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Tag Archives: FCC
This week on SoundNotion we have little music but lots of lawyers. SoundCloud is looking to solve licensing, Sony/ATV threatens to pull out of ASCAP/BMI, the NEA budget gets slashed 8 million bucks, and the FCC has received 647K comments on Net Neutrality.
- This week on SoundNotion we announced a plan to switch to audio only for all podcasts on the SoundNotion network. What do you think? Let us know in comments below (or on Facebook or Twitter or YouTube comments).
- In a move meant to protect the company from being sued out of existence by the major record labels, SoundCloud is in talks to hand over up to 15 percent of the company to secure licensing agreements.
- Sony/ATV has threatened to pull their catalog from ASCAP and BMI if the new royalty standards on streaming music aren’t to their liking.
- In a bold move to balance the federal budget, the Republican controlled Interior Appropriations Subcommittee has approved an 8 million dollar cut the the NEA budget (5.5% drop in the NEA budget change is 0.0002% of the federal budget). Let your representative know what you think about this.
- FCC head dingo and Chairman Tom Wheeler says that the commission has received 647,000 responses during the open comment period for Net Neutrality. You’ve still got time to post your own comment (you can tweet at him as well).
- This week the music world says goodbye to three great (and very different) artists. Tommy Ramone (the last of the Ramones) dies at 65. Influential American jazz bassist Charlie Haden dies at 76. And being reported after our Sunday morning record time, legendary conductor Lorin Maazel dies at 84.
Saxophonist Jeff Loeffert and composer Matthew Schoendorff discuss Jeff’s recent solo album full of premiere recordings and the title track Differential Moods by our guest composer. ALSO: San Diego Opera to have a 50th season and fat shaming at the opera.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by saxophonist Jeff Loeffert and composer Matthew Schoendorff.
- Jeff has a new album for solo soprano saxophone that’s loaded with world premiere recordings include works by François Rossé, Christian Lauba, Augusta Read Thomas, Marc Mellits, Igor Karača and the title track Differential Moods by our guest composer.
- Donors dig deep so that the San Diego Opera can have a 50th season next year. However, the California attorney general would like to see a little more transparency in their transparency and launched an audit of the company.
- Irish mezzo Tara Erraught faces the fat shaming (and music ignoring) copy of braindead opera critics who have no soul.
- The FCC has opened public debate over impending rule changes that will greatly affect Net neutrality. Go HERE and tell the FCC to classify broadband Internet service a common-carrier telecommunications service to ensure that the Net remains open for innovation and the sharing of ideas for everyone.