Fairness Rocks News US songwriter groups at loggerheads with government and major labels over “frozen mechanicals”


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US songwriter groups at loggerheads with government and major labels over “frozen mechanicals”

We’ve seen in the UK how effective a grassroots artist campaign can be with #BrokenRecord, and now another to keep an eye on is the #FrozenMechanicals campaign, which appears to be slowly picking up steam. It’s a little complex, but it relates to the mechanical royalty rate in the US, where every time a disc or download is sold, a 9.1¢ royalty is paid to songwriters and/or their rightsholders.

Read More: https://musically.com/2021/08/05/us-songwriter-groups-at-loggerheads-with-government-and-major-labels-over-frozen-mechanicals/