US Copyright Office issues guidance on AI works and copyright
Does art created by an AI qualify for copyright protection? It’s complicated. The simple answer, in the US at least, is a firm no...
March 16, 2023
Reservoir and PopArabia sue Anghami over publishing dispute
Middle Eastern music streaming service Anghami is being sued by Reservoir Media and PopArabia for copyright infringement. According to Billboard, the lawsuit was filed in Abu Dhabi just before Christmas, but has only come...
February 27, 2023
Copyright Manager – PACE Rights Management – London
A full-time role at the global leader in assisting Rightsholders (writers & publishers) to Direct License their Live Public Performance Rights. EXPERIENCE: Minimum two (2) years full-time experience working...
June 15, 2022
2022: the year when ‘anti-woke’ culture wars met copyright reform
In an ideal world, copyright reform would be driven by expertise, collaboration and careful consideration of the impact of new technologies.
May 12, 2022
The Shape of You court case shows the importance of tracking your creative process (guest post)
This is a guest post from Ed Newton-Rex, founder of AI music composition platform Jukedeck (acquired by Bytedance), and now leads Product in Europe for TikTok.
March 23, 2022
Investment giant Pimco eyes music copyrights with BMG
Its alliance with KKR is well established, but now the Financial Times has reported a separate BMG deal with Pimco, another giant financial investor.
January 17, 2022
Chinese copyright body officially bans exclusive music deals
Stop us if you saw this one coming, but the National Copyright Administration of China has officially banned exclusive copyright licensing deals.
January 7, 2022
YouTube publishes first Copyright Transparency Report
YouTube has published its first Copyright Transparency Report, to explain more thoroughly how copyright enforcement works on the platform.
December 7, 2021
Copyright Royalty Board ups rates for non-interactive streams
This particular ruling relates to non-interactive music streams: webcasting or personal radio of the kind offered by Pandora and iHeartRadio in the US.
December 3, 2021
UK’s Copyright (Rights and Remuneration of Musicians) Bill revealed
The UK has emerged as a bellwether country for the debate around the music streaming economy and artists' earnings.
November 24, 2021
Global value of music copyright grew 2.7% to $32.5bn in 2020
Spotify chief economist Will Page publishes his annual 'Global Value of Music Copyright' analysis weaving three reports together.
November 17, 2021