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 […]
Please take the Songwriter and Composer Mechanical Royalty Income Questionnaire!
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 UPDATE: The NMPA and the NSAI are trying to freeze mechanical royalties on physical and downloads for another five years by appearing before the Copyright Royalty Board. You can read some of the comments on MTP–the comment that Chris drafted for Helienne Lindvall, David Lowery and Blake Morgan is here, and you can […]