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BIG NIGHT FOR BANDIER, SONY/ATV AT BMI POP AWARDS
Downright iconic, actually. (5/15a)
ROLLING STONE'S YOUTUBE PROBLEM
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SPOTIFY U.S. TOP 25: TYLER AFTERSHOCKS
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BREVITY IS THE SEOUL OF WIT
The shit writes itself, but not in Korean. (5/15a)
THE DIVA PLAN
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RAINMAKERS RETURN
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THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
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LINES DRAWN IN COPYRIGHT BATTLE
6/28/18

Will a new law require YouTube to negotiate licenses to host music? Google is busy fighting a proposal to do just that in front of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) while the music business is rallying hard against the internet giant.

Article 13 of the Copyright Directive proposes that all information society service providers (aka DSPs) shall ensure the functioning of agreements with rights holders for the use of their works, which was approved by European parliament’s legal affairs committee last week. A vote by MEPs on 7/5 will decide whether the proposal reaches the next stage.

In the meantime, Google has been accused of trying to manipulate the press into opposing the copyright rules. 

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