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
@SoundExchange CEO @MikeHuppe nails broadcaster hypocrisy on artist pay for radio play.
It’s ON! We get a hearing for American Music Fairness Act at House Judiciary Feb 2! Stay up to date at https://t.co/AamNoE4JJo, sign the petition at https://t.co/WwzASEJPI5 to support artist pay for radio play. Thank you @RepTedDeutch @repdarrellissa @repsylviagarcia @RepEscobar— irespectmusicaustin (@IRMAustin) January 29, 2022 We want our readers to now how much we appreciate […]
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For background, […]
Shenanigans at the CRB may leave songwriters in the deep freeze.
[Editor Charlie sez: The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing many different ways to regulate The MLC, which is the government approved mechanical licensing collective under MMA authorized to collect and pay out “all streaming mechanicals for every song ever written or that ever may be written by any songwriter in the world that is exploited […]
[This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post] Once a song is distributed to the public with the permission of the owner of the copyright in the song, the U.S. Copyright Act requires songwriters to license songs for reproduction and distribution under a “compulsory license.” This license is typically called a “mechanical license” because it […]
[Ed: This post originally appeared on MTP on January 30, 2009–how little has changed American songwriters are one of our greatest sources of culture as well as important contributors to America’s “soft power“–our ability to win hearts and minds around the world by attraction and not by force. As Professor Joseph Nye would say “Lennon […]