XSET is latest firm to offer streamers ‘DMCA-free’ music
The trickle of companies launching music that game streamers can use in their broadcasts and on-demand videos without fear of copyright strikes is turning into a flood.
October 15, 2021
YouTube expands Copyright Match Tool to more rightsholders
YouTube's latest blog post about the European Copyright Directive is a mix of existing stats and nudges for local policymakers.
September 1, 2021
US songwriter groups at loggerheads with government and major labels over “frozen mechanicals”
We’ve seen in the UK how effective a grassroots artist campaign can be with #BrokenRecord, and now another to keep an eye on is the #FrozenMechanicals campaign, which appears to be slowly picking up steam. It’s a little...
August 5, 2021
US House of Representatives poses Twitter difficult questions over music copyright
Twitter has been under pressure to address how music copyright is applied on its platform for a while, and now the ante has been upped in the form of a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 20 members of the US lower...
August 3, 2021
Want to buy a slice of the rights to Shrek soundtracks?
If you do, it’s your lucky day – as long as you’ve got $2.3m to spare. Royalty Exchange’s latest auction is a slice of the rights to songs from the Shrek movie franchise, including all four films and...
July 16, 2021
Round Hill raises $86.5m to continue buying music rights
A couple of days after the UK streaming inquiry’s report sparked more debate about musicians’ ‘right to recapture’ the rights to their work, we’ve got another reminder of the money being sunk...
July 16, 2021
Italian band Le Vibrazioni to sell fans a share of image rights
We have seen artists sell off portions of their recorded music and publishing rights, but now Italian band Le Vibrazioni are exploring fans’ appetite for buying a slice of their image rights. The band, with music firm...
July 14, 2021
Manager Quality Assurance – ICE – Berlin
What is ICE? ICE is the result of a big vision for the music industry that harnesses years of combined expertise in the multi-territory music market. We are the world’s first integrated processing hub offering copyright,...
July 8, 2021
Easy Life to play Fortnite in virtual version of The O2 Arena
Epic Games is preparing the next high-profile music event to take place within Fortnite. This time it’s not just putting on a concert: it’s recreating an entire music venue. London’s O2 Arena to be specific,...
June 24, 2021
EU Court of Justice ruling goes YouTube’s way on infringement
The long-running debate over YouTube and ‘safe harbours’ for internet platforms that let users upload content isn’t going to be settled any time soon. However, a new ruling from the European Union’s...
June 23, 2021
The Jesus and Mary Chain sue WMG over copyright termination
Around the time of their 1985 debut album ’Psychocandy’ The Jesus and Mary Chain were famous for fighting – with the audience and with each other. Now, in 2021, they’re in a battle with Warner Music Group over...
June 15, 2021
NMPA sues Roblox in $200m copyright infringement lawsuit
Games platform Roblox has enjoyed plenty of positive headlines for its push into music in partnership with labels and artists, but now the company is facing a battle with music publishers over licensing. Yesterday, the US...
June 10, 2021