Several popular items I posted last week on Linkedin and Twitter shared a theme named Irving Azoff:
The big news in the music business last week was YouTube's announced launch of its Music Key service. In addition to the above-linked Hollywood Reporter/Irving Azoff piece, most of the inquiries spurred by my "What is Content ID?" blog post last week were regarding YouTube Music Key subscriber revenue.
However, another popular YouTube tidbit that I shared with my LinkedIn connections had to do with good ol' advertising revenue: Per Jason Calacanis, "YOUTUBE has grabbed about 10% of television revenue"
More music items that engaged my connections on LinkedIn include:
My Twitter followers @Auditrix were most engaged in the following items:
On the copyright front, there was movement last week in one of the most interesting cases that I am following, between Smokey Robinson and his ex-wife, Claudette. Everyone I know who knows them both think it is too bad that they are litigating, so even though the issue of whether state community property laws or Federal copyright laws apply to royalties for terminated copyright grants is very interesting, I was nevertheless happy to read that the parties dropped their suit (see http://t.co/8pt5xyFxnQ) ...but, upon sharing this news in my @Auditrix Twitter feed, the reporter who has had the best coverage of this case - Eriq Gardner at the Hollywood Reporter - suggested that we have not seen the end of this dispute (see the link Mr. Gardner shared here and follow him on Twitter here). In any event, if you are an attorney or business manager, keep an eye on this case - the outcome could impact your clients!
Other top games items I shared last week:
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