Indie labels slam MySpace over Merlin licensing conflict

Tom Pakinkis

MySpace came under fire at Midem yesterday as indie labels discussed the platform’s decision not to renew its licensing agreement with Merlin, yet still host tracks from the indie association’s labels.

Earlier this month, Merlin’s Charles Caldas pointed out that MySpace no longer had the right to host tracks from more than 100 of its member labels. A spokesperson for the online platform at the time said that any remaining tracks were likely uploaded by users and could only ...

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