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June 16, 2014

T Bone Burnett on Pre-’72 Royalties, Digital Music Services, and the Question of Fairness

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Burnett at a premiere of “Inside Llewyn Davis” in Hollywood in November. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Films)

In the fight over royalty payments by digital music services for pre-1972 recordings, are digital music services doing harm or are they the ones being treated unfairly? In a Roll Call Guest Observers piece, musician, songwriter and producer T Bone Burnett argues that it’s the musicians who are the little guy and that digital music services are biting the hand that feeds them.

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June 9, 2014

Songwriter Groups Have a Little Advice About Consent Decrees

Among the various issues at tomorrow’s  House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on music licensing will be the question of whether and how the Justice Department should modify its decades-old consent decrees with performing rights organizations.

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By Anne L. Kim Posted at 4:29 p.m.
Entertainment, Radio

May 7, 2014

Paul Williams on Music Royalty Policies

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Williams at the 2014 ASCAP Pop Music Awards. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Grammy/Oscar/Golden Globe winner Paul Williams, who also happens to be president and chairman of the board of performance-rights organization ASCAP, writes in a commentary piece for Roll Call today that he and other members of the group (including Randy Newman and Carly Simon) will be in Washington this week “to help policymakers understand why we must modernize our music licensing system” in the age of Pandora, Spotify and ubiquitous mobile devices.

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