FCC Demands Demands Payola Answers From UMG, Sony, BMG

Republican FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly has demanded that Sony, UMG and WMG answer new “pay to play” allegations that surfaced in an August 2019 Radio Ink report. O’Reilly wrote to Sony Music. Continue reading

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FCC Asks RIAA To Invesitgate Payola (Again)

FCC Commissioner Mike O'Reilly has sent a letter to the RIAA asking it to investigate recent reports of payola – the practice of paying radio stations and other music services. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: RIAA Mid-Year Report • FCC Payola Probe • Alibaba Invest $700M In NeatEase Music • More

FRIDAY 9.6.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this cycle back through important music industry happenings which occurred over the holidays, we revisit how streaming faired in the fourth quarter, five important music biz predictions for the. Continue reading

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FCC Suspends Operations, Copyright Office Remains Open As Government Shutdown Enters Day 13

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will suspend most operations midday today, January 3rd, because of the partial government shutdown. The closure comes as the shutdown over border wall funding enters. Continue reading

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FCC To Suspend Operations Due To Government Shutdown, Copyright Office To Stay Open

UPDATED: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will suspend most operations on Thursday, January 3rd. The suspension announcement comes as the US government shutdown over the funding of a border wall. Continue reading

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Washington State Laughs In The Face Of FCC Attempt To Prevent States From Protecting Net Neutrality

Although the FCC recently repealed net neutrality on a national level, states are taking matters into the own hands, and while incumbent ISPs and the FCC are doing their best. Continue reading

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Net Neutrality’s Death Official In April (Cue Lawsuits)

Although net neutrality was sentenced to death some time ago last year, the actual repeal itself won't be going into effect until April, at which time a slew of lawsuits. Continue reading

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Net Neutrality Repeal Challenged By 24 States

The FCC's 284-page net neutrality repeal ruling was published in the Federal Register Thursday, prompting objections from 24 state attorney generals. A consortium of tech companies has also promised legal. Continue reading

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FCC Chief Boss Investigated Agency For Being Cozy With Industry He Regulates

Controversial FCC chief Ajit Pai has drawn fire from the music and tech industry for leading the charge to dismantle new neutrality.  Now Pai is facing the biggest threat to. Continue reading

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