The Wonder Years & the Intricacy of Music Clearance

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The Wonder Years is perhaps the best recent example of how the intricacy of the music clearance process affects media distribution. Kudos to the folks at Time Life for making the investment (of time and money) to do the DVD … Continued

30 Years of Music Industry Change, In 30 Seconds or Less…

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Have you seen this fascinating “30 Years of Music Industry Change” GIF from Digital Music News? The GIF features the shift in revenue sources in the music industry based on formats of US recordings, culled from data supplied by the Recording Industry … Continued

The future of new music is at risk if we continue to undervalue composers

Very interesting article from The Guardian UK on the state of compensation for composers. Please read this excerpt, then click through for the full article– and if you’re affected by the information, please share and get the word out. If … Continued

Music Licensing From a Songwriter’s Perspective

  This is an excerpt from an article about music licensing we loved by Paul Williams, President and Chairman of ASCAP, for Please click through via the link provided below to read the full text in its original context. … Continued

Copyrights, Licensing, And Royalties: A Fact Sheet

Here’s an excerpt from an extremely valuable piece on Please read on by clicking the link provided. The US Copyright Office and the House of Representatives are currently considering an overhaul of some of the copyright regulation that governs musical … Continued

Production Music Conference 2014 – An Industry First

  The first-ever production music conference is scheduled to take place September 12, 2014 in Los Angeles.  Hosted by the Production Music Association (PMA), this landmark full-day event will bring together players from every aspect of the production music industry … Continued

The Declining Utility of the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees: Music Licensing Study

This is an excerpt from a compelling article by Chris Castle for Music -Technology – Policy. Please read the section provided here, and we hope you’ll click through for the full text. The Declining Utility of the ASCAP and BMI … Continued

Music and How the Money Flows

This is a great info graphic on music and how the money flows via Kristin Thomson and Click here for the original source and a variety of edits of this comprehensive version.   Like this:Like Loading…

Join us at the First-Ever Production Music Conference in September!

  Megatrax has been a proud member of and supporter of the Production Music Association since its inception, and we’re so excited about the upcoming Conference in Culver City, CA, this September! Here’s some text from the Conference page on … Continued

Vanilla Ice Reflects on Landmark Sampling Lawsuit

  National Geographic will be airing a three-day series called “The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?” starting July 6, and to build buzz they’ve been releasing outtakes from some of the interviews they did with 90s celebrities. In the outtakes from … Continued

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