FUGA signs 12 new labels and distributors
Digital content management firm FUGA has been busy, signing up 12 new labels and distributors to use its service.
January 11, 2010
Who are the iTunes holdouts?
Digital Music News has been compiling a list of the artists who still don't sell their catalogues (or at least the majority of their catalogues) on iTunes and other digital stores. The Beatles and AC/DC you know about, but...
December 21, 2009
ASCAP seeking licensing fees from live Guitar Hero games
Pubs and clubs are increasingly holding Guitar Hero or Rock Band events, letting people play with a big screen to entertain other attendees. It's the new karaoke! A bit....
December 16, 2009
Music Ally Report: Music moves for web 2.0 giants
Our lead examines new music services from Google, Facebook and MySpace. These three companies are offering more ways for people to discover music in a legal way – i) search, ii) gifting and iii) social recommendations.
October 29, 2009
German government planning new copyright law
The new coalition government in Germany has announced plans to rejig its copyright laws, with the aim of achieving "a high level of protection and an effective assertion of the copyright law".
October 28, 2009
Hulu mulling new subscription model
Online TV service Hulu might not seem directly relevant to the music industry (because, well, it's online TV). However, persistent rumours in recent months have suggested that Hulu is keen to start licensing music videos...
October 23, 2009
iPhone gets a Beatles Walk London app
It's presumably not an officially licensed product, but Beatles Walk London is an interesting iPhone app nonetheless.
October 21, 2009
EMI cans Grooveshark lawsuit in favour of licensing deal
EMI has signed a licensing deal with US streaming music service Grooveshark just months after suing it for copyright infringement.
October 14, 2009
UK Music Manager’s Forum calls for statutory licensing
Brian Message and Jon Webster of the UK Music Manager's Forum have issued a statement on the MMF-UK''s position on the file-sharing debate, suggesting radio-style statutory licensing and more experimentation with licensed...
October 5, 2009
Consumer Focus wants copyright licensing reform to fight piracy
UK consumer watchdog Consumer Focus has joined the debate around illegal file-sharing with the slightly puzzling claim that copyright licensing reform is the secret ingredient.
October 2, 2009
Report claims WMG and YouTube close to ceasing hostilities
Before PRS for Music and GEMA fell out with YouTube, Warner Music Group had its own high-profile licensing spat with Google's video sharing site.
September 22, 2009