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3rd Space criticises WMG over YouTube ads

Fresh from launching a new ad-supported mobile music videos service, 3rd Space chairman Warwick Hill has criticised Warner Music Group's decision to control its own advertising on YouTube. "Warner is a music company, not...
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Vevo boss thinks WMG’s holdout is a mistake

Warner Music Group remains the only major label not to sign up for the Vevo music videos joint venture - something the latter's CEO Rio Caraeff thinks is a mistake.
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Spotify denies WMG is pulling its catalogue

WMG boss Edgar Bronfman certainly stirred up a hornet's nest with his comments on free streaming services this week. Spotify issued a statement (via Twitter) saying that "To be clear WMG is not pulling out of Spotify. Media...
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eMusic signs a second major label: WMG

eMusic has announced its second major label deal, with Warner Music Group, following last year's agreement with Sony Music.
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WMG reaps $9m from Apple’s Lala acquisition

Warner Music Group's investment in Lala wasn't a complete bust, it turns out. Having invested $20 million in the streaming music service, WMG got at least $9 million back when Lala was acquired by Apple late last year, according...
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WMG boss to stand trial for insider trading

Bad news for Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr - it seems he WILL face an insider trading after all, alongside former Vivendi CEO Jean-Marie Messier.
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Sky Songs launch imminent with all four major labels

EMI, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group have signed on the dotted line for BSkyB's Sky Songs music service, which according to the Telegraph will launch this week in the UK (although Billboard says next Monday).
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Report claims WMG and YouTube close to ceasing hostilities

Before PRS for Music and GEMA fell out with YouTube, Warner Music Group had its own high-profile licensing spat with Google's video sharing site.
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Bronfman heads for London with digital optimism

Warner Music Group boss Edgar Bronfman Jr is moving to London with his family, and has given an interview to the Financial Times in which he's pretty optimistic about WMG's prospects going forward.
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Report claims major labels easing up on startups

Check this sentence from a story in the New York Times on music startup Imeem: "This month, Warner Music Group forgave Imeem's debt, and both Warner and Universal Music agreed to relax the terms of their licensing deals with...
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WMG picked the wrong man to send a takedown notice to

This should be entertaining: Warner Music Group has sent a DMCA takedown notice to YouTube concerning a video of a presentation by Lawrence Lessig.
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Choruss / Techdirt dust-up set for Nashville music conference

We reported on the doubts being expressed around US scheme Choruss last week - and specifically over whether it'll squeeze publishers, songwriters and artists out of the money paid by universities to sign up to it.