May 23, 2019
CEO and president Mike Huppe digs into all the ways SoundExchange works to make the music industry more fair and frictionless through the tools they provide and the advocacy they do. In this candid interview, Mike goes in-depth into why he calls the MMA the “Music Almost Modernization Act,” what it will take to future-proof the industry, and how SoundExchange is removing friction from clearance and licensing. Podcast host Dmitri Vietze asks the hard questions: Why is there so much Spotify hate from publishers and artists? How do direct-licensing deals affect SoundExchange’s payouts? How does the traditional method of determining payouts by market share short-change artists? Listen for Mike’s frank answers to these questions and more. If you’ve ever wanted to understand the current state of managing rights for music (and what’s about to change), this is the episode for you. Consider it a sneak preview of Mike’s appearance at Midem’s Streaming Summit in a couple weeks! Music Tectonics will be on the ground at Cannes recording interviews and taking seismic readings of the industry.
The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Weekly episodes include news roundups, interviews with music tech movers & shakers, and more.