SAG-AFTRA Approves 3 Year Music Video Agreement with Major Labels

SAG-AFTRA’s national board has reached a deal with major labels for a three-year extension for their current music videos contract.

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A2IM, RIAA, Music Trade Groups Unite To Improve Digital Attribution, Credits

The RIAA, A2IM, The Artist Rights Alliance and SAG-AFTRA have joined forces to support the creation of a “more robust and effective system of digital attribution and credits.” For the. Continue reading

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SAG-AFTRA Ratifies Stronger Sound Recording Deal

The members of performers union SAG-AFTRA have voted to approve the tentative deal struck with the major labels for sound recordings back in October.  The new SAG-AFTRA Sound Recordings Code includes sound. Continue reading

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SAG-AFTRA, Major Labels Reach New Sound Recordings Deal

SAG-AFTRA has announced a tentative three year agreement with major record labels on a successor contract to the SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Sound Recordings.  The deal which. Continue reading

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Alleged AFM Mismanagement Costs Musicians Millions In Unclaimed Funds [Find Out If You’re Owed]

The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) is effectively preventing as much as $25 million in royalties due musicians and background singers from being distributed allege Kobalt, Wixen, Sony and a growing. Continue reading

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YouTube, Facebook and Every Musician’s Moral Rights

Here Chris Castle explores the concept of moral rights, statutory rights put in place to safeguard the link between an artist in their work, as well as bemoaning the lack. Continue reading

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Los Angeles College Of Music Adds Music Business Program

Los Angeles College of Music announced that they are have added a music business program and have named music industry veteran Ron Sobel as Music Business Department Advisory Chair.

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SAG-AFTRA & Major Labels Create First Industrywide Contract For Music Video Performers

In a first for the music industry, SAG-AFTRA and the major labels have reached a tentative agreement regarding an "industrywide contract to cover dancers and other performers on music videos.". Continue reading

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