Discogs Attacked By Pirate Spam On Two Fronts

Popular crowdsourced music database Discogs is being attacked on two fronts – one by pirates posting links to illegal downloads and the other by an anti-piracy outfit filing takedown demands. Continue reading

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Songwriters ‘Poor Man’s Copyright’: Separating Truth From Fiction

The "poor man's copyright" wherein artists mail or email themselves some form of their song fixed in a tangible medium, is often thrown around in creative music circles as a. Continue reading

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Welcome To Our World: The Spread of Content Piracy

The value of a copyright is at the core of most discussions about compensation and fairness in the music industry.  But how we, as a society, value copyright is effected. Continue reading

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A Response To SOPA: Free Pays (More)

Weighing in on SOPA and free music on Music Think Tank, Dante Cullari shares his view that free pays more and talks about his  platform, Beat-Play which allows artists to. Continue reading

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The Real Reason SOPA Didn’t Pass: Marketing

Last Wednesday, several major websites (Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress) blacked out to protest SOPA and PIPA. These two controversial bills were proposed to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property. Continue reading

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Marketing Music Through Non-Linear Communication: The Ecosystem Of Fans, Artist & Label

On Music Think Tank, Bas Grasmayer has posted a follow-up to his article that was posted in March where he introduced his thesis’ main theory of the ecosystem of fans.. Continue reading

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From Pirates to Fans

Piracy is a serious topic in the music industry of which we've all been long aware. Approaches have varied from heavy handed lawsuits that have eroded good will to direct. Continue reading

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