Over the last fifteen years, since the advent of the worldwide web, there has been a revolution in the world of finance. More money is being raised online today than ever before from crowds...
With both dismal CD sales and the advent of 360 deals, many observers and artists consider money generated from the sale of recordings as ancillary revenue. This seems to be right. After...
Music and Equity Crowdfunding1
The Poverty of Artist Royalties2
Modernizing the Hot 1003
Legislators have tried to adapt copyright law to new inventions since the time of piano rolls. This is because creators beg remuneration in new media. In the Copyright Act of 1909, the exclusive right of the copyright owner to make mechanical reproductions of music was secured through the...Read More
The U.S. Copyright Act requires that in order for a work to be entitled to copyright protection, it must be “fixed in a tangible medium of expression.”1 With the rise of the digital age, one might argue that the majority of musical works that are consumed today are not quite “tangible”...Read More