What do songwriters think about the CRB and mechanical rates? [Trichordist survey results]

Songwriters are on the verge of a 32% increase in mechanical royalties plus inflation indexing. But is that the increase they expected, and do they think the process is fair?. Continue reading

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What rightsholders need to know about the MLC

Getting involved with the The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) can be confusing, so let’s break it down… by Ellen Truley of The MLC from Soundfly’s Flypaper blog If you’re a. Continue reading

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Is Universal Music stepping up to solve unfrozen mechanicals crisis?

Universal is rumored to plan to try and solve the unfrozen mechanical problem. A guest post by CHRIS CASTLE of Music Tech notPolicy. I have it on good authority from. Continue reading

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RIAA’s Mitch Glazier offers plan to settle frozen mechanicals crisis

Mitch Glazier, head of the RIAA, wants independent songwriting groups to help inform the contentious Copyright Royalty Board negotiations over frozem mechanicals. But that will take more time than the. Continue reading

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How will the new physical mechanical rates affect valuations? [Chris Castle]

The Copyright Royalty Judges offered a breath of fresh air in the contentious and labyrinthine Phonorecords III and IV proceedings by refusing to accept the insider “settlement” worked out by. Continue reading

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Reasons for abandoning frozen mechanical rates at the Copyright Royalty Board are growing [Chris Castle]

“In a recent comment, I called the Copyright Royalty Board the ‘cornucopia of chaos’ which it is at least on the mismanaged mechanical royalty rates,” writes Chris Castle. Op-ed by. Continue reading

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All economic indicators are flashing red at the Copyright Royalty Board on frozen mechanicals

With inflation reaching record highs, songwriters should prepare for changes in royalty rates. A guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions. All of the economic indicators are telling. Continue reading

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4 kinds of music publishing royalties

There are four important types of royalties involved in music publishing – here we break down what each one is, and how they apply to your music. Guest post by. Continue reading

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Mechanical royalties: Everything you need to know

When it comes to making a living as an independent artist and songwriter, mechanical royalties are essential. In this piece, we break down everything from who gets them to how. Continue reading

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What would Taylor Swift and Eddie Cue do? One solution to the frozen mechanical problem

The Copyright Royalty Board is seemingly on the cusp of allowing a private agreement among several major industry players regarding frozen mechanical royalties to become law. Chris Castle here examines. Continue reading

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