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The Information’s Expose on Google’s Hostile Work Environment is a Cry for Corporate Reform 

Originally posted on MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY:
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell The Information has conducted an extensive review of Google’s apparently hostile work environment and one thing is clear–all the stories we heard about Google’s headman, Eric “Uncle Sugar” Schmidt…

@crunchdigital Announces Digital Music Sandbox for App Developers — Artist Rights Watch 

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today Crunch Digital, a music metadata management, reporting, and licensing service that bridges music rights owners with content users, is announcing the launch of the Crunch Digital Sandbox™. The Sandbox is a music licensing platform that enables qualified app developers to include music legally from participating major and indie … Continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg’s Kremlin “Investors” 

Originally posted on Artist Rights Watch:
The “Paradise Papers” reveal that Facebook took approximately $200 million of cash investment from the Kremlin.  This huge chunk of cash came from the Kremlin’s VTD Bank was “funneled through DST Global”, an investment vehicle owned by oligarch Yuri Millner (known as “космонавт” loosely translated as “the spaceman”).  …

Content Creators Coalition Nails It With New YouTube Ads #updatetheDMCA 

Share these with your friends.   Two new videos from Content Creator Coalition succinctly explain the problem with YouTube for artists.  These videos will help civilians understand the fundamental unfairness of existing regulations. First, YouTube pays a lot less than other licensed streaming services. Second, YouTube hides behind a bad interpretation of the DMCA copyright … Continue reading

Who You Gonna Call? University of Georgia Terry College Artists’ Rights Symposium Jan 22-23 

Announcing the inaugural Artists Rights Symposium hosted by The Music Business Certificate Program, Terry College at University of Georgia Jan 22-23.   The symposium is free and open to the public but seats are limited.  Contact Music Business Certificate Program for more information 706-542-7668.   ARTISTS RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM Jan 22-23 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? An examination … Continue reading