Copyright & Media Update 7/7/17

Credits Where Credits is Due

BY PATRICK CHARLES: If you’re of a certain age, you remember sliding out the little leaflet thingy in a CD and looking at the pictures, lyrics, and maybe even checking out the credits. If you’re of an even more certain age, you remember doing this with vinyl LP’s and while you didn’t appreciate it at the time, you’d geek out and read all of the ‘fine print’ including engineers, additional musicians, the address of the bands management, and maybe even where the thing was recorded. READ MORE…

Guess Who Gen Z Prefers For Music: Spotify Or YouTube?

BY MARK MULLIGAN: It is still common to hear people talk about Millennials as if it is one amorphous group. In actual fact, Millennials are now 2 entirely distinct generations, not 1. In addition to the core Millennials we now have a new generation of younger consumers born on or around 2000. This is Generation Z, the ‘true Millennials’ if you like. MIDiA recently deep dived into the behaviours and characteristics of this group in a piece of research for the BPI and ERA. In it we explored technology and media trends for 0-11 year olds, 12-15 year olds and 16-19 year olds. You can download the full report here. I’m going to deep dive into 1 key idea here: YouTube vs Spotify. READ MORE…

Everything You Need to Know About Music Sales in 2017

BY DANIEL ADRIAN SANCHEZ: And now, your complete music industry sales summary for the first six months of 2017.  At the half-point of 2017, BuzzAngle has released a new report detailing music sales across the industry.  As expected, audio streams continue to drive major sales. Subscriptions streams have also continued their meteoric ascent.  And as previously reported by major labels, physical sales have decreased substantially. However, did you know that CD and vinyl sales are on the rise? READ MORE…

Clint Eastwood, Warner Bros. Face Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Jersey Boys’ Adaptation

BY ERIQ GARDNER: An author’s widow files a new complaint in a dispute stretching back a decade. It took nearly 10 years for a federal judge to look at Jersey Boys, the Broadway story of the 1960s pop group The Four Seasons, and declare the theatrical production to be a fair use of an unpublished biography. Now comes a new lawsuit involving the same plaintiff over Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation. READ MORE…

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