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    Default Good news for songwriters!

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    It's good that Micro$haft is doing the right thing.

    However, unlike M$, Spotify

    a) is desperate to turn a profit and

    b) its whole business model is based on screwing whomever it can out of their royalties
    Man! You have GOT to try a hit of this RANGE SUNSHINE!

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    Link doesn't seem to be working for me
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    That's odd, I just tried it and it seems OK from here.
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    Default Re: Good news for songwriters!

    Here's another from Chris Castle:
    2. There’s No Central Database of Song Ownership So We’ll Just Help Ourselves to Your Money: This is the most common red herring as it provides cover about the services greatest exposure–they unilaterally took money that wasn’t theirs and used it as long as they could get away with it. There’s quite the infrastructure built up around this one–even the Berklee School of Music got into the act. In fact, I would make a bet that if the users of music had spent half the time doing song research that they put into making excuses, they wouldn’t be getting sued right now.

    Even if you had one of these unicorn central database thingys that has never existed it won’t help you if you don’t use it. Given the massive failure at Spotify and probably all the streaming services to license millions of songs, many of which could be easily found in the Copyright Office registry or the PRO databases, this certainly appears to be more like a case of not looking rather than not being able to look. If they don’t use the tools that are readily available currently, what makes anyone think they would use the unicorn central database

    http://www.musictechpolicy.com/
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