Q&A with Jack Kugell
Spotify claims that they can’t pay us because they don’t know who to pay. Sounds like BS. But apparently, there’s some truth to it.
Well, not exactly who to pay, but what percentage of a song goes to Jane and what percentage goes to Joe. And very often there's also a Tania a Louie and a Mike.
Jack Kugell has been one of Sony Music Publishing's most versatile songwriter/producers for the last 23 years: his work spans the Pop, R&B and Country arenas - to name a few.
His work has sold a combined total of 19 million units, and counting. He has worked with artists from all over the world, reaching number one more than a dozen times in many different countries.
A Few Good Men (And Women)
If you were a pre digital songwriter you’ve been navigating a whole new terrain.
If you’re still operating under Old Rules (as I catch myself doing on many occasion), you may be wondering why the plumbing isn’t working the way it used to.
Beatles Trump It All
We writers are not looking for sympathy. We choose the artistic life and we embrace it. And we know we’re not alone in facing job dislocation caused by technological change.
But here’s the last crucial point: we don’t make typewriters or cassette players. There is still massive demand for our product.
SONA Files Motion to Proceed in DOJ Consent Decree Lawsuit
Blog Post by Shelley Peiken of the SONA Steering Committee
Survival Of The Richest
The legal fight against the Justice Department’s June 2016 ruling on “100 percent licensing” continues.
New Songwriting Group SONA on Why They're Suing the Dept. of Justice
“I’m happy here on planet digital where I get all the songs I want whenever I want them, wherever I go.
I simply want my community to have as healthy an earning trajectory as the CEOs and label heads who are running their companies on the backs of the creators who write the songs that make their business possible.” - Shelley Peiken
Songwriting Group Sues Department of Justice Over Licensing Mandate
We asked for very reasonable modifications to the consent decrees and their answer was, "No. And f--k you for asking."
Songwriters Sue Justice Department Over Licensing Rules
Songwriters of North America, much like the PROs, are not happy with the Department's most recent licensing ruling.
Songwriter Organization Sues Justice Department
On Tuesday, Ms. Lewis and Songwriters of North America, an advocacy group she helped found a year ago, sued the Justice Department.
Will Streaming Music Kill Songwriting?
Songwriters of North America claim governmental rules violate their Constitutional rights
As the music industry has been slowly and agonizingly stretched across the rack of the digital age, the songwriter’s comfortable spot amid music’s royalty flow has steadily slipped away.