ALTERNATIVE TAKE: How Recording Industry Hid A New Attempt To Expand Copyright

Some of the new music legislation currently sailing through Congress has received criticism from music rights advocates. Not so with the CLASSICS ACT.  But here, Mike Masnick of Techdirt shares. Continue reading

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Industry Trade Group Finally Admits Forcing YouTube To Police Site Doesn’t Work Well

A group typically known for their criticism of YouTube, the Content Creators Coalition, recently admitted that it is impossible to expect the video site to accurately or effectively police all. Continue reading

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Did The RIAA Helped Pave The Way For Spain To Undermine Democracy? [Op-Ed]

In this sure to be controversial piece, Techdirt's Mike Masnick continues his war on the RIAA by dipping back into history to explain how it was at the urging of. Continue reading

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A Look Inside The ‘Offices’ Of Bandzoogle’s Team Of Remote Staffers

As modern work habits shift, the number of people working remotely has exploded. But what does that actually mean and look like at a music or music tech company? To. Continue reading

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Copyright Office Modernization Through an Artist’s Lens

[Op-Ed] Copyright Office legislation is moving through Congress, and the House of Representatives is expected to take up the bill when they return from Easter Recess. In this op-ed, leaders from. Continue reading

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Support Copyright Office Legislation And Call Congress

Here Chris Castle urges readers to support new bipartisan legislation making the Librarian of Congress a presidential appointment, as well as bringing about several other badly needed fixes to the. Continue reading

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Major Scandal At The Copyright Office With $25 Million ‘Fake Budget’ Line Item

Documents were recently published exposing massive waste and incompetence at the Copyright Office. It seems the form Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, put in place a fake twenty-five million dollar budget line. Continue reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this meander back through a full week of music industry news, we revisit the YouTube ad boycott, the introduction of a new bill politicizing the U.S. Copyright office, SoundCloud's. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: Congress Joins Copyright Office Battle • Vivid Seeks $1.5B Buyer • Geffen Relaunches • More

FRIDAY 3.24.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  The battle for control of the U.S. Copyright Office has long term implications for music. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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THE PITCH: TuneRegistry Takes On Music Rights, Metadata

Today, indie music rights and metadata management platform TuneRegistry makes its PITCH. As with other startups in this ongoing series, we've given them 100 words to convince you of their. Continue reading

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