Please take a few minutes (4 or so) to help us understand how the Mechanical Licensing Collective and the Copyright Office is doing getting the word out about signing up with the MLC and getting paid royalties (including your share of the $424 million black box/unmatched payment that has been sitting at MLC for months).
Your response are anonymous and we’ll post the results when we get a threshold number of responses. We’d really appreciate your help!
To take the survey on Survey Monkey, click here.
The arc of justice may be long, but it only bends when you will it. Support the CASE Act because the fight is never done.
Chris discusses the Ethical Pool model with Ryan Kairalla on the Break the Business podcast (see “Arithmetic on the Internet: The Ethical Pool Solution to Streaming Royalty Allocation“).
[Editor Charlie sez: Great analysis of Google’s “United Masters” adventure by Robert Levine.]
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Record labels are irrelevant because they’ve been disrupted by a venture-funded technology start-up. The major labels exploit artists, who can now distribute their music directly to consumers online, plus get the data they need to make money playing concerts, selling merch or doing sponsorships. Sound familiar?
via @robertblevine_: Will Tech Startups Finally Make Record Labels Obsolete? Not So Fast — Artist Rights Watch
Save the Date! On June 20, 7 pm at Capitol Factory (Austin Omni), Chris Castle presents “Music Tech Licensing: Getting Your Beta Out without Getting Beaten Up” with special guest Keith Bernstein, CEO of Crunch Digital, sponsored by the Austin Music Tech Meetup. Topics will be copyright basics and licensing strategy for startups.
Details to follow.
via @colaboratorpcn: Douglas Caballero interviews Chris Castle — Artist Rights Watch
via Chris Castle on Artist’s Right to Streaming Exclusives — MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY
A funny but true short video from Crunch Digital that documents how app developers deal with music licensing!
via @crunchdigital: “Got Licenses?” — Artist Rights Watch
T Bone Burnett
in conversation Jonathan Taplin on The Value of the Artist, and the Value of Art
Monday, January 30, 2017
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Reserve seating, click here for ticketing.
This will be an inspiring evening with two of the deep thinkers in the artist rights movement!