Copyright & Media Update 1/04/19

10 Music Industry Predictions For 2019

HYPEBOT: While predicting the future is no easy task, a careful look at the best can least give us a sense of where the industry might be headed in the coming year, whether it’s the next development in the ongoing streaming war, the future of live music, or something else altogether. READ MORE…

Mickey Mouse and the Expanding Public Domain

PLAGIARISM TODAY: On January 1, 2019, something happened in the United States that hadn’t happened in 20 years. However, it was easy to miss, especially if you don’t follow copyright news, and its importance is still the subject of much debate. With the new year, new works entered the public domain. READ MORE…

Japan Law Extending Copyright Protection Period for Rightsholders Goes Live

BILLBOARD: A revision of the Japan copyright law went into effect Dec. 30 after the bill was passed through the country’s National Diet (legislature) on June 29, 2018. It extended the copyright protection period from 50 years to 70 years after the author’s death. READ MORE…

Subscription Streams Accounted for 85% of All Audio Streaming in Q4 2018

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: Subscription streaming is taking a surprising large piece of the audio-streaming pie.  But does that mean there’s a plateau ahead? BuzzAngle Music has released its 2018 Year-End Report for the US music industry, and it’s got a few surprises. READ MORE…

Nirvana Sues Marc Jacobs Over Smiley Face Design

BILLBOARD: Nirvana has reportedly sued Marc Jacobs over items in the designer’s “Bootleg Redux Grunge” collection which feature the band’s iconic smiley face image. The smiley face, which Nirvana has owned the trademark to since 1992, first appeared on a flyer for the Nevermind release party in 1991. READ MORE…

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