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Sony/ATV's Martin Bandier Repeats Warning to ASCAP, BMI

Sony/ATV's Martin Bandier Repeats Warning to ASCAP, BMI | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Sony/ATV Music Publishing sent a letter to its songwriters in the last day, updating them on where the company stands with regards to performance rights, re-iterating Martin Bandier's intention to withdraw from the two U.S. major performing rights organizations and also reveals the news that the company is appealing both the ASCAP and BMI Pandora rate court rulings.

 

 

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing is obviously willing to skip the middle men, i.e. ASCAP & BMI.

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Sony Music Sues United Airlines Over In-Flight Music

Sony Music Sues United Airlines Over In-Flight Music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Record labels have searched left and right for copyright infringers. Now they are looking up, too.
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For the safety of flying, please, turn off Britney.

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Bizarre Tribe: Access Denied » Bizarre Tribe: Access Denied (An Open Letter to Sony)

Bizarre Tribe: Access Denied » Bizarre Tribe: Access Denied (An Open Letter to Sony) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

In response to your copyright infringement claim over Gummy Soul’s Bizarre Tribe; A Quest To The Pharcyde by Amerigo Gazaway (“Bizarre Tribe”), understand the vast majority of the samples used to create Bizarre Tribe were not taken from the catalog of A Tribe Called Quest (“ATCQ”). What your diligence failed to uncover is that Gummy Soul is not in the business of merging one artist’s instrumentals with vocals of another. Had one of the six Sony attorneys copied in your email deemed it necessary to listen to Bizarre Tribe before pursuing legal action, you would know that our projects are much more nuanced.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Now, this is big, Sony's suing Gummy Soul for sampling the material that was orginally sampled by A Tribe Called Quest.

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Sony announces the end of the MiniDisc

Sony announces the end of the MiniDisc | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
CD and MP3 prematurely killed the MiniDisc star.
Pierre Priot's insight:

Yet another MP3 casualty

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Beanz Rudden's curator insight, February 5, 2013 12:07 PM

Casualty of War

Dj Ghostfader's comment, February 5, 2013 1:40 PM
oh sh*t...
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BMG Rejoins With Sony For Parlophone Records Bid - hypebot

BMG Rejoins With Sony For Parlophone Records Bid - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Sony Music is again partnering with Bertelsmann's BMG, this time in a bid for Parlophone Records and a number of other EMI properties put on the block by Universal Music.
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the record industry will eat itself

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Eighth Grade Metal Band Plots Future After Seven-Figure Record Deal

Eighth Grade Metal Band Plots Future After Seven-Figure Record Deal | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Since the musicians (12-year-old drummer Jarad Dawkins, 13-year-old guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13-year old bassist Alec Atkins) are all minors, the contract was submitted for approval to a Manhattan judge last week. The five-album deal includes 16-to-17 percent royalties and a $60,000 advance, but the rest of their metal-earned cash will only arrive if their first LP sells more than 250,000 copies – a daunting task in the age of declining record sales.

Pierre Priot's insight:

The record industry learns shit. And keeps playing the same old game.
Only teenage kids would fall for that cheap trick.

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Neil Young Preps iPod Killer As Battle With Sony Looms

Neil Young Preps iPod Killer As Battle With Sony Looms | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Canadian music legend Neil Young believes its about time for a music revolution, and he’s been working hard behind the scenes to achieve that with his new ‘iPod Killer’.

Pierre Priot's insight:

More on the upcoming PONO hardware, format and service.

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Christine Rose Infanger's comment, September 6, 2013 11:20 AM
I don't see this killing any iPods....it's a bulky and awkward device that people will have to purchase in addition to their phone/ipod/iPad. Not likely to start a revolution, even if one is needed.
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Exclusive: Google readies its Spotify competitor with Universal and Sony now on board

Exclusive: Google readies its Spotify competitor with Universal and Sony now on board | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Google will unveil new subscription music services tomorrow at the Google I/O conference, sources close to the company said. Google has now signed separate licensing deals with Universal Music...
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Google cutting deal with Universal and Sony: don't ever think of them as streaming service outsiders.

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Sony Issues Bob Dylan Recordings to Keep European Copyright

Sony Issues Bob Dylan Recordings to Keep European Copyright | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Sony Music has released a very limited album of early Bob Dylan recordings to retain its copyright on them under the provisions of a new European law.
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Bringing It All Back Home
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Adam Price's curator insight, March 15, 6:00 PM

This album went as high as $1450 just because of it's rarity due to copyright laws that Sony put on the album. This shows just how crucial copyrights can effect the music and the artists recognition. 

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Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market

Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

As the Justice Department presses forward with its lawsuit filed last week against Apple and two publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices and manipulate the evolving market for digital books, the nation’s other antitrust regulator is weighing whether to approve a transaction that could dramatically impact the development of another digital market: music.

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