UK Music backs PRS for Music in war with Google
UK music industry body UK Music has come out fighting on the side of PRS for Music in its row with Google over YouTube licensing rates.
March 16, 2009
YouTube / PRS update: Google hits back, publishers protest, and Last.fm weighs in
The fallout from YouTube's decision to block premium music videos from UK users continues.Last night, PRS for Music issued a statement hailing "positive" discussions with Google, yet the same day, PaidContent UK published...
March 11, 2009
PRS for Music hails “positive” talks with Google
After yesterday's fireworks in the row between YouTube and UK licensing body PRS for Music, it seems the bargaining has begun again – thankfully for the thousands of artists who risk seeing their videos removed...
March 10, 2009
Opinion: This YouTube / PRS dispute is madness
So, thousands of music videos are to be blocked for UK users of YouTube, following the latter's decision to remove them due to fraught licensing negotiations with PRS for Music. We'll stop short of assigning outright...
March 9, 2009
Likaholix: the latest personal recommendations service
Likaholix is a startup set up by some ex-Google staff, and is the latest service to let people make and share their personal recommendations - books, films, TV shows and yes, music.
March 5, 2009
ReTweetability Index measures the influence of Twitter users
There are a million and one Twitter spin-offs, many of them silly and/or useless. However, the ReTweetability Index isn't one of `em.
March 4, 2009
Android phone gets Guitar Hero game
Google is opening up its Android Market application store for paid apps this week, and one of the first to take advantage is Guitar Hero. The game is being released for Android handsets with 15 songs to play along to, plus...
February 19, 2009
YouTube gets video downloads as Sony re-signs deal
Much buzz today surrounds the launch of video downloads on its YouTube service, which includes the ability for its content partners (including labels) to charge for those downloads.Users will pay using Google's own Google...
February 13, 2009
YouTube expands click-to-buy links to Germany, Spain and Netherlands
Google has announced that it's expanding its click-to-buy YouTube programme to Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, as of today. That means music videos on those countries' local YouTube sites will have links for...
January 20, 2009
Google’s Eun tells music biz “allow innovation to thrive”
Google's VP of content partnerships David Eun may be softly-spoken, but his message for the music industry was loud and clear in yesterday's MidemNet interview: “Allow innovation to thrive, encourage it…...
January 19, 2009
MidemNet 2009 Liveblog: Google’s David Eun talks music
What, you may be wondering, does Google have to say for itself at MidemNet this year? David Eun is VP of content partnerships at the company, and he's being interviewed on-stage by TAG Strategic's Ted Cohen.First...
January 18, 2009