We need a Creative Survival Index for musicians

Christ Castle outlines a new mechanism for tracking economic fluctuations month to month as they apply to musicians. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech SolutionsI had such a. Continue reading

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Why the Copyright Royalty Board must index song rates to inflation #irespectmusic

Here, Chris Castle makes a case for why the Copyright Royalty Board should index song rates in the face of the looming specter of inflation Guest post by Chris Castle. Continue reading

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Why songwriters need to care about inflation protection for mechanical licenses

Here, we follow the money and dig into the history of how inflation has historically impacted artist royalties, and why they should be concerned about inflation protection for mechanical licenses. Continue reading

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Will the Copyright Royalty Board share the madness of pretending that songwriters don’t feel the effects of economic inflation?

Beginning in 2006, the CRB stopped including a CPI based rate increase for mechanical royalties, but as inflation continues to grow (albeit slowly) will the Copyright Royalty Board continue to. Continue reading

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SoundCloud Gets A Lifeline: $70 Million In Debt Financing

After publicly admitting that it could run out of cash later this year, SoundCloud has received $70 million in debt financing. The company had, for months, tried and failed to. Continue reading

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