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Internet Archive shuts down its Temporary National Emergency Library and opens a new front with the digitisation of recordings

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By Emmanuel LegrandThe Internet Archive has decided to close its Temporary National Emergency Library two weeks earlier than planned, according to a blogpost published by IA's founder Brewster Kahle. The Temporary National Emergency Library was launched in March as a response to the closure of libraries due to the pandemic, and provided access for free to 1.3 million books in digital format. However, publishers and authors have complained that the decision from IA was putting their business at ...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Music deals — Week 14, 2024

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Here is a list of some of the main music deals announced in the past week:

Rock band KISS have signed an agreement with Pophouse which will give the Swedish entertainment and music investment firm ownership of KISS’ artist share of the master recordings and publishing rights. Financial terms of the transaction were not being disclosed but AP estimated that the deal was “over $300 million.” The transaction is subject to certain conditions and regulatory approvals. “Working closely with...

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Quotes of the week — Week 14, 2024

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"Music makers already know what music lovers are just now learning: TikTok is the worst, most exploitative streaming platform for music, anywhere (and that’s saying something). The vast majority of music on TikTok generates virtually no revenue for the musicians who made it, and even more music on the platform is completely unlicensed (stolen), copied (stolen via AI), or pirated (stolen). Simply put, TikTok is trying to build a music-based business without paying music makers fair value for the...

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Key figures — Week 14, 2024

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43.2 billion

That's the total number of times the songs in Spotify's list of “the 100 greatest R&B songs of the streaming era“ have been streamed on the platform since 2015, according to MusicAlly.

$40 billion

That's the EBITDA posted by TikTok parent ByteDance in 2023, out of a turnover of over $120bn, according to a Bloomberg report.

$2.9 billion

That's how much France's pay-TV company Canal+, part of Vivendi, is offering to acquire African broadcaster MultiChoice...

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