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THE THREE ERAS OF PAID STREAMING

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Guest post by: Mark Mulligan of MIDIA Streaming has driven such a revenue renaissance within the major record labels that the financial markets are now falling over themselves to work out where they can invest in the market, and indeed whether they should. For large financial institutions, there are not many companies that are big enough to […]

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The Legalities Behind A Cover Song

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The recording of covers is common practice in the music industry, and has only become more popular of late, particularly with the rise of YouTube. Still, by nature of the fact that a cover is someone else’s intellectual property, there are inherent legal complications. Here we look at what some of those might be. ________________________ […]

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How to legally post a cover song video on YouTube.

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Posting Cover Songs on YouTube: Music Video Licensing Explained Guest Post By Chris Robley  Cover song videos are hugely popular on YouTube, and making a cover song video is one of the most proven ways to get new listeners and viewers to check out your other songs, including your original material. So let’s say you’ve recorded […]

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Music Copyrights: When Forever Isn’t Actually Forever

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Music Copyrights: When Forever Isn’t Actually Forever [UPDATED] Most songwriters and artists negotiated their original deals for songs before they truly knew what their work was worth – and many now have a chance to recapture the rights to their own music, but don’t realize it.  In this piece, Sound Royalties CEO and Founder Alex […]

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Music Rights Used Right: How These Five Artists Managed Their Money

Guest post from Royalty Exchange You’ve probably read plenty of articles about artists who famously mismanaged their money. So for a change of pace, let’s focus on a few that did the opposite. Simply listing off the richest musicians in the world, though, isn’t enough. We’re looking for more than artists who can sell/stream a lot […]

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‘Great Step Forward’: Industry Reacts as Congress Seeks to Fix Copyright Law Benefiting SiriusXM

(Billboard) BY STEVE KNOPPER: For the last several years, the music business has been unified over one thing: SiriusXM and other digital-radio services must pay royalties for recordings made before 1972. So, record executives are thrilled about new bipartisan legislation, introduced in Congress late Wednesday, that would “provide federal protection to the digital audio transmission […]

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