Beware of “reformers” bearing gifts. Reforming the CRB requires more voices at the negotiating table.
In Part 2, I discuss the importance of the longer table as well as the authority of CRB to change the entire mechanical licensing structure in the US.
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).
DSPs going out of their way to use CRB to take advantage of the “protections” from royalty audits they wrote into the Music Modernization Act over the heads of the lobbyists.
Google is getting millions of pages of songwriter royalty statements to “test” whether songwriters have been screwed by Big Tech. Who wants to bet they never read a word of it?
Google lawyers dining out on songwriter misery yet again.
BMG’s statement highlights just how disillusioned at least one NMPA board member is with the organization.
Apple and Amazon should increase prices for permanent downloads in line with unfrozen mechanicals.
Washington is the only place where losing is winning–are you tired of winning yet? The legal bill for the Phonorecords III remand and other stories — Artist Rights Watch
The Copyright Royalty Judges do justice and reject the extension of frozen rates.