Copyright collection societies

  1. Britain's Three Collecting Societies To Merge

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's record company and performers collecting societies have taken formal steps to form a single body to represent U.K. performers. In a statement issued today (March 6), PPL said it has moved to Britain's three collecting societies ...

  2. ASCAP Files 24 Copyright Infringement Suits

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nightclubs, bars and restaurants are being targetted. ASCAP filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 27) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 11 states. The performing rights organization claims that the establishments have refu ...

  3. Music Creators Voice Fears On EC-Led Reforms

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Songwriters and composers warned Thursday (Feb. 23) that they could find their creativity stifled by multinational monopolies if the European Union agreed to reforms on authors' rights. Songwriters and composers have warned that they could fi ...

  4. U.K.'s VPL/PPL Appoints Head Of Broadcasting

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST John McGuire has been appointed head of broadcasting for British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd and its sister company Video Performance Ltd. John McGuire has been appointed head of broadcasting for British collecting society Phon ...

  5. CISAC Reacts To EC Investigation

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists and writers will lose royalties if the European Commission decides to force changes on copyright management, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers said Friday ( Artists and writers will lose royalties if the ...

  6. CISAC Reacts To EC Investigation

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists and writers will lose royalties if the European Commission decides to force changes on copyright management, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers said Friday ( Artists and writers will lose royalties if the ...

  7. CISAC Rebukes EC Royalties Objections

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers has rebutted claims from the European Commission that it is operating a de facto monopoly for European collecting societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Auth ...

  8. CISAC Rebukes EC Royalties Objections

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers has rebutted claims from the European Commission that it is operating a de facto monopoly for European collecting societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Auth ...

  9. EU Warns CISAC On Contract Restrictions

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirmed a formal investigation into the way collecting societies gather royalties for artists from Internet sites and through satellite and cable broadcasting. The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirm ...

  10. EU Investigates Collecting Societies

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said on Tuesday (Feb. 7) it had sent a charge sheet to the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers for placing too many restrictions in contracts. The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirmed a ...

  11. Sources: Brussels To Challenge Collecting Societies

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST EC to issue 'Statement of Objections.' The European Commission will next week challenge Europe's collecting societies over their arrangements for royalty gathering, Billboard.biz has learned. The Commission -- the European Union ...

  12. ASCAP Launches New Online Resource

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Goal is to introduce listeners to emerging ASCAP talent. ASCAP today launched a new online music resource intended to introduce listeners to emerging ASCAP talent. ASCAP Network, which is available through the performing rights organization's ...

  13. Euro Online License Breakthrough Unveiled At Midem

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting societies to build a one-stop shop for the licensing of online rights throughout Europe. EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting so ...

  14. Euro Online License Breakthrough Unveiled At Midem

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting societies to build a one-stop shop for the licensing of online rights throughout Europe. EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting so ...

  15. The Publishers' Place

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Global licensing issues such as whether publishers increasingly will license rights directly to digital and mobile services will be at the forefront of industry discussions this year. Read Susan Butle Global licensing issues such as whether publis ...

  16. GEMA Records $1bn In 2005 Revenue

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST German authors rights body GEMA generated record earnings of more than €850 million ($1 billion) for the year 2005, its outgoing president and CEO Reinhold Kreile told members in a letter at th German authors rights body GEMA generated ...

  17. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  18. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  19. U.K. Online Royalties Row Heats Up

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST MCPS-PRS demands revenue transparency. MCPS-PRS demands revenue transparency. News ...

  20. U.K. Online Royalties Row Heats Up

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. authors and publishers are challenging record companies to declare the details of the revenues they obtain from legal downloads. The proposal came in a legal Answer the Mechanical-Copyright Prote U.K. authors and publishers are challenging re ...

  21. U.K. Online Royalties Row Heats Up

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST MCPS-PRS demands revenue transparency. U.K. authors and publishers are challenging record companies to declare the details of the revenues they obtain from legal downloads. The proposal came in a legal Answer the Mechanical-Copyright Protection So ...

  22. The Publishers' Place

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST American collecting societies are stepping up to the challenges of a digital world. One day they will no longer be neatly categorized into performing rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) or a mech American collecting societies are stepping up ...

  23. Britain's VPL Reports 2004 Gains

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The rapid spread of music video channels helped British collecting society Video Performance Limited today (Nov. 10) report near-double-digit gains in full-year license fee income collections. The rapid spread of music video channels helped Britis ...

  24. ASCAP Expo To Kick Off April 2006

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST First national songwriting/composing conference. ASCAP will present the first national songwriting and composing conference next year, to be held April 20-22 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles, it was revealed today (Nov. 3). The pe ...

  25. Royalty Fees Rise For Canadian Radio Stations

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters call decision "unreasonable." Canadian broadcasters have slammed a decision on Friday (Oct. 14) by the Copyright Board of Canada--a federal government regulatory tribunal--that significantly boosts royalty fees that Canadian ...

