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  1. Annual NMPA Meeting Addresses Membership Benefits, Technological Advances, Songs as 'Hopes and Dreams'

    June 12, 2014 2:44 PM EDT While the U.S. music publishing industry may have generated an annual revenue of $2.21 billion in 2013, National Music Publishers Association president and CEO David Israelite estimated (at the organization's annual meeting on June 11) that i ...

  2. SESAC Parent Considers Acquisition of Harry Fox Agency (Exclusive)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Rizvi Traverse, the private equity firm owner of public performance rights organization SESAC, is planning a bid to acquire the Harry Fox Agency, the U.S. mechanical rights organization. HFA’s parent National Music Publishers Assn. is now planning ...

  3. First-Quarter Music Publishing Rankings: SONGS Surges Again

    May 12, 2014 12:38 PM EDT This is an expanded version of an article first published in the May 17th issue of Billboard Magazine . The first-quarter rankings for music-publishing royalties are in, and the most notable winners are Sony/ATV and SONGS. Although the former’s No ...

  4. After Judge's Ruling, Publishing Companies' Digital Rights Withdrawal Anything But Clear-Cut

    January 14, 2014 3:18 PM EST While the BMI website says that four of the five largest music publishing catalogs have withdrawn from BMI, sources tell Billboard that most of those publishers have reached a stand-still agreement with digital music services and BMI while they ...

  5. Morning Fix: Obama Inauguration Music Guide; Major Labels' HMV Rescue Plan; Myspace Rights Issue

    January 21, 2013 12:20 PM EST Subscribe to Billboard.biz's free Morning Fix email and other newsletters HERE OBAMA INAUGURATION MUSIC GUIDE: KATY PERRY, ALICIA KEYS, Q-TIP & MORE Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, ...

  6. Publishers Quarterly: Sony/ATV Denies Kobalt An Upset

    November 19, 2012 12:52 PM EST The third-quarter Publisher Airplay chart produced the most dramatic changes in the rankings since Billboard began its quarterly tracking of chart share for the top 100 songs in 2006. For the quarter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing was by far the to ...

  7. Morning Fix: C3's Brazil Expansion; Neil Diamond for Billboard Touring Conference; $18K Stones Tickets

    October 16, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters NEIL DIAMOND TO BE HONORED AT 2012 BILLBOARD TOURING AWARDS: Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of ...

  8. Michael S. Simon Named President/CEO Of Harry Fox Agency

    October 15, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Michael S. Simon has been promoted to president and CEO for the Harry Fox Agency, succeeding Gary Churgin, who is leaving the company. Simon, previously the organization's senior VP of business affairs/ general counsel/chief strategic officer ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt to Invest $100 Million in Advances, Copyrights

    October 09, 2012 7:47 PM EDT Kobalt to Invest $100 Million in Advances, Copyrights The Kobalt Music Group, via funds raised by Kobalt Capital Ltd, plans to invest $100 million over the next 12 months in paying advances and buying copyrights. Through its subsidiary Kobalt Capi ...

  10. Backbeat: Theophilus London Joins Kobalt, Orchard Execs at Nokia/Billboard Luncheon for U.S. Launch of Nokia Music

    September 19, 2012 7:00 AM EDT From left: Theophilus London, Nokia Music's Jyrki Rosenberg, manager Brendan Fallis and Warner Bros. Records' Lori Feldman check out the Nokia's new Nokia Music at Friday's luncheon celebrating the service's U.S. launch. O ...

  11. Morning Fix: Bob Dylan Streaming & Reopening; Spotify Unhitches Facebook; iPhone 5 Predictions

    September 05, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE now to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT BILLBOARD/THR FILM & TV MUSIC CONFERENCE: Christina Aguilera has been announced as a keynote speaker at the 2012 Billboard ...

  12. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Music, BMG Chrysalis, Pennywise, Harry Fox, LyricFind, Richard Stumpf

    July 18, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Bicycle Music Partners With Rolf Budde The Bicycle Music Company and its affiliates have partnered with Rolf Budde Muskverlag GmbH to acquire a catalog of songs that includes "The Letter," Always On My Mind," and "Pata Pata.&qu ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. NMPA's David Israelite To Congress: A More Efficient Mechanical Licensing System

    June 13, 2012 9:31 PM EDT National Music Publishers Assn. (NMPA) president/CEO David Israelite called for the U.S. Congress to fix section 115 of the U.S. Copyright Act so the industry can construct a more efficient mechanical licensing system during the organization' ...

  15. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Partners With Cutcraft, YouTube Signs Up More Publishers

    June 05, 2012 7:03 PM EDT Imagem Links With Cutcraft Music Group Imagem Music USA has signed a joint venture with the Cutcraft Music Group, which in turn has signed publishing deals with upcoming artists Chet Faker and V, also known as Veronica Bozeman, and writer/producer ...

  16. Nashville Knowledge: Billboard Country Music Summit To Examine Genre's Wild Success

    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Willie Nelson will do a live Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: David McClister) Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophi ...

