Music Industry

Napster’s Long Shadow: Copyright And Peer-To-Peer Technology

In a recent article, entitled, “Napster’s long shadow: copyright and peer-to-peer technology”, published in the Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Nick Scharf, a PhD candidate at the University of East Anglia, examines the fallout from Napster.

Sample Copyright: The Executioner Of Hip-Hop

‘Sampling’ is understood on a variety of different levels. Some see it simply as ripping a track off from its previous success, an easy option to make money in a difficult industry to do so.

Lessons from EMI: Market Concentration

But it was Dotted Music all the way back in July who framed the story in relation to the market as a whole. In an article dating to 15 July I made the inference that any sale would have to clear regulatory laws regarding market concentration.

Universal Music Could Make EMI Bid

But it seems that if Citigroup’s sale strategy is to sell off the label in pieces, the inevitable outcome will be an increased market saturation. The question, now, is not whether Citigroup will sell EMI in pieces, but just how many pieces this will constitute.

EMI: Music’s Long Running Joke?

Is there any viable solution to the crisis at EMI?

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has announced this year’s nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The award, held annually, is considered among the most prestigious in the industry today.