The failure to obtain a cost of living adjustment leads songwriters right back into the trap with the illusion of cheese.
Orleans brings a class action against Warner Music Group over deductions from their streaming royalties.
Great documentary about the streaming meltdown!
Google is getting millions of pages of songwriter royalty statements to “test” whether songwriters have been screwed by Big Tech. Who wants to bet they never read a word of it?
Streaming is awful for the environment–uses vast quantities of energy requiring huge data centers. So how can any streamer pass the E test in ESG?
Fantastic straight from the heart and blisteringly accurate critique of the “big pool” streaming model.
A 2019 study demonstrates a radical decline from vinyl’s peak to streaming low in the inflation-adjusted percentage of wages that consumers spend on music.
As we celebrate Labor Day, it’s good to remember that the idea is to honor American workers. In our industry, that is the songwriters, session musicians, session vocalists, producers, engineers and featured artists–all of whom are left out of streaming riches.
Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Marvel and Disney over the “day and date” streaming release of Black Widow may set a new precedent for talent deals. David Dayan tells the story at The American Prospect.
The great David Poe is leading the way against the frozen mechanicals crisis created by the National Music Publishers Association and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. This is his brilliant comment to CRB defending our values.