Michelle’s Country Music Murals: An Update?

Hugh Stephens Blog

The disagreement was over who held the copyright to a series of murals that … Continue reading "Michelle’s Country Music Murals: An Update Some readers may recall two blogposts (Mural, Mural on the Wall and Were They Commissioned, One and All?)

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The American Music Fairness Act (AMFA): The Canadian Dimension

Hugh Stephens Blog

Last week I posted a blog on the American Music Fairness Act (AMFA), draft US legislation that seeks to end the exemption that US terrestrial broadcasters enjoy with respect to payment of broadcast royalties to performers and labels for playing recorded music.

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Save the Date! Free Webinar Tomorrow (12/8/21) on Radio Royalties and the American Music Fairness Act

The Trichordist

Learn about Radio Royalties and the American Music Fairness Act from industry stakeholders and experts during this FREE educational webinar sponsored by: Austin Music Foundation, Austin Texas… Read more "Save the Date!

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3 Count: Music Licensing is Strange…

Plagiarism Today

The post 3 Count: Music Licensing is Strange… appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Hollywood Demands $16.35m From Operator of Pirate IPTV Services.

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Many Did Not Feel Their Voice Was Heard on Music Modernization Act–Artist Rights Watch

The Trichordist

47% of respondents polled did not feel their voice was heard in crafting the Music Modernization Act. Artists Rights Watch Mechanical Licensing Collective Music Modernization Act Polls

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Retroactive Credit and the Future of Music Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

However, there is another element at play, and that’s the changing nature of music itself. Too Many Cooks… In 2017, Music Week performed a study looking at the top hits of the year 2016 and found that the songs had, on average, 4.53

It's about time to give the music producer her/his copyright due

The IPKat

Kat friend Dr. Aleksandra Sewerynik shares her periodic insights on copyright in the recording industry, this time in connection with the rights of the music producer. This aspect of creating music is the domain of the musician called the music producer.

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Interview: @TerranyJohnson aka Tee Double on Radio Royalties and the American Music Fairness Act #IRespectMusic–@musictechpolicy

The Trichordist

irespectmusic Campaign American Music Fairness Act Artist Rights Tee Double Terrany Johnson

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Live Streaming and Music Streaming Collide

Intellectual Property Brief

However, the music industry is quite unhappy about their licensed music getting played without permission. Copyright Daily Blog copyright DMCA Intellectual Property IP Licensing Music music licensing streaming TwitchOnline streaming has started to gain incredible popularity in the last few years. Thus, leading to disputes between online streaming giant Twitch and NMPA.

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Apple Music V. Spotify: A Comparative Study In the Digital Music Marketplace (Part I)

IIPRD

As a result of technological improvements, the music industry has evolved considerably during the last few decades. Piracy, for example, has always been a problem in the music industry, but the nature of the problem has changed over time. As a result, several businesses attempted to seize this chance to develop and compete in the digital music market. In the fight against piracy, online music streaming services like Apple’s iTunes were considered as an evil.

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Apple Music V. Spotify: A Comparative Study In The Digital Music Marketplace (Part ii)

IIPRD

Spotify is an on-demand music streaming service that allows users to browse a database of music licenced through different record labels, as well as create and share playlists with other Spotify users. APPLE MUSIC. Apple Music is based on the already popular iTunes Store, which has a vast user base. APPLE MUSIC. Technology advancements have caused the music sector to rethink its current policies and procedures. SPOTIFY.

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The American Music Fairness Act (AMFA): A Better and Fairer Solution for Performers than Just Seeking “National Treatment”

Hugh Stephens Blog

From the title of this draft legislation, introduced into the US House of Representatives in late June, you can surmise that something is unfair about music in America.

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Antitrust and Music Streaming Services

JIPEL Copyright Blog

That was the revenue that Apple Music made in the year 2020. Music streaming services have revolutionized how we listen to music. However, the only three competitors in the music streaming market are Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon. Spotify introduced a student discount plan in 2014, and Apple Music did not announce its student discount plan until 2016. Antitrust JIPEL Blog 2021-2022 Musicbillion dollars.

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Playing with Piracy: Roblox Settles $200M Music Copyright Lawsuit

IPilogue

Music has become a large component of Roblox, with artists like Lil Nas X hosting virtual concerts. Back in June 2021, The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) sued Roblox for allowing users to upload copyrighted music without paying a licensing fee.

