The problem is the music-streaming companies | The Hill – Paul Williams

Songwriters have a number of allies in the ongoing fight to update our nation’s horribly outdated music licensing laws. But after reading the recent post by CALInnovate’s Mike Montgomery (“Songwriters are fighting the wrong fight,” 10/5/15), it’s clear that he is not one of them. On what grounds can Montgomery, who represents technology industry interests,… Continue reading The problem is the music-streaming companies | The Hill – Paul Williams

Uncertainty, Copyright and Courage by Paul Williams

On Wednesday, June 5th, ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams delivered a powerful keynote to attendees of the CISAC World Creators Summit in DC. He spoke passionately and pointedly about what it means to be a creator in today’s challenging digital environment. This excerpt of the talk touches on one of many well made points.… Continue reading Uncertainty, Copyright and Courage by Paul Williams

Artists Deserve to be Compensated For Their Work by Mark Isham

By Mark Isham for ibuymymusic.org (Copyright in the Author, Posted with Permission) Music is something that used to have a manageable business model, but with new technology appearing everyday, manageable isn’t even close. When Shawn Fanning decided to take a crack at technology and created Napster in 1999, the largest file sharing program in the… Continue reading Artists Deserve to be Compensated For Their Work by Mark Isham

The Trichordist Random Reader Weekly News & Links Sun May 13

Grab the coffee! Last week the UK ordered it’s ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay, the Dutch are getting fed up too… http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404269,00.asp [Related]Pirate Bay angered over Faux Pirate Bay Proxies… http://louderthanwar.com/the-pirate-bay-advising-fans-to-use-the-authentic-original-the-pirate-bay-and-not-the-rip-off-sites/ ASCAP President Paul Williams gives an impassioned speech to membership about Artists Rights… http://www.ascap.com/Playback/2012/05/action/membership-meeting-speech.aspx Facebook removes Grooveshark App… http://digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2012/120508grooveshark MP3 tunes… Continue reading The Trichordist Random Reader Weekly News & Links Sun May 13