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Online music royalties in UK exceeds radio for first time

www.electronista.com
Revenues from online music licensing has beaten revenues from radio for the first time in the United Kingdom. The Performing Rights Society (PRS), collector of music royalties in the country, found that online revenues of £51.7 million ($78.1 million) outweighed the £47 million ($71 million) earned from radio royalties last...
Online music royalties in UK exceeds radio for first time

France: Google may have to censor for piracy after all

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France’s Supreme Court has set aside a critical piracy ruling that could result in Google being forced to censor some of its search results. The case centers on the search engine’s autocomplete feature — the suggestions for commonly-used search terms which pop up when you start typing in something on...
France: Google may have to censor for piracy after all

Facebook and Twitter 'don't need piracy filter'

www.guardian.co.uk
European court rules social networking sites do not require filtering system in copyright case brought by music royalties firmRead the court's judgment in fullSocial networks such as Facebook and Twitter cannot be required to install an anti-piracy filtering system, the European court of justice has ruled.Europe's top court has made...
Facebook and Twitter 'don't need piracy filter'

Pandora's 40-hour monthly listening cap returns (for mobile users)

venturebeat.com
April 1 - 2, 2013Sausalito, CA Request An Invitation Those who have a free Pandora account will no longer be able to listen to more than 40 hours per month via mobile devices, the company announced today. The company first removed listening caps on its desktop and mobile versions...
Pandora's 40-hour monthly listening cap returns (for mobile users)

Pandora's Q2 2013: $101.3M In Revenue, 54.9M Active Users, And A Net Loss Of $5.4M

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Internet music service Pandora just announced its financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2013. The company posted total revenue of $101.3 million, which was up 51 percent year-over-year. Yet, Pandora still reported a net loss per share of $0.03. As always, the most important expense for Pandora...
Pandora's Q2 2013: $101.3M In Revenue, 54.9M Active Users, And A Net Loss Of $5.4M
Pandora pleads for lower music royalties at congressional hearing

YouTube's Three-Plus Year Copyright Battle With German Music Rights Agency Rumbles On, As GEMA Breaks Off Negotiations

techcrunch.com
A copyright dispute that has blocked German YouTube users’ access to certain music videos continues to rumble on with little sign of a resolution – despite going on for more than three years already. Today GEMA, the German music royalties collection agency at the centre of the dispute, announced it has broken off...
YouTube's Three-Plus Year Copyright Battle With German Music Rights Agency Rumbles On, As GEMA Breaks Off Negotiations
From savage beast to sweet music: how Pandora became the internet's radio station

Streaming Digital Music Royalties Top Radio Revenues For First Time In U.K.

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Ahem, U.S. music labels! Artists across the pond are making more online than on air. Royalties earned from digital music services in the U.K. have beaten licensing revenues from radio broadcasts for the first time, the nation's Performing Rights Society has revealed. New agreements with Google Play, Microsoft Xbox...
Streaming Digital Music Royalties Top Radio Revenues For First Time In U.K.
Music streaming royalties finally begin to add up
Spotify continues streaming music dominance, hits 6M paid users

YouTube faces massive music royalty bill in copyright case

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A German court ruled today that Google-owned YouTube is solely responsible for the content that users upload and post on the video-sharing website, a ruling that could have massive implications for the company.YouTube could be forced to pay royalties to those whose music copyright was infringed upon. It was also ordered...
YouTube faces massive music royalty bill in copyright case

UK's online music royalties generate more cash than radio for the first time

www.engadget.com
The UK's Performing Right Society has announced that the cash generated from online music licensing has surpassed that of radio for the first time. The society's 2012 report reveals that digital royalties brought in £51 million ($76.7 million) from stores, ringtones and subscription services, compared to the £47 million...
UK's online music royalties generate more cash than radio for the first time

Bizarre Combo Rulings From EU Court Of Justice: Dentists Don't Have To Pay Music Royalties, But Hotels Do

