Spring 2011 Musician Coaching Newsletter From Rick Goetz Featured Article: Brooklyn Vegan Music blogs can be really important for artists that want to get their music and their unique stories out there and continue to grow their fan base. And if you live in New York City, play music yourself or even just follow the … Read more
MAY 2011 Welcome to the latest edition of Giant Step’s marketing update. This newsletter is where we share some of our latest company developments and of course some of the newest and most exciting music. To contact Giant Step directly just send us an Email. HBO: Treme Season 2 Launch To promote the new season … Read more
The DMCA’s role is to protect copyright and intellectual property holders and ensure that they get paid for their works. It sets forth rules and consequences for those who circumvent DRM and illegally obtain copyrighted material. The purpose of the DMCA is to ensure that copyright holders get paid for their works, as well as, to make consumers and companies aware that if they don’t outright pay for obtaining the copyrighted material, the copyright holders can pursue civil actions against them and get compensated at a much higher rate (than they would have paid if they had not obtained it illegally). If the DMCA didn’t exist, the incentive to possess a copyright would decrease and potential copyright holders might have not develop new technologies and products (because of fear of not seeing payment for their efforts), which would stifle overall economic growth in the U.S. The DMCA also sets forth the notion that digital broadcasts for sound recordings will be paid for (via a statutory license) and also states that royalty rates will be set by law at fair market value which, ensures compensation for musicians, publishers, and record labels.