Songwriter Liberty and Audit Rights Under Section 115: Music Licensing Study Filing

…there was lunch in the larger, first floor cafeteria where, in the corner, on a small stage there was a man, playing a guitar, who looked like an aging singer-songwriter Mae’s parents listened to. “Is that….?” “It is,” Annie said, not breaking her stride.  “There’s someone every day.   Musicians, comedians, writers….We book them a year […]

Underreporting and No Accountability: Another Reason Streaming Royalties are So Small

We’re all mad here… Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll The following are my initial comments to the current proposed rulemaking at the Copyright Office that would, in my view, give digital streaming services a pass on transparency and accountability for their extraordinarily low royalty payments.  The reporting on the ridiculously low royalty payments […]