Andrea Leonelli from Digital Music Trends interviews Alex White from Next Big Sound.
Digital Music Trends cover SXSW 2014
Andrea Leonelli from Digital Music Trends interviews Ken Abdo from Lommen Abdo.
01:00: What’s your background?
01:45 How was the experience of building an entertainment law firm in Minneapolis?
03:00 How much focus do you place on digital in the firm?
04:10 What’s your attitude when negotiating digital royalty rates for new artists and how does that differ from heritage artists?
05:30 Your panel is about interactive music applications, have you seen anything exciting in this space recently?
07:00 Are you seeing new types of licenses coming through to standardise licensing of music for interactive uses?
09:30 Is the wider integration of streaming services APIs into third party apps going to lead to more “interactive” uses of the music and how will the industry react?
11:20 We’ve seen Beats Music come to market with a fixed rate for all rights holders, could this be adopted by more companies going forward?
12:30 Talking about rates, we’ve been talking about the rates saga currently ongoing in US courts, what’s your take?
Andrea Leonelli from Digital Music Trends interviews Paul M. Fakler from Arent Fox LLP
01:00 Let’s talk about your SXSW Session which was focused on the history of compulsory rates and rate courts.
04;24 Are rates unsustainable?
05:10 So publishers want their rates increased but master owners do not want theirs lowered, and in a context where service providers are mostly operating at a loss that makes for a tough situation right?
08:40 Paul explains how the rates ended up being so high for internet radio services.
10:04 Do you think that if the rates were lowered that would lead to a more sustainable ecosystem?
11:10 We talk about ASCAP and BMI’s rate courts, what are the latest developments?
16:00 Paul talks about selective withdrawal or rights by music publishers.
17:40 But Selective withdrawal is going to have a negative impact on smaller publishers right?
19:10 Are the big publishers ever going to be happy if they have to stay with ASCAP and BMI for their digital rights?
21:00 Paul talks about lobbying efforts to get the Consent Decree changed.
24:20 Paul covers the problem of pre-1972 sound recordings and the issues around pre-1972 recordings that have been registered as “remastered” works to grant them federal protection.
Andrea Leonelli from Digital Music Trends interviews Wimp.
Andrea Leonelli From Digital Music Trends interviews WYZ Girl Entertainment‘s Lita Rosario.
00:55: What is your background?
02:25: What are termination rights and how do they work?
04:40: What is the potential effect of termination rights?
05:30 So this only started becoming available last year right?
09:05 Have there been legal actions from labels disputing the termination rights?
Lita mentions the Bob Marley case and the Village People case
13:15 What’s happening with the review of the Copyright Act?