If you live outside of New York, Nashville or Los Angeles, how much do you really know about the needs of your local music community? (And, frankly–who are we kidding. Even if you live in one of those “centers”.) Artists, songwriters, producers, live music–and all of the folks who make up our local business and […]
This has been a good week for artist rights–the Turtles struck a major blow in the struggle against the new boss in their case against Sirius to protect the rights of artists who recorded prior to 1972. What should we expect now from new boss companies like Pandora, Sirius, YouTube and Clear Channel? When we […]
Reactions to the Turtles crushing defeat of Sirius are coming in, here are a few: Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave) said it best: Winners never quit and quitters never win. The recording artists of the pre-72 era are winners and we are not quitting until it’s all made right for every single one of […]
Score Round One for the Duke, the Count and Satchmo–Flo & Eddie pka The Turtles have won a crushing victory over Sirius XM requiring Sirius to license and pay royalties for Flo & Eddie’s recordings published before 1972. Sirius had taken the position that because the Congress did not expressly include pre-1972 recordings when it […]
Used to worry about the starving children of India You know what I say about the starving children of India? I say, “Oh mama” It’s money that I love It’s Money That I Love by Randy Newman As noted last week, News Corp sent a letter to the competition authority for the European Union that […]
As MTP readers will recall, Google is locked in the proverbial death struggle with the European Commission over antitrust complaints of Google’s anticompetitive behavior. Those complaints resulted in an antitrust investigation going back several years. For Google, winning that investigation would look like palming off as real change some ice in winter changes to their business […]
Regardless of how you feel about News Corp, it helps when they take the side of creators against Google. I think you’ll find this letter to the European Commission very insightful for creators struggling against the Google Leviathan.