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 […]
It’s fair to say that Google-owned YouTube came under fire at Midem this year.
With the company taking part in the conference it was an opportunity for record label bosses and independent musicians to voice their concerns over the size of music royalty cheques paid to artists.
Chief Executive of Deezer, Axel Dauchez, said that YouTube was […]
Having raised $60 million in fresh investment, it’s reported that SoundCloud is courting various major record labels with regards to licensing tracks. According to the Wall Street Journal the fourth round of investment will also be used to grow the site’s mobile web presence.
The German company was recently valued at a whopping $700 million and increasing […]
The sampling and fair use debate is one we have followed for countless years now, with the very popular Gregg Gillis (better known as Girl Talk) often a central point in the conversation. In Girl Talk’s last album, All Day, more than 350 tracks were sampled without authorized use. But a detailed new study executed […]