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The Circle [aka the Google Movie] is coming April 28!

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Fighting for a Straight Count: Does Streaming Accounting Cost More than the Royalties?

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.

via @musictechsolve: Does Streaming Accounting Cost More than the Royalties?

@colaboratorpcn: Douglas Caballero interviews Chris Castle (Part 3) “Is Today a Good Time to Be a Musician?”

MusicTechPolicy Monthly Newsletter is Out!

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 […]

via @filmcolony, @JasonKliot and @BADave487: Enough with the back and forth. H.R. 1695 [Appointment of Copyright Office head] is a no-brainer. Get it done. — Artist Rights Watch

Don’t forget to sign the petition! 

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

via Chris Castle’s Colaborator Podcast Pt. 2: Is “Conversion” From Free to Subscription Correlation or Causation? — Music Tech Solutions

Chris Castle on Artist’s Right to Streaming Exclusives

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