The third and final part of my critique of A2IM’s objection to the new physical rates.
In Part 2, I discuss the importance of the longer table as well as the authority of CRB to change the entire mechanical licensing structure in the US.
The failure to obtain a cost of living adjustment leads songwriters right back into the trap with the illusion of cheese.
Inflation is bad but the Copyright Royalty Judges have a chance to do something about it in Phonorecords IV and the #FrozenMechanicals crisis.
After my gloomy call for stagflation back in October, I had no idea the US economy could be destroyed so quickly–more evidence that all statutory rates must be indexed to inflation.
A few ideas for indie labels to actually deal with the future increases in mechanical rates.
Chris and David discuss the state of play at the Copyright Royalty Board and how to support the Judges and make the CRB better (and a “union” for songwriters).
I’m speaking at Indie Week on the impact on indie labels of the CRB raising the statutory mechanical rate.
If you’re not closely following the shenanigans at the Copyright Royalty Board, you may not be aware that your publishers are being retired to hand over your once-private royalty statements and contract to the legion of Big Tech lawyers. How can we stop them?
Kevin Casini, Chris Castle, David Lowery, Nik Patel talk about the Copyright Royalty Board’s rejection of the insider deal, new rate proposals and the way forward.