Feeds

New music deal for European Internet radio buffs

Streaming along

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

There was a lot of press ballyhoo last week about a new licensing paradigm for the music industry on the Internet. The deal, hammered out by the International Federation of Phonographic Industry and the major record labels, is a simplification of how Europe in particular, deals with licensing music to be streamed from the Internet.

Instead of negotiating a separate deal for each country, multi-country deals will become much easier. Apple iTunes had to delay its launch in Europe, despite huge successes in the US, because of the complex licensing arrangements in Europe.

But this new deal won’t necessarily make this any easier, as that was about licensing music for download and store. This deal relates to licenses for streaming only, and is designed to promote internet radio to the levels it has taken off in the US. The IFPI speaks for 1,500 music companies in 76 countries and announced this deal in a statement posted on its web site.

The new webcasting agreement is going to signature this week among the rights collecting societies in 30 countries. A similar simulcasting deal, whereby music was simultaneously broadcast from multiple sites, was signed two years ago, and attracted 33 countries as signatures.

The IFPI statement said that there were 1,250 licensed services in the US, but only a handful in Europe and it feels this move should lead to an increase in European sites.

Jay Berman, Chairman and CEO of IFPI, said: “It will be much easier for these companies to operate across borders, and we expect to see webcasting gain momentum as a result of this agreement.”

© Copyright 2003 Faultline

Faultline is published by Rethink Research, a London-based publishing and consulting firm. This weekly newsletter is an assessment of the impact of events that have happened each week in the world of digital media. Faultline is where media meets technology. Subscription details here

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.