David Lowery has found the bait and switch we knew was coming from Big Tech on the “Music Modernization Act”–the fake “allies” in the Digital Media Association” intend to pass their safe harbor and stiff pre-72 artists and producers. Don’t let them! Sign the petition.
[Editor Charlie sez: But good news, the Music Modernization Act will bring peace in the valley, lions will lie down with lambs and a chicken in every pot, right?] One of the biggest lies told by Spotify is that streaming will provide more revenue over the life of a record because every play will be […]
It’s still very early days for stock analysts to reach a consensus about Spotify except for one thing–royalties are too damn high. We have, of course, heard this one before–remember Pandora? When Tim Westergren was cashing out his stock to the tune of $1 million a month and the company was wasting money hand over […]
Six years ago we lost Levon Helm, one of the great groove players and blues singers. I was lucky enough to see Levon at the Ramble before he passed, a spectacularly night for authenticity.
An interesting interview with artist, songwriter, small business owner and advocate Blake Morgan about how he mixes his advocacy and touring as an artist, leveraging tour press for his advocacy work.
It’s still early days for the Spotify public offering (more correctly called a “DPO” for “direct public offering” but since no one knows what that means, I used IPO in the headline). But sure as a $50 handshake, interesting patterns may be developing in the basic trading elements of price and volume.
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More excellent argumentation from Creative Future. 04-09-18 Last month, CreativeFuture asked you, our followers, what you thought about platform responsibility. Little did we know that, in the meantime, the issue would start taking over the front pages of our newspapers and websites! In a nutshell, the issue is whether Google, Facebook, and their Silicon Valley […]
Private Joker is silly and he’s ignorant, but he’s got guts and guts is enough. Now you ladies carry on. If anyone was the personification of the universal soldier it was R. Lee Ermey. Gunny Ermey portrayed the quintessential sergeant who is and always has been the backbone and institutional memory of every military since […]
[Editor Charlie sez: Scott Cleland takes an excellent deep dive into the “leechonomics” of the safe harbors afforded to the special people who are members of the Internet Association and the Digital Media Association. This corporate welfare was most recently replicated in the punitive Music Modernization Act retroactive safe harbor bolstering profits from copyright infringement […]