Reuters — Video-sharing website Vimeo LLC cannot be held liable for copyright infringement for unknowingly hosting older music uploaded by its users, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday, dealing a blow to record labels seeking broader protections.In a victory for internet service providers, the 2nd U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals in New York also held that the mere fact that Vimeo employees had viewed videos with copyrighted sound recordings was not enough to prove the company ignored red flags of infringement.The case, pursued by Capitol Records and Sony Corp units, was closely watched in Silicon Valley, with Vimeo s appeal drawing support from Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc , Alphabet Inc s Google, and other companies.Today s ruling by the Second Circuit is a significant win for not just Vimeo, but all online platforms that empower creators to share content with the world, Michael Cheah, Vimeo s general counsel, said in a statement.A lawyer for Capitol Records, a unit of Vivendi SA, and the Sony units declined to provide immediate comment.The case focused on the interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act DMCA .The law protects internet service providers from liability when users upload copyrighted content while requiring them to remove the material if they receive notice or otherwise become aware of the infringement.The lawsuit, filed in 2009, alleged copyright infringement over music in 199 videos that Vimeo users had uploaded to the site.U.S.District Judge Ronnie Abrams in 2013 ruled Vimeo was protected under the DMCA safe harbor provisions with regard to 153 videos.But she held that the safe harbor was not applicable to recordings from before 1972, the year Congress first included them in the scope of federal copyright law.Circuit Judge Pierre Leval said that interpreting the act as leaving providers exposed to liability under state copyright laws would defeat Congress intent.Service providers would be compelled either to incur heavy costs of monitoring every posting to be sure it did not contain infringing pre-1972 recordings, or incurring potentially crushing liabilities under state copyright laws, he wrote.The case is Capitol Records LLC et al v. Vimeo LLC et al, 2nd U.S.
The record labels had sued the YouTube-like site and successfully convinced a district court judge that, because pre-1972 recordings fell under state laws and not federal copyright law, the DMCA didn't apply.The decision once again affirms that the DMCA extends immunity to Internet Service Providers for the infringement of their customers if an ISP removes material at the request of the right holder.Service providers would be compelled either to incur heavy costs of monitoring every posting to be sure it did not contain infringing pre-1972 recordings, or incurring potentially crushing liabilities under state copyright laws."Today's ruling by the Second Circuit is a significant win for not just Vimeo, but all online platforms that empower creators to share content with the world," said Michael Cheah, Vimeo's general counsel.The case was brought in 2009 by Capitol Records and Sony, which did not immediately respond for comment."The Court held that 1 there was no duty to monitor for infringement, 2 that suspicion of infringement wasn t enough unless infringement was obvious, and 3 a few sporadic videos out of millions where Vimeo employees inappropriately encouraged users to post infringing videos was insufficient to remove the DMCA safe harbor protections," the group said.
As we get older most of us start to look a little rough around the edges, but if the Capitol One speaker (US$300) is anything to go by, Klipsch is still quite the looker at 70 years old.The Capitol of its name is Capitol Records, established in 1942, and everyone who buys one of the speakers gets a free record from its catalogue, with albums from Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk to choose from.Of course, the Capitol One can’t play them, but it does come with an 8-hour battery life and Bluetooth 4.0 for hooking it up to your phone.Admit it, you were only ever going to play that record on Spotify anyway.
A website that facilitates the conversion of YouTube videos to Mp3 files is set to shut down following a legal battle with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which represented a slew of media titans including Capitol Records and Sony Music.The YouTube-Mp3 website (YTMP3) was accused of enabling "stream-ripping" which the labels claimed was a major case of copyright infringement.The process is often used to create copies of content which can then be distributed online or listened to for free elsewhere.In a legal filing from late-September last year, the RIAA took action against the website's owner Philip Matesanz and his company, called PMD Technologies UG."Defendants are profiting from the operation of the YTMP3 website," the 2016 filing read."Through the promise of illicit delivery of free music, Defendants have attracted millions of users to the YTMP3 website, which in turn generates advertising revenues," it added.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 13, 2017–VNUE, Inc., the global leader in recording live events and releasing experiential content to fans, announced today the addition of music industry veteran Lou Mann to its executive team as Executive Vice President.Mann, a former Executive Vice President and General Manager of Capitol Records, as well as president of Media Properties for House of Blues (HOB), brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to VNUE.With recording techniques that have been perfected over 13+ years, VNUE provides an end-to-end solution and ultimately allows fans to have keepsakes that they will treasure forever.At VNUE, Mann will be a direct advisor to CEO Zach Bair and will be responsible for helping to procure content, signing new artists, increasing sales and distribution opportunities, and helping to shape the strategic vision of the company.“Lou is the perfect addition to our team, as his broad vision of the future of the music business mirrors our own, and his experience in both the recorded music business as well as the live music business is invaluable to our model,” Bair said.
