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.
The great David Poe is leading the way against the frozen mechanicals crisis created by the National Music Publishers Association and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. This is his brilliant comment to CRB defending our values.
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 […]
Fair result in Web V for nonfeatured and featured performers, sound recording copyright owners and services.
After the three Nashville songwriters claimed physical mechanical royalties are unimportant, an imaginary cross-examination.
Is it madness for songwriters to bet against inflation?
[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, […]