What does owning your masters mean?

What does “masters” mean? Let’s explore master recordings and what you need to know about them as an artist.

Twitch swap out Metallica’s heavy metal for Zelda-like music in order to avoid a DMCA takedown

Performing at last weekend’s virtual BlizzCon on Twitch, Metallica’s heavy metal music transitioned quite suddenly.

Rihanna Sued For Copyright Infringement Over Use Of Song In Fenty Beauty Ad

Rihanna Is being sued for copyright infringement by Independent artist King Khan and Saba Lou.

In an open letter to Bezos, musicians demand to know why Twitch doesn’t license music

The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) wants Amazon-owned livestreaming service Twitch to account for why it doesn’t licence music on the platform. After testifying in Congress, Jeff Bezos was asked if Twitch pays artists royalties. He…

Jeff Bezos doesn’t know if Amazon-owned company Twitch pays royalties to artists

When questioned in Congress about Twitch streaming but not licensing music, Bezos responded “I don’t know”. For some context, Amazon bought Twitch in 2014 for $970 million. Twitch has since grown to be the world’s…

How to distribute cover songs – do I need a license?

What counts as a cover song? What music is in the public domain? Do I need a mechanical license? Where can I obtain a license? How do I format my metadata for distribution? You’ll need to…

YouTuber’s using Fortnite’s Travis Scott performances this weekend have 30 days until they’re claimed

This weekend on Fortnite they’re having an ‘Astronomical’ event with Travis Scott and for a brief grace period YouTuber’s can earn money from videos of his performances. In a very unique move, Epic Games are…

How does NCS Music make money from copyright free music

With over 25 million subscribers on YouTube, NCS Music is a label dedicated to promoting free music for electronic music lovers and creators, but how is a free-to-use music model sustainable? NCS allows any of…

Can I release charity music through RouteNote?

Yes, your charity releases can be distributed to all stores through RouteNote. A couple of notes to point out for all releases with RouteNote that are worth considering for potential charity albums. Your release cannot…

Led Zeppelin are safe from copyright infringement in Stairway to Heaven thanks to “pre-1976 music” law

Led Zeppelin have won a case against them (again) that claims they stole elements of their huge track Stairway to Heaven from another thanks to a concrete copyright law for older recordings. Earlier in the…