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UK gets official streaming music chart

The Official Charts Company, BPI and ERA have teamed up to launch an Official Streaming Chart in the UK, aggregating data from services including Spotify, we7, Napster, Deezer, Zune and ChartsNow.
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Rdio goes live in the UK and France

There has been no official announcement at the time of writing, but streaming music service Rdio is definitely live in the UK this morning, with reports on Twitter that it's also available in France.
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Rdio goes live in the UK and France

There has been no official announcement at the time of writing, but streaming music service Rdio is definitely live in the UK this morning, with reports on Twitter that it's also available in France.
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TuneCore catalogue returning to Amazon EU/UK

Digital distributor TuneCore says it has solved its issues over royalty payments with Amazon in the UK and Europe, meaning its catalogue will be returning to the company's MP3 stores there.
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YouTube adds pay-per-view option for live streaming

YouTube has celebrated YouTube Live’s first birthday by launching some new features that could be very useful for artists and labels, including software called Wirecast for YouTube Live to "produce and stream professional-looking...
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YouTube adds pay-per-view option for live streaming

It's a year since YouTube launched its YouTube Live feature for partners who want to livestream their broadcasts (or, indeed, gigs).
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iTunes and Amazon music scammers jailed in the UK

Five British men have been jailed for their part in a scam that involved buying their own music from iTunes and Amazon using stolen credit card details.
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Rdio promises ‘immediate focus’ on more European launches

Fresh from signing a pan-European licensing deal with PRS for Music, streaming music service Rdio says it has ambitious rollout plans for the region.
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BPI and UK Music praise Digital Copyright Exchange report

Richard Hooper has published a feasibility study into a Digital Copyright Exchange (DCE) in the UK, which aims to provide a "one-stop shop" database of copyright data to help companies launching new digital content services.
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UK’s Game Group files for administration

British games retailer Game has gone into administration, resulting in 277 of its more-than 600 stores being closed immediately, and more than 2,100 employees being laid off.
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PRS and MCPS reveal admin fee and commission rates changes

PRS for Music has announced changes that could be controversial for labels and artists, through its PRS and MCPS collecting societies. PRS’ administration fee will rise by around one percentage point for distributions...
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ERA report reveals UK games, video and music sales stats

The UK games market was worth £1.9bn in 2011, ahead of video (£1.8bn) and music (£1.1bn). That makes games worth 40.2% of the entertainment market, video worth 37.6% and music 22.2%.