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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...
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Merlin inks global licensing deal with Deezer

Indie rights body Merlin has another licensing deal with a digital music service: Deezer. The deal is global, reflecting Deezer's aggressive worldwide expansion in recent months.
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Merlin inks global licensing deal with Deezer

"It is very encouraging to see innovative and ambitious services like Deezer broadening their scope and bringing wider choice to consumers across the many markets in which they operate," says Merlin CEO Charles Caldas.
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Merlin settles with Sirius for $1.6m

Merlin, the indie rights agency has agreed to a $1.6m settlement with US satellite radio firm Sirius (which is part of the merged SiriusXM nowadays.
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Merlin settles with Sirius for $1.6m

There's more money coming in to Merlin's member labels, with news that the indie rights agency has agreed to a $1.6m settlement with US satellite radio firm Sirius (which is part of the merged SiriusXM nowadays.
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Merlin boss says major labels responsible for digital service failures

Merlin CEO Charles Caldas says that new digital music services that build their business models solely around the demands of major labels are playing a risky game.