Pro Music Rights sues ‘the entire music industry’ for allegedly ‘running an illegal cartel’

Florida-based royalty collection firm Pro Music Rights LLC (PMR) has filed an antitrust lawsuit against what it says is “the entire music industry”. Filed in Connecticut federal court Monday (March 9), PMR’s suit alleges that the name… Continue Reading

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YouTube is generating over $1.5bn per month from ads – and boasts over 20m paying music subscribers worldwide

‘In the ad supported proportion of YouTube, we pay out a majority of revenues to our creators.’
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Genius sues Google for ‘no less than $50m’ over alleged lyrics copyright infringement

The company behind Lyrics website Genius, Genius Media Group Inc., is suing Goole for “unethical, unfair and anticompetitive” behaviour. Genius alleges that traffic to its site started to drop because its lyrics – which are annotated by its… Continue Reading

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Why You Need To Sit On Your Tracks Before Sending Them Out

Once you’ve invested your time and energy into cooking up the perfect track, your natural inclination may likely be to get it into the ears of your listeners as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this is precisely the wrong thing to do. Your chances of success are far greater if you… Continue Reading

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What You Need to Know About Music Modernization Act and CASE Act

The Music Modernization Act and CASE Act are two of the most important pieces of U.S. legislation for musicians in decades. This week Rachel Stilwell from Stilwell Law joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert in the music business weekly podcast to explain everything you need know about both. How do… Continue Reading

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How To Craft A Killer Facebook Video Marketing Strategy

While many artists may consider YouTube to be the go-to for video marketing, Facebook is actually a far more effective platform. Here we look at how to use Facebook to execute the ultimate vide marketing strategy. __________________________ Guest post by Randi Zimmerman of the Symphonic Blog For many of us,… Continue Reading

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