Music publisher

  1. UKMusic Launches To Represent British Biz

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new organization, UKMusic, has launched with the support of eight trade bodies from the U.K. music industry. UKMusic officially began work on Sept. 25 after British Music Rights (BMR) - which represented the views of composers and songwriters to ...

  2. NYC Mayor Bloomberg Fetes AIMP

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a proclamation honoring the Association of Independent Music Publishers. Deputy Mayor Haeda Mihaltses will present the proclamation during a luncheon on June 18. Other speakers and attendees at the funct ...

  3. A Middle Ground For Performance Royalties?

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A pair of recording artists voiced centrist positions on the issue of proposed performance royalties for terrestrial radio stations March 7 at the Country Radio Seminar. John Rich, of duo Big & Rich, appeared to favor radio paying a sound reco ...

  4. Royalty Discussions To The Fore At CMW

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The value of music and the rate radio in Canada should pay for it have been among the hot topics at Canadian Music Week in Toronto. "It is allegedly 2008 and we're still discussing whether radio gathers value from music," says David ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Universal Music Publishing, Sony BMG Enter Digital Pact

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group and Sony BMG Music Entertainment have entered into an unprecedented deal regarding digital royalties for the publisher in Southeast Asia and India. "For many years, digital music resellers have been challenged ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. UMPG To Unveil Online Royalty Tracking

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group will be rolling out an online portal for its songwriters and other customers to track and analyze their royalties. The publisher calls the new system RoyaltyWindow.com. UMPG chairman/CEO David Renzer, who is in Can ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Bakshi Rises At BMI

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) has elevated Brandon Bakshi to executive director, writer/publisher relations, Europe and Asia. Bakshi, who directs the activities of BMI's London office, continues to take duties for liaising with the performing ri ...

  11. MCPS-PRS Strikes Accord With YouTube

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance has become the first collecting society outside the U.S. to strike a license deal with YouTube. The U.K. agreement, unveiled today, applies to more than 10 million works available through YouTube, including music ...

  12. Windswept CEO Joins ASCAP Board

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) board of directors has elected Evan Medow as director. He currently serves as president and CEO at Windswept. Medow helped found Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co. in 1988. He serv ...

  13. HFA To Use Audible Magic

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency has signed up to use Audible Magic's technology to begin collecting royalties on user-submitted content. HFA will register its database of music with the tech company's sound recording fingerprinting technology. Serv ...

  14. Labels, Artists Move For Terrestrial Performance Right

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Record label and artist groups are gearing up to lobby Congress for a performing right over terrestrial radio. Sources say that the groups now laying the groundwork for the push are the RIAA, the American Assn. of Independent Music (A2IM), the Rec ...

  15. Callaghan To Head AMPAL

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based singer songwriter Mark Callaghan has been appointed GM of the Australian Music Publishers Assn. Limited (AMPAL). He takes over from Nick Hampton, who retired this year. Callaghan was previously GM at Shock Music Publishing. Prior to t ...

  16. NMPA Extends Israelite's Term

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT David Israelite, president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn., has accepted a contract extension to continue leading the organization through 2010. The 18-member NMPA board of directors, made up of executives with indie and major mus ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Quincy Jones Moves Songs To Cherry Lane

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The legendary Quincy Jones has moved his music publishing catalog of more than 1,600 copyrights from major publisher Warner/Chappell Music to indie publisher Cherry Lane Music Publishing. Jones and the New York-based Cherry Lane signed a multi-yea ...

  19. King Crowned PRS Deputy Chairman

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music publisher takes role Jan. 1. Music publisher takes role Jan. 1. News ...

  20. Rich, James, Rutherford Top ASCAP Country Honors

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Brett James, Rivers Rutherford and SONY/ATV Music Publishing were among the top honorees at the 2006 ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Oct. 23 in Nashville. Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Bre ...

  21. Euro Societies May Compete With Publishers

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has ensured that collecting societies may enter the music publishing or record production business and may continue giving rebates to attract record company licensees. The European Commission has ensured that collecting soc ...

  22. Allen Klein To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Awards gala will be held on June 15 in New York City. The Songwriters Hall of Fame will be awarding the Abe Olman Publishers Award to Allen Klein, CEO of ABKCO Music & Records. The award, named after one of the founders, goes to a music publis ...

  23. The Orchard, Harry Fox Enter Agreement

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to ensure compliance, payment for indies. Digital distributor The Orchard and The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA) have entered a licensing arrangement for full, permanent digital downloads. "We have a responsibility to our labels and also t ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. U.K.'s MPA Strikes License Pact With Ad Biz

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's Music Publishers’ Assn. has forged an agreement with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising on a synchronization license for music. Britain's Music Publishers’ Assn. has forged an agreement with the Institute of Practiti ...

