Superpowers In River City: Anti-Artist Activist Brewster Kahle’s Revealing “National Emergency Library,” the Faux Triumph of Privilege

[This post first appeared on ArtistRightsWatch] If you’ve ever seen the classic musical The Music Man, you will remember the stereotypical character of “Marian the Librarian” who was romanced by the grifter Harold Hill.  When it comes to the Internet Archive, we’re way past Marian but we have a whole new character in the role of […]

@UMG Announces Generous COVID19 Policies

[Editor Charlie sez:  File this under “our finest hour.”  Universal Music Group sets a high bar for generously supporting its employees, artists and songwriters as well as the broader community in this announcement.  We’re looking forward to a generous response from the music services, too.] Supporting Our Artists and Songwriters Our companies – including our […]

@RachelRascoe: Faster than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits

[This is an informative post from Rachel Rascoe at the Austin Chronicle about independent contractors filing for unemployment insurance.  Although it focuses on Texas, it’s probably pretty much replicated process across all states. h/t Nikki Rowling for spotting it, big thanks to Rachel for her post and as always to the Chronicle for being the […]