Music Industry Lawsuits And Issues To Watch In 2018

Always an area rife with legal complexity, Erin M. Jacobson here looks at the legal world of the music business industry, and four important cases too keep a close eye. Continue reading

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“Massive Victory” For Songwriters, Publishers As Court Allows Fractional Licensing – BMI, ASCAP React

[UPDATED] In a major victory for songwriters and publishers, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled against the U.S. Department of Justice which had sought to end the. Continue reading

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BMI Honors Bob DiPiero, Keith Urban, More At 65th Annual Country Awards

BMI held its 2017 Country Awards earliet this week, with Bob DiPiero taking top honors as BMI Icon Award winner, as well as awards for Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher. Continue reading

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BMI Honors Bob DiPiero, Keith Urban, More At 65th Annual Country Awards

BMI held its 2017 Country Awards earliet this week, with Bob DiPiero taking top honors as BMI Icon Award winner, as well as awards for Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher. Continue reading

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Music Publishing Weekly Roundup: BMI Publishers Explore Options, Pandora Faces a Setback & Beats to Launch

BMI publishers are exploring their options following last December's rate court ruling stating publishers that withdrew their catalog solely for digital licensing on Jan. 1, 2013 are no longer part of any licensing deals. Continue reading

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Music Publishing Weekly Roundup: BMI Prevails Over Pandora, Copyright Office to Meet with Creators

BMI prevailed over Pandora in a rate court ruling stating that the Internet radio service’s blanket license does not include compositions controlled by publishers that have withdrawn digital rights from. Continue reading

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Music Publishing Weekly Roundup: Country Awards, ASCAP100 and Audiam

Nashville celebrated country music this week with four major awards shows – the CMA, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC awards. SESAC’s Nashville Music Awards honored Keifer Thompson as Songwriter of the. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Roundup: BMI Revenues, iTunes Radio, IMPEL & More

BMI has released their latest fiscal report, which includes record-high revenue figures for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. Its $944 million in revenue and $814 million in royalty. Continue reading

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Pandora Goes For The Artist Jugular, How To Fight Back [JEFF PRICE]

By Jeff Price (@TuneCoreJeff), Co-Founder of Audiam and Founder and Former CEO of TuneCore. For those artists not aware, Pandora has taken the gloves off completely and is out to. Continue reading

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BMI Files Lawsuit To Block Pandora “Stunt”

Just 2 days after Pandora bought a small South Dakota radio station in an attempt to lower the rates it pays for streaming music online, BMI has filed a lawsuit. Continue reading

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