The RESPECT Act is an anagram for Respecting Senior Performers as Essential Cultural Treasures Act. Legislation introduced by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and George Holding (R-N.C.) that would require digital radio services such as Sirius and Pandora to pay royalties to classic artists whose music was recorded before 1972. Read more in this Huffington Post
The New York Times reported that the Justice Department will begin to review the nearly 75-year-old regulations that govern the licensing practices of ASCAP & BMI. These performing rights organizations claim “their ability to collect fair rates for their music in the digital age is undermined by the government’s regulatory agreements, known as consent decrees….According
Royalty Solutions Corp. is a proud member of the American Association of Independent Music and will be attending this year’s (2014) A2IM Indie Week in New York City.