The metaverse is the greatest assault on human dignity because Silicon Valley makes it so.
If you haven’t heard Emma Swift, you’re really missing out. Her bio describes her as “an Australian-born songwriter, currently residing in the Nashville, TN and London, UK. A gifted singer inspired by Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull, Linda Ronstadt and Sandy Denny, Emma’s sound is a blend of classic folk, Americana and indie rock. Although she […]
In the “you fight me, you fight my gang” department, Zoë Keating and her extraordinarily loyal fans were the subject of an outright fraud on Facebook described in her tweet above. In short–due to COVID, Zoë had to cancel a live concert originally scheduled on August 30. No live stream had been planned. Scammers must have […]
[Editor Charlie sez: Remember what Bluewater Music Publishing’s counsel Richard Busch had to say about Spotify? At the time that Spotify hired HFA, HFA had a database with less than the number of recordings and compositions available in the Spotify library. Between this insufficient database, Spotify’s piecemeal system, and HFA’s own lack of a system capable […]
Facebook pays no royalties for the music that gives significant value to the platform. That’s often a surprising proposition for artists and songwriters, much less the general public. Yet it is true—hitmakers and new artists, pros and amateurs alike do not get a penny from Facebook and the company doesn’t even attempt to license their […]
Others in Silicon Valley described [and royalty deadbeat] Mark Zuckerberg as out of touch with reality, unaware of the damage his brainchild has done.
These 21st Century Robber Barrons will expect the taxpayer to pay for those smart roads or if the beneficiaries of the infrastructurer will pay, they will expect to own the roads, no doubt. So the taxpayer will pay for the roads for the driverless cars that create the automation to creat mass firings and so that the taxpayer will pay Universal Basic Income to quiet down the clingers.
A Facebook music license portfolio is a golden opportunity to at least start to get out of the shite revenue share world once and for all, a world we were condemned to long ago by the New Media idiotocracy who bargained away creator’s birthright. Facebook is stealing recordings, videos, song titles and artist names. Why should they get a pass without some serious zeros attached to it?
Zeros to the left of the decimal place for once.
MTP readers may have seen that Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality division lost a copyright infringement case in a $500,000,000 jury verdict for a variety of claims. While that seems like a lot of money to me, the verdict was far short of what was at stake. What is interesting about the case for our purposes […]
Americans are freedom loving people and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From Long, Long Time by Guy Forsyth Facebook is unlicensed. Let’s be clear about that. We all know that Facebook profits from music, and some of us know that Facebook not only profits in a general sense from having music on […]