Poll: CD Sales at Shows

Music Technology Policy

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Free Music Downloads and CD Music Purchases

Media Law Prof Blog

George Robert Barker, Centre for Law and Economics, ANU College of Law, has published Assessing the Economic Impact of Copyright Law: Evidence of the Effect of Free Music Downloads on the Purchase of Music CDs. Here is the abstract.

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Karaoke CD Manufacturer Strikes Back At Sony's $1 Billion 'Scheme'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Karaoke might be fun, but it's also proved legally dangerous over the years. One publisher of karaoke discs is taking a publisher co-owned by the Michael Jackson estate to court over alleged abuse. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business Michael Jackson Sony

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BROADCAST OF PROMOTIONAL CD'S REQUIRES LICENSE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

The Court disagreed with the Defendant’s claim that the broadcast of a promotional CD was not an infringing use, and stated that while a CD itself could be promotional, the licensing of a public performance was not. An Alabama District Court has held that a radio broadcast of recordings without an ASCAP license amounted to copyright infringement.

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BROADCAST OF PROMOTIONAL CD'S REQUIRES LICENSE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

The Court disagreed with the Defendant’s claim that the broadcast of a promotional CD was not an infringing use, and stated that while a CD itself could be promotional, the licensing of a public performance was not. An Alabama District Court has held that a radio broadcast of recordings without an ASCAP license amounted to copyright infringement.

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For Research, Lawyers Turn First to Free Sources, ABA Survey Says

Media Law

Lawyers spend an average of 20 percent of their work time conducting legal research, and when they start a research project, they generally turn first to free online research services before using fee-based services or research materials in print or on CD-ROM. However, with respect to online research exclusively (excluding books and CD-ROMs), lawyers are […].

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Does YouTube affect your sales?

Music Technology Policy

Another artist poll from our friends at DamntheScience! (Follow them at @damnthescience ) This one asks you to measure the effect that online views of your videos on YouTube has on your offline sales of “records” For the poll, assume that “records” includes all permanent downloads (like iTunes), vinyl and CD sales

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Is Her Lawsuit [In] Vain?

Media Law Prof Blog

Carly Simon is back in court with her suit against Starbuck's, having amended her complaint alleging that the coffee dispensing chain had an obligation to disclose that it planned to go out of the CD selling business just before her

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@CeeMo100: As Vinyl Surges, a Boutique Pressing Plant @goldrushvinyl in Austin Helps Smaller Indies Get an In

Music Technology Policy

Gold Rush Vinyl , a new facility in Austin, Texas, is now catering to those formerly shut-out imprints and acts by pressing small runs ranging from 1,000 units to orders as small as 100 copies, with a speedy turnaround time of four to six weeks… In a world in which CD and digital download sales have contracted violently over the last decade, burgeoning LP sales are a significant source of revenue for indie acts.

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Lexis Licenses Bankruptcy Software to Fastcase

Media Law

Previously available only on CD-ROM, the new web version hosted by Fastcase will be known […] The post Lexis Licenses Bankruptcy Software to Fastcase appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Well, here’s a licensing deal I would not have seen coming: LexisNexis and Fastcase. The two companies announced today that Fastcase will now be the exclusive provider of Collier TopForm & File, a tool for creating and filing bankruptcy forms.

New Music 5-1-10: Guy Forsyth, Holly Conlan, Watch Out For Rockets, Crystal Castles, Foals, Josh Golden

Music Technology Policy

Staff picksGuy Forsyth ("Live at Greune Hall" CD release show May 2, Greune, TX)Holly Conlan (@hollybackgirl) is playing Hotel Cafe tonight, Hollywood, CAWatch Out For Rockets (at Mohawk tonight, Austin, TX)Crystal CastlesFoalsJosh GoldenBullet for My Valentine.

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Is The Post Office In The Music Business?

Current Trends

Postal Service teamed up with Concord Music Group and released a 13 track CD of holiday tunes that are distributed exclusively at Post Offices and via the USPS website. Kudos to my paralegal Katherine Stimson for “spying&# the CD’s at the Post Office and researching the history.

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Duck Soup for the Soul: The Return of the Industry Canada Music Study

Music Technology Policy

The Australians’ conclusion is, not surprisingly, quite different than both studies by the Industry Canada authors: All of our regression results…show a negative association between P2P downloading and CD demand. We consistently find a negative and statistically significant partial correlation between CD purchases and P2P downloads. The range of these estimated correlations…implies a 10% increase in P2P downloads reduces CD demand by around 0.4%.

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Co-Branding The Band

Current Trends

Mariah Carey and her label Def Jam have partnered with ELLE magazine to release a 34-page booklet packaged with her “Imperfect Angel&# CD release that includes “lifestyle&# advertisements, lyrics and content from Ms. Additionally, an upcoming issue of ELLE will include a scaled down version of the insert. “Lifestyle&# advertisers, such as Elizabeth Arden fragrances, are also co-branding the CD with a new fragrance release. by Tamera H. Bennett. August 5, 2009.

