Sony, WMG Win Copyright Infringement Case vs TuneIn, More Lawsuits Expected

The High Court of England and Wales has ruled against digital radio company TuneIn in a copyright infringement case brought by Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. The lawsuit filed by the two major record companies alleged that TuneIn played and rebroadcast music without a U.K. license. Of particular… Continue Reading

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Lizzo Adds ‘Truth Hurts’ Songwriter Credit Based On A Tweet

Lizzo has added a songwriting credit to her mega-hit "Truth Hurts," effectively admitting that the lyric "I just took a DNA test / Turns out I’m 100% bitch," which is at the core of the track, came via Twitter. British singer Mina Lioness has been in months-long battle with Lizzo,… Continue Reading

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Gifts Artists Should Offer Their Fans This Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner, and whether or not you celebrate them, it’s a great time of year to show your fans just how much they mean to you, either through free music, a special holiday cover, or something else altogether. ____________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of… Continue Reading

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Soon It Will Cost More For Copyright Registration

Every few years, the U.S. Copyright Office does a detailed study on its fees in an attempt to determine whether they need adjusting. In their latest audit, the office decided it was time to raise its rates by about $10 for most electronic filings. ___________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski… Continue Reading

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Molly Neuman Named President Of Songtrust

Molly Neuman has been named President of Downtown Music owned Songtrust, the indie global music royalty collection and publishing administrator. Neuman joined Songtrust in 2017 as Global Head of Business Development. During her tenure, Songtrust has posted record-setting metrics for the business, including triple-digit growth with more than 2 million… Continue Reading

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Why Improvisation Is Great For Seasoned Musicians, As Well As Those Just Beginning To Learn Music

When performing on stage or learning a new piece of music, musicians typically view their playing one of two ways, good or poor. Unfortunately, this binary way of look at music can do real harm to our growth as an artist, harm which can be rectified through the power of… Continue Reading

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Do You Really Need An Electronic Press Kit?

If you want to promote your music or get important info to festivals, venues, and journalists, then having a solid electronic press kit, or EPK, is essential. Here we look at exactly what an EPK is, and what you need to include in yours to make it as effective as… Continue Reading

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5 Email Marketing Metrics You Need To Be Aware Of

Email newsletters might seem antiquated to some, but they continue to have incredible value, particularly when it comes to reaching interested fans. Whether you’re just starting out with email newsletters, or have been doing them for awhile, here are the five most important metrics when it comes to email marketing…. Continue Reading

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Canadian Music Publishers Association Unveils Rebrand, Programming

The Canadian Music Publishers Association has today (Oct. 29) announced that it has rebranded to Music Publishers Canada. According to the organization, the rebrand includes a refreshed logo, social media channels and evolving programming. “The new brand communicates our evolving identity as champions of the rights of music publishers in… Continue Reading

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Government Regulations, Frozen Mechanicals ant the Importance of Advocacy

Chris Castle breaks down in detail just how harmful the regulations imposed by the government surrounding mechanical license royalty rates are, and the value of advocacy in righting the ship to create a more balanced industry. _____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy There is a certain… Continue Reading

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