As telecommunications companies continue along the nearly decade-long process to develop and implement 5G technologies, the perfect testing ground for the new mobile data systems may already exist.Several factors make Finland a potential sandbox for 5G developers: the average person in Finland used about 20 gigabytes (GB) of mobile data in December 2017, a dramatic rise from the 2016 average of 11 gigabytes per month—more than any other country in the world on a per capita basis.(Mobile subscribers in Latvia, who come in second, used 8.2 GB per month in 2016 while U.S. subscribers ranked 13th at 2.67 GB per month.)Such high usage in Finland, contrasted with severe competition among the nation’s data providers, has resulted in almost 100 percent coverage of high-speed networks across the entire country.“Coverage is 100 percent, even if you go inside buildings and elevators and metros,” says Eetu Prieur, the head of mobile network technology at Elisa Finland, one of the major carriers companies in the region.And since Finland’s government mandates that companies can only sell unlimited data plans, high usage is not only cheap, but it’s encouraged—carriers make money by selling data plans with faster maximum speeds rather than greater allocations of data, like one might find in other countries.
A University of Oklahoma Mechanical Engineering Senior in the Accelerated Bachelor and Master of Science program, Devin W. Laurence, is the Grand Prize winner at the 2018 Research Day at the Capitol, sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and National Science Foundation.Laurence was one of 23 undergraduate student researchers who presented poster presentations based on a technical abstract and five-minute presentation for review and evaluation by a panel of EPSCoR-appointed judges.What a great success from our student representing cardiovascular biomechanics research at OU," said Chung-Hao Lee, master's thesis advisor and assistant professor in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Gallogly College of Engineering."Laurence presented, 'An Integrated Experimental-Computational Approach for Multiscale Investigations of Atrioventricular Heart Valves with Applications to Individual-Optimized Surgery Planning.'"As the Grand Prize winner, Laurence is the recipient of a $500 award, plus a $4,000 summer research internship.A $2,500 award is given to the sponsoring Oklahoma college or university laboratory to offset expenses of hosting the internship.
VirnetX Holding Corporation—a Nevada company that many would dub a "patent troll" as it has no meaningful source of income outside of patent litigation—has won a $502.6 million judgement against Apple in a legal case that has dragged on since 2012.In October 2017, Apple was also ordered to pay over $439 million as its "VPN on Demand" feature and FaceTime were determined to violate VirnetX's patents.However, this verdict may not stand on appeal."The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has said the patents are invalid, in cases that are currently before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington," Bloomberg reported.As Ars has previously reported, VirnetX had won three separate jury trials against Apple, all in the Eastern District of Texas, a longtime hotspot for patent-holding companies seeking to sue tech companies.The first was in 2012, when a jury awarded $368 million in damages and the judge granted an ongoing royalty of one percent.
The legal system is often a confounding place, where disputes are adjudicated—it’s a world full of jargon that we journalists try to explain as best we can.Reno v. American Civil Liberties UnionHighest court reached: Supreme Court of the United StatesResult: Established that the Communications Decency Act’s provisions that attempted to criminalize the distribution of adult content online to minors were unconstitutional.That burden on adult speech is unacceptable if less restrictive alternatives would be at least as effective in achieving the legitimate purpose that the statute was enacted to serve."Bernstein v. Department of Justice
Democrats on Capitol are wasting no time digging into big and controversial tech issues now that they control the House of Representatives.On Thursday the committee will hold a hearing on net neutrality with former FCC chairmen Tom Wheeler, a Democrat who served under President Obama, and Michael Powell, a Republican who served under George H.W.On Monday, the committee sent a letter to the current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, putting him on alert that his agency will be under more scrutiny under Democratic leadership.And on Tuesday, the committee sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking for more information on the flaw in its Group FaceTime video feature, which allows people to eavesdrop on someone else's conversations.All this activity comes as Democrats settle into their new role controlling the House of Representatives, following the midterm elections.The party has vowed to put technology issues front in center of its agenda.
Popdog‘s Loaded manages gaming influencers, and today it has signed some big ones: Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, and Ben “DrLupo” Lupo.Loaded handles sponsorship sales, creative, and merchandising services for gaming influencers.In Ninja’s case, it is re-signing him to an exclusive multiyear management deal.In total, the trio represents more than 2 billion combined views on Twitch and YouTube in 2018.Under the agreement, Loaded will continue to manage the key areas of Ninja’s career, including entertainment opportunities, digital distribution, partnerships, endorsements, personal appearances and tours, and book publishing.These signings represent a group of gaming influencers gaining mainstream recognition.
There's the stacked pie plates of the Capitol Records Building, the UFO legs of the Theme Building and the Art Deco masterpieces of Griffith Observatory and the Eastern Columbia Building.Between a busy concert and rehearsal schedule, it took over a month to find a spare moment where I could get access for photos.It turns out that classical musicians take precedence over a guy who regularly gets lost on trains.Clever open spaces and reflective inner walls bounce LA's famous endless sunlight all the way down to the ground floors.That sunlight also famously caused one of the building's biggest initial issues: reflections.The concave stainless steel surfaces reflected and focused the light, heating up nearby apartments and distracting passing drivers.
As home to the Capitol’s upper house, the United States Senate Chamber is among the most storied rooms in America.Appointed with red marble pilasters and rich blue carpeting, the chamber contains 100 mahogany desks.Senators can keep whatever they like in the desks—each is assigned a specific one—but the contents of desk No.There’s not only a good reason for this, there are two.And, by our reckoning, in the time it took you to read this far into this story, somewhere around 3,800 Peeps will have come into the world.The Rodda Candy Co. originally made Peeps until 1953, when Sam Born's son Bob acquired the firm and mechanized the production process, boosting output and allowing the candy to go national.
