Innovative ideas to fight piracy in 2013

With 2013 come and gone I think now is an appropriate time to reflect upon the advancements the music industry has made in combating piracy. Personally I would dub 2013 as “the year of the streams”. With the launch of Apple’s iTunes Match, and Google’s streaming service in the middle of 2013 the market feels…

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The unseen impact of Beyonce’s album

The music world was taken aback when Beyonce released her new album exclusively to iTunes without any prior marketing. Despite this, her album sold extraordinarily well with over 500,000 copies purchased in a few short weeks. The album was by no means conventional. While it did have the normal elements we have all come to…

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TPB & CCTLDs

The Pirate Bay is probably one of the most popular websites on the internet. It is often used by its users to commit various forms of piracy. The Pirate Bay does this primarily by allowing their users to share a variety of illegal torrents. Because of this, The Pirate Bay has often been subjected to…

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Youtube Gamers hindered by copyright claims

Youtube’s infamous digital copyright scanner has been causing a lot of problems recently. The content ID has recently broadened it’s search horizons; it now tracks videos uploaded for video game footage and scores as well as the usual songs and movies. The range of  “consequences” the users are suffering vary in severity. The luckiest of…

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Spotify launches a new website

Spotify recently launched a new website, which can be found here, with the aim of informing artists and the general public about their relationship with the music industry. One particular blog post on the website, titled “Spotify Explained” has garnered a lot of interest as of late. The blog post provides a lot of information…

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