MusicCanada commissioned an outstanding survey by Abacus Data using serious data-driven methodology to credibly measure the Canadian public’s experience with the COVID shut down of live music and expectation for reopening. Instead of glorified “Who’s Hot”-level casual polls you see cropping up here and there, The Locked-Down Blues: Canadians, Live Music and the Pandemic sets the […]
Leading music and film organizations today sent a new letter to leaders of Congress that highlights the ways implementation of the CARES Act has fallen short in assisting workers in need in the entertainment community and requests that these flaws in implementation be remedied in a new CARES Act COVID relief package.
[This post first appeared on MusicTech.Solutions] The Local Culture Card would be a limited purpose debit card that permits the cardholder to purchase goods or services from a designated group of “local arts vendors” who would be artists, retailers or nonprofit arts organizations operating in the locality of the user. It would be like a […]
Senator Thom Tillis is hot on the trail of the Internet Archive’s “National Emergency Library” scam that we have been writing about for weeks. Senator Tillis sent a Tillis-gram letter to Brewster Kahle in the Senator’s role as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Fortunately, COVID related price gouging legislation has […]
[This post first appeared on ArtistRightsWatch] If you’ve ever seen the classic musical The Music Man, you will remember the stereotypical character of “Marian the Librarian” who was romanced by the grifter Harold Hill. When it comes to the Internet Archive, we’re way past Marian but we have a whole new character in the role of […]
A host of organizations have come together to create MusicCovidRelief.com, a website that explains the ins and outs of the CARE Act, the pandemic relief bill. Spend some time on the site and learn about the many cash resources made available by the historic legislation. The good news is that self employed and small business […]
You may not have noticed, but many music services have a clause in their direct licenses that allows them to delay royalty payments if your accrued royalties are less than a certain amount, often $50. This is on top of paying quarterly in many cases (as opposed to the monthly payments required by the statutory […]