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Mixcloud | US licensing seeking rules

Mixcloud | US licensing seeking rules | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

You cannot scrub or rewind backwards within a Cloudcast, only forward

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Be Kind Don't Rewind. Mixcloud license deals make it illegal to rewind backward.

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Aimee Mann Wins First Round in Lawsuit Over Digital Music

Aimee Mann Wins First Round in Lawsuit Over Digital Music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The songwriter sued a company responsible for providing millions of songs to big online streaming services. 

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Valuable lesson: artists work is not to be posted around the internet without a valid license.

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Digital Music News - The Following Music Organizations Will be Dead or Dying In 5-10 Years...

Digital Music News - The Following Music Organizations Will be Dead or Dying In 5-10 Years... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
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Kill the middle men!

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Hack Your Craft's curator insight, February 20, 2013 2:20 PM

When I was starting in the business deciding which Performance Rights Org to affiliate myself with was a matter of who catered to the independent or who favored one genre over another. ASCAP was about the big players on radio, where as BMI did better with college radio. BMI, according to some insiders, favored country, rock or pop as oppose to urban (race issues within the industry is for an entirely different post or book, rather). Now it seems technology may neutralize this strategy. Technology may allow for licensing and performance royalties to be collected directly from venue to artist, API or possibly a centralized site or app.

 

Just as Spotify has centralized P2P sharing, arguably in favor of the labels, a new start up may centralize performance licensing.  Unlike Spotify, this may be a good thing for the independent if royalties are not compromised in the shift, as they have been with Spotify. I write this with dampened hope because currently the PROs  collect say roughly 30cents for every radio play of a song where as Spotify collects a fraction of a fraction of that for every stream.  

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How Much Does it Cost to License "Happy Birthday?"

How Much Does it Cost to License "Happy Birthday?" | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
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Do you know you're not legally allowed to sing "Happy Birthday" in public?

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Digital Music News - 46 Billion Reasons Why the iCloud Can Still Beat Spotify...

Digital Music News - 46 Billion Reasons Why the iCloud Can Still Beat Spotify... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"You can debate the merits of Spotify versus iTunes Match all day; you can even dismiss the discussion as apples-to-oranges. But in order to win this game, you need money ― a ton of it. That is, just to survive the insane licensing costs, year after year! And for all the advantages that Spotify (and its competitors) bring to the table, the financial picture on streaming still doesn't quite make sense."

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Grooveshark CEO [EXCLUSIVE]: The future of Grooveshark and the rise of social streaming

Grooveshark CEO [EXCLUSIVE]: The future of Grooveshark and the rise of social streaming | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

We are committed to license every bit of audio ever made. We have agreements with hundreds of independent labels and publishers and are working to settle and put all current litigations behind us so we can focus on serving our community of 30 million strong.

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I'm still wondering how Grooveshark can achieve proper licensing while keeping up with a user upload feature (which is great actually).

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State Of The Music Licensing Industry 2013

State Of The Music Licensing Industry 2013 | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The Music Licensing Directory www.musiclicensingdirectory.com has just released an Infographic report providing detailed analysis of the current state of the Music Licensing Industry. The report provides insightful data on the global multi-billion dollar music licensing industry, and highlights the prolific use of retitling amongst music licensing companies, as well as the size of the industry and current trends and roles within music licensing.

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Comprehensive infographics about the state of music licensing. If big figures make you unconfortable, skip this one.

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Myspace Allegedly Hosting Unlicensed Indie Music, Merlin Prepares Legal Response - hypebot

Myspace Allegedly Hosting Unlicensed Indie Music, Merlin Prepares Legal Response - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Indie music rights licensor Merlin says they have discovered unlicensed music by labels they represent on the new Myspace. Myspace says users must have posted it and they're happy to take down such songs when requested.
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have you logged in the new myspace? have you material there? ultimately, is this gonna make any difference?

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EMI terminates its music licensing contract with Grooveshark

EMI terminates its music licensing contract with Grooveshark | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Grooveshark is undoubtedly playing a sad song today, but it's definitely not from an artist licensed by major music company EMI. EMI, one of the largest music publishers in the world, has terminated its contract with the streaming music service.
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