Sat.Jun 05, 2021

The 50 Dollar Handshake Goes to Washington: Payola, Spotify and Steering Agreements

Music Technology Policy

It will be old news to MTP readers, but Spotify has yet another feature that smacks of pay to play, or what is sometimes called “payola.” ” We’ve seen all of this before in a few different manifestations over the years, but this time a couple of Congressmen sent a letter about it to billionaire Daniel Ek, Spotify’s CEO. See the Artist Rights Alliance op ed and Ashley Cullins reporting in The Hollywood Reporter.

After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak Thailand went for months without a single confirmed case of local transmission, but the epidemic has now radiated from nightclubs to areas where social distancing is all but impossible.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak Thailand went for months without a single confirmed case of local transmission, but the epidemic has now radiated from nightclubs to areas where social distancing is all but impossible. June 5, 2021, 5:00 a.m.

Congress Needs to Defend Vote Counting, Not Just Vote Casting

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Congress Needs to Defend Vote Counting, Not Just Vote Casting June 4, 2021 Illustration by The New York Times By The Editorial Board “The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.