Music Publishing

The Music Biz Weekly Podcast

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I was a guest last week on The Music Biz Weekly, a regular podcast hosted by Jay Gilbert and Michael Brandvold. We talked about the piece I wrote for DJBoothBlueface Doesn’t Understand His Record Deal. Do You? and how important it is for artists to educate themselves about the business.

Give it a listen via iTunes, on SoundCloud, YouTube, or below.

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What's next for the Music Modernization Act?

By signing the Music Modernization Act in an Oval Office ceremony on October 11, President Trump enacted the first major changes to US copyright law since 1976.

That the creative community was able to agree on such a wide-ranging set of changes is one thing, and for the legislation to then survive attacks from SESAC and The Harry Fox Agency’s parent company The Blackstone Group, as well as from SiriusXM Radio is another all together. But now that celebrating the Act’s passage is over, the focus can turn to its implementation.

We know what the MMA is supposed to do, but what are the next steps?