If only the Government Accountability Office got on board–but GAO wants to promote the positive effects of crime.
Please note: This is an installment in a multi-part post. Each post has information relevant to prior posts, so until we get to the “Final” there will be more information to come. See also More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. Part 6 , Part […]
[This post first appeared on MTP in 2009. AFTRA is part of the coalition of labor unions and guilds (including the AFL-CIO) supporting rogue sites legislation in the US Congress] There are two principle unions in the music industry, the American Federation of Musicians (“AFM“) and the American Federation of Radio & Television Artists (“AFTRA“). […]
Chairman Herb Kohl and Senator Mike Lee wrote an interesting letter to the Federal Trade Commission that called on the FTC to continue its investigation of Google with vigor after examining the issues at a hearing of the Antitrust Subcommittee (The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition? Before the Subcomm.on Antitrust, Competition Policy […]
Top 23 for 2011 from Semaphore Music. Why top 23? 10 is too restrictive, and when asked to list top 20, no one did, so top 23. Supposedly across all genres but clearly isn’t. Emily Zuzik (Brooklyn) “You Want to Go Out Tonight” @emilyzuzik Phantogram (Saratoga Springs) “Running from the Cops” @phantogram I Break Horses (Stockholm) “Load […]
[This post appeared earlier in 2011–but given the rogue sites debate that demonstrates just how much money is being made from online theft, understanding who influenced this GAO “report” that found that “stealing is good” is even more necessary.] Some of you may remember the report by the Government Accountability Office that studied the problem […]
“Have you seen the bigger piggies In their starched white shirts You will find the bigger piggies Stirring up the dirt Always have clean shirts to play around in. In their sties with all their backing They don’t care what goes on around In their eyes there’s something lacking What they need’s a damn good whacking. […]