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Frozen Mechanicals Crisis: Monica Corton Tells Copyright Royalty Board that Without Parity, the Music Ecosystem Will Fail

The Trichordist

Indie publisher Monica Corton tells Copyright Royalty Board that without parity, the music ecosystem will fail. Copyright Office Copyright Policy Copyright Royalty Board Frozen Mechanicals Music Streaming Sneaky Services streaming meltdown Monica Corton

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UK Government responds to DCMS Music Streaming Inquiry recommendations

The IPKat

1 Establishing a music industry contact group with senior representatives from across the music industry to drive action and examine stakeholder views on the key issues, including equitable remuneration, contract transparency, and platform liability rules introduced by the EU.

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Uncanny Valley: charting a new era of musical creativity

WIPO Magazine

Charlton Hill, Co-founder and Head of Innovation at Uncanny Valley, a Sydney-based progressive music technology company discusses the company’s ambitions to speed-up, democratize and re-shape music production through the use of artificial intelligence

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@TheBlakeMorgan Interview on the American Music Fairness Act Launch and #IRespectMusic–MusicTechPolicy

The Trichordist

Chris Castle interviews Blake Morgan on the launch of the American Music Fairness Act. Continue reading → American Music Fairness Act Artist Rights Fair Play Fair Pay Rep. Darrell Issa Rep. Ted Deutch

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Roblox is Latest Online Platform to Settle NMPA Copyright Claims with Collaborative Music Licensing Agreement

IP Watchdog

On September 27, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and online game platform provider Roblox announced that the two parties had settled ongoing copyright litigation in the Central District of California over Roblox’s unauthorized use of copyrighted music on its online gaming platform.

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Music Rights, Radio Station Groups Settle Licensing Fee Row

IP Law 360

Global Music Rights LLC and Radio Music License Committee Inc. say they've settled the more than five-year-old rival antitrust suits over the music licensing fees that RMLC's 10,000 radio station members pay GMR musicians

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A Challenge, An Opportunity: The Music Industry and COVID

IPilogue

In music copyright news, producer and DJ iMarkkeyz informed Rolling Stone that his management is in talks with Cardi B’s in the wake of the success of his song, Coronavirus. Copyright Claire Wortsman copyright COVID-19 licensing Music NFTs Non Fungible Token streaming Technology

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Taylor Swift Knows Perils of Music Copyright Law “All Too Well”

McBayer IP Blog

Why would a globally-known music star take the time out of her busy schedule to rehash her old music? More > Tags: Copyright , Intellectual Property , masters rights , music , music copyright , performance rights , recording contract , works for hire

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Has the Moment Finally Arrived for Fairness to Music Performers?

The Illusion of More

Unlike the rest of the developed world, American radio broadcasters are unique in that they pay nothing in performers’ royalties when they play music on their stations. The post Has the Moment Finally Arrived for Fairness to Music Performers?

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PTAB Weighs TikTok Challenge To Music Video Patent

IP Law 360

Thursday on his argument that TikTok had failed to show that its patent for creating music videos synced with an audio track is invalid The Patent Trial and Appeal Board pressed an attorney for Triller Inc.

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Brand Battles: Coachella Wants 'Bookchella' To Face Music

IP Law 360

In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the organizers of the popular music festival Coachella are trying to block a trademark application for "Bookchella" — plus four other cases you need to know about

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Dylan Smith: Electronic Artist Skee Mask Removes Music From Spotify, Citing Lack of Respect for Creators and Investments In Defense Technology — Artist Rights Watch

The Trichordist

Artist Rights Artists Rights Watch Spotify Spotify Strike streaming meltdown Digital Music News Dylan Smith Skee MaskIt's a really easy choice to be off of Spotify if you think the management are pigs.

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Press Release: House of Commons, Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee: New Report: Economics of music streaming

The Trichordist

MPs call for a ‘complete reset’ of music streaming to fairly reward performers and creators Successful artists see ‘pitiful returns’ from streaming while some performers are frozen out of payments altogether Artists must be given a legal right to a fairer share of revenues from streaming, the DCMS Committee concludes, following a wide-ranging inquiry that … Continue reading → DCMS Inquiry Music Streaming streaming meltdown Digital Culture Media & Sport Committee

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The Briefing – Can Copyrighted Music Keep Vids of Police Encounters Off The Internet?

The IP Law Blog

In this week’s episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog , Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss recent news stories reporting that police officers played copyrighted music during filmed encounters, ostensibly to keep the videos from being uploaded to the Internet. Universal Music Group.

