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, on 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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Happy Birthday To You: A Copyright Saga Chapter Closes

As most are now aware, the song which has for years been a staple of American birthday celebrations has been wrested from the clutches of Warner/Chappell and placed in the. Continue reading

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