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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,...
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Merlin appoints US board members and reveals new labels

Indie rights agency Merlin has added four new members to its US board following an election. They are Epitaph general manager Dave Hansen, E1 Entertainment VP of digital and mobile William Crowley, Domino USA general manager...
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Merlin hails digital success for independent labels

Rights agency Merlin has announced some stats from a survey of its independent label members, which it says shows growing chart success for indie artists. Between January 2010 and March 2011...
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Music Ally Report : 2010 – the key trends

- 2010 - The Key Trends - Dealtracker - Don't Treat Indies As An Inferior Digital Class - Statistics
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Merlin hits out over Rdio launch

Indie licensing agency Merlin has slammed US streaming music service Rdio, for launching without signing a deal with the company.”It is incredibly disappointing that Rdio have launched their new service across North...
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Rdio responds to Merlin criticism

US streaming music service Rdio has issued an official statement in response to today's criticism from indie licensing agency Merlin.Rdio launched officially today with all four majors on board, and a group of independent...
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Simfy streaming music service signs Merlin deal

Germany has been a tough market for streaming music, with collecting society GEMA recently facing criticism for blocking innovation with its demands from startups.