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.
An interesting interview with artist, songwriter, small business owner and advocate Blake Morgan about how he mixes his advocacy and touring as an artist, leveraging tour press for his advocacy work.
[Editor Charlie sez: Scott Cleland takes an excellent deep dive into the “leechonomics” of the safe harbors afforded to the special people who are members of the Internet Association and the Digital Media Association. This corporate welfare was most recently replicated in the punitive Music Modernization Act retroactive safe harbor bolstering profits from copyright infringement […]
According to Music Business Worldwide, Universal has committed to sharing profits from the sale of Spotify stock. The exact quote is: “CONSISTENT WITH UMG’S APPROACH TO ARTIST COMPENSATION, ARTISTS WOULD SHARE IN THE PROCEEDS OF A [SPOTIFY] EQUITY SALE.” Sources close to Vivendi-owned UMG suggest it may have been corporately restricted from making a hypothetical […]
Sara Hickman on how the economics of streaming is hollowing out the “middle class musician” and devouring the music business from the ground up.
David Crosby was born the wrong year–and can’t be found by Spotify.
This is a must read interview with Bruce Allen, one of the great managers in the history of the music business. Read the post on Music Business Worldwide
The European Composer & Songwriters Alliance joins the Songwriters Guild of America in questioning “serious problems” in the Music Modernization Act