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US mechanicals deal brings cloud clarity for publishers

There is more clarity on what the next set of US mechanical royalty rates for digital music may look like, after music industry bodies the RIAA and NMPA struck a deal with the Digital Media Association (DiMA) which will now...
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Pandora accounts for 38.6% of SoundExchange collections

SoundExchange's draft annual report reveals that it collected $371.9m of revenues from digital music services in 2011, up 40% year-on-year.
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Pandora accounts for 38.6% of SoundExchange collections

How big a deal is Pandora for US body SoundExchange? Big. SoundExchange's draft annual report reveals that it collected $371.9m of revenues from digital music services in 2011, up 40% year-on-year.
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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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76m Americans now listening to online radio

A study conducted by Arbitron and Edison Research claims the US audience for online radio has jumped more than 30% to 76m people in the last year, and now accounts for 29% of the US population
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Viacom’s YouTube lawsuit back on after summary judgement reversed

Viacom's $1bn copyright infringement lawsuit against the pre-Google YouTube was thrown out in 2010 when a US judge ruled that the video site had been protected by the DMCA's safe harbor provisions
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Spotify rubbishes report of underwhelming US performance

Spotify has hit back at a report in the New York Post suggesting that its subscriber uptake in the US has been disappointing.
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US gets ‘copyright center’ backed by music and film bodies

Big moves afoot in the US, where the RIAA and MPAA are to back a new 'Center for Copyright Information' (CCI) to oversee the graduated response anti-piracy initiative being implemented by ISPs there.
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Spotify extends its free listening period in the US

Some big news coming out of Spotify today, what with the company removing its five-play track caps in five European countries for its free service, and now announcing an extension of its unlimited six-month trial for free...
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Half of US households own at least one Apple product

A survey by CNBC claims that half of all US households own at least one Apple product. "That's more than 55 million homes with at least one iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac computer. And one-in-10 homes that aren't currently in...
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Half of US households own at least one Apple product

Remember when Apple was a scrappy underdog just months from running out of money? Those days are long gone. A survey by CNBC claims that half of all US households own at least one Apple product.