British Music Rights

  1. Elderton Elected MPA Chair

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An animated debate on the future of music publishing formed the backdrop for this year's annual general meeting of the U.K.'s Music Publishers Association. The meeting, held Tuesday in central London, kicked off with elections for positi ...

  2. Crunch Time For London Astoria

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Time, apparently, is running out for the London Astoria. Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, has confirmed that the iconic central London music venue will face the wrecking ball, to make way for the capital's new Crossrail transport service ...

  3. Sharkey To Helm British Music Rights

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Feargal Sharkey has been appointed CEO of British Music Rights and Andy Heath has become chairman of the body, which represents 50,000 U.K. composers, songwriters and publishers. Sharkey, the former Undertones singer and solo artist, has recently ...

  4. Copyright Row Dominates Summit

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Day one of the inaugural CISAC Copyright Summit has wrapped, after an afternoon session dominated by a stand-off between delegates and controversial Creative Commons founder Prof. Lawrence Lessig. Creative Commons issues copyright licenses that al ...

  5. U.K. Parliament Committee Calls For C'right Term Extension

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended to the U.K. government that the term of copyright on sound recordings be extended beyond its current 50 year term. The copyright term should be "extended to at least 70 y ...

  6. U.K. Industry, Gov't Discuss Digital Market Issues

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A package of measures to support the music industry as it struggles to adapt to the new digital market was presented earlier this week to the U.K. government. Senior industry representatives met with government officials at a music summit on Monda ...

  7. London Debate To Highlight Labels' Digital Failure

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist manager Peter Jenner has blasted labels for still failing to see the "catastrophe" awaiting them if they do not develop their digital strategies more rapidly. Veteran artist manager Peter Jenner has blasted labels for stil ...

  8. Douglas Honored At Gold Badge Awards

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lesley Douglas, controller of BBC Radio 2, was among the honorees at the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters' 33rd annual Gold Badge Awards, presented today (Oct. 25) at the Savoy hotel in Lesley Douglas, controller of BBC Radi ...

  9. Brit Industry To Hold Court On DRM

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Feb. 2 hearing called at House of Commons. A cross-selection of music industry executives have been granted an opportunity to voice their opinions on digital rights management before some of Britain's key decision makers in the Internet field ...

  10. Brit Politicians Prepare to 'Rock the Boat'

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A cross-party collective of British politicians have closed the gap between parliament and the music business through a pair of initiatives. A cross-party collective of British politicians have closed the gap between parliament and the music busin ...

  11. Brit Politicians Prepare to 'Rock the Boat'

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A cross-party collective of British politicians have closed the gap between parliament and the music business through a pair of initiatives. A cross-party collective of British politicians have closed the gap between parliament and the music busin ...