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Category Archives: Editorials

Napster and the proliferation of OMM (Open Music Model)

Posted by on March 21, 2019

The recent ruling by the Copyright Review Board has once again dragged into the light the issue of songwriter compensation. Songwriters and music streaming services have been quietly battling for a long time while the world enjoys access to millions of songs at the cost of some pesky commercials. To be clear, some people pay […]

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Apple music stands by songwriters and will not appeal CRB ruling

Posted by on March 15, 2019

In an aggressive move against songwriters, major streaming services have appealed a decision by the Copyright Royalty Board to increase royalty rates paid to artists. The ruling will increase royalty rates for artists by 44% over 5 years. The 2018 ruling was recently announced starting a 30 day countdown for appeals. Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, and […]

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Spotify vs artists debate, streaming digital music services, and you

Posted by on March 13, 2019

The latest in the ongoing digital music streaming discussion has to do with artist compensation. Some headlines falsely accuse Sweden’s music streaming giant Spotify of “Suing songwriters” along with Amazon, Pandora and Google as the four leading streaming services have appealed a ruling that would increase artist royalties paid to them by all streaming services. […]

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe doesn’t want your thoughts and prayers

Posted by on February 19, 2018

Another week, another senseless gun massacre. While last week’s Florida school shooting killed 17, and caught the attention of the world, it sadly will likely be forgotten as soon as the next shooting happens. There are multiple reactions to the tragedy, with some saying that it’s not guns that were the issue, but mental illness. […]

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Even my Mom Likes Slayer… sort of

Posted by on January 23, 2018

There’s a reason why most of the Metal Insider crew was taken aback when Slayer revealed their next tour would be their last. Whatever your thoughts are about their catalogue or wherever you’d rank them amongst the Big 4, Slayer is truly a larger than life band. Simply play the first few seconds of any […]

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