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YouTube could be forced to pay more money for music

YouTube could be forced to pay more money for music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Artists and record companies could be allowed to demand more money from websites such as YouTube, under new plans to reform European copyright laws published on Wednesday. The draft could force YouTube and others online video-on-demand sites to actively screen content to check for pirated videos. Other proposals would oblige them to be transparent to performers about how much profit is made from their works to help them negotiate better licensing deals.
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Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, weights into the Google vs Record Industry fight "I want journalists, publishers and authors to be paid fairly for their work, whether it is made in studios or living rooms, whether it is disseminated offline or online, whether it is published via a copying machine or hyperlinked on the web."
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Jamar Curry's curator insight, September 15, 8:04 PM

I think this great that artists are actually being paid for all their hard work. As Cory Gonzalez said "I put no blame on any of these musical search engines ... a system should most definitely be put in place for all streaming sites to provide the deserving pay to those who post the content" I could not have said it any better.

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The Music Industry Desperately Needs A Global Rights Database, But No One Knows Who Will Pay For It

The Music Industry Desperately Needs A Global Rights Database, But No One Knows Who Will Pay For It | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Music industry stakeholders agree on the need for a global rights database, but building and maintaining one won't be cheap.
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Cause territories don't mean anything in a globalized industry, we need a global cross-territories + cross-publishers repository of songs.
And we need it to be open.

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5 things every musician should know about copyright

5 things every musician should know about copyright | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Think about it: without copyright law, music would be a hobby. Anyone could record, distribute, perform, or sync your music with video without even asking you, let alone providing payment. In other words, copyright law is the very foundation of your music career, so it makes sense to understand it.

You can leave the finer points of the law to lawyers, but you should have a solid understanding of the basics. Not only will this knowledge help you feel more at ease when discussing contracts, you’ll also be able secure income streams and protect your rights.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Know your rights!

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A Copyright Victory, 35 Years Later

A Copyright Victory, 35 Years Later | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Victor Willis, a former member of the Village People, is set to take control of a share of the copyright to songs he wrote for the group.
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And yet I can't help wondering what Leatherman is up to lately?

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Aimee Mann Files Huge Copyright Lawsuit Over Digital Music (Exclusive)

Aimee Mann Files Huge Copyright Lawsuit Over Digital Music (Exclusive) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter suggests that many online streaming services might be relying on the wrong company to properly license her work.
Pierre Priot's insight:

The show is just getting started!

Expect more copyright lawsuits.

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David Lawrence's curator insight, March 11, 2015 3:20 PM

MediaNet was in the wrong for not properly licensing their music streaming, I hope Aimee won this battle.

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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, 2015 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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Copyrights: Legal hurdles to retrieving files from Megaupload

Copyrights: Legal hurdles to retrieving files from Megaupload | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Megaupload users got a temporary reprieve this week when the companies that hosted the site's servers, Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications, agreed not to delete any Megaupload data for at least two weeks.
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Record breaker: a brief history of Prince's contractual controversies

Record breaker: a brief history of Prince's contractual controversies | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
From his first album with Warner Music in 1978 to his current ambivalent relationship with digital, the Purple One, who has compared contracts to slavery, has a nearly 40-year history of battling for control over his music
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Guess whose records are now being shipped to a store nearby?
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nestor sanchez's curator insight, August 19, 12:57 PM

Another yet great artist, Prince. You know, its  really sad to see artist fight for the rights to their music. $40 years of battling for his control over his music is crazy! The music industry really enslaves one and captures you so beware. Indie is the way. Don't be fooled!  This is similar to Michael Jackson. Another legend. may they be at peace.

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"Happy Birthday" Lawsuit: "Smoking Gun" Emerges in Bid to Free World's Most Popular Song

"Happy Birthday" Lawsuit: "Smoking Gun" Emerges in Bid to Free World's Most Popular Song | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Attorneys for suing filmmakers uncover a blurry version of an 88-year-old book in the files of Warner/Chappell. That leads to another serendipitous discovery.

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The great happy birthday swindle: it turns out Warner/Chappell's most popular song was public domain.

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SoundCloud to record labels: Don't sue us and we'll cut you in

SoundCloud to record labels: Don't sue us and we'll cut you in | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

SoundCloud, the Berlin-based audio streaming site, is getting worried about copyright violations on its site.

SoundCloud is like YouTube for audio; it allows anybody to upload any kind of audio. This naturally opens the door to people uploading copyrighted audio. Just as YouTube has had to do, SoundCloud now wants to work out agreements with copyright holders over what to do when this happens

 

Pierre Priot's insight:

Smart move from SoundCloud. Let the majors in so they won't sue their own endeavor.

That's sad news for the indie world though.

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For a Classic Motown Song About Money, Credit Is What He Wants

For a Classic Motown Song About Money, Credit Is What He Wants | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The songwriter Barrett Strong has had his name struck from copyright documents for “Money (That’s What I Want),” Motown’s first national hit.

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“Credit (That’s What I Want)”

-- Barrett Strong

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Vine, hip-hop and the future of video sharing: old rap songs and new copyright rules

Vine, hip-hop and the future of video sharing: old rap songs and new copyright rules | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Is there a reason Vine videos are exactly six seconds long? Yes, and it has a lot to do with high profile court cases that almost destroyed hip hop music.
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It only takes 6 seconds to infringe copyright

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Why No One Knows How Much Money Musicians Are Making Now

Why No One Knows How Much Money Musicians Are Making Now | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
In the digital music era, complicated and outdated copyright law as well as private negotiations have made it difficult see how much is really going back to the people making music.
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