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“This Is an Extinction-Level Event”: Musicians Fear for Livelihood Without Streaming Residuals

As television’s center of gravity begins to pivot decisively to made-for-streaming product, the lack of residuals for such programming becomes more and more urgent for musicians. “This is an extinction-level event,” says Marc Sazer, long active in AFM Local 47 and the RMA, which is a related organization. “Our ability to make a sustainable living is facing extinction.”

Source: “This Is an Extinction-Level Event”: Musicians Fear for Livelihood Without Streaming Residuals

Entertainment bundles are coming: the question is the terms 

Apple wants to launch a new model of paying for music, and major labels are ‘wary’ of the implications.  No, you haven’t time-travelled back to the early 2000s and the negotiations ahead of the launch of the iTunes Store, album-unbundling included. What’s causing the wariness in 2019 is the prospect of what the Financial Times describes as a ‘super-bundle of media content’ combining Apple Music with the soon-to-launch Apple TV+ video-streaming service.

Source: Entertainment bundles are coming: the question is the terms – Music Ally

Labels ‘nervous’ about Apple Music & TV+ subscription bundle plan – report

Some record labels are reportedly concerned about the idea of Apple potentially bundling its music streaming service and recently-announced TV+ video service for a single monthly fee. That’s according to an article published by the Financial Times earlier today (October 7), which says that ‘some record labels [are] nervous about the prospect of offering their music for a lower price’.

Source: Labels ‘nervous’ about Apple Music & TV+ subscription bundle plan – report

Executive Exits At ASCAP, BMI, SESAC Point to Renewed Optimism In Publishing

All three PROs — SESAC, ASCAP and BMI — have now lost their top writer/publisher executives since the start of summer, creating turnover in one of the key segments of the city’s music industry. But the job changes also signal that the publishing business is rebounding after a lengthy period of contraction

Source: Executive Exits At ASCAP, BMI, SESAC Point to Renewed Optimism In Publishing

Apple Plans to Bring Feature-Length Films to Theaters

Apple is looking to make a splash in Hollywood by bringing feature-length films to theaters before releasing them on its streaming TV service. The company has made overtures to cinema chains and consulted with an entertainment executive as it pursues a traditional theatrical-release plan that would keep its movies in theaters for weeks before becoming available on Apple TV+.

Source: WSJ News Exclusive | Apple Plans to Bring Feature-Length Films to Theaters

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