‘Teachers Guide To Music, Media, And Copyright’ Review

James Frankel recently wrote a book released on Hal Leonard titled “Teachers Guide to Music, Media, and Copyright”. It sparked my interest, as I am a big fan of Larry Lessig and Creative Commons, and have self published my own CD of music, as well as written many works for media projects, so I decided […]

Twitter Brings Back @Replies After Uproar

Today, Twitter did the dumbest thing ever, and took away @Replies from people. Then finally, after the community uproar decided to retract their steps and bring it back. As a marketing and social media guy specializing in music, I always keep a close eye to how these companies do things. I always think that these […]

Stock 20 Does Royalty Free Music Publishing

Ever wanted to get your music into a video game, commercial, or movie? Some prefer to go through websites that do the Music Publishing for you. Publishing is the idea of getting your music ‘placed’ in a media project. There’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. Music Supervisors oversee a project and […]

Napster Killed The Pirate-Star

…Or maybe Napster created the Pirate Star. Either way, people have always stole music and art, but this became a common problem when Napster allowed ‘mass file sharing’. As a result – literally overnight – founder/creator Shawn Fanning changed the music world forever. People no longer were handing off burned CD’s to one or two […]

Sweden Piracy Law Gives IP Addresses To Copyright Holders

I learned today from Total Format that Sweden is attempting to put an end to piracy – specifically peer-to-peer networks. The editor, Detomah, mentioned how Sweden has a very large piracy community (roughly 8% of the population), and The Pirate Bay is actually based in Sweden. Basically, this new law allows copyright holders to approach […]

Will Facebook Go The Way Of Myspace?

Attention Musicians: Myspace is slowly dying a slow death. The thing is.. Facebook is slowly reminding me of MySpace. The problem is that these websites try to be “All things to all people.” But unfortunately, business isn’t always like that. The secret to a successful business is in niche markets. Its the same for music, […]

Why Creative Commons Rocks!

Creative Commons is the new Copyright. I refer to it as Copyright 2.0 Why is this important, well, because my music is licensed Creative Commons which allows people to use my music, mash it up, and do what they want with it. Here’s the license which allows you to remix, mash-up, do whatever you like. […]