I filed a response to A2IM’s objection to the new rate settlement.
A few ideas for indie labels to actually deal with the future increases in mechanical rates.
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).
I’m speaking at Indie Week on the impact on indie labels of the CRB raising the statutory mechanical rate.
Kevin Casini, Chris Castle, David Lowery, Nik Patel talk about the Copyright Royalty Board’s rejection of the insider deal, new rate proposals and the way forward.
The real heroes and villains in the frozen mechanicals debacle.
A deeper dive on the connection between quantitative easing, inflation, indexing and frozen mechanicals.
A questionnaire from songwriter groups will help decide what the new mechanical rates should be.
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