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

Friday, December 6, 2019

Drama with the MLC and the Private Equity Firms That Love It


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, host Adam Cruz discusses Tencent Music's talks to partly own Universal Music Group. Why do these companies own pieces of each other? Adam also discusses private equity firms and their role in the hefty contracts awarded by the Mechanical Licensing Collective to Harry Fox Agency and Consensys, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Friday, November 29, 2019

AM-FM and Taylor Swift: Music News in 3 Acts


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, host Adam Cruz discusses the newly proposed AM-FM Act that has just been introduced to Congress. How will this new legislation effect royalties to performers and sound recording owners? Adam also discusses Taylor Swift's music fight against Scooter Braun and her former label, Big Machine Group, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Friday, November 15, 2019

YouTube Sets New Conditions, Kanye Goes Gospel & Telecomm Fakes Comments


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, co-hosts Adam Cruz and Eddie Nicholas discuss Kanye West's foray into the Gospel world. Is this new found religion or genius marketing at play? Adam and Eddie also discuss YouTube's latest terms and conditions, FCC's fake comments and more, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Friday, November 8, 2019

Jammber App Makes Song Splits a Cinch while MMA Still Ponders its Own Splits


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, co-hosts Adam Cruz and Eddie Nicholas discuss the latest update surrounding the Music Modernization Act (MMA) and the creation of the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MPL). Why are digital services baulking at the cost? Adam and Eddie also discuss new Jammber app for artists, analysts' assessment of YouTube's current value and more, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com