“All the world’s a stage,” wrote Shakespeare in As You Like It, and he said as much in other plays. The public performance of creative works, including the work of songwriters,...
After the music industry was shocked in the early 2000s by the growth of piracy and file sharing, many investors were skeptical about the future of music publishing assets, worried that the...
Copyright in Public Places1
Song Catalog Finances2
The Power of False Pretense3
For more than a year, Twitter has been addressing music. Its 241m monthly users are closer now than ever before to bridging the divide between artists and their fans. A year ago it acquired the Australian-based music data platform We Are Hunted, after which it signed, in succession, Ticketmaster...Read More
by John Lahr
On March 25th, 2014 Facebook made news again. Following the nineteen billion dollar purchase of high tech startup WhatsApp in February, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced it was buying virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR and its product The Rift for two billion dollars. The price tag...Read More