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.
Accusations that Spotify has been punishing artists for signing exclusives with other streaming services hit the internet in full force this morning. Spotify directly suppresses tracks from artists that have previously signed exclusives with Apple Music or Tidal in search results. And, Spotify indirectly targets artists who have signed exclusives with Apple Music and Tidal but promoting music differently in playlists and banner ads.
Once you hear it, you can't un-hear it. It will be forever with you. Just a warning. It's not a secret that a lot of popular music is unoriginal. In fact, science has proven it: The combinations of notes in pop songs have been*losing*diversity*consistently over the last 50 years. Popular songwriters, producers, and record labels...
There’s been a lot of talk about the lack of women behind the camera in the film industry over the past couple of years, but little scrutiny when it comes to the recording studio. Laura Marling is hoping to change this with a new project launching today called Reversal of the Muse, through which she aims to "establish why there is a real lack of female presence in the recording studio, and to discuss whether it makes any difference to the final outcome of the recordings."
An American Internet Service Provider (ISP) has received validation that it does not have to give up personal details of alleged copyright infringers. The Eastern Virginia District Court has denied copyright holder BMG Rights Management a permanent injunction against Cox Communication that would force the ISP to match personally identifiable information such as email address, physical address, and name to an IP address that has been accused of copyright infringement.
Reddit is refusing to hand over the personal details of one of its users to Atlantic Records. The user is accused of obtaining a copy of a single by band Twenty One Pilots ahead of its commercial release and posting a link on the site. But Reddit says the record label is on a "fishing expedition" and it won't comply.