The “Creative Survival Index” is a work in progress to find an index to measure the economic condition of creators.
September inflation tells songwriters to demand indexing for mechanicals at the Copyright Royalty Board.
When you look at the inflationary trend in the US economy, freezing mechanicals makes even less sense.
If you haven’t heard Emma Swift, you’re really missing out. Her bio describes her as “an Australian-born songwriter, currently residing in the Nashville, TN and London, UK. A gifted singer inspired by Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull, Linda Ronstadt and Sandy Denny, Emma’s sound is a blend of classic folk, Americana and indie rock. Although she […]
Registration is open for the Texas Entertainment Law Institute that I’m directing this year. The Institute will be virtual so it’s much easier to attend. We have a bunch of great speakers and panels so please check it out and register here!
There are some loose ends on the MLC’s first tax return.
Please send a letter to Congress supporting artist pay for radio play!
Spotify proudly announces their research into how to harvest the brains of your fans for fun and profit. Is that what you signed up for?
The Mechanical Licensing Collective, Inc. has been sitting on a half billion dollars of songwriter money for seven months with no payment in sight. Where is the Copyright Office?
If you’ve read the book or have seen the movie Friday Night Lights, you’ll remember Charlie Billingsley played by Tim McGraw, the running back father of running back Don. Charlie is emblematic of people you’ve probably known who “won State” in their youth or the equivalent and for whom reality has just never quite lived […]