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The Magic of Gracenote

The Digital Lowdown

They gave me their new CD fresh from the manufacturer. A couple of hours later, I put the CD into my car stereo. Gracenote was originally called CDDB which stood for "CD Database." The cards had the CD name, artist and tracks written on them. Then I merely "Submitted CD Track Names" which is a command found on the Advanced menu. If you have a CD with only a few tracks, it is possible to get a mismatch.

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The Importance Of A US Theatrical Release

DealFatigue

While I agree that video accounts for a substantial portion of the gross on pictures and I am sure that Anne and the people she speaks with know their stuff, video is (and has been) imploding in very much the way the music business is getting whacked with CD sales though for different reasons.

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Do I Need a Release from My Podcast Guest

Gordon P. Firemark

So, here’s a scenario… Suppose years after your interview is done, published, and so on, you get this idea… You want to package up a CD or DVD of your greatest interviews, and sell it as a product.

PodCast CDRs Are Now Available On My Office Door!

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Please only take a cd if you have trouble downloading the PodCast from the web. Please take one of the limited amount of PodCast CDRs tapedto my office door, room G32. Once they run out you will have to download the PodCast from the web. Professor Armwood- Friday December 2nd 2005, 6:20pm

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PodCast CDRs Are Now Available On My Office Door!

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Please only take a cd if you have trouble downloading the PodCast from the web. Please take one of the limited amount of PodCast CDRs tapedto my office door, room G32. Once they run out you will have to download the PodCast from the web. Professor Armwood- Friday December 2nd 2005, 6:20pm

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Tip: Recover Files from Corrupt Windows Computer

Media Law

You can also create a bootable CD, but the netbook has no CD drive.) It walks you step-by-step through the process of creating the bootable CD (and it is only a couple steps).

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Universal v. Augusto First Sale Under Copyright Act Appeal

Current Trends

The question before the Seattle Court of Appeals is whether or not the offering for sale of promotional copies of music CD’s is an act of copyright infringement or a protected transaction under the First Sale doctrine of the US Copyright Act.

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SoundExchange and NAB Announce Settlement on Internet Radio Royalties

Broadcast Law Blog

These limits, referred to as the performance complement, set out requirements on how many songs from the same artist or same CD can be played within given time periods which, if not observed, can disqualify a webcast from qualifying for the statutory license. No more than 2 songs from same CD in a row. Identify song, artist and CD title in writing on the website as the song is being played.

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No Transparency For You! (tube)

The Digital Lowdown

You sign up with a digital distributor like CD Baby. . In this case, CD Baby utilized Rumblefish to manage their Youtube monetization process. Then the administrator of this content – in this case, it was Rumblefish and not CD Baby - can decided to monetize the video by placing ads or issuing a takedown or do nothing.) . With Rumblefish, CD Baby fostered a typical channel conflict between Youtube and the original artist. CD Baby handles 10,000's of artists and labels.

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Data Aggregator Seeks Ruling Allowing It to Scrape Public LinkedIn Data

New Media and Technology Law

18-00855 (C.D. In the latest development in the legal controversy over scraping, 3taps, Inc. 3taps”), a data aggregator and “exchange platform” for developers, filed suit against LinkedIn seeking a declaratory judgment that 3taps would not be in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) if it accesses and collects publicly-available data from LinkedIn’s website. 3Taps Inc. LinkedIn Corp. , filed Feb. 8, 2018)).

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The Beatles Decide to Ditch iTunes

The Digital Lowdown

I have to admit that at that time, I still had a few LPs that I had not replaced with a CD. Most people can easily rip a CD into their computer. Many people bought a track from iTunes that they already had on a CD just to avoid ripping it. Further, if Beatles fans didn't already have every album on CD in 2003, the re-released masters will surely fill in any gaps. Maybe.maybe not.

Adele’s New Record is Not on Online Streaming Services – Except Where It Is – The Difference Between Interactive and Noninteractive Streaming

Broadcast Law Blog

Adele’s decision to not stream her new CD “ 25 ” on services like Apple Music and Spotify has been the talk of the entertainment press pages – like this article from the New York Times. This includes limiting how frequently they can play music by a particular artist or from a specific CD. These articles make it sound like, if you listen to any Internet music service, you’ll not hear a song from the new record.

Reader questions: Digital Aggregator Deals–Is the New Boss Worse than the Old Boss?

Music Technology Policy

Editor Charlie : Ever wonder why CD Baby sells themselves on “no annual fee”? Originally posted on MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY : We’ve had a number of questions lately about how artists should look at aggregator deals and how to evaluate them. You would, of course, evaluate these deals the same way you would any other deal in the first instance–using break even analysis. This requires a little bit–a very little bit–of high school algebra, but you can do it.

The MTP Interview: Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering

Music Technology Policy

If one is listening to an album, one should be able to turn that control anywhere you want and the absolute level on the CD should not make a difference. Another place level on a CD does NOT make the difference one would think is on radio broadcast. It can be shown that in general, loud CDs sound worse and less powerful on commercial FM radio than a CD with a moderate level that lets the radio station compressors handle the loudness problem.

