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A Photo Used To Be Worth A Thousand Words, But Thanks To Social Media Photos Have Lost Their Value

Not only is the profession of photography a dying one, but the monetary value placed on photos is lost as well. This isn’t just because of the volume of photos, but because fewer people respect anything resembling copyright or ownership of photos.

Source: A Photo Used To Be Worth A Thousand Words, But Thanks To Social Media Photos Have Lost Their Value

Record labels can now pay Spotify to promote artists on the platform, via pop-up ‘Music For You’ alerts

Spotify has announced that, for the first time, record companies (and other industry players) will soon be able to pay to have their artists promoted to targeted fans within the Spotify ecosystem via a ‘Brand New Music For You’ pop-up visual ad.If that sounds a lot like the way labels and artists currently shell out to get in front of fans in sponsored posts on Facebook and Instagram, that’s because… it is.

Source: Record labels can now pay Spotify to promote artists on the platform, via pop-up ‘Music For You’ alerts

How a Dispute About Energy Drinks May Disrupt Legal Fights in Entertainment

On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that on its face appears to have absolutely nothing to do with movies, television shows, and music. Wrong. In fact, the decision may have quite an impact in the entertainment sector. It could even shake an ongoing profit dispute over one of the longest-running shows on television.

Source: How a Dispute About Energy Drinks May Disrupt Legal Fights in Entertainment

Spanish Regulator Launches Competition Probe of Hollywood Studios

Spanish regulator the National Commission of Markets and Competition (NCMC) has launched a competition probe of the big Hollywood studios and other companies. The regulator in a statement said it was investigating 14 companies “for possible restrictive practices of competition in the film distribution market.”

Source: Spanish Regulator Launches Competition Probe of Hollywood Studios

What We Learned from the Apple E-books Case

It’s been roughly five years since the expiration of sanctions placed on five major publishers by the U.S. Department of Justice for conspiring to fix e-book prices. And as 2019 draws down, American antitrust regulators—encouraged by U.S. publishers—now have a new target in their sights: the tech industry. But can America’s competition laws effectively address the growing power and dominance of a few firms in the sector? And what lessons can we take from the Apple e-books case?

Source: Frankfurt Book Fair 2019: What We Learned from the Apple E-books Case

“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

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