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THURSDAY 10.17.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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Legacy Music Industry Shouldn’t Watch Over Royalties Of Independent Songwriters [Op-Ed]

Although there was plenty of trepidation leading up to the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act, the legislation was met with surprisingly little controversy once it was passed. Since. Continue reading

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Songwriters vs Big Tech: Has The Tide Turned? [David Israelite]

[UPDATED] In this guest post, National Music Publishers Association head David Israelite explores how social media has shifted public opinion toward the songwriters and music publishers in their battles with. Continue reading

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NMPA, Downtown, Ole, Peer, Others Sue Peloton For $150M In Song Infringement

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has filed a lawsuit against exercise equipment and streaming giant Peloton on behalf of members Downtown Music Publishing, Pulse Music Publishing, ole, peermusic, Ultra. Continue reading

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Music Publishers Issue ‘Fact Check’ Of Spotify Blog Post ‘Attempting To Deceive’ Songwriters

Spotify has released a blog post laying out their decision to join Amazon, Pandora and Google in appealing a US Copyright Board decision that would raise streaming payments to songwriters. Continue reading

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NMPA Warns Spotify May ‘Declare War’ On Songwriters Over 44% Royalty Rate Increase

The NMPA and its member music publishers are reminding songwriters and other publishers that Spotify and other digital music streamers thus far "won’t say" if they plan to appeal the. Continue reading

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U.S. Music Publishing Worth $4.5 Billion Yearly, 50% Lost To Outdated Regulations says NMPA

U.S. music publishing earned $2.2 billion in total revenue in 2013 across all income sources. However, according to a new National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) survey, roughly $2.3 billion more. Continue reading

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Music Publishing Weekly Roundup: NMPA & Fullscreen Settle, Takedown Requests Surge & More

The NMPA and Fullscreen have reached an agreement to settle copyright infringement claims the NMPA made regarding the unlicensed use of musical compositions by creators on Fullscreen's multi-channel YouTube network. The settlement. Continue reading

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Music Publishing Weekly Roundup: Rap Genius & NMPA Truce, PS4 Launches & More

The NMPA has agreed to temporarily shelve its takedown actions toward popular lyric annotation site Rap Genius. Last week, the NMPA sent take-down notices to Rap Genius and 49 other unlicensed lyric. Continue reading

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Music Publishers Association Pauses Takedown Action Against Rap Genius

Just days after the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) named popular lyrics annotation site Rap Genius to the top of a list of 50 unlicensed sites targeted for take down, the trade. Continue reading

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