Songwriters Cry Foul As SESAC, HFA Propose Changes That Could Sink Music Modernization Act

Two major songwriter organizations are crying foul after the Harry Fox Agency and SESAC proposed changes to the Music Modernization Act  that the trade groups believe could scuttle or at. Continue reading

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Songwriters Guild President Testifies On Need for Copyright Small Claims Court [Video]

In this video Rick Carnes, president of the songwriters guild, gives testimony on the need for a small claims court for copyright infringement, something which the recent CASE act would. Continue reading

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Radio Royalty Rate Decision Could Soon Affect Songwriters Incomes

The latest chapter in an ever-raging battle between performance rights organizations and radio to set rates for music use on radio i has BMI and RMLC headed to Rate Court,. Continue reading

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New Antitrust Chief (Positively) Complicates MMA Songwriter Calculus

Assistant Attorney General Antitrust Makan Delrahim's suggestion of kicking the Department of Jusitice's 'consent decrees' to the benefit of songwriters, potentially drastically altering how they feel about the Music Modernization Act.

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Don’t Let Tax Day Leave You Singing The Blues: A Message For Songwriters, Musicians

While tax season is dreaded by many, it can be a particularly trying time for those making a living in the music business. In fact some artists simply don't bother. Continue reading

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Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees 2018 + Voting Info

24 top Latin songwriters have been nominated to fill 6 slots in the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Voting is open to the public here until midnight on April 15. The full list. Continue reading

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Today Is Last Day To Opt In To Facebook Music Licensing Program For Unaffiliated Songwriters

Today, March 12th, is the last day for unaffiliated independent songwriters and music publishers to get paid for use of their music on Facebook by registering with the Harry Fox. Continue reading

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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Names 2018 Inductees

Songwriters Bill Anderson, Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown & James “JT” Taylor  of Kool & The Gang, Steve Dorff, Jermaine Dupri, Alan Jackson, John Mellencamp and Allee Willis. Continue reading

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