British Council & Nokia Music Connects: India

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Are you a UK-based music entrepreneur interested in discovering new music from India and around the world? Read on…

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Musicians win copyright extension to 70 years

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The directive is expected to be implemented by EU member states by 2014. The law applies only to the performers of the music. Composers already own copyright over their music until 70 years after their death.

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FMC asks: “How do you make money from music?”

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The survey is one part of a multi-method research effort to assess how musicians and composers are currently generating income from their music, performances and brand, posing the question, “How do you make money from music?”

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Association of Independent Music Awards 2011

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A judging panel of the UK’s most informed music critics and tastemakers will determine the winners for the following nine awards …

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PIAS: Indie record labels “devastated” by London riot fire

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You may have heard that the London riots have caused the destruction of a warehouse in North London housing many of the UK’s independent labels and artists. All the stock has been destroyed by fire.

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Musicians anger at failure of £2bn fund to help bands

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Research by UK Music, the body that represents the music industry, showed that of the £1.4bn already lent out under the scheme, almost nothing had gone into music. So, where does the money go?

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1,000 True Fans: The debate continues …

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Although we are in support of the 1,000 true fans business model it is, of course, unclear as to what the definition is of a ‘true fan’ actually is – and it is this that you’ll find plenty of debate.

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MySpace really is struggling, it sells for just $35million

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However this might just pave the way for a fresh start and we might even see a strong growth of innovation. Only time will tell. Good luck MySpace.

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World’s biggest ad agency blocks 2000 ‘pirate’ sites

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Advertising giant GroupM will stop buying advertising space on more than 2,000 global sites said to offer pirated or unlicensed content. The blacklist, assembled with help from key entertainment clients, includes The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents, but also features legitimate download sites such as BitTorrent Inc and business file-sharing tools such as YouSendIt.

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Lost Arts Lobby

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Lost Arts will record all of the projects, initiatives and organisations that will be lost due to the cuts in public funding for the Arts. The website will also keep a running total of the money lost to the Arts, the money lost to the Treasury and the number of jobs at risk.

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