Coming Soon: “The Circle”, The Movie: Dave Eggars Classic Takedown of Google starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks

Coming Soon: “The Circle”, The Movie: Dave Eggars Classic Takedown of Google starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks

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The MTP Interview: Alan Graham’s Artist’s Guide to Blockchain, Open Music Initiative, Smart Contracts and Dark Social (Part 2)

This post is Part 2 of the MTP Interview with Alan Graham. Read Part 1 here. Chris Castle: How are licensing payments fulfilled using blockchain? Alan Graham: Hard to say exactly without examining an actual business model, but for the sake of argument, currently the mechanism for this would require the use of a crypto […]

via The MTP Interview: Alan Graham’s Artist’s Guide to Blockchain, Open Music Initiative, Smart Contracts and Dark Social (Part 2) — MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY

@austinmonitor: Music Commission recommends new policies to rescue Austin’s music industry — Artist Rights Watch

Following the path set by recommendations in the ground-breaking Austin Music Census created by Titan Music Group and commissioned by the Austin Music Office, the City of Austin now sets about implementation.

via @austinmonitor: Music Commission recommends new policies to rescue Austin’s music industry — Artist Rights Watch

Save the Date! 7/20 at UCLA Music Innovation Center — MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY

I’m pleased to have been asked by the brilliant Gigi Johnson to reprise our SXSW panel at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Center for Music Innovation on July 20 from 6-7:30 pm. Gigi will moderate and has invited Sam Kling from SESAC and Ted Cohen from TAG to join.

via Save the Date! 7/20 at UCLA Music Innovation Center — MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY

@copyright4u: Is There Any Value in Marking an Image with the Copyright Symbol? — Artist Rights Watch

Copyright Alliance has a useful FAQ that collects a number of questions and answers about copyright. Works created after March 1, 1989 do not require a copyright notice in order to be protected under U.S. copyright law. However, there are a number of benefits to including a copyright notice, such as: It puts potential users […]

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@nyismusic: Empire State Music Production Tax Credit Goes to @NYGovCuomo for Signature — Artist Rights Watch

New York is Music coalition announced the passage of the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit (A10083A/S7485A) in the NY Legislature and urged Governor Cuomo to sign the bill into law.

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@thetrichordist: Thoughts on the Open Music Initiative by Alan Graham — Artist Rights Watch

For many the belief is that simply solving an issue of data or creating a central and transparent repository of rights in the music industry will solve most of the issues when it comes to money and the speed at which it finds its way back to the creators. But if the answer is “data”, what is the question?

via @thetrichordist: Thoughts on the Open Music Initiative by Alan Graham — Artist Rights Watch

The MTP Interview: @Rebecca_Cusey on the Copyright Office Notice and Takedown Roundtables — MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY — Artist Rights Watch

[The Copyright Office is preparing a new study on the effects of the “notice and takedown” clauses of the Copyright Act (often called the “DMCA takedown”. The DMCA takedown law has been criticized by artists for creating a legacy system that puts 100% of the burden of policing unauthorized copies of the artist’s work on […] […]

via The MTP Interview: @Rebecca_Cusey on the Copyright Office Notice and Takedown Roundtables — MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY — Artist Rights Watch