Legislation Simply Re-Packages Old Ideas
Urges: "Move, if at all, with caution."
Gregory Barnes Op-Ed in The Hill
The Copyright Office report on music licensing misses a significant opportunity to truly advance the music marketplace. The suggestions proposed would continue to fragment an already-complex structure and put at risk those platforms that deliver music legally and compensate creators. Many of the specific recommendations unfairly discriminate against digital technologies
Overall music purchasing was down in the last year, while the average Pandora listener purchased 29% more music during the second quarter of 2012 compared with last year, according to NPDMusic Acquisition Monitor study