The Music Industry (Taylor’s Version)


Swift, in being denied an opportunity to bid for her masters, announced in late 2020 that she would re-record her entire pre-2019 catalogue in order to regain control of her music and limit the profitability of Ithaca’s asset.

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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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Understanding Royalty-Free Music


As a video creator, you may hop onto your laptop, start searching for free music, and finally come across platforms or websites offering royalty-free music or music without copyright (copyright-free music). All the video creators understand well that royalty-free music is the way ahead when one wants to be legal, i.e., do things in an authorized manner; however, there are still many inaccurate facts circulating about royalty-free music.

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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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Must See Documentary: The Way the Music Died: Why You Should #DitchSpotify

The Trichordist

artist revenue streams Chris Castle Music Streaming Spotify Spotify Strike streaming meltdown #DitchSpotifyA must-see documentary about the cultural rot and corrosive power of the Spotify monopoly.

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@DavidCLowery: Address on Acceptance of the American Eagle Award from the National Music Council

The Trichordist

Thanks to David Sanders for… Read more "@DavidCLowery: Address on Acceptance of the American Eagle Award from the National Music Council". June 2nd 2022 Anaheim California Hello and thank you. Thanks to the board for this award. President James Weaver. Chair Charlie Sanders.

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Why Are There So Many Pop Music Lawsuits

Plagiarism Today

Pretty much every decade in music history has had their copyright battles. Four headline-grabbing lawsuits in one week may be a fluke, but it is an indicator of a a growing issue for many in the music industry. Why is there a sudden increase in the number of lawsuits over popular music?

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AFL-CIO Backs Artist Play for Radio Play and the American Music Fairness Act #irespectmusic

The Trichordist

American Music Fairness ActThe AFL-CIO backs artist play for radio play!

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Music Publishers Launch Crackdown on Copyright Infringing Apps


The music industry has battled against various forms piracy for several decades, but it’s hard to root out. In recent years music publishers have repeatedly spoken out against online platforms that use their music without a proper license.

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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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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

HitPiece Infringes Music Creators’ IP Rights: The Impact of NFTs in the Music Industry


On February 4, the Recording Industry Association of America (“RIAA”) sent a demand letter to’s lawyer and its founders, demanding that it stops infringing music creators’ intellectual property rights. Music NFTs Create New Possibilities for Artists.

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The Ongoing Gold Rush in Music Catalog Sales

JIPEL Copyright Blog

And the sums paid for such music catalog rights have been downright dizzying. For some background, every piece of music has two copyrights attached to it – the publishing (songwriting) and the master (recorded performances of compositions). Copyright JIPEL Blog 2021-2022 Music

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Copyright Infringement: Friend or Foe in the Music Industry?


You may remember the big music copyright infringement case of 2012 , where Robin Thicke was sued by Marvin Gaye over claims that Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines” infringed on Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up”. The case against “Blurred Lines” revolutionized copyright claims in music.

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Disaster as “NFT Music Stream” Enrages Artists By Pulling Music From YouTube


Since the music industry is often criticized for not doing enough to support artists, some platforms have decided they can do better. NFT Music Stream. It gives investors the freedom to distribute, monetize, and stream audio via our NFT MUSIC Streaming Platform,” the service says.

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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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Music Licensing in the Age of TikTok

JD Supra Law

With many people stuck inside during the pandemic and needing inspiration for new hobbies, they turned to TikTok for recipes, books, dances, fashion, makeup and hair, sports, music and much more. Trends may come and go, but TikTok is likely here to stay.

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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 Industry Flags Discord and Reddit as Primary Piracy Threats


This includes the music industry group IFPI , which represents roughly 8,000 music companies around the world. IFPI submitted a 36-page document that begins by highlighting the harm piracy does to the music industry.

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Nettwerk Music Group Sounds Alarm Bells on Bill C-11: “It Will Hurt Canadian Artists and Music Companies”

Michael Geist

Nettwerk Music Group has long been recognized as one of Canada’s leading independent music companies. We state unequivocally that, as drafted, Bill C11 represents legislation that is harmful to the Canadian music industry and that it will not achieve its stated or intended aims.

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Elucidating the Economics of Music Streaming Recommendations

The IPKat

Following the #BrokenRecord and #FixStreaming campaigns, the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee launched into an inquiry into the impact of music streaming o n artists, record labels and the sustainability of the wider music industry.

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San Antonio Musicians: Texas Public Radio Presents the Music Artist Forum TODAY

The Trichordist

Get more info and materials here TPR Music Artist Forum | In Partnership with SLATT Management Musicians of all ages are invited to a networking workshop and panelist… Read more "San Antonio Musicians: Texas Public Radio Presents the Music Artist Forum TODAY". American Music Fairness Act Artist Rights Chris Castle Songwriter Rights SoundExchange Speaking in Public Artist Pay for Radio Play Linda Bloss-Baum Texas Public Radio

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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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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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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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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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The Bill C-11 Effect: “Any Video on TikTok That Uses Music Could be Subject to Regulation”

Michael Geist

Yet despite the persistent denials, TikTok’s submission to the committee leaves little doubt that any Canadian who uses the service to create a video with music backing will find their content caught by the bill.

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New Music Industry Takedown Service Targets NFT and ‘Metaverse’ Piracy


These ‘conterfeit’ or ‘pirate’ NFTs use digital versions of art, photos, music, logos, without the permission of rightsholders. The new anti-piracy service was officially announced at the Sanremo Music Festival a few days ago. ” Paid Music Events on Roblox.

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How Does the Sale of Music Rights Change Copyright Litigation?

JIPEL Copyright Blog

Although these assets tend to be stable financial instruments like treasury bills or commodities like gold, money has recently been flowing into an even older, more human, asset that we can all appreciate: music (or more specifically, music rights ).

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


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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How a Former Radio DJ Became a ‘VIP’ Music Uploader on The Pirate Bay


Instead of listening to a CD at a local store, people started to sample music from the convenience of their own homes. Like most uploaders he has his own niche, in his case specializing in high-quality music releases. I started downloading MP3 music from the Bay.

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


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


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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Change is afoot in the music industry as French record labels and performers agree landmark deal for streaming remuneration

The IPKat

Readers may have followed the IPKat reports on the UK Music Streaming Inquiry, which focused on musicians and performers’ remuneration from streaming, or lack thereof, amongst other things. BrokenRecord #TheIPKat copyright Hayleigh Bosher music music streaming UK Streaming Inquiry

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Peru Teams Up With IFPI to Fight Online Music Piracy


To ensure that no stone is left unturned, INDECOPI has teamed up with the global music industry group IFPI , which it describes as one of its allies in the fight against online piracy. However, with help from the music industry, this list is expected to grow in the coming year.

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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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