Posted by Glen Sears | June 1, 2015 9:00 am | No Comments
Last week was all about copyright and intellectual property. As we continue to face the fallout over the leaked Spotify/Sony contract, more and more about the way intellectual property is handled comes into question. Some are even beginning to question the very nature of copyright law.
Whatever deals are made between rights holders and companies, MediaNet always continues to fulfill those digital contracts and ensure that Every Play Counts. And now, the news.
Steve Albini: “Copyright Has Expired” – The Nirvana engineer, Chicago music titan, and long-time industry critic lays out his feelings on the very nature of copyright, intellectual property, and how he’s “not Jay-Z.” Read more
NMPA Sues Wolfgang’s Vault – The live concert footage website has come under fire from almost 30 music industry organizations for its library that “disseminates concert videos and audio recordings through multiple websites.” Read more
Hollywood Studios Under Fire Over Recycled Soundtracks – The American Federation of Musicians is suing the largest music and film studios for violating their collective bargaining agreement and reusing old soundtrack material. Read more
Shazam Announces QR & Visual Recognition… – The move will expand the ailing company, which hasn’t turned a profit since 2006, into new media markets and may alter the way musicians and bands market their music. Read more
…But Also Must Pay BMI 2.5 Percent Of All Revenue – After a protracted court case, a judge found reason to require Shazam to increase its payments to BMI from 1.75 to 2.5%, revealing much about royalty calculations. Read more
Music Companies Attempt To Keep “.Music” To Themselves – A conglomerate of industry organizations claim they want to “create a safe haven for legal music consumption under a trusted, secure and authentic .music top-level domain.” Read more
U2 Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Dies – “We’ve lost a family member, we’re still taking it in. He wasn’t just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable.” Read more
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