Universal Pictures Adds Music Execs

Harry Garfield has been promoted to EVP of Music for Universal Pictures and Eric Polin has joined the company as SVP of Music Publishing.  Both will report to Kathy Nelson,. Continue reading

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EMI Music UK Names McGoff SVP A&R

EMI Music Publishing UK, has appointed Kenny McGoff to head function as SVP, Head of A&R. He will report to EMI Publishing UK President Guy Moot and to be based. Continue reading

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EMI Ups Sexton To EVP Worldwide Licensing

Cynthia Sexton has been promoted to EVP, Global Brand Partnership, Licensing and Synchronization for EMI Music.  In this expanded role, Sexton’s is responsible for worldwide licensing of all EMI assets. Continue reading

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Equity vs. Cash For Rights Societies?

The major labels and publishers often get flack for stalling innovation with demands for large advances and other demands, and deservedly so. But performing rights societies, with their own complex. Continue reading

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Music Publishing Fast Facts

The Harry Fox Agency represents over 1.9 million songs from almost 35,000 music publishers for mechanical licensing within the U.S. Under American Copyright Law, mechanical licenses are required for music. Continue reading

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Nate “Danja” Hill Dominates SESAC Awards

Songwriter/producer Nate “Danja” Hills took home top honors as Songwriter of the Year at SESAC’s 12th annual New York Music Awards last week in NYC. Hill had an impressive array. Continue reading

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EMI Wins ASCAP Publisher Of The Year

Last night, EMI Music Publishing was named publisher of the year for a record 14th time by ASCAP at their annual Pop Music Awards. EMI songwriters including Fergie, Beyonce, Nelly. Continue reading

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SpiralFrog Adds Warner/Chappell Music

SpiralFrog has signed a deal with music publisher Warner/Chappell Music to add their catalog to the free ad-supported download site’s growing offerings. Signing rights from music publishers is a critical. Continue reading

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Ricall Signs Big Life & Blue Mountain Music For Licensing

Ricall, the UK based online music licensing company, has signed a deal with two independent music publishers – Big Life Music and Blue Mountain Music – to bring all the. Continue reading

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MediaNet Disputes Publisher Lawsuit

Several major music publishers have filed a lawsuit against white label download provider MediaNet Digital claiming the company was delivering downloads for Yahoo, HMV, FYE and others without the proper. Continue reading

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