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Google signs deals with news publishers in Australia to launch News Showcase

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By Emmanuel LegrandGoogle has started making direct deals with news publishers in Australia and launched the platform News Showcase, featuring news content licensed from local publishers. "To meet growing reader and publisher needs, last year we increased our investment in news partnerships and launched Google News Showcase," said Google in a statement. "Today we are happy to announce we are rolling out an initial version of the product to benefit users and publishers in Australia, with a kee...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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James Morrison signs worldwide artist service deal with Cooking Vinyl

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British singer and songwriter James Morrison has signed a global artist services agreement with London-based independent music company Cooking Vinyl.

The deal will kick off with the release of new music towards the end of this year, leading up to the release of Morrison’s sixth studio album. Cooking Vinyl was founded in 1986 by Martin Goldschmidt and Pete Lawrence.

Cooking Vinyl's Rob Collins, James Morrison and Closer Artists' Paul McDonald 

“I’m delighted to be working with Rob and ...

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European Commission plans a study on discoverability of European content online

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European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel (pictured, above) announced that the Commission will launch this year a study on the discoverability of European content online, with "a particular focus on music streaming."

"This study will help us understand the challenges of discoverability faced by European music in the digital environment and explore potential solutions," said Gabriel in a message to the participants to the Creators Conference o...

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Reel Muzik Werks teams with Shor Police to launch Tunes Without Border

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Global music rights management company Reel Muzik Werks (RMW) has partnered with India-based band Shor Police to launch Tunes Without Borders, an initiative to bring international music to English-speaking cultures.

Reel Muzik Werks Founder & CEO Teri Nelson Carpenter first became acquainted with Shor Police through the All About Music conference in Mumbai. The band is comprised of vocalist/composer Clinton Cerejo and singer-songwriter Bianca Gomes, and draws from electro-pop, R&B, ...

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