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New Spotify Songwriter Lawsuits, Legal Filings Threaten Streaming Driven Music Industry Recovery

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The recorded music industry is in the midst of a renaissance thanks to revenue from a single source – streaming. But a growing string of lawsuits filed by songwriters and publishers, and an aggressive new legal tactic by Spotify, threatens the company’s pending IPO and could derail the industry’s delicate recovery. Over the last year, […]

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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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Warner Music Acquires Spinnin’ Records For Reported $100 Million

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Warner Music Group has acquired independent electronic music label Spinnin’ Records, the music group announced this morning. Headquartered in the Netherlands and founded in 1999, Spinnin’ Records is also home to successful music publishing and management divisions. Warner Music Group has acquired Netherland’s based independent electronic music label Spinnin’ Record and its off shoot music […]

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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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New Music Degrees and Certificates at CCA

This past Friday, August 25, 2017 was an extraordinary day. This day marked my 2nd anniversary working at the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, CO. On this day, our esteemed Curriculum Committee approved my first two Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program CTE Certificates and A.A.S. Degrees: Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program (MEE) Initial Certificates […]

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7 Essential Clauses In An Artist Management Deal

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One of the most important relationships in music is between the artist and his or her manager. The manager’s specific role will depend on the manager and band, but generally the manager advises and directs the artist in connection with all matters relating to the artist’s professional career in the entertainment industry. That’s pretty broad. […]

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Warner And Spotify Strike A Deal

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Spotify has closed its third and final major label deal, signing a new multi-year global pact with Warner Music Group. Sony, Universal and Merlin had previously announced new deals with the music streamer. This deal clears the way for Spotify to enter the public stock markets via an IPO or a direct listing. Spotify has […]

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21st Century Marketing Restriction: No AI Licensing 

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Besides deciding on revenue, marketing restrictions are one of the most important aspects of recording artist negotiations, but the rise of artificial intelligence is adding a new component to the restrictions, something artists should keep in mind moving forward, writes Chris Castle _________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Artist Rights Watch After the money, one of the […]

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10 Record Deal Red Flags

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When a band receives their first record deal, there’s a sense of accomplishment. Someone likes me! Where do I sign? Before signing a contract with a label, it’s important to understand what you’re signing. When I’m reviewing a record label agreement for an artist, it’s not uncommon for there to be a number of “red […]

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Negotiating A Music Producer Agreement: 7 Key Issues

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Whether you’re a music producer, or a performing artist working with a producer, it’s important to discuss the terms of your arrangement with each other. While it’s better late than never to formalize the artist-producer relationship, it’s easier to start the conversation before heading into the studio, and much easier before the music generates interest […]

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