“I’d rather be raped by The Pirate Bay than shafted by Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music.” Swedish artist Magnus Uggla, speaking of Spotify’s major label ownership and low payments He actually said something more emphatic than “shafted“, but this is a family blog. You get the idea. It’s in this graph courtesy of our friend Faza at […]
We’ve had a number of questions lately about how artists should look at aggregator deals and how to evaluate them. You would, of course, evaluate these deals the same way you would any other deal in the first instance–using break even analysis. This requires a little bit–a very little bit–of high school algebra, but you […]
Chris posted “One for You, Nineteen for Me: Is Kickstarter Money Taxable?” on the Semaphore Music blog. It’s a short explanation of tax issues with taking crowfunding money.
Have You Registered With SoundExchange? Featured recording artists and bands that own their own sound recordings can register with SoundExchange, the U.S. performing rights organization for sound recordings. Registration forms are available on the SoundExchange website (http://www.soundexchange.com/), and membership is free. It is a good idea to check the PLAYS database (which can be done […]
The Google Books settlement (which is currently being investigated by the Department of Justice, among other people) clearly includes sheet music. How you may ask? Thank your friendly librarians…and see Music Publishing and the Google Books Settlement and Why Music Publishers and their Licensees Should Care About the Google Books Settlement The National Music Publishers […]