Youtube and MySpace have to pay millions to the record industry

Record companies like Universal, who first use myspace or youtube for free promotional space for bands now demand millions for ‘potential’ losses.

My message to those Record Companies: first make sure you have your ‘masters’ proper stored and make sure the CD you release is properly mastered. What can I do when I feel ripped-off when hearing a vinyl copy on a CD? Without fans you were even not able to release music in utmost best quality because you (the record companies) cannot find where the original master is. So is it only about the ‘copyrights’? or can we as buyers also ask you to give us proper material? changes business model

Few Days to Go & Counting …

Just a reminder 

On September 1, 2006 the changes to the Russian copyright legislation will come into force. Since January 2006 the site has been making direct agreements with rightholders and authors at the same time increasing the price of the music compositions and transferring the royalties directly to the artists and record companies. The aim of is to agree with all rightholders on the prices and royalties amounts by September 1, 2006.”