Chris Castle discusses why artists need to be concerned about the political impact of data centers.
It’s rare that we get insight into just how sleazy the Congress can be–but Senator Ron Wyden is giving us all a guided tour when it comes to his singular dedication to screwing pre-72 artists. There is a process in the Senate called a “hold” (see this memo from the Congressional Research Service describing the […]
Otis Redding sat on the dock of the bay in 1967. Roy Orbison sang for the lonely in 1960. Miles Davis was kind of blue in 1959. These artists’ iconic recordings live on today and are frequently played across streaming services, satellite radio, and FM radio. Tell Congress to make Big Tech pay its fair share. […]
While several pieces of music legislation have been introduced in the Senate, there is not a single comprehensive package yet. We are encouraging our Senate allies to bring these many issues together into a single, comprehensive Music Modernization Act, like the bill passed in the House.
Please sign the petition to support the CLASSICS Act and close the pre-72 loophole for artist rights. http://musicfirstcoalition.org/action-center/support-the-classics-act/
Issa (R-CA) and Nadler (D-NY) sponsored the Classics Act in the house. Artists that had the misfortune to record before 1972 do not get royalties for the public performance of their recordings on satellite and non-interactive streaming services. This so-called loophole is simply a creation of federal courts (Ninth & Second) and apparent collusion by […] […]
Emmanuel Legrand posted a very informative piece in his newsletter about a speech by Rep. Jerry Nadler at the so-called “Music Biz Association” Music Biz Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series in New York. (Some of you may remember the “Music Biz Association” as NARM which is what it was called before it was taken over by […]