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.
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.
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 […]
Fair result in Web V for nonfeatured and featured performers, sound recording copyright owners and services.
After the three Nashville songwriters claimed physical mechanical royalties are unimportant, an imaginary cross-examination.
[Editor Charlie sez: This post first appeared on The Trichordist. It is a letter from a coalition of US and international songwriter groups to the Copyright Royalty Board about the frozen mechanical issue. If you want to write your own comment to the Copyright Royalty Board about frozen mechanicals, send your comment to email@example.com. For background, […]
Shenanigans at the CRB may leave songwriters in the deep freeze.
This post is an interview with a reader who is an independent publisher about how they view the future for songwriters and independent publishers in the streaming upside down world to the right of the decimal place.
Since there was no advance commitment or agreement on the budget for the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) under Title I of the Music Modernization Act, it appears that the clock is ticking on an agreement before the parties have to go before the Copyright Royalty Judges to be told what the budget (or the “assessment”) is to be.
This post is the second of a two part interview with Blake Morgan and David Lowery about the newly announced webcasting rates as determined by the Copyright Royalty Board. MTP: How do you feel about the CRB decision in general as far as rates go? Well it’s a mixed bag. Leans bad. The rates went […]