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 […]
Some surprising results from the MLC Awareness Survey
This post first appeared on MusicTech Solutions This is a recording of a webinar about the Mechanical Licensing Collective that I did with Abby North and Gwen Seale, sponsored by Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, Austin Texas Musicians and Austin Music Foundation. The webinar is from the point of view of self-published […]
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.