The Good News is the Bad News is Wrong: Universal Invests in the Future with UMUSIC Hotels Venture

[This post first appeared on MusicTech.Solutions] According to some good news in Fast Company, Universal Music Group has announced that “the first three locations for the music-focused hotel partnership with Dakia U-Ventures are Atlanta, Orlando, and Biloxi, Mississippi.” These locations will be pretty massive music-themed hotels under the UMUSIC hotel brand and at least one casino built […]

It’s A Leak: Google’s Double Super Secret European Lobbying Order of Battle Against a Level Playing Field

According to two separate sources, Google’s secret attack plan against Europe’s planned Digital Services Act has leaked.  According to French publication Le Point (“How Google Wants to Bend Brussels“): Le Point is aware of a document (which Google has neither confirmed nor denied) which appears to be a presentation intended to mobilize the search engine’s […]

The Supreme Court Should See Through Google’s Industrial-Strength Fair Use Charade

Google’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of two Federal Circuit decisions in Oracle’s favor is turning into the most consequential copyright case of the court’s term — if not the decade. The appeal turns in part on whether the Supreme Court will uphold the Federal Circuit’s definition of fair use for creators and reject Google’s dubious assertion of “industrial strength” fair use.

Spotify’s Got Another Artist Relations Issue: Joe Rogan

Remember when Spotify bought Joe Rogan’s podcast and signed him to deliver futures? Big money, big press release. Big chuckles in some quarters, why? Welcome to the world of artist relations, Mr. Ek. Here’s a suggestion. When you sign an artist who you know is controversial going in, expect…you know…controversy. Is that really so hard […]