Peermusic

  1. NMPA Targets Unlicensed Lyric Sites, Rap Genius Among 50 Sent Take-Down Notices

    November 11, 2013 1:30 PM EST The National Music Publishers Association on Monday fired an opening salvo at lyric sites that it believes have not obtained licenses to publish those lyrics, including Rap Genius, a high-flying New York startup that last year landed a $15 ...

  2. Peermusic, Bug, Warner, Others Win $6.6 Million in LiveUniverse Lyrics Lawsuit

    October 11, 2012 4:51 PM EDT Michael Jackson once sang, "You can't win / You can't break even/ And you can't get out of the game." With that in mind, a group of music publishers including Peermusic, Bug Music and Warner Chappell Music has won $6.6 mil ...

  3. Peter Gabriel's CueSongs Scores Synchs With Three Major Corporations

    April 27, 2012 2:33 PM EDT Screen shot of CueSongs' prcing page -- and they do bespoke! Three global brands are among the first users of CueSongs, the one-stop online music-licensing service co-founded by U.K. superstar Peter Gabriel in January and targeted at the burg ...

  4. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Interest In Billie Holliday Catalog, Downtown Signs Admin Deal With MRI

    February 16, 2012 6:26 PM EST Bicycle Music Acquires Interest in Billie Holliday Catalog The Bicycle Music Company has acquired a substantial interest in Billie Holiday publishing catalog as well as her master recordings, name, likeness and image rights. As a songwriter, Billi ...

  5. Peermusic Signs Five-Year Deal With CEMCA Records

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic has signed a five-year joint-venture digital distribution agreement with CEMCA Records, the new label associated with the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. Via its digital distributor Digital Pressure, the independent publisher will ...

  6. MCPS Finances Hit By Interest Rate Slump

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The sudden fall in interest rates has forced the U.K.'s Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) to implement a far-reaching review of operations in order to cut costs. Speaking at the Music Publishers Association (MPA) annual general m ...

  7. Maximizing Opportunities For Music In Advertising

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A better approach to partnerships between advertisers and artists as both become increasingly important to the other was a main focus of the "Getting Your Music in Ads – and Getting Paid for It" panel at the Music & Advertising confe ...

  8. Peermusic Signs Hitmaker Hoffmann

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hamburg-based music publisher Peermusic has signed one of Germany's most successful composers and producers, Peter Hoffmann and his publishing company Capellmeister Musikverlag. Hoffmann is credited with discovering and producing German band ...

  9. MIDEM Day 2: Indies Take On MySpace Music

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three days after MySpace Music president Courtney Holt reached out to the indies during his MidemNet keynote, the independent sector was still voicing its concern over terms during MIDEM. Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin, which represents 12,000 indi ...

  10. MIDEM Unveils Publishing Summit

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST MIDEM will launch its inaugural International Publishing Summit next month, in association with the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP). It will be staged Jan. 20 as part of the MIDEM international music market at the Palais des ...

  11. Peermusic Inks Exclusive With UK Hitmaker

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic, the independent music publishing company based in Richmond, Calif., has signed a long-term exclusive worldwide publishing deal with UK-based songwriter/producer Steve Mac. The deal encompasses Mac's Rokstone catalogue, including hi ...

  12. Peermusic Acquires Half Of Unisono Musica

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic has acquired a 50% worldwide ownership interest in Spanish independent publisher Unisono Musica. The purchase price was not disclosed. Madrid-based Unisono Musica's catalog contains over 800 titles, including bands such as Mago de O ...

  13. Peermusic Signs Trevi

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic has signed Mexican pop idol Gloria Trevi to a worldwide, multi-album co-publishing deal. The association with peermusic begins with Trevi's 2007 album on Univision Records, "Una Rosa Blu," which went to No. 9 on Billboard& ...

  14. Panel Debates The Economics Of Music Publishing

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST While publishing assets may trade at high multiples, net publisher's share (NPS) is not the sole criteria used in deciding to make an acquisition, according to music publishers on a panel at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium. "Yo ...

  15. Peermusic, MCPS-PRS, SGAE Forge Euro Alliance

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leading independent music publisher Peermusic today used the platform of Midem to unveil a pan-European online and mobile licensing accord with Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance and Spanish society SGAE. Through the agreement, SGAE will represent P ...

  16. Peermusic Signs McLaren

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Peermusic has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Malcolm McLaren, songwriter, producer, artist and founder of new wave band Bow Wow Wow. The deal includes all new works written by McLaren and most of his back catalog. Titles that pee ...

  17. Peermusic Acquires RMM Catalogs

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes songs from Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz. Peermusic has acquired the worldwide copyright to all the works of Caribbean Waves and Crossing Borders Music, the catalogs once affiliated with tropical indie powerhouse RMM Records. Peer acquire ...

  18. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of Peermusic's European group. He has served for 13 years as European president of the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of Peermusic's Europea ...

  19. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to the post of chairman of Peermusic's European group. He served for the past 13 years as European president for the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of peermu ...

  20. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to the post of chairman of Peermusic's European group. He served for the past 13 years as European president for the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of peermu ...