Federal law governs the licensing of music and songwriter collections. In particular, sound compositions that are broadcasted over the public airways or performed in commercial venues have...
Major labels are pushing for the end of exclusive deals with streaming services as they are quickly realizing such a practice hinders the potential profit of their artists’ biggest albums...
Songwriters vs. the DOJ1
Exclusivity and Its Limits2
Sponsorship Lift Off3
It’s been rumored for quite some time that Google is working on an on-demand music streaming service to be run through their video streaming service YouTube. With Spotify, Apple, and Deezer all growing their streaming services, and YouTube’s significant foothold in the industry, a streaming...Read More
Americans spend $21 per capita on music products, about as much as they spend today on recorded music. The figure exceeds concert grosses per head and also the total per capita music royalty collections by ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and the Harry Fox Agency. Yet the only glimpse most musicians see of the...Read More