Author Archives: Deron Tucker

Made a Recording Before 1972? The Web Wants You!!!

Happy New Year Biz Talkers! It was certainly a great 2016¬†holiday season for digital music providers. That’s because on December 20, 2016, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that there is no public performance right for sound recordings created … Continue reading

Are You Ready for the Music Streaming Revolution?

October 7, 2016 Hey Biz Talkers! As we travel through the last quarter of 2016, we are seeing streaming take the music business to new heights. It seems that almost daily we are seeing new and creative ways for music … Continue reading

Long Live Sampling?

Hey Biz Talkers! In early June, the 9th Circuit Federal Court ruled that a 0.23 second sample of a sound recording used in another sound¬†recording was too minimal to be deemed copyright infringement of the sound recording, or the musical … Continue reading

Stay True To Your “Brand”

Hey Biz Talkers! I’m sure that many of you have heard out Adele being on the verge of signing a $130 million dollar record deal (90 million British pounds) with Sony as well as Soulja Boy being a key player … Continue reading

Should Kesha Be Freed From Her Record Deal?

Hey Biz Talkers! Last Friday, a judge ruled that superstar recording artist Kesha could not be released from her record contract with superstar producer Lukasz Gottwald, professionally known as “Dr. Luke”. Kesha’s lawsuit alleges that Dr. Luke has continually abused … Continue reading

New Webcasting Royalty Rates for 2016-2020

Happy New Year Biz Talkers! Well, a new year brings new webcasting rates for streaming of sound recordings over the internet. On December 16, 2015, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB)¬†announced new royalty rates that webcasters must pay to Sound Exchange … Continue reading