Copyright & Media Update 3/16/18

Miley Cyrus Hit With $300 Million Lawsuit Alleging Copyright Infringement (Listen)

BY VARIETY STAFF: Miley Cyrus was sued for $300 million on Tuesday by Jamaican songwriter Michael May, who claims the singer’s 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop” infringes upon the song he released in 1988 called “We Run Things,” according to Reuters. READ MORE…

Graffiti: At the Edge of Copyright

BY JONATHAN BAILEY: When graffiti artist Jason Williams, better known as REVOK, noticed some of his work appearing in an ad campaign for H&M, he did what many artists would do: He sent a cease and desist letter. READ MORE…

Music Executives Find a Facebook Friend to Fight YouTube

BY SHIRA OVIDE: The music industry was battered, bruised and nearly defeated by the surging popularity of digital music. But record executives haven’t forgotten how to be savvy negotiators. READ MORE…

Study: Amazon, Google And Good Old Radio Are Winning In The Digital Music Market

BY BILL ROSENBLATT: Each year at this time, a research study comes out that is increasingly important in the digital media world: The Infinite Dial, from Edison Research and Triton Digital. The Infinite Dial is a national phone survey that started out 20 years ago as a study of trends in digital radio and related areas: internet radio, satellite radio, music downloads, podcasts and so on. The study is longitudinal — it tracks the same topics consistently year after year — so it has become more and more important to the industry. READ MORE…

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