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Cox Communications DMCA Woes Continue as Lloyds of London Cuts the Cord

The massive Internet Service Provider and cable operator Cox Communications currently being sued by BMG Rights Management and Round Hill has been dealt two body blows in a week. 1,066 more words

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Adele Outclasses Her Critics

Notwithstanding the predictably boring and misogynist spew about Adele from Bob “Trigger Warning” Lefsetz, Adele’s “25” album sends an unmistakable message.  Her recording reminds us of the one idea that streaming boosters and other Spotify apologists want you to forget. 786 more words

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David Lowery "Whiteboard" Comments on DOJ 100% PRO Licensing Proposal

November 18, 2015

David C. Kully
Chief, Litigation III Section
Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
450 5th Street NW, Suite 4000
Washington, DC 20001… 1,877 more words

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Call to Action TODAY: The Department of Justice is Assaulting Songwriters Yet Again

When you write a song with another songwriter, do you ask them “Who’s your PRO?”  Never, right?  If the U.S. government has its way, you better start–because t… 963 more words

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THE UK FEATURED ARTIST COALITION IS DEAD: Endorses Ex-Record Exec from Spotify Funded MMF to Represent Performers at PPL

The once mighty advocate for artists’ rights in the UK is no more.  Yes, there is a zombie organization that still bears the name, but it seems a lifeless and corrupted shell of an organization, routinely parroting every MMF press releases.   244 more words

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Confirmed: Google/Spotify Funded MMF is Trying to Replace Performers On PPL Board with Former Record Exec

Earlier this week we reported that it appeared that  UK Music Managers Forum was trying to replace Crispin Hunt and Mark Kelly as the performer representatives on the board of  UK PPL with former record executive and MMF CEO Jon Webster.   584 more words

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Crickets from MMF-Rethink-Berklee-Kobalt On Spotify Unpaid Songwriter Royalties

UK Music Managers Forum, Rethink Music, Berklee College of Music and Kobalt Music at music transparency confab in Boston Oct 2nd 2015.

There are genuine and legitimate voices that call for transparency in the music business.   210 more words

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