Blog / 6 Sep 2017

#Newsfeed: Facebook offers hundreds of millions of dollars for music rights; Why Instagramming your leftovers is important for history; The 50 most influential people in Australian radio revealed



Plus how to get a job in the music industry.


According to Bloomberg, Facebook is offering major record labels and music publishers hundreds of millions of dollars so the users of its social network can legally include songs in videos they upload. Music owners have been negotiating with Facebook for months in search of a solution, and Facebook has promised to build a system to identify and tag music that infringes copyrights – however this is the most recent indication that a solution is closer than we think.

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Culinary historian Laura Shapiro has written a fantastic opinion piece on why we should be photographing the everyday food we eat – and not just the picture perfect dishes – on Instagram. She argues that gone are the days of gigantic coffee-table cookbooks and replaced instead by Instagram – however this also offers the first opportunity in history to visually capture what home cooks in kitchens around the world are whipping up.

Read her opinion piece in full here.


Radio Today have unveiled their list of the 50 most influential people in radio for 2017, and there are plenty of familiar faces – and a few surprises – this time around. Kyle and Jackie O have overtaken Alan Jones as the highest ranking on-air talent, while music decision-makers like triple j’s Chris Scaddan also made the cut.

See the list in full here.



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