So, while BigCo walled gardeners such as Apple and Amazon continue to convert things that could be owned in the physical world (starting with music and books) into what can only be licensed in the virtual one, the regulatory framework around the Internet is ratcheting in an ever more restrictive direction, partly at the behest of regulatory captors such as the phone, cable and content companies (all getting more and more vertically integrated), and partly at the behest of countries that want the UN and the ITU to help them restrict Net usage inside their borders. The latter is less about licensing than about pure politics, but pure politics is customarily driven by big businesses looking for protection or easement. Both are at variance with the free and open marketplace the Net opened up in the first place.
Apple’s iTunes Match (aka iMatch): The First Royalties Are In | TuneCorner Music Blog
Some may complain that it’s not much money. Well, before you were getting zero, now you are getting something.
The Story Behind The Song: Adele, “Someone Like You” | American Songwriter
A lot of problems with a song in progress can be solved by starting a new and different song