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MySpace Music, Songtrust Partner

MySpace offers musicians improved publishing management services

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MySpace, which has long enjoyed a reputation for being a good place for individuals to get familiar with different bands, may soon become even more useful to up-and-coming musicians.  MySpace Music has partnered with Songtrust in an effort to introduce better music publishing management services.

An official statement on the matter explained, "Songtrust is the first online rights management solution that empowers all songwriters to take control of their music publishing and related rights.  By streamlining the complex process of registering song copyrights, collecting royalties, and maximizing licensing opportunities, Songtrust empowers independent songwriters to track how and where their songs are being used around the world."

Songtrust isn’t some dinky tool exclusively employed by garage bands, either.  The organization, which was just established in October of last year by Downtown Music, already boasts ties to the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), BMI, and SESAC (originally the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers).

So Courtney Holt, the president of Myspace Music, said, "We’re very excited to deepen our relationship with Downtown Music and to promote this new, innovative service that helps songwriters take control of their music publishing."

Unfortunately, no financial details were shared, making it hard to say what level of effort/investment this represents.  The move might just be intended to sweeten the pot prior to a sale of MySpace, or perhaps it’s supposed to have a major effect.

In any event, MySpace Music intends to promote Songtrust to all of the site’s musicians.

MySpace Music, Songtrust Partner
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  • http://www.gedarnet.com/vb/ gedarnet

    I think the music publishing would be through social networks more effectively
    Social networks including MySpace, a major force in publishing and to achieve the greatest possible degree of interest
    Regards

  • http://www.myspace.com/laurablackrocks Black

    There is a new Social Network Launching Later This Year that will be better than MySpace and Facebook combined.

    It will give artists real opportunites without getting ripped off or taken advantage of.

    I’ve seen the demo for it, and it blows Facebook and MySpace away!!!

    Trust That!!!

    Sign up to my Twitter Page for updates about everything as they become available at: http://twitter.com/blackatyou

  • Guest

    THAT IS JUST TOO FUNNY. CHASE CAREY AND JONATHAN MILLER ARE TWO OF THE BIGGEST LIARS IN THE CORPORATE WORLD.

    Here are the facts, Carey and Miller were given the opportunity to change the direction of MySpace last year with a proposal that would increase net profits of MySpace to 1.5 billion dollars by the third year.

    Based on our experence with News Corp, Carey, and Miller no one should trust any of them.

    They wanted us to disclose the plan to them without any written agreement in place. When that was refused, there were no further discussions.

    I would venture to guess anyone they claim to be offering more than 10 million dollars for MySpace would be another one of their lies.

    It is believed that the damage that Carey and Miller have done to MySpace has brought the value of MySpace down to nothing.

    Anyone willing to pay the 50 to 200 million dollars MySpace alleges would mean one of two things. EITHER THEY LIED TO MYSPACE ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE WILLING TO PAY,,,,

    OR MORE LIKELY IS NEWS CORP, CAREY, AND MILLER ARE LYING LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO IN AN EFFORT TO DRIVE THE PRICE UP.

    TIME WILL TELL!!!

  • Guest

    THAT IS JUST TOO FUNNY. CHASE CAREY AND JONATHAN MILLER ARE TWO OF THE BIGGEST LIARS IN THE CORPORATE WORLD.

    Here are the facts, Carey and Miller were given the opportunity to change the direction of MySpace last year with a proposal that would increase net profits of MySpace to 1.5 billion dollars by the third year.

    Based on our experence with News Corp, Carey, and Miller no one should trust any of them.

    They wanted us to disclose the plan to them without any written agreement in place. When that was refused, there were no further discussions.

    I would venture to guess anyone they claim to be offering more than 10 million dollars for MySpace would be another one of their lies.

    It is believed that the damage that Carey and Miller have done to MySpace has brought the value of MySpace down to nothing.

    Anyone willing to pay the 50 to 200 million dollars MySpace alleges would mean one of two things. EITHER THEY LIED TO MYSPACE ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE WILLING TO PAY,,,,

    OR MORE LIKELY IS NEWS CORP, CAREY, AND MILLER ARE LYING LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO IN AN EFFORT TO DRIVE THE PRICE UP.

    TIME WILL TELL!!!

  • Tom

    THAT IS JUST TOO FUNNY. CHASE CAREY AND JONATHAN MILLER ARE TWO OF THE BIGGEST LIARS IN THE CORPORATE WORLD.

    Here are the facts, Carey and Miller were given the opportunity to change the direction of MySpace last year with a proposal that would increase net profits of MySpace to 1.5 billion dollars by the third year.

    Based on our experence with News Corp, Carey, and Miller no one should trust any of them.

    They wanted us to disclose the plan to them without any written agreement in place. When that was refused, there were no further discussions.

    I would venture to guess anyone they claim to be offering more than 10 million dollars for MySpace would be another one of their lies.

    It is believed that the damage that Carey and Miller have done to MySpace has brought the value of MySpace down to nothing.

    Anyone willing to pay the 50 to 200 million dollars MySpace alleges would mean one of two things. EITHER THEY LIED TO MYSPACE ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE WILLING TO PAY,,,,

    OR MORE LIKELY IS NEWS CORP, CAREY, AND MILLER ARE LYING LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO IN AN EFFORT TO DRIVE THE PRICE UP.

    TIME WILL TELL!!!