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has become an influencer and celebrity as the top professional player.And now he is further parlaying that success into writing books.Blevins’s agent Loaded has cut a deal to publish multiple books and merchandise with Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press, two imprints of Random House.Loaded — which is a sponsorship sales, creative, and merchandising services firm for gaming influencers — is partnering with the Penguin Random House division.As the leading management company for top gamers and live streamers, Loaded oversees the key areas of Ninja’s career, including book publishing, entertainment opportunities, partnerships, appearances, and more.Through his collaboration with Loaded and Random House, Ninja is able to bring his engaging personality and incredible gaming expertise to fans offline with a how-to-book, notebook, and a series of graphic novels.
When it comes to social media and the workplace, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are typically viewed as distractions, rather than assets.While companies certainly need to enforce set guidelines for personal social media use in the workplace, business-oriented usage can ultimately help business owners get better results from their team — here’s how.Facebook Workplace, Slack, and Basecamp are just a few of the networks designed to help employees communicate and collaborate on work-related projects.Social media messaging, on the other hand, provides an interface that many users are more comfortable with, allowing for faster and more efficient communication.In fact, a study from McKinsey found that the use of social platforms could increase workplace productivity by an average of 20 to 25 percent by reducing time spent reading and answering emails and gathering project information.Similarly, a Facebook Workplace case study for Volkswagen Group Ireland noted that substituting emails with social media communications improved efficiency by replacing large distribution lists and ensuring that messages were only sent to targeted, relevant groups.
Doctorow and the others continue to write prolifically in regards to the apocalyptic changes facing Intellectual Home generally speaking and the music business in specific.In this article, we will examine the cataclysm facing U.S. business through the portal exemplory instance of the music industry, a simple industry in comparison to those of automotive or energy."Musicians like Prince and Nine Inch Fingernails are flouting their brands and sometimes providing music out or showing their fans to grab it... Radiohead, that will be no more managed by their brand, Capitol Records, put their new digital recording on sale on the Web for whatever price persons need to pay for it."As numerous the others have iterated recently, Arrington reminds people that until successful legitimate, technical, or other synthetic obstacles to production may be created, "easy economic theory dictates that the price of audio [must] fall to zero as more'rivals'(in this case, fans who copy) enter the market."Until sovereign governments that donate to the Universal Copyright Tradition take drastic methods, like the planned necessary audio duty to brace up the industry, there practically exist no financial or legal barriers to help keep the price of noted audio from falling toward zero.Specifically, these include stay audio, merchandise, and limited release physical copies of these music.According to writer Stephen J. Dubner, "The best issue concerning the Moving Rocks below Jagger's management is the band's workmanlike, corporate way of touring.If you learn how to tour efficiently, meanwhile, the profits--including not only ticket sales but also corporate support, shirt sales, etc.,--can be staggering.
"Artists like Prince and Eight Inch Nails are flouting their brands and possibly offering music out or showing their fans to grab it... Radiohead, which will be no further controlled by their name, Capitol Records, set their new electronic record on sale on the Internet for whatever cost people need to fund it."As many the others have iterated recently, Arrington tells us that until effective appropriate, technical, or other synthetic obstacles to generation can be produced, "easy financial idea dictates that the buying price of audio [must] drop to zero as more'opponents'(in that case, fans who copy) enter the market."Until sovereign governments that contribute to the General Trademark Convention take severe steps, including the planned essential audio tax to prop up the industry, there essentially occur no economic or legal barriers to keep the buying price of noted audio from falling toward zero.In response, musicians and labels will probably go back to concentrating on different revenue revenues that can, and will, be exploited.Particularly, these include live music, merchandise, and limited release bodily copies of the music.In accordance with author Stephen J. Dubner, "The best point concerning the Coming Stones below Jagger's leadership may be the band's workmanlike, corporate approach to touring.In the event that you learn to tour efficiently, meanwhile, the profits--including not just solution revenue but additionally corporate sponsorship, t-shirt sales, etc.,--can be staggering.
