@SGAWrites and Society of Composers & Lyricists Proposal for Secret Deals — Artist Rights Watch

[Editor Charlie sez: Here’s an excerpt from the important joint comment by the Songwriters Guild and the Society of Composers & Lyricists to the Copyright Office about how to address the previously secret deals between digital music services and publishers (called the “Negotiated Agreements”.  Read the full comment here.].] With potentially hundreds of millions of dollars […]

@UMG Announces Generous COVID19 Policies

[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 Message from @TheBlakeMorgan:

To my sisters and brothers in NYC music, and beyond… The Irish tell the story of a man who arrives at the gates of heaven asking to be let in, and Saint Peter says, “Of course! Just show us your scars.” The man says, “But…I have no scars,” and Saint Peter answers, “What a pity. […]