Monthly Archives: November 2011

Unreasonable and Discriminatory Licensing in Online Music

Some time ago I was asked to provide a note that could be circulated to European ISPs about some of the practices employed by music copyright owners which, in my view, represented obstacles to the growth and health of the … Continue reading

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Remedies Can Make UMG Buying EMI Good For The Whole Music Industry

There seems little point in trying to block the acquisition of EMI’s recorded music business by French conglomerate Vivendi. Citibank, EMI’s owners, have made it clear that they don’t give a fig what Roger Faxon thinks about EMI’s structure or … Continue reading

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We Need a Creators’ Revolution in Music

It is telling how difficult it has proved in the UK for artists and songwriters to find their own voice. The Featured Artists Coalition (artists signed to record labels) has started for sure, but unless I am mistaken its funding … Continue reading

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