Across all disciplines of the arts, we all share the common enemy of Internet Advertising Funded Piracy and the efforts of internet based businesses to erode or eliminate the protections granted to individuals, artists and creators in copyright.
Block an Ad Save an Artist? Google Still Supporting Ad Funded Piracy Time to Fight Back | Trichordist
* Is this what an artist/creator uprising will look like?
EFF Launches New TPP Infographic | Illusion Of More
Questioning Googles Extraordinary Influence over U.S. Government Decisions | Precursor
Grammy President Attacks Streaming Services for Threatening viable Careers | DMN
* Music’s biggest night, addresses music’s second biggest problem…
Will Streaming Music Kill Songwriting? | New Yorker Magazine
* Story features SONA member Michelle Lewis.
The truth behind songwriter royalties: billions of streams pay less than minimum wage | Auddly
* Songwriters today, composers tomorrow…
Cox Communications Liable for Willful Contributory Copyright Infringement | Lexology
Hollywood’s piracy problem | The Conversation
Village Roadshow launches legal action to block piracy-related website in Australia – ABC
Film companies and Foxtel move to block access to piracy websites | The Guardian
Dotcom extradition appeal set for August | NBR
Ruth Vitale – Without copyright…we cannot be creative and innovative. | Vox Indie
11 MEGASTAR MUSICIANS WHO STILL REFUSE TO STREAM THEIR MUSIC | THRILLIST
Kanye West album ‘pirated 500,000 times’ already – BBC News
* Exclusive, what? This is called market failure.
Sony Entertainment Chief Predicts Music Will Move to Phased Release | Re/code
The Future of Sony Music Is Hollywood-Style Windowing | DMN
The Reality of Touring Revenue From Someone Who Has Done It For 32 Years |The Trichordist
Vevo CEO : Ad-Supported Is Not Sustainable In the Long | DMN
SO SPOTIFY DOESN¹T KNOW WHO TO PAY? HERE¹S THE SIMPLE SOLUTION | Auddly
Spotify¹s Reply To @DavidCLowery: When the going gets tough, the tough getfancy | MTP
Pandora ‘meeting with potential buyers’ ahead of possible sale – MBW
SoundCloud could be forced to close after $44m losses | FactMag