Musician clones herself into an AI deepfake voice

The Future. Berlin-based musician Holly Herndon released an AI tool, dubbed Holly+, that allows any artist to use an AI version of their voice for whatever song they’re working on. The tool is part of Herndon’s greater crusade of making AI a tool that artists can use for their benefit. It seems relatives themselves may need to be the ones to embrace the technologies that could replace them if they hope to control how they’re developed.

Read More: https://futureparty.com/stories/Holly-Herndon-AI-Deepfake-Voice

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    SOURCE: The Future Party

    Date: September 30, 2022

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  • Licensing, Lawsuits and Revenue Sharing: Meta’s Evolving Relationship with the Music Industry

    In late 1964, caught on the horns of the sterling crises in a rapidly changing environment, UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson reportedly quipped: “A week is a long time in politics.”

    In the digital age, a week can feel like a lifetime as things happening over here can swiftly, and dramatically, be superseded by things happening over there.

    On 20 July, Swedish music company Epidemic Sound filed a suit against Meta (parent company of Facebook and Instagram) in San Francisco, alleging mass violations of its copyrights.

    Read More: https://www.synchtank.com/blog/licensing-lawsuits-and-revenue-sharing-metas-evolving-relationship-with-the-music-industry/

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    SOURCE: Synchtank

    Date: July 28, 2022

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  • PRS announces plans for new portal offering easy access to song rights data

    UK collecting society PRS For Music yesterday set out plans to launch a new online portal that will provide easy access to key data linked to the songs catalogue it represents, including the writers behind each song, and important codes like ISWC and IPI.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/prs-announces-plans-for-new-portal-offering-easy-access-to-song-rights-data/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: September 30, 2022

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  • Judge declines to issue summary judgement in second song theft case over Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud

    A US judge has declined to dismiss one of the song-theft lawsuits that alleges Ed Sheeran ripped off Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ when he wrote his 2014 song ‘Thinking Out Loud’, concluding that a jury needs to consider whether the elements shared by the two songs are protected by copyright.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/judge-declines-to-issue-summary-judgement-in-second-song-theft-case-over-ed-sheerans-thinking-out-loud/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: September 30, 2022

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  • Spotify Is Riddled With Fake Streams — Or Is It? Our Latest Podcast

    Can you really trust the play counts on Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube? To find out, we interviewed the CEO of a company with a sophisticated method for validating play counts on major streaming platforms. The answer to our question was surprising.

    Read More: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2022/09/29/spotify-fake-streams-legitary-podcast/?mc_cid=56076108cf

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    SOURCE: Digital Music News

    Date: September 29, 2022

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  • Meta criticises Epidemic’s copyright lawsuit over “vague assertions and glaring omissions”

    Meta has told a US court that a lawsuit filed against it by production music firm Epidemic Sound has so many “vague assertions and glaring omissions” in it that it has been “left to try to guess” what it’s actually being accused of. With that in mind, the Facebook and Instagram owner would quite like said lawsuit to be dismissed.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/meta-criticises-epidemics-copyright-lawsuit-over-vague-assertions-and-glaring-omissions/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: September 28, 2022

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  • American industry welcomes the launch of radio royalty proposals in US Senate

    The American record industry has welcomed the introduction of formal proposals in the US Senate that would force AM and FM radio stations in the country to start paying royalties to artists and record labels for the first time. The bipartisan American Music Fairness Act – introduced by Republican Senator Marcia Blackburn and Democrat Alex Padilla – mirrors the proposals already on the table in the US House Of Representatives.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/american-industry-welcomes-the-launch-of-radio-royalty-proposals-in-us-senate/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: September 23, 2022

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  • Social Media Giants to Top Creators: Your Terms of Service Have Changed

    As short-form video explodes, YouTube, Twitch, Snap and other tech platforms are reasserting leverage with influencers in the area that matters most: how to divvy up subscription and ad revenues.

    Read More: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/social-media-giants-top-creators-terms-of-service-1235228680/#recipient_hashed=3a259dd7948fa5cf81748fd59fbfdb0cdc19448cf6f4bf505f19cde98578e9d3&recipient_salt=44b86a45cc341bf0e4a54672d3b92bed408f33e80b1cb0325e520de4d3612f9d

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    SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

    Date: September 28, 2022

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  • Disney Loses Bid to Dismiss ‘Muppet Babies’ Reboot Copyright Suit

    The order follows recent directives by a federal appeals court not to dismiss copyright cases too early.

