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Would You Let Donald Trump Use Your Song?- IAMA Music News

Would You Let Donald Trump Use Your Song?- IAMA Music News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
if you were given the chance, would you let Billionaire Donald Trump use your song? If so, which song would you let Trump use? Please leave your comments below.
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Songwriters, IAMA is challenging your ethics!
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Joseph Martino's curator insight, October 16, 2016 4:05 AM

Just like everything else he gets near, Trump's association with it becomes square one of the next big controversy. The ethical alignment of courtesy and respect gets thrown under the bus each time he makes a move. The writers of songs protected by BMI make one of the hugest statements possible by getting him to cease and desist with any further unauthorized use of their work.

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Google Ventures leads $60m funding round for music firm Kobalt

Google Ventures leads $60m funding round for music firm Kobalt | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Backing for publishing and rights company as it tries to bridge gap between music industry and Silicon Valley – and get songwriters paid
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Kobalt clearly plans to storm the publishing business the Google way: offer artists and labels the best rates ever until the competition is dead.

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Phoenix: We support Fair Use of our music! We were upset to...

We support Fair Use of our music! We were upset to find out that a lecture by Professor Lawrence Lessig titled ‘Open’ was removed from YouTube without review, under the mistaken belief that it...
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Don't let a major company, nor a law firm, digital aggregator, algorithm... teach you about fair use. 

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How To Play Your Music Downloads From Anywhere | Evolver.fm

How To Play Your Music Downloads From Anywhere | Evolver.fm | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

BitTorrent added an intriguing new product last year called BitTorrent Sync, which lets you share files between your devices, or with your friends, totally for free, with no data limits (try that with Dropbox).

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It seems BitTorrent launched a private cloud-based media center solution last year. And nobody reported it until now?

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Britney’s our secret weapon against Somali pirates

Britney’s our secret weapon against Somali pirates | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Rachel Owens, who works on huge super tankers off the east coast of Africa, says the American pop star’s songs are being used to scare off the gangs of ruthless bandits who terrorise the high seas in the region.

She claims chart-toppers Baby One More Time and Oops! I Did It Again are the most effective.

Pierre Priot's insight:

I wonder if the Navy's paying Britney proper performance rights

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Breaking Badfinger: Who's Getting the Baby Blue Money?

Breaking Badfinger: Who's Getting the Baby Blue Money? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Four decades since its last hit—and with its songwriters both dead by suicide—Badfinger has broken out. Let's follow the money
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Orphan song turns into royalty dilemma. Meanwhile, that's plenty of dough for iTunes.

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Lawrence Lessig and ‘Lisztomania’: Record companies’ road not taken - The Boston Globe

Lawrence Lessig and ‘Lisztomania’: Record companies’ road not taken - The Boston Globe | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The only losers are the dinosaurs — high-cost music distributors that used to control everything from promotional dollars to the timing of new releases. Although Apple and YouTube are simply new middlemen, they’re also driving the innovation. That’s something record companies should have done themselves. Unfortunately, they were busy monitoring your grandparents for illegal downloads. Some still are.

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Only the fool will sue a copyright law lecturer for copyright infringement

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How to Get Free Music for Your Film from Moby « nofilmschool

How to Get Free Music for Your Film from Moby « nofilmschool | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

For independent filmmakers making non-profit films and student filmmakers working on projects, budgets can be non-existent and favors are called in left and right just to get the projects “in the can.” Inevitably, these filmmakers find themselves cutting their projects and realize they need to add music to their films, but they have nothing left in their tiny budgets. For those lucky few who happen to be amazing musicians themselves or who know really talented composers looking to showcase their work, this is not a problem. For the rest of these student and non-profit filmmakers, they now have a free, professional music resource: Moby. Yes, that Moby.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Could this be the end of cheap soundbank Moby-esques tracks?

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Christian Evans's curator insight, November 11, 2015 1:37 PM

I believe it is good that they are getting the music for free, but then again musicians are already underpaid and I think you should have to pay for anything you use to support the musician regardless of if the musician is just trying to give it away. 

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The music industry’s biggest headache? Hint: it’s not piracy [Infographic] | memeburn

The music industry’s biggest headache? Hint: it’s not piracy [Infographic] | memeburn | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Pierre Priot's insight:

Music Licensing: if you're in it for money, that's where you'll get it!

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Jonathan Coulton Explains How Glee Ripped Off His Cover Song — And Why He's Not Alone | Underwire | Wired.com

Jonathan Coulton Explains How Glee Ripped Off His Cover Song — And Why He's Not Alone | Underwire | Wired.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Indie musician Jonathan Coulton talks to Wired after his arrangement of of "Baby Got Back" was used by the television show Glee without credit or permission.
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‘If this were an episode of Glee I would win.’ 

