Episode #64: 2016’s Impact on the Music Industry

Policy, Royalties 0 comments
Last year, we released 37 episodes on a wide variety of topics in music. From rights to royalties, we covered subjects important to artists and those who support them. On this episode, we look back at the major issues we reported on in 2016 and those who they impacted most. We hear from musician Melissa Ferrick about the Spotify lawsuits that started the year, then A2IM’s Richard Burgess gives us the scoop on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and how it’s creating problems for the industry. David Israelite of the NMPA clearly breaks down how the Department of Justice has handled the consent decrees and what that means for creators. These stories are still developing, so check back for updates!


Melissa Ferrick (Musician)
Richard Burgess (A2IM)
David Israelite (NMPA)

Red Cabin “Willow Tree”
Slim Moon “Smoke Follows Beauty”
Delta 5 “Mind Your Own Business”


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