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?
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He said: "In light of Covid-19 it makes sense for customers not to be able to try on clothes and pick up portable electrical items, but likewise the government should extend consumer rights legislation, so that for instance the right we already have to return goods (and services) purchased online within 14 days should also apply to goods bought in person in retail outlets. … [Read more...] about Rules shoppers will have to follow when stores reopen on June 15, including one-way systems and no changing rooms