#SaveOurStages grants are hung up at SBA, but Texas Music Office leads the charge to get the money.
No matter how much Big Tech tries to commoditize music, this is not about selling widgets at a deep discount–it’s about people’s lives.
Guest post by Chris Castle Thanks to the hard work of the National Independent Venue Association and their allies, it looks like some stimulus relief is finally coming to small venues, theater operators, bars and restaurants. The NIVA effort began with the Save Our Stages Act that authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make… Continue reading Optimism is Contagious, Too: @nivassoc’s #SaveOurStages Included in COVID Stimulus–Update
MusicCanada commissioned an outstanding survey by Abacus Data using serious data-driven methodology to credibly measure the Canadian public’s experience with the COVID shut down of live music and expectation for reopening.
[Editor Charlie sez: Artist Rights Watch, Music Tech Policy and The Trichordist are pleased to support this effort. Please let your representatives in Washington know that you do, too!] PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 8, 2020) – Leading music and film organizations today sent a new letter to leaders of Congress that highlights the ways… Continue reading LEADING MUSIC AND FILM ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON CONGRESS TO FIX SAFETY NET IN NEW CARES ACT
MTP readers will no doubt have been following the absurd “National Emergency Library” scam that anti-artist activist Brewster Kahle is pushing to the great satisfaction of the BrewBros. BrewBros based the “National Emergency Library” on a “superpower” interpretation of fair use (no, that’s really what they said) that is yet another example of a very… Continue reading Attention BrewBros: @SenThomTillis Asks Nicely That Internet Archive Stop the “National Emergency Library” Sham — Music Technology Policy
A host of organizations have come together to create MusicCovidRelief.com, a website that explains the ins and outs of the CARE Act, the pandemic relief bill. http://www.musiccovidrelief.com Spend some time on the site and learn about the many cash resources made available by the historic legislation. The good news is that self employed and small… Continue reading MUSICCOVIDRELIEF.COM EXPLAINS CARE ACT AND OTHER PANDEMIC RESOURCES FOR THE MUSIC BUSINESS