  26. Former U.K. Gov't Minister Joins PRS Board

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Estelle Morris becomes an external director. Former British government minister Estelle Morris has joined the governing board of U.K. authors rights body the Performing Right Society. The London-based PRS announced today (Sept. 13) that Morris had ...

  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. NMPA Elects New Board Members

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. has elected its board of directors. NEW YORK -- The National Music Publishers' Assn. has elected its board of directors. The directors, who will serve for the next two years, are Martin Bandier (EMI M ...

  30. The Publisher's Place

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. on June 13 emphasized its goals of protecting the rights of music publishers and songwriters, while warning of expected sweeping legislative changes in music licen The National Music Publishers' Assn. ...

  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: Licensing, Tracking and Paying Royalties for Recorded Music

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST As wireless delivery of music promises to be a big driver of entertainment revenue in the coming years, publishers, labels and artists are actively licensing their rights in music for digital entertai As wireless delivery of music promises to be a ...

  33. Sony/ATV To Administer KMG Catalog

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Worldwide deal includes more than 2,000 copyrights. Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville has signed a deal to handle worldwide administration of the catalog of new company KMG Entertainment. KMG is the venture started by veteran Nashville music pub ...

  34. Sony/ATV To Administer KMG Catalog

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Worldwide deal includes more than 2,000 copyrights. Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville has signed a deal to handle worldwide administration of the catalog of new company KMG Entertainment. KMG is the venture started by veteran Nashville music pub ...

  35. British Music Biz Wants More From U.S.

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." LONDON -- Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of th ...

  36. Nashville Vet Killen, Di Napoli Launch KMG

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran Nashville music publisher, producer and songwriter Buddy Killen has teamed up with artist manager/producer Christy Di Napoli to form KMG Entertainment in Nashville. Veteran Nashville music publisher, producer and songwriter Buddy Killen ha ...

  37. Nashville Vet Killen, Di Napoli Launch KMG

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran Nashville music publisher, producer and songwriter Buddy Killen has teamed up with artist manager/producer Christy Di Napoli to form KMG Entertainment in Nashville. Veteran Nashville music publisher, producer and songwriter Buddy Killen ha ...

  38. British United Front Takes On U.S.

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music se ...

  39. British United Front Takes On U.S.

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music se ...

  40. BMG Pub, Famous Renew Deal

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST BMG Music Publishing and Famous Music Publishing renewed their international subpublishing agreement, the companies announced Friday (Feb. 4). NEW YORK -- BMG Music Publishing and Famous Music Publishing renewed their international subpublishing a ...

  41. Israelite New NMPA President

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music publishers have reached inside the Bush administration to tap one of the most influential advocates on Capitol Hill for their team. NEW YORK -- Music publishers have reached inside the Bush administration to tap one of the most influential a ...

  42. Publishers Have An Option

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST MIDEM has been a traditional meeting place for music publishers -- especially independent publishers seeking foreign representation of their catalogs through subpublishers. Michael Closter is founder and president of Reach Global, a New York- and ...

  43. Sanders Leaves NMPA For Charity Post

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec joins Artists Against Hunger and Poverty. Longtime National Music Publishers' Assn. counsel/senior VP Charles Sanders has been named executive VP/director of Artists Against Hunger and Poverty (A2HP), the performing artist and songwriter ...

  44. U.K. Court Upholds Ruling On Addinsell Copyrights

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST British music publisher Novello & Co. Ltd. has lost its challenge to a High Court ruling that the company does not own the U.K. copyrights to 44 works of the late British composer Richard Addinsel LONDON -- British music publisher Novello ...

  45. The Digital Rights Bundle: Real Progress For Copyright Owners?

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music industry's first license for the digital performance of music over the Internet. Del Bryant is president/CEO of BMI. In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music ...

  46. PRS Taps Rich As Chairman

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Performing Right Society, the U.K. organization that collects public-performance license fees for composers, songwriters and music publishers, has named Independent Music Group CEO Ellis Rich as i The Performing Right Society, the U.K. organiz ...

  47. Kobalt Agrees To Represent ICG In Europe

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based music publisher Integrated Copyright Group, Inc. (ICG) has inked an exclusive European agreement with U.K.-based independent music publishing company Kobalt Music Group. Under the pact Nashville-based music publisher Integrated Cop ...

  48. Kobalt Agrees To Represent ICG In Europe.

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based music publisher Integrated Copyright Group, Inc. (ICG) has inked an exclusive European agreement with U.K.-based independent music publishing company Kobalt Music Group. Under the pact Nashville-based music publisher Integrated Cop ...

  49. IMMF, Kobalt Agree On Administration Template

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has struck an exclusive administration framework agreement with the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF). Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has stru ...

  50. IMMF, Kobalt Agree On Administration Template

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has struck an exclusive administration framework agreement with the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF). Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has stru ...

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