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The MTP Interview: Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering

Music Technology Policy

If one is listening to an album, one should be able to turn that control anywhere you want and the absolute level on the CD should not make a difference. Another place level on a CD does NOT make the difference one would think is on radio broadcast. It can be shown that in general, loud CDs sound worse and less powerful on commercial FM radio than a CD with a moderate level that lets the radio station compressors handle the loudness problem. A 128 kbps CD import when done to.

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Music Publishers Granted Temporary Injunction Against Lyric Website

Current Trends

A temporary injunction was issued against CD Cal on May 13 in the Central District Court of California to enjoin the unauthorized distribution of lyrics on websites. Plaintiffs include music publishers Warner/Chappell, Peermusic and Bug Music. Read more from The Trademark Blog here. The New York Times has a great summary of ongoing “lyric&# litigation. Music publishers/copyright owners own the exclusive right to reproduce or display lyrics.

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You Can’t Find What You Don’t Look For: Spotify May Not be the Only Source for Aaliyah Bootlegs

Music Technology Policy

Distributors like CD Baby and TuneCore help independent artists put their music on the leading digital services and collect any royalties resulting from streaming or sales, for varying fees.

YouTube’s Five Lies Redux: Here is a Sixth

Music Technology Policy

And CD Baby has similar rules: “As far as YouTube goes you would have to monetize the content on your. We are grateful to eagle eyed MTP reader asdfasdfasdf who posted this comment that I thought was important and warranted its own post. asdfasdfasdf is known to us for you MTP comment policy mavens, so don’t start with me.) This would qualify as Lie #6 or at least #5A.

With April 2 Webcasting Election Due for Broadcasters - A Look at the Record Label Waivers of the Performance Complement

Broadcast Law Blog

When Section 114 of the Copyright Act, the section that created the performance royalty in sound recordings, was first written in the 1990s, there were limits placed on the number of songs from the same CD that could be played in a row, or within a three hour period, as well as limits on the pre-announcing of when songs were played. No more than 2 songs from same CD in a row. The waivers also do not allow the streaming of an entire CD.

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With April 2 Webcasting Election Due for Broadcasters - A Look at the Record Label Waivers of the Performance Complement

Broadcast Law Blog

When Section 114 of the Copyright Act, the section that created the performance royalty in sound recordings, was first written in the 1990s, there were limits placed on the number of songs from the same CD that could be played in a row, or within a three hour period, as well as limits on the pre-announcing of when songs were played. No more than 2 songs from same CD in a row. The waivers also do not allow the streaming of an entire CD.

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Guest Post: “Taylor Swift, Spotify and the Musical Food Chain Myth” by @DoriaRoberts #irespectmusic

Music Technology Policy

I’ve had to explain that not only have physical CD sales been down, but also the digital money I used to get from legal downloads all but disappeared. It worked like this: Fans would come to my shows, they and their friends would buy my CDs and then I made another CD and went on a another tour and so forth and so on. No new CD in eight years even though I was able to release six projects on my own before that and have enough music for about four or five full length CDs right now.

Newsboys v. New Boyz Band Name Trademark Dispute

Current Trends

If you saw a New Boyz CD you might think it was the Newsboys. Christian rockers Newsboys have 28 No. 1 singles and have been together for 26 years. T hey are just a little upset over possible consumer confusion with the rapper duo New Boyz. New Boyz, around since 2009, just released a direct to DVD movie and is currently on a European tour.

What is the Value of Music?

The Digital Lowdown

CD (EROI = 1.33): Assume that one listens to a CD 20x (about 1 hr per CD) over many years and divide it by the average cost of $15 per CD DVD (EROI = 0.75): Assume a three hour DVD (with features) watched 5x and divided by $20 per DVD Live Music (EROI = 0.04): Assume a 3 hour show divided by a $50 ticket Music Downloads (EROI = 2.00): Assume a 4 minute track played 30x and divided by $1.00

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Spotify Strikes Out Again

Music Technology Policy

2015 WL 4776932 (C.D. MTP readers will remember that David Lowery sued Spotify for failing to license, account and pay mechanical royalties for David’s songs as well as those of a potential class. Naturally the early maneuvering in Spotify’s response to the case has to do with whether a class action is the appropriate vehicle for pursuing what appears to be Spotify’s massive infringement of songs.

Guest Post by @schneidermaria:What Do Whore Houses, Meth Labs, and YouTube Have in Common?

Music Technology Policy

There is no “fair use” of a whole track or whole CD, especially when the YouTube video image is a still photo of the CD cover art. Despite that, YouTube refuses to accurately educate its users with the facts about full-track or full-CD use.

Adele Outclasses Her Critics

Music Technology Policy

The CD configuration still makes up an average of 50% of sales, particularly for superstar releases, and in Adele’s case CDs and digital downloads make up 100% of the product configuration for “25,” at least for the time being. Notwithstanding the predictably boring and misogynist spew about Adele from Bob “Trigger Warning” Lefsetz, the “25” sends an unmistakable message.