@Europarl_EN Statement Explains Article 13 and Google’s Fake “Lobbying”

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’s New Burdens for Labels Identifying Unmatched Songs — Music Tech Solutions

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.”

Guest Post from @RadioCleveKKG: Paradigm Shift

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.