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Post-1978 Copyright Reversions

Post-1978 Copyright Reversions

2013 marked the first year that sound recording and musical composition copyrights could revert from labels and publishers, respectively, to artists and songwriters. The Copyright Act of 19761, which became effective in 1978, states that the termination of the grant of copyright may be effected...

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Fair Use: A Manual

Fair Use: A Manual

Fair use has always been a contentious concept. A great number of musicians, as well as artists of other varieties, include copyrighted material in their own works through techniques such as sampling and parodying. However, many of these works do not fall under the scope of fair use. In fact,...

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2014: Year in Review

2014: Year in Review

Records and live performances define the state of the music market. 2014 was...

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A&R in a Digital Age

A&R in a Digital Age

A&R executives are being forced to change their game. This is in part...

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Hi Fi Streams

Hi Fi Streams

Jay-Z has just launched a successful bid of $56 million to acquire Aspiro, a...

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Shazam!

Shazam!

Music identification technology has changed the way consumers and brands...

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Internship Woes

Internship Woes

As employers increasingly weigh value in real-world experience, internships...

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Deezer USA

Deezer USA

French, web-based streaming service Deezer, which has yet to officially launch...

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