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The Cure For Your Songwriting Symptoms

Songwriters are a sick bunch of folks.

And, no, I don’t mean we’re crazy for doing what we do. (Okay, maybe a little, but that’s not what I’m talking about today.)  What I mean by sick is that we have a lot of aches and pains that really bother us. 503 more words


Pandora And SiriusXM Pay Royalties to Pre-1972 Artists

If you have been following stories about Pandora, this headline may surprise you. Did something happen recently? Did they lose some lawsuit? Change their policies? 1,491 more words


IASPM 2014: The condititions of musical creativity and diversity

John Street, Dave Laing & Simone Schroff, University of East Anglia

CREATe Panel on ‘Music & Copyright’

ABSTRACT: The recently adopted European Directive on collective management organisations and online crossborder music licensing is the first pan-European legislation to regulate the activities of national authors’ societies, the voluntary bodies that collect royalties from broadcasters, online services and promoters, and distribute the money to songwriters and publishers.

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Garth Brooks To Receive Once-In-A-Century Award

Garth Brooks is no stranger to winning awards, but this time, it’s not something given out every year. The legendary country star has been chosen as one of the recipients of the… 63 more words


Note to fellow composers

I generally try to stay current with composers I’ve discovered by playing their works and what new works they’re producing. While doing so, I’ve stumbled upon a great read authored by Nathan Daughtrey! 20 more words


Garth Brooks set to earn once-in-a-lifetime award

Garth  Brooks will be a recipient of the once-a-century ASCAP Centennial Awards. The distinction goes to music icons in recognition of their accomplishments in their genres and beyond.  24 more words

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