    Muppet Babies, a reboot of the 1984 animated series of the same name, premiered in 2018 with a slight twist: the pattern of the nanny’s socks change every episode. That variation spawned a copyright infringement lawsuit against Disney from Jeffrey Scott, a screenwriter of the original series, that was dismissed due to unusual circumstances surrounding his personal bankruptcy.

    Read More: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/disney-loses-bid-to-dismiss-muppet-babies-reboot-copyright-suit-1235224396/

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    SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

    Date: September 20, 2022

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  • WGA West Elects Eight Board Members As Possible Writers Strike Looms In May

    Eight WGA West members have been elected to the guild’s board of directors in a race that foreshadowed a possible writers strike next year.

    Former board member Angelina Burnett was the top vote-getter, with 1,696 votes, followed by incumbents Ashley Gable (1,553 votes), Deric A. Hughes (1,531), Eric Haywood (1,447) and Travis Donnelly (1,304). Also elected were Raphael Bob-Waksberg (1,273), John Rogers (1,213) and Justin Halpern (1,005).

    Read More: https://deadline.com/2022/09/wga-west-election-results-possible-writers-strike-1235123150/

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    SOURCE: Deadline

    Date: September 20, 2022

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  • Voltage Pictures, Copyright Owners Sue Comcast For Allowing Users To Pirate Films

    Voltage Pictures and several dozen affiliates and copyright owners have sued Comcast for allegedly refusing to jettison Internet subscribers that repeatedly watch pirated films on illegal BitTorrent sites.

    In previous years, Voltage stirred up controversy by going directly after individuals for violating copyright. This suit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, takes on the nation’s biggest broadband provider. Copyright holders of The Dallas Buyers Club, I Feel Pretty and other works said Comcast received hundreds of thousands of infringement notices but took “no meaningful action.”

    Read More: https://deadline.com/2022/09/voltage-pictures-copyright-infringement-comcast-piracy-1235120368/

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    SOURCE: Deadline

    Date: September 15, 2022

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  • Steve Cooper: Warner Music is becoming less financially dependent on superstar artists – and wants to see ‘regular’ streaming price rises

    D’you know the best time to interview a C-suite executive at a giant music company? When they’ve already announced they’re leaving.

    Read More: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/steve-cooper-warner-has-reduced-our-dependency-on-superstars-calls-for-regular/

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    SOURCE: Music Business Worldwide

    Date: September 15, 2022

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  • PACE welcomes court ruling on the live music tariff of Belgian collecting society SABAM

    UK-based PACE Rights Management has welcomed a recent ruling in the Belgian courts regarding a dispute over the rates charged and methodology employed by song rights collecting society SABAM in the live music domain.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/pace-welcomes-court-ruling-on-the-live-music-tariff-of-belgian-collecting-society-sabam/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: September 15, 2022

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  • Miley Cyrus the latest artist to be sued over sharing pap photo on social media

    Miley Cyrus is the latest musician to be hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit by photographer Robert Barbera over photos she posted to Instagram. He has previously sued Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa (twice), all of whom settled out of court.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/miley-cyrus-the-latest-artist-to-be-sued-over-sharing-pap-photo-on-social-media/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: September 12, 2022

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  • Another shot for Rango (but, incidentally, the “fair use” defence in Italy has been shot too): Rome Appeal Court confirms there is no misappropriation nor infringement of the “Man With No Name” character

    This blog has already covered the decision of the Rome Court of First Instance concerning a copyright infringement claim concerning a fictional character. The action had been brought by the producers of the movie “For a fistful of dollars” against the producers of the award-winner cartoon movie “Rango”, claiming unlawful use of the “The Man With No Name” character. As the authors of that post correctly summed up at that time, the core of the matter was that:

    Read More: https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2022/09/another-shot-for-rango-but-incidentally.html

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    SOURCE: The IPKat

    Date: September 12, 2022

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  • Judge Denies Spotify’s Early Motion For Summary Judgement Against Kobalt In Eminem Publisher Legal Battle

    A federal judge has officially denied Spotify’s early motion for summary judgement against Kobalt as part of a long-running legal battle centering on allegedly unpaid royalties for billions of Eminem streams.

