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Grand Rights and the Zappa Family Trust Revisited

As the case between Dweezil Zappa and his brother Ahmet reaches a new level of public debate, I thought I would document a few thoughts on Grand Rights.When I… 493 more words


LA: The ASCAP Expo

Hey friends! I have quite the story to share for my first blog post. It’s a little lenghty, but hang in there. I promise it’s worth it. 602 more words

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Melissa Etheridge, Priscilla Renea share songwriting secrets

HIDDEN HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Melissa Etheridge and songwriter Priscilla Renea had never met before sitting down to discuss their craft, and within an hour, they were spontaneously harmonizing together. 785 more words


Performance Royalties Explained

In the last blog I talked about mechanical licenses and how they help generate revenue for songwriters. While mechanical royalties are probably one of the more well-known type of royalties, there are other lesser known royalties that are important to a songwriter. 459 more words


ASCAP Yearly Revenues Top One Billion for Second Year in a Row

Total 2015 revenues for music performing rights organization ASCAP topped one billion for the second year in a row, according to a release from the org. 203 more words


ASCAP Payout to Industry Falls by $16m, Despite Revenue Growth

US licensing body ASCAP collected more than $1bn for the second year in a row in 2015 – but paid out some $16.1m less to songwriters and publishers. 59 more words


Why Is It So Hard To Get Paid In the Music Industry?

Guest Post: Why Getting Paid In The Music Industry Is So Complicated, And How It Can Be Better

David Balto is a lawyer and consumer advocate based in Washington, D.C., who previously served as the policy director of the Federal Trade Commission. 842 more words