Copyright & Media Update 4/5/2019

IFPI Global Music Report 2019: Music Sales Rise For Fourth Straight Year to $19 Billion

BILLBOARD: Global music sales grew for the fourth consecutive year in 2018 with streaming now accounting for almost half of all label revenue, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s (IFPI) “Global Music Report 2019.”  READ MORE…

The EU’s New Copyright Laws Won’t “Wreck the Internet”

SLATE: On Tuesday, at the end of a process that lasted more than two and a half years, the European Parliament adopted the latest version of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Before it comes into effect, this new EU law will need to be approved one last time by the EU member states—something that is very likely to happen. From there, individual countries will have two years to transpose it into their own national laws by adopting relevant legislation. READ MORE…

How AI Solves the Unclaimed Royalties Problem

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: Many fear AI could put jobs at risk, especially considering research shows 45% of occupations could be automated by adapting currently demonstrated technologies.  However, copyright-intensive industries, like music, could benefit from this type of overhaul, and given those industries’ key contributions to the national GDP, it is imperative we work to leverage AI to create an economic landscape that ensures all revenue is collected. READ MORE…

‘Blurred Lines’ on Their Minds, Songwriters Create Nervously

NEW YORK TIMES: It’s not easy to be a songwriter in the pop world these days. Listeners rarely see your name. For anything but a giant hit, royalties from streaming are infinitesimal — and big tech companies seem to want to keep it that way. And then there’s the shadow of “Blurred Lines.” READ MORE…

Rebalancing the Unbalanced: The EU Copyright Directive & The Journey to a More Just Universe

MEDIUM: A number of years ago, the EU, having witnessed the growing imbalance between the power and profitability of the internet platforms reliant upon providing access to creative materials on the one hand, and the creators of the content that drove those businesses on the other, realized that something needed to change. READ MORE…

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