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...
March 1, 2012
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;...
January 30, 2012
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...
December 14, 2011
New board members for Merlin
Independent rights agency Merlin has announced the results of its latest global board elections.
November 28, 2011
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,...
July 18, 2011
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,...
June 27, 2011
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...
June 21, 2011
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...
May 23, 2011
Music Ally Report : 2010 – the key trends
- 2010 - The Key Trends - Dealtracker - Don't Treat Indies As An Inferior Digital Class - Statistics
December 12, 2010
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...
August 3, 2010
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...
August 3, 2010