EMI's In-House Licensing Move: What Does it Mean for Artists?

[This post was co-authored by FMC Communications Intern Scott Oranburg]

EMI Music CEO Roger Faxon announced today that EMI will start directly licensing a sizeable chunk of its digital music catalog throughout North America, bypassing the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) — a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) that licenses and distributes royalties for the musical composition copyright. read more

Limelight Takes the Hassle Out of Licensing

A musician’s job is to create music, and nothing more. Any other responsibility corrupts his or her artistic integrity.

OK. That’s an adorable idea, but let’s get real. These days, artists are able to exercise individual control over each aspect of their careers, but that can be a lot of work. The good news is that technology has created lots of efficiencies in everything from recording, marketing, to booking. What once took huge teams now can now be accomplished with anyone with a decent laptop and an internet connection. Yet there are spaces where DIY hasn’t gained much of a foothold.  read more

Submitted by Brian on September 20, 2010 - 4:27pm
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