Creating a Merit-Based Music Economy: Compulsory or Blanket Licensing for Interactive Subscription Services

This paper describes the structure of the major-label and grass roots music markets, and examines how the market structure harms the balance of commercially successful music. It then advocates expanding compulsory or blanket licensing of music to interactive music subscription services, which may help correct the market imbalance. Expanding compulsory or blanket licensing to interactive music subscription systems could help empower grass roots music more fully.

Provided by: Music Unbound Topic: Software Date Added: Jun 2003 Format: PDF

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