MTP readers will recall Kerry Muzzey, a leading film composer and outspoken advocate for composers. Kerry’s testimony before the U.S. Senate is some of the best analysis of the struggle of independent creators against the DMCA onslaught. We’ve also been lucky to have him post on MTP. As Kerry has taught us, composers are often […]
If you haven’t heard Emma Swift, you’re really missing out. Her bio describes her as “an Australian-born songwriter, currently residing in the Nashville, TN and London, UK. A gifted singer inspired by Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull, Linda Ronstadt and Sandy Denny, Emma’s sound is a blend of classic folk, Americana and indie rock. Although she […]
Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Marvel and Disney over the “day and date” streaming release of Black Widow may set a new precedent for talent deals. David Dayan tells the story at The American Prospect.
Session players and vocalists get zero from streaming. The International Federation of Musicians wants to change that.
Thanks to the #BrokenRecord campaign and especially Tom Gray of Gomez, the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee is conducing an inquiry into the economics of streaming. (Attention Lindsay Graham and Jerry Nadler). You can read about it here and consider giving evidence. Watch on Parliament TV: Economics of music streaming or […]
“ACTA2” Trolls Publish Hit List on Pastebin of Artists who Supported Copyright Directive in Europe
A must read interview with a true artist rights advocate, Linda Bloss-Baum.
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced today that the former United States Register of Copyrights, Maria A. Pallante, will succeed Tom Allen who is retiring as President and CEO. Pallante, who will join AAP on January 17, 2017, is widely-known as an intellectual property expert with a distinguished record of public service. via @americanpublish: […]
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Originally posted on Music Technology Policy:
In honor of International Human Rights Day (December 10) let us revisit this post. It is not lost on professional creators and those who care about them that an already tough business has gotten tougher in the last decade. These creators watched—sometimes literally—their works being parlayed into billions for…