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Google on YouTube: “We’re monetising more than anyone else is making”

Google's David Eun has given an interview to PaidContent in which he says... not very much at all, really. Well, beyond the party line. So YouTube isn't struggling to make money - "we're monetising more than anyone else is...
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UMG signs up with People’s Music Store

We've been watching People's Music Store closely since its launch earlier this year: it lets music fans set up their own digital music stores, stocked from a central catalogue maintained by the company.
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Van Natta to MySpace, Sykes to Project Playlist

As predicted, Owen Van Natta has joined MySpace as its new CEO, but his former company Project Playlist has moved fast to replace him with John Sykes, a 25-year MTV veteran whose previous roles include president at VH1.
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More Than Thieves exclusive sets for Spotify, We7, Last.fm AND Napster

We're used to the likes of Spotify and We7 fighting over pre-release exclusives on new albums, but new band More Than Thieves are taking an innovative approach, recording exclusive live sessions for FOUR different services:...
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Hulu in talks with major labels to add music videos

US online video site Hulu has so far focused on TV shows and movies, but a report on Bloomberg claims the company is now in talks with all four major labels to add music videos to its catalogue.
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UMG launches YouTube games for Lady Gaga, Chris Cornell and others

UMG subsidiary Interscope Geffen A&M has found a creative new way to promote its music videos on YouTube - via interactive games.Well, sort of games - its IGA Video Challenge features videos from the likes of Lady Gaga, N.E.R.D,...
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Let the Whack-A-Mole commence

The Pirate Bay site itself HASN'T been shut down as part of the ruling, although IFPI boss John Kennedy tells the New York Times that music and movie industry groups plan to file additional litigation to take it offline.
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UMG to drive VEVO biz deals, not Google

When Google and Universal Music Group announced their VEVO premium music videos site last week, we initially assumed it was a Google thing, and that UMG had signed up to it. Not so.
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UMG and YouTube officially announce Vevo

The rumours were right. Universal Music Group and Google have announced their joint venture, Vevo – a video site offering UMG's music videos, with advertising revenues shared between the two.In addition to the...
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UMG’s digital boss hails cloud-based future

Check this quote from Rio Caraeff, EVP of the eLabs group at UMG: "I'd rather have access to all my music, TV shows and movies anywhere on any device, rather than `own' 100 files.
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EMI quits Project Playlist lawsuit after signing licensing deal

Music startup Project Playlist is now being sued by just two major labels - WMG and UMG - after EMI pulled out of the lawsuit and signed a licensing deal with the playlisting site.
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Judge reinstates Allman Bros digital royalties lawsuit

Eminem's former production company may have lost their recent case against UMG for a larger slice of digital royalties, but a similar lawsuit on behalf of the Allman Brothers Band against Sony Music has just been reinstated.