Copyright collection societies

  1. ASCAP Reports Record Year

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST ASCAP royalty distributions to members reached a record $610 million in 2004, the U.S. performing rights organization says. ASCAP royalty distributions to members reached a record $610 million in 2004, the U.S. performing rights organization says. ...

  2. Germany's GEMA Names Heker As Chairman

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights society GEMA, effective Jan. 1, 2006. Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights socie ...

  3. Germany's GEMA Names Heker As Chairman

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights society GEMA. Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights society GEMA, effective Jan. ...

  4. Notable News

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST ASCAP hopes to educate the public about the price songwriters pay for unlicensed music by having some well-known names appear in commercials. Read Susan Butler's column. ASCAP hopes to educate the public about the price songwriters pay for un ...

  5. Publishers Have An Option

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST MIDEM has been a traditional meeting place for music publishers -- especially independent publishers seeking foreign representation of their catalogs through subpublishers. Michael Closter is founder and president of Reach Global, a New York- and ...

  6. ASCAP Sues Un-Licensed Businesses

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rights body files 24 infringement suits. ASCAP continued its enforement efforts by filing 24 separate copyright-infringement lawsuits yesterday (Jan. 22) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 15 states and the District of Columbia. The venue ...

  7. MCPS Recruits Singer As CEO

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group the MCPS-PRS Alliance has hired a senior broadcasting executive as the successor to outgoing group CEO John Hutchinson. British authors rights group the MCPS-PRS Alliance has hired a senior broadcasting executive as th ...

  8. Spanish Gov't Proposes Piracy Crackdown

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain's socialist government is drawing up the country's first national anti-piracy plan, involving 11 ministries, police and the courts, major music business bodies, Internet service providers and te MADRID -- Spain's socialist gov ...

  9. Spanish Gov't Proposes Piracy Crackdown

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain's socialist government is drawing up the country's first national anti-piracy plan, involving 11 ministries, police and the courts, major music business bodies, Internet service providers and te Spain's socialist government is ...

  10. Spanish Gov't Proposes Piracy Crackdown

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain's socialist government is drawing up the country's first national anti-piracy plan, involving 11 ministries, police and the courts, major music business bodies, Internet service providers and te Spain's socialist government is ...

  11. Music To Get Star Treatment At Sundance

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI, ASCAP plan events at film festival. BMI, ASCAP plan events at film festival. News ...

  12. Copyright Law Needs Update For Digital Era

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Last month, at <i>Billboard</i>'s inaugural Digital Entertainment Conference in Los Angeles, senior executives of several online music services answered one critical question with surprising unanimity Jonathan Potter is executive ...

  13. Blades To Be Honored At ASCAP Latin Awards

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP will celebrate its 13th annual Latin Music Awards, El Premio Ascap, April 5 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The event will honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed Lati ASCAP will celebrate its 13th annual ...

  14. The Digital Rights Bundle: Real Progress For Copyright Owners?

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music industry's first license for the digital performance of music over the Internet. Del Bryant is president/CEO of BMI. In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music ...

  15. PPL U.K., India Forge Reciprocal Deals

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd has signed a bilateral agreement with PPL India. British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. has signed a bilateral agreement with PPL India. Through the deal, Calcutta-based PPL ...

  16. Digital $$'s Stream In

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST SoundExchange, the label/artist royalty collection group, is sending out $6.5 million in sound-recording performance royalties to recording artists and record company copyright owners in its fall 2004 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- SoundExchange, the label/a ...

  17. GEMA To Commemorate Kreile Milestone

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST German authors rights society GEMA is to celebrate the 75th birthday of its chairman Reinhold Kreile with a function at the Emperor's Hall of Munich Residence on Nov. 30. Kreile's birthday is the foll German authors rights society GEMA i ...

  18. MCPS-PRS Alliance Names Porter As MD

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance has appointed COO Steve Porter as managing director, effective today (Nov. 1). His elevation into the newly created position is intended to ensure contin British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance ...

  19. MCPS-PRS Alliance Names Porter As MD

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance has appointed COO Steve Porter as managing director, effective today (Nov. 1). His elevation into the newly created position is intended to ensure contin British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance ...

  20. CISAC Revamps: Rights Body Streamlines Exec Structure

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, is moving into the 21st century with a new structure more capable of representing its members' interests in a fast-changin SEOUL, Korea -- CISAC, the International ...

  21. Cees Vervoord Takes Over CISAC's Board

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Buma/Stemra, was elected to the new position of chairman of the board of directors of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Bum ...

  22. Cees Vervoord Takes Over CISAC's Board

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Buma/Stemra, was elected to the new position of chairman of the board of directors of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Bum ...

  23. CISAC Agrees On Operations Overhaul

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During its general assembly in Seoul, South Korea, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) today (Oct. 20) approved measures aimed at streamlining its operations. During its general assembly in Seoul, South Ko ...

