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...
Gibson Guitars May be Taking Final Bow

Gibson Guitars May be Taking Final Bow

Gibson Brands Inc., the 100+ old iconic guitar maker, faces possible bankruptcy in the next few months. Sparking concern for the guitar manufacturer is the departure of the company’s chief financial officer, Bill Lawrence. To meet its financial obligations coming due...
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...