Copyright & Media Update 6/15/2018

War Breaks Out Over pre-1972 ‘Oldies’ Legislation — Will This Kill the MMA?

BY PAUL RESNIKOFF: So much for the spirit of compromise.  Now, it looks like the Music Modernization Act (MMA) is mired in acrimony, with oldies recordings a key area of contention. The controversy involves recordings released prior to February 1972, the last time that music copyright was seriously updated in the U.S.  READ MORE…

Spotify Market Caps Soars Above $30BN in Wake of News it’s Directly Licensing Artists

BY TIM INGHAM: Spotify’s share price closed on the New York Stock Exchange at an all-time high on Friday (June 8) – pushing the company’s market cap comfortably above $30bn. The below market summary, courtesy of Google Finance, shows how Spotify’s stock price consistently climbed in the eight trading days following Tuesday, May 29 – up to $171.48 at the close of last week. READ MORE…

Pandora Teams With Snapchat for Easier Song Discovery

BY BILLBOARD STAFF: Pandora users will soon be able to share their favorite songs with friends on Snapchat, thanks to a new integrated partnership between the two apps. In the coming weeks, Pandora listeners can begin utilizing a ‘Share on Snapchat’ option while listening to tracks via animated song cards. READ MORE…

How Do You Know If Your Content is Subject To Copyright Laws?

BY SUSAN GILBERT: Images, music, and videos are what help attract visitors and create an interest for your brand on social media networks like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter. This is where we as online businesses and authors need to be careful in selecting something that is not copyrighted or royalty-free. It’s easy to share something on your blog or networks that is of interest to your audience — the key is to check the copyright laws first. READ MORE…

5 Questions with Alisa Coleman, Executive Director of the NY Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)

BY COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE:  This week we would like you to meet Alisa Coleman, Executive Director of the New York Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP). READ MORE…

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