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Spotify Decides That Streaming Does Not Equal Reproduction, Distribution

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Today’s music industry is the Wild, Wild, West and nowhere is this seen more evidently than with respect to new challenges to old copyright laws. In what is turning into a defining battle with rightsholders, Spotify is now arguing that streaming is not the same as either reproduction or distribution and therefore not subject to […]

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Taylor Swift Turned Right Said Fred’s Body-Positive Hit Into A Revenge Fantasy: Here’s How

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In this article Ian Temple deconstructs and analyzes the musical similarities between T-Swift’s latest single “Look What You Made Me Do” and Right Said Fred’s hit 1992 classic “I’m Too Sexy For My Shirt” Guest post by Ian Temple of Soundfly’s Flypaper Here’s a music-theory analysis of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” and Right Said […]

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Dubset Makes Sony First Major Label Legalized For Remixing

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Often containing samples of multiple pre-existing tracks, remixes and DJ sets have historically been legally difficult for streaming services to allow, but a new deal between rights clearance startup and major label Sony could be paving the way to changing all that. Guest post by Ta’Rikah Jones of SymphonicBlog Spotify and Apple Music could soon get the legal […]

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Merlin Has Paid Out $1 BILLION To Indie Labels

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Merlin Has Paid Out $1 BILLION To Indie Labels Merlin, the global digital music rights agency for 20,000 indie labels and distributors from 53 countries, has announced its billionth dollar in distributions, since launching in May of 2008. With all of its payments coming from music streaming, this milestone points to a promising future for […]

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The Indie Musician’s Guide To Digital Distribution

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Guest Post By Budi Voogt, founder of Heroic Recordings, artist manager and author of The SoundCloud Bible. This article will help you overcome the difficult subject that is digital music distribution. Want to know how to choose from the great amount of different distributors, figure out which one is best for you and make sure that […]

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CCA’s New Music & Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program Moves Forward!

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It’s All About MEE! It is with great enthusiasm, pleasure, thanksgiving, and gratitude that I can share with you the following news. This morning, the Colorado State Faculty Curriculum Committee (SFCC) unanimously moved to approve all seven newly authored music courses for the new Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program (MEE) at the Community College of […]

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Music Publishing Basics

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Wendy Day breaks down the basics of music publishing, explaining the different channels through which artists can earn money from their published works, and how they can get those works published. Guest post by Wendy Day, @RapCoalition and YouTube.com/ThisIsWendyDay Wendy Day is a label consultant who helps build successful careers for independent artists and record labels, teaching them […]

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Your Song, Your Money: A Breakdown Of Songwriting Royalties

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The world of music publishing and royalties is a tumultuous and complex one, and being able to extrapolate where exactly artists earn their money from in all of it can be challenging. Here we explain precisely how it is that songwriters earn money from their compositions. Guest post by Lisa Occhino of Soundfly‘s Flypaper There’s a lot going on […]

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How To Collect Your Share Of $43.5 Million Spotify Songwriter, Publisher Settlement

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You may be eligible for a share of the $43.45 million class action lawsuit brought successfully against Spotify on behalf of all songwriters and publishers by musicians Melissa Ferrick and David Lowery. Both sides have agreed to the settlement, which is now just awaiting final court approval. Post Via Hypebot   If you wrote a […]

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BENJI ROGERS ON BLOCKCHAIN: ‘WE CAN’T RUSH THIS. IT’S WORTH GETTING RIGHT’

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Guest post by: STUART DREDGE courtesy of musically.com “We need any young, scrappy girl or boy to be able to code the best music app ever – and they need to get it out there; and if it goes well, they need to be able to license it at 100 miles-per-hour. Because if it’s going […]

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