Police are using music to stop from being filmed

A recent use of Sublime’s “Santeria” by a cop in a effort to trigger Instagram’s sensitive copyright filter is not a new tactic, but has some ominous implications for the. Continue reading

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How do copyright rules impact internet creators? What can they do about it?

Whether you’re a professional or casual content creator, you’ve doubtless been affected by copyright law, more than likely negatively. Here, we break down how these strange and often draconian rules. Continue reading

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4 essential legal protections for your music

If you’re serious about your career as a musician, taking steps to ensure that everything you or your band create is legally protected is essential. Here, we detail four legal. Continue reading

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Answers to questions about Copyright in 2021 [Electronic Frontier Foundation]

Although they were easy to miss in the end of year kerfuffle, serveral new copyright bill and proposals were not only announced, but in some cases have already gone into. Continue reading

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RIAA backs new group claiming to represent independent artists [Op-Ed]

Mike Masnick looks at the RIAA backed group, the Digital Creators Coalition, an organization that claims to represent the interests of independent artists while acting as a lobby for some. Continue reading

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Essential music industry contracts

Like it or not, contracts are the life blood of the music industry, and understanding how they work and why they’re necessary is key to avoiding disaster for you and. Continue reading

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What You Need To Copyright Music

As an artist, keeping your intellectual property safe is a peak priority, and for musicians, that means copyrighting your music. In this piece, we detail why copyrighting your music is. Continue reading

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UK PRO Demands Payment From Venue Not Playing Music Due To COVID Closure

Music collection organization PRS For Music has targeted a pub in Sheffield,UK demanding payment for a license to play music, despite the fact the pub has been shuttered for the. Continue reading

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Electronic Frontier Foundation On New ‘Disastrous’ Copyright Proposal

Several controversial copyright bills were snuck into the recent spending package. Now the EFF looks at the latest “disastrous” copyright legislation under Congressional consideration. By Katharine Trendacosta of the Electronic. Continue reading

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Mechanical Licensing 101: Artist’s Guide

While there are a number of relevant licenses necessary when releasing music, this piece explores one of the most common – the mechanical license – and what exactly artists need. Continue reading

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