Getty Images Music Partners with Atom Factory Music Licensing News

Getty Images Music Partners with Atom Factory Music Licensing

No Comments 17 October 2011

Getty Images Music and Atom Factory Music Licensing (AFML) announced a partnership Monday that will give Getty over 1,000 original tracks and artists from the AFML catalog as well as composition and supervision services.

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YouTube Now Allows Merch, Download & Ticket Sales

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YouTube Now Allows Merch, Download & Ticket Sales

No Comments 17 October 2011

We already know that YouTube is seeing 3 billion videos viewed per day day, but now the online video giant is now seeing a whopping 800 million people per month visiting the site, Google revealed in its third-quarter earnings report last week. And today, YouTube is also announcing the ability to sell merchandise, tickets and more via the site.

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Bids to Buy Citigroup’s EMI Group May Fall Short

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Bids to Buy Citigroup’s EMI Group May Fall Short

No Comments 16 October 2011

When the Warner Music Group, the home of Neil Young and Green Day, was sold in May for $3.3 billion, music executives and media analysts were pleasantly surprised. The higher-than-expected price, after a frothy auction that drew as many as 20 suitors, seemed to indicate an enduring faith in music as an investment after a decade of bad news.

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The Record Industry Needs to Sort Out Radio Playlist Confusion

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The Record Industry Needs to Sort Out Radio Playlist Confusion

No Comments 16 October 2011

Greater transparency is needed when radio presenters face conflicts of interest.

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Facebook’s Digital Music Partnership Sparks Optimism

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Facebook’s Digital Music Partnership Sparks Optimism

No Comments 16 October 2011

“Facebook could be a tremendous outlet to supercharge people’s awareness of these services,” said Rdio CEO Drew Larner. “Subscriptions could be the driver to get revenue moving in the right direction, so the music industry can move back toward where it was. Will it ever be where it was? I don’t know about that.”

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Apple’s iCloud: Fine on Mobile, Dead on the Desktop [REVIEW]

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Apple’s iCloud: Fine on Mobile, Dead on the Desktop [REVIEW]

1 Comment 14 October 2011

Along with iOS 5, Apple officially released iCloud October 12. The successor to the much-maligned MobileMe, iCloud is Apple’s first major attempt at unifying its product lines with online storage.

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Google Aiming to Launch MP3 Store Within Weeks: Report

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Google Aiming to Launch MP3 Store Within Weeks: Report

No Comments 14 October 2011

Google is weeks away from launching an online music store that will take on Apple and Amazon, though the company’s dealings with major labels are far from complete, according to reports in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. In May the company launched Google Music Beta, which currently operates as a cloud service that lets users stream their music remotely. The store would likely fall under the umbrella of service.

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