AMP Act Introduced and Expected to Become Law

AMP Act Introduced and Expected to Become Law

The Allocation for Music Producers (AMP) Act was recently introduced in the Senate. If signed into law, this bill will create a way for producers and engineers to receive direct payments from SoundExchange instead of relying on the artists to fulfill their contractual...
Path Appears Clear for the Music Modernization Act

Path Appears Clear for the Music Modernization Act

The Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) has joined the growing support for the Music Modernization Act. Due to state-by-state legislation that governs mechanical royalties, the current state of copyright legislation is incredibly complicated for songwriters to...
Interview with Spotify General Counsel Horacio Gutierrez

Interview with Spotify General Counsel Horacio Gutierrez

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with attorney Horacio Gutierrez, General Counsel of Spotify, to discuss current issues in music streaming law.  As Spotify’s top lawyer, Mr. Gutierrez is responsible for overseeing Spotify’s legal,...