With a 415-0 vote of approval in the House of Representatives, many anticipated the Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) would achieve a similar, swift vote in the Senate and finally, we would see an update to archaic laws to reflect how artists and songwriters should get paid today. To nearly everyone’s surprise, however, it came to fruition that the opposition to the bill was vastly underestimated… read more here.

Artists often wonder whether they can seek federal trademark protection on their band name and if so, the costs associated with the same. The simple answer is typically, yes. However… read more to learn all about it here on Chicago Music Guide

Over the past few years, reports issued by Barclays reflected a slow and steady decline of the music industry as track sales fell. However, since approximately September 2016, various United States analysts and industry executives have claimed the industry may be on an uptick.

In their open letter, a host of United States music industry organizations, including Asoff MSG Entertainment, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange, the RIAA and numerous others, have banned together asking for the United States Government’s support of Article 13 of the Copyright Directive proposed by the European Commission.