Nadir’s photo is on the cover of this week’s “Play” Entertainment Weekly in the Detroit Free Press. The feature highlights the Detroit International River Days Festival. NADIR’s Distorted Soul performed there on Tuesday, June 26, 8:00pm at the new Detroit Riverwalk.
Special thanks to Amy Leang for the dope photo and to Nancy Schoenheide-Phares for being THE BEST.
Every US citizen should go to Congress in Washington D.C. and lobby for a cause they believe in.
On June 18 and 19, I met with congressional staffers to tell my story and advocate for the revision of Internet radio royalty rates – a cause that could change the very nature of my business and my life. For more background on the issue click HERE.
By walking through the House and Senate office buildings, and participating in the lobbying process, I got a much better understanding of what really goes on at the Capitol. I also understand why those of us who DON’T have lobbyists working on our behalf are constantly beaten by those who do.
Here’s how it works. [Read more…]
I will be working with the SaveNetRadio Coalition to make sure our already limited music choices don’t dwindle even further. On May 2, 2007, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) dramatically increased the amount of royalties that Internet radio services must pay record labels and recording artists.
Now, I’m sure you’re wondering why I would be concerned that the government is telling the Internet radio stations who have been playing my music that they should pay me more money.
The reality is that the major record labels and their royalty collecting agency, Sound Exchange, convinced the CRB to increase royalty rates by 300-1200%. This will increase broadcasting bills for net radio broadcasters to levels that will put many of them out of business. The Internet radio broadcasters who have supported artists like me would be eliminated by the major corporations who have lost their monopoly on the distribution and promotion of music largely because of the freedom of the Internet. [Read more…]