By Wallace Collins from Wallace Collins Entertainment Law Blog The term "publishing", most simply, means the business of song copyrights. A songwriter owns 100% of his song copyright and all the related publishing rights until the writer signs those rights away. Under the law, copyright (literally, the right to make and sell copies) automatically vests in the author or creator the moment the expression of an idea is "fixed in a tangible medium." (i.e., the moment it is written down or recorded o
Le géant du commerce en ligne Amazon a célébré lundi le lancement prochain de sa série très attendue "Transparent", avec laquelle il entend affronter Netflix mais en suivant une stratégie opposée à celle de son rival.
Op-ed by David Lowery of The Trichordist. It’s not that streaming can’t work. It can. It’s that Spotify is a bad business model that has unsustainable economics and exploits artists because it is a wall street financial instrument and not a music company. We’ve previously published a couple posts on streaming music where we explore how access models and windowing are working for the film industry and could serve as a guide to the record business. We’ve also shown how transactional music purchase
Nous étions présent à la cinquième Pitch Sessions, organisée par Cap Digital et l’Irma, lors du festival MaMA 2014. Des start-ups ont présenté leurs services innovants dans le secteur de la musique et de l’événement. Compte-rendu de cette session. Des nouvelles façons de faire du live Bandsquare propose une nouvelle façon de vivre la musique : ce sont les fans qui décident.…
The technology industry has fought bitterly over patents and other property rights in recent years. Could the fast-moving changes brought on by new kinds of technology make those fights less important?
Each new season brings a new "Teens On Facebook" survey. But the latest Piper Jaffrey study of 7200 teens age 12-19 confirms a trend we've seen brewing since last year - teens are leaving Facebook. As of last month, less than half answered yes when asked if they use the social giant. Between the spring of this year and now, teen Facebook use fell from 72% to 45%, according to Piper Jaffrey. This graphic shows the dramatic drop and hints at how teen social time is shifting: Read the full report h