Music pirates: $250k reaps $616.57
Whitecat 24th February 2013 03:27 PM
| Music pirates: $250k reaps $616.57 |
The local body representing big record labels claims to have spent $250,000 chasing alleged music pirates but has hauled only 12 people to the Copyright Tribunal.
Can the UK's 'toilet circuit' of small music venues survive? | John Harris | Music |
Whitecat 23rd February 2013 10:56 AM
Spotify seeks to expand free streaming to mobile devices | Technology | guardian.co.
Whitecat 20th February 2013 10:23 PM 1 Comments
Interpol targets timber traffickers
Whitecat 20th February 2013 03:37 PM
| Interpol targets timber traffickers |
Interpol says it has arrested hundreds of people across Central and South America in a three-month operation against the illicit timber trade.
Relevant to the musical instrument industry, especially guitar making...
Google looks to cut funds to illegal sites - Telegraph
GearAndGuitars 18th February 2013 09:21 PM
Music industry on digital 'tipping point' as quarter of Brits get music on
Whitecat 14th February 2013 03:33 PM
Artists Rights Watch – Monday Feb 11, 2013 | The Trichordist
GearAndGuitars 11th February 2013 08:53 PM
A Weekly Recap of Artists Rights, Copyright and Technology News for Creators from Around The Web
Record US success for British acts
Whitecat 8th February 2013 06:00 PM
Warner Music Group Pays $765 Million For Parlophone Label Group | Fast Company
Whitecat 7th February 2013 10:20 PM
| Warner Music Group Pays $765 Million For Parlophone Label Group | Fast Company |
Warner Music Group paid $765 million in cash to acquire Parlophone Label Group from Universal Music Group, WMG announced on Thursday. But the deal, which includes the rights to many of Parlophone's major recordings including Pink Floyd, Duran Duran and Coldplay does not include the rights to the Beatles catalog, the BBC reported.Parlophone was formerly a part of EMI music, but EMI sold it off in 2012 when it was taken over by Universal.[Photo by Flickr user starbright]
iTunes has sold over 25 billion songs, Apple says | The Verge
Whitecat 7th February 2013 09:39 PM
White rescues obscure blues music
Whitecat 6th February 2013 04:37 PM
Over 50 Major Brands Supporting Music Piracy, It’s Big Business! | The Trichor
GearAndGuitars 1st February 2013 01:03 AM
| Over 50 Major Brands Supporting Music Piracy, It’s Big Business! | The Trichor |
Below is a partial list of over 50 major brands who are advertising on pirate sites and therefore supporting not only music piracy, but also the mainstream piracy of films and every other kind of digitally distributed work. As we’ve stated before the content industries may have the ability to address mass scale, enterprise level,…
You, yes you, can make a difference. Which of these brands do you support with your money? Let them know you don’t want your money, that you pay to them, being used to promote online music piracy and artist exploitation. |
We’re going to be tweeting a brand a day starting tomorrow. Retweet us if you like.
Here’s a directory of the brands on Twitter. Please feel free to copy/paste this simple suggested tweet to them:
@Brand Stop Supporting Online Music Piracy #StopArtistExploitation Over 50 Major Brands Supporting Music Piracy, It’s Big Business! | The Trichordist
Streaming Shakes Up Music Industry’s Model for Royalties - NYTimes.com
Whitecat 30th January 2013 11:30 AM
Digital Music News - Awkward: TuneCore Found Advertising on 4Shared.com...
GearAndGuitars 24th January 2013 11:08 PM
Music Issues in the New Congress: PRO-IP Act “Reform” « MUSIC • T
Matt Allison 23rd January 2013 07:10 PM
| Music Issues in the New Congress: PRO-IP Act “Reform” « MUSIC • T |
Glenn Peoples at Billboard has an excellent primer on some legislative items that are very likely to come up in the new Congress.* We will discuss each, but let’s start with the PRO-IP Act. As MTP readers will recall (“Grande Prosecutor Macchiato: What’s Next for the Coffee Generation?“), the Obama Administration has a problem–on the…
New music survey: P2P users buy the most, no one wants disconnection penalties | Ars
Whitecat 21st January 2013 03:43 PM
Stream-age kicks: Is Spotify a musician's friend or foe? - Features - Music - T
Whitecat 20th January 2013 01:55 PM
| Stream-age kicks: Is Spotify a musician's friend or foe? - Features - Music - T |
Last month, monsters of rock Metallica put their considerable back catalogue on Spotify. It was a landmark day not just for metal fans and partygoers with a sudden urge to headbang, but also in the history of the war between the sheriffs of the traditional music industry and the once wild west of internet music consumption.
Hands On With Kim Dotcom's New Mega: This Service Could Dismantle Copyright Forever
Whitecat 18th January 2013 08:21 PM
| Hands On With Kim Dotcom's New Mega: This Service Could Dismantle Copyright Forever |
Kim Dotcom's Mega officially launches tomorrow, but we're already in. From the membership plans we showed you this morning, the service might look like it's just another online storage locker like Dropbox or Google Drive. But it's way more than that. Mega is a weapon aimed straight at copyright rights holders. It's maybe the most private, invincible file-sharing service of all time.
Digital Music News - 7 Things You Probably Don't Want to Hear as a Musician...
Whitecat 18th January 2013 06:37 PM
Murfie Stores Your CD's For Streaming Everywhere - hypebot
Don Hills 18th January 2013 01:46 AM
| Murfie Stores Your CD's For Streaming Everywhere - hypebot |
By Tyler Hayes, who runs the music discovery site Nxt Big Thing. Interestingly there’s a company that will take your old CDs, store them at their place and give you streaming access to the music. What makes this proposition so tempting is the same thing that makes it so crazy, no one wants their CD collection anymore. 20 years after the compact disc made its debut Murfie is placing a bet on people’s investment in the format, hoping the company can become the official crypt keeper of the dying format. Here are some questions I had for Murfie. How big...
