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The U.S. Music Industry Just Had its Best Year Since 1998

The U.S. music industry has been crying poor for some time, arguing that YouTube and other ad-supported streaming services don’t pay enough money in licensing fees for the music they use. But that message may be harder to sell now. In 2016, the record industry had its...

More Erosion of the US Constitution by Congress and the RIAA

Copyright laws were put in place to help protect copyright holders from companies looking to profit by stealing their intellectual property.  Makes sense, and these laws have served us well for years. More recently, we’ve found Grandmothers through grandchildren...

Is the Music Tax Inevitable?

Image via Wikipedia As I predicted last year, the RIAA, lead by Warner Music Group, continues to resist changing market places. They are now lobbying Congress heavily for a new Internet Tax, just like they did a few decades ago to place an additional tax on blank...