• Tennessee becomes the first state to protect musicians and other artists against AI

    Tennessee made history on Thursday, becoming the first U.S. state to sign off on legislation to protect musicians from unauthorized artificial inte...
  • Universal Music settles rock artists' US copyright lawsuit

    A group of rock musicians who signed contracts with record labels now owned by Universal Music Group in the 1970s and 80s have settled a lawsuit ag...
  • Judge allows publishers’ copyright case against Twitter to move forward

    A federal judge is allowing music publishers to move forward with a copyright lawsuit filed against X Corp over allegations of widespread copyright...
  • Twitch will begin scanning and deleting clips that contain copyrighted music

    Twitch plans to start automatically scanning clips of live streams for copyrighted music following a wave of takedown requests on years-old videos, which has frustrated streamers over the last week.
  • Livestream boom leaves music copyright owners vulnerable

    The move to online streaming of live music events and other performances will be seriously compromised if there are not immediate and long-lasting changes made to the authorisation provisions of the Copyright Act.
  • New algorithm generates every possible melody to curb copyright lawsuits

    The goal: to copyright every single combo in order to give it to the public so musicians and artists can use melodies without worrying about copyright issues down the line.
  • Is the Music Copyright Business Worth More Than Ever?

    The recorded-music business has been trumpeting big gains in recent years, sparking a flood of new interest from investors. But music is just one piece of a pie that also includes publishing revenue from the underlying compositions.
  • Music Stars Take Copyright Fight To U.S. As Revenue Tops $10 Billion

    While the total figure for songwriter and author royalties collected by authors’ societies around the world showed a modest 1% rise in overall incomes, the digital revenue surged 39%, according to the Cisac 2019 Global Collections Report.
  • Music Publishers Demand Investigation of Tiktok for Copyright Theft

    The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) has called for “scrutiny” of TikTok, asserting they have "consistently violated US copyright law and the rights of songwriters and music publishers."

  • Copyright Office Seeks Comments on Music Modernization Rules

    The U.S. Copyright Office is inviting musicians, producers, and others to help it develop regulations guiding the implementation of new digital music law.
  • Record labels have a new target: streamers and gamers

    Since 2007, YouTube has relied on an algorithmic system known as Content ID to police copyright on the platform, a system that works by comparing ...
  • Katy Perry and Others Must Pay $2.8 Million in Dispute Over 'Dark Horse'

    A federal jury in Los Angeles on Thursday decided that Katy Perry and others must pay $2.8 million in damages in a copyright dispute over her 2013 ...