  17. Billboard Power 100: Cameron Strang

    January 26, 2012 8:05 PM EST No. 58 Cameron Strang Chairman/CEO Warner/Chappell Music Twitter: @warnerchappell Since the mid-'90s, Cameron Strang had been a leading entrepreneur in independent music, the founder of both New West Records and Southside Independent Music Pu ...

  18. Billboard Power 100: Martin Bandier

    January 26, 2012 5:50 PM EST No. 4 Martin Bandier Chairman/CEO Sony/ATV Music Publishing The Publisher... S ince taking the helm of Sony/ATV Music Publishing in April 2007, Martin Bandier transformed the once-sleepy major publisher into a contender for every big deal that com ...

  19. NARM's Digitalmusic.org Names First Affiliate Partners

    December 06, 2011 2:00 PM EST Digitalmusic.org (DMO,) NARM's hub for digital music initiatives, announced their first Affiliate Partners earlier today. They are: the American Association of Independemnt Music (A2IM), the American Foundation of Television and Radio Artists ...

  20. Billboard Women In Music 2011: List of Nominees

    December 02, 2011 1:30 PM EST At Billboard's Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year, Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was again topped by by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Gr ...

  21. YouTube, NMPA Reach 'Unprecedented' Deal to Pay Independent Music Publishers

    November 17, 2011 6:11 PM EST The independent music publisher agreement with YouTube first reported in August is finally ready to be implemented, according to the National Music Publishers' Association. Advance payments are expected to follow shortly. In anticipation of p ...

  22. Publishing Briefs: HFA Inks Deal With BFM, Imagem Signs Hesta Prynn And more

    October 19, 2011 8:49 PM EDT HFA Inks New Deal With BFM Digital -- The Harry Fox Agency has reached an agreement to provide technology-driven rights management solutions to independent music distributor BFM Digital. In addition to clearing songs, which HFA has been doing for ...

  23. National Music Publishers' Assoc. Resolves Copyright Lawsuit With YouTube

    August 17, 2011 4:49 PM EDT The National Music Publishers' Association has resolved its copyright infringement lawsuit with YouTube, although details are not yet being made available. According to an announcement from the NMPA, thanks to the resolution, "music publ ...

  24. Harry Fox Agency Inks Deal With Spotify For Publishing Licensing, And More

    July 18, 2011 7:33 PM EDT The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) has entered into a publishing licensing, administration and management agreement with Spotify to clear mechanical publishing rights for the digital music service. Under the agreement, Spotify will utilize HFA's end- ...

  25. Pub Briefs: Bug Lands Sugar Hill Catalog; Harry Fox Offers Discount; Plus, Danzig!

    May 25, 2011 4:23 PM EDT --Bug Music has entered into an exclusive agreement to administer the rights to Sugar Hill Records' music publishing catalog, which is comprised of 600 songs in the country, bluegrass and Americana genres. The rosters at Sugar Hill Records� ...

  26. Publishing Briefs: Eric Benet Signs Management Deal With Primary Wave

    May 05, 2011 9:49 PM EDT Eric Benet Inks Management Deal With Primary Wave -- Grammy Nominated R&B singer Eric Benet has signed a management deal with New York City-based Primary Wave Talent Management ( PrimaryWaveMusic.com ). This new management deal reunites Benet ...

  27. Harry Fox Agency, Songtrust Cut Adminstrative Deal

    March 30, 2011 7:30 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) and Songtrust, Downtown Music's publishing administration service for indie artists, have cut a deal whereby HFA will supply back-office support for the collection and distribution of royalties. What's more, th ...

  28. Royalty Trust: RightsFlow CEO Patrick Sullivan Answers FAQs

    March 18, 2011 12:00 PM EDT When you secure licenses on behalf of clients, they're sometimes issued in your name, not the client's. If such a client switches to another licensing service provider, would they have to relicense those works? We allow the licensee to h ...

  29. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt, Harry Fox, Cooking Vinyl, Imagem, Fig, Eastbeach, BMG, Notable, Jimmy Webb, Primary Wave

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Kobalt Grows Its Business In a move to expand its business platform beyond music publishing, the Kobalt Music Group has added new capabilities, including the administration and marketing of master recordings, synch rights and neighboring rights, a ...

  30. Publishing Briefs: Primary Wave Music, Kobalt Music Group, The Harry Fox Agency and more

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST -- In separate deals, Primary Wave Music is partnering with artist/radio personality/online marketing exec Scott "DJ Skee" Keeney , and pop/urban producers Ryan & Smitty . Primary Wave has signed DJ Skee to a management contract and ...

  31. Business Matters: Jack White, DDEX, Spotify and more

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Jack White On Limited Edition Vinyl -- Jack White’s Third Man Records releases limited edition vinyl. Some pieces of vinyl end up on eBay and can sell for hundreds of dollars. So, Third Man recent ...

