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…

President Obama bans ticket touting bots across the entire US

As his final term nears it’s close Obama has signed one of his last bills that hopes to end ticket scalping by bots and make online ticketing fair again. The “Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS)…

Artists From Katy Perry To Deadmau5 Call For Music Copyright Reform

Christina Aguilera, Deadmau5, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie are amongst the international music stars backing petitions to¬†update copyright laws online. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was created in 1998 to protect copyrighted work on…

Spotify Cancel Its Russian Launch

Spotify has suspended its Russian launch for the foreseeable future, due to the current economic crisis, political situation and new internet laws. This follows after Google Inc closed its engineering office last year, after being…

UK Copyright Law Allows CD-Ripping… 10 Years Too Late

Around 13 years ago, the first iPod was released. The first user friendly MP3 player, with the ability to store all your favourite tracks on one device, without having to carry round a bag filled…