Did you know:
– Spotify, the incumbent leading streaming-music platform, recently disclosed it has paid $3bn-plus in royalties to right owners?
– MTV, the US cable network struggling to regain its 1980s reputation as a producer of edgy youth music TV, is investing in scripted dramas based on hit movie franchises and books aimed at young adults?
– Amazon Inc, the e-commerce conglomerate notorious for its alleged (legal) tax avoidance tactics in the UK, is reported to have agreed to start auditing its business in Britain via its UK headquarters?
– A federal court has awarded the maximum damages under US law – $37.5m – to several right holders, including 16,000 book publishers, after pirate websites operators were found guilty of copyright infringement?
This and more — including a feature focus on the AOL/Verizon merger — in the latest issue of Outside the Box, a midem-exclusive round-up of recent key developments and disruptions beyond music, including:
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This report is the latest issue of a quarterly entertainment trends review developed by MediaTainment Finance, the business journal that covers investments in international media, entertainment and the impact of related digital technologies.