Copyright & Media Update 4/14/17

Is Facebook About To Become A Music Streaming Powerhouse?

By Dana Cleavenger: Facebook may be giving Spotify a run for its money in the very near future. Multiple vacancies in the social media giant’s new music task force strongly indicate that Facebook will be launching a ‘comprehensive music strategy’ soon. Uh-oh, Spotify – you might want to keep an eye on this movement. Read more…

Viacom Releases First Virtual Reality Music Album “Melody Of Dust”

By Bruce Houghton: If video killed the radio star, will virtual reality make traditional music performance obsolete? We’re in the very early stages, but VR has the potential to transform how music is created and experienced. MTV parent Viacom and multidisciplinary artist Nick Koenig are pioneering this new artform. READ MORE…

Why Donald Trump Should Destroy the US Copyright Office

By Paul Resnikoff: Want to fix copyright law in the United States?  Then start by destroying the US Copyright Office. The US Copyright Office doesn’t have a leader.  There isn’t a ‘Register’.  And why is that?  Well, the last one was fired for blowing nearly $40 million on approximately nothing. READ MORE…

Sound Service: Publishers and Streaming in 2017

By Anita Awbi: As paid streaming subscriber numbers sail past the 100 million mark – and with plenty more growth forecast – there’s no doubt Digital Service Providers (DSPs) are radically disrupting the musical landscape. Their new distribution models are shaking up just about every aspect of the industry, with most emphasis placed on the record companies’ struggle to adapt from a physical business to a digital one. But where does this seismic shift leave publishers, who have less of a stake in the streaming market than their label counterparts? READ MORE…

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