Plagiarism: Thom Yorke has gastritis and Lana del Rey reasons


Every year there is at least one big case of plagiarism that everyone talks about. This time it arrived fast. Radiohead sued Lana del Rey, arguing that the song "Get Free" (2017) by this artist replicates the iconic "Creep" (1992).

Radiohead sued * Lana del Rey for her song "Get Free" (2017) alleging that plagiarized the melody of "Creep" (1992).

(* Lana del Rey says they sued her, Warner / Chapell released a statement denying this, they can compare the two songs here)

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Yes there are royalties for composers in the digital age


Composers can receive royalties for the digital use of their songs ... and it's no longer a science fiction thing.

A few weeks ago we were giving a workshop on royalties in music inCreative Space Locus in the company of Association of the GEA music industry.At some point I said that I "paid to see" if the collective management societies in Colombia knew something about digital royalties.

And so. I went to ask them. They answered ... and they do know.

The subject is complicated but it can be digested like this:

  • Every time someone creates a song they become its author and the owner of certain exclusive rights.
  • These rights may have economic content (property rights);
  • Each time the song is copied, publicly reproduced (among other things) the author / owner receives a remuneration.
  • It does not receive the compensation directly. The normal thing is that a collective management society charges for him / her and then pays him / her.

So far the story is normal.

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"Creating is what keeps me excited" [Interview with Elsa and Elmar]

Interview Elsa and Elmar
We talk to Elsa and Elmar, the queen of spiritual pop.

Last week I was at the concert Caloncho in a bar in Bogotá. The Mexican band was opening Technicolor Fabrics and they invited Juan Pablo Vega to sing a song with them.

A group of people next to me asked, "You have not heard Elsa and Elmar?—

They should, I thought.
They should.

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A matter of synchrony


Synchronization as a concept is fundamental for any audiovisual piece when it comes to music.

Synchronization is the act of adding music to a piece of content. Generally audiovisual content, but recently the growth of the video game industry has made this segment equally important. That's why we can not talk about movies or TV alone. The placement of a song in Fifa can make the difference of doing a world tour or not ... ask ChocQuibTown (Fifa '11).

The rules are simple:

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