 — Jonathan Coulton

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Appeals court strikes a blow for fair use in long-awaited copyright ruling

Appeals court strikes a blow for fair use in long-awaited copyright ruling | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The judges ruled today that copyright holders "must consider the existence of fair use before sending a takedown notification." Universal's view that fair use is essentially an excuse to be brought up after the fact is wrong, they held. UMG's view of fair use solely as an "affirmative defense" is a misnomer.
Pierre Priot's insight:

US Court of Appeals has dismissed Universal's takedown request of a Prince track synced to a dancing baby video.

Judges remind copyright owners that fair use exists and this should make them adjust their automated takedown notice algorythms. 

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Audiam Raises $2M to ‘Get People Paid’ for Use of their Music on YouTube

Audiam Raises $2M to ‘Get People Paid’ for Use of their Music on YouTube | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

New York startup Audiam Inc. has raised $2 million in Series A financing to “get people paid” for the use of their music on YouTube, according to its founder and CEO, serial music industry entrepreneur Jeff Price.

Mr. Price, who earlier founded TuneCore Inc. (and left in July 2012 amid controversy) eschewed traditional venture capital this time and raised funds from big names in music, instead.

Audiam’s backers include rock and punk stars Jason Mraz, Jimmy Buffet and Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz, along with Scott Schreer, the composer of the NFL on Fox theme song and founder and CEO of TuneSat Inc.; the Los Angeles management firm GSO Business Group; an artist manager and promoter who books the Hollywood Bowl, Bill Silva; and serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor Jonathan Siegel.

 

 

Pierre Priot's insight:

Metadata wars keep roaring. Audiam is raising millions on a sole promise: providing rights-holders all metadata needed to track down Youtube streams and monetize any unclaimed sync.

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14 new ways to make money from your music in 2014 - DIY Musician Blog

14 new ways to make money from your music in 2014 - DIY Musician Blog | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
New year — new ways to put your music to work Here is a quick list of artist revenue streams you may not’ve tried to tap into yet. Remember, I said “streams.” Not all of these options are going to turn into giant rivers of cash on their own.
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14 useful advices from CDBaby.

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Think Musicians Should Get Paid For TV? It’s Shocking They Get Paid At All, Says Top Exec

Think Musicians Should Get Paid For TV? It’s Shocking They Get Paid At All, Says Top Exec | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Personally I’m shocked that you don’t pay us to get your music in there… It’s amazing to me that we still pay [artists and labels] anything.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Cause musicians work isn't worth sharing a dime. Is it?

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Lou Reed - "Temporary Thing"

From his 1976 album Rock and Roll Heart.
Pierre Priot's insight:

Sad news about Lou Reed's passing.

On the bright side, Lou Reed rightholders will score crazy sync fees over the next weeks.

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YouTube Launches Free Audio Library With 150 Royalty-Free Tracks | TechCrunch

YouTube Launches Free Audio Library With 150 Royalty-Free Tracks | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
YouTube currently offers more than 150,000 audio tracks on its site that video producers can use as background music for their videos. Those tracks, however, can't be downloaded or remixed, which makes it hard to use them in creative ways.
Pierre Priot's insight:

This raises many questions: who produced those tracks? how much did youtube pay for those? how many sync deals will get ruined by this library?

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How A Musician Made $30K In A Month Off YouTube

How A Musician Made $30K In A Month Off YouTube | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
YouTube streams around 6 billion hours of video each month, which in turn helps generate huge profits for its owners
Pierre Priot's insight:

Collect your sync royalties! Or at least find a company willing to charge you to do so.

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Feature your song in our trailer and win a slot at Midem Festival

Feature your song in our trailer and win a slot at Midem Festival | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

That's not all! The winning artist will perform during Midem Festival for a 30-minute set. You will also receive two free registration passes to Midem 2014, and a free one-year subscription to SoundCloud Pro Unlimited.

Pierre Priot's insight:

That's right. Submit your song for sync at Midem, and don't expect to get paid, you fools!

(But why would need money anyway when you can get exposure and a free Midem tote bag?)

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Anti-pirating ad music stolen › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science (ABC Science)

Anti-pirating ad music stolen › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science (ABC Science) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Back in 2006, Buma/Stemra approached a Dutch musician, Melchior Reitveldt, to write some music for an anti-piracy ad, with the strict proviso that this music would be played only and exclusively at a local film festival. Mr. Reitveldt wrote the music, it was played, he got paid and all was well.

Pierre Priot's insight:

If this guy had a chance to cut a better sync deal, he would be sitting on top of the world right now.

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Film Music Industry Veterans Launch Score Revolution, an Online Platform for Licensing Film Music

Film Music Industry Veterans Launch Score Revolution, an Online Platform for Licensing Film Music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2013) -  Film music industry veterans Ian Hierons, Seth Kaplan and Christine Russell today announced the official launch of Score Revolution, the platform that is unlocking the film music marketplace.
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sync is the new music industry eldorado, and if you're interested in making plenty of dough, open your own marketplace.

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Jessica Cook's curator insight, September 10, 2015 1:33 AM

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