The Alliance for Community Media, Common Frequency, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Media Alliance, Prometheus Radio Project and REC Networks support the American Music Fairness Act and artist pay for radio play!
[Update: This post first posted on July 25, 2019 while the authors of “Spotify Untold” were on their US tour marketing their Swedish language book. And then badaboom badabing, the book got optioned in August 2019 by Yellow Bird UK (which is a real production company, apparently home to the respected Swedish producer Berna Levin). […]
We remember those who gave their lives for liberty.
German Notgeld Notes Well, it’s happened again. The Internet has spoken—all extra cash is going to be devoted to curing cancer, distributing COVID vaccinations, world peace, child health and…oh, no wait. It’s going to be devoted to NFTs and getting rich on the latest bubble. It’s bespoke, not woke. You’ve all heard about them: NFTs […]
“Reasonably diligent search” guidelines for orphan works shine a light on what is expected of streaming services hiding behind the MMA safe harbor giveaway.
For some reason, there’s a focus at the moment on songwriter royalties and in particular for streaming royalty rates. Notice that I said “rates” not “share” or the one I find particularly irritating, “share of the pie.” Let us be clear—there is no “pie” there are only “rates”. Or should be. Let’s investigate why. To frame this idea (speaking […]
The imaginary inauguration singer.
If Senator Ron Wyden has learned anything from his efforts to use secret holds and trickery to scuttle the copyright small claims legislation, I hope he’s learned to beware of determined children. Particularly Grace. More on this to come, but I couldn’t be more pleased that the CASE Act passed the Congress and looks likely […]
Fake, I know, but I often think it’s exactly what he would have said.