NEWS

Spain Makes Huge Strides in Anti-Piracy Efforts

Posted on July 31, 2015 by

Spain has historically been among Europe’s biggest offenders in the fight against content theft. Since 2012, however, the Spanish government has enacted legislation to drive fans to legal means of music consumption with notable success. Read more at Copyright and Security IP International. &nbs...

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A2IM Joins Industry in Letter Calling Out Copyright Infringement on download.cnet.com

Posted on July 31, 2015 by

This week, A2IM joined AFM, ASCAP, BMI, NMPA, RIAA, SAG-AFTRA, SESAC, SoundExchange and others in urging CBS, the parent company of CNET, to pull copyright infringement apps including YouTube audio “ripping” software, from the download.cnet.com portal. In the letter, representatives from across the music community ask CBS why they are not willing to take steps to deter illegal activity stemming ...

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Indies Still #1 – Mid-Year 2015

Posted on July 27, 2015 by

In the issue dated July 25, 2015, Billboard reported mid-year market share numbers – Indies continue to be #1 based on copyright ownership,  the only appropriate market share definition.  Billboard reported 2014’s Independent market share at 35.1%, while the 2015 mid-year report figures are 35.4%. Independents continue to gain more and more share and remain the largest industry segment. Independent ...

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‘Independent Music Is a Growing Force in the Global Market’ (MBW)

Posted on July 22, 2015 by

Read Alison Wenham (AIM/WIN)’s blog posting on the global leadership position of Independent Music in Music Business Worldwide. In it, Alison discusses the Fair Deals Declaration, how Independent labels are aligned with artists, and the rising market share of Independent music. Full article.   &nbs...

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A2IM Members Score 2015 MTV Video Music Award Nominations!

Posted on July 21, 2015 by

The 2015 MTV Video Award nominees were announced this morning with Taylor Swift (Big Machine) scoring a whopping 9 nominations. This year, fans are invited to vote for the winners in each category. Check out the A2IM member label nominations in each category and don’t forget to vote via the links below. Video of the Year -Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad ...

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