The great David Poe is leading the way against the frozen mechanicals crisis created by the National Music Publishers Association and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. This is his brilliant comment to CRB defending our values.
The UK Parliament Digital Culture Media & Sport Committee releases its barn burning report on the economics of streaming.
Spotify exec says come for the exposure, stay for the mansplaining.
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!
If you’ve followed the frozen mechanicals debate, you’ll know that one of the asks from commenters was that the Copyright Royalty Board not restrictively parse who could and could not comment on the private party settlement that the settling parties asked the CRB to impose on the world. In case you’re not someone who reviews […]
Blake Morgan helped to launch the American Music Fairness Act today in Washington, DC and gives us his impressions.
[Editor Charlie sez: Our great allies Ted Deutch and Darrell Issa are introducing a law to guarantee the key object of the #IRespectMusic campaign–artist pay for radio play!] Reps. Deutch and Issa will be joined by legendary artists Dionne Warwick, Sam Moore, and others to introduce legislation to ensure music creators are fairly compensated when […]
June 22, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2021—SoundExchange today announced it distributed nearly $947 million in performance royalties to creators during the fiscal year 2020–a $39 million increase from 2019, marking a 4% growth year-over-year with an operating administrative rate of 5.3%. SoundExchange marks a new milestone, distributing nearly $8 billion in collections to creators since the […]
[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). […]
I recently co-authored a study for the World Intellectual Property Organization that was quoted by leading artists in a letter calling on the UK Prime Minister to support equitable remuneration for streaming.