Pandora Looks for a Way Out of the Doldrums. Cue Questlove. – NYTimes.com

It is nice to see streaming companies getting artists involved, but how about paying them fair compensation? You cannot have a $10/month “all you can eat” song buffet. For most listeners you are not paying fair royalties. Forget… Read More

Is ASCAP Lacking Web Technology Expertise?

Music streaming and licensing.  In case you’ve missed it , licensing music is a HUGE deal these days.  It is a billion-dollar industry and is growing every day.   It will be one of the largest entertainment industry segments… Read More

Unpaid Music Artists – Maybe It’s Time To Blame The Streaming Companies

Songwriters, publishers, performers, and a myriad of others that create the music that defines moments in our lives, serves as the background for dinner dates, house parties, and corporate conventions are earning less money than ever before.   While… Read More

Building A Streaming Music Service : Technology Components

Media File A media file is the digital file format of the recording of a song.  The most common format today is MP3 which comes is various “flavors” that determine the quality of the audio.   MP3 is considered… Read More

Excerpts About US Copyright Law & The Compensation For Creatives Mess

Prince – Negotiating Rates For His Music For some time Prince’s legally team has worked to pull his music off YouTube and the song “Breakfast Can Wait” remains the only track on his channel. Sources say Prince is… Read More

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