Tag: licensing

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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.
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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...
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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....
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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.
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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".
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Are iPhone lyric packs properly licensed?

It's no secret that the world of lyrics websites has been pretty much a Wild West in recent years, with few sites bothering to secure the relevant licences.