The Alliance for Community Media, Common Frequency, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Media Alliance, Prometheus Radio Project and REC Networks support the American Music Fairness Act and artist pay for radio play!
[Editor Charlie sez: Our great allies Ted Deutch and Darrell Issa are introducing a law to guarantee the key object of the #IRespectMusic campaign–artist pay for radio play!] Reps. Deutch and Issa will be joined by legendary artists Dionne Warwick, Sam Moore, and others to introduce legislation to ensure music creators are fairly compensated when […]
June 22, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2021—SoundExchange today announced it distributed nearly $947 million in performance royalties to creators during the fiscal year 2020–a $39 million increase from 2019, marking a 4% growth year-over-year with an operating administrative rate of 5.3%. SoundExchange marks a new milestone, distributing nearly $8 billion in collections to creators since the […]
Please take the Songwriter and Composer Mechanical Royalty Income Questionnaire!
[Editor Charlie sez: This post first appeared on The Trichordist. It is a letter from a coalition of US and international songwriter groups to the Copyright Royalty Board about the frozen mechanical issue. If you want to write your own comment to the Copyright Royalty Board about frozen mechanicals, send your comment to email@example.com. For background, […]
Session players and vocalists get zero from streaming. The International Federation of Musicians wants to change that.
Shenanigans at the CRB may leave songwriters in the deep freeze.
Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid warns that SCOTUS ruling in Google v. Oracle is bad for creators.
This post first appeared on MusicTech Solutions This is a recording of a webinar about the Mechanical Licensing Collective that I did with Abby North and Gwen Seale, sponsored by Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, Austin Texas Musicians and Austin Music Foundation. The webinar is from the point of view of self-published […]
Please take a moment and complete the ArtistRightsWatch new anonymous 10 question survey regarding The MLC at this link. We’re gathering general anonymized information about how songwriters and publishers have heard about The MLC and whether you think an independent advocate (or an “ombudsman”) would be useful to you. This will help us plan future […]