  26. ASCAP Fete Honors Country Songwriters, Publishers

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP honored its top country songwriters and publishers at its annual awards gala Monday night (Oct. 17), held at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. Kenny Chesney, Craig Wiseman, John Rich and EMI M ASCAP honored its top country songwriters ...

  27. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission on Oct. 12 overhauled the convoluted rules on collective licensing in an effort to make it easier to license music online in the European Union's 25 member countries. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission on Oct. 12 over ...

  28. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recommendation calls for EU-wide online licenses. The European Commission today (Oct. 12) overhauled the convoluted rules on collective licensing, making it easier to license music online in the European Union's 25 member countries. The Commi ...

  29. EC Unveils New Collective Licensing Rules

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recommendation calls for EU-wide online licenses. The European Commission today (Oct. 12) overhauled the convoluted rules on collective licensing, making it easier to license music online in the European Union's 25 member countries. The Commi ...

  30. Bandname.com Acquires The Band Register

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-check service has 2.5m active users. Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, has acquired its U.K. counterpart The Band Register, which is headquartered in London. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The pu ...

  31. Bandname.com Acquires The Band Register

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-check service has 2.5m active users. Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, has acquired its U.K. counterpart The Band Register, which is headquartered in London. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The pu ...

  32. EC Plans New Rules For Collective Licensing

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission to unveil changes on Oct. 5. New rules for online collective licensing arrangements are due to be unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday (Oct. 5). The Commission will demand a series of changes in the way collecting societies ...

  33. EC Plans New Rules For Collective Licensing

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New rules for online collective licensing arrangements are due to be unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday (Oct. 5). The Commission will demand a series of changes in the way collecting soc New rules for online collective licensing arra ...

  34. BMI Fiscal Numbers Jump In 2005

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New media licensing revenues increased by 114%. New media licensing revenues increased by 114%. News ...

  35. BMI Fiscal Numbers Jump In 2005

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New media licensing revenues increased by 114%. BMI this week posted revenues for the fiscal year 2004 -2005 of more than $728 million, an increase of more than 8.3% over the previous year. The revenues resulted in performance royalties to the per ...

  36. Former U.K. Gov't Minister Joins PRS Board

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Estelle Morris becomes an external director. Former British government minister Estelle Morris has joined the governing board of U.K. authors rights body the Performing Right Society. The London-based PRS announced today (Sept. 13) that Morris had ...

  37. MPA's Faulder Joins BIEM, CISAC

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sarah Faulder is to exit as CEO of Britain's Music Publishers Assn. in November after nearly nine years in the post. Sarah Faulder is to exit as CEO of Britain's Music Publishers Assn. in November after nearly nine years in the post. Fau ...

  38. MPA's Faulder Joins BIEM, CISAC

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sarah Faulder is to exit as CEO of Britain's Music Publishers Assn. in November after nearly nine years in the post. Faulder will relocate to Paris from London to take up the roles as Chargée de Sarah Faulder is to exit as CEO of Bri ...

  39. Publishers, Online Services Battle Over Rates

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad faith over online music licensing issues at the center of congressional subcommittee discussions. NEW YORK -- Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiatin ...

  40. Publishers, Online Services Battle Over Rates

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad faith over online music licensing issues at the center of Congressional subcommittee discussions. Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad fai ...

  41. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said Aug. 17 it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensing restr BRUSSELS -- The European Commission said Aug. ...

  42. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensi The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) i ...

  43. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensi The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) i ...

  44. Behind the Deal: Music Licensing Reform & Proposed Bills

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For more than a year, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property has been holding hearings on music licensing needs in the digital age. It has For more than a year, the U.S. House Judic ...

  45. BPI Asks British Gov't For Tax Breaks

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British recording industry is asking the government to consider granting tax credits for investments in recordings. The British recording industry is asking the government to consider granting tax credits for investments in recordings. The mea ...

  46. ASCAP Files 30 Lawsuits Against Bars, Nightclubs

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suits filed in 15 states and District of Columbia. ASCAP filed 30 copyright infringement lawsuits today (July 13) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants for playing songs written by members of the performing right organization without securing p ...

  47. Mixed Reactions For EC Collective Licensing Plan

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's impact study into cross-border collective licensing. BRUSSELS -- Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's im ...

  48. Mixed Reactions For EC Collective Licensing Plan

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's impact study into cross-border collective licensing. Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's impact study i ...

  49. Mixed Reactions For EC Collective Licensing Plan

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's impact study into cross-border collective licensing. Authors' rights groups have given mixed receptions to the European Commission's impact study i ...

  50. GEMA Calls For C'right Support From ISPs

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German authors' rights society GEMA has sent requests to 42 German Internet service providers urging them to block the sites of those portals which illegally offer music downloads. German authors' rights society GEMA has sent requests to ...

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