Get Ready for 2015
Posted on 12/19/2014

2015 is shaping up to be the biggest year in the fight for fair pay for music creators in recent memory.

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How long until SiriusXM faces the music?
Posted on 12/16/2014

A few weeks ago, SiriusXM fired the law firm they hired to defend their illegally using Pre-72 songs without paying artists for their works.

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SiriusXM's Two Faced Tuesday
Posted on 10/31/2014

We have written before (here and here) about the unconscionable refusal of SiriusXM (along with other online streaming services, such as Pandora) to pay royalties to artists who recorded music before an arbitrary cutoff date in February 1972.

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The Queen of Soul Shines A Spotlight On The Problem of Pre-72 Royalties
Posted on 10/22/2014

Aretha Franklin, a cultural treasure if there ever was one, released a new album yesterday, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, on which she covers classic songs by classic women.

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The Power of Fair Pay
Posted on 9/30/2014

The deeply flawed idea that artists should be willing to work for free because any airplay or public appearance is valuable “promotion” of their work isn’t limited to the AM/FM radio performance rights debate. 

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@berkeleyteo thank you so much!
@PunkSoda you should get your facts straight. Digital services only recently claimed they didn't have to pay. That's moving the goalposts.