MLC came on line all I’m hearing is, “Say, what?” This article provides a good foundation as a
start to untangling some of the confusion.]
MLC License Availability Date Was January 1: What This Means
Kupferschmid and Kevin Madigan (Copyright Alliance)
MLC – Royalty Finance Analyst (US)
Should the Music Streaming Revenue Pie Be Split?
Israelite - President/CEO NMPA (Music Business Worldwide) -- Beware of op-eds
that seem encouraging but actually serve to misinform, blame
and divide the music industry. Deep within a recent piece about how streaming
is sustaining the music business, written by the head of a trade association
representing the biggest tech companies in the world, was a breakdown bemoaning
the fees that streaming platforms must pay for the music that makes their
services possible. To fully grasp their
perspective, one must first understand how the math really works.
Has Raised Nearly $10m for Its Spotify Rival. Can Its Blockchain-Based Model
Change The Game for Artist Payments?
Jones (Music Business Worldwide)
Stock (SPOT) Dips as Citi Tells Investors to ‘Sell’
Smith (Digital Music News)
Companies Among Those Backing Away From Republicans Who Voted Against Election
Levine (Billboard) -- Although the music business lobbies for its interests in
Washington, its political influence is dwarfed by that of other industries --
especially the online platforms that oppose it on copyright issues. [It might be useful to remember how
Republicans helped carry the water on so many issues related to the music
Not Even Improper YouTube ‘Rolling Cipher’ Complaints Can Be Countered
Maxwell (Torrent Freak) -- In response to a lawsuit filed by YouTube-ripping
service Yout, the RIAA is doubling down on its assertion that YouTube's rolling
cipher is indeed an "effective technological measure" under the DMCA.
The music industry group also states that seeking remedy for improper takedown
notices under the DMCA is not possible since the relevant law does not penalize
West Is Suing His Former Intern for $500,000
Smith (Digital Music News)
The ‘F’ Word: How Success
Is Built On Failure [Video]
Shotwell (Haulix Daily)
The Promise of a
New Year: How to Stay Focused in 2021
D’Aurora (FlyPaper) [Thank to Etan Rosenbloom for the link.]
Have a TikTok Hit. Now What?
Holmes and Justin Sayles (The Ringer) -- Charles and Justin chat with musicians
and marketers about the TikTok star-making phenomenon
Ashford (ravepubs.com) -- My-Digital-Dashboard.com
gives businesses invaluable insight into the data that matters most to their
customers and their bottom line … From tracking the success of social media
channels to analyzing pay-per-click advertising, website stats, newsletter
interactions and even competitor-weighted PR tracking … all in one
made-to-measure digital dashboard. … “We feel that we can offer real value to
anyone involved in the industry, whether that is manufacturers and distributors
trying to understand their data, or performers looking for the best way to
connect with their audience.”
[This is NOT
another Covid19 warning.]
Reynolds (Tidal) -- Inside pop and rock history’s obsession with
“I needed a
job—I could have been an insurance salesman.” - Mo Ostin.
Mo Ostin Turned a Faltering Record Label into the Powerhouse of Rock
Ames Carlin (L.A. Magazine) -- In the late ’60s, the beloved Warner/Reprise
exec signed culture-bending artists from Jimi Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac. His
secret? Stop trying to make hit records.
3 Classical Themes You Should NEVER Play In Ragtime!!
By Jonny May