Copyright Office Should Establish Conflict Of Interest Policy For The MMA Musical Works Database [Op-Ed]

In this piece, Chris Castle weighs in on why the Copyright Office should put in place a conflict of interest policy for the recently passed Music Modernization Act’s Musical works. Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Music Modernization Act and CASE Act

The Music Modernization Act and CASE Act are two of the most important pieces of U.S. legislation for musicians in decades. This week Rachel Stilwell from Stilwell Law joins Michael. Continue reading

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Court Approves Pandora Appeal Of Pre-1972 Recordings Suit Due To Music Modernization Act

Last week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals told a lower federal court to reconsider Pandora's bid to negate a class-action lawsuit over the streaming of pre-1972 recordings.

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MLC Submits $37.25M Bill To Administer Music Modernization Act To Be Paid By Spotify, Apple

The newly appointed Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has submitted its proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) outlining the structure of the collective and the funding required to carry out. Continue reading

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AMLC Makes Case For A More Independent Mechanical Licensing Collective

The Music Modernization Act calls for the creation of a Mechanical Licensing Collective to oversee the blanket mechanical licenses that the new law established. So far, two groups ave applied. Continue reading

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Copyright Royalty Board Ups Songwriter Royalties 44%, Coalition Bids To Oversea Mechanical Licensing

The US Copyright Royalty Board published the final rates and terms for mechanical royalties for songwriters to the Federal Register on Tuesday, making them official more than a year after. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: BuzzAngle Music 2018 Report • YouTube + Coachella Expansion • MMA Lobbying • More

1.4.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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THU. BRIEF: Copyright Board, MMA Updates • 100M Steamers For Huawei • Hi-Res Qobuz 2019 US Launch • More

THURSDAY 11.29.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Production Mistakes • MMA • Horror Music • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared articles on the most common production mistakes made by DIY musicians, how the MMA benefits engineers and producers, what makes for great horror soundtrack,. Continue reading

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Benefits For Producers, Engineers In Music Modernization Act

At long last the comprehensive and sweeping Music Modernization Act has been signed into law, affecting industry professionals everywhere. While the legislation was certainly surrounded by its share of controversy,. Continue reading

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