California Blog

California Blog We are off to the golden state for ten days to learn what other municipalities are doing to support live and local music and musicians. We are heading west on I-40 through Windslow, Flagstaff and Kingman, on to Barstow and then south to San Bernadino, LA and Santa…

Reinventing a Cliché

George Orwell defined a cliché as a "dying metaphor;" but the death of a metaphor is a stubborn one. Indeed, the peculiar nature of a cliché is all in the disparity between how loud it’s yelling, and how little we hear it. Once upon a time, the notion that a…

Piracy and the Copyright Connundrum

Online piracy has taken a devastating toll on the U.S. recorded music industry over the past 15 years, a problem owing in large part to the faulty “whack-a-mole” enforcement regime established under the DMCA safe harbor provisions of U.S. copyright law that makes it impossible for creators to effectively remove…

Show Me the Money

  Finding Funding for Your Project-guest post from Jason's Music Publishing What is your project? Financiers have to know what your project is. Music? Film? Literary? Visual Art? Theatrical? Business launch? Product development? Finding a niche for your product makes people feel comfortable. The fear they have about investing is…