Google strikes deal with music publishers

Last updated 13:51 20/11/2012

Relevant offers

Digital Living

Chrome web browser finally topples Internet Explorer How to declutter your digital life 10-year-old paid $14,000 for finding Instagram security flaw Smartphone injuries cost ACC hundreds of thousands Global Threat Intelligence report ahead of Government Cyber Security Summit 5G networks will do much more than stream better cat videos Radiohead tried (and failed) to erase itself from the internet The new mouse for VR could be your eyes Why Apple should buy Tesla Google CEO Sundar Pichai sees the end of computers as physical devices

Google has reached a licensing deal with representatives of European music publishers, artists and composers in which the US online giant and its customers will gain access to 5.5 million musical works across 35 countries from artists including Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

The accord with Armonia, the alliance of French, Italian and Spanish licensing groups, is billed as the broadest of its kind.

Catherine Kerr-Vignale of France' SACEM said said Google's rivals, such as Amazon and Apple's iTunes, have country-by-country licensing agreements. She added that the royalty for publishers and artists was in line with industry standards involving Google rivals like Amazon and Apple's iTunes. She declined to specify.

Monday's deal also includes the British and American repertoire of Universal Music Publishing and Sony's Latin works.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content