Regardless of your politics, one message should ring out loud and clear from the election regarding Big Tech: Politicians are learning what artists have known for well over a decade. They do not care. They don’t care about Congress, they don’t care about the nation state, they don’t care about artists, songwriters, photographers, authors, none […]
Thanks to the #BrokenRecord campaign and especially Tom Gray of Gomez, the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee is conducing an inquiry into the economics of streaming. (Attention Lindsay Graham and Jerry Nadler). You can read about it here and consider giving evidence. Watch on Parliament TV: Economics of music streaming or […]
We’ve all heard rumors about how much is in the “inception to date” black box at the digital music services. The main reason that nobody knows is another example of the dismal drafting of the Music Modernization Act. Wouldn’t you think that if the class actions against Spotify gave the insiders the leverage to negotiate […]
The Dog Who Didn’t Bark On the Mirror There seems to be some concern about pre-MMA confidential lump sum payments of accrued black box monies under direct licenses or settlement agreements. Services are promoting the idea that these payments must be deducted from the cumulative black box payments required for services to get the benefit of […]
The Final Formation: U.S. Forces Cemetary, Normandy, France “And what sort of soldiers are those you are to lead? Are they reliable? Are they brave? Are they capable of victory? Their story is known to all of you. It is the story of the American man at arms. My estimate of him was formed on […]
[This post first appeared on MusicTech.Solutions] According to some good news in Fast Company, Universal Music Group has announced that “the first three locations for the music-focused hotel partnership with Dakia U-Ventures are Atlanta, Orlando, and Biloxi, Mississippi.” These locations will be pretty massive music-themed hotels under the UMUSIC hotel brand and at least one casino built […]
Fake, I know, but I often think it’s exactly what he would have said.
According to two separate sources, Google’s secret attack plan against Europe’s planned Digital Services Act has leaked. According to French publication Le Point (“How Google Wants to Bend Brussels“): Le Point is aware of a document (which Google has neither confirmed nor denied) which appears to be a presentation intended to mobilize the search engine’s […]
In the “you fight me, you fight my gang” department, Zoë Keating and her extraordinarily loyal fans were the subject of an outright fraud on Facebook described in her tweet above. In short–due to COVID, Zoë had to cancel a live concert originally scheduled on August 30. No live stream had been planned. Scammers must have […]
The first hearing in US v Google antitrust case is scheduled for Friday 10/30/20 at 10 am ET. You can dial in to listen only (you will be muted) on the court’s public access line at (877) 848-7030, access code 321-8747.