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YouTube video star retailers

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At the recent ICAEW Entertainment and Media Group seminar “The future of the music business”, leading speakers Scott Cohen and Mark Meharry discussed the changes and trends of the digital age.

The performance royalty dispute

Arguments about whether the American radio industry should pay artists a performance royalty when their records are broadcast on terrestrial radio remain unresolved as the radio industry seeks to reduce the existing copyright royalties paid to songwriters and music publishers.

DfE to pay printed music licence fees

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April this year saw the launch of Printed Music Licensing Limited (PMLL), a new entity established to enable schools, in accordance with the terms of a standard licence, to make copies of printed music publications and to arrange the musical works embodied in such printed music publications.

GRD to open this year

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Plans to establish a global repertoire database (GRD) are nearing fruition with the May announcement that its global headquarters will be in London and its operational centre in Berlin.

Face value for tickets still the goal

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Secondary ticketing continues to be a controversial practice generating considerable acrimonious heat in the worlds of entertainment and sport.

NI: musicians and actors in harmony?

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Following the ITV Services case, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is now taking the view that Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are applicable to any entertainer engaged on a contract containing any element of salary.

EMI divestments

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The Universal Music Group’s (UMG) £1.2 billion bid for EMI, the last major British record company, has been approved by European Commission regulators. However, considerable divestments were ordered to meet concerns about UMG's undue market dominance.

Digital success

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It’s certainly a milestone but hardly a new dawn. In the first quarter of this year digital revenues overtook those achieved by physical formats for the first time.

Universal’s purchase of EMI

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As widely expected, Universal’s purchase of EMI Records from Citigroup for £1.2 billion is to enter a second phase of investigation by the European Union’s Directorate General for Competition, an arm of the European Commission (EC). The Directorate is charged with reaching a decision by 8 August 2012.

EU enhances copyright protection

After a delay of over two years since the European Parliament’s original approval, the EU Council of Ministers voted on 12 September 2011 to amend the Copyright Term Directive.

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