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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.
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Merlin reaches out-of-court settlement with LimeWire

LimeWire may be defunct as an operating business, but it remains enmeshed in litigation from various rightsholders. Merlin is the latest to reach a settlement with the company, following its lawsuit filed in July 2011 on...
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Liveblog: Google, UMG, Amazon and Merlin talk digital music

This should be fun. A panel called ‘How to work with the fab four’ was the centrepiece of Midem’s Visionary Monday afternoon session, moderated by Ted Cohen. The panel comprised Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin;...
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Omnifone hits back at Merlin in Rara licensing row

If you saw our story yesterday on Rara.com, you'll know that independent rights agency Merlin came out swinging against Omnifone's new service, calling the company "absurdly arrogant and short sighted" for not having a deal...
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New board members for Merlin

Independent rights agency Merlin has announced the results of its latest global board elections.
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Merlin sues Lime Wire for more than $5m

Is suing Lime Wire now a bit like flinging lawsuits at the barn door after the horse has bolted? Not according to indie licensing body Merlin. It has filed a lawsuit against the defunct P2P firm for copyright infringement,...
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Sony adds Merlin artists to Music Unlimited

Independent rights agency Merlin has announced its latest deal, with Sony for the latter's Music Unlimited cloud service. Merlin's catalogue will now be available to users of the service in the US, France, Germany, Ireland,...