Last week we reported on the controversy over Blogger shutting down music blogs alleged to have uploaded unlicensed material. Six blogs claimed to have been given permission to upload the music, with Bill Lipold of I Rock Cleveland saying that Mute Records had given permission to post an XX Teens track that caused his account to be suspended after automatic systems working on behalf of the IFPI spotted a link to it. The actual file itself wasn’t even online – it was simply a broken link, with the file itself having been deleted. Now, according to the Telegraph, a number of the music blogs concerned are now beginning to re-open. And at least one blogger, Patrick Duffy of the brilliantly-named Pop Tarts Suck Toasted, admits that “I have knowingly published MP3s that were not approved for posting, but in doing so, my intentions were always to shine the best possible light on the music I covered giving it the publicity it deserved.”
Source: Wired

Like what you’ve read here? This is just a snippet from our subscription service.

Our subscribers get the most important digital music news and analysis delivered to them every morning and full reports every week plus access to a massive archive of data and previous reports.

For a free two week trial of Music Ally, sign up here. No strings attached – we promise!

EarPods and phone

Tools: platforms to help you reach new audiences

Tools: Kaiber

In the year or so since its launch, AI startup Kaiber has been making waves,…

Read all Tools >>

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *