Spotify’s Rush to Blame HFA May Be Misplaced

The knives are out for the Harry Fox Agency in Spotify’s mechanical licensing debacle but that blame is a little too convenient and may well be misplaced.  Discovery in the songwriter class actions will no doubt shed a spotlight on the situation, but when you think about it, there’s actually an alternative explanation that has […]

David Lowery is Spotify’s Worst Nightmare

It’s important to remember that David Lowery could have just sued Spotify over his own catalog.  He didn’t do that.  He brought a class action for the good of all songwriters who get overlooked and disrespected by Spotify and that’s a lot of people.  I don’t know Melissa Ferrick, but I would bet the same […]

Is Google Using Voice Recognition for Adwords?

MTP readers will recall that I was invited to participate in an episode of the Music Biz Podcast about the songwriter class actions against Spotify.  At one point during the course of the podcast, I said that I would be surprised if Spotify got an IPO this year, “even with Goldman Sachs”. That’s the only […]

Save the Date! #irespectmusic SXSW Grassroots Artist Advocacy Panel

Save the date! If you’re coming to SXSW, please mark you calendar on Wednesday, March 16, 2pm, Convention Center for the #irespectmusic SXSW Grassroots Artist Advocacy panel with Blake Morgan (@theblakemorgan), David Lowery (@davidclowery) and me (@musictechpolicy).  Follow #irespectmusic on Twitter for updates! Click here to add to your SXSW schedule: The New Artist Rights Grassroots […]