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  • Why You Still Should Register A "Copyrighted" Work

    Sep 28

    While many creatives in the entertainment industry believe (and are partly correct) that a work is copyrighted as soon as it is fixed in a tangible medium it still pays, often literally, to formally register the work with the U.S. Copyright Office, particularly where legal issues are concerned. __________________________________ Guest Post by Justin M. Jacobson, The Jacobson Firm, P.C. A common misconception in the entertainment industry is that an author has a “copyright registration”...

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #KansasCity MO - BB's Lawnside BBQ. "Combining...

    Sep 28

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #KansasCity MO - BB's Lawnside BBQ. "Combining what Kansas City does best! BBQ and Blues." Live music 6 nights a week, Tuesday-Sunday. Blues only: http://ow.ly/SKsaa BB's Lawnside BBQ

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  • YouTube Paid Subscription Music And Video Service To Launch In October [REPORT]

    Sep 28

    The music industry has been pushing Google to monetize YouTube beyond just advertising since shortly after its launch 10 years ago.  After more than a year of beta trails and rumored launch dates, a subscription version of YouTube along with a new companion music service are finally nearing launch. _____________________________________ A letter sent to YouTube creators and multi-channel networks offers the clearest signal yet that YouTube's long promised subscription service could launch...

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  • How Much Will Losing "Happy Birthday" Copyright Cost Warner Music?

    Sep 28

    Warner Music has owned what it believed to be a copyright for the iconic song "Happy Birthday" since 1988. But last week, a federal judge declared their copyright entirely invalid.  How much will the ruling cost Warner Music? "Happy Birthday" earned Warner Music Group an estimated $2 million a year, say analysts.  The loss of $2 million each year does not counting the wave of claims to refunds and damages that is likely to follow the ruling. More: The "Happy Birthday" Copyright...

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  • Soundwave Helps Music Apps Solve Cold Start Problem

    Sep 28

    In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Craig Watson, the co-founder of Soundwave, a popular music discovery app. They also make an SDK, called Shine, that helps developers learn about the mobile music habits of their user base and provide better recommendations when they install a new music app. We talk about how Soundwave’s product and focus changed as they learned more about the mobile music sector. Music Biz Podcast Subscribe on iTunes Listen on...

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  • Lush Announce First Live Show in 20 Years

    Sep 28

    Photo via Lush's Facebook Lush have announced their first live show in 20 years. It'll take place on May 6, 2016 at London Roundhouse. Alongside the reunion, 4AD will reissue Lush's best-of compilation, Ciao!, in November, followed by a limited-edition boxset called Chorus in December. That'll comprise early compilation Gala, their three studio albums, B-sides set Topolino, and a clutch of other rarities. Justin Welch of Elastica will play drums at the Roundhouse show. "The opportunities...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: YouTube Premium Oct. Launch • Sub Pop Digital Startup • PlugDJ Shutdown Near • More

    Sep 28

    Monday 9.28.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

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  • How Much Longer Until Bands Have To Make 360 Videos?

    Sep 28

    You’ve heard the news: Facebook has announced that it will begin rolling out 360-degree videos… Star Wars, GoPro, Saturday Night Live are… When watching 360-videos on desktop, viewers can drag their cursor around a video to see different angles. When watching on a mobile device, viewers can either use their finger or simply turn their device. via TheDrum So officially it’s a thing! Check out the videos below for tasty examples. Foals Bjork: Of course Facebook is going...

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  • Jamie xx, Young Thug, and Popcaan Share Video for "Good Times”

    Sep 28

    Jamie xx, Young Thug, and Popcaan have shared the video for their collaboration "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)", which appears on Jamie xx's In Colour. The video was directed by Rollo Jackson, and features clips of Young Thug and Popcaan performing the track in various urban settings in New York and Jamaica. Watch it below. Watch Jamie xx play Idris Muhammad's "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" (sampled on "Loud Places") at Pitchfork Music Festival 2015:

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  • Kanye West Attending, Expected To Perform at Democratic National Committee Fundraiser

    Sep 28

    Photo by Erez Avissar Kanye West is slated to attend a Democratic National Committee event in San Francisco on Oct. 10, NBC reports. The fundraiser is billed as "an afternoon concert" that "will be hosted at the Warfield—a 2,300 seat venue—with tickets selling for $250 to $10,000 each". According to NBC: "West is expected to perform songs from his latest album, 'Swish.'" Earlier this summer while accepting the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards, West announced that he...

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