On Tuesday, [Michelle Lewis, Kay Hanley] and Songwriters of North America, an advocacy group she helped found a year ago, sued the Justice Department, saying that the agency overstepped its authority and that its ruling violated the property rights of songwriters by potentially nullifying private contracts between writers who have worked on the same song. […]
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Nashville is one of the cities who was in early on Google Fiber–Google’s much vaunted gigabit fiber to the premises Internet service. But now that Fiber’s workforce is being cut by 50% and it’s changing to a wireless strategy, what does that mean for Nashville and other Fiber cities to-be? via Google Fiber Goes Wireless–Where Does […]
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.
Aaron Benward, Danny Myrick, Regie Hamm and Travis Howard formed Ghost Town Troubadors to take the story of the U.S. Government’s destruction of songwriters to the people. via @MattBoone29: Death of the American Songwriter — 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 […]
Insightful podcast from Frazer Rice with Blake Morgan on his uplifting business philosophy behind ECR Music Group, his perspectives as an artist and songwriter and the #iresepectmusic movement! via @frazerrice: Podcast #9: Blake Morgan, CEO of ECR Music, Driving Force of #irespectmusic — Artist Rights Watch