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Article 13 Finalized And It Will Change The Music Industry

Article 13 Finalized And It Will Change The Music Industry

EU negotiators have agreed on the final text of the new sweeping Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market, including language on the contentious Article 13 clause. The finalization of the text was one of the last roadblocks to the approval of the directive by the European Parliament and presaged the commencement of the final stages of ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Anat Cohen

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Anat Cohen

This week, it's time to check out some videos featuring clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen, who's coming to St. Louis to perform with her quartet starting Wednesday, February 27 through Sunday, March 3 at Jazz St. Louis. Born in Israeli and educated at Berklee, Cohen moved to New York after college and began her career by touring ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Shazam's Hidden Tool

Shazam's Hidden Tool

Most people are familiar with Shazam as the go-to music identification app, but in addition to it's powers of clarification,  Shazam also has the ability to show the user top tracks being Shazam'd the world over. Guest post by Jake Udell of Art of Manager You’re already familiar with Shazam. The reason I’m writing about them today is because ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

7 More French Vocal Groups

7 More French Vocal Groups

Back on February 1, I posted seven videos of French vocalese groups from the 1950s and early '60s. As readers know by now, I love French vocal harmony groups. For me, they're like catnip. Fortunately, Rémi Carémel in Paris hosts In the Shadow of Studios, a terrific site devoted to these groups and French pop singers. ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Weekend Extra: Meet The Mrudangam

Weekend Extra: Meet The Mrudangam

There may be a longshot chance that you are unfamiliar with the mrudangam. It is a South Indian percussion instrument that Rajna Swaminathan has introduced into American music since she became a part of the New York City jazz community in 2011. She is a protégé of the renowned mrudangam maestro, Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman and tours ...

NEWS: TECHNOLOGY

Amuse To Utilize Machine Learning To Calculate Royalty Advances

Amuse To Utilize Machine Learning To Calculate Royalty Advances

Royalty advances are typically an unpredictable shot in the dark about what an artist is worth, with publishers seeking to keep it as low as possible, while artists work to squeeze as much money out as possible. In hopes to remove some of the polarizing ambiguity from this process, Swedish AI platform Amuse with soon begin ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

UMG Acquires Independent Music Distributor Ingrooves

UMG Acquires Independent Music Distributor Ingrooves

Universal Music Group is acquiring independent music distributor Ingrooves Music Group.  Ingrooves will continue to operate as a standalone company led by CEO Bob Roback. UMG has been a minority investor in Ingrooves since 2006. The acquisition of Ingrooves is expected to close before the end of the current quarter and complements UMG’s existing distribution and marketing relationships ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

YouTube's ContentID System Being Repurposed By Blackmailers Thanks To Its Failings

YouTube's ContentID System Being Repurposed By Blackmailers Thanks To Its Failings

YouTube's content ID system has long been maligned by the music industry for its multifaceted failings. The minimal staffing YouTube provides regarding copyright claims has left the system vulnerable to misuse and, most recently, outright extortion. Guest post by Timothy Geigner of Techdirt By now, we should all be aware that YouTube's ContentID system is not great. What ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Perfect Album: Horace-Scope

Perfect Album: Horace-Scope

Two of the most dominant and successful hard bop groups of the 1950s were Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet. One wasn't better than the other. Their differences were a matter of flavors and hues. Blakey's group tended to be mightier and bluesier. Silver was funkier and more lyrical, largely because ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mastery and stylistic breadth carry the night

Mastery and stylistic breadth carry the night

No matter which gems brothers Peter and Will Anderson choose to explore from the very wide and deep jazz canon, the pair always delight with their technique, clever arrangements and swinging musicality. Such was the case on Monday, February 11, when the 31-year-old identical twins performed in the Charlotte County Jazz Society’s Artist Series in Port Charlotte ...