TikTok has transformed the music industry in recent months as tracks that go viral on the app have taken over the Billboard 100 and Spotify Viral 50 charts. TikTok's music-friendly interface and its users' penchant for dance challenges have made it an indispensable promotional tool for the music industry. Business Insider compiled a power list of the 24 music marketers, artists, digital creators, record labels, and other industry insiders who are using TikTok to help define popular music in 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 13, the marketing team at Sony Music Entertainment noticed that one of its artist's songs was surging on TikTok.  Like most record labels, the company had been monitoring activity on TikTok for months as the short-form video app had emerged as a major driver of song streams on platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. Sony had seen Doja Cat, who signed with its RCA Records imprint in 2014, blow up on the app in December after 17-year-old TikTok star Haley Sharpe created a popular dance to her song "Say So" (a dance that Doja Cat ultimately ended up using in her music video). But this time, it was one of the label's older catalog songs, a Matthew Wilder track from 1983 called "Break My Stride," that had caught the fancy of TikTok's largely Gen-Z user base. "Our entire music catalog is effectively tracked on a daily basis," said Andy McGrath, the senior vice president of marketing at Legacy Recordings, the division within Sony that manages Wilder's song catalog. "We're constantly monitoring actions, reactions, and trends that happen on TikTok. We watch what's happening and how many people are creating their own challenges and sharing existing challenges, et cetera, and then we start to say, 'Okay something's happening here.'" For large music conglomerates like Sony and independent labels alike, TikTok has become an essential marketing tool. Songs can rise on TikTok by accident, as was the case with Wilder's "Break My Stride." In other instances, marketers or artists try to make songs take off by tapping into existing TikTok fads, creating original songs, or adapting tracks for TikTok's short-video format and hiring influencers to promote them. "Every music label, every record label, they have a budget now for TikTok because it's becoming so huge," Ariell Nicholas Yahid, a talent manager at the TikTok-focused talent-management upstart the Fuel Injector, told Business Insider.  In addition to helping artists and labels launch new tracks, song promotion has become an important source of revenue for TikTok's top creators who are looking for ways to make money on an app that still has limited monetization features. And for up-and-coming artists, TikTok can offer an effective way to build an audience quickly. You can see that clearly in the seemingly instantaneous music careers of TikTok stars like Dixie D'Amelio, Jaden Hossler, and Josh Richards. Artists like Abigail Barlow and the group Avenue Beat have also used TikTok to test out new tracks before releasing them on streaming platforms. Avenue Beat's recent smash hit, "F2020," blew up on TikTok first before the group committed to recording a full version of the song in July. It's since landed on Apple iTunes' top 50 chart for pop songs. "We hadn't finished writing the song, we'd literally just written a verse and chorus," Avenue Beat's Savana Santos said. "We just threw it up on TikTok, not thinking that anything was going to happen because we'd never had a video really take off before. We went to bed and we woke up and the next day it had 4.5 million views." TikTok isn't the first social-media platform to leave its mark on the music industry. YouTube has long been a key promotional tool for record labels and artists alike (Justin Bieber was a YouTuber before he became a pop star). And artists have recently used other social platforms like Instagram and Twitch to perform shows remotely for fans as live performances have come to a halt during the coronavirus pandemic.   But music is at the core of the TikTok experience. The short-form video platform's song-friendly interface (adding a "sound" is part of each user's video upload process) harkens back to the app's roots as the dancing and lip-syncing app Musical.ly, which TikTok's parent company ByteDance acquired and merged with TikTok in 2018. Some of TikTok's biggest stars are dancers who can spark the creation of millions of user-generated videos and streams of a new song by posting a single dance video. And TikTok's content recommendation page (the "For You" page) serves up an algorithmically determined assortment of posts that can make any song go viral, whether a track is being used in a paid promotion by a top influencer or in an original dance routine conceived by a non-famous teenager. One need look no further than the Billboard 100 or Spotify Viral 50 to see the app's imprint on popular music in recent months. To understand the power players driving music on TikTok forward, Business Insider compiled a list of the music marketers, artists, digital creators, record labels, and other industry insiders who are using TikTok to define popular music in 2020. The list was determined by Business Insider based on our reporting and the nominations that we received. We took into consideration how a company or individual has used TikTok to grow an artist's, song's, or label's prominence in the industry. Here are the 24 music industry players that are using TikTok to reshape popular music in 2020 (listed in alphabetical order):300 Entertainment Rayna Bass (SVP of marketing) 300 Entertainment is a US independent music label headquartered in New York.  The company works with a variety of artists who have taken off on TikTok in recent months, including Young Thug, whose song "Relationship (feat. Future)" appeared in over 35 million user-generated videos on the app. The label also represents Megan Thee Stallion, whose song "Savage" sparked one of the app's most viral dance challenges. After being promoted to SVP of marketing at 300 in January 2019, Rayna Bass has helped the label's artists grow and adapt to a changing consumer environment driven in part by song and dance trends on TikTok. Before joining 300 Entertainment, Bass held roles at Island Def Jam Music Group and Clear Channel Radio. Bass was one of Billboard's picks for its Women In Music Top Executives list for 2019. 740 Project Charley Greenberg (managing partner) 740 Project is a music marketing firm and record label that was cofounded by Charley Greenberg, Rahim Wright, and Jesse Edwards in 2015.  