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Songwriters vs. the DOJ

Songwriters vs. the DOJ

Federal law governs the licensing of music and songwriter collections. In...

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Exclusivity and Its Limits

Exclusivity and Its Limits

Major labels are pushing for the end of exclusive deals with streaming...

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Sponsorship Lift Off

Sponsorship Lift Off

Not too long ago, recorded music sales were a dependable source of income for...

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Brexit and the Music Industry

Brexit and the Music Industry

On June 23rd 2016, the U.K. voted in favor of leaving the European Union. The...

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Consent and Songwriters’ Rights

Consent and Songwriters’ Rights

In June, the United States Department of Justice both denied a review of ASCAP...

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YouTube’s Value Gap

YouTube’s Value Gap

In the beginning of the XXth Century music consumption did not compare with...

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The Drama of Artist Payments

The Drama of Artist Payments

In recent times, artists/songwriters, who once made their living recording and...

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Gross Margin Blues

Gross Margin Blues

There has been a lot of excitement around streaming lately. At the end of last...

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The Life of Prince

The Life of Prince

Elvis Presley had the Pompadour, James Brown had the cape, and John Lennon had...

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The Non-Profit Dance

The Non-Profit Dance

Coverage of music industry news tends to follow, as this Journal does, the for...

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Kesha’s Quagmire

Kesha’s Quagmire

The recent Kesha-Sony lawsuit has struck a nerve across the music industry by...

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The Billboard Power 100

The Billboard Power 100

One could do worse than write a history of the business from the pages of...

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