Mechanical Royalties

Will Blanket Licenses Make Songwriters Warm and Fuzzy?

[This blog entry was co-written by Liz Allen, Adam Holofcener and Scott Oranburg]

Last week David Israelite, president and CEO of the National Music Publisher’s Association, voiced support for a new licensing system that could fundamentally change how music is distributed and rightsholders compensated. (Billboard has the report.) 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 - 5:27pm
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