How Irving Azoff Plans To Collect 30% More For Songwriters Than BMI, ASCAP Does

After uber-manager and music industry deal maker Irving Azoff exited as Chairman of Live Nation last year, one of his many moves was to form Global Music Rights as part of his Azoff. Continue reading

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What Is A Music Publishing Deal? – and Do I Really Need One?

By Wallace Collins from Wallace Collins Entertainment Law Blog The term "publishing", most simply, means the business of song copyrights.  A songwriter owns 100% of his song copyright and all the related publishing. Continue reading

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Are ASCAP, BMI Obsolete? #1 Music Publisher Sony/ATV Preparing To Exit

Are ASCAP and BMI obsolete? Sony/ATV, arguably the world's #1 publishing company, seems to think so, and is preparing to pull out of both before the end of the year,. Continue reading

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Score a License: What Music Supervisors are Looking For

Music licensing rarely gets the press it deserves when it comes to potential revenue streams. Music supervisors are constantly looking for the perfect song to pair with whatever project their. Continue reading

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CMA Songwriter Series Returns To Nashville

As part of the events and activities leading up to The 48th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 5, the Country Music Association is bringing the CMA Songwriters Series back. Continue reading

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Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers Sign With Audiam For YouTube, Spotify, Other Digital Services

Audiam today announced agreements with Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers to exclusively represent each band's publishing catalogs in North America FOR YouTube, Spotify, Beats, Google Play, Rhapsody, Deezer, Amazon. Continue reading

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A Copyright Attorney On The Ramifications Of The SiriusXM Legal Defeat

By copyright and intellectual property attorney Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq. Score one for the musicians: a California Federal Court Judge delivered a legal earthquake in the music industry. Continue reading

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Music Publishing Weekly Roundup 9.19.14: Pandora, Clear Channel, Spirit Music

Pandora has signed a music rights deal with BMG as of September 11th, 2014. In an effort to secure a more favorable deal for the songwriters and copyright holders, the 4th. Continue reading

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The 5 Most Frequently Signed Music Publishing Deals

By Hugh McIntyre from the Sonicbids Blog. Music publishing is something that many small artists don’t think about, and, to be honest, some of them don’t need to. If you're. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Weekly Roundup 9.12.14: Spotify Video Ads, ASCAP Workshop, ACM Honors

Spotify has introduced video ads as an attempt to generate more revenue from non paying users. The leading music streaming service’s “Sponsored Session” will be a15 – 30 second video ad. Continue reading

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