Archive for March, 2010
Two new films feature DJ and musician Jon Kennedy, and ‘turntable soul’ trio Belleruche showing their support for the Music Supported Here (MSH) campaign.
The MU, FAC and MMF have confirmed their united support of the Music Supported Here campaign. Together they hope to give artists and musicians a more powerful voice …
A typical artist royalty on a 79 pence digital download is 5-6 pence. Regardless of any arguments as to whether the economics of digital versus physical deliver reduced costs to the record company, the fact that this is small beer is beyond dispute.
Horace Trubridge, speaking on behalf of the Musicians Union, writes for Music Supported Here: Any initiative that encourages people to discuss music and the internet is a good thing.
In an effort to solve its cash flow crisis EMI is now in talks with major rival labels to license its North American catalogue business for £400m over a five year period.
On Monday 22d March 2010 – John Smith, of The Musicians’ Union, spoke at the parliamentary reception to save 6 Music and the Asian Network. The reception was addressed by John Grogan MP, Luke Crawley, AGS BECTU, Jeremy Dear GS NUJ and Andy Prodger AGS Equity. John Smith made the following points: BBC gets good [...]
Kasabian, Massive Attack, Florence And The Machine and The Floe have all created their own versions of the iconic MSH logo.
As an independent band (our album is on our own label, Soundinistas Ltd), funding the release of our debut album was initially a fairly daunting prospect, as there are, of course, many things to take into consideration; recording costs, production costs and marketing costs, to name just a few.
The bill has caused ripples across the technology world, most notably because of its proposals regarding the suspension of repeat filesharers’ internet connections and a recent proposal from the Liberal Democrats giving the High Court the power to issue an injunction against a website accused of hosting “substantial” amounts of copyright-infringing material. This latest amendment [...]
Pink Floyd has won a High Court battle to stop their record label EMI selling individual songs online. The rock legends, signed to EMI since 1967, said their contract meant their albums could not be split up without their permission. A judge agreed, saying the contract contained a clause to “preserve the artistic integrity of [...]