Chris and David discuss the state of play at the Copyright Royalty Board and how to support the Judges and make the CRB better (and a “union” for songwriters).
Kevin Casini, Chris Castle, David Lowery, Nik Patel talk about the Copyright Royalty Board’s rejection of the insider deal, new rate proposals and the way forward.
We want to know what you think about songwriter royalties when the Copyright Royalty Judges unfreeze the frozen mechanicals! Watch this space!
Washington is the only place where losing is winning–are you tired of winning yet? The legal bill for the Phonorecords III remand and other stories — Artist Rights Watch
@SoundExchange CEO @MikeHuppe nails broadcaster hypocrisy on artist pay for radio play.
RIAA tells Hitpiece lawyer “Your clients’ outright theft of these valuable intellectual property rights is as outrageous as it is brazen.”
It’s ON! We get a hearing for American Music Fairness Act at House Judiciary Feb 2! Stay up to date at https://t.co/AamNoE4JJo, sign the petition at https://t.co/WwzASEJPI5 to support artist pay for radio play. Thank you @RepTedDeutch @repdarrellissa @repsylviagarcia @RepEscobar— irespectmusicaustin (@IRMAustin) January 29, 2022 We want our readers to now how much we appreciate […]
How to file your comment on frozen mechanicals with the Copyright Royalty Board.
[Editor Charlie sez: Our friend and supporter Blake Morgan has an important opinion post on the bi-partisan American Music Fairness Act (AMFA) in The Hill, a long-time and influential DC insider journal. Blake tells the human story of why artists need the AMFA legislation and the #IRespectMusic campaign.] We musicians are used to fighting. For our livelihoods, […]
First and foremost, the problem with the CRB adopting the purported settlement as the law of the land is the appearance of the bootstrapping of a private deal among apparently related parties and the controlled opposition into rates and terms that apply to all songwriters in the world.