I Own The Sound Recording Of My Song – How Do I Make Money?

The world of of music copyright can seem muddled and complex, but understanding how to earn revenue from your music is essential. Here we break down what sort of royalties. Continue reading

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Copyright Blocks Protest Interview Because Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ Was Playing In Background

Copyright acting as censorship is, unfortunately, nothing new. In this latest instance, alternative media outlet Unicorn Riot announced that video interviews with protestors they had conducted and posted were pulled. Continue reading

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US Copyright Office: DMCA’s Safe Harbour System “Unbalanced”

The United States Copyright Office seems prepared to revise the controversial ‘safe harbour’ provisions of the ’98 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, siting the the current notice-and-takedown system seems tilted in. Continue reading

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Should I “Officially” Copyright My Song? Basics Of Music Copyrights, Royalties Part 2 [VIDEO]

In this video, Disc Makers CEO Tony van Veen breaks down the legal rationale for why it’s worth “officially” copyrighting your music as an artist and songwriter. Guest post by. Continue reading

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As Record Labels Still Demand Copyright Filters, Facebook Removes Guy Playing Bach

The latest in a string of absurd copyright stories, Facebook’s copyright filters squelched a recently posted violin recital livestream of Bach’s Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 – a piece. Continue reading

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How To Understand Music Copyright Law

Copyright law provides an essential foundation needed for the music industry to function, but many artists actually creating music are misinformed, or simply lack an understanding of how copyright actually. Continue reading

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Permission Culture Gone Mad: Concerns Over Proper License For ‘Balcony Singing’ Lead Collection Society To Say It’s Okay, You Can Sing

Just in case people were forgetting how broken copyright is in the midst of everything else that’s going on, certain collection societies have felt the need to clarify that citizens. Continue reading

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RIAA Realizes It Sued Over A Songs It Doesn’t Hold The Copyrights For

Everyone makes mistakes, and when the RIAA sued Charter Communications roughly a year ago for not kicking users off for copyright infringement, it seems the copyrights in questions were not. Continue reading

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The Secrets Of Music Licensing

When it comes to making money in the music business, licensing is one of the more lucrative avenues to pursue. In this piece, Erin M. Jacobson reveals the secret to. Continue reading

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What Does YouTube Content ID Mean For Using Other’s Music In Your YouTube Videos?

Using music in your YouTube videos can be risky, inciting the possibility of demonetization, or even worse, a copyright strike against your channel. Here we look at how to properly. Continue reading

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