Inflation is bad but the Copyright Royalty Judges have a chance to do something about it in Phonorecords IV and the #FrozenMechanicals crisis.
Please send a letter to Congress supporting artist pay for radio play!
Our response to the majors comment in Phonorecords IV.
First and foremost, the problem with the CRB adopting the purported settlement as the law of the land is the appearance of the bootstrapping of a private deal among apparently related parties and the controlled opposition into rates and terms that apply to all songwriters in the world.
Blake Morgan helped to launch the American Music Fairness Act today in Washington, DC and gives us his impressions.
You may have received an email from something called “Sessions” like this one above received by our friend Blake Morgan, and Blake wanted us to alert MTP readers. Here’s Blake’s reply: Who can forget the epic confrontation between Blake and “Million a Month” Tim Westergren during what Billboard called “World War P”, which shows what […]
To my sisters and brothers in NYC music, and beyond… The Irish tell the story of a man who arrives at the gates of heaven asking to be let in, and Saint Peter says, “Of course! Just show us your scars.” The man says, “But…I have no scars,” and Saint Peter answers, “What a pity. […]
The Spitting Image of the Modern Major General MTP readers may remember the name Christopher Sprigman. Most recently, we have identified him as a counsel to Spotify in the “Nashville cases” brought against his firm’s client Spotify by four plaintiffs represented by well-known and successful artist rights attorney Richard Busch. These were cases brought […]
An interesting interview with artist, songwriter, small business owner and advocate Blake Morgan about how he mixes his advocacy and touring as an artist, leveraging tour press for his advocacy work.
Blake Morgan wrote a post critical of Spotify on Huffington Post and the HuffPo censored him–until David Lowery came along…