Sony Contract Leak: The Bright and Shiny Object Regardless of who you believe actually leaked Spotify’s contract with Sony Music, Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek certainly is trying to capitalize on the leak. (“Spotify CEO says middlemen gobble cash“) It sounds like this is just another indication of how badly a defiant Spotify has broken trust […]
[Editor Charlie sez: We’re pleased to get a chance to repost this must read piece by industry veteran Jim McDermott who brings great insights into the Napster history and the flaws in the narrative that the tech press has so eagerly promoted. You can also read Chris’s 2008 interview about Napster with Andrew Orlowski in […]
The House Government Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing next week that may be of interest to MTP readers. On June 2, the Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Ensuring Transparency through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)” to “explore the barriers that exist in limiting effective access to public information under FOIA.” […]
Once again, MusicCanada’s Global Forum at Canadian Music Week in Toronto gives a major platform to creators to discuss the human rights of artists and how to deal with the Silicon Valley onslaught. This year featured a great interview by Kate Taylor of the Globe and Mail with Zoë Keating, Blake Morgan and Scott Timberg. Watch […]
Ruling on Turtles’ Class Certification More on this later, but great news from the Turtles class action against SiriusXM. The Turtles struck another blow for artist rights when the Court approved the band as representatives of the class of pre-72 artists similarly ripped off by Sirius. The Turtles lawyers Gradstein & Marzano were also appointed […]
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Downtown Austin If you would like to help out with the flooding in Central Texas, you can contribute $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or contact these agencies. Austin Disaster Relief Network: http://www.adrntx.org/index.php/memorial-wknd-flood-fund/ American Red Cross of Central Texas: http://www.redcross.org/tx/austin Capital Area Food Bank of Texas: https://www.austinfoodbank.org Thanks.