Legal clarity is essential to break the digital-locker-licensing stalemate

With Google (and a few others) launching digital music locker services, Music & Copyright has updated a previous blog about this subject with a shiny new table (see below). In the latest issue of the newsletter we have a look at the digital locker sector and how all the uncertainty over licensing requirements is damaging an already fragile digital-music sector. Continue reading “Legal clarity is essential to break the digital-locker-licensing stalemate”

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An update on mobile apps and the music industry

Most mobile music services use pay-per-track and subscription-based pricing models, but some operators have started offering music services bundled with their mobile subscriptions. Full tracks are sometimes thrown in as a “free” extra to motivate people to take out a mobile subscription or data plan or to top up their prepaid credit. An example of the latter is Orange’s Monkey prepaid plan in the UK, in which users get free music for topping up as little as £5 (US$7.75).
Continue reading “An update on mobile apps and the music industry”