Somebody started whinging about a campaign email for a $5000 ticket to go to the Grammys with Reps. Jerry Nadler and Hakim Jeffries like this is some booga booga sign of corruption and influence peddling. (And whingers could at least get the spelling right–it’s Grammys, not Grammies.) I haven’t seen the actual tickets, so I […]
The U.S. Copyright Office issued an interim rule for comment that lays out an intricate and well thought out approach to the Register’s role in designating the Mechanical Licensing Collective and the Digital Licensee Coordinator under Title I of the Music Modernization Act.
Streaming music uses a massive amount of energy, as does storing music in the cloud. Should artists question the data lords on how they’re managing their music-driven carbon footprint?
Driving traffic to Spotify just doesn’t pay off for indie artists (or probably for smaller indie labels). See an explanation of the Ethical Pool method as a possible solution. Whatever we do, the status quo is not sustainable.
VINNY Perhaps the laws of physics cease to exist on […]
[We don’t often reprint other people’s letters, but this one on closing the value gap in Europe is crucial. No surprise, Google and Facebook are pushing back hard with all their multinational corporate lobbying power. Artists, songwriters, indie and major labels and a broad cross-section of creatives are fighting back, but need your support. Remember–Google […]
We’ve said for years that Google shills use a variety of dodges to create the impression of grass roots support among legislatures–when it really isn’t there. We think this because all of the snakes in the grass roots seem to be online, so rarely offline that it may as well be never. One of the […]
Google is in the addiction business. The company is manipulating children to lobby for its corporate interests. We wouldn’t tolerate that from Big Pharma, why do we tolerate it from Big Google?
The Bonin Islands are about 500 miles due South of Tokyo, Japan and about 700 miles due East of the island of Okinawa. The Bonins do not appear to have ever been connected to a continent and are known in some circles as the “Galapagos of the Orient” due to their unique flora and fauna, […]
Google uses YouTube to recruit children into their lobbying effort against Article 13.