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YouTube and SoundCloud testify at UK’s streaming economics inquiry

A lot has been said about the strengths and failings of music streaming services during the UK parliamentary inquiry into the economics of this market. Yesterday, three DSPs got the chance to have their say. Well, two of...
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Indian music industry keen for safe-harbour clampdown

The ‘value gap’ debate isn’t just a European or American thing. In India, too, there is a discussion going on (and, indeed, a fully-fledged political consultation exercise) on how safe harbours should operate. The Indian...
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BASCA issues response to Lyor Cohen YouTube blog

BASCA – the body representing songwriters, composers and lyricists – has outlined its criticisms of Lyor Cohen’s recent blog about YouTube. The full statement is below. BASCA response to Lyor Cohen Safe harbour a mere...
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About that Lyor Cohen YouTube blog: “The same old talking points dressed up”?

Lyor Cohen’s blog for YouTube (which we ran a news alert on yesterday evening) was always going to ruffle feathers. But then again Cohen has never been one to not ruffle feathers. Just under a year into the job as head...
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FUGA talks US expansion, exclusives and the value gap

Independent distributor FUGA has opened a US office and signed up hip-hop label Tommy Boy Entertainment as its first big-name client. The company, headquartered in Amsterdam, also has staff in Paris, London and Singapore. This...
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Tackling the other ‘value gap’ in online music video

We’ve heard a lot about the ‘value gap’ between music consumption on YouTube and its payouts to rightsholders this year, but there may be another value gap for the industry to tackle. Video agency LoveLive’s CEO Richard...
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The next big question in the value-gap debate

The reactions to the European Commission’s proposals for copyright reform made one thing very clear: nothing has been settled. The proposals are just that – proposals – with plenty more lobbying in store before they...
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Free services dominate US weekly music-streaming hours

The latest study from research firm MusicWatch is likely to fuel the arguments about the “value gap” between free, ad-supported music streams and the revenues they generate for rightsholders. The study quantifies weekly...
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YouTube’s per-stream music payouts have halved – report

Here’s some more ammunition for the ‘value gap’ debate: a report from Midia Research claiming that the effective per-stream payouts from YouTube to music rightsholders halved in 2015.
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Ed Sheeran, Abba and Coldplay sign latest YouTube letter

Google is under more pressure over the safe harbour protection that YouTube enjoys, with a letter signed by more than 1,000 artists sent to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Ed Sheeran, Abba, Coldplay and...