Musicians and commissioning record labels will now sign a simple one-page ‘Session Agreement’ for studio recordings, or a ‘Live Recording Agreement’ for concert recordings, to accept the terms of the New BPI & MU Agreement. Musicians then receive a session fee, any additional fees (e.g. for playing more than one instrument) and a potential subsequent payment administered centrally by the MU.
We’ve just learnt that Apple will be taking the wraps off of a new offering, iCloud, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, June 6.
Here’s a round up from last week’s music industry news: Big focus over the past several weeks remains on Apple and its upcoming, cloud-focused launch, though licenses involving Universal Music Group, indies, and publishers remain unresolved.
Spotify have today announced they will be selling MP3 downloads directly and have built their own store in-house, rather than work with an external company like 7digital – its previous partner for download sales through the desktop client.
BBC Introducing are hosting a series of practical masterclasses, interviews and seminars for musicians this Thursday, 3rd February, at Abbey Road and Maida Vale Studios in London.
According to the latest report released by NBC Universal and Envisional 23.8% of global traffic involves “digital theft” via activity through BitTorrent, cyberlockers and unauthorised video streaming sites.
The old promo model would be to allow songs to receive up to six weeks radio airplay before they were released for sale – a practice known as “setting up” a record. But by holding back the sale date, in todays ‘must have’ generation it is argued encourages piracy.
New York, Monday 10th January 2011: the US Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a number of companies that included Sony Corp, a unit of Vivendi SA, Warner Music Group Corp and EMI Group against a ruling for reinstating an antitrust lawsuit focused on digital music pricing.