It turns out that Pledge’s notice that they were working on “the most appropriate next steps” actually meant “we already filed for liquidation weeks ago suckers!”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is suing Google for violating her right of free speech under the US and California constitutions, civil rights violations, unfair competition and other claims.
You may have seen the book reviews of “Spotify Untold” (or in Swedish ““Spotify Inifrån”). The book is currently only available in Swedish, but in a new marketing twist the authors are on a book tour in the US. Must be nice. The writers seemed to have missed the streaming gentrification part, which is of […]
What are the chances that PledgeMusic will just disappear into the night, never file bankruptcy and never pay back the artists, fans and vendors? The less you talk about Pledge’s misdeeds, the more likely they simply are never pursued by anyone.
The Spitting Image of the Modern Major General MTP readers may remember the name Christopher Sprigman. Most recently, we have identified him as a counsel to Spotify in the “Nashville cases” brought against his firm’s client Spotify by four plaintiffs represented by well-known and successful artist rights attorney Richard Busch. These were cases brought […]
David Poe’s guest post drills down on the economic reality of streaming inspired by Spotify’s “Dance Like Nobody’s Paying” ad campaign promoting freebie subscriptions.
Spotify released one of their groovy ad campaigns last week. This time celebrating their freebie subscription campaign. You really do have to wonder where they find the people who come up with these things. Blake Morgan, David Lowery and David Poe all laid into Spotify with their own tweets. Just like Lowery’s seminal “Letter to […]
Editors note #1 – Over the last year, this blog has been reporting on Google’s apparent use of proxies in an attempt to intimidate members of the EU parliament into voting against the proposed EU Copyright Directive. The Copyright Directive requires social media platforms above a certain size to do more to counter copyright infringement […] […]
Since there was no advance commitment or agreement on the budget for the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) under Title I of the Music Modernization Act, it appears that the clock is ticking on an agreement before the parties have to go before the Copyright Royalty Judges to be told what the budget (or the “assessment”) is to be.
MAD Magazine’s decline is another symptom of the fall of independent journalism leading to what David Simon called halcyon days for corruption.