Music industry

Digital Credit Where It’s Due

For old-timers who still go to record stores, flip through bins, buy albums and dig into the liner notes, the experience of streaming songs on a service like Spotify or Rhapsody can be dismaying. Listen, say, to Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall," and you see only a track listing and a link to a cursory biography of the King of Pop.

The New York Times

Warner Music Group’s Acquisition of Parlophone Approved by European Commission

"I welcome the European Commission's approval of the acquisition of Parlophone Label Group by Warner Music, it marks a significant milestone for both businesses and the music industry overall.

Billboard

Could we scrap DRM?

Regardless of where you stand on the piracy debate, it's pretty clear that Digital Rights Management has done little to curb unauthorised copying of digital content. There are simple workarounds to strip DRM from files, whether they're books, music or movies. Alternatively you can just go ahead and download whatever you want via BitTorrent.

The Sunday Morning Herald

Apple iRadio service faces royalty delays

The Apple iRadio service has hit delays due to its negotiations with Sony Music over royalty prices for the tracks it could provide.

Trusted Reviews

The Growth of Music Publishing in Nigeria

The Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, week is upon us- May 19 to 23- and I am burdened with the task of penning my thoughts, to express what opportunities abound if COSON gets it right eventually and what fortune awaits early-comers who take a decisive step in unlocking the countless potential embedded in Nigeria's budding music industry - particularly Music Publishing.

All Africa

YouTube music videos to remain free as Vevo plans to go it alone

YOUTUBE music videos are set to remain free after Vevo, the US company that distributes most of the world's song videos, did not sign up to YouTube's new paid-for subscription service.

City A.M.

Music database for net services to launch in UK

A NEW music industry body designed to make it easier to launch digital music services has chosen to set up in London.

City A.M.

Blue Note Records Partners with ArtistShare

Blue Note Records, whose current artist roster includes Wayne Shorter, Terence Blanchard, Joe Lovano, Jason Moran, José James and Norah Jones, has partnered with the crowd-funding platform ArtistShare to create Blue Note/ArtistShare.

Jazz Times

Universal Music Publishing Acquires Criterion Music Corp

Universal Music Publishing Group has acquired Criterion Music Corporation and its affiliated entities, it was announced today by Zach Horowitz, Chairman & CEO, UMPG, and Bo Goldsen, President of Criterion.

Billboard


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