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  1. Future Of Music Coalition Sets Annual Summit

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington Univ ...

  2. Future Of Music Coalition Sets Annual Summit

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington Univ ...

  3. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  4. Senator Calls For 'Pay For Play' Probe

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday (March 9) calling on the the agency to begin a probe of Òpay for playÓ schemes at radio. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., sent a letter to the Federal ...

  5. Senate Bill Would Let FCC Fine Artists

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Senate Commerce Committee today (March 9) passed legislation that would give the Federal Communications Commission authority to fine recording artists or other figures up to $500,000 for knowingly The Senate Commerce Committee today (March 9) ...

  6. Clear Channel Pays Record Fine for 'Love Sponge' Broadcast

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Communications paid the largest-ever single fine for an indecent broadcast last Thursday when it wrote a $755,000 check to the U.S. Treasury for a broadcast of the "Bubba the Love Sponge WASHINGTON--Clear Channel Communications ...

  7. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  8. Clear Channel Pays Record Indecency Fine

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel today (March 4) paid a record $755,000 fine to the Federal Communications Commission for indecent material aired on Todd "Bubba the Love Sponge" Clem's show, which aired on WXTB (98 Rock Clear Channel today (March 4) p ...

  9. McCain Urges FCC 'Proactivity' On Indecency Issues

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Republican Sen. John McCain urged the Federal Communications Commission to be "far more proactive" in addressing indecency issues and warned against media industry consolidation at a recent press even NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter)--R ...

  10. AFTRA At Odds With Clear Channel's Contract Plans

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel's plan to revise all of its radio air personality contracts to include provisions that the DJs share in the financial penalties for any indecency violations isn't sitting well with the A Clear Channel's plan to revise ...

  11. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  12. Clear Channel Pulls Stern From Six Channels

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) as the nation's largest radio station group made good on its promise to clean up the airwaves. Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) a ...

  13. Clear Channel Fires DJ, Addresses Decency Standards

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST One day after saying it fired popular Florida radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge, Clear Channel Communications said today (Feb. 25) it adopted new "decency" standards to make sure that material i One day after saying it fired popula ...

  14. Congress Targeting Piracy, Obscenity Issues

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Expect a House subcommittee markup within the month of an industry bill that will put the screws to hard-goods pirates and counterfeiters who use state-of-the-art holograms and authentication componen WASHINGTON--Expect a House subcommittee markup ...

  15. Senator McCain Proposes Low-Power FM Stations

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A top Senate lawmaker says he will introduce legislation soon to authorize the creation of hundreds of low power FM (LPFM) stations across the country that proponents say could revolutionize the diver A top Senate lawmaker says he will introduce l ...

  16. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...

  17. House Panel OKs Indecency-Fine Increase

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A House panel today (Feb. 13) marked up a bill that would increase broadcast fines for indecency. The bill has been sent to the full House Commerce Committee for approval. A House panel today (Feb. 13) marked up a bill that would increase broadcas ...

  18. Jackson Class-Action Suit Withdrawn

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-action lawsuit against Janet Jackson and others over the singer's breast-baring incident during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1. A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-a ...

  19. FCC Chief Calls Halftime Show 'A New Low'

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday that the Super Bowl halftime show was "a new low for prime-time television." The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday th ...

  20. Broadcast Indecency Hearings Set For Wednesday

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST FCC commissioners called to Senate and House. FCC commissioners called to Senate and House. News ...

  21. Broadcast Indecency Hearings Set For Wednesday

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell and the body's four commissioners are slated to serve as witnesses tomorrow (Feb. 10) at hearings in both the Senate and the House on tougher Federal Communications Commission chairman ...

  22. Lawmakers Set To Mull Indecency Issues

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry may benefit from the short election-cycle session of the 104th Congress. The hot topics will be indecency, pay-for-play/payola, media consolidation and the alleged role of peer-to-p WASHINGTON, D.C.--The common wisdom in this ci ...

  23. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appearance during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1 may swiftly move into the courtroom. LOS ANGELES-- The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appe ...

  24. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  25. Janet, Justin, CBS, MTV Hit With Lawsuit

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Knoxville, Tenn., woman has filed a federal class-action suit against Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, CBS, MTV and the networks' corporate parent, Viacom, over Jackson's breast-baring performance A Knoxville, Tenn., woman has filed a ...

  26. FCC Chairman 'Outraged' Over Superbowl Halftime

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell has called for "an immediate investigation" of an incident during the MTV-produced half-time show at last night's (Feb. 1) Super Bowl in Houst Federal Communications Commissi ...

  27. FCC Chairman 'Outraged' Over Superbowl Halftime

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell has called for "an immediate investigation" of an incident during the MTV-produced half-time show at last night's (Feb. 1) Super Bowl in Houst Federal Communications Commissi ...

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