Friday, June 26, 2020

Mechanical Licensing Collective Takes Next Steps. Will it Help Artists?


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, host Adam Cruz discusses Publisher of the Year winner Kobalt. What does this mean for indie music publishers? Adam also discusses the latest news surrounding the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), the Recording Academy and more, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Are you an Impacted or Embraced Artist?


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, host Adam Cruz discusses the first 'socially distanced' live concert happening in Arkansas. What does re-opening look like in a live concert setting? Adam also discusses the Impacted and Embraced Musician and more, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Friday, May 1, 2020

During a Quarantine, Streaming Music Switches Up


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, host Adam Cruz discusses the latest streaming music reports since the pandemic began. Do Americans stream music more or less during a quarantine? Adam also discusses the launch of Mixcloud Live, YouTube's Shorts and more, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Friday, April 10, 2020

Coronavirus and TikTok: Already Changing the Music Biz


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, host Adam Cruz discusses Coronavirus safety guidelines, issued by the World Health Organization. Adam also discusses the rising popularity of video sharing app TikTok and its connection to the music business, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Friday, March 20, 2020

A New Coronavirus Aid Bill for the Music Business While Katy Perry Takes a Victory Lap


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, host Adam Cruz discusses E&O Insurance (also known as Professional Liability Insurance) as well as other ways that artists and labels are protecting themselves again copyright infringement claims. Adam also discusses Spotify's new Marquee Ad Program, digital payola claims and more, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Spotify's Marquee program, Digital Payola Claims and a kind of 'Copyright' Insurance?


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, host Adam Cruz discusses E&O Insurance (also known as Professional Liability Insurance) as well as other ways that artists and labels are protecting themselves again copyright infringement claims. Adam also discusses Spotify's new Marquee Ad Program, digital payola claims and more, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Saturday, February 29, 2020

AT&T Merges and Acquires Debt while Copyright Lawsuits Run Afoul in 2020


On the Season 11 premiere of the Freedom Radio Hour, host Adam Cruz discusses the history of mergers and acquisitions at AT&T and how it all effects the music business. Adam also discusses the impact that 2019 court rulings are having in terms of music copyright and more, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Friday, December 13, 2019

Pharrell, Soundcloud and Mixcloud Blur The Lines (again!)


On the Season 10 finale of the Freedom Radio Hour, host Adam Cruz discusses the new lawsuit against Pharrell Williams by the estate of Marvin Gaye. Did Pharrell blur the lines even more? Adam also discusses Soundcloud's controversial new policy on free uploads, Mixcloud's massive data breach and more, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com