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Music Week - Music Week - Music business magazine - Controversial ACTA treaty signed by EU, rapporteur quits over 'masquerade'

Music Week - Music Week - Music business magazine - Controversial ACTA treaty signed by EU, rapporteur quits over 'masquerade' | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"The European Union and its member states - including the UK - have signed the controversial anti-piracy agreement ACTA.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), often compared to US proposed bill SOPA, is an international trade pact that seeks to establish an international legal framework for countries to join voluntarily. It would effectively create an anti-piracy governing body."

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TechCrunch | Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown

TechCrunch | Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The Megaupload troubles make for interesting discussion because there is much to be said on both sides. Whether the illegal aspects of the network "outweigh" the legal aspects is a question that will be discussed for months and perhaps years.
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IFPI music piracy claims labelled 'ludicrous'

IFPI music piracy claims labelled 'ludicrous' | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Claims by music industry body the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry over the affects of piracy have been attacked as misleading for the public and policy makers.
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Motley Crue blast 'weird' music industry | The List

Motley Crue blast 'weird' music industry | The List | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Motley Crue think the music industry is "getting weird" The veteran rockers - who embark on a Las Vegas residency next month - believe it is now important for musicians to consider other ways to bring their work to fans because things have changed...
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The 360 Deal – the music industry’s newest scary monster | Echoes – Insight for Independent Artists

The 360 Deal – the music industry’s newest scary monster | Echoes – Insight for Independent Artists | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
A record company wants new revenue streams. The music industry has the 360 deal as the new record deal, as music labels try to make more money.
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Show Up Public's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:25 PM

360 Deals makes the artist think about all the ways in which money can be squuezed out of his/her talent. For some time, we, the artists, understood our talents are not limited to just music. But are we willing to sacrifice all that we are to get a deal? 360 Deals are becoming common place with both labels and publishers. These talentless hoovers are in the business of sucking the surround sound out of your own multi-talented boom with promises of support in arenas where most labels are unfamiliar. So this leaves us to question how a 360 deal will affect your incentive to produce art period? 

 

The industrial walls are closing in and the elevator is stuck somewhere between the penthouse and the basement. How shall we proceed? One answer is what Jay-Z once rhymed, "I came to a crossroad and went straight!" If the music industry is aware of the milead of ways money can be made then we, the artists, should be as well. We may find that we, THE ARTISTS, are in obvious closer proximity to other cultural commodities that stem from our own talent. Some say, think like a label, I say think as if you are your own industry and how would you behave towards yourself and your community. This also hints to the possibility that the industry is reconfigurating itself at whim and taking cues from YOUR community of fans. Yep, remember them folks? There is an opportunity here to reconfigure some things on our own, redefine industry, benefits bnot just us, not just the bottom ine, but music consciousness itself; that is if you want more than just a deal.

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TechCrunch | With MegaUpload Down, Who’s Next? RapidShare? SoundCloud? DropBox?

TechCrunch | With MegaUpload Down, Who’s Next? RapidShare? SoundCloud? DropBox? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Every digital locker service and file linking website is on notice now that MegaUpload and TVShack are down. The Feds have their banhammer out and aren't afraid to use it. Sites better check their zettabytes of data.
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Association of Independent Music launches campaign to stop sale of EMI

Association of Independent Music launches campaign to stop sale of EMI | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Association of Independent Music (AIM), which represents a large number of the UK's independent record labels, has launched a campaign to stop the break-up and sale of EMI.

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The Pirate Bay: PIPA/SOPA Won’t Stop Us! | TorrentFreak

The Pirate Bay: PIPA/SOPA Won’t Stop Us! | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Supporters of the pending PIPA/SOPA anti-piracy bills often use The Pirate Bay as a prime example of a website that can be taken out under the new legislation. But is that really the case? The Pirate Bay team has been silent on the issue, until now.
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STOP SOPA ...a note from Michael Moore

STOP SOPA ...a note from Michael Moore | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"My websites MichaelMoore.com and Mike's High School Newspaper will both be going dark for 24 hours starting at midnight tonight in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act now before Congress. I'm proud to join with Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing and thousands of websites in this action to raise awareness of this huge threat to an open internet.

