Copyright & Media Update 10/26/18

Facebook Launches New Wave of Music Products

JOSH GLICKSMAN: Facebook has announced a new wave of music products launching on the social network Wednesday (Oct. 24), aiming to better integrate music into how people share photo and video. The collection of features include the launch of Music on Facebook Stories and an expansion of Lip Sync Live, as well as a forthcoming option to add songs to a personal profile. READ MORE…

In Full Panic Mode, YouTube Now Claims Article 13 Will Harm Creators’ Livelihood

DANIEL SANCHEZ: So, as a musician, how much should you expect to make on YouTube? Not much. According to our ongoing streaming payouts chart, the Google-owned video platform pays around $0.00074 per stream. READ MORE…

Licensing Experts Wanted: Now That the Music Modernization Act Is Law, Who Will Lay It Down?

ED CHRISTMAN: After an intense lobbying effort that yielded the first changes to copyright law in two decades, the hard part begins. The music industry now has less than 90 days to agree upon a board of directors for a new licensing collective mandated by the Music Modernization Act. READ MORE…

Technologic: What Happens Next in a Music Business Rewired by Innovation and Disruption

BEN GILBERT: The power struggle between the major labels and the technology firms behind the stunning enforced overhaul of the music industry over the last 20 years promises to define Web 3.0 in this field of entertainment. While the era of innovation and disruption heralded by new forms of digital production and consumption continues to simmer, a semblance of stability seems to have been established by the key players standing at opposite ends of the court. READ MORE…

CD Baby Partners With Cosynd to Simplify Copyright Registration for Creators

MUSIC CONNECTION: CD Baby has partnered with Cosynd, the first affordable legal services platform made specifically for creators, to allow CD Baby’s members to document ownership of their content easier than ever before. Starting this November, the partnership will provide CD Baby’s members with a fast, affordable, and legal way to create basic copyright ownership agreements and to register their content with the U.S. Copyright Office, making CD Baby the only digital distributor to offer these valuable services to creators. READ MORE…

The US Copyright Office Wants Your Feedback on a Modern, Digital Copyright System

DANIEL SANCHEZ: In order to better serve copyright owners in the digital age, the US Copyright Office has an interesting proposal.  And, it wants your feedback. The branch of the Library of Congress has published a Federal Register notice.  It’s outlined the way it seeks to modernize the current copyright registration system to fit the advanced modern age. READ MORE…

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