The MTP Interview: Canadian Artist Suzana Barbosa Who Really Did #walkmilesformusic

Suzana Barbosa is a Canadian artist who walked from Los Angeles to the Googleplex (well…not inside the Googleplex) and used her #walkmilesformusic campaign to call attention to the absurdly low streaming royalties that are cannibalizing sales.  In a serendipitous coincidence, Suzana’s protest coincided with the release by the Copyright Board of Canada of its new […]

A2IM Joins the Fight Against Monopolist YouTube’s Notice and Shakedown Dirty Tricks

As MTP readers will recall, YouTube has finally overplayed its monopoly and tried to extract concessions from independent labels to license for a completely different service by threatening a cutoff from YouTube.  And, of course, when YouTube says “cut off” from YouTube, what they mean is they will still let “user generated content” created from […]

Songwriter Liberty and Audit Rights Under Section 115: Music Licensing Study Filing

…there was lunch in the larger, first floor cafeteria where, in the corner, on a small stage there was a man, playing a guitar, who looked like an aging singer-songwriter Mae’s parents listened to. “Is that….?” “It is,” Annie said, not breaking her stride.  “There’s someone every day.   Musicians, comedians, writers….We book them a year […]