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New Copyright Office Regs Concerning Pre-72 Recordings

Here Chris Castle outlines some of the new regulations surrounding how the passage of the CLASSICS Act section of the MMA will effect pre-72...



UN Organization Debuts New, Global Anti-Piracy Database

Despite streaming's popularity, piracy is once again on the rise at an alarming pace, leading the United Nations' World Intellectual Property Organization to unveil...


NMPA Backed Mechanical Licensing Collective Wins Battle To Administer Music Modernization Act

The US Copyright Office has named the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) as the official entity tasked with licensing and administering rights under the new...


Unified And Together: How Diverse, Inclusive Is The Music Industry?

In part one of this two-part analysis, Ben Gilbert speaks with a variety of people working within the music business, in an effort to...


Streaming Takes Fans Beyond The Hits. Empowers Music Discovery

As artists continue to one-up each other across all metrics, it seems the music industry one percent are giving way to a broader swathe...


Fiona Apple Gives 2 Yrs Of ‘Criminal’ Royalties To Refugees

Fiona Apple apple will donate two years of royalties from her 2009 hit “Criminal” to help refugees. “After months and months of reading the...


Rolling Stone Launches Music Charts That Are Updated Daily

Rolling Stone has launched five music charts powered by analytics firm Alpha Data, formerly known as BuzzAngle Music, which the magazine acquired last year....


Cardi B Can’t Trademark ‘Okurrr says US Patent Office

U.S. Patent and Trademark officials have refused Cardi B’s attempt to trademark her popular catchphrase “Okurr,” striking down any plans to profit from the...


Borchetta Bites Back: Taylor, ‘It’s time for some truth’ and Shares Contract Details

Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta has fired back at Taylor Swift after the singer took to Tumblr with an emotional reaction to...


Taylor Swift Reacts To Big Machine Sale To Scooter Braun: ‘This is my worst case scenario’

Taylor Swift is calling the sale by Scott Borchetta of her former label Big Machine to Scooter Braun for $300 million her "worst case...