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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

Friday, November 1, 2019

Lizzo, CeCe, CASE Act... Oh My!


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, co-hosts Adam Cruz and Eddie Nicholas discuss copyright run amuck as several lawsuits surface that challenge current U.S. copyright laws. Adam and Eddie also discuss how to register your work with performance rights organizations as well as the House of Representatives' approval of the CASE Act, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Friday, October 25, 2019

Neilson and Billboard get Owned while the Streaming Wars Wage On


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, co-hosts Adam Cruz and Eddie Nicholas discuss Valence Media's reported purchase of Neilson. What does it mean for music's tracking and charting platforms? Eddie and Adam also discuss vinyl sales in 2019 as well as the latest in the 'Streaming Wars' saga, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com

Friday, October 18, 2019

We're talking about the new CASE Act, Malicious WAV files and 5 Marketing Ideas for Artists!


On this episode of the Freedom Radio Hour, co-host Eddie Nicholas is off and so, your host Adam Cruz holds it down! Adam discusses the new proposal making its way through Congress. What are the implications of the proposed CASE act for copyright holders? Adam also discusses WAV audio files being used to hide malicious code and 5 marketing ideas for artists, live on Capital Radio 91.6FM The Heartbeat of Sudan and on the web at: freedomradiohour.com