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#irespectmusic: Tish Hinojosa Speaks Out on Fair Pay for Musicians at Live Music Venues

The great artist Tish Hinojosa wrote a must-read opinion piece for her home town paper, the Austin American-Statesman, about the realities of gigging in a “no cover”/”tip jar” reality that is all too common at live music venues across the country. 285 more words

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@theblakemorgan Looking For #irespectmusic Results from Government

Blake Morgan took the #irespectmusic campaign to Capitol Hill again last week, this time in support of the Songwriter Equity Act (bill numbers HR 1283… 329 more words

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A Burger Today: Spotify's Bridge Loan to Nowhere is All the Rage

“D” is for “desperate.”  And “debt.”  According to the Wall Street Journal:

Swedish music-streaming company Spotify AB has scheduled a series of investor meetings in an effort to raise about half a billion dollars through a convertible bond issue, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

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If Spotify runs out of money and files for bankruptcy, what happens to the money they have supposedly "set aside" for songwriter payments?

Grammy For Stupidest Tweet of the Year: Glenn Peoples of Billboard Magazine

Glenn Peoples is a senior writer for Billboard Magazine.   Here he suggests a bankruptcy by a major streaming or webcasting service would mean artists “owe” money to the streaming services (and presumably their Wall Street and Silicon Valley backers.)   What do you think?

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Blake Morgan Takes #irespectmusic Campaign to U.S. Senate Supporting Songwriters Equity Act

Blake Morgan posted this on his Facebook page today:

So…today is the day. For the first time, I’ll be bringing the #IRespectMusic campaign to the United States Senate.

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TONIGHT! California Copyright Conference Panel on #irespectmusic

The California Copyright Conference will be hosting a panel entitled “The I Respect Music Campaign and the New Grassroots Artist Rights Advocacy” on February 9 from 6-9:30ish at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Los Angeles.   326 more words

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If you're going to Los Angeles for Grammy Week, check out this awesome artist rights panel!

Netflix Is The Model for Spotify, Watch And Learn...

Ahem… we were making these observations in 2013 when we wrote, “Why Spotify is not Netflix (But Maybe It Should Be)“. In that piece we detailed the practical and philosophical divide between the record business and the film/TV businesses online. 170 more words

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