Posts Tagged ‘illegal file sharing’
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.
We asked Evy of Evy for the Kill what it was like being in a new band in 2010, and what she made of the received wisdom filtering through to unsigned acts.
Evy: We were told it wasn’t going to be easy. We were told we would be up against thousands. What we weren’t told is that we would not only be up against other bands and artists, but a reluctant record-buying public also.
It is important to this campaign that we get opinions from different areas of the the music world, so we asked Neil Cocker, of merchandising service Dizzyjam, the question: “Have you noticed bands becoming more creative with merchandise in the Internet age?” Neil: You’re all sick of hearing about how the music industry’s dying, right? Everyone has been banging that drum for ages now.
Martin Mills, Chairman of Beggars Group, believes that the internet has benefited the independent labels he oversees: labels like XL and Rough Trade continue to succeed critically and commercially. Quietly optimistic about the music market, he has distanced himself from major labels, working tirelessly to support the position of indies.
This Friday 30th April, 6 Music will host a debate about the future of music in the UK, beginning at 3pm.
The hour-long debate will feature culture representatives from the three major political parties, and UK Music’s Feargal Sharkey. Topics will include piracy, copyright, licensing and ticketing.
Courts in different countries are producing a wide variety of rulings in recent copyright-infringement cases. The details in each case differ of course, but in Europe in particular, there are polar opposite philosophies being played out.
The Digital Economy Bill is now an Act of Parliament, as of the 8th April 2010. For musicians and the music industry, the intention behind the legislation is to help copyright holders to combat online piracy.
There’s been lots of confusing and conflicting information in the media and online, so we thought we would give you a break down of the facts so you can make up your own mind.
Our goal is to explore and highlight issues relating to music on the Internet, and how this is affecting musicians and people involved in the music industry. We tracked down Paul Fernandes, an indie label owner, and asked him: “What’s it like to be an independent record label today?”
Music industry veterans Doves have expressed sympathy for new artists, particularly in finding enough money to produce new music and tour. They assign the blame for shrinking label investment squarely on file-sharing.
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 [...]