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March 9, 2020

David Israelite to Songwriters: Court Case With Spotify, Amazon Has ‘Seismic Implications’

This week, Spotify and Amazon are quite literally taking you to court. A great deal of the business of how much you get paid happens in a room a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Every five years a board of three judges sets your royalty rates for mechanical uses – including those in interactive streaming like Spotify and Amazon. Two years ago, in January of 2018, after months of argument, those judges gave you a 44% raise.
February 4, 2020

Need To Know: Music Publishing

Publishing is, without a doubt, the most complicated (and sometimes straight-up confusing) subset of the music business. Even some of the most experienced music professionals can have a lot of trouble wrapping their head around all the intricacies and nuances of publishing. However, let’s not get ahead of ourselves — and start with the very basics.
July 7, 2019

U.S. Copyright Office Approves Mechanical Licensing Collective Sponsored by NMPA

As expected, the U.S. Copyright Office Friday designated the group led by the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and the Songwriters of North America (SONA) to build and operate a new organization known as the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC).
May 30, 2019

20,000 Musicians To Receive “Painful” Pension Cuts To Keep Benefit Fund Solvent

Some 20,000 unionized musicians across the country will soon see “painful” reductions in their pension benefits in order to keep the American Federation of Musicians’ $1.8 billion […]
May 30, 2019

RIAA Helps Force Stream-Ripping Site DBR.ee Offline, Secures Subpoena to Identify Y2Mate Owners

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is ramping up efforts to combat stream-ripping sites, which allow users to create and download mp3 files from song […]