EU Article 13: The Law Of Unintended Consequences

The European Parliament has passed Article 13,. The controversial copyright directive will force Google, YouTube, Facebook and others to do much more to stop the spread of copyrighted material on. Continue reading

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MON. BRIEF: Country’s Moment Of Silence • Spotify Family Fallout • Deezer, Spotify Want EU Action Against Rivals • More

MONDAY 10.1.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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How The European Union Copyright Reform Could Change The Music Business For The Worse

While YouTube certainly has received plenty of negative attention from the music industry over the years, due in large part to its failure to pay fair royalties to artists. It. Continue reading

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EU Parliament Approves Strong Article 13 Copyright Directive, Will End ‘Safe Harbor’

The EU Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve strong new copyright legislation.  While some changes were made, the provisions, adopted by a vote of 438 to 226, include strong wording. Continue reading

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WED. BRIEF: EU Adopts Article 13 • Apple Event • Jammcard Adds $1M • Techstars Music • Sonos • More

WEDNESDAY 9.12.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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BMG Leads Fight To Limit ‘Safe Harbor’ Protections

BMG has become a standout among music publishers taking direct action against any U.S. internet service provider failing to enforce their "repeat infringer" policy. Now, even as the EU considers. Continue reading

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Apple To Win Unconditional EU Nod To Acquire Shazam

Apple is set to win unconditional European Union antitrust commision approval for its acquisition of popular music identification and discovery app Shazam, according to multiple sources.

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How To Discover, Monetize Your International Audience

While the growth of your audience has in the past typically been a linear progression, but changes in technology and the ways in which we access music now mean that. Continue reading

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Meet The Google Funded Group That Hacked EU Copyright Vote [David Lowery]

The EU parliament recently endured several weeks of being bombarded by tweets, calls, emails, and letters opposing Article 13 of the Copyright Directive, which would have forced major tech companies. Continue reading

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Change Needed Before Net Can Drive Creativity and Prosperity, say Musicians, Academics

In this except from a submission made to the EU's National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a coalition of performers, musicians, and academics issue a plea to restructure the web as. Continue reading

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