Update/Correction, May 27 2020, 2PM Pacific. An earlier version of this article contained the phrase “the the online music industry is currently generating more revenues than the music industry did at the height of the CD bubble”; this has been… Read More ›
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The Music Modernization Act is a Good Solution For Songwriters. Don’t Combine It With Bad Copyright Bills.
For the first time in six years, Congress is considering serious changes to copyright law. As you might imagine, those changes are a mixed bag for the public. One bill, the Music Modernization Act, would create a new system for… Read More ›
Happy Together Once More: The California Supreme Court and Congress Take Up The Question of Copyright in Old Music Recordings
Federal copyright law doesn’t give artists and labels the right to control most ways music recordings are played in public. That’s how FM and AM radio stations work. That’s how stores playing soothing “don’t you want to buy something?” music… Read More ›
Another court has ruled that the public still has the ability to play old music that almost everyone believed they lawfully had the ability to play. The Florida Supreme Court, following in the footsteps of New York State’s high court,… Read More ›
Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s recent settlement with ex-members of the 60s rock group The Turtles over royalty payments for old recordings has the potential to solidify the dominant position of big music services like Sirius XM, at the expense of… Read More ›