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Record Labels Invest $4.5 Billion Annually In Artists... Pirates, $0... Any Questions?

So record labels invest in the careers of artists about $4.5 Billion annually in A&R and Marketing. Meanwhile, there are 200,000 infringing sites exploiting artists work and paying them nothing that we can see from the looks of the Google transparency report. 601 more words

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trichordist reblogged this on The Trichordist and commented:

We must have missed those advances and royalty statements from the pirate bay...

LouFest 2014: Cake's John McCrea Talks | MusicTimes

“As much as I hated major labels and indie labels, probably more than anyone I know, one thing you can say for them is that they were able to translate the success of one band and invest in a new band that no one knew about.

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'Piracy sites don't love music - they love money' | Music Week

“A pilot scheme saw a 12% drop in advertising from major household brands, the kind of big names that lend legitimacy to illegal sites,” said Javid.

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Sons of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter Is A Rock Star for Creators Rights

We love Kurt Sutter’s unapologetic response to Google and Silicon Valley’s assault on creators. Below are links to Kurt’s two editorials that are essential reading for all creators to understand what the “internet economy” means for artists of all disciplines. 389 more words

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The Future Of Music According to Gene Simmons and Jaron Lanier...

Gene Simmons may not be the most sympathetic figure in conversations about artists rights in the digital age but there is something to be said when he and Jaron Lanier make essentially the same observations about the future of music and artist revenue streams. 369 more words

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Are Pandora's Disclosures Deficient Regarding pre-72 Exposure to a Music Genome Shut Off?

Some readers noticed that we spotted an interesting defect in Pandora’s most recent quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and asked how big a deal is this defect.   1,382 more words

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