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The Digital Music News Podcast

The editors of Digital Music News pick apart the music industry's most important topics! Join us for some probing questions, ridiculous assertions, and wild stories about the music business.

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An Insanely Detailed Discussion About the Music Modernization Act

If you want an even deeper dive, Jeff Price of Audiam (who's being interviewed) compiled a highly detailed review of the Music Modernization Act on Digital Music News.  It basically explains everything. After you hear this podcast + read this guide, you'll hopefully have a far deeper understanding of this bill (and know what to do next). Also, here's a quick annotation of this podcast, so you can skip around to various parts.   0:00 Intro 1:54 Interview with Jeff Price begins 3:57 What the hell is the Music Modernization Act (and why do we need it)? 6:17 What exactly is a 'streaming service,' and what are the different types of streaming licenses? 8:11 How does the publishing work with Pandora? 11:04 What is a Public Performance? 13:35 What is a 'Reproduction License' (i.e., Mechanical License) - and why is it so important? 27:10 Why does Congress need to get involved? 28:00 Where did the giant problem begin? 30:00 'The recording part was figured out' 31:02 Did Spotify just not know about the licenses they needed to pay? 37:00 'So they put together a solution...' (What the MMA solves + other problems this bill addresses) 40:00 The basic rules of the MMA for streaming music services 41:30 International considerations. 42:51 So what's the big problem with the MMA? 51:20 Nitty-gritty details on the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC)  1:08:00 The missing metadata problem 1:12:20 Who's really generating most of the plays on streaming platforms? 1:18:00 How does the songwriter/artist/publisher now get paid by the MLC? 1:20:28 What steps should rights holders take before the creation of the MLC? 1:22:30 Pre-1972 oldies 1:27:10 Why doesn't AM/FM radio have to pay recording royalties? 1:31:30 A deeper history of music rights in the U.S.  1:33:50 Why can't we just figure out what's actually being played? 1:35:00 Goodbye + Outro Thanks for listening! Please send us feedback at news@digitalmusicnews.com.

1hr 38mins

17 Oct 2018

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