Germany Vows to Prevent the Copyright Directive’s Upload Filters ‘as Far as Possible.’

Will Germany succeed in preventing the Copyright Directive’s undefined ‘upload filters?’ You probably already know the story by now. Last month, in a landmark vote, the European Parliament approved the controversial Copyright Directive.  348 Members of… Continue Reading

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The Jackson Estate Hits Back at HBO and Leaving Neverland’s Dan Reed

Will the Michael Jackson estate follow through on its threat to sue Leaving Neverland producer/director Dan Reed? In late February, the Michael Jackson estate made good on its promise. The late King of Pop’s family sued HBO for $100 million at Los Ange… Continue Reading

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FLVTO.biz Issues a Fiery Response Brief Against the RIAA’s Court Appeal

At the beginning of this year, and in a shocking ruling, notorious Russian stream-ripper FLVTO.biz soundly defeated the major labels – led by the RIAA – in a U.S. federal courtroom. Industry observers had expected the RIAA – which represents Warner, So… Continue Reading

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‘Lady Marmalade’ Co-Writer Sues Sony/ATV for $20 Million

Kenny Nolan, one of the songwriters behind the Patti LaBelle hit, ‘Lady Marmalade,’ has filed a $20 million lawsuit against Sony/ATV. According to the 60-page lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the music pu… Continue Reading

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Amazon’s New Karaoke Platform ‘Twitch Sings’ Could Cut into ByteDance’s TikTok Market Dominance

While ByteDance executives battle it out with major labels, Amazon’s Twitch may very well steal away TikTok’s core audience. According to a report published earlier this week, Chinese conglomerate ByteDance – parent company of TikTok – remains in stall… Continue Reading

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Despite Billboard’s Antiquated Opposition, Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Tops Hot 100, Breaking a Drake Record

Thanks to TikTok – as well as a slight nudge from Justin Bieber – Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ became an overnight sensation last month. The popular hybrid hip-hop/country song soon debuted on several Billboard charts, including the famed Hot Country So… Continue Reading

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Nancy Pelosi Warns That Democrats May Do Away With Section 230, the Law That Protects Freedom of Speech and Expression Online

Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats don’t exactly have a great view of tech firms nor protecting freedom of speech online. In a new interview, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has issued a stern warning to major tech firms.  She may prepare to do away wi… Continue Reading

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Thanks to Streaming, Universal Music Group’s Q1 2019 Revenue Jumps 19.2% to $1.7 Billion

Vivendi has just revealed it may sell up to half of Universal Music Group to one or more partners. Ahead of its upcoming sale of up to 50% Universal Music Group (UMG), parent company Vivendi has posted strong financials for the first quarter of 2019. T… Continue Reading

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