Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Music Copyright – but were afraid to ask

Copyright is a massive part of the music industry – it’s what protects you music as intellectual property and everyone else’s. An understanding of copyright is vital to navigating the world of music legally when…

Protect your music: A guide for artists on copyright

The world of copyright can be a complicated one but as an artist or creator it is VITAL you understand how your work is protected by the law and how to ensure you have the…

Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know

In the digital music age copyrights and sampling laws have become a much more prescient issue in music. Producer Abid Hussain summarises what you need to know in his great talk at Ableton’s Loop summit….

Japan protects artists with new 70 year Copyright laws

Japan have updated their copyright laws to protect intellectual property for up to 70 years following agreements with countries around the world. Japan have updated their copyright law to extend the copyright protection period from…

First music licensing reform in 20 years passed by senate

The US Senate have passed the contested Music Modernization Act signalling the first changes in music licensing laws for 20 years. The long-discussed and at times contentious Music Modernization Act has finally been passed by…

How to copyright your music

Copyright provides protection of ownership over your music and ensures if it’s stolen that you have the rights to defend your property. It’s important to understand copyright and how you can protect yours. Copyright gives…

UK minister says don’t buy tickets from ViaGogo, “they are the worst”

If you don’t know by now that online ticket re-sellers are dodgy – ticket re-sellers are dodgy. Now UK Officials are warning against them after they break advertising rules. One of the biggest digital ticket…

YouTube have started banning music videos depicting violence

As what is acceptable on platforms gets drawn into question further, YouTube have worked with UK law enforcement to tackle violent music videos. Following Spotify’s recent introduction of a new policy that aims to restrict…

How to protect your music and understand copyright laws

Music copyrights can seem like a confusing and dangerous system but with a basic understanding you can keep yourself safe whilst protecting your own music. The music industry is imbued with copyright laws at every…

A new law cracks down on ticket touting for concerts

The government have revealed a new law that will hopefully put an end to ticket touting and scalping on live music and events. A new law has made it illegal to purchase large numbers of…