PUBLISHING NOTES: Warner/Chappell • ASACAP • SOCAN • Ole • UMPG • Round Hill • Deluge • More

Paul Kahn has been named Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Warner/Chappell Music. Kahn previously held senior roles at Viacom, EMI, Primedia and Himalaya Capital.  MORE:

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Sony/ATV Says New Pandora Deal Will Significantly Increase Royalties [FULL TEXT OF LETTER TO SONGWRITERS]

In a letter to Sony/ATV clients, the music publishing giant said that a landmark direct deal signed with internet radio giant Pandora will lead to ""a significant increase in royalties" for. Continue reading

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing Cuts “Unprecedented” Direct Deal With Pandora [NYSE: P]

Pandora (NYSE:P) and music publishing giant Sony/ATV Music today announced a multi-year catalog licensing agreement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the direct publishing deal creates business benefits. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Roundup 9.11.15: BMI Sets Record • Sony/ATV Warns Songwriters

Martin Bandier BMI announced record revenue and royalty distributions for the fiscal year surpassing $1 billion in revenue. This performing rights organization stated that “it generated revenues of $1.013 billion during. Continue reading

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Read Sony/ATV Head Martin Bandier’s Urgent Letter To All Songwriters

In an letter to songwriters, Martin Bandier, the head of Sony/ATV Music Publishing warned that a current Justice Department proposal that grant  100% licensing' to ASCAP and BMI. In his letter,. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Roundup 6.1.15: BM! vs. Pandora, Paul Williams, Sony/ATV Signings

BMI vs. Pandora Judge Louis Stanton backs his decision to award BMI 2.5% of Pandora's revenue, ASCAP President Paul Williams was awarded the PRS for Music Special International Award, and Sony/ATV. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News 4.27: Faxon Joins Pandora • Afrika Bambaataa Signs With Sony/ATV • German Publishers Eye Streaming

This week in music publishing news, Roger Faxon joined Pandora, German Music Publishers intend to address music streaming issues, and Afrika Bambaataa signed with Sony/ATV. More details below.

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UK Labels Move To Block Grooveshark, US Exec Found Murdered

The BPI, a trade organization representing the UK recorded music industry, has begun what is likely the initial steps leading to Grooveshark being blocked by UK ISPs. Spared from the. Continue reading

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Grooveshark Settles Lawsuit, Signs Deal With Sony/ATV

Grooveshark has reached a settlement and signed licensing agreements with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. This follows a similar settlement and deal earlier this month with EMI Publishing. While disputes with Universal and. Continue reading

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