DSPs going out of their way to use CRB to take advantage of the “protections” from royalty audits they wrote into the Music Modernization Act over the heads of the lobbyists.
Google is getting millions of pages of songwriter royalty statements to “test” whether songwriters have been screwed by Big Tech. Who wants to bet they never read a word of it?
Google lawyers dining out on songwriter misery yet again.
BMG’s statement highlights just how disillusioned at least one NMPA board member is with the organization.
The real heroes and villains in the frozen mechanicals debacle.
The Texas Music Office report on concert safety is required reading for anyone in the concert business on either side of the stage.
A deeper dive on the connection between quantitative easing, inflation, indexing and frozen mechanicals.
A questionnaire from songwriter groups will help decide what the new mechanical rates should be.
My oh, my. The rumor is that Universal will propose a 12¢ unfrozen rate on vinyl and CDs and 10¢ on downloads.
Applying the Consumer Price Index to statutory mechanicals is the right thing to do because it is a kitchen table solution to a kitchen table problem.