May 23, 2016
The INDIE Weekly is your source for news and creative ideas for independent artists and songwriters. This week we are providing news in the world of music publishing:
New Deal Allows Indie Publishers and Songwriters to Profit from DJs’ Work
BY ANDREW FLANAGAN: The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and Dubset have reached a deal that will allow the NMPA’s independent members, both publishing companies and songwriters, to take part in a new streaming “sub-economy” that only recently became technologically feasible. READ MORE
Songwriters Call for Music Licensing Reform on Capitol Hill During ASCAP “Stand With Songwriters” Advocacy Day
BY [ASCAP]: Advocating for important reforms to outdated federal music licensing laws and regulations, award-winning songwriters and composers from various music genres will be in Washington, DC tomorrow, May 18 to meet with elected officials as part of the annual American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) “Stand with Songwriters” Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. READ MORE
Artists mobilize in support of Fair Play Fair Pay Act
BY ANNA WASHENKO: A coalition of performers staged an event dubbed Fair Play Fair Pay Day, gathering at Capitol Hill in support of proposed legislation that would charge royalty fees for sound recordings played on terrestrial radio. T-Bone Burnett, Rosanne Cash, and more than 40 other artists participated in the press conference. Speakers addressed both the topic of payment for radio airplay and safe harbors in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. READ MORE
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