Merlin continues to oppose Universal EMI buyout

RHIAN JONES

Merlin's board has voted unanimously to continue to oppose the Universal EMI buyout.

Merlin – the global digital rights agency representing independent rights owners - opposed Universal's proposed acquisition from the outset, arguing that it would severely threaten the development of the digital music business.

In a statement, Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin said that Universal's already market leading position would mean that the proposed acquisition could only serve to damage the digital ecosystem, not only for independent labels, but ...

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