Copyright & Media Update 1/11/2019

Copyright Owners Face Uphill Battle at Supreme Court

The National Law Journal: The U.S. Supreme Court sounded inclined Tuesday to resolve a circuit split over copyright registration procedures against copyright holders. READ MORE…

YouTube’s Copyright Insanity

Plagiarism Today: Yesterday, YouTuber Angry Joe posted a video accusing Lionsgate of using YouTube’s copyright claim system to target negative reviews. The day before that, YouTuber SmellyOctopus shared a claim he’d received on a private test stream even though the audio only featured his voice. READ MORE…

What Netflix’s ‘Choose-Your-Own-Soundtrack’ Paradigm Reveals About The Future Of The Music Industry

Music Industry News: The MBW Review offers our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, Cherie Hu discusses what a new, interactive Black Mirror episode on Netflix might mean for licensing, and the wider music business. The MBW Review is supported by Instrumental. READ MORE…

SiriusXM Now Has 34 Million Subscribers — But Has This Platform Plateaued?

Digital Music News: SiriusXM has posted its 2018 year-end results. The satellite radio company added 1.4 million self-pay subscribers to finish off the year.  It now has 28.9 million self-pay subscribers, beating the company’s initial 2018 guidance by 40%. READ MORE…

Re-valuing Music: Seven YouTube Explainers To Follow And Promote

Medium: I’m on record grumbling like an old curmudgeon (even though I’m merely a middle-aged curmudgeon) about the diminished and devalued state of music. Not popular music, which is abundant, varied and widely-covered, but music-only music — the art of sound. READ MORE…

Total Album Equivalent Consumption in the U.S. Increased 23% in 2018

Nielsen: Amid an array of choice when it comes to platforms and devices for media consumption, one thing remains constant: Americans’ unwavering love for music. According to Nielsen, the music industry experienced significant overall growth in 2018, with total album equivalent audio consumption up 23% over 2017, driven by a 49% increase in on-demand audio song streams compared to last year. READ MORE…

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