Greenberg serves as a managing partner at 740 and also works on the company's independent label Blac Noize!  The label's first signing, the artist Tokyo's Revenge, blew up on TikTok this year as two of its songs, "GOODMORNINGTOKYO!" and "THOT!" went viral on the app, appearing in hundreds of thousands of user-generated posts and dance videos from popular creators like Charli D'Amelio and Loren Gray. Greenberg also helped promote DeathbyRomy's single "Problems" on TikTok. ATG Media Omid Noori (cofounder) and Ramzi Najdawi (cofounder) Founded in 2018, The ATG Group, formerly known as Noori Marketing, is a marketing agency and artist management company founded by Omid Noori and Ramzi Najdawi. The company's marketing division, ATG Media, specializes in digital and influencer marketing. ATG told Business Insider that it has worked on a variety of high-profile influencer marketing campaigns on TikTok to promote songs like BMW Kenny's "Wipe It Down," Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now," MASN's "Psycho!," Ashnikko's "STUPID (feat. Yung Baby Tate)," and Saweetie's "Tap In," which have collectively appeared in over 10 million user-generated videos on the app.   Noori told Business Insider that a lot of ATG's successful TikTok music marketing campaigns have come from identifying existing user trends and amplifying them through paid promotions with influencers rather than inventing something new. "We double down on what's working," he said. "We find content that's organically connecting, or that we shed a little bit of light on it, and we see it come to fruition."   AWAL Michael Pukownik (head of artist marketing) AWAL is an independent record label formed by the publishing company Kobalt Music Group and based in London, UK. The company provides artists with services like marketing and distribution while letting them keep full ownership of their copyrights. AWAL artists' songs are available on TikTok through a deal with the digital rights agency Merlin. Over the past two years at AWAL, Pukownik has built an artist marketing team responsible for driving discovery, audience development, marketing strategy, and release execution for the company's roster of artists.  Under Pukownik's tenure, AWAL artists have built large followings on TikTok, driving millions of video views and streaming platform plays for artists like Alaina Castillo, Lauv, Yung Bans, girl in red, and Gus Dapperton (who collaborated with Benee for one of TikTok's most popular tracks, Supalonely). Before joining AWAL, Pukownik worked in marketing roles at Warner Bros. Records, Capitol Records, and EMI Music.   BAS.media Danny Kang (founder) BAS.media is a group of viral-content marketers that has an exclusive partnership with Columbia Records to promote artists and tracks on TikTok and other social-media platforms.  The company manages song promotion rights for influential TikTok sound accounts like Rapidsongs (8.4 million followers) and Goalsounds (5.6 million followers), whose track remixes have been used in millions of videos on the app. Collab Eric Jacks (chief strategy officer) Collab is a digital talent network and entertainment studio that works with TikTok music creators like Spencer X, Jon Klaasen, Scotty Sire, and Baby Ariel, who collectively have over 90 million followers on the app. The company was started by a brother trio of former creators (James, Tyler, and Will McFadden) and former Fullscreen Executive Soung Kang, to provide software, sales, and services to independent creators.  As Collab's chief strategy officer, Eric Jacks has helped Collab navigate partnerships with record labels, handle in-app music promotions, and work with TikTok-first music producers and artists.  The company has worked on music promotions for artists like Juicy J, Blink-182, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, and Lauren Jauregui. Collab also worked with music producers and writers to create an original song "Bright Idea" for a Bliss Cosmetics TikTok campaign earlier this year.  Creed Media Timothy Collins (COO and cofounder), Madelaine 'Mimmi' Zetterström (head of campaign operations), Marisa Pilchmair (music campaigns), Alex Falck (music campaigns)  Founded in 2018 by Timothy Collins, Hugo Leprince, and Eliot Robinson, Creed Media is a music marketing agency based in Stockholm, Sweden. The team has worked with record labels and influencers to promote tracks on TikTok like Trevor Daniel's "Falling," Surf Mesa's "ILY," Camila Cabello's "My Oh My," Topic's "Breaking Me," and S1MBA's "Rover," according to the company. "We have a production team in-house actually, with music producers that help us TikTok-optimize certain songs," Collins said. "We work with creators as well as with our in-house team to come up with good skits or POV concepts or dance choreographies that we believe will resonate on the platform." Collins previously headed up digital strategies at the music management firm At Night Management, which worked with Swedish artists like Avicii, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, and Otto Knows. Zetterström oversees the company's day-to-day campaign operations. Falk leads client relationships for campaigns in the US. And Pilchmair works on campaigns for priority projects in Europe and the United States.   Def Jam J.D. Tuminski (VP, digital marketing) Tuminski runs digital strategy and marketing at Def Jam, working on artist promotions on TikTok and other social-media platforms.   He led the label's campaign for Justin Bieber's 2020 album Changes. One of Bieber's tracks on the album, "Yummy," has appeared in over four million videos on TikTok. Tuminski has also worked on promoting artists like Jhené Aiko, Kaash Paige, 2 Chainz, Alessia Cara, 070 Shake, and Fredo Bang on social media. This year, he's led efforts to engage fans during quarantine with digital events like a virtual reality performance by DaniLeigh. Before joining Def Jam, Tuminski worked in digital marketing at Columbia Records and in corporate communications at HBO. Doja Cat Doja Cat (Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini) (music artist) While Doja Cat has sparked controversy, her imprint on the music and dance culture of TikTok is undeniable. The artist has 4.7 million TikTok fans, and millions of the app's users have posted videos of themselves dancing to Doja Cat songs like "Say So" and "Boss Bitch." The artist's embrace of TikTok has extended well beyond posting videos on the app. After 17-year-old TikToker Haley Sharpe posted a viral dance to her single "Say