With the social giants finally striking deals for the use of music on their platforms, we examine the current status quo with the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, and explain why the music industry should proceed with caution.
A closer look at at how Spotify’s direct deals with artists and managers could play out, and how it could improve its relationship with music publishers by following a similar model for writers.
What will Spotify’s recent acquisition of Loudr mean for the music publishing community? Eamonn Forde takes a look at how the streaming giant plans to improve royalty payments and protect itself against future lawsuits.
A look at how music publishers would fare under a user-centric licensing model, and the current obstacles preventing this idealistic system from being implemented.
A look at how the new musical rules of figure skating, introduced at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, will change the shape of the sport, and bring about “huge opportunities” for music copyright owners.
Having recently secured licensing agreements with some of the industry’s biggest players, Facebook is gearing up for a serious push into music. But how has it faired so far in its relationship with rights holders? And what will these deals mean for the music world? Eamonn Forde takes a look…