2016 in Review

New developments marked the US music business in 2016, There was welcome growth in recorded music sales driven by more streams and streaming services. Still,…

Songwriters vs. the DOJ

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…

The Drama of Artist Payments

In recent times, artists/songwriters, who once made their living recording and writing songs, have been severely affected by the slump in royalty revenue coming from…

The Copyright Hearings

For more than a year now the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet has been conducting a series of hearings as…