This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Whispering Bob Harris OBE – My Xmas Ad of 2019

December 13th, 2019|

If any ad could claim perfection it’s arguably the Argos Christmas ad, featuring nine-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell.

The ad opens with her Father, sitting at a kitchen table by a Christmas tree, thoughtfully leafing through an Argos catalogue looking for presents. He stops on a page featuring a mini drum kit, which his daughter has circled […]

Music Supervisors with a Twist

October 15th, 2019|

Situations Vacant – Music Supervisor Required For Pioneering Music Company.

I am literally in the middle of writing a job spec for a new Music Supervisor. My last supervisor (who was, BTW, brilliant) recently got head hunted by a major music publisher. She is not the first of my staff to be enticed away after a […]

5 Things We Learned From ‘One Love Manchester’

June 7th, 2017|

1. It’s Incredible What You Can Achieve In Ten Days
Once Ariana Grande decided to do the ‘One Love Manchester’ concert, she wanted it to be mounted almost immediately. Her manager Scooter Braun is familiar with A-list global management (his other client is Justin Bieber), but this was about creating an event in a few days […]

Did Led Zeppelin really steal part of Stairway To Heaven?

May 27th, 2014|

Still on the subject of protecting copyright….As Led Zeppelin prepare for the reissue of their IV album in June, they are about to be sued by the estate of Spirit’s guitarist for allegedly stealing the opening of Stairway To Heaven from the band.

Government plans to shake-up music copyright law

May 22nd, 2014|

Government plans to reform UK copyright law have been tumultuous to say the least with The House Of Lords’ Secondary Legislation Committee (LSLC) showing concern on the many grey-areas of newly proposed law.

Where is the music industry muscle?

May 7th, 2014|

Soundlounge have recently been on the rampage against the current system for remunerating artists on streaming platforms. Our latest discussion on Twitter (@soundlounge), about the paltry $0.08 paid per stream to the record company, got a response from US Spotify research stating that they now have 32 million engaged customers that 46% are more likely to purchase music having listened to it on the service.

Major labels fight court battle over pre-1972 licensing laws

April 29th, 2014|

Some of the world’s major record labels are back in court to fight the latest of a long line of licensing battles with streaming site Pandora.It is claimed that Pandora has failed to pay royalties for a range of music recorded before 1972, something that the labels won a court battle with SiriusXM over back in September last year.

‘Russian Facebook’ accused of piracy by major labels

April 5th, 2014|

vKontakte (VK) is often called the ‘Russian version of Facebook’ and is being sued by several major record labels for deliberately facilitating piracy on its network. Sony Music Russia, Universal Music Russia & Warner Music UK claim that the network allows tens of millions of users to stream tracks for free on the site.

Pandora dodges potential artist royalty rise

March 29th, 2014|

The world’s biggest Internet radio service, Pandora, has been fighting an on-going battle with the 100-year old American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in the US, over the acceptable royalty level to pay to songwriters for their contribution to the network. After failing to agree on an acceptable royalty level a court case ensued and the outcome was that a judge left unchanged the rate of royalties that Pandora pays to ASCAP at 1.85 percent of the network’s revenue.

Leaked TPP document may terminate artist termination rights

March 12th, 2014|

WikiLeaks yesterday published a leaked report on intellectual property from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which could have a huge ripple effect on the termination rights of artists.

Termination rights automatically allow artists to regain control of their intellectual property after 35 years.

It’s something that the music industry has tried to destroy on many occasions because it […]