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december 14, 2020

The answer, my friend, is in the value of copyright

Author: Bindu De KnockAs this bizarre year draws to a close, the final songwriter’s catalog acquisitions are finalized. Recent transactions included the catalogues of Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, David Crosby, Keith Shocklee. Dylan sold his catalogue for $300 million and Stevie Nicks sold 80% of her catalogue for $100 million. Why are songwriters selling their body of work to publishers or investment vehicles?Source Photo: BOB…
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augustus 12, 2019

The Joyful Noise of Money : Katy Perry Loses Lawsuit

Katy Perry and Capitol Records have been ordered to pay $ 2.78 M in damages to the copyright owners of the song ‘Joyful Noise’. Perry and her team of songwriters including Max Martin were found guilty of copying elements from Flame’s Joyful Noise. As a result of the established copyright infringement, Perry and her record company must pay damages to the Joyful Noise creators. Just…
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juli 29, 2019

Sweet end to a bitter symphony

De carrière van de Britse band ‘The Verve’ leek met de monster hit ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ in 1997 een vliegende start genomen te hebben. Maar de beruchte manager van de Rolling Stones, Allen Klein, tevens eigenaar van muziekuitgeverij ABKCO, stak The Verve een behoorlijke stok in het wiel. Bitter Sweet Symphony bevat namelijk een sample van de orkestrale versie van ‘The Last Time’ van de Rolling…
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