I will be on one of the black box roundtable panels hosted by the Copyright Office on March 25.
The Small Business Administration has announced that it will open the Small Venue Operators Grant applications on April 8. Venues can sign up for notification from SBA when the application opens. There’s also a “how to” page you should read to get ready to apply as well as an FAQ. According to the SBA […]
#SaveOurStages grants are hung up at SBA, but Texas Music Office leads the charge to get the money.
How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Our God Is Marching On!March 25, 1965, Montgomery, Alabama Everyone knows that streaming royalties are unsustainable. The question is what to do about it. The current system evolved from the early […]
Every now and then we run into a great resource for artists, managers, labels toiling in the vineyard of the music business as currently constituted. The new Your Morning Coffee podcast is one of those, featuring Jay Gilbert and Mike Etchart and it’s highly recommended for your valuable time. You can get it on iTunes […]
The recent $424 million black box distribution may be the start of a massive fraud case.
The Circular Awards Ceremony has begun anew and the corporate media wants someone to adore, dang it! Cue “It’s a Pleasure Being Sad.” The MLC received $424 million of “inception to date black box” as required by the statute enacted October 18, 2019. It didn’t just happen by accident that most DSPs paid the money […]
Microsoft President Brad Smith’s convincing put down of Google and Facebook’s opposition to Australia’s new media laws.
Spotify finally admits it profits from COVID.
I’m not lying to you. I don’t tell lies. I differ from George Washington. I have a higher and grander standard of principle. George could not tell a lie. I can but I won’t. Oh I used to tell lies. But I’ve given it up. The field is overrun with amateurs. While when I look […]