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SoundCloud to record labels: Don't sue us and we'll cut you in

SoundCloud to record labels: Don't sue us and we'll cut you in | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

SoundCloud, the Berlin-based audio streaming site, is getting worried about copyright violations on its site.

SoundCloud is like YouTube for audio; it allows anybody to upload any kind of audio. This naturally opens the door to people uploading copyrighted audio. Just as YouTube has had to do, SoundCloud now wants to work out agreements with copyright holders over what to do when this happens

 

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Smart move from SoundCloud. Let the majors in so they won't sue their own endeavor.

That's sad news for the indie world though.

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Universal Publishing and SACEM sign global licensing agreement with YouTube

Universal Publishing and SACEM sign global licensing agreement with YouTube | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
SACEM "proud to be the first authors' society to have signed an agreement of this scale" says CEO
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"proper remuneration" hasn't been disclosed yet...

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YouTube: why one significant indie music group HAS signed licensing deal

YouTube: why one significant indie music group HAS signed licensing deal | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

YouTube is famously under fire from a group of leading independent labels for issuing ‘indefensible’ and ‘non-negotiable’ contracts regarding its new subscription service. But fresh evidence tonight shows that other influential indies have enjoyed a much more positive licensing experience with the Google-owned video giant.

A leaked memo sent from leading digital distributor Believe Digital to its clients today, obtained by Music Week, shows that the company signed a deal to license YouTube’s upcoming subscription service back in February - months before recent headline-grabbing disagreements came to light.

Interestingly, Believe says its royalty agreement followed a full six months of progressive, if intense, negotiations with YouTube, in talks dating back to September 2013.

Pierre Priot's insight:

More details on the Youtube/Believe Digital deal.

What you need to know if you're signed to Believe.

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