I think we all knew that the powers-that-be would eventually try to kill the world wide web as we've come to know and love it. I'm sure it's just an accident that these bills are being proposed after a year where uprisings around the world were literally started on the internet. This is a scary device to those in power and I'm sure they rue the day they allowed us to talk freely to each other. They weren't thinking about the revolution that would cause -- they just saw it as a way to sell more stuff. Oops. And now they want to rein it in.

Please take the time to learn about SOPA (and its twin Senate bill, PIPA) and then call AND fax AND email your Representative and Senators tomorrow. Let's melt their phone lines and computers. We've got to use the internet while we still can to organize, fight back and stop this.

The good news is the Obama administration says it doesn't support the bills in their current form (but he said that about the National Defense Authorization Act -- and then went ahead and signed it after changes that still left its most dangerous provisions intact).

We can win this. But we've got to pour it on right now. I'll see you on the other side tomorrow night at midnight!"

 

Michael Moore

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Grooveshark Launches iPhone App in Face of Major Label Lawsuits | Evolver.fm

Grooveshark Launches iPhone App in Face of Major Label Lawsuits | Evolver.fm | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

When a digital music startup distributes massive amounts of unlicensed music and fails to pay for the music it has licensed, most of us know what happens next: They go out of business. Not so with Grooveshark.

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Is MySpace Really Dead? It Still Gets More Traffic Than Tumblr & Google+ [CHART] - hypebot

Is MySpace Really Dead? It Still Gets More Traffic Than Tumblr & Google+ [CHART] - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Most musicians gave up on MySpace long ago. And efforts by new owners to reinvigorate the brand have been recieved with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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Copyright Sage Bill Patry On What Content Owners Should Do Now

Copyright Sage Bill Patry On What Content Owners Should Do Now | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
I had the pleasure of sitting down this week with Bill Patry, one of the country’s top copyright scholars and a leading thinker on digital rights issues.
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Digital Music News - Do Music Critics Still Matter? It Depends On Which Critic...

Digital Music News - Do Music Critics Still Matter? It Depends On Which Critic... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"...you'll notice that in recent months we've dispensed entirely with album reviews. Wanna know why? Nobody read them. And we know this with certainty because not a single person has complained."

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EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The VP of EMI's Urban Promotions says that the best way to tackle piracy is not to introduce bills like ACTA or SOPA - but to simply provide better service.
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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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Was Megaupload Shutdown Because Of Megabox?

Was Megaupload Shutdown Because Of Megabox? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

“UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations directly to consumers while allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings,” MegaUpload founder Kim ‘Dotcom’ Schmitz told Torrentfreak

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If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA?

If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act say it's needed to combat "rogue sites." Yet Megaupload got shut down under existing laws. Does the Megaupload raid prove SOPA is unnecessary, or not?
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Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever — RT

Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever — RT | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.
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Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com File-Sharing Website | Techland | TIME.com

Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com File-Sharing Website | Techland | TIME.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
One of the world's largest file-sharing sites was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said.
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Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea) | Video on TED.com

TED Talks What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.

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End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google

End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.

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Music Industry Goes For the Jugular — Sues Ireland For Every Euro It’s Got Left

Music Industry Goes For the Jugular — Sues Ireland For Every Euro It’s Got Left | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Music Industry Goes For the Jugular -- Sues Ireland For Every Euro It's Got Left by Gizmodo UK. Ireland could be the first country to be brought to its knees by the music industry.
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Grooveshark's Legal Woes Mount as EMI Sues

Grooveshark's Legal Woes Mount as EMI Sues | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The only label that has cut a deal with the free music site files suit for royalties; other labels pursue copyright claims.
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What's the bad news about Adele's 'Titanic' success?

What's the bad news about Adele's 'Titanic' success? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Next week, barring any stunning surprises, Adele’s “21” will celebrate its 16th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. That statistic gives the album the most weeks at No. 1 since the “Titanic” soundtrack in 1998."

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Digital Music News - When People Leave the House, This Is Where They Buy Music...

Digital Music News - When People Leave the House, This Is Where They Buy Music... | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Online, we have a fairly good idea of where people go to buy music, stream music, watch music, and cloud-enable music. But what happens when they leave the house? Here's a US-based breakdown from Nielsen Soundscan for 2011. On the year, offline album purchases landed at roughly 198 million units."

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