Black box interest rates on the $500,000,000 MLC unmatched money just moved from 0.44% to 2.84% and will go higher.
Some nasty reasons why Netflix is more susceptible to churn than Spotify the monopolist.
Judge Trauger rejected Spotify’s theory of privilegium regale that would have protected Daniel Ek from being deposed in the Eight Mile Style case against Spotify and the Harry Fox Agency. His Danielness will now have to submit to deposition testimony under oath in the case that seeks to show Spotify failed to comply with their […]
MTP readers will recall Kerry Muzzey, a leading film composer and outspoken advocate for composers. Kerry’s testimony before the U.S. Senate is some of the best analysis of the struggle of independent creators against the DMCA onslaught. We’ve also been lucky to have him post on MTP. As Kerry has taught us, composers are often […]
Washington Post’s Ron Charles nails the Internet Archive.
Inflation is bad but the Copyright Royalty Judges have a chance to do something about it in Phonorecords IV and the #FrozenMechanicals crisis.
After my gloomy call for stagflation back in October, I had no idea the US economy could be destroyed so quickly–more evidence that all statutory rates must be indexed to inflation.
Great documentary about the streaming meltdown!
A few ideas for indie labels to actually deal with the future increases in mechanical rates.
Chris and David discuss the state of play at the Copyright Royalty Board and how to support the Judges and make the CRB better (and a “union” for songwriters).