Recent News | Feeds

Trump Budget To End All Funding For Nat'l Endowment For The Arts, Corporation For Public Broadcasting

Trump Budget To End All Funding For Nat'l Endowment For The Arts, Corporation For Public Broadcasting

The administration of U.S. President Donald J. Trump released its first federal budget plan this week which calls for the elimination of all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Trump also proposed pulling the plug on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a key source of funding for ...

LET THEM EAT DIAMONDS: Nat'l Endowment For Arts $148M/Year vs Security At Trump Towers: $183M/Year

LET THEM EAT DIAMONDS: Nat'l Endowment For Arts $148M/Year vs Security At Trump Towers: $183M/Year

Trump's proposed budget eliminates funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, which at $148 million makes up 0.003% of the Federal Budget. But as a tweet with the tagline “Let Them Eat Diamonds" pointed out, that's far less than the $183 million that will be spent guarding Trump Towers each year of a Trump presidency. ...

Join 3700+ Songwriters: SIGN THIS PETITION NOW To Stop Big Tech From Lowering Royalty Rates

Join 3700+ Songwriters: SIGN THIS PETITION NOW To Stop Big Tech From Lowering Royalty Rates

The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA), which represents U.S. music publishers and their songwriters, along with the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) are facing off against Google, Apple, Amazon, Spotify and Pandora as the Copyright Royalty Board meets this week to determine how songwriters are paid for the next five years. “Songwriters must stand up to ...

It's Time For Congress To Get Serious About Artists' Performance Rights - #IRespectMusic

It's Time For Congress To Get Serious About Artists' Performance Rights - #IRespectMusic

While the National Association of Broadcasters once again works to pass the Local Radio Freedom Act, something which would be harmful to recording artists everywhere, it becomes increasingly important for Congress to take real action regarding artist' performance rights. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions Friends don’t let friends get LRFA’d. Once again we’ve ...

Indie Music Fans Spent More Than $1 Million On Bandcamp During Friday's ACLU Fundraiser

Indie Music Fans Spent More Than $1 Million On Bandcamp During Friday's ACLU Fundraiser

On Friday, Bandcamp held a fundraiser donating a share of sales to support the pro-immigrant and pro-refugee work of the American Civil Liberties. 400 independent labels and artists joined in, and indie music fans responded, spending more than $1 million on music on the platform.  Bandcamp, along with 400 indie labels and artists donated a share ...

Musicians Action Group's Comments To Judiciary Committee Regarding Copyright Reform

Musicians Action Group's Comments To Judiciary Committee Regarding Copyright Reform

This piece contains the text of comments by the participatory grass roots organization Musicians Action to the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet regarding copyright reform as they work to promote economic justice for artists. Guest Post by David Lowery on The Trichordist Musicians Action is a participatory democratic grass roots organization dedicated ...

Bandcamp Joins Anti-Trump Immigration Fight, Will Donate 100% Of Friday's Profit To ACLU

Bandcamp Joins Anti-Trump Immigration Fight, Will Donate 100% Of  Friday's Profit To ACLU

Indie music powerhouse Bandcamp is joining the growing protests against President Trump anti-Muslim immigration ban.  This Friday, Bandcamp will donate 100% of their share of all sales to the American Civil Liberties Union. This Friday, February 3rd, starting at 12:01am Pacific Time, Bandcamp will donate 100% of their share of the proceeds of every sale to the ...

Battle Over Public Performance Rights Of Old Music Heats Up: NY Rejects, Supreme Court Petitioned

Battle Over Public Performance Rights Of Old Music Heats Up:  NY Rejects, Supreme Court Petitioned

Although certainly not a new dispute, the legal battle over pre-1972 recordings recently kicked into a higher gear, with New York recently rejecting a case, and the Supreme Court being petitioned to hear another. Guest Post by Mike Masnick on Techdirt For many years now we've been covering the ridiculous legal disputes over pre-1972 sound recordings. ...

Obama Signed The BOTS Act, But Don't Get Too Excited

Obama Signed The BOTS Act, But Don't Get Too Excited

Obama's recent signing of the Better Online Tickets Sales (BOTS) act, while a step in the right direction, will only go so far towards solving issues with customers' ticket buying experience. Guest Post by Dave Brooks on Amplify President Barack Obama has signed the Better Online Tickets Sales (BOTS) Act into law, making it illegal to use ...

FCC Boss Tom Wheeler Resigns, Signals Beginning Of End For Net Neutrality

FCC Boss Tom Wheeler Resigns, Signals Beginning Of End For Net Neutrality

With a Trump presidency looming, and the dismantling of net neutrality a seeming inevitability Tom Wheeler, the boss of the FCC and long time defender of net neutrality recently announced his resignation. Guest post by Karl Bode of Techdirt We've been discussing how FCC Boss Tom Wheeler was stuck between a rock and a hard place with ...


Sponsor: DOT TIME RECORDS | BUT IT  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!