Mechanical Licensing 101

[Editors Note: This article was written by y Justin M. Jacobson, Esq.] There are a variety of relevant and appropriate licenses required when releasing a song within the music industry. This article explores one of the most commonly acquired licenses, the mechanical license.  This type of license (the right or permission to do something) is […]

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January 2018 Industry Wrap-Up

Copyright Royalty Board Approves Increases in Mechanical Rates Good news for songwriters of all stripes: this month,the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) approved a series of graduated increases in mechanical royalty rates. What’s being referred to as the single largest jump in mechanical royalties in history, rates are scheduled to increase 43.8% over the course […]

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