Arbitration

  1. GEMA Agrees New Concert Licensing Rates

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The German concert promoters associations Bundesverband der Veranstaltungswirtschaft (idkv) in Hamburg and the Verband der Konzertdirektionen (VDKD) in Munich and the German collection society GEMA in Munich have reached an agreement about the lic ...

  2. GEMA 'Vindicated' At Concert Rate Tribunal Ruling

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The arbitration tribunal of the German Patent and Brand Office in Munich today (Nov. 20) announced that it had ruled to allow collecting society GEMA to increase concert license rates. After a breakdown in negotiations between both sides, the two ...

  3. R. Kelly Seeking $3.4M Payment From Promoter

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly has won a $3.4 million award against his former tour promoter and is asking a Los Angeles judge to help him collect. R. Kelly Touring, which represents the singer, filed court documents yesterday (Oct. 6) seeking a judge's confirmati ...

  4. Flamingos Win Suit Against Pepsi

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST A federal District Court in Chicago ordered Pepsico and ad agency BBDO Worldwide on Jan. 27 to pay $250,000 to members of 1950s group the Flamingos. The order confirms an arbitration award over a 1997 A federal District Court in Chicago ordered Pe ...

  5. Jackson Sues Concert Promoter

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson filed a lawsuit Oct. 3 against a concert promoter to prevent arbitration over a disputed 1999 concert contract. (AP) -- Michael Jackson filed a lawsuit Oct. 3 against a concert promoter to prevent arbitration over a disputed 1999 c ...

  6. Jackson Sues Concert Promoter

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Marcel Avram sued for breach of contract. Michael Jackson filed a lawsuit yesterday (Oct. 3) against a concert promoter to prevent arbitration over a disputed 1999 concert contract. Jackson and his company, MJ Company, sued concert promoter Marcel ...

  7. GEMA, IFPI Royalty Challenge Concludes

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The long-running mechanical-royalty rate dispute between authors' rights society GEMA and the German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry came to an end May 18, when HAMBURG -- The long-running mechanical-roy ...

  8. GEMA, IFPI Dispute Reaches Conclusion

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's mechanical royalty rates dispute has been settled. A long-running conflict between German authors' right society GEMA and the national IFPI affiliate came to an end yesterday (May 18) when a Germany's mechanical royalty ra ...

  9. GEMA, IFPI Dispute Reaches Conclusion

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's mechanical royalty rates dispute has been settled. A long-running conflict between German authors' right society GEMA and the national IFPI affiliate came to an end yesterday (May 18) when a Germany's mechanical royalty ra ...

  10. SESAC Under Fire

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers respond to broadcasters' complaints. SESAC was in the cross hairs of a Congressional oversight hearing panel today (May 11), as lawmakers responded to complaints from broadcasters that when dealing with performing right organization ...

  11. WGAW Seeks Arbitration With WGAE

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Writers' Guild of America West formally initiated an arbitration against its sister union WGA East on April 18. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Writers' Guild of America West formally initiated an arbitration against its sister union ...

  12. German Arbitrator Rules On Royalty-Rate Battle

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has lost its battle to reduce authors' mechanical royalty rates. HAMBURG -- The German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ha ...

  13. Producers Say Guild Strategy To Clean Up Credits Works

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Producers Guild of America's campaign to enforce accuracy in credits has started to achieve the desired results without resorting to arbitrations or lawsuits, the organizers said April 12. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Produ ...

  14. German Arbitrator Rules On Royalty-Rate Battle

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rate remains at 9.009%. The German affiliate of the IFPI has lost its battle to reduce authors' mechanical royalty rates. The arbitration tribunal of the German Patents and Trademarks Officer ruled yesterday (April 14) that the mechanical roy ...

  15. High Court 'Stays' Stones' Royalty Action

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dispute referred to arbitration. Dispute referred to arbitration. News ...

  16. High Court 'Stays' Stones' Royalty Action

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Group. The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Grou ...

  17. High Court 'Stays' Stones' Royalty Action

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Group. The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Grou ...

  18. Court Vacates Ovitz Arbitration Award

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Ovitz will not be able to collect a $3.6 million arbitration award against Cathy Schulman, former president of his film company, because the arbitrator did not disclose a conflict of interest, (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Michael Ovitz will ...

  19. DiMA, SoundExchange Seek Stay On Royalty Rate

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rate would hold pending arbitration reform bill. Rate would hold pending arbitration reform bill. News ...

  20. Standoff Continues In German Mechanicals Dispute

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a seven-hour hearing July 28, the arbitration committee of the German Patents and Brands office failed to reach a ruling on a dispute over the country's mechanical royalty rate between the Ger MUNICH -- Despite a seven-hour hearing Ju ...

  21. Germany Arbitrators Hear GEMA, IFPI Dispute

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The arbitration committee of the German Patents and Brands office in Munich sat today for seven hours to hear the dispute between the IFPI and German authors rights society GEMA over the country's mec The arbitration committee of the German P ...

  22. German Mechanicals Dispute Heads To Arbitration

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ongoing dispute between German authors rights society GEMA and the local IFPI affiliate over the latter's plan to cut the mechanical rate is set to go before arbitration. HAMBURG -- The ongoing dispute between German authors rights societ ...

  23. German Mechanicals Dispute Heads To Arbitration

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German authors rights society GEMA's ongoing dispute over the national IFPI body's plans to cut the mechanical rate is set to go before arbitration. German authors rights society GEMA's ongoing dispute over the national IFPI body� ...

  24. WIPO Backs Eminem In Name Dispute

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The arbitration and mediation center from the World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of U.S. artist Marshall B. Mathers III, better known as Eminem, in a trademark dispute. GENEVA--The arbitration and mediation center from the ...

  25. Writers Guild Loses Rewrite Battle

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a setback for the Writers Guild of America West, an arbitrator is siding with film studios in rejecting a grievance brought by the guild over free script rewrites. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--In a setback for the Writers Guild of America ...

  26. Copyright and Distribution Reform Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to replace copyright arbitration royalty panels with a Copyright Royalty Judge, and for other purposes. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16508&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  27. Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Office on Feb. 4 published the list of arbitrators eligible for service on a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) in 2004 and 2005. WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The Copyright Office on Feb. 4 published the list of arbitrators eligible fo ...

  28. German Authors, Publishers Battle Royalty Rate Cut

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST German authors rights society GEMA has joined forces with the German Music Publishers Association (DMV) to oppose the German IFPI chapter's recent move to reduce the mechanical rate. German authors rights society GEMA has joined forces with t ...