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Indies launch Merlin to globalize rights grants
CANNES -- A slew of top independent labels and trade groups have joined forces to launch Merlin, described at the MidemNet event Sunday in Cannes as "the world's first global new-media rights licensing agency."
Downloads double U.K. singles sales
Escalating music download sales have helped double the size of the U.K. singles market over the past three years, according to figures published by The Official U.K. Charts Company (OCC).
EMI Group acquisition still in question
EMI Group has declined to comment on speculation that it is close to a deal to be acquired by a private-equity group.