Aslice, system to compensate producers, added its first performing rights org

Aslice was already an intriguing idea – what if you could create a system to give music producers a share of the revenue DJs earn with their tracks? A new pilot program, though, promises to connect this with existing systems, as Aslice partners with Canadian performing rights organization SOCAN.

Bandcamp workers won their union – and it could be a sign of things to come

Bandcamp United announced late last week that Bandcamp workers had voted to unionize. In a year that’s bringing deep economic uncertainties and layoffs, there’s one more hopeful narrative for workers: the organizing movement is growing.

Peter Kirn - May 24, 2023

As crisis continues, albums bring Turkey and Syria earthquake relief

The scale of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria is hard to conceive, atop ongoing crises in the region and world. Tens of thousands have died, more continue to die, and millions are now homeless across the territories of the two countries. With music scenes intertwined with those places, responding is essential in any way we can.

Peter Kirn - March 3, 2023

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