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EMI refuses to stream at new PRS rates

EMI refuses to stream at new PRS rates

By 30 June 2009

EMI Publishing has said that it's not going to be making its catalogue available at the new audio streaming rates for websites, recently published by PRS for Music. The collection society, which organises royalty payments for music publishers, cut its... >>

PRS cuts audio streaming rates for UK

PRS cuts audio streaming rates for UK

By 26 May 2009

PRS for Music, the body that collects and distributes royalties in the UK, has slashed its rates for streaming audio. It's more than halved its on-demand streaming music rate from £0.0022 to £0.00085 per track, lasting for 3 years. Unfortunately with... >>

Last.fm founder joins YouTube rights row

Last.fm founder joins YouTube rights row

By 11 March 2009

The founder of online music service Last.fm has added his two pence in the rights row between YouTube and the Performing Rights Society. Martin Stiksel has said he hoped that differences could be settled and a "workable solution" found before illegal... >>

YouTube blocks UK music videos

YouTube blocks UK music videos

By 9 March 2009

A spat has broken out between YouTube and the Performing Rights Society (PRS) in the UK over licensing fees, meaning thousands of music videos will be blocked from UK visitors on the site from Monday. "Our previous licence from PRS for Music has expired,... >>