Musicians protested the way radio stations pay royalties, Liberation Music finally resolved its copyright infringement battle with Lawrence Lessig, and Pandora announced a new suite of meta data tools for artists.
The Internet Radio Fairness Act, Building a YouTube Network and Deluxe Reissues News December 1, 2013
Pandora abandoned its fight for the Internet Radio Fairness Act, an INDMUSIC co-founder talked about building up the largest YouTube Network, and The Guardian explored how box sets from bands of all sizes impact record sales.
New Zealand PROs collaborated on an all-in-one music performance license, music creators were warned not to update to iOS7, and Pandora saw no noticeable impact after the release of iTunes Radio.
Pandora won a music licensing lawsuit involving ASCAP, a white paper revealed the $20-billion value of the EDM industry, and Daft Punk helped the French music industry earn its first positive sales results in a decade.
Artists and other music industry players continued to discuss Pandora’s cut royalty rates, the new Myspace was outed for playing indie labels’ music without permission, and Amazon’s AutoRip service launched in the UK.
Pandora reported an ad revenue increase, Ticketmaster blamed bots for stealing tickets from music fans, and the British Arts Council created an initiative to support aspiring musicians.
Artists debated the Internet Radio Fairness Act, the RIAA reacted to statistics labeling illegal downloaders as the biggest music fans, and BandPage debuted its new BandPage Connect tool.
Pandora sued ASCAP to lower the royalty rate it pays to music publishers and songwriters, analysts discussed how the results of the November 6 elections could impact the music industry, and Rolling Stone explored the many challenges for major label artists as they go the DIY route.