  32. Publishing Briefs: Jon Bon Jovi, Primary Wave, Bug and more

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Jon Bon Jovi has renewed an administration agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group, with a new long-term, exclusive worldwide agreement. In addition to overseeing the superstar's extensive catalog, the deal covers future works. -- ...

  33. Report: Google Music Store Talks Have 'Accelerated'

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google is in “accelerated” talks regarding the launch of its Google Music Store, according to the New York Post. One aspect of those talks are said to be discussions with Harry Fox Agency, which the Post sees as a sign that discussions with labels ...

  34. Business Matters: MP3Tunes, We7, Live Nation, Sonfile and more

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- MP3Tunes has launched an initiative called “Buy Anywhere, Listen Anywhere.” This means MP3Tunes will allow its users to buy music from the download store of their choice and play the tracks on MP3Tunes software on any device. So, for example, y ...

  35. Publishing Briefs: HFA, Cherry Lane, Bluewater Music and More

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Harry Fox Agency will provide administration services to MediaNet, ensuring that the digital service provider is properly licensed and can make timely and accurate royalty payments and reports to copyright owners. "Both HFA's lice ...

  36. Publishing Briefs: The Harry Fox Agency, SACEM Elects Board Of Directors

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Harry Fox Agency has entered into a ringtone licensing agreement to handle the rintone licensing for Zed , a mobile content provider that offers ringtones to 40 million wireless users in the United States. The agreement covers ringtones off ...

  37. @NARM: A2IM's Bengloff, HFA's Simon Sound Off At Law Conference

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While the major labels and the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) have agreed and are implementing their late fee settlement, A2IM president Rich Bengloff said he is thankful that the music publishers realized that one size doesn't ...

  38. Ad-Supported Guvera To Launch in U.S. on March 30

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ad-supported music service Guvera announced at its New York City launch party that it will launch in the U.S. on March 30. The Australia-based company also announced at the Feb. 18 event that it has licensing deals with INgrooves, BMI, the Harry F ...

  39. Publishers Score Legal Win Against Motive Force

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Motive Force LLC and its owner Sean Colombo are permanently enjoined by a Federal Court order from using unlicensed song lyrics in connection with their own Web sites, like LyricWiki.org, or supplying them to other Web sites or software applicatio ...

  40. Briefs: 50 Cent, Harry Fox, Rocket Science, Jordin Sparks

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- 50 Cent 's "Before I Self Destruct" album, due next Tuesday (Nov. 16) on G-Unit/Shady Records/Aftermath/Interscope, is now available as an exclusive at iTunes until its physical release. -- The Harry Fox Agency will provide the 3 ...

  41. Publishing Briefs: Bug Music, Songfile, Muzak

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music has hit the top 100 rankings of Inc. magazine's 500 fastest-growing privately-held companies. The company was acknowledged for its 1,564.5% three-year growth to $77 million in revenues in its most recent fiscal year. It was also the ...

  42. Publishing Briefs: Marilyn Manson, Music Reports, HFA

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In three separate administration agreements, the Bicycle Music Company has landed exclusive rights to 100% of the songs included on the Marilyn Manson album 'The High End of Low', released May 26 on Interscope Records. The administrat ...

  43. Publishing Briefs: EMI Christian Music Group, Lamont Dozier

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The EMI Christian Music Group will make its 35,000-song catalog available through the Harry Fox Agency for licensing to digital services that provide limited digital downloads and/or interactive streams. "The scale of licensing for online ...

  44. EMI Captures Largest U.S. Airplay Share In Q2

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing Group snared the largest share of U.S. radio airplay for the second consecutive quarter, maintaining a commanding lead of more than three percentage points in the second quarter over runner-up Sony/ATV Music Publishing. During ...

  45. Publishing Briefs: Harry Fox, Extreme, Primary Wave

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The Harry Fox Agency has cut a deal to provide royalty administration services to Napster. HFA will calculate and distribute mechanical royalties to publishers for Napster's subscription music service and will provide copyright research se ...

  46. Special: Celebrating Songs For 40 Years

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When the members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame convene for its annual gala award dinner on June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, attendees will celebrate not just a stellar group of inductees but also the organization's 40th an ...

  47. Industry, Educators Connect On Licensing

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) and the Music Publishers Association (MPA) have reached a collaboration with the National Association for Music Education (MENC) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) to connect America's music educator ...

  48. Harry Fox Agency Enhances eSongs Management Application

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) has enhanced its eSongs online publisher catalog management application. The update now has the ability to accept file uploads, which will speed the processing of larger catalog changes. Esong, which became operational i ...

  49. Members of War Declare One On Former Bandmate

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four surviving members of '70s funk group War dropped a bomb today on former bandmate Lonnie Jordan and others, demanding more than $1 million in damages and a ruling that will stop Jordan from promoting his band in a way that confuses fans i ...

  50. Rockhouse, HFA Sign Mechanical Deal

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rockhouse Live Media Production has entered into a mechanical licensing arrangement with the Harry Fox Agency's Express Live, a licensing system designed for the on-site and online concert recording market. Express Live provides the required ...

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