U.S. Copyright Office Gets A New Boss and Chris Castle Is Very Happy

Who heads the U.S. Copyright Office may seem like a boring topic, but how that person balances the competing interests of creators, rightsholders, media, and consumers dictates how much almost. Continue reading

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Keep Your Music Safe With Cosynd

In such uncertain times as these, it’s natural to be concerned about protecting your property – even you intellectual property. Here we look at how Cosynd can quickly and affordably. Continue reading

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Is Your Music Legally Protected?

Recently, a number of companies have been popping up and preying on music creators and rights holders, offering protection for musical works. Here, industry lawyer Erin M. Jacobson explains why. Continue reading

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The Art Of Clearing A Sample: Is It Worth It?

Sampling is an integral part of music, and while the perfect sample can really make a song, improper licensing of said sample can also be a massive, career derailing legal. Continue reading

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SoundExchange & Neighboring Rights Explained

In this continuation of Disc Makers’ series on music copyright and royalties, CEO Tony van Veen dives into the concept of neighboring rights and how the organization SoundExchange tackles tracking. Continue reading

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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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