Songwriters, Artists Intensify Their Fight Against Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Over Streaming Royalty Rates

The Music Artists Coalition (MAC) and the Songwriters of North America (SONA) have filed an amicus brief with the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a recent Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ruling that raised the rates of music streaming royalties… Continue Reading

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Taylor Swift Fans Raise $1,000 To Publicly Shame Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun

A pair of fans of Taylor Swift raised more than $1,000 in a GoFundMe a campaign to publicly support Swift in her ongoing battle with Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta. Haley Spalding and Kyle Graden used the funds to pay for two digital billboards in N… Continue Reading

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Spotify’s CEO Once Called the Black Keys to Explain Why Their Royalties Were So Bad

After Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney publicly complained about his royalties, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek gave him a call to explain how streaming really works. The Black Keys certainly aren’t the only band feeling stiffed by streaming platforms lik… Continue Reading

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Trevanna Tracks Simplifies the Chaos of Film & TV Music Licensing

Spending time with Jennifer Freed, founder & CEO of Trevanna Tracks, can be a bit contagious. You suddenly start to think that all the problems plaguing music licensing for film, television, and video games can actually be solved. A longtime vet in… Continue Reading

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Musicians Are Ruining Every Disney Event Until They Get Better Streaming Royalties

It was quite an unusual Saturday morning for many members of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) in the Los Angeles area.  It was also an unexpected headache for one Disney executive in particular. In protest, a band of irate musicians performed… Continue Reading

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Artist Activist David Lowery Quits the Mechanical Licensing Collective After Just 4 Months

David Lowery, a longtime champion for artists and outspoken critic of major streaming platforms, has abruptly departed the Mechanical Licensing Collective’s Unclaimed Royalties Oversight Committee. The news comes as the paint is still drying on t… Continue Reading

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