What Is Congress Bringing Songwriters? A Lump Of Coal Or Justice? [Chris Castle]

When it comes to protection from and the regulations imposed by the government, songwriters have long had a tough go of it, and their rights seem to be on deck. Continue reading

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How Music And The Smart Speaker Will Help Each Other Succeed

The recent rash of voice-activated internet-enabled speakers (looking at you Echo) have quickly risen to become Pandora's most rapidly growing consumer electronics product. Here we look at how this trend. Continue reading

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TakeLessons Acquires Competitor Chromatik

TakeLessons has acquired Chromatik, a digital sheet music and music education platform. Details of the deal were not announced, but Chromatik had raised $7.7 million from Rustic Canyon Partners, Learn Capital, Plus. Continue reading

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Documentary On Happy Birthday Copyfraud Released Day After Song Enters Public Domain [VIDEO]

The day after the popular birthday ditty was declared to officially be in the public domain, Jenn Nelson has released a 15-minute documentary about the struggle to free Happy Birthday. Continue reading

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The Ongoing Happy Birthday Copyright Saga: Warner Asks Judge To Reconsider, Filmmakers Push For Public Domain Ruling

While many may have hoped that the saga of Happy Birthday's copyright (or lack thereof) had finally come to a close, the ambiguity of the ruling has caused both sides. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To You: A Copyright Saga Chapter Closes

As most are now aware, the song which has for years been a staple of American birthday celebrations has been wrested from the clutches of Warner/Chappell and placed in the. Continue reading

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How Much Will Losing “Happy Birthday” Copyright Cost Warner Music?

Warner Music has owned what it believed to be a copyright for the iconic song "Happy Birthday" since 1988. But last week, a federal judge declared their copyright entirely invalid.. Continue reading

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4 Ways Musicians Can Make Money With Happy Birthday Now That It’s In The Public Domain

In a stunning reversal, a federal judge ruled that all copyright claims against "Happy Birthday" are invalid and declaring that the song is in the public domain and free to. Continue reading

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