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Darius Van Arman: Majors 'too often abuse their scale advantage' - Music Business Worldwide

Darius Van Arman: Majors 'too often abuse their scale advantage' - Music Business Worldwide | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Darius Van Arman, co-owner and co-founder of Secretly Group, has warned that true competition cannot exist in the world of record labels when the major companies unjustly leverage scale to their advantage.

The exec’s comments came at the pre-Grammy Entertainment Law Initiative lunch in Los Angeles on Friday (February 12) and echoed much of a speech from his peer, Beggars Group boss Martin Mills.

Like Mills, Van Arman called for majors (and other indies) to offer artists “fair and equitable trading terms and transparent accounting” in order to create a healthily competitive music business.
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The Indie Gospel, according to Darius Van Arman, co-owner and co-founder of Secretly Group

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Warner Music Quarterly Loss Widens, Revenue Rises

Warner Music Quarterly Loss Widens, Revenue Rises | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
UPDATED: The music major also reports an improved fiscal third-quarter operating profit as releases from Michael Buble, Bruno Mars and Paramore contributed to its results.
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Warner digital sales going up, stop feeling sorry for the majors!

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Spotify pushing labels to lower costs, open up free service to phones

Spotify pushing labels to lower costs, open up free service to phones | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Spotify, the popular music subscription service, is due to meet in the coming weeks with its major counterparts in the record industry to renew their licensing agreements. The Verge has learned...
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So Majors would like Spotify to be the iTunes of streaming services ; make it so big so they would'nt have to bother with other players.

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Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market

Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

As the Justice Department presses forward with its lawsuit filed last week against Apple and two publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices and manipulate the evolving market for digital books, the nation’s other antitrust regulator is weighing whether to approve a transaction that could dramatically impact the development of another digital market: music.

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Warner’s Radio Deal Means Revenue Sharing, and Hopefully Airplay

Warner’s Radio Deal Means Revenue Sharing, and Hopefully Airplay | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The deal is a radical departure from the normal relationship between record companies and radio stations, which have never been required by law to pay labels and performers for their music
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Who's buying off the other? Warner or Clear Channel?

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Alan McGee: What’s the story? Glory years of big record labels are over says the man who discovered Oasis

Alan McGee: What’s the story? Glory years of big record labels are over says the man who discovered Oasis | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Alan McGee, one of the music industry’s most controversial and enigmatic figures is set to return to the business he once shunned more than a decade ago.
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Hear it from Alan McGee. The days of major labels are over!

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Key to Universal-EMI decision: Has music business lost control? - Reuters

Key to Universal-EMI decision: Has music business lost control? - Reuters | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
On the face of it, Universal Music Group's bid to buy a big chunk of EMI stands to make the world's leading music company an even more formidable force, combining Universal's star lineup of Lady Gaga and Rihanna with the British company's deep library of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Katy Perry.

Certainly the fierce opposition from rival Warner Music Group, consumer groups and independent music companies makes it seem that way. They have all vowed to fight it tooth and nail, telling U.S. and European regulators that the merger would create a behemoth capable of controlling the future of digital media by withholding content from digital music startups.

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