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Opinion: This YouTube / PRS dispute is madness

So, thousands of music videos are to be blocked for UK users of YouTube, following the latter's decision to remove them due to fraught licensing negotiations with PRS for Music. We'll stop short of assigning outright...
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UMG signs video deals with Kiwibox and Clipfish

Universal Music Group might be rumoured to be launching a music videos portal with YouTube (see yesterday's Bulletin), but that isn't stopping the label from signing video licensing deals with other sites.
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P Diddy launches P. Twitty TV

Don't call him P Diddy, call him P Twitty. That's the implication of Sean Combs' decision to launch something called P.
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PluggedIn closes down after running out of money

The UMG/YouTube venture (see Top Story) is being hailed as "a Hulu for music videos" - Hulu being the streaming TV website set up by several US broadcasters.
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Vevo music videos site coming from UMG and YouTube?

CNET and the Wall Street Journal are both reporting that Universal Music Group and YouTube are in final negotiations to create a new music videos website, with the working title of Vevo.
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YouTube reveals Global Symphony finalists

Remember that contest YouTube is holding to put together a symphony orchestra from people who've submitted videos of their classical skills to the video-sharing site?
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UK government opposes copyright exemptions for mash-ups

If people use copyright-protected music, video or images to create their own mash-ups, should they be exempt from copyright law?
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Psapp just made our new favourite viral music video

Here it is:It's for a song called I Want That, and if we had to come up with a suitably clever-clever journalistic shorthand for it, we'd say it's no-budget Muppets meets the Star Wars Cantina Band scene meets...
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Neil Young joins battle for WMG against YouTube

WMG has a high-profile new advocate for its decision to remove artist videos from YouTube. Neil Young has posted his views on his own website, saying the label was right in its action.
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Watch Sony’s crazy (but ace) Japanese Walkman promos

The headline says it all: in Japan, Sony has been commissioning some startling short videos from experimental local musicians to promote its Walkman devices.
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Warner teams with MyVideo to distribute music videos in Europe

Warner Music Central Europe has announced a deal with European video firm MyVideo, which will see WMG videos distributed through the latter's sites in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The deal includes music videos,...
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YouTube gets video downloads as Sony re-signs deal

Much buzz today surrounds the launch of video downloads on its YouTube service, which includes the ability for its content partners (including labels) to charge for those downloads.Users will pay using Google's own Google...