Episode #131 : Music Modernization Act Update

Episode #131 : Music Modernization Act Update

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The Music Modernization Act may have unanimously passed the House and garnered support from songwriters, publishers, and DSPs, but the bill has faced a few obstacles ahead of November. On this episode, we check in with key players and look ahead at how the MMA could change our business. Featured guests include Blake Morgan (IRespectMusic), David Israelite (NMPA), Richard Burgess (A2IM), and Daryl Friedman (NARAS).

Episode #130 : Indie Label Spotlight: Compass Records

Episode #130 : Indie Label Spotlight: Compass Records

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Compass Records was founded in 1994 by artists Garry West and Alison Brown. Called “one of the greatest independent labels of the last decade” by Billboard, Compass specializes in roots, bluegrass, and Americana — and boasts the largest Celtic catalog in the world. On this episode, we hear about the label’s philosophy and history from co-founder Garry West. Compass artist Laura Cortese also shares her perspective.

Episode #129 : Using Music in Podcasts… the Right Way!

Episode #129 : Using Music in Podcasts… the Right Way!

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Despite being over a decade old, podcasting is still a new frontier for music licensing. As podcasts gain millions of listeners and big budgets, it’s more important than ever for artists to understand their rights when approached about music use. We hear from lawyer, Lindsay Bowen, licensing and podcast coordinator at KEXP, Jacob Webb, and from Pineapple Street Media’s Jonathan Menjivar, on the topic.

Episode #126 : Creative Accounting

Episode #126 : Creative Accounting

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When should a band become an LLC? What can musicians write off? How can creatives safeguard against an audit? We answer these questions and more with accountants who work with artists. Guests: Emily Kingan / Jordan Michael Iannucci and Hunter Giles (Infinite Aggregate).