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Nick Gatfield, Former EMI Exec, Calls Working Under Guy Hands' Regime 'Uncomfortable'

EMI Music VP of Digital Projects Neil Tinegate On App Development @ MIDEM

Back in November, EMI Music unveiled its OpenEMI initiative, launching a developer “sandbox” on application platform the Echo Nest. App developers get access to a major label's music, as well as videos, photos and other creative assets. EMI gets to harness the creativity of the developer community to find new ways to monetize its catalog. In an interview on the sidelines of MIDEM, EMI Music VP of digital projects Neil Tinegate spoke with Billboard.biz about the progress of OpenEMI.
The Future of Cloud Music Debated by Publishers, Rights Holders, Digital Services @MIDEM

The Future of Cloud Music Debated by Publishers, Rights Holders, Digital Services @MIDEM

Over the past year, cloud-based music lockers have begun entering the mainstream, embraced by major players like Apple, Amazon and Google. But as was obvious Tuesday during a MIDEM panel discussion on the topic -- featuring reps from BMI, Rdio, SACEM, PRS, Nokia and others -- there are still many questions about what cloud services should be and where they're headed.
Google, Merlin, Amazon, Universal Reps Explore the Future of Digital Music @MIDEM, Ted Cohen Referees

Google, Merlin, Amazon, Universal Reps Explore the Future of Digital Music @MIDEM, Ted Cohen Referees

TAG Strategic managing partner Ted Cohen moderated an engaging panel discussion Monday about the digital music market. Participating in the discussion were four influential executives: Merlin CEO Charles Caldas, Google director of content partnerships for Android Zahavah Levine, Amazon director of music content acquisition Craig Pape and Universal Music Group global digital business president Rob Wells.

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