Watch this Space: MTP Podcast on 100% Licensing with Michelle Lewis and Kay Hanley of Songwriters of North America, David Lowery, Chris Castle coming soon

Next week we will continue discussion of the Department of Justice [sic] ruling on 100% licensing and partial withdrawals from the songwriter’s point of view. Participants will be songwriters Michelle Lewis and Kay Hanley of Songwriters of North America, David Lowery and Chris Castle. Watch this space for links to the podcast when it is completed, probably August […]

DOJ Engages Completely Juvenile Argument Against Copyright Office in Defense of Corrupt 100% Licensing Rule — The Trichordist — Artist Rights Watch

Can’t you hear the pitch for the new DOJ reality show “Decrees of Consent”? “It’s Silicon Valley meets The Paper Chase” but on a “House of Cards” level…. via DOJ Engages Completely Juvenile Argument Against Copyright Office in Defense of Corrupt 100% Licensing Rule — The Trichordist — Artist Rights Watch

The MTP Podcast: The Consequences of DOJ’s New Rule on 100% Licensing with David Lowery, Steve Winogradsky and Chris Castle

David Lowery, Steve Winogradsky and Chris Castle discuss the implications of the new rule by the U.S. Department of Justice re-interpreting the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees to require 100% licensing and prohibiting partial withdrawal. David Lowery is the founder of Cracker and Camper van Beethoven, leading artist rights advocate and writer of The Trichordist […]

@wearesonala: Songwriters Organization of North America Letter to Renata Hesse at Dept. of Justice [sic] on 100% Licensing — Artist Rights Watch

In ancient Rome, emperors gave free entertainment to the masses called “bread and circuses” to keep the attention of the people diverted. That worked out well for the emperors…until bread and circuses produced Sparticus. Our ‘Private’ Comments to DOJ Made Public On July 5 and 7, 2016, SONA members participated in conference calls with the […] […]

Mr. Obama, Meet Mr. Kafka

Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested….”And why am I under arrest?” he then asked. “That’s something we’re not allowed to tell you. Go into your room and wait there. Proceedings are underway and you’ll learn about everything all in […]

NMPA CEO @davidisraelite: DOJ Decision a Disastrous Blow to Songwriters — Artist Rights Watch

NMPA CEO on DOJ ruling against songwriters: “The Department of Justice (DoJ) has dealt a massive blow to America’s songwriters. After a two year review of the consent decrees that govern ASCAP and BMI, career lawyers who were never elected nor confirmed to their positions, led by a lawyer who previously represented Google, determined that […]