Copyright & Media Update 11/9/18

The Spectacular Existential Crisis of Pandora

Amy Wang: Music’s most innovative business was about to implode. This time last year, Pandora was in dire straits. The company had gone from being the music industry’s gilded pioneer — exciting everyone from teens to retirees with the newfangled idea of Internet radio at the turn of the century — to a lagging joke, edged out by the rise of on-demand streaming services. While AM/FM radio was still going strong, online radio couldn’t stack up to Spotify and Apple Music, and a series of expensive missteps sent Pandora’s stock tumbling precipitously low. READ MORE…

Shazam Now Lets You Share Songs to Instagram Stories

JONATHAN GREIG: For over ten years, the Shazam app has helped users identify catchy tunes they hear within seconds, giving people the chance to add good songs they hear outside to their own personal library. Now, Shazam is upping the ante by allowing users to share songs they catch in Instagram Stories.In an announcement on Twitter yesterday, the company said they will add a share button to the app that will make it quick and easy to post a photo of the song you found on Instagram. READ MORE…

Apple Hits $10B in Revenue From Services Like iTunes

NATALIE JARVEY: Revenue from services like Apple Music, iTunes and Apple Pay reached an all-time high of $10 billion during Apple’s most recent quarter. The milestone, which represents growth of 27 percent from $7.9 billion during the same period last year, shows that the iPhone and MacBook maker is successfully diversifying from the hardware that was once its bread and butter. READ MORE…

YouTube Has Allegedly Paid $6 Billion to the Music Industry

DANIEL SANCHEZ: In a self-serving report, Google touts its own ability to stop anti-piracy and YouTube’s apparent inflated payments to the music industry.  But, why can’t anyone independently verify the information? Google has published a new report revealing how it tackles the problem of piracy on its own search engine and on YouTube. READ MORE…

“Music Licensing after the Music Modernization Act with Mitch Glazier and David Israelite” (Two Think Minimum Podcast)

SARAH OH: Two Think Minimum Podcast Transcript Episode 014: “Music Licensing after the Music Modernization Act with Mitch Glazier and David Israelite” READ MORE…

The Supreme Court Won’t Take Up Net Neutrality

BRIAN FUNG: The Supreme Court said Monday that it will not hear a closely watched case over the future of the Internet — rejecting a petition by telecom industry groups to consider net neutrality, the principle that Internet providers should treat all online content equally. READ MORE…

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