The MTP Podcast: David Lowery and Chris Castle Discuss Google’s Latest Assault on U.S. Copyright Office and the FCC’s End Run Around Private Contracts

  MTP Podcasts are also available on iTunes, subscribe at this link. Shownotes: Google-funded group mad that US Copyright Office hasn’t abolished copyright yet by Andrew Orlowski 100 Percent Licensing: U.S. Copyright Office Argues New Proposal Threatens Song Owners’ Rights by Ed Christman Google Transparency Project: Public Knowledge: Captured: Systemic Bias at the Copyright Office   Google […]

Guest Post from @RadioCleveKKG: Paradigm Shift

Karoline Kramer-Gould is the bravest person we know. Karoline was the long time Music Director of Cleveland’s tastemaker college AAA station WJCU who spoke out about her views on the issue and the tactics of the all-powerful National Association of Broadcasters in the NAB’s opposition to paying artist royalties for the sound recordings they built their business on. Karoline became a vocal advocate for the bi-partisan Fair Play Fair Pay Act and to date is the only person who actually put their job on the line for artists which is what can happen when you speak truth to power.

@marcps: Texas Governor Greg Abbott to Attorney General Loretta Lynch: Don’t Mess With Song Licensing — Artist Rights Watch

Billboard: Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has submitted a letter of opposition to the Dept. of Justice regarding its recent decision to change how performance rights organizations (PROs) are required to treat the licensing of some songs with multiple authors. via @marcps: Texas Governor Greg Abbott to Attorney General Loretta Lynch: Don’t Mess With Song Licensing […]