My oh, my. The rumor is that Universal will propose a 12¢ unfrozen rate on vinyl and CDs and 10¢ on downloads.
Applying the Consumer Price Index to statutory mechanicals is the right thing to do because it is a kitchen table solution to a kitchen table problem.
Apple and Amazon should increase prices for permanent downloads in line with unfrozen mechanicals.
Washington is the only place where losing is winning–are you tired of winning yet? The legal bill for the Phonorecords III remand and other stories — Artist Rights Watch
The major labels engage in pretzel logic to try to get the Copyright Royalty Judges to reverse themselves.
Economic indicators confirm that the plan to freeze mechanicals at 2006 levels looks more insane with each passing day.
[A little context: The public comments on the majors’ proposed settlement at the Copyright Royalty Board that freezes mechanical royalties on vinyl and CDs are again attracting first rate reporting and arguments. Public comments are designed to help the Copyright Royalty Judges focus on important nuances before they tell us all what’s fair. Enter the […]
Government song rates must be indexed to inflation.
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?