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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New Copyright Office Regs Concerning Pre-72 Recordings

Here Chris Castle outlines some of the new regulations surrounding how the passage of the CLASSICS Act section of the MMA will effect pre-72 recording copyright owners, and the procedure. Continue reading

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Legacy Music Industry Shouldn’t Watch Over Royalties Of Independent Songwriters [Op-Ed]

Although there was plenty of trepidation leading up to the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, the legislation was met with surprisingly little controversy once it was passed. Since. Continue reading

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Music Modernization Act: What’s In It, Why Is It In There, Is It A Good Thing?

[UPDATED] Enacted on October 11, the Music Modernization Act will have vast impact on the music business and how it is conducted in the US. Here we look at exactly. Continue reading

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Music Modernization Act A ‘Countdown to Modernity’ – Progress Chart For Mechanical Licensing Collective

In this piece, the people at Music Technology Policy provide a chart listing the key events in the necessary path to launch in order for the Mechanical Licensing Collective as. Continue reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

Commentators inside the music industry industry this week shared their thoughts on what music has to gain from the future of transportation, whether the power of the playlist is being. Continue reading

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Music Modernization Act Was Verse One, Rest Of The Song Yet to Be Written [Michael Huppe]

Recently signed into law, the Music Modernization Act provides a much needed update to existing copyright laws.. While certainly a good first step, this piece of legislation was just the. Continue reading

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What Is The Music Modernization Act and What Does Mean For You?

[UPDATED] The Music Modernization Act was signed into law by President Trump today. The multifaceted legislation had widespread industry support as an overdue overhaul of antiquated licensing laws. But what. Continue reading

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Kanye West, Kid Rock To Join Trump Today For Music Modernization Act Signing

President Trump is expected to sign the Music Modernization Act at 11:45 ET today, Thursday October 11th.  Kanye West,  who has been confirmed for lunch at The White House today,. Continue reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this cycle back through major music industry news from the past week we re-examine the growth of on-demand streaming, the expansion of Amazon Music into Canada, the rise of. Continue reading

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