Copyright & Media Update 6/22/2018

Instagram’s Just-Launched IGTV Will Include Music Rights Management & Monetization

BY PAUL RESNIKOFF: Instagram’s long-form video platform could seriously shake up music video monetization, while finally giving the industry a YouTube alternative. Just today, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom confirmed that the just-launched IGTV will include music monetization, embedded ads, and other paid components.  Even better, Facebook’s Rights Manager is already baked into the service and primed to be activated by Christmas (though don’t hold them to that). READ MORE…

As Market Cheers Spotify’s Direct Deals With Artists and Managers, Labels Mull Their Options

BY HANNAH KARP: Over the past year, sources say, Spotify has been offering to pay a number of artist-management firms several-hundred-thousand-dollar advances in exchange for licensing their acts’ music directly to its streaming services. These deals cut out record labels and independent distributors, yielding more revenue per stream for Spotify, the musicians, and their managers. READ MORE…

Could Article 13 Kill Off Music On YouTube?

BY MARK MULLIGAN: It was a day of two halves for YouTube. On one side a big press release went out championing a host of impressive new stats – including hitting 1.9 billion logged in users, following an official launch of YouTube Musicthe day before. Meanwhile, on the other side, the European parliament’s legal affairs committee voted in support of Article 13, which will overturn some basic premises of the fair use / safe harbour frameworks under which YouTube operates. READ MORE…

Tech lobby ramps up campaign against safe harbour reform as key votes on EU copyright reform begin

BY CHRIS COOKE: The JURI committee of the European Parliament has been discussing the proposed amendments to the somehow-still-being-negotiated draft European Copyright Directive this morning. The voting finished in the last hour approving an amended version of the directive. READ MORE…

EU copyright reforms draw fire from internet luminaries as key vote looms

BY FOO YUN CHEE: Europe’s attempts to force Google, Microsoft and other tech giants to share revenues with publishers and bear liability for internet content have triggered criticism from internet pioneers ahead of a key vote on Wednesday. READ MORE…

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