Second Stimulus Check Will Be Approved by July 31st, U.S. Treasury Secretary Says

The White House and U.S. Congress are likely to make a decision on a second stimulus check to Americans by July 31st, according to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin. Earlier this month, we reported that President Trump was pushing for a second s… Continue Reading

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The Music Fund Has Money for Musicians Who Can’t Tour, But Still Have Streaming Income

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continuing to wreak havoc on live touring, artists are having a particularly difficult time making ends meet. But that’s sparking more innovation from non-touring areas, with players like The Music Fund focusing… Continue Reading

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Jamendo Spins Subscription-Based Sync Licensing for Video Producers & Podcasters

If the world has arrived at all-you-can eat subscription, why hasn’t sync music licensing? Now, leading indie licensing platform Jamendo has launched a sync-subscription service that aims to benefit indie creators and artists alike. Jamendo’s concept i… Continue Reading

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12 Million Stimulus Checks Remain Unclaimed by Americans Because They Don’t Know the Rules

An estimated 12 million stimulus checks haven’t been claimed by Americans owed the money, according to an estimate released this week. Here’s why. Most Americans have already received a stimulus check from U.S. Government, often for the amo… Continue Reading

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AFM & SAG-AFTRA Owes Session Musicians and Background Vocalists $46 Million — Here’s How Eligible Performers Can Get Paid

As part of a proposed settlement with the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) & SAG-AFTRA, certain session musicians and background vocalists will receive a total of nearly $46 million in owed, previously unpaid royalties. Each year, AFM & S… Continue Reading

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Latest $1,200 Stimulus Checks Look Exactly Like Junk Mail — Don’t Throw Them Out

The latest batch of $1,200 stimulus checks look a lot like junk mail (hint: they aren’t). Already, several incidents of Americans tossing out their $1,200 stimulus checks have been reported. That includes one Atlanta-based musician who almost thr… Continue Reading

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Still Haven’t Received Your Stimulus Check? Here’s How to Track It Through the USPS

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is officially allowing those who are still awaiting their stimulus checks to track their progress through the mail, via the Informed Delivery service. Free to sign up for and to utilize, Informed Delivery enables… Continue Reading

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