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The Heightened Harms of Radius Clauses in the Post-COVID Live Music Industry

JIPEL Copyright Blog

With shows and festivals selling out all across the country, there is no question that live music is rapidly making its post-COVID comeback. Antitrust COVID-19 Entertainment JIPEL Blog 2021-2022 Music

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Press Release: @RepTedDeutch and @RepDarrellIssa to Host Press Event to Introduce American Music Fairness Act #irespectmusic

The Trichordist

Continue reading → #irespectmusic Campaign American Music Fairness Act Artist Rights Fair Play Fair Pay #ires MusicFIRST Rep. Our great allies Ted Deutch and Darrell Issa are introducing a law to guarantee the key object of the #IRespectMusic campaign--artist pay for radio play! Darrell Issa Rep. Ted Deutch

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Can I Use Fan Art in a Music Video?

Dear Rich IP Blog

I would like to use the drawings in a music video. At the same time, it's possible your music video may qualify as a fair use. However, if your music video becomes another Gangman Style , you're sure to hear from the lawyers. fan art fan fiction music videos permission

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Cox Appeal in Suit with Music Labels May Be Overreaching

The Illusion of More

Sony Music, joined by 57 other labels, sued Cox for vicarious and contributory infringement […]. The post Cox Appeal in Suit with Music Labels May Be Overreaching appeared first on The Illusion of More.

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Videographers Must Obtain Music Licensing Rights

Art Law Journal

For years, videographers have used music as a backdrop in their films, short videos, and documentaries. The law around music licensing is pretty clear: a license is required to use copyrighted music in a video. This has been a standard practice since the dawn of music recordings.

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Remixing and Remastering Music in US Copyright Law: Some Reflections after Arty v Marshmello

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Marshmello, an American electronic music producer and DJ, won the case as Judge Philip S. Subsequently, Interscope and Arty’s company, Telma Music LLC, entered into a contract (the ‘Remixer Declaration’) in September 2014. Case Law Infringement Jurisdiction Ownership USA music remix

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$550M Springsteen Catalogue Sale is Biggest Ever; Capital Gains Taxes and Low Interest Rates May Have Played a Role

IP Close Up

Data News People Research Transactions Uncategorized Apollo Blackstone Bob Dylan Bowie Bowie Bonds capital gains copyrights finance Hipignosis Song Management interest rates KKR music industry music publishing Napster Neil Young Prince Springsteen Sting streaming Warner Music

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RIAA Takes Down Popular Music Piracy Discord Over Adele ’30’ Leak

TorrentFreak

Most mainstream music is available on commercial services, for streaming or download, on the same date in dozens of countries around the world. Among other things, the coordinated Friday release scheme was designed to reduce piracy.

Cox Says $1B Loss In Music IP Suit Was The Result Of Lies

IP Law 360

Cox Communications has told a Virginia federal judge that a "recent revelation" by Sony Music and other music labels has shown that they lied about a key part of evidence used in a copyright infringement trial that led to a $1 billion verdict against the internet service provider

Two DJ Music Piracy Cases Five Years Apart, Two Very Different Outcomes

TorrentFreak

In the last year alone, BREIN conducted 479 investigations which resulted in the shutdown of 466 illegal sites and services, including torrent and streaming sites, IPTV providers, and platforms that distribute music without an appropriate license.

Case study: “copyright-free” in-store music and collective management

LexBlog IP

Company A (a Greek company) provides music programmes – based on a specific repertoire and intended to function as background music – to retail stores and, more broadly, to commercial or workplaces. The advertising messages are played at a higher volume than the music.

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2 Firms Guide $1B Blackstone, Hipgnosis Music Partnership

IP Law 360

that will initially deliver $1 billion to acquire the rights to music and manage related catalogues Kirkland & Ellis LLP-led Blackstone said Tuesday it's forming a partnership with Stephenson Harwood-represented Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd.

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9th Circ. Reverses Class Cert. In Rock Music Fight

IP Law 360

The Ninth Circuit has overturned a lower court's decision to certify two classes of performers and musicians who sued online concert archive Wolfgang's Vault for alleged copyright infringement, finding that individual issues predominate over the ones affecting the proposed classes

Strategic Partnerships Advance Music and Gaming Synergy

LexBlog IP

A newly inked strategic partnership between Sony Music Entertainment and Roblox is another indication of a maturing relationship amongst the music, gaming, and esports industries, a synergy that has evolved for years and in particular, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Trichordist Poll: 83% say Streaming is Unsustainable for Artists and Songwriters

The Trichordist

Artist Rights Music Streaming Polls Spotify streaming meltdownRather surprising unanimity that streaming is not sustainable for artists or songwriters!

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