Tag: royalties

11/01

MusicFIRST, but MusiciansLAST?

MusicFIRST really needs to have their heads examined. They're in a tizzy because, allegedly, Pandora executives have done what executives at companies post-IPO do - cash out some shares.  And since these folks own a lot of shares, that can add up to a lot of money. But what does this have to do with the central question of onerous music royalty rates and the Internet radio industry's long-term ability to profit in the face of them? Forgive the Econ 101 lecture, MusicFIRST, but the value of shares for a public company is a reflection of the market's expectation of future profitability, … [Read more...]

08/30

Increase Radio’s Profile at SXSW!

In this transmedia world of ours any gathering that attracts only folks from one medium is missing the point. SXSW is no such gathering, and radio should be represented alongside music, film, and interactive.  Want to know where radio's future is?  It's in attendance at SXSW and other such conferences. Now you have a chance to elevate radio's role at SXSW and it's only a click away. If you think, as most everyone in radio does, that the current system of music royalties is an almost arbitrary crazy quilt mess of onerous free enterprise-killing penalties, then here's your chance to do … [Read more...]

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