at MPITV in Cannes yesterday, Alex Carloss, the global head of entertainment at YouTube, gave his tips to channels owners about where they should be focusing their efforts. He said they should worry about building...
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Beggars Group recalibrates 50% streaming payment to artists and attacks YouTube

At a time of immense obfuscation over streaming royalties and artist gripes about payments, Beggars Group was one of the few labels to make its rates public. It paid 50% to artists, but intoned that was a temporary measure...
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Musicians’ Union demands fairer streaming-music payouts

UK's Musicians' Union weighing in this weekend with a call for labels to share payments 50/50 with artists.
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22% of Beggars Group’s 2012 digital revenues came from streaming

Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills has revealed that more than a fifth of the label group’s digital revenues came from streaming music in 2012, with Spotify its biggest single source of streaming revenues. The Guardian...
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The xx get new app for Coexist album

The xx's new album, Coexist now has an app for iPhone, iPad and Android which offers HD videos for every song on the album, lyrics and more.
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Beggars chairman: streaming out-earns downloads for some artists

The latest contribution to the streaming/downloads cannibalisation debate comes from Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills. “Some of our catalogue artists earn more from streams than downloads of individual tracks [or]...
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News and views from our Music Apps: Beyond the Hype event

There was even some hard news, with Beggars Group's David Emery revealing that Adele's official iPhone and Android app is now past the 1.5m downloads mark.
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Adele is the first double-platinum artist on iTunes US

Adele's '21' has become the first album to go double-platinum on the US iTunes Store, selling 2m downloads in the year since its original release there.
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Liveblog: Zoe Keating and Paul Van Dyk on sustainable music careers

Time for some artists to have their say on digital music opportunities, in a panel session at Midem on building sustainable music careers in the modern industry. The panel, moderated by Jeremy Silver, comprised music manager...