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Independent labels want better iTunes deal

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 May 2008 18:28 User comments (2)

Independent labels want better iTunes deal If the indie music collective group Merlin has its way, then smaller music labels could be getting better deals for their content on iTunes and other legal online music stores in the near future.
The group has recently opened up signups and now has 12,000 labels supporting its cause for better conditions for their artists.

The labels under Merlin hope to "both speed up negotiations for licensing and posting music at online stores as well as to secure better deals." The group feels that a larger representative will most "likely secure better royalty terms and use rights than by themselves."

According to the report, deals are in the making with "existing music services" including the not-yet opened MySpace Music and the market leader iTunes.

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2 user comments

16.5.2008 3:30
nobrainer
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Great, now all we need is a complete exodus from the RIAA rip off recording industry, to join their fellow artists.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 May 2008 @ 3:32

26.5.2008 9:13

Quote:
"both speed up negotiations for licensing and posting music at online stores as well as to secure better deals."
Rough translation: "More money...quickly."

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