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YouTube UK reaches licensing deal with PRS for Music

Premium music videos are coming back to YouTube's UK website, after a licensing deal was finally struck between Google and PRS for Music.
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Mandelson defends UK govt plans to fight file-sharing

UK business supremo Lord Mandelson has gone into print to defend the government's plans to strengthen the measures against file-sharers outlined in the Digital Britain report earlier this year.
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YouTube announces streaming festival webcast

YouTube is making another leap into livecasting, with plans to stream the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival from San Francisco this weekend.
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Roccatune streaming site files for insolvency

Another ad-funded music startup bites the dust: German streaming service Roccatune has filed for insolvency, with CEO Constantin Thyssen blaming a failed round of financing, according to TechCrunch Europe.
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Spotify and Facebook sitting in a tree, P.A.R.T.N.E.R.I.N.G?

Could Facebook be plotting a deal with streaming music service Spotify? That's the claim in a post on TechCrunch, which suggests talks between the two companies "have intensified dramatically in the last week".
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Slacker CEO steps down

Dennis Mudd, CEO of streaming music service Slacker, has announced that he is quitting his job, although he will remain on the company's board of directors.
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Mugasha wants to be “the Hulu for electronic music”

The latest streaming music site to launch is called Mugasha, which stands for "Music. Gather. Share".
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we7: “We pay for every play”

UK streaming music service has moved to distance itself from Spotify, following an article on the Guardian's website earlier this week on whether artists will see a penny of any profit their labels make from equity in Spotify...
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Video Qik hits iPhones

Qik is an amazing service that allows users to stream live video to the web from their phones.
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We7 makes great Strydes with exclusive listening party

Fans of huge (yet small) UK pop/urban artist Tinchy Stryder can preview his album for free exclusively on ad-supported streaming site We7.
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Swedish artist compares Spotify to busking

"I'd rather be raped by Pirate Bay than by Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music", says Swedish artist and composer Magnus Uggla, the latest musician to check his digital statement and muse over the whereabouts of the millions...
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Bob Dylan removes works from UK streaming services

We all know Bob Dylan isn’t shy about sharing his disdain for all things digital-music related, but this week his wrath has been specifically aimed at streaming services. Over the past few days his back catalogue has...