December 10, 2007

Universal Music Group Limits Myspace Tracks

Universal Music Group has decided to force their artists to limit tracks to 90 seconds in compliance with fair use.

One artist has begun speaking out on the new policy. Caillat said in a recent bulletin on myspace.

“Due to circumstances beyond my control I have to swap the songs out on my page for 90 second versions instead of full length versions,”

Universal Music Groups distributes music from tons of labels like Island/Def Jam, Interscope Geffen/A&M and Motown Records.

The female artist went on to say.

“The great thing about MySpace is that you can build up an army of fans and then when you go to a record company, there’s no point in them trying to change what you do because it’s already been tried and tested,” says Caillat

She also noted with optimism.

“Hopefully the politics involved here gets worked out soon and we can return to full length songs as soon as possible,” says Caillat.

The Universal music policy applies to all songs that can be embedded. I don’t quite understand that concept.

Illest will keep you updated with the latest in this policy.

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