Mechanical license

  1. RightsFlow Acquired by Google

    December 09, 2011 3:22 PM EST RightsFlow has been acquired by Google, according to a note posted on the site by the company president and CEO Patrick Sullivan. The note is vague on details, so it is unclear how the move will impact the company's relationships with other d ...

  2. RightsFlow Builds A Business Around Clearing Song Rights

    March 18, 2011 12:00 PM EDT When it launched in the fall of 2007, RightsFlow comprised four people working out of the living room of president/CEO Patrick Sullivan's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side.Today, the company has established itself as a disruptive ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: ASCAP, Rod Stewart, RightsFlow, Wolfgang's Vault, Imagem Music and more

    March 03, 2011 5:15 PM EST -- ASCAP will honor Rod Stewart at its 28th Annual Pop Music Awards, to be held April 27 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Stewart will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award at the invitation-only gala, which will also honor ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. RightsFlow, Rhapsody Ink Deal

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT RightsFlow will provide bulk mechanical licensing and administration and reporting support for online music subscription service Rhapsody. “This partnership further enhances our ability to efficiently clear the mechanical rights for our catalog, e ...

  6. Publishing Briefs: AFTRA, SoundExchange, Harry Fox, Ultra and More

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- In yet another move to expand royalty payments, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) will help SoundExchange to identify and distribute royalties due to its members. Starting today, June 2, AFTRA, will begin ...

  7. @MIDEM: RightsFlow, PRS For Music Sign Deal

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST RightsFlow, which provides mechanical licensing for labels and digital service providers, has signed a deal to identify and license PRS for Music works for mechanical uses in the U.S. Since digital service providers began paying for streaming, sub ...

  8. Kontor New Media Partners With RightsFlow

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kontor New Media, a European digital distributor of independent music and movies, has cut a deal that allows its distributed lines to use New York-based RightsFlow for mechanical licensing, accounting and royalty payment services. By offering labe ...

  9. RightsFlow Closes Round Of Funding

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT RightsFlow, a provider of mechanical licensing, accounting and royalty payment services for companies that sell or distribute music worldwide, has completed a $1.5 million Series A financing round with Originate Ventures of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ...

  10. Australasian Societies Sign With RightsFlow

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australasian Performing Right Association and sister organization the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society has struck a digital royalty collecting accord with RightsFlow, the N.Y.-based bulk mechanical licensing, royalty services and a ...

  11. E1 In Deal With RightsFlow

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT E1 Entertainment Distribution has signed a deal that will allow its labels to use RightsFlow, a provider of bulk mechanical licensing, royalty services and accounting. "Partnering with RightsFlow allows E1 to provide its distributed labels wi ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. RightsFlow Inks New Indie Deals

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST RightsFlow has signed on three new clients for its Outsourced Music Licensing system, FLOW: CAM, Creazioni Artistiche Musicale, an independent record label and music publisher based in Rome; La Cupula Music, or House Of Music, an independent digit ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. HFA Eases Songfile Licensing

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency has upgraded its Songfile online mechanical licensing service to accommodate requests for smaller uses. Companies and individuals may now license compositions for as few as 25 units -- CDs, DPDs (e.g., downloads) and other for ...

  16. Karaoke Device Required Synch License

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST A federal Court of Appeals in California yesterday handed a big win to music publishers and a big loss to karaoke companies. The court held that a compulsory mechanical license does not include the right to print or display song lyrics in real tim ...

  17. CMRRA, CRIA Strike New Licensing Agreement

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. and the Canadian Recording Industry Association have entered into a new mechanical licensing agreement that will run through 2012. The deal, which was concluded after a lengthy negotiation, will ...

  18. MCPS Launches License For Small Biz, Individuals

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MCPS, the U.K. mechanical rights collecting society, has launched a new license for small businesses and consumers who want to press their own physical copies of copyright-protected music. The Limited Manufacture Licence is targeted at schools, we ...

  19. HFA Halts Negotiations With MusicNet

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a letter obtained by Billboard.biz, the Harry Fox Agency notified MusicNet late yesterday (Dec. 12) that it is withdrawing its proposed license for interactive streams from the service, which supplies music for Microsoft, MTV, Yahoo! and others ...

  20. Compulsory Licenses Cover Ringtones

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Decision is a victory for record labels. The Copyright Office has decided that compositions used for ringtones may be subject to a compulsory license. The decision is a victory for record labels that want to offer ringtone operators the master rig ...

  21. CRB: Ringtone Licenses A Copyright Office Decision

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Board refers compulsory license question. Whether a publisher must license a composition for ringtones or master ringtones under a compulsory license is now a question for the Copyright Office. The Copyright Royalty Board referred the question to ...

  22. Harry Fox, BMG Columbia House Enter Licensing Deal

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Follows HFA's objection to proposed settlement. The Harry Fox Agency has entered into a mechanical licensing deal for record clubs with BMG Columbia House, the largest U.S. direct-to-customer distributor of music and movies. The deal follows ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Behind the Deal: Setting European Mechanical Rates

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European mechanical royalty rates are not negotiated individually or set by law as they are set in the United States, where rates for the first recording and release of songs are negotiated between th European mechanical royalty rates are not nego ...

  26. Indies Need Options Under Compulsory License Reform: The Case for Competition

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The bitter struggle between music publishers and digital music services over the rates and terms of publishing licenses for online use has caught the attention of Congress -- so much so that an oversi Les Watkins is VP of business affairs and busi ...

  27. Notable News

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Digital music services urge Congress to make changes in the Copyright Act's compulsory mechanical license provision. Read Susan Butler's column. Digital music services urge Congress to make changes in the Copyright Act's compulsory ...

  28. HFA Streamlines Live-CD Licensing

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Companies that want to make CDs or digital files of concerts available right after the show can now streamline the mechanical licensing process, which has presented hurdles for promoters in the past. Companies that want to make CDs or digital file ...

  29. HFA Streamlines Live-CD Licensing

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Companies that want to make CDs or digital files of concerts available right after the show can now streamline the mechanical licensing process, which <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archives Companies that want to make CDs or dig ...

  30. Harry Fox Agency Developing Live-Concert CD Licensing Program

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency Inc. (HFA) is developing a program to pre-license its repertoire to companies that record and manufacture CDs of live concert performances on-site, according to HFA senior VP/gene NEW YORK -- The Harry Fox Agency Inc. (HFA) is ...

  31. Harry Fox Hits Administration Landmark

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency announced today (Feb. 19) that it has reached a new administration milestone of 5 million individual mechanical licenses. The Harry Fox Agency announced today (Feb. 19) that it has reached a new administration milestone of 5 m ...