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…

Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey for Creep which they got sued for

Lana Del Rey faces the wrath of Thom Yorke and co’s lawyers for reportedly stealing Creep, which Radiohead have already been successfully sued for. Whose song is it?  How do you decide when someone owns…

How to legally use music samples in your tracks

Sampling has become a massive part of music but the legalities of when and where you can use samples can be confusing so here’s a guide to make sure your music is all good. Sampling…

Songkick ticketing company plan to stop services after this month

Ticketing Company Songkick have revealed plans to shut down in November following an ongoing lawsuit with Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Songkick was a ticketing platform that gave artists the ability to sell their concert tickets…

Sony Music begin licensing STEM files for DJs & producers

Sony Music may begin a revolution in music becoming the first major label to start licensing its STEM files to be used in mixes and new tracks. STEM files feature all the different elements of…

Song lyrics now in Apple Music, here’s how to prepare your tracks for lyrics

Apple launched song lyrics on Apple Music with iOS 10 and now to make sure they can obtain the licenses Apple have a guide to preparing your music for lyrics licenses. With the release of…

Songkick say that Ticketmaster stole trade secrets using old password

The battle between Songkick and Ticketmaster continues as Songkick claim Live Nation’s ticketing company used an old password to steal information. Ticketmaster have been facing legal challenges from smaller ticketing companies for years now, and…

SoundCloud hire a new General Counsel in the form of Merrit Farren

SoundCloud have named their new General Counsel following the recent departure of the streaming service’s COO and finance director. SoundCloud have named experienced legal fella Merritt Farren as their new General Counsel. Farren will take…

Unofficial remixes debut on Apple Music and Spotify thanks to Dubset

Yesterday Apple Music and Spotify began distributing unofficial remixes legally on their music streaming services via a deal with Dubset. Remixes are a massive part of online music, making up a large majority of the…

Pink Floyd Suing EMI Over Digital Royalties

It has been reported that Pink Floyd is currently in a contractual dispute with EMI. Members of Floyd are disputing a number of analog-to-digital extensions. “It was unclear whether record companies would be selling direct…