Google’s Justice Department to Interfere with a Century of Private Contracts

According to Billboard, the Google Justice Department has decided to impose on songwriters a government order that songwriters didn’t want, has never been the business practice and will increase transaction costs on the one thing that is working well in online music licensing: blanket performance rights licenses. [The Department of Justice] is moving ahead with […]

Fixing the Legacy DMCA by Contract

Labels made deals with @YouTube out of desperation. It’s pennies & whack-a-mole. How can labels renew YT deals with so much artist pressure? — Irving Azoff (@irvingazoff) June 22, 2016 Irving Azoff asks the right question of the labels that are in renegotiations with YouTube over extending their licenses–given the global unity against Google’s business practices, how can labels close […]