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Spotify’s New Feature: Money Laundering for Dummies

Swedish criminal networks have been using Spotify to launder money since 2019, according to a new investigation by Svenska Dagbladet (SvD). The gangs buy Bitcoin through "cash in hand" trades initiated via a Facebook group, and then use the cryptocurrency to pay for fake streams of music published by artists with ties to the gangs. This artificially inflates the popularity of the music, which then leads to higher royalties from Spotify.

Major Labels On A Wild Goose Chase For An “Anti-Piracy Guru”: A Desperate Attempt To Catch Digital Shadows And Save The Music Industry (Spoiler:...

In the ongoing battle between major labels and the cunning purveyors of unauthorized content, a recent call to action has caught our attention. According to a recent article on TorrentFreak, the IFPI is on the lookout for an "anti-piracy guru" to investigate illicit apps and safeguard their precious content.

Google CEO ON AI: “We Need To Adapt As A Society For It”

During an interview last night with CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai expressed concern over the rapid development of artificial intelligence and warned that every product of every company will be impacted by it.

Proposed US Bill Could Be Manna From Heaven For The Music Industry

A new bipartisan bill making its way through Congress could send music pirates to prison for 20 years and a $1 million fine.

Are NFT’s The DRM Of The Future?

By creating an NFT and assigning it to a song or album, the artist can ensure that only those who have purchased the NFT can access the original version of the work. This helps to protect the artist's copyright and ensure that they are compensated for their work.

The Secure Digital Music Initiative – A Dead End or An Important Step to the Future? Part One

any years ago, the recording industry formed The Secure Digital Media Initiative (SDMI) with teh goal of developing an industry standard DRM to combat file sharing. Many felt that it was a complete failure, but did any good come from it at all?

Blogs, Banter And Backtracking…Are Artists Helping Or Hurting The Cause?

In the past couple of weeks there have been many opinions thrown about in the never-ending file-sharing debate. We’ve heard from ISPs, the BPI,...

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