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  1. WIN's Alison Wenham on Licensing Imbroglio: 'YouTube Is Trying To Devalue the Streaming Market'

    June 06, 2014 2:41 PM EDT The on-going dispute between independent labels trade body The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) and YouTube over licensing terms for its new music subscription service shows no sign of abating. On Wednesday June 4, it was confirmed that the Eur ...

  2. Universal/EMI: Deal Looks Likely to Be Approved, But at What Cost to UMG?

    July 26, 2012 3:30 PM EDT The extensive, lengthy and ongoing negotiations between the Universal Music Group and the European Union Commission to hammer out a concessions package of assets to be divested means that the regulatory agency is likely to approve the acquisition ...

  3. Impala, Buma/Stemra Partner On First European Mechanical Rights Licensing Portal

    November 28, 2011 8:36 AM EST The first ever one-stop online shop for mechanical rights licensing in Europe has been established, following a ground breaking deal between Impala, the Brussels-based Independent Music Companies Association, and Dutch collecting society Buma/Stem ...

  4. French Digital Mission To Have 'Worldwide' Reach

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While France's opposition Socialist party today (Sept. 28) formally submitted the three-strikes Creation and Internet legislation to the Constitutional Council, the man charged with helping to build legitimate digital services has been speaki ...

  5. Melua, Bruni Score IMPALA Sales Awards

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Katie Melua and Carla Bruni are among those recognised by the latest batch of IMPALA sales awards. The pan-European trade body for independent music companies gives out the awards annually to acknowledge sales of independent releases across Europe ...

  6. European MP Questions Sony BMG Merger

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A member of the European Parliament has effectively challenged the European Commission's second approval of the Sony BMG merger. In a written question on Tuesday, French socialist Guy Bono, member of the EP's Culture Committee and curren ...

  7. EMI Rejects WMG Bid

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Group has rejected Warner Music Group's latest merger flirtation. In a statement issued 4.22pm to the London Stock Exchange on Friday, EMI said its executive board had discussed WMG's 260 pence per share offer, and ultimately decided ...

  8. AIM Preps Emergency Meeting After Gut Splits

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s Association of Independent Music has convened an emergency board meeting this week to clear the air after a second member signalled its intentions to split with the trade group, Billboard.biz has learned. The session has been calle ...

  9. Impala Casts Doubts Over Sony BMG Appeal

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European independents lobby organization Impala defiantly claimed Friday (Oct. 6) that Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann's appeal against the court annulment of their Sony BMG music merger would not be accep European independents lobby organization ...

  10. Impala Casts Doubts Over Sony BMG Appeal

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trade body says appeal 'inadmissible.' European independents lobby organization Impala defiantly claimed Friday (Oct. 6) that Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann's appeal against the court annulment of their Sony BMG music merger would not b ...

  11. Tax Credit Scheme Talk Heats Up

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the BPI has entered the debate on tax breaks for labels. In a statement issued today (Sept. 25), the London-based industry organization called on its government to extend a tax credit U.K. trade body the BPI has entered the debate ...

  12. Eavis, Wenham To Be Lauded At MMF Roll Of Honour

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis and Assn. of Independent Music chair/CEO Alison Wenham are to be inducted into the Music Managers Forum Roll of Honour gala, to be held April 19 at London's Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis ...

  13. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend ...

  14. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prize highlights border-crossing debut albums. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Held at the Palais des Festivals in C ...

  15. Panel: Euro Indies Missing Out In Mobile Biz

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Europe's independent labels could lose out on the burgeoning mobile-music business unless international wireless carriers devote more attention to their repertoire, industry executives heard last nigh Europe's independent labels could lo ...

  16. Impala To Launch Euro Indie Sales Certs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels organization Impala is launching its own pan-European sales certifications. European independent labels organization Impala is launching its own pan-European sales certifications. The new initiative is intended to celeb ...

  17. EC Approval Of Sony BMG: A Textbook Merger Review

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In 2000, the European Commission voiced serious objections to a proposed merger between EMI and Warner Music. Yet a few weeks ago, stories began circulating that the Commission was prepared to approve In 2000, the European Commission voiced seriou ...

  18. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  19. Hearing Set In Sony-BMG Merger Probe

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The oral hearing organized by the European Commission's competition department to discuss the Sony-BMG merger will give the opportunity for both parties to present their case and respond to objections BRUSSELS -- The oral hearing organized by ...

  20. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  21. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

  22. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

  23. VPL and MTV Reach Last-Minute Agreement

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) and British rights collecting society Video Performance Limited (VPL) have brokered an arrangement over video licensing payments just minutes before their bargaining deadli MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) and British rights ...