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Independent labels are worried about this due to the potential for major labels to accept lower royalty rates for streams of songs, in exchange for advances – upfront payments. This clause suggests that indies could then be forced down to the lower per-stream rates without getting the advances. … [Read more...] about YouTube’s proposed music contract with indie labels published online
This rules out Pandora (which went public in 2011) and Last.fm (which sold to CBS for $280m in 2007) because they used “statutory” licences that didn’t require direct negotiations with labels. And he discounts Beats Music because “it wasn’t the reason Apple paid $3bn for Beats, even if it helped the deal go through”. … [Read more...] about Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?
“Starting next week, we will begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site. Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results. This ranking change should help users find legitimate, quality sources of content more easily—whether it’s a song previewed on NPR’s music website, a TV show on Hulu or new music streamed from Spotify.” … [Read more...] about Why is the music industry so cross with Google?
Tour records are so often overwrought with the boredom and torment of service station sandwiches, homesickness and inter-band tensions; but Manic Street Preachers' new track Europa Geht Durch Mich is quite the opposite: As with all of the songs featured on new album Futurology, the band were inspired culturally by their travels, taking in early 20th Century modernist art and reconnecting with records by Kraftwerk, Neu!, Andy Weatherall, Popul Vuh and Cabaret Voltaire while sat on the tour bus during their recent dates across of Europe. … [Read more...] about Manic Street Preachers – Europa Geht Durch Mich: video premiere