Digest: Radio Royalty Battles Restart in Congress, SoundExchange Audits DSPs, Apple Moves iTunes to Ireland

Top Story This Week SoundExchange Issues Audit Notices for Many Digital Music Services Federal Register notices have recently been issued to audit certain companies in various music spaces, including satellite radio, webcasters, broadcasters who stream, and business establishment services. While notices of these audits are public, the results are not. All that is publicly known… Continue reading Digest: Radio Royalty Battles Restart in Congress, SoundExchange Audits DSPs, Apple Moves iTunes to Ireland

Digest: Sprint Buys 33% of TIDAL, MusicFirst Lobbies Congress, YouTube Red Expanding in 2017

Top Story This Week Sprint Buys 33% of Jay Z’s Music Streaming Service Tidal Sprint Corp. acquired a 33 percent stake in music-streaming service Tidal as the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier turns to media streaming to attract more customers with exclusive content. Marcelo Claure, Sprint’s chief executive officer, will join the Tidal board and musician… Continue reading Digest: Sprint Buys 33% of TIDAL, MusicFirst Lobbies Congress, YouTube Red Expanding in 2017

Industry News Recap: MIDiA’s 2017 Predictions, APRA Boosts U.S. Presence, Ticket Bots Under Fire from Congress

MIDiA Research Predictions 2017: The Year Of The Platform Story of the Week “2016 was the year that video ate the world. 2017 will be the year of the platform, the year in which the tech majors will fight for pre-eminence in the digital economy, competing for consumer attention through formatting and distribution wars. Companies… Continue reading Industry News Recap: MIDiA’s 2017 Predictions, APRA Boosts U.S. Presence, Ticket Bots Under Fire from Congress

The (Somewhat Screwy) State of Music Copyright Law Right Now, From The Perspective of Congress

It doesn’t take a law professor to understand that musical copyright is a complex beast. Just look at all the artists up in arms about Soundcloud takedowns, or MediaNet’s own exploration of the dizzying spiral of music ownership. Copyright laws are always passed with the intention of protecting rights owners, but as time passes and… Continue reading The (Somewhat Screwy) State of Music Copyright Law Right Now, From The Perspective of Congress