The Turtles, Pre-1972 Copyright Warriors, Reissuing Their Out-of-Print Studio Albums News

The Turtles, Pre-1972 Copyright Warriors, Reissuing Their Out-of-Print Studio Albums

No Comments 20 June 2016

While legal battles over pre-1972 recordings wind their way through the courts, one of the artists taking the lead on whether copyright owners have performance rights over those older tracks is making it easier for fans to hear their music. Billboard reports.

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Ticketmaster Settles Up

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Ticketmaster Settles Up

No Comments 20 June 2016

If you bought a ticket through Ticketmaster between late 1999 and early 2013, you could be eligible for free tickets to a number of events. Billboard reports.

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Major Labels and Streaming Services Back Berklee’s New OMI Initiative

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Major Labels and Streaming Services Back Berklee’s New OMI Initiative

No Comments 13 June 2016

From Digital Music News: On June 13th, The Berklee College of Music announced an Open Music Initiative (OMI) which aims to improve the identification and compensation process of digital music for rights owners.

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Burning Man Purchases Land

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Burning Man Purchases Land

No Comments 13 June 2016

As a year-round site, Fly Ranch has the potential to expand Burning Man Project’s activities and existing programs, as well as amplify Burning Man’s cultural impact into the wider world beyond Black Rock City.” Billboard reports.

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Pandora: Royalty Transparency

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Pandora: Royalty Transparency

No Comments 7 June 2016

As Pandora inches closer to the launch of its long-expected on-demand subscription service, it’s aiming to avoid some of the public relations pitfalls surrounding royalty rates and payments that some of its predecessors have encountered in recent years. Billboard reports.

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Independent Labels Release Global Study on Their Business

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Independent Labels Release Global Study on Their Business

No Comments 5 June 2016

The global community of independent labels have done their own homework this time. As a counterbalance to the annual, major label-heavy “Recording Industry in Numbers” report, the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) - an umbrella organization for various independent label bodies around the world - debuted its “Worldwide Independent Market Report” during a presentation at Midem, the annual industry confab held in the south of France. Billboard reports.

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Inside Splice Sounds: How Sample Store Fosters Innovative Artist-to-Artist Content

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Inside Splice Sounds: How Sample Store Fosters Innovative Artist-to-Artist Content

No Comments 1 June 2016

Splice Sounds was officially unveiled last summer, offering a streamlined approach to sample pack purchasing. Billboard profiles the company in this blog post.

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