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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.
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Merlin and IMPALA strike Parlophone deal with WMG

Merlin and IMPALA have announced an agreement with WMG that they say will "bring more scale into the independent sector through an opportunity to buy, license or distribute a significant portion of PLG assets or their equivalent...
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MUSIC ALLY PODCAST 14 – Myspace v Merlin

In the latest Music Ally podcast, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge try to get to the bottom of Myspace and Merlin falling out (again) and much much more...
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New Myspace falls out with Merlin over licensing

Merlin doesn't have a deal with New Myspace to stream its catalogue, yet songs from more than 100 of its member labels are still available on the social service.
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Google Play still fielding BPI brickbats

Google added music to its Google Play store in several European countries yesterday, but the company is still fielding criticism from the BPI.
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Interview: Nick Massey, chief executive, Rara

Nick Massey explains why Rara is avoiding the freemium route, how devices will unlock the market’s potential and why more tech titans will pile in.
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Grooveshark and Deadmau5: deal or no deal?

Grooveshark software engineer James Hartig points out that "Grooveshark has a deal with Ultra for the deadmau5 content".
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Merlin ‘disappointed’ at EC clearance for Universal/EMI deal

Reactions are coming in for the European Commission’s approval of Universal Music’s acquisition of EMI’s recorded music division, with indie body Merlin quick to voice its mixed feelings about the deal going...