No matter what an expert's study on the case might look like, the proof of availability for a sufficient number of free licensed content to counter GEMA's presumption has to be brought forward to court. The "GEMA assumption" is part of German jurisdiction, therefore it's much likely the ruling has to be found at Germany's highest court, the Federal Court (BGH). But the true challenge is its verifiability.
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Resonate is a highly interesting and upcoming streaming service based on a blockchain architecture. It might have the potential for a revolution in streaming on multiple levels because it is not just based on a scalable and performant blockchain database. It is a co-operative, co-owned by artists, labels and fans alike. Plus, it is pay-as-you-go. No subscriptions. No ads.
Press release: At music conference all2gethernow 2011, pierlane announced a major update to the company's app service Songpier. It enables all artists to get backend access to the statistics of their apps, including analytics of views, device types and platforms. Songpier opens up for video streaming now. It's going to offer label accounts matching the demand in managing a roster of multiple artists.
Songpier is the first and only online service specifically suited for artists. It is capable of building, managing and distributing mobile apps affordable for any musician. Songpier apps run on smartphones, iPad and other tablet devices out of the box. WebApps by Songpier are the most efficient way for artists to share music, latest news, tour dates, pictures, merchandise and other content with fans in real-time, everywhere.
Having conceptualised a good part of Berlin music conference all2gethernow's discussion topics, I suddenly find myself with heaps of thoughts and content not published on ContentSphere. It just would be a shame to not make use of it. These topics are dealing with issues and they are raising questions. I contributed them to a2n because of their relevance in today's music business.
Today I stumbled into Kyle Bylin's interview with Jay Frank of Futurehit.DNA and CMT (a division of MTV Networks) at hypebot. You can download Jay's new book "FutureHit.DNA - How The Digital Revolution Is Changing Top 10 Songs" for free on his site. There are some claims of his that I do not necessarily agree to in the way Jay puts it. It's a bit of context that's missing.
First of all, don’t moan how much you have to pay. Others share your problem as you can see. It’s only the dimensions which are different. Btw, any software company is working on several projects simultaneously. Otherwise the risk of failed sales negotiations is too high. Secondly, clever companies selling high quality can find people willing to invest.
If talking to independent musicians about the benefits of distributing content for free you most certainly will come across four arguments in monolithic defense: (1) I paid too much in creating this to give it away for free. (2) Free distribution is beyond control. (3) How am I supposed to pay my rent? (4) Free doesn’t work. This article deals with all of them.