Collecting Royalties in the Modern Age VIRTUAL workshop on 10/14

The way people are accessing, consuming and listening to music has changed dramatically, and the laws and mechanisms for collecting royalties are still catching up.  The Music Modernization Act was passed by Congress in 2018, and it’s supposed to make it easier for musicians to collect certain royalties.  In order to maximize revenue streams, musicians have to know their rights, organize their catalogues and register with the rights organizations that will be play a role in carrying out the Music Modernization Act.

On Wednesday October 14th at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom, The Ella Project and the New Orleans Jazz Museum present Ashlye Keaton, Co-Founder of The Ella Project, and Lou Hill, CEO/Founder of the Water Seed Music Group and Moonrise Entertainment as they discuss:

  • What local musicians need to know about the Music Modernization Act.
  • Updates to copyright registration for music.
  • Organizing your catalogue and how The Ella Project can help with that.
  • How and why to register with Performance Rights Organizations, especially Sound Exchange.
  • Plus, your questions!

This forum is free, but please email gene@ellanola.org to get a link to the Zoom meeting.

An event co-presented by The Ella Project and the New Orleans Jazz Museum, this workshop is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.