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The Performance Right Juncture: Compositions

The Performance Right Juncture: Compositions

Two exclusive rights of copyright are at the heart of the worldwide business of music. They involve musical compositions and sound recordings, the rights of copyright owners and limitations on those rights, and how creators and copyright owners are compensated. Section 106 of the Copyright Act,...

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SXSW’s Anatomy

SXSW’s Anatomy

Founded in 1987, the South by Southwest Music Conference initially was introduced as a series of events highlighting both the unique location and year-round music scene of Austin, Texas. Austin claims more nightclubs per capita than any other city in the world, and SXSW has mirrored Austin’s...

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Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Your Heart on Your Sleeve

In recent years, the evolution of wearable technology has resulted in an...

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Sampling Without A License

Sampling Without A License

Sampling has been controversial from the very start. Supporters of the...

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YouTube’s Music Pangs

YouTube’s Music Pangs

It’s been rumored for quite some time that Google is working on an on-demand...

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Music Products, 2015

Music Products, 2015

Americans spend $21 per capita on music products, about as much as they spend...

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Shortchanging Covers

Shortchanging Covers

On February 5, 2015, the US Copyright Office released a comprehensive set of...

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Post-1978 Copyright Reversions

Post-1978 Copyright Reversions

2013 marked the first year that sound recording and musical composition...

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