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SoundExchange Q2 Payments Up 17.5%

SoundExchange distributed $208.7 million in sound recording performance royalties in Q2 2018. That's up both 17.5% over the same quarter last year and the $189.9 million paid out in the. Continue reading

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SiriusXM To Pay SoundExchange $150 Million Settlement

SoundExchange and SiriusXM have settled their years-long litigation surrounding outstanding claims for unpaid and underpaid royalties from January 2007 through December 2017 in exchange for a lump sum payment of. Continue reading

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Sony Music In New Royalty Legal Battle With SiriusXM

Sony Music has filed to stop an arbitration begun by SiriusXM over the licensing of classic songs by Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan,  Simon & Garfunkel and thousands of others. 

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Why Congress Should Pass The Classics Act: Artists Speak

Here notable artists Mary Wilson and Darlene Love make a powerful case in favor of shutting the massive loophole which currently allows digital music services to artists and rights owners. Continue reading

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Rep. Goodlatte To Unveil Combined Songwriter Super-Bill

U.S. Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R, VA ), powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is set to unveil umbrella copyright reform legislation that combines three major bipartisan bills currently before both. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Reports Record Payouts In 2015, But Growth Is Slowing Dramatically

SoundExchange has announced record royalty payments to artists in 2015. $802.6 million was paid out, but the year's 4% growth was the slowest in the digital performing right's organization's 8. Continue reading

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Attorney For $200M Spotify and Flo & Eddie Vs. Pandora, SiriusXM Lawsuits Says “Cases Are Related” [EXCLUSIVE]

Attorney Henry Geller is part of the legal team at Gradstein & Marzano that is pursuing both the new $200 million Melissa Ferrick suit vs.Spotify and Flo and Eddie's ongoing legal. Continue reading

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