Weekly Wire All Entries



  •  

    SACEM ends dispute with Universal Music sister company Canal+

    French collecting society SACEM yesterday announced it had reached a settlement with broadcaster Canal+, bringing to an end a dispute over royalties that had been building for a while.

    Copyright + Legislation
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    A Research Group Says They Have Evidence That Spotify Broke the Law

    Spotify’s lawyers are accused of leveling threats after a Swedish researcher tied the company to piracy.

    Copyright + Legislation
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    Spotify Records Surging Revenues, Continued Losses in First Half of 2017

    The music industry is poised to face its third consecutive year of growth in 2017, thanks to paid subscription streaming services like Spotify. Yet, as it approaches its much-anticipated IPO, that company has yet to convince investors of its future profitability.

    Streaming + New Online Tech (rights)
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    FCC’s claim that one ISP counts as “competition” faces scrutiny in court

    FCC should be forced to reinstate price caps in business broadband, groups say.

    Streaming + New Online Tech (rights)
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    Netflix Has Secret Weapon in Hollywood’s Multibillion-Dollar Arms Race

    The secret lies in its international growth, something the big U.S. TV companies can’t tap into nearly as effectively.

    Streaming + New Online Tech (rights)
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    Once Dominant, Netflix Faces An Increasing Number Of Video Challengers

    Apple is about to close a deal with director Steven Spielberg to revive his Emmy award-winning series 'Amazing Stories' for Apple TV. With it, Apple is entering a world in which Netflix has been a leader. But now, new competitors to Netflix are emerging at a surprising speed.

    Streaming + New Online Tech (rights)
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    Are There Cracks in the Facade?

    Everyone talks, or complains, about Netflix. Now that's coming from inside.

    Streaming + New Online Tech (rights)
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    YouTube, Facebook, and Apple's Plans to Conquer Netflix

    Once again, television is going through another rapid revolution. Five years ago, nobody had seen 'House of Cards', and the idea of any streaming site existing on a level playing field with the giants of network and cable TV was farfetched.

    Streaming + New Online Tech (rights)
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    Movies Anywhere App Launches With Joint Studio Backing

    Five of the six major Hollywood studios have joined forces to make digital movie collecting easier than ever.

    Streaming + New Online Tech (rights)
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    Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all

    Top streaming media device maker Roku announced in September it was launching its own channel featuring free movies and TV shows, including those it licensed itself and those aggregated from other channels across its platform.

    Streaming + New Online Tech (rights)
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    Your cable company would hate us if it knew we told you about this $40 device on Amazon

    Cable companies want to keep modem rental fees a secret since it’s basically free money for them, but we refuse to play along.

    Streaming + New Online Tech (rights)
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    ASCAP Elects Joel Beckerman and Rudy Pérez to Board of Directors

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced this week that Joel Beckerman and Rudy Pérez have been elected as new writer members to its board of directors.

    Songwriting
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    APRA AMCOS Appoints Dean Ormston as New CEO

    The Sydney-based APRA stalwart will succeed Brett Cottle at the helm of the collecting society when Cottle steps down on June 30, 2018, the APRA Board of Directors confirmed Monday (Oct. 9).

    Songwriting
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    Thomas Golubic Named President Of Guild Of Music Supervisors

    Golubic, best known for his music supervision on such shows as 'Better Call Saul' and 'Breaking Bad', follows John Houlihan, who stepped down after accepting a job as senior VP at Fox Music.

    Misc
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    Game Audio is Accelerating: The View from GameSoundCon 2017

    There are more professional CONventions every year, so how do you direct your time and money in the right direction and avoid getting conned?

    Video Games
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    Neill Blomkamp on Game Engines, Making 'District 10'

    Neill Blomkamp tells Glixel he'll make 'District 10', a sequel to 2009's critically acclaimed 'District 9', in the next few years "unless I die." But how he might create that film is the most interesting element of our discussion with him.

    Video Games
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    Making the 'DUNKIRK' Experience: Lessons Learned in WebVR, Collaborative Gaming, and Christopher Nolan

    With such a complex project we thought we’d break it all down and share some of the challenges we faced and the thinking behind some of our decisions.

    Video Games
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    Top Recording Studios 2017: Where Hollywood Goes To Make The Big Score

    Filmmakers can’t replicate the sound of a 130-piece orchestra on a laptop. These four facilities, rich in history, are the go-to rooms for recording soundtracks and sound effects for the latest hit movies.

    Studios
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    Revealed: The Top Recording Studios of 2017

    For those who create music in a recording studio, the promise of a well-equipped work space goes beyond the right gear.

    Studios
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    Which Sounds Better, Analog or Digital Music?

    Record players have made a comeback over the past decade. Some of the credit probably goes to the hipster trend toward retro everything, but music lovers often claim records just sound better than digital music.

    Studios
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    Envelop at the Midway's Audio Installation Submerges You in Sound

    In a quiet corner of San Francisco, nestled among the warehouses and old ship-building docks far from downtown, some artists have constructed a temple of sound called Envelop.

    Studios
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    I Locked Myself in a Soundproof Room and Almost Lost My Mind

    I know people living in smaller towns or out in the country fall asleep without those noises, but I just don't think I'd be able to. If I'm not subconsciously hearing the sounds of emergency sirens in my sleep, how will I know I'm actually asleep and not dead?

    Studios
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    Five Tracking Solutions (in order of importance)

    It’s easy to get frustrated when dealing with poor tracks whilst wearing our “mix engineer” hats. Unwanted noise, hum, buzz, clicks, level inconsistencies, bad punches, awkward edits, polarity reversals, poor timing, inappropriate tone, lifeless performances… There’s a lot of ways bad tracking can ruin a mixer’s day, or at least slow it way down.

    Studios
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    Why country music's biggest names wait a year for these guitars

    While some guitar manufacturers crank out dozens of instruments every minute, Gallagher prefers to build things the old-fashioned way: literally, by hand. And if that means he creates less than one guitar a week, so be it.

    Songwriting
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    Nagra’s Heavy-Duty New HDPreamp References the Brand’s Past While Looking Ahead

    Inspired by the company’s first consumer device, the preamp is loaded with new technology.

    Studios
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    Earthworks Announces Rebates for Select Vocal Microphones

    Up to $150 Instantly for the Month of October.

    Studios
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    Josephson Bows C725 Tube/FET Hybrid Mic

    Josephson Engineering is shipping its first production model to use a vacuum tube: the C725 hybrid vacuum-tube microphone.

    Hardware + Storage
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    Metric Halo Is High Sierra Ready

    Metric Halo, maker of macOS-centric interfaces such as its flagship ULN-8 eight-channel I/O unit, has announced that all of its hardware units and associated software is macOS 10.13 High Sierra-compatible.

    Studios
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    Windows 10 Compatibility for ONE, Duet and Quartet

    Apogee is pleased to announce Windows 10 compatibility for the latest generations of ONE, Duet and Quartet USB audio interfaces.

    Hardware + Storage
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    Sennheiser improves on a reference headphones legend

    The new transducers in the HD 660 S open-back headphones are paired by hand, and are said to ensure low harmonic distortion and an authentic life-like sound.

    Studios
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    5 of the best miniature synths

    Big isn’t better when it comes to these killer compact machines.

    Hardware + Storage