EMI Accepts New Rules (Maybe They Could Have A Talk With The RIAA)

In a panel titled, “Is Web the New Hollywood?” at OnHollywood this week, Ted Cohen, senior vice president of Digital Development and Distribution at EMI Music said, “The audience is taking over the programming. A few years ago we looked at litigating it, now we are looking at how to monetize it. You can’t set up too many rules right now….if you don’t let them play they will play anyway.”
According to ZD Net, Cohen said rights are a complicated issue, but the rights holders have to have the right “mindset.” For example, directors and producers making B-roll and samples available to the masses to mashup, and hoping that MySpace or YouTube users become unsolicited viral marketing agents.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.