As publishers and songwriters continue to sharply criticize the U.S. Dept. of Justice's mandate, expected to be officially released soon, that performance licenses for music follow a rule of 100 percent licensing, which allows any songwriter to license the entire song and not, in what's called fractionalized licensing, just their portion of it as has been the case for some time.
"Fair Trade Music would give consumers the clear choice to be the last link in a “virtuous” music value chain by clearly indicating which digital streaming and other music services operate in a fair, transparent and ethical way."
Songworks is a professional songwriting camp hosted by the Songwriters Association of Canada to bring some of Canada's best talent together for intensive co-writing sessions that are hosted in major cities across the country. The sessions offer writers the opportunity to collaborate on artist driven projects, often ending with tracks that are ready to be pitched. This program encourages writers to develop long-term relationships with other songwriters and performing artists.
The Future of Music Summit is the only conference that makes the connection between musicians and fans, policymakers and academics, legal experts and technologists, media professionals and entrepreneurs. Summit 2013 puts creators front-and-center on issues ranging from the economics of cultural production to healthcare to musicians making a difference in their communities and beyond. Join us in Washington, DC for two jam-packed days of discussion that highlight the experiences of musicians, songwriters and others whose inspiration and ingenuity is shaping the future of music.
One of the most prestigious and respected songwriting competitions in the world, ISC gives away a total of more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (including $25,000 cash for the Grand Prize winner alone), and gives songwriters 22 different categories to enter their songs into. Not only do ISC winners receive great prizes and media recognition, but winners also receive a lot of industry attention.Previous ISC winners include: Gotye and Kimbra (best known for their Grammy winning, million selling single "Somebody That I Used To Know), Passenger, The Band Perry, Gin Wigmore, Bastille, and many more.
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Due to extremely high demand, the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has extended the deadline for entering songs until November 4, 2013. ISC is open to amateur and professional songwriters, and entries are accepted online through the ISC platform, Sonicbids, ReverbNation, Broadjam, or through the mail. Within this extended deadline period, ISC will be offering some special promotions and incentives
SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective that administers the performing rights of more than 90,000 composer, author and music publisher members by licensing the use of their music in Canada. SOCAN collects fees on behalf o members and distributes royalties.
In a surprise move, the judge ruled that fractional licensing is allowed under the consent decree -- thus ruling against the Dept. of Justice's controversial June 30 decision requiring full-works (or "100 percent") licensing.
Here we look at a letter from the Music Creators North America protesting the Department of Justice's recent decisions regarding full work licensing and partial withdrawals. ____________________________ Guest Post from Artist Rights Watch Dear Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Hesse: The following comments are submitted by Music Creators Nort
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The FMO conference is the key event for Ontario’s folk, roots, and traditional music community. The 27th annual conference will take place October 17-20, 2013, once again at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, ON. Members Only Early Bird registration is open until May 31, 2013 and Youth registration (21 years of age and under) is open from now until the conference begins.
Unsigned Only is a unique music competition designed for solo artists, bands, and singers all over the world who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or imprints. The goal of Unsigned Only is to find an outstanding, talented performer: a band, singer, or solo artist...a newcomer or veteran...raw or polished - the “gem” that needs to be discovered.
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