How Music’s Digital Shift Rapidly Impacted The Industry

shockwebpic_howmusicsdigitalshift“Widespread copyright infringement is like a generational shift and ignorance of existing law, similar to massive experimentation with illegal drugs in the 1960s,” says Stephen Witt, author of How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century and the Patient Zero of Piracy. The book was named on the “Best of the Year” lists of The Washington Post, Forbes, Slate, The Atlantic, Financial Times and others.

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Why The Artist Makes Less-To-Nothing While The Music Services And Distributors Make Billions

shockleewebpic_jeffpriceartistsmakelessThe following op-ed is comes from Jeff Price, founder and former CEO of TuneCore and now Founder/CEO of Audiam, a new service that gets artists paid for the use of their music on YouTube.

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Bracing For The Copyright Cliff: A Second Wind For Legacy Artists

You may soon be hearing more of the songs you love being used and reworked in popular culture. What is being termed the ‘copyright cliff’ is actually an opportunity for musicians, authors and copyright holders who have released works around the 35 year ago mark to renegotiate their original agreements. In the case of musicians who released through record labels for instance, this means many now have the ability to regain ownership of their work if they choose to go through the legal procedures to request termination.

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Cash Kings 2012: Hip-Hop’s Highest Paid Artists

Forbes Magazine has compiled a list of the top earners in hip hop for their 2012 Cash Kings list. All together these top 20 entertainers earned a total of $415 million in the last year.

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Protect IP Act Could Mean The End Of The Internet As We Know It

Here’s an important piece of news that could especially affect the creative community, entrepreneurs, innovators and fans. PROTECT-IP [short for Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011] is a bill currently under review in the U.S. Congress that if passed will GREATLY change the internet as we know it today.

If you’re unsure of what’s going on, watch this video from Fight For The Future.

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The Computer Will Save Us All.

Hey this electronic computer thing has a lot of potential…

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