Lobbying

  1. Business Matters: Lobbying, Spending Heat Up Before Universal/EMI Senate Hearing

    June 20, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Lobbying Heats Up Before Universal/EMI Senate Hearing -- Stakeholders have been spending and strategizing ahead of Thursday's Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Universal $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Music's recorded-music divis ...

  2. Universal Music Group spent $790K lobbying in 3Q

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group, the major recording company that belongs to Vivendi SA of France, spent $790,000 in the third quarter to lobby the federal government on a bill that would pay performers and labels for songs played over the radio, among othe ...

  3. Music Biz Activists Heading To Washington For Grammys On The Hill

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music industry activists will take their message to Congress in Washington, D.C., this year during the Grammys on the Hill Awards and Advocacy Day, to be held on April 14 and April 15, respectively. For the award presentation on April 14, two-time ...

  4. RIAA Spent $2.8M Lobbying Feds

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recording industry's trade group spent nearly $2.8 million pumping up the volume on its lobbying on Capitol Hill last year. The Washington-based Recording Industry Association of America lobbied on a bill to limit fees charged to Internet ...

  5. Universal Music Lobbied On Royalties

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group spent $350,000 in the second half of 2007 to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form. The firm lobbied on intellectual property protection and theft, copyright royalties, various appropriations bills and ...

  6. The Publisher's Place

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lobbying European lawmakers is not a typical role for the American music industry. This could change after publishers discover a hidden gem in a European Commission proposal offered to promote online Lobbying European lawmakers is not a typical ro ...

  7. U.K.'s PPL Forms New Government Relations Role

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dominic McGonigal will coordinate PPL's lobbying efforts in his new role as director of government relations. LONDON -- British collecting society PPL has created a new position, director of government relations, who will coordinate the organ ...

  8. BMR Appoints New Director General

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British Music Rights (BMR), the lobbying body for author/publisher interests, has appointed Emma Pike as director general, with effect from early September British Music Rights (BMR), the lobbying body for author/publisher interests, has appointed ...

  9. Report: RealNetworks' Glaser Wants Digital Alliance

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Founder lobbying Apple on compatibility issue. Founder lobbying Apple on compatibility issue. News ...

  10. Senate Wants Indecency Bill On Fast Track

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artist lobbyists strongly oppose. Recording artist lobbyists strongly oppose. News ...