Richard James Burgess

Richard James Burgess, Ph. D., is CEO of A2IM (American Association of Independent Music)

Richard James Burgess

Why the Music Modernization Act Is Important for the Music Industry (Guest Column)

While it's often referred to as singular, the music industry has a history of being fragmented. The divisions begin with the matter of two copyrights for every recording and the fact that different laws govern the use of those copyrights, which results in drastically different revenue streams being generated for seemingly similar uses.
A2IM

A2IM Responds to Billboard's Indie Power Players

A2IM congratulates its members who were honored in the Independent Power Player edition of Billboard. We are grateful to Billboard for finally recognizing the independent sector in this way.
A2IM

A2IM Responds to Billboard's Indie Power Players

A2IM congratulates its members who were honored in the Independent Power Player edition of Billboard. We are grateful to Billboard for finally recognizing the independent sector in this way.