Could ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees Be About To End? Justice Dept. Antitrust Head To Speak At Publisher Conference

Makan Delrahim, head of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, will be a keynote speaker at the  National Music Publishers Association meeting. Delrahim recently revealed that hundreds of DOJ consent decrees. Continue reading

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CHANGES @ ADA • Sony/ATV • ie:music • UPMG

Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), Warner Music Group’s independent distribution and services arm, has hired Christine Taylor as Senior Vice President, Finance. Taylor joins from Island Records. MORE:

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Federal Judge Rejects DoJ 100% Licensing Decision

A Federal Rate Court Judge has ruled in favor of BMI, rejecting the U.S. Department of Justice's recent consent which included 100% song licensing. While the DoJ decision sent shockwaves. Continue reading

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BMI To Take Legal Action As It Joins With ASCAP To Fight Today’s DoJ Ruling Eliminatinga Fractional Song Licensing

The alliance was formed and the press release written even before today's ruling.  That's how important fighting today's Department of Justice ruling is to BMI and ASCAP. 

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Impact Of Department Of Justice Consent Decree On Music [INFOGRAPHIC]

For those looking for some visual clarification regarding how the recent consent decree issue might impact them or the industry, we here examine a helpful infographic which breaking down all. Continue reading

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6 Real Problems In Music Business The DOJ Should Be Investigating

Though it has recently been focused on several specific facets of public performance licensing, David Lowery examines six music business issues which the Department of Justice would be better off turning its. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Roundup: 100% Licensing • UK Synch Income Doubles • Music Streams Pass Video

The U.S. Department of Justice has chosen not to amend the 1941 consent decree and is moving ahead with the interpretation that PROs must use 100-percent licensing. The two-year process. Continue reading

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Pandora Signs Direct Licensing Deal with Warner/Chappell Music

Pandora today announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music. The deal comes on the heals of direct Pandora deals with Sony/ATV, Merlin, Songs and others.

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Googles Announces YouTube Red – $10 A Month For Ad Free Music And Video [OFFICIAL]

Google owned YouTube has announced a paid music and video subscription service called YouTube Red.  The ad free tier will cost $10 per month and replace YouTube Music Key, as well as,. Continue reading

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Why Music Labels and Publishers Chronically Miss Out On Licensing Opportunities

By music licensing expert Andy Lykens. The C-levels at a music publisher I used to work at would drop by my cube once every few days. All nice people, they. Continue reading

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