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It’s Just A Click Away: How Copyright Law Is Failing Musicians

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This paper intends to demonstrate the legal mechanisms that occur behind each consumer 'click' on streaming platforms and how the payment structure to labels, publishers and artists can change with each one.

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Author/s: Jon Webster & Fiona McGugan

This paper, written by MMF CEO, Jon Webster and Fiona McGugan, MMF & FAC, intends to demonstrate the legal mechanisms that occur behind each consumer ‘click’ on music streaming platforms and how the payment structure to labels, publishers and artists can change with each one.

It has taken a long time and many consultants including David Stopps and James Barton to write such a relatively short piece which goes to show just how complex this area of the music industry is and complements a subsequent in-depth analysis of the Making Available right itself –  Making Available, Communication To The Public & User Interactivity – published concurrently, on this website.

Don’t miss our forthcoming event on the Making Available right, informed by this paper – Creator’s Rights In The Digital Landscape – 10th Nov. Book here.

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The recent publication of the MMF’s Dissecting the Digital Dollar report has gone a long way in expanding on these papers to clarify the rights involved and the journey of income streams from fans to artists.