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WinMx World News / Sony Takes Control Of EMI
« Last post by GhostShip on May 22, 2018, 05:47:21 am »
The few become fewer ..  :/
Sony says it has agreed to buy a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing for $2.3bn (£1.71bn) as it looks to boost its music portfolio.
The deal would mean Sony would indirectly own about 90% of the record label and its some two million songs.

"We are thrilled to bring EMI Music Publishing into the Sony family and maintain our number one position in the music publishing industry," Sony's president and chief executive Kenichiro Yoshida said on Tuesday.

Mr Yoshida said the music business had enjoyed a resurgence over the past couple of years, driven largely by the rise of paid subscription-based streaming services.

The deal to buy up a controlling stake in EMI is very much part of Sony's plans to realign its business, analysts said.
In April, it reported a net income of 380bn yen for last year, a seven-fold increase on 2016.

These corporations are like cannibal piglets, greedily gobbling each other up until a near monopoly is created so prices can be hiked up with impunity and consumers have little choice, nothing new from the Recorded Music Industry then, expect some fresh rounds of negotiation with the streaming platforms when the current deals run out  focusing on a new higher revenue share, look also to new tricks to try to re-copyright older works, commercial greed knows no bounds.
Nice To Meet You! / Re: me and my pc...
« Last post by heidi1174 on May 20, 2018, 08:21:30 pm »
I like hastings.. im a figure skater and i was at hastings rink a few tiimes x
Upload/Download Issues / Re: problems downloading...
« Last post by GhostShip on May 20, 2018, 10:59:28 am »
Excellent news  :-D

Well done Niko  8) 8)
Upload/Download Issues / Re: problems downloading...
« Last post by Pri on May 20, 2018, 10:24:46 am »
niko one of our administrators got her problems solved :)
WinMx World News / Cary Sherman Ex RIAA Boss Receives Award
« Last post by GhostShip on May 20, 2018, 10:05:24 am »
This copyright zealot is one of those for whom a lifes work life has been a failure so its only fair he gets some kind of pat on the back  :lol: :lol: :lol:

RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman became the first music industry lawyer and lobbyist to be presented with the presidential award at the annual Music Business Association conference.

The mid-1990s provided the most overwhelming disruption of all -- the digitalization and compression of music files, which meant music could be freely distributed on the internet, leading to a "veritable explosion of FTP [file transfer protocol] sites hosting illegal music files for people to take at well," Sherman recalled. "And in 1999, along came Napster and Kazaa and Grokster and Aimster and Streamcast and Morpheus and Limewire and more. We had to begin lawsuits and litigate them all the way to the Supreme Court to establish once and for all that those services were illegal."

Sherman, who will step down from his RIAA position at the end of the year, said it took a while, but the industry finally got key legislation in 1995 [the Digital Performance Right In Recordings Act] and again in 1998 [the Digital Millennium Copyright Act], establishing the right to be paid for what is now online streaming. "And also the right to negotiate marketplace deals with services that streamed on demand ... with the subscription streaming services that are producing the bulk of our revenues today," he added.

That legislation passed because the industry secured the rights it needed "before powerful technology companies emerged that would oppose the legislation," he said. "There are still big gaps in the law that need to be closed, gaps that only became obvious as technology forced a change to our business model. Figuring out what those gaps are and how to fix them, that's the key to ensuring that the music business stays in business

Obviously Cary looks at the Music business from the perspective of a recording industry lawyer and so doesnt really address the requirements of the artists at all bar figuring out how he and his colleagues can profit from the work of others as middlemen and gate keepers.
This old model is being swept away as artists are now directly interfacing with fans and gathering decent amounts of revenues without selling their souls or the rights to their music for cost inflated services traditionally due to ignorance of what a major record deal was all about, that is thankfully no longer the case for many and fans will always purchase good music, that never changes.
Nice To Meet You! / Re: me and my pc...
« Last post by GhostShip on May 20, 2018, 09:39:21 am »
Brighton eh just down the coast from myself in sunny Hastings, welcome back Heidi  :D
Upload/Download Issues / Re: problems downloading...
« Last post by GhostShip on May 20, 2018, 09:37:04 am »
This might be more along the lines of the program not having permission to access the file system, normally fixed by right clicking the exe and selecting  "run as administrator".

Upload/Download Issues / Re: problems downloading...
« Last post by Pri on May 20, 2018, 06:30:06 am »
You need to forward your ports and that. We can help you in renegades (a channel she's already in etc) :)
Nice To Meet You! / Re: me and my pc...
« Last post by DaBees-Knees on May 20, 2018, 12:15:08 am »
Welcome back Heidi. Have fun and start grabbing yourself some files.
Upload/Download Issues / Re: WinMx Friendly Ports?
« Last post by heidi1174 on May 19, 2018, 06:53:48 pm »
hello... im so glad to see this.. but i have no clue which ones i need.. im on windows 10. can you help at all please x
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