September inflation tells songwriters to demand indexing for mechanicals at the Copyright Royalty Board.
The Mechanical Licensing Collective, Inc. has been sitting on a half billion dollars of songwriter money for seven months with no payment in sight. Where is the Copyright Office?
Our response to the majors comment in Phonorecords IV.
First and foremost, the problem with the CRB adopting the purported settlement as the law of the land is the appearance of the bootstrapping of a private deal among apparently related parties and the controlled opposition into rates and terms that apply to all songwriters in the world.
Twelve songwriter groups around the world show that NSAI doesn’t speak for every songwriter in the world on frozen mechanicals crisis.
If you’ve followed the frozen mechanicals debate, you’ll know that one of the asks from commenters was that the Copyright Royalty Board not restrictively parse who could and could not comment on the private party settlement that the settling parties asked the CRB to impose on the world. In case you’re not someone who reviews […]
After the three Nashville songwriters claimed physical mechanical royalties are unimportant, an imaginary cross-examination.
[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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For background, […]
I will be on one of the black box roundtable panels hosted by the Copyright Office on March 25.
Some surprising results from the MLC Awareness Survey