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Who’s Fallen Foul Of Music Copyright In 2014?

Who’s Fallen Foul Of Music Copyright In 2014?

Stacey Hope rounds up a year of music-related copyright issues and shares some of the litigation cases from the past 12 months. Did you know that “Happy Birthday” is being hotly contested through the courts, or have you heard about the stand off between YouTube and Irving Azoff? This post is definitely worth reading and taking note of so that you, or your brand, are not in our 2015 round up!

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Christmas Campaign Music

Christmas Campaign Music

Here at Resilient Music we eagerly anticipate the arrival of the UK retailer’s Christmas campaigns, especially if we have been involved in them. Of course, many of these campaigns will have been conceived months ago, usually in the warmer months of spring and early summer. Our involvement in negotiating music licensing is generally completed as we all embark on our summer holidays. So here is a little seasonal reminder about why you need to start the music procurement process early, especially if you have your heart set on a popular Christmas track.

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Sync Music A to Z: C is for Context

Sync Music A to Z: C is for Context

Cost drivers determine sync licence fees; many of them are practical considerations such as territories, media and term. However one cost driver that can seriously revise fees skyward is CONTEXT. In our new series, Sync Music A to Z, we’ve been exploring many of the terms used in the music licensing industry and in this case C is for Context! Read this post to find out what this means for your next music procurement project, and how context of use could affect your music budget.

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ProcureCon 2014

ProcureCon 2014

In November Richard travelled to San Antonio, US for ProcureCon 2014. This annual event sees marketing executives from major advertising agency congregate for a series of panel discussions, presentations and roundtable workshops on procurement. Resilient Music had the opportunity of presenting on our area of expertise, music licensing, at the conference.Here, in this post, Richard shares his presentation and thoughts from ProcureCon.

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Across The Pond

Across The Pond

I’m heading to the States this week – the second time this year, following a trip in the Summer with my sons Joe & Zac. Joe’s secretly happy about this as he’ll have free run of my studio while...Read More »
Blurred Lines Getting Clearer

Blurred Lines Getting Clearer

We’ve been following the Blurred Lines lawsuit between Robin Thicke / Pharrell Williams and the heirs of Marvin Gaye with interest as this case revolves around whether or not two recordings sound the same. In a blow to the estate of Marvin Gaye, an oversight on registering copyright of the recording for “Got To Give It Up” is likely to make their case of plagiarism that much harder to prove. For more details of the implications of not registering copyrights fully, read Stacey Hope’s insights into the legalities of this music copyright case.

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Touch Yourself

Touch Yourself

Music is important. Music changes the world and saves lives. Literally. Every morning I turn on the kettle and say hello to the bright eyed, black haired punk hugging me on my wedding day. Reyne wa...Read More »
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