Why are we still arguing about a 2¢ royalty instead of a new numbering system?
September inflation tells songwriters to demand indexing for mechanicals at the Copyright Royalty Board.
When you look at the inflationary trend in the US economy, freezing mechanicals makes even less sense.
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.
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 […]
Please take the Songwriter and Composer Mechanical Royalty Income Questionnaire!
[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.
[EDITOR CHARLIE UPDATE: The NMPA and the NSAI are trying to freeze mechanical royalties on physical and downloads for another five years by appearing before the Copyright Royalty Board. You can read some of the comments on MTP–the comment that Chris drafted for Helienne Lindvall, David Lowery and Blake Morgan is here, and you can […]
The government freezes songwriter royalty rates because they are allowed to get away with it.