[I’m very happy to report that Maria Schneider is leading a class action against YouTube filed July 2. If they’d just listened to her in this 2016 post on MTP. Maybe next time. In case you were wondering why music industry leaders don’t stand up to Google instead of giving them more safe harbors, she […]
To paraphrase “Deep Throat” from All the President’s Men, don’t believe the myths the media has created about Google. The truth is, these people are not very bright and things got out of hand. Bloomberg’s Mark Bergen and Lucas Shaw have written one of the most revealing stories yet about just how out of control YouTube really […]
Hyper-efficient market share distributions are already causing some artists to like cutting the cord with big services–the only question is how to get their core fans to follow them.
When you understand that safe harbors are just another version of “temporary autonomous zones” and pirate utopias, Google’s opposition to Article 13 will become clear.
While we can appreciate Lyor’s old school view of his role in the Google Nation, no one should be persuaded that his approach will change anything as long as one of the largest corporations in commercial history is allowed to weaponize the DMCA safe harbor.
Lyor Cohen is going to run YouTube Music. My prediction is that in a year, he will not have been able to accomplish much of anything. This is not because of Lyor who is one of the best we’ve had in the music business. It’s because of the way Google operates and who is really in control. And that will drive Lyor crazy.
Grammy-winning artist Maria Schneider lays bear the fallacies of YouTube’s Content ID and why YouTube violates the DMCA by interfering with “standard technical measures”.
Is YouTube just more trouble than it’s worth?
[We’re pleased to post this open letter to YouTube written by Maria Schneider, a five-time GRAMMY-winning composer and bandleader, a board member of the Council of Music Creators, and an active supporter of MusicAnswers.org.] Open Letter to YouTube, “Pushers” of Piracy by Maria Schneider Hank Green’s recent open letter in support of YouTube (that was in response […]
[Editor Charlie sez: In honor of the new PRS-YouTube license in the UK, we’re reposting this harrowing first hand account of the first YouTube/PRS negotiation. For PRS members, there’s a good chance that this post has more information about your deal than you’ll ever get anywhere else because your rates are–you know–confidential and stuff. This […]