-- The Harry Fox Agency has cut a deal to provide royalty administration services to Napster. HFA will calculate and distribute mechanical royalties to publishers for Napster's subscription music service and will provide copyright research services. (Press Release

-- Extreme Music, the production music library unit of Sony/ATV Music
Publishing, has partnered with famed Beatles producer Sir George Martin CBE to create the Grandmaster Production Music Library, which will hire producers to create music that can be marketed to professional music users. Initial projects by Hugh Padgham, Jack Douglas, Terry Date and Martin himself are already in the post production stages and due for release in late 2009.

-- Primary Wave Music Publishing and Marketing has formed a strategic partnership with the Bo Didley estate to market the icon's name and likeness as wll as administer a selection of songs from his catalog. Primary Wave is already a participant in the public performance revenue of the artist