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Government warned over impending radio license ‘chaos’

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in digital music, Music business, Music Industry | 0 comments

The new CEO of RadioCentre has used her first public appearance to urge Westminster to rethink and relax the rules surrounding content regulation or face what she described as ‘impending chaos’. Siobhan Kenny noted that currently a large number of commercial radio licenses are set to expire in 2017 and concerns have already been voiced over which...

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The continuing story of David vs Goliath – YouTube U-turns on indie label ‘cull’

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in digital music, Music business, Music Industry | 0 comments

soundlounge have, on numerous occasions, on this blog and elsewhere, spoken about how the industry must stand united against floundering royalty fees and tech companies looking to ravish the works of rights holders. It is encouraging to see a surprising U-turn from Google-backed-YouTube, the network has decided not to cull a series of music videos from a...

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YouTube to delete The XX, Arctic Monkeys & Adele videos ‘within days’

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in digital music, Music business, Music Industry, Music Licensing | 5 comments

  Only hours after the latest music video launch by Arctic Monkeys (for the track ‘Snap Out Of It’) it has emerged that the video, along with all other videos by the band, could be deleted from YouTube this week. An on-going row between various independent record labels and YouTube over an appallingly low suggested royalty rate for their new music...

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Telecoms company ROK bundles music streaming into mobile contracts

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in digital music, Music business, Music Industry | 0 comments

When Spotify revealed that it was paying artists $0.08 per play it seemed like royalties (and concern for the artists, the creator of the content) had hit rock bottom. And just when it appeared that Spotify and Pandora had cornered the streaming world, another contender entered the ring. The latest addition to the market is U.S. telecoms firm ROK, owned by...

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British music industry battles back against ‘bully’ YouTube

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in digital music, Music business, Music Industry |

Having already written extensively on the subject of Google-owned YouTube’s attempts to strong-arm indie labels into signing licensing deals for an upcoming music streaming platform, we are happy to see that the industry is fighting back. Last month YouTube allegedly sent correspondence to a number of independent record labels threatening to ‘block’...

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Apple to abandon the headphone jack on its devices?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Ad Music, brands and music, digital music, Music Industry |

Having been closely following the recent purchase of Beats headphones by Apple over the last month, we questioned why Apple would be so interested in a company that it shares very few brand values with. But last night a story leaked on an insider website suggesting that Apple is about to stop manufacturing devises with headphone jacks and instead allow its...

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