Given Apple’s well-publicized announcement of its fully licensed cloud music service, the Google Music negotiation team must be under tremendous pressure to explain away their failure to close even one license. The latest revision of the narrative as dutifully reported is that Google offered the major labels (i.e., not the indies, independent artists or the songwriters) […]
Staff picks: 1. Pritch & Trim (London) “Stereotype” 2. Widowspeak (Brooklyn) “Harsh Realm” @widowspeaking 3. Maverick Sabre (Ireland) “Look What I’ve Done” @mavericksabre 4. Galleries (Glasgow) “Darkness Coming” @galleriesband 5. Wild Nothing (Blacksburg) “Chinatown” @wildnothing
A warehouse fire is a particularly vicious form of bad luck. The PIAS warehouse in London was burned down in the ongoing flash mob riots–PIAS specialize in distributing independent labels. Any distributor has in their warehouse hundreds of thousands of units (CDs, vinyl, DVDs) “on the floor” meaning that the units have been manufactured, are in inventory, but not […]
Google Lessig wants to convene a Constitutional convention marketed under the truly tone deaf name of “ConConCon” at http://www.conconcon.org. More on this later, but Google must be pleased. Do you think by any chance he will want to gut the Copyright Clause while he is at it? This is beyond petulant over his humiliating loss in Eldred. Stay […]
Staff picks from @semaphoremusik The Coppertone (Amanda Zelina) (Toronto) “Black Water” @thecoppertone Little Dragon (Gothenburg) “Ritual Union” @twittledragon Slowtrain (Austin) “Bound to Find You Out” These Kids Wear Crowns (Chilliwack) “Jumpstart” @tkwc Laura Jansen (LA) “The End” @laurajansen
Out of the hundreds of seizures under ICE‘s Operation in Our Sites, the only appeal was by Rojadirecta.com owned and operated by one Puerto 80 Projects, S.L.U. Puerto 80 is apparently a single-member limited liability company (“Sociedad Limitada Unipersonal”) based in the land of see no infringement, aka Spain (see “Google, YouTube get copyright win in Spain“–or “Creators dealt blow in […]
A truly outstanding and insightful article with a provacative title: “Google Are Pussies” hat tip to @lesliebap for pointing it out.
An outstanding video on music supervision from Loyola University and music sup Joel C. High (thanks to the Dean’s List for the tip).
Thanks to Dean Kay on ASCAP Daily Brief and Glenn Peoples at Billboard.biz for shout outs on the Kickstarter taxable income post!
Staff picks Rival Sons (LA) “Young Love” @rivalsons Biffy Clyro (Glasgow) “Many of Horrow” @biffy_clyro Ghostpoet (Coventry) “Cash and Carry Me Home” @ghostpoet Gwilym Simcock (Bangor, Gwynedd) “These Are the Good Days” North Mississippi Allstars (Memphis) “Ain’t None O’ Mine” @nmallstars