Copyright & Media Update 3/9/18

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve put together the top woman focused music, media, and copyright stories from around the globe. 

Now There’s a Spotify ‘Equalizer’ Algorithm That Balances Female and Male Artists

BY DANIEL SANCHEZ: There’s more than meets the eye in Smirnoff’s new “global gender equality” campaign with Spotify. As part of its “Equalizing Music” global campaign, vodka brand Smirnoff has announced a partnership with Spotify.  The global campaign will promote equality for female musicians around the world on the streaming music platform. READ MORE…

How Claiming Creative Control Helps Women Musicians Stay The Course

BY BETH WINEGARNER: Tori Amos made her major-label debut not with her landmark album Little Earthquakes, but with an embarrassingly cheesy hair-metal album, Y Kant Tori Read. It was 1988, albums by Bon Jovi and Poison were selling like crazy and Atlantic Records — Amos’ label at the time — wanted her to try something similar. It was a massive flop, but Amos came out of it with the chance to fight for the piano-driven music she had wanted to make all along. READ MORE…

Celebrating Women In Leadership At the Copyright Office

BY RACHEL KIM: Today is International Women’s Day, and in celebration, we’d like to honor the legacies, and achievements of former women Registers of Copyrights and the current Acting Register of Copyrights of the U.S. Copyright Office, all who were and still are extremely influential in the development and modernization of federal copyright law. READ MORE…

Melissa Etheridge says women ‘a force’ in music biz

BY SUSAN HORNICK: Grammy and Academy Award-winning artist Melissa Etheridge is one busy woman. Just last month, Etheridge received the Icon award at the sixth annual She Rocks Awards, hosted by the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN). During her acceptance speech at the gala celebration, Etheridge talked about how things have changed for female musicians. READ MORE…

SXSW 2018: 10 amazing female artists from around the world

BY DEBORAH SENGUPTA STITH: Happy International Women’s Day! World music is one of our favorite parts of the South by Southwest Music Festival so we decided to celebrate by spotlighting the fabulous female artists coming to the fest. READ MORE…

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