Merlin

  1. Business Matters: Grooveshark Sued by EMI, Blames High Royalties and Pending Acquisition by Universal

    April 03, 2012 8:51 PM EDT Grooveshark Sued by EMI -- Grooveshark has been sued by EMI, but you wouldn't know it from the music streaming service's explanation for the companies' failed relationship. A Tuesday post at CNET.com reported the recorded music divi ...

  2. Rara.com, New Music-Subscription Service, Targets Digital-Music Latecomers

    December 13, 2011 12:39 PM EST Rara.com, a new take on music subscription services, launched Tuesday in 16 territories including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. It will also launch in seven additional markets, including Canada and Mexico, later this week. The ...

  3. Business Matters: Dark Monday for Music and Entertainment Stocks

    August 08, 2011 10:03 PM EDT Dark Monday for Music and Entertainment Stocks -- A number of investment bank stocks declined sharply Monday after S&P downgraded the U.S. late Friday. The Dow Jones index dropped 5.55% to 10.809.85. The S&P 500 sank an ominous 6.66% to 1, ...

  4. XM Settles Last Inno Lawsuit With Indie Labels

    April 11, 2011 4:33 PM EDT XM Satellite Radio settled the last of the lawsuits brought against it over the company's controversial Inno device. Merlin, an organization representing many independent labels, settled for $3.6 million. The major labels, which originally br ...

  5. Virgin Media Unveils Mobile Music Service

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Media is launching its new Virgin Music Media Store mobile download service at the U.K.'s V Festival this weekend (Aug. 21-22). The U.K. service goes live with 1 million tracks on Aug. 21. Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and EMI ...

  6. Op-Ed: Equal Access

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Charles Caldas, CEO of indie rights agency Merlin In order for the digital music market to fully offset the impact of plunging CD sales, consumers need to have access to a diverse, compelling and comprehensive range of legal opportunities to acces ...

  7. Digital Briefs: Nimbit, iMesh, Fall Out Boy

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Nimbit , an online music promotion and direct-to-fan distribution service, has landed $1 million in new financing. The company, which counts both artists and independent labels as clients, acquired the funding from CommonAngels. - Legal P2P serv ...

  8. Wenham Extends Reign At WIN

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST The board of international independent music association WIN has unanimously requested that Alison Wenham continue to head the organization in the newly created position of chairman. Wenham has been president of WIN since its inception in 2006. Du ...

  9. MySpace Music Adds IODA

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Music added thousands of independent labels to its service today (Oct. 23) through a new deal with independent digital distributor IODA. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. MySpace Music has drawn criticism from some in the indie ...

  10. MidemNet 08 Wraps, Midem Underway

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Events off-stage upstaged the panel program at MidemNet's second and final day. The day began with a buzz on Sunday with the launch of QTRAX, a licensed ad-funded P2P music service which claims to offer a colossal 25 million tracks. Today ...