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regarding SESAC affiliated titles
to the excessive license fees imposed by SESAC, CD TEX has elected not
renew the SESAC blanket license and will no longer offer previewing of
SESAC titles on the CD Tex website. However,
CD Tex will continue to deliver and make available all BMI, ASCAP, and
SESAC titles for download for Radio and the Music Industry, and will
continue to offer previews on all BMI and ASCAP titles. This
only affects SESAC titles, which represent 2% of the CD Tex content.
this can be resolved with SESAC at some future date.
sad news for the music scene in Texas this morning as we hear
of the passing of Kent Finlay.
those of you that don’t know, Kent Finlay is an iconic
songwriter/singer but is also most notably known for opening
the doors of Cheatham Street Warehouse in June of 1974 as a
music hall. He said he opened it to develop, perpetuate
and promote Texas music in its most natural state – the
honky-tonk. During the last three decades, Kent has
earned quite a track record for developing new writers and
artists, and we are proud of the wealth of talent that has
walked through the door and up onto the stage of this rustic
competitive nature of the music industry is why many musicians
either fail to garner the attention they deserve, eventually
disappearing from the scene while others give it their all for
several years, but to no avail. For the few who do make it,
the fame and glory is often short-lived because they failed to
define their SMART goals and missed the
opportunity to capitalize on their proverbial 15 minutes of
radio finds an act that it loves, why can't or won't they go
off the menu and play something it's not being
"worked" by Nashville record promoters? And how
much, if any, musical discovery is still happening at
terrestrial radio outside the normal channels?The answers
center on some of the things radio is most often criticized
for: politics, centralized programming decisions and busy
programmers' lack of time to devote to music discovery.
independent community vocally expressed support for a
worldwide album release day on Mondays, instead of the
IFPI’s proposed Friday release day. AIMS, A2IM, Amoeba,
Beggars Group, CIMS, Hastings, Newbury Comics, Rough Trade, SC
Distribution, and others all came out against a Friday release
tell the Wall Street Journal that YouTube posted $4
billion in revenue last year, up from $3 billion in
2013, and that while the service accounted for 6
percent of Google's overall sales, it contributed
nothing to earnings.
emails are flying fast today following the
Congressional introduction of the Local Radio Freedom
Act (LRFA) on Tuesday (Feb. 24). On one side, the
National Association of Broadcasters, which vehemently
(and unsurprisingly) opposes making terrestrial radio
broadcasts responsible for paying for the public
performance rights of sound recordings.
Play announced today that users will now be able to
store up to 50,000 songs on the free service, up from
20,000. Once in the system, you can stream or download
your audio files to any of your devices, including iOS
and Android phones and tablets.
years in the making, Denny Tedesco's film 'The
Wrecking Crew' explores the generation of L.A. studio
musicians in the 1960s. According to thewreckingcrewfilm.com
the documentary will hit theatres on March 13.
baby bands to superstars, unfortunately, money is the
main reason bands break up. The baby to mid size bands
that legitimately cannot survive on the income their
band is generating tend to get tired of living well
below the poverty line. Each member, one by one,
begins to peel off to ‘fall-back’ on their
accounting degree and to ‘start a real life.’
Music is not for the faint of heart.
the composer of a film or TV score or as a songwriter
whose song is used in a movie, TV show, advertisement,
or video game, under the copyright law you own 100% of
the copyright in your work from the moment you create
the work and “fix it in a tangible medium.”
However, you must be careful what you sign so that you
do not assign those rights away without fair
compensation for your work.
musician and songwriter Bobby Emmons, who
wrote hits for Waylon Jennings and George
Strait and played on more than 100 chart hits
as a session musician, has died. Emmons passed
away Monday in a Nashville hospital. He was
you’re an emerging artist, trying to ‘cut your
teeth’ on the circuit and make a name for yourself,
just like the millions of artists that have tried (and
mostly failed) before you. What you should be thinking
is: how are you going to get the best out of your
gigs? What is going to give you the best results for
your hard work and determination?
is adding music journalism. CD Tex found an early
February posting for an experienced editorial producer
across pop culture and a specific expertise in music
full-time position is split between editorial and
announced yesterday that it will stop selling CDs in their
21,000 retail stores by the end of March. Once you’ve lost
Starbucks, you’ve lost the game. CDs are done. MacBook Pros
don’t come with CD drives anymore. Fewer new cars are coming
with CD players. And with the seamless integration of Spotify,
Pandora, and iTunes from the phone to the car (and smart
TVs), CDs are becoming more of a hassle and offering less
convenience than they once did.
Apple remains tight-lipped about its plans for the interactive
streaming service many expect to launch early this year, the
company has made big changes in its download store in the last
month, the changes appear to benefit the major labels at the
expense of indies, leaving the indie label sector in a
diminished showing compared to where they were previously
inside the store. iTunes didn't respond to a request for
Sony will spin off its video-and-sound business into a
separate company and shrink its headquarters as part
of a three-year turnaround plan to speed up
decision-making and become profitable again.
Although there has never been a perfect way of calculating license fees and collecting royalties,
the system as we know it today, has existed practically forever and has progressively gotten more unfair for the independent writers and publishers.
The entire system is very top-heavy and greatly favors the few
who get heavy airplay from the major markets. However, today's
technology is available to capture logs from every single spin
from every single broadcast ( 24-7-365), sort, and give detailed