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EMI.com: ‘It would have been the first real streaming platform…’

A new book by Music Ally’s Eamonn Forde digs deep into the demise of EMI as a standalone major-label, following its £4.2bn acquisition by private-equity company Terra Firma in 2007. This extract details the ambitious –...
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Indies protest as European Commission clears Sony / EMI publishing deal

The European Commission has given the green light to Sony’s proposed acquisition of EMI Music Publishing. “The Commission found the deal raises no competition concerns, in particular as it will not increase Sony’s...
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Euro songwriters body comes out against Sony / EMI deal

The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) is the latest industry body to come out against Sony’s plan to take full control of EMI Music Publishing. The deal has been ‘notified’ to the European Commission,...
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UK songwriters’ body Basca opposes Sony / EMI acquisition plans

The European Commission is considering the competition implications of Sony’s move to take full control of EMI Music Publishing, and as we reported last month, independent body Impala has come out strongly against the plans....
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Impala calls for European Commission to block Sony / EMI deal

Fresh from approving Apple’s acquisition of Shazam, the European Commission is now turning its attention to another music-industry merger: Sony’s proposal to take full control of EMI Music Publishing, which was announced...
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European indies say Sony’s acquisition of EMI “has to be blocked”

As Sony Music Publishing moves to take full control of EMI Music Publishing, European independent trade body Impala says a deal on this scale – and the market consolidation it will deliver – must be stopped. It has...
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Impala warns of regulatory fight ahead for Sony / EMI deal

When we reported yesterday on Sony’s plans to up its stake in EMI Music Publishing, we noted that the deal would require regulatory approval before it could go through. Now independent body Impala has warned that this...
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Sony to buy additional 60% stake in EMI Music Publishing

Sony has announced that it has agreed a deal with Mubadala Investment Company to acquire the latter’s 60% stake in EMI Music Publishing’s parent company DH Publishing, taking Sony’s share of the publisher to 90%. The...
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EMI Music Publishing may be up for grabs at $4bn valuation

In the streaming era of more-predictable future revenue for catalogues of music-rights, the value of these catalogues is soaring. No wonder, then, that Mubadala Investment Co is reportedly seeking a buyer for its majority...
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BMI / Pandora rates trial gets underway in New York

Performance rights organisation BMI is getting its day in court with Pandora, as the pair argue over the latter’s royalty rates. BMI wants a rate of 2.5% of revenue for the next four years, while Pandora is arguing for...
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Saavn adds 800k tracks through WMG and EMI licensing deals

India-focused streaming service Saavn is bolstering its catalogue of international music with 800,000 new songs courtesy of deals for Warner Music Group and EMI artists. The company is pitching this as an important stage...
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EMI tries to knock back MP3tunes appeal

After a prolonged legal battle, EMI emerged victorious in its case against locker service MP3tunes in March but now Michael Robertson, the site’s founder, has moved to have the ruling overturned, reconsidered or the damages...