Copyright & Media Update 8/16/2019

Ex-SESAC Board Member Launches New PRO for ‘Digital-Era Creators’

BILLBOARD: Media investor and former SESAC board member Hayden Bower has launched AllTrack, a tech-driven performing rights organization built to help indie creators simplify the management of their global performance royalties. Starting today, artists, writers and publishers can join AllTrack’s digital creator platform for the public performance of their songs in over 120 countries. READ MORE…

What do the P Line and C Line mean in music copyright?

ROUTE NOTE: If you’ve uploaded your music online then you’ve probably come across the P Line and C Line. It’s vital to understand what they mean when releasing your own music. READ MORE…

A songwriter says Lady Gaga’s“Shallow” is a copycat. It’s a huge reach. 

VOX: There’s a really simple answer as to why Grammy- and Oscar-winning artist Lady Gaga could end up paying millions for allegedly stealing her award-winning A Star Is Born hit “Shallow.” And it’s that singer-songwriter Steve Ronsen, the obscure artist threatening to take her to court, could win his case. READ MORE…

Another Music Celeb Defeated In Court As Katy Perry Loses “Dark Horse” Copyright Case

HYPEBOT: Trying to score a big hit as a songwriter is tough enough, and chances are if you’re successful, you’ll end up in court on the losing end of a copyright infringement suit. This is precisely what happened to Katy Perry after an LA court deemed her hit “Dark Horse” sounded just a little too much like Marcus Gray’s ’08 Christian Rap number “Joyful Noise”. READ MORE…

RIAA: Ebay and Amazon Sell a Lot of Copyright Infringing Music

TORRENT FREAK: In a letter to the US Department of Commerce, the RIAA is calling for stronger measures to curb piracy and counterfeiting that takes place through online marketplaces. The music group points out that copyright infringement is widespread on many services, including Amazon and eBay, where a significant percentage of the CDs and box-sets are sold without permission. READ MORE…

Spotify, Apple, Pandora, Amazon, Google Warn Against Ditching the PRO Consent Decrees — “The Resulting Chaos Will Be Felt by Everyone in the Music Industry”

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: Should the Department of Justice really do away with the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees? Not according to major streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora/Sirius, Amazon Music, and YouTube owner Google/Alphabet. As the U.S. Department of Justice deliberates over whether to trash the decades-old Decrees for the licensing of public performances, the streaming services — represented by DiMA — have issued a dire warning of a Decree-less future. READ MORE…

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