When you drill down on exactly what goes into tracking and accounting for songs and recordings on streaming services one thing becomes apparent: No matter how much you automate, those systems are expensive and the royalties are minuscule. This is in large part because of the revenue share method of royalty payments that creates a vastly more complex accounting world than a simple per-use penny rate would require. It’s time to make that change to simplify the reporting so that the transaction cost of accounting does not exceed the royalty paid.
@colaboratorpcn: Douglas Caballero interviews Chris Castle (Part 3) “Is Today a Good Time to Be a Musician?”
The MusicTechPolicy Monthly Newsletter for March is out! This month is devoted to a single topic: What Congress can do about the tens of millions of address unknown NOIs being received by the Copyright Office.
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@filmcolony, @JasonKliot and @BADave487: Enough with the back and forth. H.R. 1695 [Appointment of Copyright Office head] is a no-brainer.
After visiting Capitol Hill, where we spent the entire time speaking to policymakers about the importance of copyright to the creative communities, we are gravely concerned. Last month, in a positive step for creatives, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), along with 29 co-sponsors, introduced the Register of Copyrights Selection […]
Chris Castle’s Colaborator Podcast Pt. 2: Is “Conversion” From Free to Subscription Correlation or Causation?
via Chris Castle’s Colaborator Podcast Pt. 2: Is “Conversion” From Free to Subscription Correlation or Causation? — Music Tech Solutions