In this piece, former-RIAA executive Neil Turkewitz offers a different take on the recent Taylor Swift rights ownership incident, arguing against viewing it as an indictment of copyright, and rather as a reminder that the rules protecting creators’ intellectual property need to be easier to enforce.
Deutsche Telekom has lost a legal battle to continue offering an all-you-can-watch mobile video product after a court sided with the German regulator, saying it violated European rules on roaming and network neutrality. Deutsche Telekom, Europe’s largest telco, had sought to emulate the success of its T-Mobile US business, which won market share in the United States by offering Netflix “on us”.
The well-documented troubles of crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic have left a number of artists out of pocket and waiting to find out if the company will be rescued by a buyer. One of those affected was British band Jesus Jones, who’d been using the platform for pre-orders for their latest album ‘Voyages’. Now one of the band, Iain Baker, is part of a group of people setting up an alternative platform called ROCCR.
YouTube is rolling out more ways for its creators to engage fans and generate revenue, the company announced at the VidCon event in Anaheim, Calif., introducing new products like Super Stickers and Learning Playlists — the latter which aims to promote the educational use of YouTube.
Amazon Music is the fastest-growing music streaming service globally, according to a new report published in the Financial Times. Sources with knowledge of the metrics told FT the company’s premium streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited, grew 70% over the past year, a faster rate than that of rivals like Spotify and Apple Music.
With the increasing convergence between creative industries and artificial intelligence, there is an emerging misunderstanding of how the tech world sees creativity, and this is important for publishers, authors and the broader creative industries. To frame this, it is important to understand the basics of AI. In essence, AI is like a child-computer. It can learn, be educated and trained, and just like a growing child, it needs feeding.
Source: Who owns digital stories?
The music and entertainment industry has been in a process of continual disruption as streaming platforms have risen in popularity. While those platforms have made media more globally accessible, they have not allowed for fair compensation for creatives. Blockchain poses a possible solution through decentralization.
Artists without record labels generated $643.1 million in 2018, up 35% from the prior year, according to a new research survey conducted by the music distribution service and alternative record label Amuse alongside MIDIA Research. That represents a 3.3% share of recorded music revenues, up from 2.8% in 2017.
PUBLISH Inc., a provider of blockchain solutions for media businesses, has announced the official launch of its decentralized hot wallet. PUBLISHwallet, a downloadable application that is not linked to any third-party exchange, is currently available for Android devices. It is expected to be launched on the Apple App Store soon.
Music-streaming services including Apple Music and Spotify are counting on live events to set themselves apart from one another, further connect fans with artists and keep their subscription payments flowing. They have been experimenting with concerts based on popular playlists, album-listening parties and Q&A sessions with hard-core fans, identified via their streaming habits.