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.
The UK Parliament Digital Culture Media & Sport Committee releases its barn burning report on the economics of streaming.
Spotify exec says come for the exposure, stay for the mansplaining.
I recently co-authored a study for the World Intellectual Property Organization that was quoted by leading artists in a letter calling on the UK Prime Minister to support equitable remuneration for streaming.
Congress finally caught on to Spotify “payola”
Session players and vocalists get zero from streaming. The International Federation of Musicians wants to change that.
Björn Ulvaeus explains the current plight of songwriters in the streaming economy.
Streaming royalties based on revenue are doomed to fall short until they include the value transfer in the share price.