DOJ Consent Decree Comment, Part 1

I thought that some of you would be interested in reading my filing in the Department of Justice’s recent request for public comments on their review of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees. I will serialize my comment letter this week on MTP. The Songwriters Speak Out What was far more interesting than my own […]

Spotify Board Member Google Gets Nailed by Stockholders for Another $250,000,000 in Drugs Case

Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. Long Long Time by Guy Forsyth. Google has entered into a proposed settlement agreement with a group of Google shareholders that sued Google’s top executives and board members for breach of fiduciary duty, abuse of control, corporate waste and unjust enrichment. […]

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

Originally posted on Music Technology Policy:
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…

Call to Action: Songwriters Submit Comments to the DOJ on the Consent Decrees Now.

Originally posted on The Trichordist:
The DOJ is reviewing the WWII era consent decrees that force songwriters under federal court supervision for supposed anti-competitive practices.  Yes the awesome power of the federal government is being used to protect multi-billion dollar companies like Clear Channel, Sirius, Pandora, YouTube/Google, Amazon and Spotify from hippy freak songwriters. Considering…