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.
March 30, 2010
MySpace Music Australia sells tracks through iTunes
Oops, they did it again. Launched without signing deals with independent labels, we mean.
October 2, 2009
Merlin unveils new board
Indie licensing agency Merlin has announced that its inaugural board is now stepping down, following elections for a new board.
September 3, 2009
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.
August 10, 2009
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.
July 9, 2009
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...
May 8, 2009
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.
March 9, 2009