Digital Media Assn

  1. Israelite Calls Publishers to Meet Over Music Video Payments, Digital Provider Licensing

    June 14, 2012 7:30 PM EDT National Music Publishers' Assn. (NMPA) president/CEO David Israelite issued a call to action on three major fronts - music video payments, consent decree reforms and digital provider licensing. The move came at the organization's annual ...

  2. Copyright Royalty Board Appoints Suzanne M. Barnett to Chief Copyright Judge

    April 13, 2012 4:06 PM EDT The Copyright Royalty Board will be led by a new chief copyright judge with the appointment of Suzanne M. Barnett to that position. She was picked by the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington to replace outgoing Chief Copyright Royalty James S ...

  3. Copyright Royalty Board To Set Mechanical Royalty Rates For Digital Music Services

    April 11, 2012 3:08 PM EDT In a major settlement between the music industry trade associations for record labels, music publishers and digital music providers, the Copyright Royalty Board, is expected to maintain the mechanical rate structure set forth from prior proceeding ...

  4. RIAA Wants Second Look At Mechanical Late Fees

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a move to change issues related to the timing of late fees on mechanical payments - established by the U.S. Copyright Board in its Oct. 2 determination on royalty payments - the RIAA has filed a motion for the court to reconsider its decision t ...

  5. House Committee Approves Performance Rights Act

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property today approved the Performance Rights Act (H.R. 4789), which will establish that terrestrial radio should compensate recording artist with a perfo ...

  6. Publishers File Class Action Against MediaNet

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music publishers have filed a class action lawsuit against MediaNet Digital for copyright infringement. Nine publishing companies under the umbrellas of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Peer International and MBL Music claim that the digital music provi ...

  7. CRB Denies DiMA Legal Question Request

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty Board today rejected a request by the Digital Media Assn. to have the Register of Copyrights decide whether interactive streams should fall under a compulsory license, Billboard.biz has learned. The order came during the init ...

  8. Sides Chosen In Royalty Tussle

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST WASHINGTON -- Music publishers, the record labels and digital music distribution outlets began a three-way legal wrestling match today (Jan. 28) over just how much songwriters and the publishing houses should get paid for digitally delivered music ...

  9. DiMA Taps Barnes As Legislative Counsel

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Digital Media Assn. has reached into the domain of the entertainment industry -- the House Judiciary Committee -- tapping Greg Barnes as its new legislative counsel and director of government affairs. Barnes was senior counsel to House Judicia ...

  10. Sony/ATV Stops Future Licensing of Digital Services

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has instructed the Harry Fox Agency today to stop all future licensing of any of the publisher's repertoire for streaming or limited downloads, Billboard.biz has learned. The instruction is expected to impact service ...

  11. DiMA, Publishers Clash Over Rights

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST A major battle is erupting between some digital media companies and major music publishers, which may lead to federal litigation, Billboard.biz has learned. The Digital Media Assn. filed a brief late today in a royalty rate-setting proceeding argu ...

  12. Large Webcasters To Enhance Royalty Reporting

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following the deal reached earlier today over crucial terms covering large webcasters' royalties they must pay to stream recordings over the next few years, the Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) revealed that its member services will begin providing ...

  13. Bill Tries To Delay Webcasters' Due Date

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two U.S. representatives introduced a bill last night as a final attempt to postpone the July 15 due date for Internet radio webcasters and simulcasters to begin paying new royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) for sound recording ...

  14. NMPA Salutes Sedaka, Berman

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Neil Sedaka will be the recipient of the National Music Publishers' Assn. Songwriter Icon Award to be presented at the trade group's annual meeting on June 6 in New York City. Congressman Howard Berman, D-Calif., will be receiving the Pr ...

  15. SaveNetRadio Enlists Jazz Artists

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SaveNetRadio, a coalition formed after the Copyright Royalty Board set new webcaster royalty rates in March, has enlisted jazz legends, artists and educators to urge Congress to knock out the new rates . In a letter to House Judiciary chairman Joh ...

  16. Bill Would Throw Out New Webcaster Rates

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A bill introduced in the House today (April 26) would change the recent webcaster royalty rates set for sound recordings by the Copyright Royalty Board. The stated purpose of the Internet Radio Equality Act, introduced by Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. ...

  17. No Performance Fees For Music Downloads

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A senior federal court judge, who has often sided with copyright holders, ruled against ASCAP today (April 25). Digital music services AOL, RealNetworks and Yahoo! won a summary judgment declaring that downloading music files is not a public perfo ...

  18. Judge: No Performance Right In Downloads

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Several sources tell Billboard.biz that a federal court has ruled that there is no performance right for publishers and songwriters in a download. The decision came during a proceeding to determine royalty rates between ASCAP and digital services ...

