I'm One of the Attorneys Suing Spotify. And Here's Why the Music Modernization Act Makes Little Sense.

My law firm currently represents multiple songwriters and publishers in copyright litigation against Spotify that, in total, involve approximately 2,500 musical compositions. The allegations are that Spotify built a multi-billion dollar business with no assets other than the songs available on its digital platform, but without building the infrastructure needed …

Less Than 2% of Content Creators on Patreon Earn Monthly Minimum Wage

Think twice before quitting your day job if you’re on Patreon. 2017 was a wild ride for popular crowdfunding platform Patreon. Founded by musician (and former YouTuber) Jack Conte in 2013, the service reached 50,000 monthly active content creators  last year.  With the support one million monthly active patrons, the …

What's the Most Popular Genre In Your State? Mixcloud Reveals…

What type music does your state love the most? Mixcloud apparently has the answer.  Everybody has their scene. Some cities may have more diverse shows than others but regardless where you live, you have a scene that you support. Depending on market, where you live could actively support one type music or …

The FCC Just Shrunk the Music Industry

The FCC just murdered net neutrality.  And that’s probably bad news most us in the music industry. If you’re Apple, Amazon, or Google, this doesn’t really affect you.  In fact, the dismantling net neutrality will probably help platforms like Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Google Play Music, and even YouTube. …

207.1 Million Americans Want Net Neutrality to Stay

Should the FCC axe net neutrality tomorrow, expect a lot disappointed and possibly infuriated Americans. Ajit Pai isn’t a popular person right now. Several weeks ago, the FCC Chairman unveiled his plan to roll back Obama-era rules on net neutrality.  Under current guidelines, American ISPs must treat all web traffic …