Most Artists Don’t Understand Their Record Deal, Do You?

Musicians need to understand the contracts they sign and their implications, but most don't. Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert are joined on the Music Biz Weekly Podcast by manager and. Continue reading

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UCLA Law School Offers Music Community Free Legal Advice

UCLA's  Music Industry Clinic (MIC) is offering free legal services for qualifying musicians and other members of the music industry. MIC provides UCLA Law students with the opportunity to represent. Continue reading

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These Overpaid Law Professors Hate Seeing Musicians Paid, But Love Billionaires [Op-Ed]

Here David Lowery delves into what possible reason forty-two IP law professors could have for wanting to prevent the closure of the pre-1972 copyright loophole which has allowed a select. Continue reading

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MON. BRIEF: U.S. Register Of Copyright Pushed Out • Instagram Tests Live Video • SeatGeek Sues ScoreBig • More

MONDAY 10.24.16 Music Business News From Around The Web  A sudden shift at the U.S. Copyright office reminds just how political music policy making is.  Updated continuously under our More News tab

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US Government Seeks To Steal Kim Dotcom’s Assets

While now infamous internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is battling extradition from New Zealand, a separate lawsuit has been filed by the US Government aimed at seizing Kim's assets.

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Music Publishers File Lawsuit Against Wolfgang’s Vault, Daytrotter For “Massive” Copyright Infringement

Wolfgang's Vault bills itself as the "world's largest collection of live music."  Sister site Daytrotter brings that same sensibility to merging music.  But much of the music you find on. Continue reading

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Last Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

A leaked  Sony Music and Spotify contract, Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" marketing campaign, unusual but effective music career investments and the war on piracy all topped this week's most read posts. Continue reading

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Epic Fail: The War On Piracy

The final chapter in the long, sordid story of the pirate site, Grooveshark, finally played out in a New York Courtroom last week. The principals, after years of litigation, have. Continue reading

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3 Predictions for the Over-Hyped Music Streaming Business

The music industry has drastically changed in recent years. We no longer live in a world where we anxiously wait outside of a record store to get a new album.. Continue reading

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Legal Landmine: Playing Music In A Business

True or False: If a song is available on iTunes its free and clear for you to play in your place of business. False. Just because you bought it doesn't. Continue reading

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