Understand that the way most of these investigations get started is that someone complained to the antitrust authorities. Who would complain loudly enough to get the attention of so many law enforcement agencies? Most likely Spotify and its board member Google in this case.
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Singer, songwriter and ASCAP president Paul Williams made his first-ever trip to Midem over the weekend to share his thoughts on digital music, fair treatment for creators and "out-of-step" music licensing laws.
Any music fan eager to bulk up their collection in the ’90s knew where to go to grab a ton of music on the cheap: Columbia House. Started in 1955 as a way for the record label Columbia to sell vinyl records via mail order, the club had continually adapted to and changed with the times, as new formats such as 8-tracks, cassettes, and CDs emerged and influenced how consumers listened to music.
I'll be a big noise with all the big boys, so much stuff I will own And I will pray to a big god, as I kneel in the big church Big time, I'm on my way I'm making it... Big Time, by Peter Gabriel MTP readers will remember the "Google Shill List"--a court ordered…
With royalties and digital music the subject of current lawsuits, regulation review, Justice Department investigations and new federal legislation, industry trade groups are staking out strong positions that do not always mirror the values and interest of all of their members. ______________________ Amazon has exited the MIC Coalition trade group...
The debate about whether streaming music services are good or bad for musicians has always belied a more complicated reality. Each streaming service is different, with its own patterns of use and its own economics. No service is quite as different as SoundCloud, which draws far more monthly users than Spotify or Pandora but has confounded the music industry by lagging in developing a viable way to help labels make money from its 180 million users. Bloomberg's Emily Chang has more on