    Read More: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2022/09/12/kobalt-music-spotify-summary-judgement-order/?mc_cid=f0797834f5

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    SOURCE: Digital Music News

    Date: September 12, 2022

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  • 2,000 artists and creatives in Ireland to be paid basic income of $330 per week under new pilot scheme

    A total of 2,000 musicians, painters and writers in Ireland are set to receive a weekly basic income of €325 ($330) per week under a new scheme to be piloted by Ireland’s government.

    Read More: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/2000-artists-and-creatives-in-ireland-to-be-paid-basic-income-of-330-per-week-under-new-pilot-scheme/

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    SOURCE: Music Business Worldwide

    Date: September 12, 2022

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  • Francisco Partners acquires majority stake in Kobalt

    Private equity firm Francisco Partners has confirmed it is acquiring a majority stake in Kobalt, though the current management team at the music publishing company will remain in place following the takeover, and they say that the plan is to plough on with their “mission of being a positive transformative force for the benefit of all creators”. Lovely stuff.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/francisco-partners-acquires-majority-stake-in-kobalt/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: September 8, 2022

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  • WGA Collects Over $4 Million In Settlement With Amazon Over Unpaid Residuals

    The WGA has settled an arbitration against Amazon, collecting more than $4 million in underpaid residuals and interest owed to 37 screenwriters on 31 films produced or acquired by Amazon. The settlement comes in the wake of a similar “self-dealing” arbitration that the guild recently won against Netflix, in which the guild collected $42 million in unpaid residuals on a total of 140 Netflix-produced films.

    Read More: https://deadline.com/2022/09/writers-guild-amazon-residuals-settlement-1235110384/

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    SOURCE: Deadline

    Date: September 7, 2022

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  • ECSA says new GEMA study puts spotlight back on digital pie debate

    The European Composer & Songwriter Alliance has welcomed a new report on the streaming market in Germany commissioned by German song rights collecting society GEMA which, it says, echos many of the findings of the UK Parliament’s Economics Of Music Streaming inquiry. In particular, that “streaming is booming but music creators are far from getting a fair share from music streaming revenues”.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/ecsa-says-new-gema-study-puts-spotlight-back-on-digital-pie-debate/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: September 6, 2022

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  • Filmmakers Sue AT&T to Block Pirate Sites & Disconnect Repeat Infringers

    A group of independent movie companies has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against AT&T. The Internet provider, which has over 80 million subscribers in the US, faces far-reaching demands. In addition to millions in damages, the filmmakers want the ISP to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers and block access to sites such as The Pirate Bay and YTS.

    Read More: https://torrentfreak.com/filmmakers-sue-att-to-block-pirate-sites-disconnect-repeat-infringers-220906/

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    SOURCE: TorrentFreak

    Date: September 6, 2022

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  • Andreessen Horowitz wants to fix NFT copyright with its ‘Can’t Be Evil’ license

    Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is trying to clean up the messy state of crypto copyright. Last week, the company introduced what it dubs “Can’t Be Evil” licenses: a series of agreements that let creators grant non-fungible token owners partial or near-complete rights to NFT art. It’s fighting a problem many experts have called out — one that’s persistently undercut claims that NFTs let you “own” a work.

    Read More: https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/6/23331591/andreessen-horowitz-a16z-nft-cant-be-evil-copyright-creative-commons-licenses

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    SOURCE: The Verge

    Date: September 6, 2022

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  • Streaming services and music publishers reach deal on song royalty rates in the US

    The streaming services and the US music publishers have reached a deal over the royalty rate paid by the former to the latter, which means neither side will have to go through the time and expense of a messy and contentious hearing before the US Copyright Royalty Board. This is good news for the services, publishers and songwriters. Less so for those of us who enjoy writing about messy and contentious CRB hearings!

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/streaming-services-and-music-publishers-reach-deal-on-song-royalty-rates-in-the-us/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: September 1, 2022

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