The US Congress should pay close attention to Big Tech’s interference lobbying in Europe that would curtail the legacy safe harbor.
Remember the Local Radio Freedom Act from last year? Well, they’re back with a new LRFA (pronounced “screw you”). This Congress can’t agree about much, but they can agree they want to keep screwing artists.
PRESS RELEASE [Washington, D.C.] – The Content Creators Coalition and MusicAnswers released today the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote in support of the Music Modernization Act. C3 and MusicAnswers applaud the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to advance the Music Modernization Act, while incorporating key changes we had urged to make the legislation stronger, more […]
Spotify has actively steered its listeners away from the album as a format and toward playlists. This serves Spotify’s interests: a music culture dependent on playlists is dependent on Spotify, whereas a music culture dependent on albums is dependent on record labels.
Otis Redding sat on the dock of the bay in 1967. Roy Orbison sang for the lonely in 1960. Miles Davis was kind of blue in 1959. These artists’ iconic recordings live on today and are frequently played across streaming services, satellite radio, and FM radio. Tell Congress to make Big Tech pay its fair share. […]
Smokey Robinson is one of the best witnesses for artist rights. Mr. Robinson was on stage yesterday in the clinch at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Music Modernization Act, the new omnibus package that finally includes all of the pre-72 protections and closes that loophole for Big Tech.
One of the big pitches we have heard for years from digital services is how they can provide artists with data resources to connect with fans. That is–everything except a meaningful way to connect with the fans that the artist isn’t already driving to the service in the first place. Of course, the most laughable […]
Author John Degen tells us how testimony at Canada’s copyright review shows cultural workers suffering, the world noticing, and education pretending none of that is actually happening.
While several pieces of music legislation have been introduced in the Senate, there is not a single comprehensive package yet. We are encouraging our Senate allies to bring these many issues together into a single, comprehensive Music Modernization Act, like the bill passed in the House.
David Lowery has found the bait and switch we knew was coming from Big Tech on the “Music Modernization Act”–the fake “allies” in the Digital Media Association” intend to pass their safe harbor and stiff pre-72 artists and producers. Don’t let them! Sign the petition.