Copyright & Media Update 10/5/2018

A Busy Week for Copyright

BY TERRICA CARRINGTON: Last week was certainly an eventful week on Capitol Hill, but with all eyes on the hearings for the Supreme Court nominee, you may not have realized just how eventful (and non-partisan) the week was for copyright law. READ MORE…

Google Adds Credits to Image Search

BY JONATHAN BAILEY: In a blog post last week, Google announced that, after years of being asked, it’s adding creator/rightsholder credits to Google Image Search. The move is a fairly straightforward one. Google Image Search now reads the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) metadata on an image and presents both “Creator” and “Credit” information in its results. READ MORE…

How the Music Modernization Act will help artists get paid more from streaming

BY NILAY PATEL: Congress recently passed the Music Modernization Act, which is a rare bill in modern American politics: everyone seems to like it! The MMA, as it’s called, was celebrated by musicians, streaming services, record labels, and consumer groups alike. It simplifies how streaming services pay songwriters, changes how the law deals with music recorded before 1972, and helps producers collect more royalties. READ MORE…

A New California Law Requires At Least One Woman On Corporate Boards. How Does The Music Industry Stack Up

BY CHERI HU: A new bill signed into California state law on Monday (Oct. 1) will require several publicly-traded music companies, including Pandora and Live Nation, to add more women to their boards — or else face hefty fines. READ MORE…

In the Streaming Age, Does Music’s Q4 Matter Anymore?

BY ROY TRAKIN: The fourth quarter — the music business’s traditional cash-in period coinciding with the holiday season — is well under way. But while in the past, record labels backloaded their schedule with superstar releases targeting Black Friday and beyond, Christmas 2018 paints a different picture. READ MORE…

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