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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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…...
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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...
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Google launching Chrome web browser today

Google has announced the launch of its own web browser, called Chrome. It's due to be made available for PC users to download today. “What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for...