  19. CRB To Reconsider Webcaster Rates

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Copyright Royalty Board will be reviewing objections to its recent decision over webcasting rates. "The Copyright Royalty Judges desire to hear the positions of each party on each of the issues raised in these motions," the judges wr ...

  20. DiMA Joins Webcaster Rate Challenge

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Add the Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) to the parties challenging the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) decision setting webcaster rates for streaming sound recordings. The trade group today (March 19) filed a motion for a re-hearing with the CRB. ...

  21. NPR Challenges Webcaster Rates

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT National Public Radio is challenging the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) decision setting webcasting rates, which the group says is damaging NPR's commitment to music discovery and education. NPR filed a motion late today (March 19) with ...

  22. ASCAP, Digital Services Kick Off Rate Proceedings

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what promises to be one of the most hotly contested copyright issues this year, the question of whether downloading a song means that there is a "public performance" of a composition is now officially for a federal court judge in New ...

  23. Survey: Internet Expanding Musical Tastes, Boosting Industry

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Digital Media Assn. released a new survey today (Jan. 3) showing that digital music consumers listen to more music, purchase and listen to more new music, talk more about music and attend more concerts since they first began listening to, or p ...

  24. NMPA, DiMA Offer Digital Licensing Solution

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Presented in hearing held by House Subcommittee. The National Music Publishers' Assn. and the Digital Media Assn. have come up with a proposed solution to streamline the licensing of compositions for audio-only digital deliveries of music. A ...

  25. Groups Differ Over Webcasting Royalty Rates

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The debate over royalty rates for non-interactive webcasts is heating up. Two major groups -- one representing webcasters and one representing record labels and recording artists -- filed vastly diffe WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The debate over royalty ra ...

  26. Groups Differ Over Webcasting Royalty Rates

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label/artists vs. webcasters. The debate over webcasting royalty rates is heating up. Two major groups-one representing webcasters, and one representing record labels and recording artists--filed vastly different recommendations with the new Copyr ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Copyright Office Proposes License Reform Bill

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Would abolish the compulsory mechanical license. The Copyright Office offered a proposed bill June 21 to House subcommittee leaders that would abolish the compulsory mechanical license for cover recordings and could transform performing right orga ...

  31. MUSIC BIZ MEETS MR. SMITH IN WASHINGTON

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America, ASCAP, BMI, the National Music Publishers’ Assn., the Digital Media Assn. and six other music and music-user groups are involved in meetings with Rep. Lamar The Recording Industry Assn. of America, ASCAP, B ...

  32. Behind the Deal: Digital Music Licensing Hearing

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Representatives for music publishers, songwriters, labels and digital media companies testified before members of Congress March 8 discussing their views on necessary changes to the Copyright Act's co Representatives for music publishers, son ...

  33. Behind the Deal: Digital Music Licensing Hearing

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Representatives for music publishers, songwriters, labels and digital media companies testified before members of Congress March 8 discussing their views on necessary changes to the Copyright Act's co Representatives for music publishers, son ...

  34. NMPA Mulls Blanket License For Sub Services

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The head of the National Music Publishers' Assn. told House lawmakers yesterday (March 8) that the group is open to licensing changes and has entered into discussions with labels and online companies The head of the National Music Publishers& ...

  35. DiMA, SoundExchange Seek Stay On Royalty Rate

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Media Assn. and SoundExchange, which collects digital performance royalties for recording companies and artists, have jointly proposed to the U.S. Copyright Office that Internet radio roya WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Digital Media Assn. (D ...

  36. DiMA, SoundExchange Seek Stay On Royalty Rate

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) and SoundExchange, which collects digital performance royalties for recording companies and artists, have jointly proposed to the U.S. Copyright Office that Internet rad The Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) and SoundExchan ...

  37. House To Re-Examine DMCA Digital Royalty Issue

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House copyright panel will soon announce an oversight hearing to review a section of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that deals with the performance right for digital sound recordin WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House copyright panel wi ...

  38. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  39. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. The political imperatives of lawmakers require them to be back home much of the time during a presidential campaign year, and attendance a WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The second session of the ...

  40. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  41. CERTA Launches Ratings, Labeling Campaign

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lobbying group designates June as awareness month. The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) is hoping to turn retailers' attention to entertainment ratings and labeling systems by declaring that June will be "Ente ...

  42. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, will meet with members of Congress April 20 to drum up support to combat entertainment piracy. WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Co ...

  43. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  44. CERTA Plans Meeting On Capitol Hill

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) -- a new body comprising leading music and movie trade groups -- will hold its first joint activity April 20 on Capitol Hill. The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations ...

  45. CERTA Plans Meeting On Capitol Hill

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) -- a new body comprising leading music and movie trade groups -- will hold its first joint activity April 20 on Capitol Hill. The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations ...

  46. Entertainment Trade Groups Join Forces

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). C ...

  47. Entertainment Trade Groups Join Forces

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). Five major entertaiment trade bodies have teamed to form the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA). C ...