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Merlin memo reveals Virgin Media licensing hold-ups

It seems it's not just major labels holding up the launch of Virgin Media's new music service. Documents obtained by Music Week show that indie rights agency Merlin has yet to conclude a licensing deal with the ISP.
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MySpace Music Australia sells tracks through iTunes

Oops, they did it again. Launched without signing deals with independent labels, we mean.
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Merlin unveils new board

Indie licensing agency Merlin has announced that its inaugural board is now stepping down, following elections for a new board.
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Spotify share story: more details emerge

Following news on August 4 that some major record labels had secretly been shareholders in Spotify since 2008, Swedish news site ComputerSweden reported the labels got their combined 18 per cent share for a snip at €10,000.
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Spotify: ‘20% of our streams are from indie labels’

Streaming music service Spotify says that 20% of all tracks streamed by UK users are from independent labels.
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Merlin boss: MySpace Music was rushed to market

This week has seen several reports claiming that MySpace Music has so far been a bit of a damp squib. Why? According to boss of independent music licensing company or “the virtual fifth major” Merlin, it’s...
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iMesh sees P2P music as its route into Europe

We have to confess we'd forgotten about US-based music subscription service iMesh, but the company is still going, and that's more has plans to expand into Europe soon.
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Merlin slams lack of indies as MySpace Music launches

As you'll know if you've read today's Music Ally Bulletin, MySpace Music went live last night, with US users able to get hands-on with the much-vaunted streaming / downloads service.However, independent rights...