Why Is Twitter Banning Users for Jamming Elton John Songs? – Variety

The bone of contention remains that Twitter, and tech goliaths like YouTube and Facebook, don’t want to be held responsible for user content, insisting they’re not media sites but user platforms. That disagreement was addressed in the recently passed EU Copyright Directive’s Article 13, which decrees the sites must begin to police themselves, and will be held liable for any copyright infringements. The U.S. Music Modernization Act doesn’t go quite so far, but Lisa Alter comments that the establishment of a Music Licensing Collective is a step in the right direction.

Indie Publisher Mojo Music Expands Catalog With HoriPro Acquisition

With its acquisition of Nashville-based HoriPro Entertainment Group, the Mojo Music & Media Group is having its coming out party as a new force in independent music publishing. The HoriPro catalog numbers 15,000 songs including tracks by REO Speedwagon, Kiss, Jerry Reed and George Strait.

Copyright at the Crossroads: The Present and Prognostications – SXSW 2019

Katie Baron to participate in a hard-hitting, copyright-focused panel on the impact of current legal and technological developments affecting the present and future music industry, including the MMA, artificial intelligence, holographic tours, copyright terminations 5 years after its application, and first sale doctrine in the digital space.

Primary Wave Signs Multi-Million Dollar Deal to Rep Paul Anka

Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a multi-million-dollar, long-term strategic partnership with singer and “My Way” composer Paul Anka. The deal covers Anka’s controlled publishing, his master rights and his name and likeness.

Primary Wave Acquires Interest in Sly & the Family Stone Catalog

The deal includes all music assets of Even St. Productions, which covers music publishing and master royalty streams of all songs written by Sylvester Stewart (Sly Stone) including the hits “Everyday People,” Thank You,” “Dance To The Music,” and “Family Affair.”