This week the European Parliament issued a scathing rejection of Google and Facebook’s massive lobbying campaign against Members of the European Parliament over what’s often called “Article 13”, or the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Article 13 is the first meaningful attempt to reverse the European safe harbor income transfer and close […]
The Music Modernization Act is definitely the gift that keeps on giving. It seems like every time I read it, a new toad jumps out from under a rock.
The latest one I found is a new burden the MMA places on all sound recording owners, large and small. Why? To help the digital services comply with their obligation to locate song copyright owners in order for the services to keep the new “reachback” safe harbor–what we used to call “copyright infringement.”
An interesting interview with artist, songwriter, small business owner and advocate Blake Morgan about how he mixes his advocacy and touring as an artist, leveraging tour press for his advocacy work.
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/
The more the “Music Modernization Act” is discussed, the more rocks get turned over and the more toads jump out from under the rocks with nasty surprises. Even before it is passed, the MMA is already disrupting private contracts, well settled expectations and a century of law. Which is a real neat trick by Big […]
Blake Morgan wrote a post critical of Spotify on Huffington Post and the HuffPo censored him–until David Lowery came along…
A real treat, Portia Sabin and Blake Morgan, two of my favorite people on the best music business podcast!
Watch this space for the #irespectmusic podcast, hosted by Karoline Kramer Gould! Listen to the trailer here!
BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt hosts this very special event. The Save Soho pop-up venue returns to The Union Club for a special meeting bewteen two artists, both well known for their activism in the music sector. Blake Morgan, from New York – founder of #IRespectMusic and Tim Arnold from London – founder of Save […]
Karoline Kramer-Gould is the bravest person we know. Karoline was the long time Music Director of Cleveland’s tastemaker college AAA station WJCU who spoke out about her views on the issue and the tactics of the all-powerful National Association of Broadcasters in the NAB’s opposition to paying artist royalties for the sound recordings they built their business on. Karoline became a vocal advocate for the bi-partisan Fair Play Fair Pay Act and to date is the only person who actually put their job on the line for artists which is what can happen when you speak truth to power.