Feb 10, 2015

MegaUpload? Dead. RapidShare? Dead…

As of Tuesday morning…

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Source: Industry News

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Feb 10, 2015

Artist Selling Left Shark Figures Gives Katy Perry a Copyright Lesson…

Katy Perry’s lawyer sent Fernando Sosa a cease and desist for selling a Left Shark 3D printing file on Shapeways. Sosa lawyered up, and sent this letter in return…
He’s selling the figure on Etsy now too.

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Feb 9, 2015

Taylor Swift Threatens To Sue Her Fans

I’m sure by now you’ve read about how Team Swift has been on a trademarking rampage, filing phrases from her most recent album such as “This Sick Beat” “Could Show You Incredible Things,” “Nice To Meet You. Where You […]

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Feb 9, 2015

Only 8% of Aspiro Users Are Paying for HiFi Streaming. So Why Is Jay-Z Paying $56M?

Much fuss is being made about Jay-Z’s purchase of Aspiro AB, the company behind hifi streaming services WiMP and Tidal. How many users do these services actually have?<!–/*
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Feb 9, 2015

The 11 Contracts Every Artist, Songwriter and Producer Should Know

The following comes from music industry attorney Steve Gordon (more on him below).
Although there is no truly “standard” agreement, many music business contracts begin as “form” agreements before the terms are negotiated.

Often, there are two versions of a form agreement: one that represents the […]

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Feb 9, 2015

Japanese HiFi Music Store Expands to the U.S, U.K., and Germany

Hifi audio is the “next big thing”, with multiple companies trying to take hold of the market. This is true both on the streaming audio side and on the digital storefront side, with companies like Tidal, WiMP, and Pono. But how many consumers care about […]

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Feb 9, 2015

Pandora Sucks at Making Money…

 
Source: Pandora SEC filings. Written while listening to “About the Money” by T.I. (feat. Young Thug).
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Feb 9, 2015

Apple Is Reportedly Buying Taylor Swift’s Label

Apple’s revamped Beats Music streaming service is expected to launch some time in the near future. The service is reportedly being integrated into iOS and will be available on Android, giving Apple a big reach from the start.
What could give Apple’s streaming service […]

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Feb 9, 2015

The ‘Official Official’ Grammy Winners List…

Record of the Year 

Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Steve Fitzmaurice, Rodney Jerkins & Jimmy Napes, producers; Steve Fitzmaurice, Jimmy Napes & Steve Price, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer Label: Capitol Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Songs LLC obo Naughty […]

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Feb 7, 2015

57 Artists That Somehow Never Won a Grammy…

In honor of the 57th Grammy Awards, here are 57 artists that somehow never got honored…
1. Bob Marley
2. Tupac Shakur
3. The Doors
4. Queen
5. Jimi Hendrix
6. Curtis Mayfield
7. The Who
8. Snoop Dogg
9. Björk
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