Effort To Put Every Musical Melody Into Public Domain Reveals Craziness Of Modern Copyright

Musicians Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin attempted to get ahead of questionable copyright cases like those involving Blurred Lines and Dark Horse by attempting to put every conceivable melody on. Continue reading

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Every Possible Melody Has Been Copyrighted, Stored On A Single Hard Drive

In a unique effort to combat the high volume of dubious lawsuits flying back and forth in the music industry today, a team of musicians has recorded every possible melody. Continue reading

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Songwriters, Publishers Call For Ratification Canada-US-Mexico Deal To Close Major Canadian Copyright Loophole

A loophole in Canada’s copyright act means that songs in that country lose copyright protection a full twenty years earlier than the rest of the world.

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Rolling Stones Skirt Public Domain Using Ingenious YouTube Ploy

Successful artists often live in fear of loosing income as a result of their work falling into the public domain, a prospect which The Rolling Stones were staring down the. 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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“Happy Birthday” Officially Enters Public Domain

After a long legal battle, "Happy Birthday To You" has entered the public domain. It's part of a growing list of "moder" songs whose legal status is shifting as copyrights. Continue reading

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RIAA Wins $17 Million Lawsuit Against Grooveshark Clone

After Grooveshark was shut down by music industry lawsuits, a sophisticated clone site launched.  It jumped from domain to domain for several weeks,  but was eventually shut down.

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Warner Music Reports Financials, $23 Million Loss In Last 3 Months

Warner Music Group continues to lose money at a substantial rate. Despite a 10.6% rise in digital revenue, the label and music group loss $23 million in the last quarter.

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Rdio Bankruptcy Details: $220M In Debt, Losing $2M Per Month

Its no secret that ad-supported music streaming is currently a money losing business.  But court papers filed in the bankruptcy court today show just how tough a business it is. Continue reading

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Googles Announces YouTube Red – $10 A Month For Ad Free Music And Video [OFFICIAL]

Google owned YouTube has announced a paid music and video subscription service called YouTube Red.  The ad free tier will cost $10 per month and replace YouTube Music Key, as well as,. Continue reading

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