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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Last week in music industry commentary

Commentators in the thick of the industry this week shared their opinions and thoughts on finding creativity, growing a rock fanbase, and more. How Stone Broken grew their Modern Rock. Continue reading

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The road to innovation is a bumpy one [Fred Jacobs]

Innovation is the goal, but it’s just a little hard to reach. Read on an learn how. A guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacob’s Media. There’s a lot of. Continue reading

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13% MLC unmatched song rate isn’t good enough, says Atty Chris Castle

We often hear that Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) match rates – accuracy matching a song with its creator – are consistent with the “industry standard,” But this is pre-Music Modernization. Continue reading

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Last week in music industry commentary

Expand your mind by indulging in this week’s music industry commentary with pieces like how Netflix is affecting radio, an interview with Simple Plan’s Chuck Comeau, and more! Interview: Chuck. Continue reading

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Do we really need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

According to producer, engineer, and coach Bob Owsinski, the parameters of what qualifies a musician for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seems to have been watered down over. 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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Roundup of the best music industry commentary

There were some noteworthy things said by music professionals this past week on topics like boycotting Spotify to predictions of the new year. Chartmetric founder Sung Cho on the future. Continue reading

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Boycott Spotify? Cut up your music instead to get money you deserve, says artist, activist MegMarie

It is well known that musicians do not make very much on streaming sites, so should be stop using sites like Spotify all together? Artist and activist MegMarie thinks so.. Continue reading

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