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October 8, 2020

Publishing Terms – What Do They All Mean??

Need help defining some of the most common publishing terms? Have a look below to expand your knowledge on publishing terminology!
October 2, 2020

Understanding Neighboring Rights

Neighboring rights can be a complicated, confusing sector of the music industry, which is why it’s so important that organizations like IAFAR have made it their […]
August 28, 2020

Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and Reconstructing the Music Industry

Many have heard of the famous cryptocurrency named Bitcoin, but many have not heard of blockchain. Blockchain is the underlying technology that allows Bitcoin to function as a decentralized currency. Imagine blockchain as a shared database. Unlike the Cloud, where Google or Apple control all the data, a public blockchain is not controlled by a central authority. Instead, anyone connected to the internet can take part in storing the data. Because it is not controlled by one party, theoretically, a blockchain cannot be shut down, hacked, and most importantly, the data cannot be altered again. Cryptocurrencies are one tiny possibility of the power of blockchain.
August 19, 2020

Streaming’s remuneration model cannot be ‘fixed’

there is a risk of the market falling into streaming fatalism; that the obsession with trying to fix a model that might not be fixable distracts us from focusing on trying to build alternative futures.
August 19, 2020

Digital services secured a “procedural victory” to overturn 44% increase paid to songwriters in the US

Digital services including Spotify, Amazon Music and YouTube have reportedly secured a “procedural victory” in their bid to overturn the 2018 Copyright Royalty Board (CRB)’s ruling that would see a 44% increase to streaming royalty rates paid to songwriters in the US.
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).
June 14, 2019

Should Copyright Protect Music Created By Artificial Intelligence?

As technology develops to the point where AI is capable of creating original music, questions are being raised as to whether this computer generated music, and […]