So," Doja Cat incorporated the dance in her official music video for the track with a cameo appearance from Sharpe. And Doja Cat recently made a guest appearance during The Weeknd's live concert series on TikTok on August 7. With song after song going viral on the app, Pitchfork described Doja Cat's reign on TikTok as "unimpeachable." Flighthouse Jacob Pace (CEO), Ash Stahl (general manager), Amy Hart (music marketing), Adi Azran (music marketing) In addition to running its own popular TikTok account with about 26 million followers, Flighthouse, which is owned by the music-technology company Create Music Group, has a marketing team that works with record labels to promote artists' songs on the app. The company is led by Gen Zers — its CEO, Jacob Pace, is 21 years old — and it has developed a formula to help make songs take off on TikTok by first making small modifications to artists' tracks and then tapping the right influencers to boost a song's visibility. Flighthouse was recently hired by the independent record label 10k Projects to put together an influencer campaign for the Surfaces' song "Sunday Best," which helped drive over 20 million user-generated videos on the app and aided in the music duo's rise to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's emerging-artists list. The company has worked on a variety of other tracks that have trended on TikTok, including Arizona Zervas' "Roxanne," but most record labels ask them not to disclose when they're involved in running a paid promotion, the company said. "TikTok has opened up this door where anything's at play," said Adi Azran, the head of marketing at Flighthouse. "All old records, all new records — people don't care on TikTok as long as it's fun to make content with." Read more about Flighthouse's work on TikTok: How a media company that turns songs into TikTok trends helped 'Sunday Best' appear in over 20 million videos and become a global hit on Billboard and Spotify Interscope Chris Mortimer (head of digital marketing) Chris Mortimer leads all digital marketing efforts for Interscope's roster of artists including Lady Gaga, DaBaby, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, and Lil Mosey.  Interscope's campaigns on TikTok have helped promote streams for songs like Trevor Daniel's "Falling"; Lil Mosey's "Blueberry Faygo"; "Rain On Me" by Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande; and "Rockstar" by DaBaby ft Roddy Ricch, which has appeared in over 1.7 million videos on TikTok and has held steady as a top ten track on streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Prior to Interscope, Mortimer was in the startup media and entertainment space. He holds an MA in communications management from USC. Jason Derulo Jason Derulo (Jason Joel Desrouleaux) (music artist) While Jason Derulo achieved fame as a music artist well before TikTok entered the social-media scene, the singer has leaned heavily into the short-form video app in recent months.  Derulo, who has 31.5 million TikTok fans and regularly posts collaborative videos with the app's other top creators, has also used TikTok to promote his own tracks.  Derulo's newest single "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)," which he co-released with New Zealand music producer Jawsh 685, came to life after Derulo used an unauthorized sample of a Jawsh 685's track that had taken off on TikTok. The pair reconciled their differences and the song has continued to chart on streaming platforms like Spotify. Derulo also does sponsored posts for brands on his TikTok account. The artist told Complex Media last month that he earns over $75,000 for brand promotions on TikTok.  Legacy Recordings Andy McGrath (senior vice president of marketing) Legacy Recordings manages Sony Music's catalog of songs from artists that may or may not be still producing music, including performers like Billie Holliday, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie.  The company mostly takes a reactive approach to engaging with TikTok, though it has tested out promotions for some of its older tracks in the past year, enlisting influencers to try to draw attention to the 15th anniversary of Ciara's "Goodies" in September. Once a song does take off on TikTok, the company will encourage artists to create TikTok accounts and join in on a trend that involves their track.  "We drop a note to the artist, or his or her team, and say 'Hey, there might be something here. Are you aware of this? Are you interested in participating?'" Andy McGrath, senior vice president of marketing at Legacy Recordings, told Business Insider in May. "If we're talking about catalog artists — 90s, 80s, early 2000s — a lot of these artists may or may not have TikTok accounts," said Kerry Abner, a marketing manager focused on social media and streaming at Legacy Recordings. "We want to get them on the platform and start engaging with their fans there by inserting themselves into the challenge." Read more about Legacy Recording's strategy on TikTok: A Sony Music exec explains the label's TikTok strategy and how it responds when a song like 'Break My Stride' catches fire Movers+Shakers Evan Horowitz (CEO and cofounder) and Geoffrey Goldberg (chief creative and cofounder) Founded in 2016 by Evan Horowitz and Geoffrey Goldberg, Movers+Shakers is a creative marketing agency that specializes in music and dance-based ad campaigns on social-media platforms like TikTok. The company has created original music and dances for brand campaigns on TikTok, and its work with the beauty brand e.l.f. Cosmetics in October 2019 set a new standard for engagements on the app. Movers+Shakers created an original e.l.f. song for the marketing push, "Eyes. Lips. Face. (e.l.f.)," that's been used in over 1.7 million videos to date. The song has 18 million streams on Spotify and millions of plays on YouTube, and the campaign's hashtag "#eyeslipsface" has been viewed 6.3 billion times on TikTok. "I think the nature of TikTok as a platform is that it's one of the main places that music is being launched right now," Horowitz told Business Insider in May. "It's only natural that brands that create really good music that the community on TikTok really resonates with, that that music can start to trend and be successful outside of the platform." Read more about Movers+Shakers' work on TikTok: The agency behind one of TikTok's top ad campaigns says brands can build a massive audience through original music and dance trends but the 'window is closing quickly' ReignDeer Entertainment Larry Rudolph (CEO) Larry Rudolph runs ReignDeer Entertainment and is a senior partner at Maverick Management, a division of Live Nation Entertainment. Rudolph's ReignDeer Entertainment manages several of TikTok's biggest music stars including Loren Gray, Jaden Hossler (JXDN), and more recently Josh Richards. Rudolph also serves as a formal advisor to TalentX Entertainment (which represents Hossler and Richards), where his son serves as VP of music.  