Music rights societies and licensing alternatives
A brief paper written by WIll Page (of MCPS-PRS Alliance, in the UK) and myself has been made publicly available. The piece was meant to stir a larger discussion around alternative licensing structures rights societies might put to use, particularly in the context of new, music-related startups. These startups usually (1) cannot afford the rates societies have set based upon the financials of more mature businesses, and (2) are trying to use music in novel ways, for which a collective license may not already exist.
The paper can be downloaded from the MCPS-PRS Alliance site for independent research.