Several countries around the world offer incentives to get movies and TV shows filmed and produced in their country. It’s…Continue Reading
PledgeMusic goes bankrupt, other sites in decline. What is the future for crowdfunding in the music industry?
In early May 2019 music crowdfunding website PledgeMusic announced it was officially entering bankruptcy. Most of the artists who were…Continue Reading
Bittersweet Victory: Why The Rolling Stones owned 100% of a song they didn’t write and how the writer got it back.
At the 2019 Ivor Novello Awards, Richard Ashcroft announced that after 22 years the dispute over his song, “Bittersweet Symphony”…Continue Reading
UK Distributor dumps independent labels with “Dear John” style letters (that in some cases they forgot to even send).
A well known UK distributor early last year starting dumping independent labels, sending some the following letter.
“Dear “label name here”….
Trump Signs “Music Modernization Act” but the USA is still decades behind the rest of the world.
On the 11th October 2018, President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act (MMA). It’s being hailed as groundbreaking , and while it certainly is for the USA and performers from that country it is not an example of the USA leading the way, far from it.Continue Reading