HMV chain to appoint administrator
Whitecat 15th January 2013 09:45 AM
| HMV chain to appoint administrator |
Troubled music and DVD retailer HMV, which began trading in 1921, announces it is to appoint an administrator, putting about 4,350 jobs in jeopardy.
Pop and rock rule sales in 2012
Whitecat 14th January 2013 01:08 PM
| Pop and rock rule sales in 2012 |
Releases from Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran means pop was the most popular type of music for UK album buyers for the second year in a row in 2012.
Verizon Copyright Alert System Would Throttle Internet Speeds Of Repeat Online Pirate
GearAndGuitars 13th January 2013 07:22 AM
Digital Music News - Levi's Was First. Now, Several Major Brands Want to Pull Their P
GearAndGuitars 11th January 2013 02:21 AM
Ad Supported Piracy is Gaining Attention with Major Brands.
Bowie 'not eligible' for UK chart
Whitecat 9th January 2013 04:56 PM
| Bowie 'not eligible' for UK chart |
The first new track from David Bowie to be released in a decade is not eligible for the UK singles chart, the Official Charts Company confirms.
Sony Issues Bob Dylan Recordings to Keep European Copyright - NYTimes.com
Don Hills 9th January 2013 06:53 AM
... but only 100 copies? They're taking the piss.
European Study on the Impact of Piracy in the EU
Joram 8th January 2013 04:42 PM
According to the study, approximately 10 billion Euros and more than 185 000 jobs were lost in the selected creative industries in 2008 because of piracy, largely digital piracy. European Study on the Impact of Piracy in the EU
Music Industry Hopes To Permanently Block The Pirate Bay In Ireland, Unlikely To Happ
Whitecat 8th January 2013 10:43 AM
Feeder help cassette single sales triple in 2012 –*to 604 units! | News | NME.COM
Whitecat 7th January 2013 03:08 PM
David Lowery makes list of people who changed the music industry. | adland.tv
GearAndGuitars 7th January 2013 01:10 AM
| David Lowery makes list of people who changed the music industry. | adland.tv |
Adland the commercial archive is pretty much what it says on the tin. There's the searchable, tagged and credited commercials archive (also print, digital and radio) as well as advertising news from all corners of the advertising world and points of views from ad industry adgrunts in the business. Updated daily Adland was the first industry grassroots site to do so and Adland is the only place in the world - both on and offline - where you can waste four whole days watching over 40 years of Super Bowl commercials. Warning: may contain snark.
Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians « LeDrew's Muse
Whitecat 4th January 2013 03:36 PM
| Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians « LeDrew's Muse |
The letter I have copied below was posted on Tampa Craigslist by a bar owner, but it was flagged for removal before I could provide a link or credit the author. But I managed to copy the content. So here it is, and I agree with a lot (although not all) of what he has…
Digital Music News - In France, 92% of Pirates Never Receive a Second Warning Letter.
GearAndGuitars 3rd January 2013 11:52 PM
Report links Google, Yahoo to Internet piracy sites - latimes.com
GearAndGuitars 2nd January 2013 07:52 PM
CMU Review Of The Year 2012: The music business | CMU: Complete Music Update
Whitecat 2nd January 2013 11:44 AM
UK album sales suffer 11.2% drop
Whitecat 2nd January 2013 11:42 AM
Gary Barlow's record label folds after losing £4 million | News | NME.COM
Whitecat 31st December 2012 12:31 PM
Call to name Birmingham Airport after Ozzy Osbourne | News | NME.COM
Whitecat 28th December 2012 02:32 PM
The First Time Tech Ruined the Music Business - Bloomberg
Whitecat 25th December 2012 06:59 PM
Daily Dot | YouTube strips Universal and Sony of 2 billion fake views
Whitecat 23rd December 2012 11:29 AM
Digital Music News - 10 People That Totally Changed the Industry In 2012...
GearAndGuitars 22nd December 2012 08:24 AM
Spin Magazine Halts Print Publication
Whitecat 21st December 2012 08:39 PM
| Spin Magazine Halts Print Publication |
Spin became the latest magazine to pull out of print, halting production after 27 years. The publication, which is owned by Buzzmedia, broke the news to subscribers on Friday: "...
Law relaxed on digital copying
Whitecat 20th December 2012 05:22 PM
| Law relaxed on digital copying |
Making digital copies of music, films and other copyrighted material for personal use is to be made legal for the first time under government plans.
Euro Commission abandons ACTA court request • The Register
Whitecat 20th December 2012 02:01 PM
Soloists 'more likely to die early'
Whitecat 20th December 2012 12:34 PM
Digital Music News - Google Exec: If You Really Want to Kill Piracy, Then Kill the Ad
GearAndGuitars 17th December 2012 05:11 PM
Intellectual property crime unit to be set up by City police | Technology | guardian
Whitecat 17th December 2012 04:40 PM
It's OK to crank up the music, Florida Supreme Court rules | Reuters
Whitecat 15th December 2012 11:17 AM
Digital Music News - USC Is Now Researching the Amount of Advertising Flowing Into Pi
GearAndGuitars 15th December 2012 06:18 AM
Paperless tickets not 'practical'
Whitecat 13th December 2012 10:54 AM
A2IM Applauds the new Music Act - good for US indie labels
Jules 13th December 2012 09:36 AM