Annie Lin

Aug 26

Some people get normal spam email. I get … music business-related spam email.

You can’t make this stuff up. 

From: Spammer 
Date: August 26, 2014 
To: Me
Subject: The song is notable for its use of a string quartet in addition to Spektor’s usual piano and vocals.
Body:

He never showed up. He donated his Nagarhal village to Lord Revaneshwar.

A ship that has come from Japan. An excellent biography by Bill DeYoung containing a background to the song.

“Seventh Circuit affirms district court’s dismissal of software company’s reverse-confusion trademark suit, where defendant’s Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, used words “clean slate” to describe fictional hacking program, and software company alleged that its “Clean Slate” security software lost sales following film’s release.” — Fortres Grand Corp. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Aug 22

(via Beatport’s Top Selling Genres, Year by Year)

(via Beatport’s Top Selling Genres, Year by Year)

Aug 21

“Judge Alvin Hellerstein found ‘Loca’ is ‘an illegal copy’ of a 1998 song called ‘Loca con su Tiguere’ by a Dominican songwriter named Ramon Arias Vasquez.” — Shakira’s ‘Loca’ is a rip-off of another song: judge

Aug 19

“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found a restaurant owner personally liable where the restaurant played recorded and live music without authorization, and further found that the Copyright Act can impose vicarious liability.” — Stop the Music (or Be Vicariously Liable)