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Real To Power Mobile Music For France’s SFR

Real now powers music services in 11 EU countries RealNetworks has signed a three-year deal to power the music service for SFR, France’s most successful operator in mobile music. The service was transitioned to Real’s platform on 17 November 2009….

Shazam! “Digimarc’s suing us!”

Digimarc has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against Shazam, the provider of popular mobile music identification and discovery applications. Digimarc asserts that Shazam’s music id technology infringes three of Digimarc’s patents, including two patents dating back to 1995. Digimarc’s…

The Band Is Not The Brand

This guest post is by Scott Perry. With his free email newsletter and web site, the New Music Tipsheet,keeps the industry informed of new releases as well as commenting on trends and sharing industry news. Scott Band as brand. Band…

1 Nine Month Old Band + 48 Hours = $10,000

We Are Listening offers artists exposure via contests and critiques from industry experts. On their informative blog they also highlight issues and artists that emerging and d.i.y. artists face. Excerpted with permission is the story of how one nine month…

Hulu Nabs Norah Jones And EMI

EMI Music becomes the first major label group to pact with Hulu, the popular U.S. online video service that offers TV shows and movie. EMI will offer concerts and videos from artists on its labels including Virgin, Capitol and Blue…

What Is SoundExchange?

You’ve heard of SoundExchange. But how does it differ from BMI, ASCAP and SESAC. Did you know that even sidemen can collect royalties from SoundExchange? Who is eligable to collect from them and how does it work? They created this…

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