How Many Downloads Takes for Stardom and (Barely) a Living Wage?

The age of the electronic media and social platforms have created new spaces for creators such musicians, who may be not attached to a traditional record company, creating a more autonomous model. However, nowadays, the road to stardom and a living wage is a steep one. Over the past decade, the way of making money in the music business by selling recorded albums has become obsolete and the technology of the streaming services has completely…

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Aretha Franklin died without a will. Her Intellectual Property is also at stake

Aretha Franklin’s funeral was fit for the Queen she was, complete with four changes of outfits and several public viewings. To express their admiration and gratitude, her fans traveled from faraway places to be close to her in her final tour. The famous interpreter of RESPECT and Natural Woman died August the 16th, 2018 at the age of 76. Her voice and songs made her the Queen of Soul and the creator of invaluable intellectual property difficult to…

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Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw sued for song copyright violation

Famous musicians, Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw, are battling a lawsuit against Sean Carey and Beau Golden for copyrighting Carey/Golden’s 2014 song “When I Found You”. Ed Sheeran co-wrote Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s song “Rest of Our Life” which became very popular and climbed in the music charts. The Australian duo Carey/Golden claims the song deliberately copies the music notes and the overall theme from their 2014 song. You can hear a layered comparison…

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