You’ll probably see coverage on some radical moves that Mark Zuckerberg has made at Facebook–and let’s focus on the grammar of that sentence. One person has essentially fired or replaced everyone in the senior leadership of a public company who disagreed with him. He’s not letting a good crisis go to waste. Here’s the ins […]
The Copyright Office has posted notices of proposed rules on four topics: Confidential information, royalty reporting by MLC, the transparency of the MLC, and the notices and reporting. Lots to drill down on, thanks to the Copyright Office for all the work on these which must have been a tremendous effort.
[This post first appeared on MusicTech.Solutions] The Local Culture Card would be a limited purpose debit card that permits the cardholder to purchase goods or services from a designated group of “local arts vendors” who would be artists, retailers or nonprofit arts organizations operating in the locality of the user. It would be like a […]
The second Artist Rights Symposium is back at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia at Athens. Instead of a two-day in person event, the Symposium is going to be one topic a week for April and may extend into May and June. The panels will be recorded and videos posted. Videos […]
Senator Thom Tillis is hot on the trail of the Internet Archive’s “National Emergency Library” scam that we have been writing about for weeks. Senator Tillis sent a Tillis-gram letter to Brewster Kahle in the Senator’s role as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Fortunately, COVID related price gouging legislation has […]
MTP readers will no doubt have been following the absurd “National Emergency Library” scam that anti-artist activist Brewster Kahle is pushing to the great satisfaction of the BrewBros. BrewBros based the “National Emergency Library” on a “superpower” interpretation of fair use (no, that’s really what they said) that is yet another example of a very […]
[This post first appeared on ArtistRightsWatch] If you’ve ever seen the classic musical The Music Man, you will remember the stereotypical character of “Marian the Librarian” who was romanced by the grifter Harold Hill. When it comes to the Internet Archive, we’re way past Marian but we have a whole new character in the role of […]
Bill Withers was one of the great American songwriters and we will miss him. It’s been a rough week for music.
[Editor Charlie sez: File this under “our finest hour.” Universal Music Group sets a high bar for generously supporting its employees, artists and songwriters as well as the broader community in this announcement. We’re looking forward to a generous response from the music services, too.] Supporting Our Artists and Songwriters Our companies – including our […]
A host of organizations have come together to create MusicCovidRelief.com, a website that explains the ins and outs of the CARE Act, the pandemic relief bill. Spend some time on the site and learn about the many cash resources made available by the historic legislation. The good news is that self employed and small business […]