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May 22, 2019

Whitney Houston’s Estate Plans a Hologram Tour and a New Album

Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a partnership with the Estate of Whitney Houston. The deal sees Primary Wave acquire a stake in the singer’s […]
May 21, 2019

Arty Sues Marshmello Over ‘Happier’

Arty’s copyright infringement lawsuit won’t make Marshmello any ‘Happier.’ Popular DJ Marshmello – real name Christopher Comstock – is now at the center of a new […]
May 21, 2019

PRODUCERS: SAMPLE CLEARING 101

If you've used a sample in your track and you've got plans to release it then getting it cleared is vital. Many, many artists have paid large amounts of money for not getting permission for their samples before they got big. If you do it early enough getting clearance can be a lot easier than you think. And it will cost less. This section takes you through the process including:
May 21, 2019

Rapper Logic Says Sample Clearances Are Ruining Hip-Hop

Maryland Rapper Logic caused a stir when he sent an impassioned tweet berating rights holders for taking more than their fair share of sample publishing. His tweet went […]
May 21, 2019

Why You Can’t Stream De La Soul’s Music

De La Soul's debut album 3 Feet High and Rising is a hip-hop landmark; but it has never been available to stream or download.
May 20, 2019

The Opportunities & Perils of Big Studio Business: Q&A with Tony Drootin of Platinum Sound, NYC

How does a serious recording studio succeed? You can ask the Young Guns how they’re tackling this tricky business, but sometimes it’s best to hear it […]
May 20, 2019

8 Essential Podcasts For Music Creators

If you’re trying to make it in music, there’s plenty of ways to achieve Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule. Sure, you’ll need to spend as much […]
May 20, 2019

RESEARCH: Are Niche Music Markets Equivalent to Mainstream?

Fandom is fragmenting. Streaming personalization and falling radio audiences are combining to rewrite the music marketing rulebook, ushering in a whole new marketing paradigm. Hits used […]
May 20, 2019

New Report Examines Weak Spots in Canada’s Copyright Act, Urges DSPs to Be Regulated Like Other Services

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has released its report on remuneration models for artists and creative industries, as part of the federal government’s review of the Copyright […]
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