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Over the last few years, collection societies have become ridiculously aggressive in trying to get just about anyone to pay up for playing music. The results have been rather crazy, with auto garages being told that they have to pay up because the mechanics out in the garage had the...
Bizarre Combo Rulings From EU Court Of Justice: Dentists Don't Have To Pay Music Royalties, But Hotels Do

Rejoice! EU court rules in favor of Netlog, and fundamental freedom, in content filtering case

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Excellent news for social networks and Web service providers and their users this morning, as the European Court of Justice has ruled (PDF) that such businesses cannot be required to install monitoring, filtering or blocking systems to prevent illegal trading of digital music and other copyrighted material. In 2009, SABAM,...
Rejoice! EU court rules in favor of Netlog, and fundamental freedom, in content filtering case

YouTube could get slapped with huge music royalty fees after German court ruling

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Of all the overly oppressive music industry groups in the world, German royalty collections body GEMA definitely ranks near the top — especially after a recent court case the group won against Google’s YouTube. GEMA, which represents over 60,000 German writers and musicians, brought a copyright infringement lawsuit against...
YouTube could get slapped with huge music royalty fees after German court ruling

Belgian rightsholders group wants to charge libraries for READING BOOKS TO KIDS

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I would have never, ever expected to be able to write a The Next Web blog post that involves my local library, but this story is just too crazy to not bring to your attention. It’s not really related to tech, though, so bear with me. People with a healthy...
Belgian rightsholders group wants to charge libraries for READING BOOKS TO KIDS

Agency faces backlash for trying to charge Brazilian bloggers who embed YouTube videos

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If you are looking at Twitter’s Trending Topics for Brazil right now, you will notice ‘#ECAD‘ in fifth position. The acronym stands for ‘Central Office for Collection and Distribution’ in Portuguese, and the hashtag’s popularity reflects the growing online controversy around this Brazilian music royalties collection agency. It all started last Friday...
Agency faces backlash for trying to charge Brazilian bloggers who embed YouTube videos

Facebook and Twitter 'don't need piracy filter'

www.guardian.co.uk
European court rules social networking sites do not require filtering system in copyright case brought by music royalties firmRead the court's judgment in fullSocial networks such as Facebook and Twitter cannot be required to install an anti-piracy filtering system, the European court of justice has ruled.Europe's top court has made...
Facebook and Twitter 'don't need piracy filter'

Pandora Beats, Q3 2013 Revenue Up 60% To $120M, 59.2M Active Users, And A Net Income Of $2.1M

techcrunch.com
Internet radio service Pandora released its financial results for the Q3 2013, ending October 31 2012. Revenues are up 60 percent compared to Q3 2012 and now represents $120 million. Pandora reported a non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.05. It represents a GAAP net income of $2.052 million. Advertising revenue...
Pandora Beats, Q3 2013 Revenue Up 60% To $120M, 59.2M Active Users, And A Net Income Of $2.1M

Music royalties fight continues #thecircuit

www.washingtonpost.com
Music royalties: The debate over music royalties is heating up as 125 musicians ranging from Rihanna to Billy Joel signed a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to oppose a Pandora-backed bill that would see Internet, cable and satellite radio services put under the same royalty-payment structure. Read full article...
Music royalties fight continues #thecircuit

Techies tell Congress music royalties hurt artists

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Representatives from Pandora and venture capitalist note there isn't a single profitable digital music service and they blame high royalties charged for songs. [Read more]...
Techies tell Congress music royalties hurt artists

Tim Westergren: Some artists make over $2 million with Pandora

gigaom.com
Pandora founder Tim Westergren revealed at the SF Musictech Summit in San Francisco Tuesday that some artists are making over $2 million dollars in revenue with his company’s service. “You would be surprised how many artists are making over $100,000,” he added. Westergren’s comments came at a time when the...
Tim Westergren: Some artists make over $2 million with Pandora

The next huge upset in online music

tech.fortune.cnn.com
As digital delivery eats away at music royalties, performing rights organization ASCAP is seeing a boom in membership. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Heather Muse, editor"] FORTUNE -- Just a decade ago, music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora seemed like a pipe dream: vast libraries of legal music that could be accessed...
The next huge upset in online music
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