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 […]
[A little context: As MTP readers will recall, the Copyright Royalty Board is in the middle of two (count ’em, two) simultaneous rate proceedings for the statutory mechanical royalty rates under the reliably absurd Section 115 of the Copyright Act. These two are styled “Phonorecords III” and “Phonorecords IV” respectively. Technically, Phonorecords III was appealed […]
How to file your comment on frozen mechanicals with the Copyright Royalty Board.
Government song rates must be indexed to inflation.
Why are we still arguing about a 2¢ royalty instead of a new numbering system?
The “Creative Survival Index” is a work in progress to find an index to measure the economic condition of creators.
September inflation tells songwriters to demand indexing for mechanicals at the Copyright Royalty Board.
When you look at the inflationary trend in the US economy, freezing mechanicals makes even less sense.
Our response to the majors comment in Phonorecords IV.