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Discussion in 'Working in the Industry' started by RiffWraith, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. RiffWraith

    RiffWraith Senior Member

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  2. AdamAlake

    AdamAlake Music Person

    I would support this, alas I am not American.
     
  3. wst3

    wst3 my office these days

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  4. Carles

    Carles Senior Member

    Anything that we non-American can do to help out?
     
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    RiffWraith

    RiffWraith Senior Member

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    Hey Carles, that's very nice of you, thank you :) As I would not be able to help you and your fellow countrymen in matters of your govt, unfortunately there is nothing you can do here.

    Thanks all!
     
  7. Nils Neumann

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    Not American, but at least I can bump this thread
     
  8. guydoingmusic

    guydoingmusic Senior Member

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    Isn't there a clause in that bill that doesn't allow anyone to file a lawsuit against a streaming service?
     
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    RiffWraith Senior Member

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    I am no too clear on that, TBH. My understanding is that this stipulation is in regards to future litigation for past royalties, not about stopping litigation for future issues.

    https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/01/09/music-modernization-act-spotify/

    - says:

    ...effectively shuts down any potential legal claims on unpaid mechanical royalties from companies like Spotify. That’s right: if the lawsuit wasn’t filed by January 1st, 2018 (i.e., the past), courts will throw out the suit.

    I looked at the bill, and couldn't find that ^ language. In any event, once the bill becomes law, that does not give companies like Spotify the right to break the law moving fwd; if they do and you file suit, the court will not just throw out that suit. That's not the way the courts work.

    Cheers.
     
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  11. guydoingmusic

    guydoingmusic Senior Member

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    Right! I haven't read over it and only saw a couple of post saying there was some verbiage in the bill along those lines. Interested to hear more for sure.

    Thanks Jeffrey!
     
  12. rJames

    rJames Senior Member

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    Yes. Stop sending your music to America. (That’s just supposed to be a joke)
     
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  13. dannymc

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    the reality is for all us European based composers America is still the land of opportunity for our music. the scene can be close to non-existent in many of our home countries.

    Danny
     
  14. gsilbers

    gsilbers Part of Pulsesetter-Sounds.com

    i smell something fishy when spotify and youtube support a bill that will increase rates paid to musicians.
     
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  15. Daryl

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    Well, it could easily be the lesser of two evils. As this bill shuts out legal action from earlier accounting periods, they might consider that agreeing to pay more in the future is worth it, if it means they don't have to pay the $billions owed from the past.
     
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    RiffWraith

    RiffWraith Senior Member

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    Exactly this.
     
  17. jmauz

    jmauz Senior Member

    Signed. Thanks for your help!!
     
  18. Kyle Preston

    Kyle Preston I accidentally do things on purpose

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    Music Modernization Act Unanimously Passes House of Representatives

    From the article:

    Best,

    Geoff
     

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