Michael Jackson’s estate made $115m last year – proof that artists’ work can carry on making a fortune after their death. From Nick Drake to Elvis, it’s about selling an artist as if they are still alive – and learning how to say no
New proposals around copyright and user-generated services were unveiled at the European Commission’s (EC) annual State of the Union address, delivered by EC president Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg today (Sep. 14).
On Tuesday, Ms. Lewis and Songwriters of North America, an advocacy group she helped found a year ago, sued the Justice Department, saying that the agency overstepped its authority and that its ruling violated the property rights of songwriters by potentially nullifying private contracts between writers who have worked on the same song.
Newspaper publishers would get the right to curb the online use of their content, allowing them to demand payment from Google News and other sites that use clips of their articles, under new European Union draft copyright rules published Wednesday.
The Annex*in Menlo Park was doing about as well as any recording studio could hope to do. Throughout the aughts, or post-Napster years, everyone in the recording industry—from the labels and musicians to producers and engineers—had to innovate to survive.