Copyright & Media Update 7/13/2018

YouTube Rolling Out Copyright Match

BY JONATHAN BAILEY: Back in May, we reported on how YouTube was beta testing Copyright Match, a new tool that made Content ID-like technology available to all users. READ MORE…

Aggressive Content Bundling Might Be Spotify’s Only Chance of Competing With Apple, Amazon

BY CHERIE HU: The music and media industries went abuzz when Spotify announced last month Dawn Ostroff, former president of entertainment at Condé Nast Entertainment, would be joining the streaming service as its new chief content officer. READ MORE…

Submission of the ad hoc coalition for copyright and digital prosperity

BY NEIL TURKEWITZ: This is an excerpt from a submission made to the NTIA on internet priorities. The entire submission is available here. The individuals and organizations identified below are a diverse group of performers, songwriters, musicians, authors, academics and others who share an abiding interest in expanding opportunities for the creative sector through internet commerce. READ MORE…

YouTube adds built-in merchandise shelf for eligible creators

BY PATRICK CAMPBELL: Just over a month after the launch of YouTube music – the replacement for Google Play Music, YouTube has also now launched a new merchandise shelf option for creators. At the moment the feature is only available to content creators in the US who have more than 10,000 followers, and can only be seen by US viewers. The plan is to roll the merchandising option out worldwide in the near future. READ MORE…

TV Musicians Demand Better Pay from YouTube, Other Online Platforms

BY PAUL RESNIKOFF: After a more than six-month hiatus, negotiations have begun again between the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the major United States broadcast networks regarding the pay of television musicians for their appearances on network websites and other platforms. READ MORE…

From Ownership To Access: Disruption In  Music and Media

BY MARK MULLIGAN: Last Wednesday we held the third MIDiA Quarterly forum, exploring the shift from ownership to access across different media industries. In addition to MIDiA analyst presentations we had panellists from Sky, The Economist, Beggars Group, Reed Smith and Readly. The event was held at The Ministry in London and was a great success. Be sure to make it to our next one! Here are some of the key themes we explored.READ MORE…

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