Who Owns The MLC Database of Songs?

Those keeping up with copyright will doubtless be aware of the new developments surrounding the Music Modernization Act, and the establishment of blanket licensing, curtesy of the Mechanical Licensing Collective.. Continue reading

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SoundExchange: ‘Congress Should Eliminate Market Distortion Of AM/FM Radio’s Free Ride Backs Of Artists’

In this statement, Chief Legal Officer of SoundExchange, Colin Rushing makes a case for why congress do away with the special treatment broadcast radio receives, at the expense of artists.. Continue reading

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A New Dark Age: Blanket Licenses for Everything Based On MMA [CHRIS CASTLE]

Here Chris Castle breaks down his view of the looming threat of comprehensive blanket licensing based on the Music Modernization Act, what it would mean for music, and who is. Continue reading

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The Secrets Of Music Licensing

When it comes to making money in the music business, licensing is one of the more lucrative avenues to pursue. In this piece, Erin M. Jacobson reveals the secret to. Continue reading

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Mass Copyright Infringer TikTok Shouldn’t Be Eligible For Compulsory Mechanical License

Musician and artist advocate David Lowery argues that TikTok’s parent company ByteDance should not be allowed to obtain compulsory mechanical licenses to launch a streaming service because of the level. Continue reading

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Guide To Prep Music For Sync Licensing

Anytime your hear music in a film or show, the song or tune in question has been “synched.” Such licensing placements can be a fantastic way for artists to make. Continue reading

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Spotify, Warner Chappell End Litigation With India Deal

A pending lawsuit will be dismissed after Spotify and Warner Chappell signed a multi-territory licensing agreement that includes India. Almost 11 months ago, Spotify launched in India without the usual. Continue reading

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Government Regulations, Frozen Mechanicals ant the Importance of Advocacy

Chris Castle breaks down in detail just how harmful the regulations imposed by the government surrounding mechanical license royalty rates are, and the value of advocacy in righting the ship. Continue reading

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Producing Tracks For Licensing – How To Boost Your Chances For Success [Part 2]

In this second part of a breakdown on how to improve your odds for success when producing tracks for licensing, we look at what you need in order to ensure. Continue reading

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Report Calls For Altering Music Licensing Framework

In this piece, Emmanuel Legrand breaks down a recent report suggesting a massive overhaul of the framework through which sound recordings are licensed, and that rights holders need greater autonomy. Continue reading

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