  24. Behind the Deal: Calculating Radio Fees To ASCAP

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee, which represents most of the 12,000 U.S. commercial radio stations, announced Oct. 18 a set-fee agreement for over-the-air performances and simultaneous st ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee, w ...

  25. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced Oct. 18 a $1.7 billion agreement covering commercial radio s NEW YORK -- In what is being touted as the lar ...

  26. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Agreement covers licenses for broadcasts, simulcasts. In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced today (Oct. 18) a $1.7 billion agreement covering com ...

  27. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced today (Oct. 18) a $1.7 billion agreement covering commercial In what is being touted as the largest single ...

  28. CISAC Prepares For Major Changes At Seoul Gathering

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) is poised for one the biggest overhauls in its close to 80-year history. LONDON -- The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) is poise ...

  29. ASCAP, TV Stations Come To Terms

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. NEW YORK -- ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unp ...

  30. ASCAP, T.V. Stations Come To Terms

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 1 ...

  31. ASCAP, TV Stations Come To Terms

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 1 ...

  32. PRS Taps Rich As Chairman

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Performing Right Society, the U.K. organization that collects public-performance license fees for composers, songwriters and music publishers, has named Independent Music Group CEO Ellis Rich as i The Performing Right Society, the U.K. organiz ...

  33. U.K.'s PRS Appoints Rich Chairman

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ellis Rich has been elected as chairman of Britain's Performing Right Society (PRS) for a three-year term. Ellis Rich has been elected as chairman of Britain's Performing Right Society (PRS) for a three-year term. A former EMI Music Publ ...

  34. U.K.'s VPL/PPL Names Head Of Broadcasting

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Adam Baxter has been appointed head of broadcasting for British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) and its sister company Video Performance Ltd (VPL). Adam Baxter has been appointed head of broadcasting for British collecting so ...

  35. BMI Reports Record Revenue, Royalties

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMI will announce today (Aug. 17) that its fiscal 2004 revenues rose 6.8% from the previous year to $673 million, a record for the New York-based performing rights group. BMI will announce today (Aug. 17) that its fiscal 2004 revenues rose 6.8% fr ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Brit Government To Face The Music In Court

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) has cleared the first hurdle in a legal case it launched against the British government. London-based collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) has cleared the first ...

  38. Brit Government To Face The Music In Court

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT PPL takes legal action over royalty directive. London-based collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) has cleared the first hurdle in a legal case it launched against the British government. PPL is accusing the government of failing t ...

  39. U.K.'s PPL Creates Gov't Relations Post

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) has elevated Dominic McGonigal to the new role of director, government relations. Effective immediately, McGonigal assumes responsibility British collecting society Phonographic Perform ...

  40. U.K.'s MCPS, BPI Settle On DVD Royalty Rate

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) have reached agreement on the royalty rate for music DVDs. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) have r ...

  41. U.S.' SoundExchange, U.K.'s PPL Ink New Deal

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A week after <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000549769">signing reciprocal agreements</A> for their featured artists, U.S. digital rights A week after signing reci ...

  42. U.S.' SoundExchange, U.K.'s PPL Ink New Deal

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A week after <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000549769">signing reciprocal agreements</A> for their featured artists, U.S. digital rights A week after signing reci ...

  43. 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� ...

  44. PPL, SoundExchange Forge Reciprocal Agreements

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reciprocal agreement between Britain's Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) and its U.S. counterpart, SoundExchange Inc., is viewed as a significant step forward in international cooperation betwee LONDON -- The reciprocal agreement betwee ...

  45. BMI Legal Exec Theodora Zavin Dies

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Theodora Zavin, a copyright attorney who worked for 49 years at BMI, died Monday (June 21) at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital afer a brief illness. She was 82. Theodora Zavin, a copyright attorney who worked for 49 years at BMI, die ...

  46. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  47. SoundExchange, PPL Forge Reciprocal Deals

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S., U.K. societies to work together on royalties. U.S., U.K. societies to work together on royalties. News ...

  48. SoundExchange, PPL Forge Reciprocal Deals

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S., U.K. societies to work together on royalties. U.S. digital rights body SoundExchange and U.K. society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) have signed reciprocal agreements for their featured artists. The agreements allow SoundExchange to col ...

  49. SoundExchange, PPL Forge Reciprocal Deals

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. digital rights body SoundExchange and U.K. society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) have signed reciprocal agreements for their featured artists. U.S. digital rights body SoundExchange and U.K. society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) h ...

  50. French Collecting Societies Forge Alliance

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After a 17-year feud, French rights societies Adami and Spedidam agreed June 10 to form a joint society to administer, collect and distribute royalties on behalf of their members. The alliance, which PARIS -- After a 17-year feud, French rights so ...

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