RIAA Protests Termination Rights; Don Henley Weighs In
Musicians and songwriters’ “termination rights” could mean more dollars and cents for artists like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Bob Dylan. United States copyright law was revised in the mid ’70s, granting artists the rights to their work after 35 years, provided they applied two years in advance. Albums and singles issued after January 1, [...]
Grooveshark: We’re ‘Legal’ If Not Always ‘Licensed’
With more than 5 million users, Grooveshark, a user-sourced streaming and music discovery website and mobile app, has drawn the ire of the record labels. EMI filed for copyright infringement with the company in 2009, and UMG followed suit in 2010. While Grooveshark was able to come to terms and ink a licensing deal with [...]
Next BIG Nashville Conference, Day 2: What You Need To Know
The NBN Summit conference will reconvene at The Curb Event Center at Belmont University on Thursday, September 30. Read the Wednesday conference preview here. While Wednesday’s conference looks closely at technology, copyright and media, Thursday brings a stronger emphasis on the live market, with several panels devoted entirely to touring. Significantly, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, [...]
Blogger Who Leaked Chinese Democracy Faces the Music
It is hard to say whether the leak of Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy was a welcome relief (after more than a decade of rumors) or an offensive disregard for the band’s creative rights. Regardless, blogger Kevin Cogill broke the law and he has finally been punished.