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All Play, No Pay, Artists Rally for Radio Royalties

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) introduces Fair Play, Fair Pay Act.

Music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora pay musicians every time they play their songs, but radio stations don't have to. That's the way it has always been, under the rationale that radio airplay benefits artists in other ways. But Congressmen Jerry Nadler (D-NY) called it unfair to artists.

Morning Brief: February 9

Beck, Sam Smith win Big at Grammys

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged drivers across New York to exercise caution during the current winter storm.

FUV artists won big this year at the music industry’s biggest awards show. Beck won Album of the Year with Morning Phase, Sam Smith won both record and song of the year for “Stay with Me.” Big ups to both, and a certain Heartbreaker should be happy too! Here’s the complete list of winners.

A Conversation With Human Rights Attorney Almudena Bernabeu

Human Rights attorney sits down to discuss international affairs and how to make a change.

This week on Fordham Conversations we hear from Human rights attorney Almudena Bernabeu. She has prosecuted some of the worst perpetrators of crimes against humanity as an International Attorney and Transitional Justice Program Director for The Center for Justice and Accountability.  Almudena was also in the documentary How To Nail A Dictator and was on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People.

Cityscape: The Roaring 20s

The glamour, the music, the fashion, the mobsters and more from the 1920s

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 masterpiece novel “The Great Gatsby” will once again come to life on the silver screen next week.  The latest film adaptation of the novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.  The movie promises roaring 20s' glamour, excess and excitement, but we thought, why should Hollywood have all the fun?  

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