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Vivian Campbell Reveals the ‘Upside of Music Piracy’ for Def Leppard: Exclusive Interview

It’s now been 25 years since Vivian Campbell joined Def Leppard, stepping in after the death of original guitarist Steve Clark. Campbell spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock as the band was wrapping up a summer tour with Poison and a new album from his pre-Leppard project Riverdogs celebrates the…

Why Are So Many Heritage Artists on the Road Again? This Explains Everything.

When Glenn Frey died, Don Henley said that the Eagles would never play live again. So much for that promise. Why is Rogers Waters still touring at age 73? Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey would rather they never have to…

Nigeria Grants Tax Break to Music, Movie Producers, Others in Creative Industry

The federal government has granted ‘Pioneer Status’ to the creative industry, in a landmark move aimed at transforming the industry to a creative economy and creating jobs. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and…

Universal Music Sued for Piracy

Music publishers are usually the ones initiating piracy lawsuits, not on the receiving end of one. But Universal finds itself in that situation due to its use of fonts. In news that’s sure to make a few people smile, Universal…

Piracy Is Killing Music, Film Industries- Musician

Former Big Brother Africa star, Mimi Abu Andani, has expressed dissatisfaction with the way legal systems in Africa tackle the issues of piracy, saying the systems do not pay much attention to the menace. Mrs Andani, who is also the…

How to Keep Your Music Safe from Hackers
You've spent hours writing, recording, producing and finally releasing your music onto the web, only to discover it's been hacked and distributed freely through multiple digital outlets. It can be so frustrating for the artist to see their hard work…
39% of Americans Don’t Care That Piracy Hurts Content Creators…

Despite the entertainment industry’s best efforts, most consumers just don’t really care about piracy problems. Piracy costs artists and content creators millions of dollars in revenue. Yet, a new study shows that although most consumers know content piracy is illegal,…