Business Matters: Rock City Club Joins Long List of Services For Indie Musicians

Business Matters: Rock City Club Joins Long List of Services For Indie Musicians

Rock City Club launched Thursday, making it the newest music service aimed at helping independent artists further their careers outside of the traditional music industry infrastructure. Also, Citadel/Cumulus merger has been approved, and the FCC gave it an immediate thumbs-down; and the Nashville Music Council has been renamed the Music City Music Council.
Exclusive: Bandsintown Acquired By Cellfish

Exclusive: Bandsintown Acquired By Cellfish

Bandsintown, a popular service for tracking and discovering concerts, has been acquired by mobile developer and publisher Cellfish Media for an undisclosed sum. Bandsintown is the fifth most-popular music app on Facebook.
Business Matters: U.S. Senate's PROTECT IP Act Gathering Steam

Business Matters: U.S. Senate's PROTECT IP Act Gathering Steam

Support in Congress for the PROTECT IP (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property) Act is gaining despite some major digital players' (Google anyone?) opposition. Also, a venture capitalist's love story involving Turntable.fm and more on miniscule digital music streaming payouts from a band's perspective.
Business Matters: Eventbrite Launches Concert Confidential Series

Business Matters: Eventbrite Launches Concert Confidential Series

A new Eventbrite concert series will hold five simultaneous concerts in five different U.S. markets on Sept. 17. Called Concert Confidential, the shows will showcase popular artists and the Eventbrite ticketing platform while helping various charities... Headliner.fm is the latest company to announce a partnership with SoundCloud. The result of this partnership is a slew of special offers to SoundCloud users... Although the EU’s decision to extend copyright for sound recordings passed without discussion, delegates from eight countries voted against the extension...
Business Matters: Make No Mistake, EU Copyright Extension Is Good for Record Labels, Too

EU Extends Copyright Term To 70 Years

The European Union has extended the term of copyright protection offered to sound recordings from 50 to 70 years, following a prolonged campaign from the music industry. Supporters of the measure include U2's manager Paul McGuinness, opera singer and IFPI official Placido Domingo and Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus.

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