Rudolph is perhaps best known for discovering and managing Britney Spears. He has also served as a manager for Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Pitbull, and The Backstreet Boys. "New young audiences want to consume music differently," Rudolph told Business Insider. "To have some TikTok star with 20 million eyeballs using your song gets an enormous amount of attention and gets an enormous number of active music listeners. As a marketing tool, it's a massive platform."   Republic Records Tim Hrycyshyn (VP of digital marketing) As VP of digital marketing at Republic Records, Tim Hrycyshyn leads a team of marketers focused on the label's online strategy for artists like Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, James Bay, the Jonas Brothers, and The Weeknd (who recently performed live for TikTok users in the app's first-ever augmented reality concert). Hrycyshyn joined the label in 2015 as a director of digital marketing after working in marketing roles at Independent Label Group and the Alternative Distribution Alliance.  Roc Nation Carolyn Girondo (associate director of digital marketing) Founded by Jay-Z in 2008, Roc Nation is a full-service entertainment agency that works with a variety of stars from Rihanna and Shakira to Lil Uzi Vert and Big Sean. As associate director of digital marketing, Girondo told Business Insider that TikTok has had a huge impact on the agency's new music releases as well as older songs in artists' catalogs.  When the company noticed that Mariah Carey's 2009 track "Obsessed" was taking off on TikTok, the company quickly helped Carey create an account to help promote the song to its users. "Obsessed" has since appeared in nearly four million user-generated videos on the app, and Carey now has 3.6 million fans on TikTok.   TalentX Entertainment Gavin Rudolph (VP of music) and Michael Gruen (VP of talent) Having grown up in the music industry (his father Larry Rudolph is also featured on this list as CEO of ReignDeer Entertainment), Gavin Rudolph runs the music department at TalentX Entertainment, a talent management firm focused on TikTok creators.  During his tenure at TalentX, Rudolph helped the upstart TikTok agency form a partnership with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which is offering publishing and artist development services to TalentX's songwriters and artists. He also helped facilitate a deal with Warner Records to create TalentX Records – a joint venture between the two companies to promote TikTok artists like TalentX's Josh Richards. Michael Gruen manages TalentX's roster of TikTok stars as the company's VP of talent. He helped facilitate Richard's deal with Warner Records and signed former Sway LA member Jaden Hossler, who has since built out a career in the music industry. The Fuel Injector Devain Doolaramani (CEO and founder) and Ariell Nicholas Yahid (talent manager) The Fuel Injector is a talent-management company that primarily focuses on TikTok creators. The company does a lot of music marketing on the app, working on four to five paid song integrations a week, according to Ariell Nicholas Yahid, a talent manager at the company.  "It seems like a lot, but in the music industry there's about 100 songs a week," Yahid said. "I started music marketing back when it was Musical.ly, when I managed all these audio accounts," Doolaramami said. "We built out the roster with dancers and actual personas so we started marketing within our talent in different music niches." The company told Business Insider that it's worked on influencer-marketing promotions on TikTok for Rontae Don't Play's "I'm Single and I'm Lit," "Civil War" by Russ, and $uicideboy$'s "...And To Those I Love, Thanks For Sticking..." Read more about The Fuel Injector's work in music marketing on TikTok: TikTok influencers are getting paid thousands of dollars to promote songs, as the app becomes a major force in the music industry     Tiagz Tiagz (Tiago Garcia-Arenas) (music artist) The Canadian rapper Tiagz, 22, built a career as a music producer by strategically uploading songs to TikTok. Tiagz's strategy for growing an audience on TikTok has been to write songs that directly reference a phrase or idea that's become popular on the app. Since joining TikTok in August 2019, several of Tiagz's songs have gone viral through this method, appearing in millions of user-generated videos across the platform. Two years after he started producing music, Tiagz is now signed by the record label Epic Records and has millions of monthly listeners on streaming apps like Spotify. "I tried to understand the platform," Tiagz told Business Insider in April. "The trends work, but the quality of the music matters too because a lot of songs that I made are flops." Read more about Tiagz's rise on TikTok: Music artist Tiagz explains how he mastered TikTok's algorithm to score a major record deal, with help from Charli D'Amelio and a 1950s jazz classic TikTok's music division TikTok is well aware of the integral role that music plays in its platform's success, and it's staffed up accordingly to support artists, record labels, and music-oriented creators and brands who use its app. The company's music division is divided into three focus areas: music operations, music partnerships and artist relationships, and business development.  The music operations group handles all music programming decisions on the app. The team curates the playlists and songs that are promoted to TikTok users when they are looking to add a "sound" to a video. Its "Emerging Artists" playlist can help yet-to-be-discovered artists take off on the app. The company told Business Insider that "nearly 50 songs programmed by the TikTok music ops team reached the Billboard Hot 100 in May and June 2020 alone." TikTok's music partnerships and artist relationships team serves as the company's liaison between the app and artists and labels. Team members work with the music operations team to jumpstart TikTok trends and support official playlisting and hashtag promotions, while also helping to onboard new artists onto the app. The music partnerships and artist relationships team also handles artist events tied to TikTok, including The Weeknd's recent virtual performance on the app.  