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A Deep Analysis Of Global Copyright Value Offers Suprising News

Spotify's director of Economics has done some number crunching, and his finding is that the transactional value of international copyrights is exploding.

A Deep Analysis Of Global Copyright Value Offers Suprising News

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What is the entire music industry actually worth?


Such a seemingly simple question went without an answer for years until Will Page, Spotify's Director of Economics, previously published a landmark analysis via Music Business Worldwide.

Now Page is back to present his latest analysis covering the calendar year 2016, which you can read right here.

The reason this number-crunching takes time to emerge is exactly what differentiates it from any other work: Page brings together complex revenue sources for all rights-holders in the relevant year – from labels to publishers and collective management organisations (CMOs).

The headline stat: in 2016, the combined publishing and recorded music industry grew by US$1.5B, up significantly on the sub-billion-dollar rise seen in the prior year... (MBW)

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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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