[This post first appeared on ArtistRightsWatch] If you’ve ever seen the classic musical The Music Man, you will remember the stereotypical character of “Marian the Librarian” who was romanced by the grifter Harold Hill. When it comes to the Internet Archive, we’re way past Marian but we have a whole new character in the role of […]
Bill Withers was one of the great American songwriters and we will miss him. It’s been a rough week for music.
[Editor Charlie sez: File this under “our finest hour.” Universal Music Group sets a high bar for generously supporting its employees, artists and songwriters as well as the broader community in this announcement. We’re looking forward to a generous response from the music services, too.] Supporting Our Artists and Songwriters Our companies – including our […]
A host of organizations have come together to create MusicCovidRelief.com, a website that explains the ins and outs of the CARE Act, the pandemic relief bill. Spend some time on the site and learn about the many cash resources made available by the historic legislation. The good news is that self employed and small business […]
Artists often overlook the fact that they are running a small business and they do it old school–if you don’t make, you don’t make. Cash basis taxpayers. And speaking of taxpayers, the time of year you realize that you are running a small business is right about now at tax time. So in the current […]
It may come as a surprise but until a couple years ago, Facebook never licensed music or paid royalties. To my knowledge, Facebook paid huge payments to major labels and publishers and also made some deals with a handful of indie labels. These payments probably totaled around $500 million, or that’s the rumor. Rather than […]
[This is an informative post from Rachel Rascoe at the Austin Chronicle about independent contractors filing for unemployment insurance. Although it focuses on Texas, it’s probably pretty much replicated process across all states. h/t Nikki Rowling for spotting it, big thanks to Rachel for her post and as always to the Chronicle for being the […]