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Merlin on YouTube music payouts: ‘Their figures are by far the worst’

Indie music licensing body Merlin has made a big impact since its launch six years ago, striking deals on behalf of its members with a host of digital services, and calling others out for refusing to engage before launch. CEO...
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Merlin reveals ‘refreshing and enlightened’ deal with Beats Music

Indie licensing body Merlin has had cross words for several streaming music services down the years
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Merlin boss thinks indies are losing out in streaming market-share calculations

Indie licensing body Merlin collected $70m from streaming music services on behalf of its members last year, and expects to “easily” surpass $100m in 2014 according to CEO Charles Caldas
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Merlin reveals ‘refreshing and enlightened’ deal with Beats Music

Indie licensing body Merlin has had cross words for several streaming music services down the years,
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Music Ally Report 332 – Indie Loop

Lead: Merlin is accusing the majors of trying to game the digital music market by either buying into or buying up distributors and aggregators, thereby awarding themselves a huge negotiating advantage. Yet the deals indies...
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Merlin bags former WMG exec for US advisory role

Merlin is ramping up its US efforts with the announcement that former WMG exec Roger Gold will be its commercial and strategic advisor in the market.
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Simfy the latest streaming service to arouse wrath of Merlin

When indie body Merlin criticises streaming services, it's usually because they haven't licensed its members works at launch (see: Myspace, Rdio, Rara and Songl in recent times). This week, though, German service Simfy is...
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Merlin members expecting $65m of streaming revenues in 2013

Merlin is celebrating its fifth birthday with some new stats. The indie licensing body now has more than 580 label and distributor members, representing more than 20k labels with 3m tracks for licensing – and a share of...
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Merlin hails growth of streaming services for indie labels

Indie rights body Merlin published some research into digital growth for its member labels yesterday, claiming that a third of them have seen streaming and subscription revenues more-than double year-on-year.
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European Commission clears WMG’s Parlophone acquisition

Warner Music Group remains on course to acquire the Parlophone label by the summer, after receiving clearance for the deal from the European Commission.
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Merlin expects up to $65m of streaming revenues in 2013

Fresh from winning an IMPALA Outstanding Contribution award, Merlin boss Charles Caldas has been giving his views on digital music, including this stat: "We expect the streaming revenues alone for Merlin in 2013 to be somewhere...
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Merlin slaps Australian streaming service Songl as ‘waste of money’

Another day, another new streaming music service – and yet another that's drawing fire from licensing body Merlin for disrespecting independent labels.