1. Rewinding the Charts: 50 Years Ago, The Turtles Were 'Happy' at No. 1

    March 25, 2017 9:05 AM EDT Today, the band's best-known hit, a 1967 Hot 100 leader, figures in a music copyright suit. OFTEN COVERED, BUT NEVER BETTERED, The Turtles ' "Happy Together" is known not just for its ebullient horn-brightened chorus and "Bah-buh-buh-buh!" coda, but also for its…

  2. Performance Rights in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Kicked to California Supreme Court

    March 15, 2017 10:11 PM EDT On Wednesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal told the California Supreme Court to take up the issue of whether the state protects the public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings. The development is the latest in a high-stakes showdown that's been unraveling since Flo & Eddie of…

  3. Performance Rights in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Kicked to California Supreme Court

    March 15, 2017 2:14 PM EDT On Wednesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal told the California Supreme Court to take up the issue of whether the state protects the public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings. The development is the latest in a high-stakes showdown that's been unraveling since Flo & Eddie of…

  4. Publishing Briefs: CD Baby Hits a New Milestone; Update in Turtles' SiriusXM Case

    March 07, 2017 4:01 PM EST Elsewhere, SESAC snaps up R.E.M. and Big Deal Partners with Mushroom Music. -- SESAC have signed a deal to represent R.E.M. and its entire catalog, including songs like “It's The End of the World As We Know It” and “Losing My Religion," for performing rights representation in the U…

  5. SoundExchange, RIAA Lead Effort to Alter SiriusXM's Settlement With the Turtles

    March 03, 2017 1:23 PM EST SoundExchange, RIAA and A2IM are among several music organizations to join an amicus brief arguing that the pending class-action settlement between members of the Turtles and SiriusXM over pre-1972 recordings should not be approved in its present form. According to the filing, made March 1 in…

  6. Appeals Court Reviews The Turtles' Royalties Dispute With Pandora

    December 08, 2016 8:56 PM EST Does selling a song to the public qualify as "publishing" it? Flo & Eddie of The Turtles may have settled their royalties row with SiriusXM -- but their fight with Pandora wages on and is currently being reviewed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Howard Kaylan and Mark…