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Tencent Music Just Expanded Its Merlin Indie Licensing Deal

Tencent Music Entertainment has renewed its multi-year agreement with independent label rights agency Merlin. The renewal will see both organizations deepen their longstanding strategic partnership. Both organizations will “drive the creation of music value and enhance the music experience for TME’s users.” Merlin will also license into TME’s new social music community, WeSing. The renewed […]

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Jamendo Licensing Announces a Contest In Partnership With Filmora (Wondershare)

Both companies team up to launch a special contest for filmmakers. The following article comes from Jamendo, a proud partner of DMN. Jamendo Licensing and Filmora are launching today a contest focused on filmmakers, video editors and content creators. The goal of #JamendoXFilmora is to provide users with the best tools to create a unique story: […]

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RIAA Sued by YouTube Stream-Ripper as Legal Pushback Intensifies

About two weeks back, stream-ripping giant FLVTO.biz officially petitioned the Supreme Court in its high-stakes courtroom confrontation with the Recording Industry Association of America. Now, the RIAA has been named in a lawsuit filed by stream-ripping platform Yout. Hartford-based Yout and its legal team recently submitted the complaint to a Connecticut federal court, and Digital […]

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Billie Eilish Virtual Concert: Is This the New Blueprint for Livestreams?

With live streaming becoming essential for artists to perform and connect with fans, is this Billie Eilish virtual concert the blueprint for future XR live streaming events? On Saturday night (October 24th), Billie Eilish performed a global virtual concert, Where Do We Go? The Livestream. Performing with Eilish was her singer-songwriter brother, FINNEAS, and touring […]

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RIAA Battle Against YouTube Rippers Heats Up – Ripper Sues RIAA

The RIAA’s battle against YouTube rippers is heating up after the removal of YouTube-DL. Here’s the latest. On Friday, Microsoft-owned GitHub removed the YouTube-DL repository after a request from the RIAA. The removal was in response to the RIAA citing DMCA Section 1201 or removing content that helps bypass copyright protection restrictions. The open-source community […]

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Joe Rogan Says Twitter Is Censored — “The People Working There Are Woke”

Joe Rogan has now taken another swipe at ‘woke’ employees and their demands — this time, at Twitter. After calling out ’23-year-old woke kids’ at Spotify who were demanding changes to his podcast, Joe Rogan is now calling out activist employees at Twitter. During a three-hour podcast interview with Kanye West, Rogan bluntly called Twitter […]

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Twitch’s Copyright ‘Solution’ Gets Called Out by the RIAA, NMPA, Recording Academy, A2IM, GMR, SAG-AFTRA

Photo Credit: Caspar Camille Rubin Late last month, Twitch launched a pre-cleared song catalog, Soundtrack by Twitch, for creators. Now, the RIAA, the Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), SAG-AFTRA, the Recording Academy, and other prominent music-industry organizations have called out the “solution” in a formal letter. The controversy surrounding Twitch’s […]

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RIAA Notice Starts YouTube Downloader App Apocalypse on GitHub

Photo Credit: Charles Deluvio A YouTube downloader app apocalypse is happening on GitHub, thanks to an RIAA notice. The source code for YouTube-DL was ripped down last night. Visiting the project’s repository yields a message, “the repository is unavailable due to DMCA takedown,” the GitHub page reads. The RIAA is responsible for the takedown, which […]