And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan
Big Deal Music // Mega House Music
Every week, we sit down with an acclaimed and venerable songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. There are millions of singers, thousands of artists, and only 40 top songs per genre at a time... this podcast is about the people who make them. Produced by Joe London & Ross Golan in association with Big Deal Music & Mega House Music.And The Writer Is...
Ep. 52: An Update on the MMA
MMA Update: The laws for songwriters’ compensation have not changed since 1909. To put that in perspective, that’s four years after the Wright Brothers invented the airplane and 43 years before the invention of the television. It’s the people of that era, in those early Wright Brothers pictures that created the laws that govern howmusiciansget paid in 2018. That’s the equivalent of us deciding how people should get paid in 2127. The MMA (MusicModernizationAct) updates these laws so songwriters and artists can begin to get compensated fairly. We now have 76 senators who are co-sponsoring the MMA with full support from DSPs, PRO’s, the recording AND publishing industry... everyone but Sirius XM Radio. Sirius XM radio (owned by Liberty Media), is planning to make a last-ditch effort to derail the MMA.First, Sirius convinced Senators to add amendments/block Unanimous Consent. Those senators learned through billboards/shows/rallies thatmusiciansare voters too. They flipped. Now Siri...
Ep. 51: David Israelite - Required Listening / MMA
If you’re a songwriter or music industry professional, or if you’re working to become one, this episode is required listening. Our guest, whose episode was previously featured in Season 2 is unlike any other, in that he’s not a songwriter, yet works tirelessly on behalf of ALL songwriters. He’s been the CEO and President of the National Music Publishers’ Association for the past 13 years, where he implemented landmark legal successes for publisher and songwriter royalty rate agreements and continues to work on increasing the value of intellectual property. His work has made an invaluableimpact on the furthering the progression of the Music Modernization Act (MMA) which is newlegislation that aims to improve royalty payments to songwriters, artists and creatives in the digital era.He serves on several boards including the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has previously served in senior positions within the U.S. Government. We are grateful to have him as our industry’sbackbone, sta...
Ep. 50: Charli XCX
Our final guest of season three is a BRIT & Grammy-nominated songwriter and artist who has framed a career for herself as one of the most respected, connected and commercially bankable songwriters in pop’s spectrum. She effortlessly plays the role of irresistible front-woman and the wizard behind the curtain pulling the puppet strings on millennial bangers such as “I Love It” by Icona Pop,“Boom Clap,” “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea, “After The Afterparty (feat. Lil Yachty),” and “Boys”. She is afearless artist of unique distinction who has released two full albums (‘True Romance’ and ‘SUCKER’) and mix-tapes (‘Number 1 Angel’ and ‘Pop 2’ which starred collaborations with artists including MØ, RAYE, Starrah, Carly Rae Jepsen, CupecakKe, Caroline Polachek and Tove Lo). She is also a fashioned songwriter who has always adhered to her three golden songwriting rules: to not make boring pop music, not follow pop trends and not make pop music that has been made before. She’s ...
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