Pluto TV Launches Free Movies, TV Shows On-Demand 

The startup, which claims to have more than 6 million monthly viewers, is expanding the ad-supported service with VOD as it positions itself as a kind of Spotify for premium video. It’s worth noting that Ken Parks, Pluto’s executive chairman, was Spotify’s first U.S. employee and led the music streamer’s negotiations with record labels.

Source: Pluto TV Launches Free Movies, TV Shows On-Demand | Variety

Under Trump Administration, Copyright Issues Take Center Stage at Music Biz 2017 

With May 18 looming as the deadline for the Department of Justice to file a brief on its planned appeal of a Federal Court decision that the BMI consent decree doesn’t require the organization to do full-works licensing, many on the publishing side of the industry are waiting to see if the DOJ will actually go through with proceedings.

Source: Under Trump Administration, Copyright Issues Take Center Stage at Music Biz 2017 Conference | Billboard

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