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Rocksmith – Learning to Play by Playing (Translated)

The integration between music and technology has made the art of making music more and more accessible to normal people over the past 40 years. Talent for technology (by way of example: the ability to discover new sounds or instruments … Continue reading

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Music or Lego?

Recently I was talking to a friend of mine who is involved in teaching young lads the “art” of DJing… It came up that kids approaching DJing tend to call a “measure” (a standard way of dividing and counting playable … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Eames of PEN Music Group

Founded in 1994, PEN is a full-service independent music publishing company with a worldwide presence who is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2014. PEN offers efficiency and personal attention as a boutique company. With PEN’s A-list music contacts in film, … Continue reading

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How to Protect Your Music and Avoid Legal Pitfalls

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed for My Music Masterclass about how musicians can protect their music, avoid some common legal pitfalls, and more. The video is available for a temporary stream or permanent download HERE. My Music … Continue reading

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Copyright Registrar Supports Artists at ASCAP Meeting

On November 6, 2013, Maria Pallante visited the ASCAP offices to discuss copyright reform. Pallante, the Registrar of Copyrights, said: “Congress has a duty to keep authors in its mind’s eye, including songwriters…A law that does not provide for authors … Continue reading

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The Beatles on iTunes with “New” releases Today

“New” Beatles’ songs are available on iTunes Today… Apple with this move secures its rights on Beatles’ songs and prevents other companies from profiting off of the English band’s music. You can read more about it here.

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Wanna know how to generate Massive Online Buzz? Ask Beyoncé!

Reaching out to people has always been every artist’s concern. How to draw people’s attention? Today, with the Internet and Social Networks like Facebook and Twitter a lot of things have changed. So if you want to promote yourself the … Continue reading

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U.K. Extends Copyright Protection for Sound Recordings

Billboard reports the U.K. has extended its copyright provisions for sound recordings, changing the term of protection from 50 to 70 years. This twenty year extension will benefit performing artists, and of course, record labels. The extension applies only to … Continue reading

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Artists Fed Up With Low Streaming Royalties — Threaten to Sue Labels

International music artists are fed up with low streaming royalty payments, and fed up with the labels getting a bigger cut of those royalties than the artists receive. Warner and Universal Music are now facing possible lawsuits from artists unless … Continue reading

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