[Editor Charlie sez: Our great allies Ted Deutch and Darrell Issa are introducing a law to guarantee the key object of the #IRespectMusic campaign–artist pay for radio play!] Reps. Deutch and Issa will be joined by legendary artists Dionne Warwick, Sam Moore, and others to introduce legislation to ensure music creators are fairly compensated when […]
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. […]
Please sign the petition to support the CLASSICS Act and close the pre-72 loophole for artist rights. http://musicfirstcoalition.org/action-center/support-the-classics-act/
Issa (R-CA) and Nadler (D-NY) sponsored the Classics Act in the house. Artists that had the misfortune to record before 1972 do not get royalties for the public performance of their recordings on satellite and non-interactive streaming services. This so-called loophole is simply a creation of federal courts (Ninth & Second) and apparent collusion by […] […]
[Editor Charlie sez: Let’s not forget–if it weren’t for The Turtles stepping up with Henry Gradstein’s team and suing Sirius and Pandora in a class action to close the nasty loophole leveraged by their legal teams, none of this would be happening. Artist class actions work and sometimes are the only thing that work. The […]
The Turtles state law case in Florida on pre-72 case against SiriusXM gets a road bump from a results-oriented decision from the Florida Supreme Court.
Chris Castle interviews Flo & Eddie/Turtles class action lawyer Henry Gradstein about the history of pre-72 recordings, Flo & Eddie’s class action against SiriusXM and the proposed class action settlement for indie labels.