Billy Joel

  • EU ministers likely expanding music copyright protections

    Ministers from the European Union are expected to vote next week in Brussels to extend performing artists’ copyright protection in Europe. The change would extend musicians’ copyright protection in Europe from 50 years to 70 years, which is similar to the protection periods afforded to artists in the U.S.

  • Copyright law helping artists reclaim song rights

    Major recording artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel could soon have full ownership of their major hits from the late 1970s, which will likely result in a serious financial blow to record labels.

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