The music business development team focuses on negotiating content licensing deals with labels, publishing companies, and distributors.  Here is the full list of team members at TikTok who focus on music: Corey Sheridan (head of music content operations, North America) Isabel Quinteros, Sr. (manager, music partnerships and artist relations) Mary Rahmani (director of music content and artist relations) Daniel Gillick (senior manager, music content & label relations) Brandon Holman (label partnerships manager) Chayce Cheathem (label partnerships) Yuko Shen (music operations) Alec Feld (music operations) Macie Spear (music operations) Chayce Cheathem (music content & label relations) William Gruger (music editorial lead) Ben Markowitz (director of music operations) Jordan Lowy (director of music partnerships) Christina Beltramini (music partnerships) Todd Schefflin (senior manager of music partnerships) Bryan Cosgrove (creative music licensing) Tracy Gardner (head of label licensing & partnerships) Leah Linder (director of communications, music) Ole Obermann (VP, global head of music) Paul Hourican (music operations, EU) Farhad Zand (music partnerships, EU) Hari Nair (head of digital music, India) Fennie Chin (head of digital music, Southeast Asia) Henrique Fares Leite (music industry relations, Latin America) Toyin Mustapha (music content and artist partnerships, EU) James Underwood (music content manager, EU) TuneCore Andreaa Gleeson (chief revenue officer) TuneCore is a tech platform designed to enable artists and labels to distribute songs on platforms like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, Google Play, and Tidal. The company makes money by charging a flat rate for each album, song, or ring tone that it distributes. Since it launched its distribution partnership with TikTok in October 2019, over 200,000 of TuneCore's artists have distributed 300,000 releases on the app. As chief revenue officer, Andreea Gleeson oversees marketing, artist support, international work, and entertainment relations at TuneCore. Her efforts have helped up-and-coming artists build fan bases on TikTok. Gleeson previously served as TuneCore's chief marketing officer. UnitedMasters David Melhado (head of artist marketing) UnitedMasters is a music distribution company that helps artists get songs placed on music streaming platforms and social-media apps like TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram. The company makes money by taking a 10% split of artists' royalties or charging creators a flat annual rate to use its platform.  UnitedMasters has become a key tool for newcomer artists to get their music distributed on the short-form video app.  Currently the head of artist marketing at UnitedMasters, David Melhado is responsible for promoting artist, product, and brand efforts for UnitedMasters' artist community. Melhado has helped develop the careers of some of today's biggest rap artists including NLE Choppa (3.8 million TikTok followers) and Gunna (450,000 TikTok followers), whose track "Drip Too Hard (Lil Baby & Gunna)" has been used in tens of thousands of user-generated videos on the app.    Universal Music Group Celine Joshua (general manager, commercial, content, and artist strategy) Celine Joshua joined Universal Music Group in 2018, where she leads the company's 10:22 pm imprint, a division of UMG focused on signing social-media influencers, digital-media creators, and recording artists. Joshua and 10:22 pm have sponsored the TikTok creator house Kids Next Door LA as part of their work promoting 10:22 catalog songs. Her team also worked directly with TikTok to test out the platform's push notification feature in order to promote electronic music artist Alesso's new track "Midnight." Prior to joining UMG, Joshua worked at Warner Music Group in the IT department, at Disney Music as Head of Digital, and at Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records. 
Memorial plans for Ruth Bader Ginsburg will include a private ceremony at the Supreme Court and a public viewing on Wednesday and Thursday.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87, will be the first woman to lie in state at the US Capitol, allowing mourners to come pay tribute to the trailblazing feminist litigator.After civil rights legend Rosa Parks died in 2005, she lay in honour at the Capitol — a distinction given to private citizens, as opposed to government officials like Ginsburg. Ginsburg, who was the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court, will also be the first Jewish person to lie in state at the US Capitol.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that the ceremony for Ginsburg, who was the second woman to sit on the nation’s highest court, will be held September 25. It will be by invitation only, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.In US history, only 33 people, all of them men, have lain in state at the Capitol, most of them presidents, congressmen or military leaders. Most recently, Democratic representatives Elijah Cummings and John Lewis, both civil rights leaders, lay in state after their deaths in 2019 and 2020 respectively.Only four civilians have lain in honour at the Capitol, including two US Capitol police officers, evangelist reverend Billy Graham and Parks.There are no rules or laws that determine who will lie in state, according to the architect of the Capitol — the distinction is determined by the House and the Senate.With the death of Ginsburg, who was one of the Supreme Court’s more liberal justices, the question of who will replace her has dramatic implications. The court is now split between three liberal justices and five conservatives. If President Donald Trump is able to get another conservative justice confirmed, that would cement conservatives’ hold on the nation’s most powerful court.Ginsburg’s last wish, dictated to her granddaughter just days before her death, was reportedly that she “not be replaced until a new president is installed.” The justice knew that the matter of her replacement will have major bearing on health care, abortion rights, civil rights and more.Related... Trump Spreads Disinformation About Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Dying Wish Front Runner For Trump's Supreme Court Pick Is A Catholic Who Opposes Abortion Canadian Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Sending Poison Letter To Donald Trump
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