Saturday, January 20, 2007

Indie Labels Join Forces to Fight Piracy and Expand Distribution

Indie record labels form consortium to fight piracy and negotiate distribution deals.

The creation of the organization was hastened “because of the announcements made last year with Google, YouTube and MySpace”, said Alison Wenham, a founder member and president of Worldwide Independent Network: “We have begun discussing licensing with those companies.”

Matt adds: As their first order of business, the members of Merlin (which includes Rough Trade, Epitaph and Domino) are partnering with Snocap to facilitate sales of digital downloads on Myspace. Some brief analysis from Coolfer.

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