Historical revisionism is the illegitimate distortion of the historical record such that certain events appear in a more or less favorable light. You’re No Napster When I hear or read people discuss the “Napster business model” or “Napster’s visionary business model” or words to that effect, I know that I am in the presence of […]
Chris Castle interviews Blake Morgan, head of ECR Music Group and the force behind the #irespectmusic campaign on Pandora, IRFA and the campaign for artist pay for radio play. Theme music by Guy Forsyth. You can also subscribe to the Music Tech Policy podcast on iTunes.
Where can you get smart about the illegal Popcorn Time Bit Torrent seeder? Where else, at YouTube. Brought to you by the Kids Choice Awards.
The #irespectmusic grassroots campaign has a new spontaneous grass roots music video by NY photographer and film maker Taylor Ballantyne–a great example of artists in different fields supporting each other. The director said, “As a photographer and film maker within the industry, there’s nothing more powerful than getting to share a bond and create with […]
If you’re in the music business, you’d have to live under a rock not to know that many artists don’t like streaming services. You may also be aware that many artists also have issues with digital retailers whose advertising arms sell ads to pirate sites. Well, that kind of narrows it down, I guess, but […]
Here’s a caption for a picture of Maker Studios founder Shay Carl: Maker to songwriters–yes, I ripped you off and I’d do it again!! Credit: Reuters/Gus Ruelas
My interview with Keith Bernstein, the preeminent auditor of digital music services. A “royalty auditor” visits digital music services on behalf of artists and copyright owners to make sure they are paying royalties in accordance with the services’ contracts. Keith has conducted these “royalty compliance examinations” (or “audits”) against every major digital music service, frequently […]
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I just happened to get a call from a songwriter about an illegal use of the lyrics from his songs. Thus we found http://www.lyrics007.com registered in–wait for it….China. Statshow estimates the monthly revenue is $41,000.00, 112,000,000 annual visitors and Google indexes over 600,000 pages. After a little poking I found that Lyrics007…